‘Our Id will be on the day Kashmir becomes free’

SRINAGAR:“Our Id would be on the day Kashmir becomes free,” said Adnan, one of the dozens of young Kashmiris lying in beds at the ophthalmology ward of Srinagar’s Sri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS). Adnan is threatened with partial or total loss of vision after pellets were lodged in his eyes during a recent clash […]

Payal seeks Rs 15 lakh a month from Omar Abdullah as maintenance

NEW DELHI: Payal Abdullah, the estranged wife of former Jammu & Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah, has moved a city court seeking maintenance of Rs 15 lakh from him, claiming that she and their children have been rendered “homeless” and “penniless” after their eviction from the government accommodation at Lutyens’ Delhi. Payal’s petition comes barely a month after a Delhi […]

Govt to disallow major congregations, fresh restrictions to last for 6 days

Srinagar: Even as Kashmir continues to be on the boil for over two months, some of the minister and other high profile politicians, mainly from the ruling parties here are feared to skip congregational Eid Ul Azha prayers, Kashmir Observer learnt from reliable sources. Sources said the call from the united Hurriyat that all Masjids and […]

From KO Archives:A fresh spurt in armed robberies rocks city

SRINAGAR: The city of Srinagar is reeling under a spate of robberies with armed robbers striking in a big way relieving many of cash and valuables. Residents in many downtown areas are having sleepless nights with armed robbers virtually ruling the roost. Reports pouring in from areas like Kani Maziar, Jamalatta, Chirmgari Mohalla, Shah kadal, […]

Drones keep watch as pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for Haj climax

ARAFAT:Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they ascended Mount Arafat at the climax of the Haj on Sunday, part of stepped up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year’s crush amid an escalating war of words with Iran. In one of the deadliest disasters to befall the annual […]

Man who checked in 9/11 hijackers reflects on 15 years of guilt

NEW YORK:Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, an airport worker who checked in two of the hijackers who flew a plane into the Twin Towers, opened up about the guilt and his long road to recovery. Vaughn Allex was an employee at the Dulles Airport in Virginia when he checked in two brothers who arrived late for […]

Families allege murder as Bangladesh factory fire toll rises to 31

DHAKA:Relatives of workers killed in a fire at a packaging factory in Bangladesh have filed a murder case against the owner, police said on Monday, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 31. Another 12 people are missing after the disaster on Saturday, the worst since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment […]

Over 150 people booked for misbehaving with Anupriya Patel

NEW DELHI:An FIR was lodged against 158 people for allegedly misbehaving with Union Minister and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel during a road show in Pratapgarh. “An FIR was registered against local leader Vinod Dubey and over 157 others last night for allegedly misbehaving with Patel and Apna Dal workers during their party’s roadshow,” a senior police office said. The FIR […]

Rapists asked if I ate beef, Indian woman claims

NEW DELHI:One of two women who were gang-raped almost two weeks ago in Haryana has alleged that the attackers asked if they ate beef. “They asked if we eat beef. We said we don’t, but they insisted we did,” the woman revealed to journalists in Delhi. “The attackers then said they were hurting us because […]

EasyJet passengers left petrified as deported migrant yells ‘Allahu Akbar’

LONDON:A migrant who was being deported from the United Kingdom repeatedly screamed “Allahu Akbar” and “death is coming,” terrifying others onboard an easyJet flight from London to Venice. “It was really scary. I felt threatened. I was tearful. The worst-case scenario was that we weren’t going to get off that plane alive because we didn’t […]