Why Kashmiris Boycott Indian Independence Day?

SRINAGAR: India’s Independence Day may no longer bring in harsher military restrictions yet it continues to be a “consensus shutdown” in Kashmir. Not any years ago, the day would haunt Waheed, a 29-year-old Kashmiri used to sell provisions near the heavily fortified Bakhshi Stadium in Srinagar, before his shift to his present homecare business. Due […]

Police Vehicle Ambushed, 3 killed

SRINAGAR: Two policemen, guarding an officer, and a cabdriver were killed when suspected militants attacked a police vehicle at Pampore Wednesday night. The DySP from 11th Battalion IRP Abdul Hamid according to sources escaped unhurt while two of his guards including Head Constable Muhammad Yaqoob and constable Me’rajudin sustained injuries. They were shifted to SMHS […]

Carjacking troubles I-Day security

SRINAGAR: Suspected militants have high-jacked a car on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Police Wednesday said a three-tier security blanket has been put in place ahead of the Indian Independence Day on Friday. Meanwhile elaborate security arrangements have been made across the state particularly around Bakhshi Stadium in Kashmir Valley, where the main function of India’s Independence Day […]

Kulgam college protests ‘forced’ I-Day rehearsal

SRINGAR: Situation turned ugly in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district when after the completion of full-dress rehearsal of I-Day celebration of India, students from Degree College Kulgam staged a protest demonstration while alleging that the “rehearsal as the biggest hindrance in their classwork.” However, district and police administration said that students protested against the college administration […]

Now, Police tracks WhatsApp, 3 group admins booked

SRINAGAR: Police booked three WhatsApp group admins for airing rumours and fabricated information to the people. Police has registered FIRs under section 66/IT Act bearing numbers 163/2014 in P S Budgam, 217/2014 in Police Station Baramulla and 198 /2014 in P S Pulwama and booked three WhatsApp group admins Javed Ahmad, Syed Tahir Bukhari and […]

Pak HC Summons Separatists to Delhi

SRINAGAR:  Separatist camp here has been invited to New Delhi ahead of the foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. According to the KNS, the separatist leadership here including Huriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been invited to Pakistan High Commission at New Delhi on August 19. Mirwaiz when contacted confirmed the […]

Congress says will not compromise on 73rd amendment, refugeesÂ’ issue

Srinagar: After the state Congress chief Saif-ud-din Soz trained guns on ruling National Conference accusing it of having lack of coordination within the party, Congress is all set to harden its stand with its high command asking it not to compromise at all. Sources said that the state Congress has asked its council of ministers […]

Islamabad turns into fortress ahead of I-Day Marches

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of riot police sealed off Pakistan’s capital with barbed wire and shipping containers on the eve of the country’s Independence Day, in a bid to foil mass protests aimed at toppling embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Two groups, led by cricket star turned opposition politician Imran Khan and fiery cleric Tahir Ul Qadri, […]

AAP hits back at its leader Shanti Bhushan

NEW DELHI: Differences within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) again came to fore when its patron Shanti Bhushan hit out at Arvind Kejriwal, questioning his organizational skills and internal democracy in the party. “Arvind (Kejriwal) is a great leader and a great campaigner, but in my opinion he lacks organizational ability. He does not have […]

Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

BAGHDAD  – Nuri al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq’s prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran’s supreme leader, who has significant clout inside Iraq, publicly backed his replacement. Taking to state television as acting premier, Maliki said the supreme court must rule […]