Army Plans New COIN Model

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army is reconceptualizing and rejigging  aspects of its conventional approach towards counterinsurgency (COIN). Real world conditions amidst different and differing conditions will be simulated for troops to get a better grasp of modern day COIN. At its 2011 set up Training centre for officers in Gaya Bihar, army is planning to […]

Police Wants to Revive Ikhwan Raj: MLA

Sumbal: Former Speaker and incumbent legislator Muhammad Akbar Lone Saturday alleged that People’s Democratic Party has appointed a police officer to harass common people in his area.  “He is an Ikhwani and wants to revive Ikhwan Raj in Sumbal Sonawari area,” the MLA said adding that SDPO Rashid Akbar has let loose a reign of […]

Wife Tells TV Channel Dawood Is In Karachi, Sleeping At The Moment

NEW DELHI: A woman who identified herself as Mehjabeen Shaikh, Dawood Ibrahim’s wife, inadvertantly let slip to an Indian TV channel that the dreaded gangster was indeed living in Karachi. She said Dawood was present at home and was asleep at the time of the call by a reporter from Times Now. This is the […]

Encounter in Handwara Village

SRINAGAR: An encounter started Saturday evening between militants and government forces in Krumhura area of Handwara in north Kashmir. At least one person was killed and a soldier wounded in the fire fight. “Acting upon specific information about the presence of militants the joint party of army’s 21 RR, 6 RR and SOG cordoned off […]

Samba limps back to normal

Jammu: Curfew has been lifted from Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, where 14 people, including 10 police personnel were on Thursday injured in violent protests over an alleged sacrilegious act. “Curfew has been lifted from Samba district but section 144 of the CrPC is still in place,” a police official said. No untoward incident was […]

The Kashmir Curse; India, Pakistan come under spell yet again

Pakistan calls off NSA-level talks with India after Delhi sets midnight deadline New Delhi: Just hours before crucial talks were meant to begin in Delhi, Pakistan announced that it cannot meet the two terms India said were non-negotiable. The much-anticipated resumption of dialogue stands cancelled. On a day of intense sparring, Pakistan Foreign Office issued […]

Shah, Lone Detained at Delhi Airport

NEW DELHI: As uncertainty loomed large over Indo-Pak NSA talks, moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Bilal Lone and Shabir Shah were among four separatist leaders detained on Saturday at the Delhi airport to prevent them from meeting Pakistan’s NSA Sartaj Aziz in the event of his arrival in New Delhi.  All the four separatist leaders were […]

Kashmiris The First Party: JKLF

SRINAGAR:  Taking strong exception to Indian foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj’s statement on inclusion of Kashmiris as a third party in Indo-Pak talks, JKLF Chairman Yasin Mallik termed the minister’s statement ‘far from reality and absurd.’ “Kashmiri people are not a third party but real owners of Jammu Kashmir and principle party to the dispute”, Malik […]

2 Teachers Killed, 8 Hurt in Mishap

Srinagar: Two teachers were killed and eight others injured when a picnic bound vehicle of District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) met with an accident in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday evening. A police official said that the mishap involved the staff members of DIET Pampore who had gone on picnic to Dodhpathri […]

3 Minors Drown After Returning From School

Poonch: A pall of gloom descended on Surankote (Kalali) village of Poonch district when three minors, including two siblings, drowned in a river. Reports said that three students Shafat Ali son of Fazal Hussain (8), Nazakat Ali son of Fazal Hussain (10) and Rafaqat Ali son of Lal Hussain (13) all residents of Murrah, Kalali […]

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