Threat of violence only weapon of RSS: Yechury

NEW DELHI: CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday flayed the Modi government and the Sangh Parivar over the death and rape threats to Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur for taking on the ABVP. “Ministers are supposed to work under the constitutional oath to ensure the rule of law. The current lot, instead, jumps to the support […]

12 policemen killed in Afghanistan attack

Kabul: At least 12 police personnel were killed in an attack at a checkpoint in Helmand province of Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official said. A Taliban militant, disguised as a police personnel, attacked the checkpoint in Lashkar Gah city, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. Meanwhile, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi who claims to speak […]

A rough survey of Haigam-wetland:Raise your voice before it is too-late

THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines wetland as “areas that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions”. Wetlands are often described as “kidneys of the landscape”. And they act as a sponge to absorb the water especially during floods.  A wetland is a land area that […]

100 years of war

This April 4th will be 100 years since the US Senate voted to declare war on Germany and 50 since Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against the war on Vietnam – 49 since he was killed on that speech’s first anniversary. Events are being planned to help us try to finally learn some lessons, […]

Trump to sign new travel order on Wednesday

Washington: US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order on Wednesday, a day after addressing lawmakers at a joint session of Congress. That’s according to a senior administration official. Trump initially planned to sign the new order last week, but spokesman Sean Spicer said the president was holding […]

Landslides Close Srinagar-Jammu Highway

Srinagar: The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was closed yet again due to fresh landslides.   The highway has been closed due to landslides, a traffic police official said Tuesday, when traffic was to ply from Jammu to Srinagar as only one-way traffic is allowed since last […]

Ist Amendment In TeH Constitution Extends Geelani’s Term

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat patriarch, has been tasked to continue as chief of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) for one more year by the party on Sunday. In a meeting held at Hyderpora residence-cum-office of Geelani, some members of TeH advisory council met yesterday during which Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai moved a resolution to amend TeH constitution. Sehrai […]

90 Ft MehjoorNagar-Kursu Bund Shrinks To 30 Ft Due To Illegal Constructions

Srinagar: Due to unabated illegal constructions on the embankment of river Jhelum from Mehjoor Nagar to Kursoo Rajbagh, the road has been squeezing and shrinking day by day and in future is going to add woes to the traffic management. Mehjoor Nagar to Kursoo Rajbagh road according to locals was once 90 feed wide but […]

Despite One-Way Traffic, Frequent Jams On Kashmir Highway Irk Commuters

Srinagar: Though only one-way traffic was being allowed for the past two months on 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway,  still frequent traffic jams are witnessed almost daily. Meanwhile, the historic Mughal Road and border town of Gurez, surrounded by Pakistan adminstered Kashmir (PaK), remained cut off from the Valley due to accumulation of snow. The highway, connecting […]

Ganderbal Residents Protest Against Govt

Srinagar: The residents of Wanhama area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Monday staged protest against the government for ‘targeting the residential areas to construct the road in the district’. The residents of the several areas including Wanhama, Raipora, Lar, Karoosa and others assembled at Srinagar’s Press Enclave and chanted slogans like ‘we want justice’. They […]