The Illusion And Mirage Of Indo-Pak Talks

Indo Pak talks will remain a mirage. All that will happen for and in the foreseeable future will be rhetorical obfuscation and ‘noise” made at different levels of government on either side of the border will be akin to “trotting out old chestnuts”.( It may be stated here that trotting out an old chestnut is […]

Land Mafia Filling Water Bodies At Will

Srinagar: The Government deadline to the administration on removal of encroachments from the Khushalsar and Gilsar lakes in old City here has proved a blessing for the land mafia, who have filled yet another five kanals of the fast-shrinking water bodies in this month. The burial of these twin water bodies is feared to intensify […]

Omar’s estranged wife refuses to leave villa for Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah today distanced himself from the occupation of a bungalow belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir government in Delhi by his estranged wife Payal.   Referring to media reports on the issue, he said in a statement that he had responded to the state Estate officer’s eviction notice as far […]

Flights Cancelled in Sgr After AI Tyre Burst

SRINAGAR: All flights in and out of the Srinagar Airport were cancelled on Thursday afternoon after two tyres of an Air India (AI) flight burst during landing.  144 passengers, most of them paramilitary BSF personnel, aboard AI 3821 chartered flight coming from Jammu to Srinagar, had a providential escape, sources at the airport said.  The […]

Dozens Injured As Kashmir University Ceiling Caves in

Srinagar: In an astonishing and horrifying incident, an entire ceiling of a lecture hall in the Department of Economics at the University of Kashmir came crashing down, injuring some thirty students.  As per reports, the students who were attending their morning class received the shock of their lives when the entire ceiling of their classroom […]

Army goes ‘berserk’ in Kulgam village

Kulgam: Army let loose a reign of terror in a South Kashmir village on Wednesday night, residents Kulpora villagers alleged.  The Army personnel from 9 Rashtriya Rifles stationed at Ashmoji Camp emerged in the Kulpora village of Kulgam district and according to residents they went on rampage abusing, kicking, thrashing and dragging people out from […]

Clashes Erupt after 2 militants killed

SRINIGAR, India: Hundreds of protesters clashed with police Thursday in Indian-administered Kashmir after two suspected died in a gunfight, police and the army said. Soldiers cordoned off Newa village, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of of Srinagar in the morning, triggering a gun battle with the two militants. Hundreds of villagers poured onto the […]

Mehbooba Sworn In As MLA

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti took oath as a member of the state legislature on Thursday. She was elected to the state Assembly from the Anantnag seat after she won the recent bypolls by a margin of 12,000 votes. Speaker Kavinder Gupta administered the oath of office. Among those present on the […]

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