Indo-Pak tension overshadows Kerry’s S-Asia trip

NEW DELHI: Reports of a $500-million Washington aid package to Pakistan and a period of intense border shelling in Kashmir have overshadowed the run-up to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s expected visit to South Asia in the next few days. Kerry is due to attend an investment summit promoted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra […]

Omar Trying to Subvert PDP’s Peace Efforts: Akhtar

Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday lashed out at the outgoing chief minister and National Conference leader, Omar Abdullah, for trying to subvert the efforts of PDP in carrying forward the peace and reconciliation initiatives that were started in 2003.   Party chief spokesperson, Nayeem Akhtar said, “After having failed to provide any relief […]

NC Wants PDP to Make BJP Discussions Public

Says issues like 370, AFSPA and conversions everybody’s concern  SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) Tuesday asked Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to make its discussions with the BJP public vis-à-vis the formation of the new government in Jammu and Kashmir and particularly about the agenda of Article 370 and AFSPA repeal. NC senior leader and newly elected […]

Sopore shuts down to remember massacre victims

SOPORE: On the 22nd anniversary of massacre, a complete shutdown was observed in the town to remember the victims which were killed by Border Security Force (BSF) on the fateful day of 6 January in year 1993. More than 53 people were killed in Sopore town while hundreds of shops and commercial establishments were torched […]

All Out Loot Denudes Lolab Forests

Kupwara: Locals living near the forest range of compartment number 79 of Zangli Division Kurhama Lolab Valley of frontier district Kupwara Tuesday alleged a nexus between the jungle smugglers and Forest Department officials is on to loot the green gold for their petty gains. A delegation from Lolab Valley told CNS that even as timber […]