Militant killed in Bandipora encounter

Bandipora: One militant was killed on Thursday in a gunfight with the Govt. forces in Aragam Chitti Bandi village of Bandipora district. According to police sources, a group of gunmen fired upon a security patrolling party near Chapran Argam area of Bandipora on Wednesday night. Shortly after the incident, the patrolling party sought assistance while […]

Kashmir Edu Deptt to Team up with ‘Tony Blair Foundation’

SRINAGAR: Generation Global, a project of the Tony Blair Foundation, will team up with J&K’s Education Department to inculcate innovative teaching and learning skills among the teachers and the students in the State. This was announced at a meeting of the representatives of Generation Global with the State’s Education Minister Naeem Akhtar here on Thursday, […]

DAK expresses dismay over HC’s decision on pellet guns

Srinagar: Expressing dismay over Jammu and Kashmir High Court’s decision turning down a plea seeking ban on the use of pellet guns for crowd control in the valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) said that justifying the use of pellets is unfortunate. Disappointed by the decision, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan said that this is […]

Respond Positively to Pakistan’s Call for Dialogue,Rashid Tells Delhi

SRINAGAR: Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) chief and MLA Langate Er Rashid on Thursday appealed Indian leadership to shun “arrogance, stop misleading” world community and accept Pakistan Prime Minister’s Dialogue offer made at UN. In a statement issued this evening Rashid said, “Nawaz Sharief not only successfully highlighted the atrocities on Kashmir’s by India but also […]

Indo-Pak escalation, a concern

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday issued a joint statement, expressing concern over escalation in Indo-Pak hostility and absence of a meaningful political initiative over the current political situation in Jammu and Kashmr. “While the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference joins the people of […]

‘Pakistan, India need to address Kashmir dispute’

New York: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that Pakistan and India should address their outstanding issues, including Kashmir, through “dialogue”. Ban’s remarks came as Sharif handed over to him a dossier containing evidence of alleged human rights violations by Indian forces in Kashmir. “The Secretary-General stressed the need for […]

Day 76: Continuing Shutdown Brings Kashmir To Standstill

Srinagar: A complete shutdown amid curfew and restrictions was observed across Kashmir Valley on 76th day of the ongoing mass uprising while clashes erupted at multiple places in downtown here and in other areas of the Valley. The three police station areas of Srinagar’s Old City continued to reel under curfew with hundreds of police […]

Uri “Attack” Gets Mysterious As Politicians Chip In

SRINAGAR: The “attack” suggesting as many as 10 Pakistani militants were killed in a retaliatory and punitive action by the army has become more mysterious. Some politicians have started cracking jokes which may eventually lead to a policy shift as far as media coverage of defence related issues is concerned. During wee hours on September […]

Pak Has ‘Nothing To Gain’ From Uri Attack: Foreign Office

Islamabad: Pakistan Thursday rejected allegations of its involvement in the assault on an army camp in Uri town in Kashmir that killed at least 18 soldiers, saying it has “nothing to gain” from this attack. Such incidents are part of the “Indian attempt to divert attention of the world community” from Kashmir, Foreign Office spokesman […]

‘BJP Offered Me Tonnes Of Money To Dethrone Mufti Sayeed’

    SRINAGAR: In what would amount to a bomb shell, Tariq Hameed Karra, the founder member of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) who recently resigned from the party, Thursday made revelations about the wheelings and dealing of the BJP towards the PDP.  Karra, who also resigned from the Parliament asserted in an interview with Kashmir Observer that, “while […]

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