Geelani again stopped from offering Friday prayers

Srinagar: Hurriyat chairperson, Syed Ali Geelani, was Friday once again stopped from offering congregational prayers. Strongly condemning his continuous house detention, Hurriyat Conference Committee for Human Rights chief Zamrooda Habib said that it is 32nd Friday in a row in the PDP-RSS rule when Geelani was barred from performing his important religious obligation. Terming this […]

Srinagar million march:Detained Hurriyat (G) leaders released

Srinagar: The authorities Friday evening released detained Hurriyat leaders who were arrested before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally on November 7 to foil their ‘Million march’. Hurriyat (G) newly elected Secretary General, Shabir Shah, National Front and Hurriyat (G) senior leader Chairman Nayeem Khan, Hurriyat (G) chief spokesman Ayaz Akbar, Mehraj du Din Kalwal (Tehreeki […]

Protests over re-opening of bar in Mendhar

Poonch: Protests erupted on Friday following the re-opening of a wine bar in border district of Mendhar. Reports said that the district administration after frequent complaints from locals had sealed ‘Sharma Bar and Restaurant’ at Mendhar town and ‘Shah Bar and Restaurant’ at Bhimber Gali Balakote over a month ago. One ‘Sharma Bar and Restaurant’ […]

Time for Waqf Board To Wake Up

The Muslim Waqf Board in Jammu and Kashmir has been repeatedly falling prey to politics of bias and favour, while it’s a body that should be allowed to function independently if the poor and the community are to be served through it.  The board collects funds of crores of rupees every year but one fails […]

The crises of Underemployment and the way out

To live one must work and to work the work should be available. However, in the contemporary world of capitalistic economy work is not available to everyone. Further in this world materialism is at its zenith and everything is weighed in material terms. There is a monetary value associated with all endeavors of human life […]

Dear India, Aamir Khan Is Not A Star Because Of Your Charity

“Don’t pull me into trouble.” Those were the exact, damning words that Oscar-winning music composer A.R Rahman uttered, when asked to comment on the furore that followed Aamir Khan’s remarks on the much-debated streak of religious supremacy in the country. Now, what does it say when a renowned public figure–a citizen of a free country–feel […]

‘It’s challenging to get real stories into mainstream cinema’:Kabir Khan

 Weaving in a story with a “real-life context” and with superstars in mainstream cinema is quite a challenge, says filmmaker Kabir Khan, known for films like “Kabul Express”, “New York” and the blockbuster “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”. “Commercial success is important, because in the end I’m making cinema. The struggle and challenge is to get slightly real […]

Life is happening to us ,The rest of us just live here

NOT everyone can be the “Chosen One”. Not everyone wants to be, either. Two-time Carnegie Medal-winning writer Patrick Ness’s new book The Rest of Us Just Live Here focuses on those teenagers who aren’t special — except that they are, in their own ways. In a small American town that seems to experience a great […]

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 […]

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