PDP took U-turn for power, says newly elected PCC chief

Srinagar: Newly elected president of State Congress Ghulam Ahmad Mir Monday accused Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his PDP of taking a U-turn for the sake of power. Talking to KNS after he was elected as new state president of Congress, Mir said, “PDP made a U-turn for the sake of power immediately after […]

Resolution to seek clemency for Afzal was justified: PDP MLAs

Jammu: A group of PDP legislators comprising Mohammad Khalil Bandh, Zahoor Ahmed Mir, Raja Manzoor Ahmad, Mohammad Abbas Wani, Yawar Dilawar Mir, Advocate Mohammad Yosuf, Aijaz Ahmad Mir and Noor Mohammad Sheikh Monday issued the following statement.  “PDP has always maintained that late Afzal Guru’s hanging was travesty of justice and constitutional requirements/process was not […]

Renzushah flays Sadhvi threat of boycotting films of Khans

Srinagar: The author and novelist Khwaja Farooq Renzushah on whose novel “Jheel Jhalti Hai” a new Bollywood film “Chinar” is based, and is at the completion stage has expressed surprise on latest threat given by right wing leader Sadhvi Prachi to boycott all films of Khans, as obviously she and her brand were disturbed by […]

Weeklong Refresher Course for media persons concludes

SRINAGAR, March 02: To brush up the journalism skill and expertise of media persons including information Officers and Camera-persons of Information Department, the weeklong refresher-cum-training course organized by Department of Information and Public Relations in collaboration with Educational Multi-Media Research Centre (EMMRC) at auditorium of EMMRC, University of Kashmir concluded here today. The Dean Social […]

Slew of CBMs up Pak sleeve on Indian FM visit

ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE: With India’s Foreign Secretary- S Jaishankar due to arrive in Islamabad on March 3 for a two-day visit, Pakistan is reportedly working on proposing a series of new confidence-building measures (CBMs) in a proactive effort to return derailed talks back on track. According to reports appearing in Pakistani media quoting diplomatic sources, the […]

Two butchers arrested in Karachi for selling dog meat

KARACHI: Two butchers were arrested in Karachi’s Ibrahim Hyderi area on Monday for selling dog meat to the public under the guise of goat meat. Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a raid in Ibrahim Hyderi and arrested two men Imran and Shahab who were slaughtering dogs on a building’s rooftop. According to police, the […]

Mufti Remarks & Pakistan

On the very first day of their forming of a coalition government in Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) the ideological rifts of the ‘soft-separatist’ Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ultra-Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are out there in open. Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s statement regarding Pakistan and Hurriyat leaders has […]

Cyber insecurity

According to cyber-security experts, disk drive firmware is most susceptible, after the BIOS code, to attacks by hackers. In what could be a major embarrassment to the National Security Agency, a Moscow-based security software firm, Kaspersky Lab revealed that a group with supposedly close links to America’s cyber-espionage outfit has been deploying spying software deep […]

Facing Faith in the Land of the Free

Two weeks ago, news of the senseless assassination-style shootings of the three Muslim university students in North Carolina made us sick in our hearts. The country that we often idealize as  ‘the land of the free’, seemed like the land of ‘wild freedom’, where a gun-toting neighbor can murder you because he does not like […]

Fresh snowfall cuts off valley from rest of the world

Highway closed, air, rail traffic disrupted, KU, BOSE, Technical Education postpones exams Srinagar: At least fifteen structures were damaged in an avalanche in Bandipora district on Monday, as overnight snowfall and incessant rains lead to the closure of the vital Srinagar-Jammu highway besides affecting air traffic. Reports and officials said that that at least 15 […]

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