2 Militants Killed In Pulwama Shootout

Srinagar:  Two militants were killed in an encounter by forces in the south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said on Sunday. They said government forces laid an ambush at village Padampora Awantipora in Pulwama district today following specific information about movement of militants. However, when the car reached near the naka, militants opened fire, they […]

Hello Aadhaar, Goodbye Privacy

How would you feel if you lived in a country where everyone’s identity information (name, address, date of birth, photograph – whatever the government decides) is stored in an open-access database? Think about it, because India is nearly there, with some minor restrictions on the content and terms of access of the database. To understand […]

What Babri offer means

My radical leftist friend thumped a bunch of newspapers down on the table and took the chair opposite to mine. “Buddy boy,” she winked and said, “Muslims must be feeling like the Germans did after the Treaty of Versailles.” I blinked in confusion. It wasn’t because I was oblivious of the Treaty of Versailles, which […]

KCC&I Seeks Govt Help To Revive Handicraft Sector

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) has expressed concern about the dwindling state of Kashmir handicrafts.  KCC&I has also sought government attention towards the ‘miseries’ of the handicraft artisans.  “The role and importance of the handicraft in the Kashmir economics, as always has been remarkable,  even during the worst phase of turmoil […]

Time to catch up with latest technological innovations: KU VC

Srinagar: Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi said academic and research institutions cannot remain oblivious to catching up with latest technological innovations. Addressing two-day national-level seminar ‘Electronic Devices, Systems and Information Security’—organized by Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Technology—Prof Andrabi said: “Such conferences should provoke our scientific and creative tendencies to help […]

Doctors ‘thrash’ attendants at Barzulla hospital   

SRINAGAR: A team of doctors at Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla  lost cool and allegedly abused and thrashed attendants accompanying a patient, after the attendants’ asked them if there was a senior doctor available at the hospital. The attendants said on Thursday evening, they filed a complaint at Sadder Police station against Dr. Mohammad Shafi, […]

City traffic police holds cycle Rally for Safety Awareness  

SRINAGAR | :  A Cycle Rally for Safety Awareness 2017 was organized by Traffic Police City Srinagar under the Civic Action Programme of J&K Police. The purpose of the event was to encourage people to move towards ecofriendly modes of transport and to send a strict message to discourage underage driving. J&K Traffic Police was […]

Will work for JK’s sustainable development: Tassaduq

Pulwama: Making a strong case for sustainable development of Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today said the biggest asset of the State is its natural beauty and precious resources which need to be preserved. “Over the years, due to varied reasons, a lot of damage […]

Need to be optimistic, show wisdom: Geelani 

Srinagar: Reiterating boycott call for upcoming bye-election, Syed Ali Geelani said that people in Jammu & Kashmir are striving for right to self-determination.  Urging people to exhibit persistence with the movement, Geelani said, “We need to be optimistic, show wisdom and valour.’’ We have presented unparalleled sacrifices for our birth right and are duty bound […]

Cong smells rat over BJP not contesting LS polls

Srinagar:  Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief and parliament by-poll candidate for Anantnag seat, G A Mir on Saturday lashed out at People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for ‘inviting’ RSS politically in the State. Talking to KNS, Mir said that the PDP was earlier claiming that the alliance between PDP-BJP was only to implement agenda of alliance […]