Promises made to Kashmir

Two boys have been killed in Kashmir. The incident itself is bizarre. A white car is mistaken for a similar one, which used to scurry suspected militants back and forth. As many as 115 bullets are fired at the car at one go. The only surviving passenger, a boy, tells how the incessant fury did […]

Who’s Afraid of India’s Meek Muslims?

In the past couple of years, there has been a regular stream of opinion pieces and special reports, most of them originating in the West, seeking clues to the big existential puzzle — the mysterious moderation of Indian Muslims. A New York Times article by Jake Flanagin this week screamed: Why India’s Muslims Haven’t Radicalized? […]

Myths-Indian Fairytales

Now that one mythology has been put to rest – of the world ending on December 21st- let me attempt to disabuse you of some beliefs that have survived time. * Bats Fly into Your Hair – Bats flying around and tangling with human hair are a staple of horror movies. When I was young […]

Emotional Blackmailing, Looting A Habit of Kashmir’s Politicians: Modi

UDHAMPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the development of Jammu and Kashmir has been stagnant since the last 30 years and leaders here “indulge in corruption and emotional blackmail’. Addressing a rally for the BJP in Udhampur ahead of the second phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Modi said there have […]

Mufti Raises Guru Hanging, Article 370 Issues

Srinagar:  Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Friday said that Afzal Guru was hanged despite being at serial number 28 with his family not even allowed to meet him for the one last time. Mufti also stated that Article 370 cannot be eroded even by the Parliament and […]

Mehbooba Releases PDP’s ‘Aspirational Agenda’

Srinagar: Promising to remodel JK’s political and economic structure, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today said the party would pursue the Self-Rule framework for the resolution of the Kashmir issue and the issues confronting Jammu and Kashmir. Releasing the party’s Manifesto for 2014 Assembly Polls christened “Aspirational Agenda” at a press conference here this morning, PDP […]

5 Civilians, 4 Soldiers Among 12 Killed

Jammu: The encounter in Arnia sector of Jammu region close to Indo-Pak border ended this morning after the remaining fourth militant was gunned down by security forces during the terror attack on an Army patrol that in all left 12 people dead including five civilians and three army personnel. “The encounter has ended and boys […]

2010 killings: Commission Takes Dig At District Judges

Srinagar: Justice (retd) M L Koul who heads one-man judicial commission to probe the killing of over 120 civilians during unrest in the Valley in 2010 Friday said that till date only five aggrieved families have filed their documents with regard to the death of their kith and kin in different firing incidents in 2010 […]

PDP, NC, Congress Rope In Tainted: Sajad

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference (PC) chairman Sajjad Lone Thursday said the candidates of the traditional parties like Peoples Democratic Party, National Conference and Congress were involved in scams, human rights violations and molestation cases.  Mr Lone was addressing a series of road shows in Lolab constituency of frontier district of Kupwara Addressing the […]

Nawaz Desires Talks with India

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that Pakistan wanted ties with India on the basis of “dignity, self-respect and honour” and desires a “meaningful dialogue to resolve all issues including Kashmir”. Speaking to media representatives, accompanying him to the 18th SAARC summit on board PM’s special aircraft, he said he twice shook hands […]

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