GOI Alarmed By Massive Militant Funerals

JAMMU — Massive turn-outs in South Kashmir for militant funerals in recent months have alerted the security agencies about the growing support of militant commanders and their clout among the local population. Though the demonstration of mass sympathy during militant funerals is not a new phenomenon in Kashmir,  security agencies are particularly worried about growing number […]

Army’s New Year Plan: Raising ‘Smart Fence’ on Loc, IB

SRINAGAR — A joint team of Army, BSF is constructing a new model of fencing on Line of Control (LoC), International Border (IB) to prevent “infiltration attempts” with the beginning of 2016, reports said. The decision has been taken after the officials conducted trials for ‘smart fencing’ at five kilometers stretch each on LoC, IB. “The […]

Militant Killings: Bijbehara Shut for 3rd Day

SRINAGAR — For the third consecutive day Thursday, Bijbehara township in South Kashmir observed a spontaneous shutdown to mourn the death of three local Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed on Monday. According to the reports all the shops, commercial establishments, schools and banks were closed in Bijbehara, which is the hometown of Chief Minister Muhammad Sayeed. The […]

SIT Indicts Brigadier for Abduction, Murder

SRINAGAR — A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Jammu and Kashmir Police has indicted a brigadier-rank army officer in the custodial disappearance of a chemist from Rawalpora locality some 14 years ago, reports said. The team has invoked the charges of abduction, murder and destruction of evidence against the army officer, who is now a brigadier. […]

100’s of Kashmiri’s caged in dark, dingy cells

SRINAGAR — Hundreds of Kashmiri political prisoners have been languishing in different jails of India with, 65 kept shut in narrow and dingy cells of Tihar Jail where they ‘lack’ all kinds of facilities, according to family members of the inmates. Disclosing the details,  Prof Bhim Singh said that more than 700 political prisoners from Kashmir, […]

Baker murdered with a hunting gun

SRINAGAR — Police Thursday morning recovered a bullet-riddled body of a youth from North Kashmir’s Sumbal. The slain identified as a baker, Rayees Ahmad Naikoo (22), son of Sonaullah Naikoo, of Tilgam Pattan had a bullet mark of 12-bore rifle near his neck. “We have arrested two persons, Aijaz Ahmad and the owner of the bakery […]

New Idea of India: Is There a Reason To Fear?

Rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been phenomenal. From an ordinary RSS pracharak to the three time Chief Minister of Gujarat to a dizzying sweep to power at the centre, Modi makes for an inspirational story.  And as former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri has said in his book Neither a Hawk, Nor […]

Flights Lands at Sgr Airport After 3 Days of Hiatus

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar International Airport Thursday received first flight after three days of cancellations of services because of poor visibility due to the fog. An official at the Srinagar airport said that the first flight of SpiceJet landed Thursday afternoon as visibility improved. “With less than 500 metres of visibility for the past three days […]

Shiv Sena offers 1 million ‘reward’ to anyone who slaps Aamir Khan

MUMBAI: In a shocking revelation, the Punjab unit of Shiv Sena announced on Wednesday a ‘reward’ of Rs 1 million to anyone who slaps Bollywood actor Aamir Khan for his remarks on the growing intolerance in India. “Any person who will slap Aamir Khan will get 1 million rupees for each slap from the Shiv […]

Govt. announces winter vacation for schools

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday announced winter vacations for educational institutions of Kashmir division and the winter zone of Jammu division. According Education Minister, Mr Naeem Akhtar, the winter vacations of the government and private recognized schools of Kashmir division and Winter zone of Jammu division would begin from 7 December 2015 upto middle […]

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