Life Paralysed On 75th Day

Srinagar: Even though curfew continued only in some parts of downtown Srinagar, normal life remained paralyzed for the 75th day today due to restrictions and strike called by separatists in Kashmir, where the ongoing unrest has left 83 civilians dead and over 9000 others injured. Police said curfew will continue in three police stations falling […]

Geelani Issues Another Weeklong Hartal Calendar

  Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership on Wednesday issued a new protest calendar, giving a relaxation from 2pm onwards on Sunday. The written statement issued to news agency CNS by Geelani led Hurriyat mentions the new calendar as: 23rd September, Friday (No Relaxation) Karnah, Uri, Gurez, Charar Sharif, Kangan, Srinagar North (Shahr-i-Khaas), Pampore, Devsar, Shopian […]

Kashmir Impasse: Where Is The Vale Headed To?

The idea of soft separatism -to eke out political space in the interstices of mainstream and separatist politics- claimed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is dead.  The siren song of the idea was PDP’s alliance with the BJP and the final nail in the coffin was Burhan Wani’s killing and then the protests that […]

Board Reschedules Annual Exams For Class 10, 12

SRINAGAR: In view of the prevailing situation, the State Board of School Education (BOSE) has decided to reschedule the annual examination for class 10th and 12th in Kashmir division. According to a notification issued by BOSE, the examination for both 10th and 12th classes in Kashmir division would be conducted in second week of November […]

Draconian PSA Invoked On Activist Khurram Parvez

SRINAGAR:Authorities on Wednesday booked a prominent Kashmir human rights activist under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) that allows jailing a person without trial for two years on a mere suspicion. A government official here said Khurram Parvez, detained by the state police last week from his Sonwar residence, is likely to be shifted to […]

BJP-PDP Experiment In J&K Totally Failed: Digvijaya Singh

New Delhi: The BJP-PDP ‘experiment’ has ‘totally failed’ in Jammu and Kashmir and the coalition partners don’t trust each other, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh alleged. “Totally failed. They don’t trust each other. They are clinging on to power just for the sake of power,” he alleged, adding PDP is against BJP’s stated position on […]

China Backs Pakistan On Kashmir

New York: China on Wednesday hoped that there will be a better understanding of Pakistans position on Kashmir by the international community and that Beijing attaches great importance to Islamabad’s position on Kashmir. This was conveyed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the […]

Pak PM Raises Kashmir With All Leaders

United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has raised the Kashmir issue with almost every world leader he has held talks with on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session. Sharif raised the issue with the leaders of the US, the UK, Japan and Turkey and sought their intervention to resolve the matter. He […]

Israel can’t occupy Palestine for ever:Obama

NEW YORK:- US President Barack Obama says Israel will be better off if it makes peace with Palestinians and realize it cannot permanently occupy the Palestinian lands. Obama made the remarks in his final address to the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday. “Surely Israelis and Palestinians will […]

Ban blasts world leaders over Syria

NEW YORK:- In his final address as the United Nation’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon opened the annual General Assembly on Tuesday by appealing for peace and criticizing the Syrian government for civilian deaths. “Many groups have killed many innocents – but none more so than the government of Syria, which continues to barrel bomb neighborhoods […]

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