Kashmir Unrest: Situation Improving By the Day

Srinagar: Amid heavy flow of transport, shutdown in Valley continued on Wednesday ,while joint resistance leadership extended the strike till December 8 in its fresh protest calendar. Witnesses said civil lines and uptown areas of Srinagar witnessed increased movement of private as well as public transport today while vendors, who have set up their stalls […]

Hurriyat Issues Another Copy-Pasted Calendar

SRINAGAR:The joint resistance camp, spearheading the ongoing agitation in Kashmir Valley, Wednesday issued another protest calendar that looks like identical to the previous one with full-day relaxation for the upcoming weekend—Saturday and Sunday. No relaxation has been given for Monday, Tuesday and Friday, however, a 15-hour relaxation from 4 PM to 7 AM has been […]

Western Disturbances Brings Rain, Snow To Valley

Srinagar: The western disturbances have given sigh of relief to Kashmir valley as it has brought snow and rain showers to see an end to the elongated dry and cold weather that had increased cough, cold and chest diseases all across. Rain showers lashed planes including Srinagar city this afternoon and higher altitudes like Sonamarg, […]

Smart Fence Along Pak, Bangla By Late 2017: BSF

New Delhi: India will have a patrol-less, multi-layered smart fence along its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh by the later part of 2017 even as 20 big global firms are undertaking a technical evaluation for the same, Director General of BSF K K Sharma said here on Wednesday. Sharma said the force, after getting sanctions […]

Air traffic again disrupted at Srinagar Airport

Srinagar: Air traffic at Srinagar Airport was disrupted again today as many flights were cancelled due to poor visibility caused by dense fog. “Flight operations were affected again today due to poor visibility,” Director Airport Authority of India (AAI), Srinagar, Sharad Kumar told PTI. Kumar said only four flights were able to land at the […]

Cabinet approves Rs 2,000 cr package for refugees from PcK

NEW DELHI:A Rs 2,000-crore development package for displaced people of Pakistan Controlled Kashmir (PcK) living in the country was today approved by the government.  The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Home Ministry’s proposal to provide enhanced financial aid to 36,384 families, who are mostly living in Jammu region after their […]

Pak’s India Policy Won’t Change Under New Army Chief

New Delhi: The Nagrota attack, which claimed the lives of seven soldiers including two Majors, is a signal from the Pakistani establishment that their policy of proxy war against India will continue despite change of person helming their army, eminent security analysts said today. “It is a signal that even if the chief at the […]

Hawala Money Inciting Violence in Kashmir: Centre

New Delhi: Illegal funds are being sent through ‘hawala’ and other channels to inimical forces in Kashmir Valley to incite protests, minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday. Replying to a written question in the Rajya Sabha, Rijiju said the practice of sending illegal money through ‘hawala’ and other channels to inimical […]

Nagrota proves futility of tit for tat policy

If anything, the attack on the Army camp in Nagrota which killed seven soldiers including two officers is one more proof that the new tit-for-tat policy towards Pakistan isn’t yielding the desired outcome. Instead, the renewed shelling along the LoC  may be only giving Pakistan  an opportunity to push more militants into J&K. This is apparent […]

Does India’s Right Wing Have Any Ideas?

The three places to which I am connected by birth, origin and marriage — Britain, India and the United States — have now experienced revolutions at the ballot box. In each, an election has revealed that liberal, globalized coastal elites stand at a tremendous remove from heartlands in open revolt. The revolt does not look […]