‘Ailing’ Hizb Militant Held From SMHS

SRINAGAR: A Hizb ul Mujahideen commander, Amir Nabi Wagay, was on Thursday arrested from a Srinagar hospital. Amir, son of Ghulam Nabi Wagay, a resident of Goirwan Bijbehara is reportedly not keeping well. He was apprehended in a raid by CID sleuths. Amir, according to reports, was district commander of the outfit for Anantnag (Islamabad) […]

Ban on Highway Liquor Vends to Stay

NEW DELHI: After reconsidering its earlier ban on liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways, the Supreme Court Friday reduced the limit to 220 metres in areas where the population is less than 20,000.  The court, which was taking cognizance of multiple petitions filed against its previous order on December 15, 2016, […]

Zahid’s Father Faints At His Son’s Grave

CHADOORA: The father of Zahid Rashid Ganie was hospitalized on Friday after he passed out at his grave during congressional prayers in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Zahid and two other civilians were shot dead by armed forces during clashes near the site of a gun battle in Durbugh village of Chadoora on […]

Dr Farooq in Poll Mode: ‘Stop Brute Force On Innocent Kashmiris’

SRINAGAR: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Friday asked New Delhi to desist from exposing innocent people of Kashmir to brute force, saying that the insensitive and anti-Kashmiri PDP-BJP Govt has given a free hand to unbridled forces as a result of which young people are falling prey to bullets almost every passing day. Sharing […]

JK Bans Vehicles With Old Registration Numbers

SRINAGAR: Valley roads will not witness old age vehicles now. The J&K government has decided to junk all those commercial vehicles which have already passed 25 years of active age.  In compliance to the High Court directions, all commercial vehicles having attained 25 years of age are deemed to be condemned. According to the Regional […]

Nashri Tunnel Turns ‘Sweet Town’ of Kud Sour

  KUD: Nashri Tunnel may bring relief to tens of thousands of people traveling on Srinagar-Jammu highway but a small township along the mountainous road is bitter as it fears loss of livelihood. Kud township was thriving on its main produce, sweets. Range of them, including the most delicious, buttery, ghee-soaked patisa, were a must buy for […]

Heading for a Catastrophe in Kashmir

Predictions of war are universally unpopular and therefore seldom taken seriously. But there is a real possibility that the country might find itself embroiled in one in Kashmir by the end if this summer. The reason is that instead of using the respite given by winter to cool tempers down after the mass uprising of […]

The anti-Muslim pitch:We need to recognise it for what it truly is

BEWARE India! You are being led into a civil war. Or, you are already in it. This is not a rhetorical statement. In UP, slaughterhouses are being demolished, closed down forcibly, small mutton shops are being gutted. Livelihood of thousands is under threat, that too by the orders of the government which had promised to […]

Qazi Yasir leads protest march against civilian killings in Anantnag

Islamabad: The Chairman of Ummat e Islami Jammu Kashmir and Mirwaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir Friday led a protest march after prayers against the rising civilian killings in Kashmir and condemned the killing of three civilians in Chadoora during a gunfight. After giving slip to the police officials who raided his house,  Qazi reached […]

Keep food diverse. It’s healthy

India has a rich and deep scientific and civilisational heritage of biodiversity, agroecology and ayurveda, which has sustained us for centuries. We have understood that the web of life is a food web. All that is born is born of anna (food) indeed. Whatever exists on Earth is born of anna, and in the end […]

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