Narspora XI, Kashmir Knights,FCC make winning start to their campaign

SRINAGAR: Narspora XI, Kashmir Knights and FCC Thursday made winning starts to Shaheed Aga Syed Mehdi Memorial Cricket Tournament campaign, beating their opponents in their respective fixtures played at Budgam Sports Stadium. Narspora XI locked horns with Club of Unity Patwoo, with the former opting to bat first. Narspora XI mad a competitive total with […]

Students Continue To Clash With Forces In Valley

Srinagar: Students clashed with government forces on Thursday at different places in the Kashmir Valley demanding release of their classmates arrested during clashes at various educational institutes in past four weeks. Scores of students from Government Degree College Magam of Budgam boycotted classes and took to the streets, demanding action against  forces allegedly involved in thrashing […]

Brutalization of Kashmir

The killing of the Lt Ummer Fayaz Parray, 23, has once again brought into sharp relief the grim situation in Kashmir – one where the already shrunk middle ground is narrowing by the day.  Gradually, the nuance in the discourse is dying, so is the space for the mitigating circumstances for a person from any […]

The world is watching Kashmir

For years now, India has faced almost negligible pressure from the international community to resolve the Kashmir issue. Most other countries, even China, have largely respected India’s position that Kashmir is a bilateral issue with Pakistan. Only New Delhi and Islamabad pay much attention to their annual United Nations General Assembly tit for tat in […]

Umar Fayaz’s killing has harmed Kashmir cause

Any resistance or struggle needs fuel to survive else it ceases to bear fruits. In the present scenario, Kashmir has reached  a stage where only those people who get hefty bucks in their accounts on first day of every month want Kashmir to remain burning while as a helpless and poor labourer who in some […]

Changing tack in Kashmir

In the two decades since I first went to Kashmir as a reporter, everything has changed—on the surface, anyway. In Srinagar last week, I struggled to find my old bearings: Many of the buildings are new, most of them hotels and home-stays. Some iconic old structures have been repurposed in more unexpected ways. I was […]

Schools close to LoC in Rajouri shut after shelling

Jammu: All schools close to the LoC were shut in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Thursday following the death of a woman in shelling. “All schools in villages close to the LoC (Line of Control) in Rajouri will remain closed as a precautionary measure,” a district official said. The authorities have also designated some schools […]

2 killed, 7 injured as car falls into gorge in Doda

Doda: Two persons were killed and seven others injured after a car veered off the road and fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir last night. The incident took place in the Doda district. Further details awaited

Kashmir conclave an attempt to resolve Valley unrest: Yechury

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said the proposal to hold a non governmental conference in Delhi is an attempt to seek a “unified voice” on resolving unrest in the Kashmir valley. “Out attempt will be to make it an all-party Kind of gathering. We all should take initiative […]

Union home secy to visit JK today

Srinagar: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi is visiting Jammu and Kashmir today to take stock of the situation in the Valley. During the trip, Mehrishi will meet Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and discuss with them the prevailing situation in the state. The home secretary will also hold a meeting with top civil, […]