Troubled Waters: Next Indo-Pak Talks in US

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India are again meeting to take forward discussion on Indus Water Treaty (IWT) and next round of talks will be held in United States in April. The officials from two nuclear armed neighbours met in Islamabad and held two-day discussions where they agreed on redesigning the Miyar Hydroelectric project, Radio Pakistan reported […]

Will Give Global Push To Silk Road Passing Through PaK: China

BEIJING: China has said it will give a global push to its ambitious Silk Road initiative after a UN Security Council resolution called for its implementation by member-states, notwithstanding India’s sovereignty concerns in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. China’s official assertion came as its official state media in Beijing asked India to adopt a “more pragmatic” approach towards […]

Experts See No Reason To Oppose CPEC

Srinagar: A strong desire to find alternative economic road link for valley is convincing the business community, and political parties across the party lines of Jammu to Kashmir, to explore the possibility of joining the $46 billion worth China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), often billed as “a game changer” in South Asia, likely to boost the […]

Killing of a Forest Ranger: Court Directs Police To Constitute SIT

SRINAGAR: The court of sub-judge, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ganderbal has directed SSP Ganderbal to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) and carry out proper investigation into the killing of a civilian by a government gunman in 1999. The court has also direct SSP Ganderbal to submit a report. Eighteen years ago, Ghulam Mohammad Lone was […]

KEG Ends Boycott After DGP’s ‘Regret’

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) acknowledged the response of state police chief in which he regretted the marshalling of news photographers by a police officer, last week. He has assured that the police will look into the issue, inquire and take action. State police Chief Dr S P Vaid talked to KEG President, Fayaz Ahmad […]

86 Persons, Mostly Students, Arrested By Police In Pulwama

PULWAMA: The crackdown on youth allegedly involved in “unlawful” activities continues in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district while during fresh night raids, at least 21 persons including a 65 year-old-elderly man were arrested from Muran and Kungan villages of the district. The elderly man detained by police has been identified as Abdul Rahim Sheikh of Muran […]

Pellets, Bullets Symbols of PDP’s Treacherous Politics: Hurriyat

SRINAGAR: Lashing out at PDP’s North Kashmir Lok Sabha member, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday termed his statement as “absurd and ridiculous”. “Before issuing these silly statements, PDP should realize this fact that pellets, bullets and (Public) Safety Act now stand sign and symbolic for their treacherous politics,” […]

Shabir Reiterates His Association With Geelani

SRINAGAR: Senior separatist leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah Tuesday reiterated his association with Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, however, he excused himself from taking any role ‘which he cannot fulfil’. Speaking to the Kashmir Observer after media reports created stir that he has stepped down as Secretary General of Geelani led Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Shah said, “I have […]

Seasonal Infection: No Need To Panic, say Doctors

SRINAGAR: Rejecting the media claims of “unknown infection” having griped the valley, Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman on Tuesday said that it is the normal seasonal flue which takes 10-12 days. “It has been happening for past many years.” “There is absolutely no need to panic about it,” he asserted, “it’s a normal […]

88 Youth Joined Militancy In 2016: Union Govt

NEW DELHI: A total of 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in 2016, the highest in last six years, the Union Government has said, adding that alleged infiltration almost tripled last year as compared to 2015. It, however, said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has “improved to a large extent” in the current year. In […]

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