Rope Skipping-Jump Rope championship: BHSS Palpora, Kashmir Harward, Legends win events

SRINAGAR: The four-day Rope Skipping/Jump Rope championship for boys and girls of different age groups began Wednesday at Indoor Stadium, Srinagar. According to a statement from Youth Services and Sports, organisers of the championship, as many as 300 skippers from various schools of Srinagar district participated in the event. The championship was inaugurated by senior […]

SMC specifies 10 parking spaces in City for public use

SRINAGAR: In order to streamline City traffic movement, Srinagar Municipal Corporation has created 10 parking spaces in the Srinagar City for public use. The parking spaces have been created at Harwan in front of Harwan Bagh, Shalimar on roadside opposite Mughal Garden, Cheshmashahi on roadside of the Mughal Garden, Makai Point Boulevard, Shaheed Gunj on […]

NC Backed MLA Meets BJP Chief, Triggers Debate in Kargil

Kargil: The meeting of MLA Zanaskar, Aga Syed Baqir Rizvi, with BJP Chief Amit Shah in Jammu has triggered a heated debate among public circles in Kargil.  Interestingly Aga Baqir was accompanied by former MLC and NC leader Aga Syed Ahmed when he met Shah.  Aga Baqir had  won the assembly election from Zanaskar constituency of […]

Saudi prince rules out rapprochement with Iran

RIYADH: A powerful Saudi royal said on Tuesday that there could be no rapprochement between his country and Iran, which he said wanted to dominate the Muslim world. In a television interview, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also said that his kingdom could withstand a long war in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia fights in […]

UP village bans women from using mobile phones

New Delhi: A village in Uttar Pradesh has banned women from using mobile phones in public in an attempt to restrict their contacts with men and plans hefty fines for violators, police said on Wednesday. Village elders ruled that women found using a mobile phone outside their homes would be fined a hefty amount of Rs. […]

India Summons Pak Envoy

New Delhi: India on Wednesday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and demanded action against Pakistan soldiers and commanders responsible for killing of two of its security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. Basit was summoned by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to convey India’s “outrage at the killing and the barbaric act of mutilation of the […]

Gunmen Loot EDB Bank In Pulwama

Pulwama: Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday looted around five lakh rupees from a bank in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Police sources said that three masked  men carrying guns barged inside the Ellaquai Dehati Bank branch Wahibugh in Pulwama and looted around five lakh rupees. This is the second incident in the past 24 hours. On Tuesday gunmen had looted […]

Winning back the Valley

The deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir, together with strained relations among the Agenda for Alliance partners in the State, obviously prompted the meeting between Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The April 24 meeting covered various measures to deal with the violent protests that have rocked the Valley lately, but the […]

Why Kashmir’s mainstream parties have gone underground

Less than a year ago, when you entered the town of Anantnag in South Kashmir, you were greet­ed with party flags. The pen and inkpot of the People’s Democratic Party, the plough of the National Conference, even the odd Congress hand fluttered in Khanabal Chowk, close to the govern­ment quarters. As you drove deeper into […]

World Press Day: All’s not hunky dory with Kashmir Press

On World Press Day, there has been little soul searching in Kashmir about the state of media. True, Kashmir Editors Guild held a meeting in which they paid tributes to the journalists slain over the turmoil of past thirty years. The Guild noted with dismay that the investigations in all of those killings have yet […]