India, Pak Agree To Reduce Tension

Islamabad: For the first time since the war hysteria, Indian and Pakistan sent a feeler of reducing tension when the NSAs from the two countries had a telephonic conversation on Monday morning. Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, said Pakistan’s NSA Nasser Janjua and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval talked to […]

Playing Down ‘Surgical Strikes’, Sharif Racks Kashmir Issue

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s political leadership on Monday sought to project the Kashmir issue as the main cause of tensions with India as it played down the Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC as a “ludicrous” claim. Leaders of political parties, during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in […]

Baramulla Attack Shrouded In Confusion

Srinagar: Confusion prevailed over the militant attack at Army-BSF camp in Baramulla last night which was described by senior para-military officials today as a ‘shoot and scoot’ strike by militants in which one BSF personnel was killed. A sentry of 40th battalion of BSF located at Janbazpora in the outskirts of the city located in […]

Mehbooba Implores For A Chance To Restore Peace

SRINGAR: Asking people to give her government a chance to restore peace, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said she won’t let people down. She said the ongoing uprising has weakened her position in New Delhi “otherwise I had planned to press the Government of India on initiating a dialogue and taking measures for […]

Day 87: Kashmir Remains Crippled

Srinagar: Normal life remained crippled in Kashmir Valley due to shutdown and enforcement of curfew and other restrictions for the 87th consecutive day, on Monday. Police and paramilitary forces were deployed in strength in all major cities and market places to prevent anti-India and pro-freedom rallies and protests in the territory. According to a police […]

Don’t Lecture On Education,Separatists To Education Minister

Srinagar: Joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, while commenting on the governments repeated announcements of conducting exams and opening of school have, has said that how can a government that presides over the murder of children pretend to be their well wishers? “How dare they lecture us […]

Editors Guild Anguished At Ban On ‘Kashmir Reader’

Srinagar:  Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) Monday staged a protest demonstration against the ban on local English daily ‘Kashmir Reader’ here and demanded immediate revocation of the government order, alleging that newspapers in the Valley are being “choked” by the authorities. Dozens of journalists under the aegis of the Guild took to streets at Press Enclave […]

Surgeon Forgets Suture In Woman’s Bladder

Srinagar: A woman complaining of excruciating pain in her abdomen discovered an unusual culprit stuck in her bladder—a surgical suture with some length of thread attached to it. According to Block Medical Officer Pattan Dr Manzoor Hakim, Raja Begum wife of Abdul Ahad Tantray, a resident of Sherpora Pattan area of North Kashmir checked into […]

International Media Reacts To Indian ‘Surgical Strikes’ Claim

SRINAGAR: The Indian claims of cross-border ‘surgical strikes’ against Pakistan have hogged the headlines of many international newspapers over the past couple of days with many publications writing editorials and opinion pieces on it. The Diplomat magazine has carried an article under the title: “Is India Capable of a Surgical Strike in Pakistan Controlled Kashmir?” […]

Indus Waters Treaty model of peaceful cooperation, says US

WASHINGTON: The United States has urged India and Pakistan to adhere to the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), calling it a model for peaceful cooperation. The Indian media reported this weekend that India was seriously considering a proposal to scrap the treaty to force Pakistan to change its Kashmir policy. “The Indus Waters Treaty has served as […]

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