Trump Win Stuns World

NEW YORK: Donald Trump has won a stunning victory over Hillary Clinton, wrongfooting investors around the world and defying Republican and Democratic political elites with his populist “Make America Great Again” movement.  The victory by the political outsider, amplified by a Republican sweep of the Senate and House of Representatives, marks a repudiation of Barack […]

‘No Major US Policy Shift Towards India’

NEW DELHI:Foreign policy experts here do not expect any major policy shift towards India under Donald Trump with a few feeling New Delhi could hope to derive “some benefit” from his stand on radical Islam. Most, however, said they would like to wait and watch to get greater clarity on how the Trump administration goes […]

Muslims Reel from Shock Trump Victory

JAKARTA/ISLAMABAD/CAIRO:Many Muslims around the world expressed dismay on Wednesday at Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, saying they feared it might raise tensions between the West and Islam and contribute to radicalisation. While Egypt’s president made an early congratulatory call to Trump, ordinary Muslims were worried that his victory would be a propaganda gift to […]

Trump Triumph: How World Leaders React?

Pakistan Pakistan’s former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf congratulated Trump on “his historic election”. Writing on Facebook, he said the president-elect “should not quit from Afghanistan”, the country where some US and international forces remain in place. “I hope he will focus keenly to bring peace and stability around the world and demonstrate deliberate […]

Day 124:Unrest Intensifies After ‘Stakeholders’ Mandate’ To Hurriyat

Srinagar: A day after joint resistance leadership in Kashmir claimed ‘full mandate’ from ‘stakeholders’ comprising transporters, traders, hoteliers and others, protests have intensified across the valley giving a new impetus to the ongoing unrest that started on July 8. Situation remained grim in the Kashmir valley, where life continued to be crippled for the 124th […]

Separatists Extend Strike Till Nov 17

SRINAGAR:Syed Ali Shah Geelani led ‘Joint Resistance Camp’, comprising of the two factions of the Hurriyat Conference and JKLF released its latest protest calendar Wednesday evening.     Friday, November 11 (No Relaxation)    Youm-e-Istiqlal at Jamia Masjid Srinagar After Maghrib Prayer (Thursday, Nov 10), March one & all form entire Jammu & Kashmir towards Jamia Masjid Srinagarto […]

Nov-2016,March-2017 Exams: ‘Confused’ Govt Not To Declare Best Of 2 ‘Finals’

  Srinagar: Confused over holding two final exams(in November and March) for same session for classes 10th and 12th, the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has decided not to declare positions of the meritorious students, Kashmir Observer learnt from highly placed sources. This means that for the first time in the […]

School Arson: 3 Minors Among 4 Held

SRINAGAR: J&K Police on Wednesday said that it arrested four persons allegedly involved in arson incidents in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. A police spokesperson said this evening, “four miscreants involved in the arson incidents in which a school building and a wheel cart were damaged in Ganderbal.” “As has been reported, that on October 27 […]

3 More Killed In India, Pak Border Fire

JAMMU: An Indian soldier was killed in Pakistani sniper fire in Machhil sector in Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday, taking the army casualty here to three in the last 24 hours. The Indian Army retaliated by targeting Pakistan posts with heavy weapons. “One soldier was martyred in Pakistan sniping at Machhil sector today,” a defence […]

Western Disturbances Closing In On Kashmir With Snow

Srinagar: With winter round the corner, Kashmir valley may witness the first snowfall of the season with an approaching Western Disturbance to give rain and snow likely by November 12. “Snowfall will be confined to the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir the middle and lower levels will record scattered rains and thundershowers. Places such […]

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