No Prayers for 9th Consecutive Friday At Jama Masjid Srinagar

Srinagar: At least 40 people were injured in clashes at several places in Kashmir Friday despite curfew being reimposed in many parts of the valley where normal life remained paralysed for 63rd consecutive day due to separatist-sponsored strike. Clashes were reported from several places in Baramulla, Bandipora, Shopian and Ganderbal districts of the valley while […]

Strangulate Free Media: The Price of Good Journalism in Kashmir?

SRINAGAR: Journalism in conflict zones is a dicey vocation. Journalists and media houses are caught in the melee and maelstrom of different and differing narratives and counter narratives. In this charged environment, some voices succumb; some collude; others resist and despite the odds portray a picture of reality that is unbiased and non-partisan. In the […]

Separatists Have Nothing To Offer In Dialogue: Centre

NEW DELHI: Even as situation in Kashmir region shows no signs of improving, the Centre isn’t ready to engage with the separatists, including the All Party Hurriyat Conference leaders since, believing that they aren’t in control and have nothing to offer. “So much so that if these people (jailed APHC leaders) had met the all-party […]

Never Before Have We Been So Close To Freedom: Geelani

SRINAGAR:The government has prepared a “kill list” of Kashmiri leaders, civil society members and activists, separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani alleged on Friday as tensions continued to simmer in the Valley. In a letter, Geelani said Kashmir was “occupied” by India and said the current unrest in the Valley had provided a powerful push […]

Students Suffer As No End To Ongoing Crisis in Sight

SRINAGAR: The education sector in Kashmir, particularly in the valley, has taken a huge hit with the unrest in the region entering its third consecutive month following the killing of militant Burhan Wani in a security operation. Schools and colleges have been closed since July 10.  The annual exams are just a month away and […]

Increased Army Deployment To Counter Kashmir Uprising

SRINAGAR: In the next 48 hours, thousands more soldiers will be deployed in south Kashmir, with an emphasis on rural areas. The military is moving back into areas that it vacated in the last two years as they were considered militant-free. Violent protests have continue unabated in these areas since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen […]

Akhtar Derides Separatists For Issuing Protest Calendars

Srinagar:  Government Friday said that separatist leaders should tell the people that shutdown would continue “till they (Separatist) achieve their goal and schools and business establishments will remain closed till freedom.” Lambasting the separatist leadership for what he called “crippling” education and economy of Jammu & Kashmir the Government Spokesman and Education Minister Nayeem Akhter […]

No Quick Fix Solution To Kashmir Issue: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Maintaining that the Kashmir issue has multiple dimensions, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Friday said a serious and sustained effort is required at various levels to resolve the problem and ensure peace and stability in the State and the region. “It (Kashmir issue) is a complex problem and a chief minister or a prime minister […]

Digital India tweet praises poem calling on Army to kill Kashmiris

NEW DELHI:THE official handle of Digital India, a flagship government initiative for a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, on Thursday tweeted a poem promoting the killing of Kashmiris by the Army. The tweet, which was soon deleted, included the screenshot of a poem posted on Facebook that it labelled “Heights of #Patriotism..!!!” Managed by the Ministry […]

1.5 Million Gather In Makkah For Hajj

MAKKAH: Close to 1.5 million Muslims descended on the holy city of Mecca on Thursday to perform Hajj, Saudi officials said.   In one of the first rites of Hajj, which formally starts on Saturday, white-clad pilgrims take their turn circling the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in a procession that continues 24 […]

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