Sagar Says, Waiting For PDP Response

SRINAGAR: Denying reports of any secret parleys between National Conference and BJP for government formation, senior party leader and MLA Khanyar, Ali Mohammad Sagar Friday termed the alleged silence of Peoples Democratic Party over Omar Abdullah’s offer of support for PDP govt intriguing.  “The reality is that PDP is ready for alliance with the BJP […]

‘Parties Supporting BJP Will Face Public Wrath’

SRINAGAR:  Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) President and MLA Engineer Rashid on Friday offered his unconditional support to National Conference – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alliance for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir and ruled out any support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Addressing a news conference here, the independent MLA from Langate, said that […]

‘Parties Supporting BJP Will Face Public Wrath’

SRINAGAR:  Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) President and MLA Engineer Rashid on Friday offered his unconditional support to National Conference – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alliance for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir and ruled out any support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Addressing a news conference here, the independent MLA from Langate, said that […]

Video on PDP MLA stokes controversy

SRINAGAR: PDP MLA Mohammad Ashraf Mir, who scored a victory over Omar Abdullah from Sonawar Assembly seat, has stoked a controversy after a video surfaced purportedly showing him firing several rounds from an automatic rifle on the day of Assembly poll results. The video, which has gone viral on social networking applications like WhatsApp, shows […]

TTP, ISIS & Boko Haraam Anti-Islam: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Terming all pro-Indian politicians of Kashmir as “opportunists and unprincipled,” Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Friday alleged that these people were power hungry and they are least concerned with the miseries of the common people.  “The status of Kashmir issue can’t be changed by holding of election drama but by using it […]

‘Hindu Jammu’ and ‘Muslim Kashmir’

NO ONE expected a clear mandate for any party in the Jammu and Kashmir elections. Even the Bharatiya Janata Party itself did not believe that it would accomplish its “Mission 44+” to wrest power in the restive state. But the results are very significant for the party and the direction that politics in the state […]

Why I’m not interested in polls in Kashmir

I’m perhaps one of those boring, old-fashioned men who are constantly bothered by such archaic concepts as justice, accountability, prosecution for extra-judicial killings (or, in simpler words, cold-blooded murder), incarceration of minors, end of the largest militaristation in the world… To put it another way, I haven’t been too interested in the elections in Kashmir. […]

Kashmir rights cannot be ignored

The enlightening and informative article, ‘SAARC summit and the Kashmir problem’ written by a seasoned Saudi diplomat, Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi (Saudi Gazette, December 3, 2014) needs some observations from a Kashmiri perspective. I totally agree with Dr. Al-Ghamdi that “it is high time for the leaders of both countries (India and Pakistan) to take bold […]

Assam Violence Escalates; Toll Reaches 76

NEW DELHI:-More incidents of violence have been reported in India’s northeastern state of Assam where 68 people have been killed since Tuesday. Some Indian media put the toll at 76. As the Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh landed to assess the violence, separatist Bodo militants opened fire and burned houses in Assam’s Udalguri district, the […]

French Ex-Airline Boss Claims Cover-up on MH370

Former airline boss and famous French author Marc Dugain argued Thursday that there had been a cover-up in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speculating that the passenger jet could have been hacked and then shot down by the US. Dugain, a well-respected French author, argues that the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people crashed […]

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