Massive presence of Govt forces around Jamia Masjid unjustified: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Condemning the use of force and harassment unleashed on the devotees who had come to offer Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, shopkeepers adjoining the Masjid and residents living in the adjoining areas, Hurriyat Conference (M)Saturday termed the massive presence of government forces as completely unjustified and undesirable. Stressing that people […]

Advisor for involving Panchayats in improving sanitation in villages

JAMMU: The Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurhid Ahmad Ganai today underlined the importance of involving Panchayats in maintenance and improvement of sanitary conditions in the villages throughout the state. The Advisor while issuing directions to the Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj said that the Panchayats  should   be actively  involved in ensuring  overall […]

Marshall Islands to open nuclear arms battle against Pakistan, India

THE HAGUE: The tiny Marshall Islands will Monday seek to convince the UN’s highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, Pakistan and Britain which they accuse of failing to halt the nuclear arms race. Lawyers representing the small Pacific island nation will launch the opening salvos in a David-versus-Goliath battle in which the […]

UN Sees Rise In Allegations Of Sex Abuse By Peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES:  The United Nations on Friday reported a “deeply concerning” increase in allegations of sex abuse by its peacekeepers, with 69 claims last year against troops from 21 countries. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for on-site court-martials while the United States said it was preparing the first Security Council draft resolution on […]

US should remain in Afghanistan to protect Pakistan’s nuclear arms, says Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump asserted during Thursday’s 11th Republican debate that the United States should stay in Afghanistan to protect Pakistan’s nuclear arms. Responding to a question posed by Fox Fox News host Megyn Kelly at the 11th debate of the primary season, Trump said that “We made a mistake going into Iraq.” “I […]

Delhi Police asks JNU to keep it informed about Kanhaiya’s movement

The Delhi Police have asked JNU administration to provide information about JNUSU chief Kanhaiya Kumar’s movements outside the campus to ensure foolproof security for the student leader. In a letter to University authorities, DCP (South) Prem Nath said that the SHO of Vasant Kunj (North) police station, which has the campus under its jurisdiction, should […]

US Senator asks colleagues to oppose F-16 deal with Pak

WASHINGTON: A top Republican Senator has asked his colleagues in the Senate to join him in opposing the sale of eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, saying it was “past time” to demand accountability from the country whose “coziness” with terrorists has harmed the US military. “Selling military hardware to Pakistan — with a […]

Newton and the other Tral Boys: Three funerals and a story

Circa 1991. Kashmir has practically come to a stand still.  The  intense conflict in and over Kashmir has pervaded the psyche and consciousness of all Kashmiris. The times are fraught, tense and uncertain.  I am eighteen years old then. Under normal conditions, I should be thinking of a career-in short, a life. But my mental, […]

A Mother’s Pain

Suicidal cases are on rise in our society. Our state, which once had the least suicidal rate compared to other states of India, is now ranked among the top 10.  At least two cases of suicide are reported daily. The sad part is that most of these cases belong to the age group of 14 to 29, supposedly […]

Islam, Women and Feminism

The modern-day notion of “self-expression” has become a truly destructive ideology—and unfortunately—its primary victim is the woman. Why is it that this notion of freedom—intended to be liberating and progressive—has become confining and backwards for women? Because the method of expression in secular societies is rendered primarily through materialism. Rather than actualizing our potential for […]

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