Army Man Booked For Molestation

JAMMU: An Indian Army soldier on Friday was booked by the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police for allegedly blackmailing a girl after outraging her modesty in Ramban district of the State. Gulab Singh Parihar, posted in Kupwara district, allegedly outraged the modesty of the girl and obtained her photographs. He then prepared an […]

More Pellet Guns Shows No Lessons Learnt: Omar

BEERWAH: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that PDP’s “continued subservience” to the BJP was alarming and could have long-lasting adverse implications on the State and its stability. Addressing workers National Conference Working President and MLA Beerwah, Omar Abdullah said, “the multi-fold increase in number of pellet guns from around 600 to now around […]

IJT To Hold TST On April 30

SRINAGAR: – Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT), an all-Muslim student organization, is organising a state level talent search test, which will be held in every district of the state. Students from 8th to 10th standard are eligible to appear in the examination. State president of IJT, Umar Sultan said, there will be one year scholarship for first three toppers of […]

Court Acquits Gulzar ‘Peer’ Of Rape Charges

SRINAGAR: A division bench of Jammu wing of the J&K High Court has acquitted, Gulzar Ahmad Bhat alias Gulzar Peer, who was held on charges of raping girl students at his seminary in 2013. The bench consisted of Justice Janak Raj Kotwal and Justice BS Walia. The court in its judgment, according to Gulzar’s advocate, Mushtaq Ahmad […]

Rising Unemployment: Govt Fails To Fill 27k Public Sector Vacancies

SRINAGAR: Even as Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most unemployed states in north India, the state government has failed to make appointments against 27,000 posts lying vacant in its various departments. As per the government statistics, the J&K state government has 21,717 vacancies, including 18,300 non-gazetted and 3,417 gazetted posts, in various government […]

Accident Or Murder? Sherbibi Incident Crushes Dreams of Qazigund Family

SRINAGAR: Mudasir Ahmad Rather, one of the two truckers who died mysteriously on late Wednesday night, on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Sherbibi in Banihal was the lone bread earner of his family. During the intervening night of March Ist and second, an accident was reported from Sherbibi Nachalana in Banihal district between a truck bearing registration […]

NHM employees extend hunger strike till Monday

Srinagar: National Health Mission (NHM) Employees who are on a hunger strike since Wednesday extended their strike for further 72 hours. In view of governments’ inattention towards their demand of regularization, despite staging hunger sit-in for 72 hours, the protesting employees decided to extend their protest program. Pertinently the protest of the NHM employees entered into […]

Closing of the University

The moral sickness and thuggery on display in the aftermath of Gurmehar Kaur’s brave Twitter post is too nauseating for intellectual analysis. The patterns are depressingly familiar. Young women cannot express independent political views without being subject to misogyny, violence and political intimidation. This form of casual brutality may almost have the character of a […]

Resolving the Kashmir impasse

War is always a lose-lose proposition. No one emerges victorious from a war. This is a fundamental axiom that has a searing resonance in Kashmir — the bone of contention between India and Pakistan for the last 70 years. I may add a caveat here: I do not mean to say that war is imminent […]

Here People Rush To Save-Militants And Are Ready To Die Doing So

KULGAM: A leafless resurgent Chinar tree with a large hole in its trunk stands unscathed at the site of February 13 encounter at Frisal, Kulgam which killed four militants, two soldiers and two civilians. The house that stood next to it and where the militants were holed up stands razed. The place is now frequented […]

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