Kashmir Unrest:Protests,Shutdown Continue on 82nd day

Srinagar: Curfew and severe restrictions were imposed in different parts of Kashmir Valley on Wednesday in wake of separatists call for freedom march. Life was crippled for the 82nd consecutive day due to curbs and shutdown that started shortly after the killing of Hizb poster boy Burhan Muzaffar Wani who was killed in an encounter […]

“WB ‘Commits’ To Fulfill Obligations Under Indus Treaty”

Islamabad: Pakistan Wednesday claimed the World Bank has “committed” itself to “timely fulfilling its obligations” under the Indus Water Treaty while remaining neutral as Islamabad approached the international lender amid reports that India may revoke the 56-year-old deal. A Pakistani delegation led by the Attorney General for Pakistan, Ashtar Ausaf Ali, met with senior officials […]

China Urges Pakistan, India To Solve Differences Over Kashmir

Beijing: China on Wednesday called on Pakistan and India to solve their differences over Kashmir, as tensions mount between the nuclear-armed neighbours after an attack killed 18 Indian soldiers in the Valley. India has long accused Pakistan of backing militant groups operating in Kashmir, as well as of sending fighters to other parts of the […]

Resolve Differences Through Diplomacy: US

Washington: The US has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through diplomacy and not through violence. “We have continued to encourage India and Pakistan to find ways to resolve their differences, not through violence, but through diplomacy,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily news conference. “We have condemned […]

Army Clarifies: Didn’t Kill Any Infiltrators After Uri Attack

SRINAGAR: The army on Wednesday denied killing 10 infiltrators along the LoC with Pakistan last week. The reported encounter was billed in media reports as an Indian strike-back after a militant attack in Uri left 18 soldiers dead. Though there was no official statement on the two “encounters” on the LoC, including one at Uri, […]

Sedition Filed Against Kashmiri Student;Many Beaten

UDAIPUR: A Kashmiri student, who allegedly posted “anti-national” comments on Facebook after the Uri attack, has been booked on sedition charges. His comments had sparked protest by ABVP activists in the city yesterday, prompting the college administration to suspend him for seven days. “A case against the accused student Mudasir Rashid was registered last night under […]

Separatists Issue Fresh Protest Roster

Srinagar: Separatists have extended strike call till October 6 in the Kashmir valley, where life remained crippled since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani and two other militants were killed in an encounter in Anantnag. Subsequent violence left over 90 persons, mostly youths were killed and over 9500 others were […]

Who Killed Fauzia?

SRINAGAR: The inability to move out of one’s house for prolonged periods can really be a harrowing experience and who knows this better then the people in Kashmir who have been forced to stay indoors for more than two months due to the continuing curfews. So Fauzia and her younger sister Nadia must have heaved […]

SAARC Conference In Pak collapses

ISLAMABAD: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit scheduled to take place in Islamabad in November has been postponed, officials confirmed Wednesday, after India and three other countries pulled out of the key South Asian summit. The other countries included Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Bhutan, according to an official with the Nepali government, the […]

Indus Water Treaty review: Give a fair deal to J&K

One of the retaliatory actions being contemplated by India following the Uri attack is the review of the Indus Water Treaty, which includes even diverting the water from the three J&K rivers flowing into Pakistan. As a result, the Uri attack has brought the World Bank brokered treaty between the two nations under serious stress. On […]