Hurriyat (M) to make efforts for joint approach

Srinagar: Expressing satisfaction over the work of the two member committee formed by Hurriyat Conference (M) to contact other pro-movement political groups, members of legal fraternity and civil society groups to adopt a uniform approach on resistance movement related issues, the separatist conglomerate Friday said that it will make all possible efforts to bring about […]

Firing Sparks Tension Along Indo-Pak Border

JAMMU: At least three civilians were injured when Pakistan Rangers and Border Security Force exchanged fire along International Border in RS Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu Division, officials said on Friday. The officials said Pakistani forces fired on Indian posts late Thursday evening and BSF retaliated sparking night long exchange of small arms fire. […]

Pak to turn up heat on Kashmir again: Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan seems to be increasingly upset over recent regional developments in the wake of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India and has decided to forcefully internationalise the longstanding Kashmir dispute in a move which is likely to perturb New Delhi. The first indication that Islamabad is all set to push ahead with its […]

Delhi Gives Rs 1122.56 Cr To Cash Starved J&K

NEW DELHI: Centre today sanctioned Rs 1122.56 crore for Jammu and Kashmir to meet the immediate financial crisis arising out of heavy expenditure for providing relief to the people affected by last year’s flood.  This was decided during a meeting between state Governor N N Vohra and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh where issues relating […]

JK to get central assistance

New Delhi: The government Friday decided to provide central assistance to seven states, which were affected by natural disasters in 2014, under national disaster response fund, a home ministry statement said. The decision was taken in a high-level committee meeting chaired by union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The committee decided to provide central assistance to […]

ISIS Affiliate Targets Friday Prayers in Pak, 61 Killed

ISLAMABAD: Suspected suicide bomber owing allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) blew himself up inside a packed place of worship during Friday prayers in southern Pakistani city of Shikarpur killing at least 61 worshippers and injuring 50 others. Shikarpur is located in strife torn province of Sindh where radical Sunni militants are […]

Valley Cold Wave Persists

SRINAGAR: Severe cold engulfed Kashmir on the eve of culmination of the 40-day harshest winter period known in local parlance as ‘Chillai-Kalan’ as the night temperature nosedived further below the freezing point at most places in the Valley and frontier Ladakh region. However, the sunny morning – witnessed during the most part of this season […]

Life Resumes In Tral

SRINAGAR: The commercial activities in south Kashmir’s Tral township resumed Friday afternoon after remaining shut spontaneously since Wednesday against the killing of two militants in a gunfight. Two local Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants, Abid Khan and Sheraz Dar, were killed in a fierce gunfight with forces in Handoora village. An army colonel identified as MN Rai and […]

Let’s Rediscover Humane Spirit of Faith

Of all the angry speeches, sound bites and opinion pieces that the Charlie Hebdo massacre generated, the best one came from an unexpected quarter – Pope Francis.  In the face of the West’s chorus defending unlimited freedom and free speech, Pope Francis mustered the courage to argue that there were limits to this freedom, especially […]

Defeat extremism

An estimated three million people took part in unity marches across France after 17 people were killed in an attack on a satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket.  World leaders participated in the Paris rally, linking arms in an act of solidarity.  On January 13, about 25,000 demonstrators marched in Dresden, Germany in […]

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