Kashmir Traders Threaten Agitation if Package Not Redesigned

SRINAGAR: Kashmir traders Monday threatened to launch an agitation if the central government does not redesign the package which as per them is aimed at “trifurcation of state on communal lines”. Terming the Rs 80,000 Crore development package announced by Prime Minister  Narendra Modi on November 7 as a “deep rooted conspiracy” against the Muslim […]

Bandipore Erupts After Woman ‘Thrashed’ by Security Forces

BANDIPORE: Massive protests broke-out in Bandipore Monday after SOG and RR personnel severely thrashed five villagers, including a woman at Chuntmullah village during a search operation. The protesters who marched to the Deputy Commissioner’s office alleged that a woman and her son were among at least five persons beaten ruthlessly by the SOG and 14 […]

‘Governance Deficit’: NC Presents Memo to Guv

JAMMU – Expressing concern over the alarming trend of intolerance, National Conference on Monday urged Governor Mr N N Vohra for playing his crucial role and using his moral authority to impress upon the divisive politicians to shun the politics of hate and work towards building a harmonious society based on love, compassion and brotherhood. […]

1 lac people in Srinagar live in slums: Survey

Slum dwelling set to escalate by three fourths in a decade SRINAGAR: The increasing number of slum dwellings in and around Srinagar city belies the tall claims made by the State government to transform Srinagar into a smart city and make city spaces more livable.  According to a survey conducted by M/S IPE Global Private […]

Mirwaiz presides over meeting at Mirwaiz Manzil

Srinagar: A meeting of the Hurriyat (M) presided over by the conglomerate’s chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was today held at its headquarters to discuss the preparations for the November 18 meeting that has been called for inviting suggestions and ways to counter the state aggression and devising a joint strategy against it. In a statement […]

Police Busts Inter-state ATM Cloning Gang

Srinagar:  District Police Leh Monday detained two suspects Ajay and Sanjay (names changed) who were in process of obtaining PIN Numbers illegally from the customers at an unguarded ATM in Leh town by pretending themselves as customers and cloning the ATM cards by placing some device on machine. In recent past police has been receiving […]

Gunbattle Breaks Out in Kupwara Forest

KUPWARA: A gun-battle resumed between militants and para-commandos of army in forest area along Line of Control (LoC) in this north Kashmir district Monday evening after a 24 hour lull. A police official said that army’s 41 RR and 4 PARA who have launched massive search operation after a group of Lashkar-e-Taiba militants gave slip […]

The perfect response to people who blame Muslims for Paris attacks

SRINAGAR: In the wake of the deadly Paris attacks on Friday claimed by the Islamic State (IS) there are some who are questioning the peaceful teachings of Islam and wondering whether the religion is to blame for the acts of those involved in the massacre. The Muslim community all over the world condemned the attacks […]

Police seals clinic in Karanagar for using ‘expired’ injection

Srinagar: Police has booked a senior doctor and sealed his private clinic at Karanagar here after recovering “expired” injections on Sunday evening.    The police action followed after a patient complained with police station Karanagar that he would have died but for alertness as he spotted the expired injection before being administered to him.  Official […]

Intolerance has no place in India:Mufti

GOA – Describing J&K as a shining example of plurality and inclusiveness, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Monday credited the peace-loving people of the state for keeping their cool during the dark days of 1947 when passions ran high in the entire Subcontinent. He said the people demonstrated the same maturity in the backdrop of […]

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