‘Even if Entire Indian Army Comes to Kashmir, Can’t Defeat Militants’

NEW DELHI: Former chief minister and National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said he stands by his comment on Kashmir issue and warned that all of India’s armed forces can’t defend Jammu and Kashmir’s borders and stop terrorists coming from Pakistan side. “Saari Hindustan ki fauj bhi aa jaye, toh bhi nahi defend […]

Separatists slam Farooq for his POK remarks, BJP seeks apology

Jammu:-BJP on Saturday sought an apology from Farooq Abdullah for saying that PcK is part of Pakistan, and said he was “deliberately raking up” the issue in order to remain in news for his political survival. “Probably Farooq Abdullah is either suffering from amnesia or deliberately raking up the settled issue in order to remain […]

‘Grant Autonomy to Kashmir’:Former BJP Ideologue

NEW DELHI: A former BJP ideologue has called for autonomy to the people of Jammu and Kashmir while supporting the views of former JK Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s view that India and Pakistan need to accept that the territories under their control can’t be snatched away. Sudheendra Kulkarni, the chairman of the Observer Research Foundation, […]

Technical Board Fails 97% Students, Students Aghast

SRINAGAR: Official negligence continues to take toll on students of polytechnique colleges even as Technical Board seems to have learnt no lesson from Adnan Hilal episode. 17-year-old student committed suicide following poor results which later turned out to be a ‘mistake’ by evaluators. Students from different colleges Saturday alleged that Board recently announced results for […]

Militants Elude Army 16th Day in kupwara forests

KUPWARA: Army and police on Saturday carried out searches in several villages of Manigah in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district even as militants continue to remain elusive.  The fresh searches come a day after brief exchange of gunfire at Peer Mohalla in Manigah on Friday.   Official sources said that police and army’s 41 RR, commandos […]

IS a Live Threat in Valley, Can't be Ignored:Army

SRINAGAR: “The Islamic State is a live threat that cannot be ignored. It is a cause of concern and we are monitoring it,” General officer Commander of Army’s 15 Corps Lt General Satish Dua told reporters here. The Corps Commander, who heads the army in Kashmir, was replying to a question about the possibility of […]

Srinagar Records Coldest Night of the season

SRINAGAR:  Srinagar city recorded the season’s coldest night so far at minus 0.5 degree as all other places in the Kashmir Valley also recorded minimum temperatures several notches below the freezing point, an official said on Saturday. “Today was the coldest night of the season so far in Srinagar as the minimum temperature dropped to […]

Soldier slips to death on LoC

Srinagar: A soldier died Saturday after he slipped and rolled down into a deep gorge in Karnah sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A police official told GNS that the sepoy Juginder Singh of 26 Rajput who was part of patrolling party today morning slipped and fell down into a gorge near Eagle Post along […]

16-year-old girl hangs self in Daksum

Srinagar: A 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside her home at Daksum area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir. The girl (name withheld) of Desu area of Daksum, hanged herself inside her home today morning, a police official told GNS. The family members of the girl, who was studying in class 1oth, […]

The disconnect between American Ideals and reality

THE US is the world’s most powerful country. Its pre-eminence remains unchallenged for now. However, it suffers from a curious case of amnesia: it is long on everything but short on historical memory. The State Department’s statement on Kashmir is an example. If the department’s spokesperson is to be believed America has washed its hands […]