US Prof delivers lecture at Kashmir University

SRINAGAR: The Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS), University of Kashmir, on Tuesday organized an extension lecture on ‘Humanism in Islam.’ The lecture was delivered by Prof Ismail Kurban Husein from Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles, USA on the theme “Humanism in Islam: The Case of the Encyclopaedia […]

Refurbished Kitab Ghar thrown open at Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Minister of Finance, Labour and Employment and Culture Dr Haseeb A Drabu today inaugurated the refurbished Kitab Ghar at M A Road Srinagar. The famous and historical book shop was damaged in last year’s floods and has now been renovated. The Finance Minister said that Kashmir has a rich culture and it has produced […]

Muslims Will Not Leave India: Owaisi

HYDERABAD — All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said that the Muslims would not leave the country, come what may, and that they would continue to live here as “proud Indians”.  “Muslims will not succumb to politics of the Sangh Parivar and other fascist forces but continue their democratic struggle for justice, […]

Pakistani Fighter Jet Crashes Killing Female Pilot

ISLAMABAD — A female Pakistani air force pilot was killed on Tuesday when her trainer jet crashed near the central town of Mianwali, the military said, the first such loss for the country’s tiny community of women pilots. The crash happened during “routine operational training”, the air force said in a statement. A second pilot survived. […]

Turkish F-16s Shoot Down Russian Jet Near Syrian Border

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Turkey’s downing of a Russia jet at the Turkey-Syria border as a “stab in the back.” “This event is beyond the normal framework of fighting against terrorism. Of course our military is doing heroic work against terrorism… But the loss today is a stab in the back, carried […]

Putin Signs Law Exempting Quran From Checks

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law which bans the recognition of holy books as extremist materials following a scandalous law suit in the summer. The Bible and Quran have been included in the check-proof list. “The Bible, the Koran, the Tanakh and the Kangyur… their contents and quotations cannot be recognized as […]

Slain Militants Laid To Rest Amid Azadi Slogans

Bijbehara — Amid shutdown and clashes thousands of mourners, including women and children, participated in the funeral prayers of three local Hizb militants in Bijbehara on Tuesday. Three militants Sartaj Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Wopzan, Bijbehara,  Adil Ahmad Sheikh son of Fayaz Ahmad resident of Sheikh Mohalla, Bijbehara and Tanveer Ahamd […]

Shutdown Hits Normal Life in Kashmir

Srinagar — Normal life was affected due to a strike call given by Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani against the killing of three Hizb militants in South Kashmir. A complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian district while in Central and North Kashmir people observed partial shutdown. However, all the shops […]

50 To 60 Militants Active In North Kashmir: Army

Srinagar — As operation in Kupwara forests entered 12th day, the army today said that 50 to 60 militants are active across north Kashmir region of the Valley. “There are 50 to 60 militants, both locals and foreigners, active in whole of the north Kashmir,” the army’s 15 Core Commander, Lt General Satish Kumar Dua, told […]

No Respite From Fog For Next 24 Hrs

SRINAGAR — There was no respite from chill as more trouble is in store for the people of Kashmir valley who are facing fog, poor visibility and icy cold winds for the past two days.  A Met department official said, “the visibility which was 100 meters during morning hours in Srinagar, Monday, disrupting air, rail and […]