CM Greeted With Azadi Slogans at SKICC, Forced to Leave

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was forced to leave a women’s self-help group (SHG) function here Tuesday when it degenerated into an impromptu protest, leaving the government red-faced. Mehbooba, who was hastily escorted out of the venue by her security, sought to downplay the incident and told reporters that her government was trying to help […]

Beyond alliterations and acronyms

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has asked people of Kashmir to choose between ISIS and Kashmiriyat. She urged people to safeguard their Kashmiri identity, rich Sufi heritage, secular ethos and mutual brotherhood. Absent alliteration, the CM’s statement invokes the choice offered to people of valley between “tourism and terrorism” by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during […]

Of Militants and Martyrs

In recent days, the entire nation has witnessed the contrasting narratives of two ill-fated Kashmiri youth. The unfortunate storylines of these young men are dissimilar for the most part but have the same personal denouement. Their tales are lamentable, if only because they died young – one at 22 and the other a year older. […]

‘Ramsomware’ attack is a disturbing news

Last year alone, at least 28 hospital trusts in the United Kingdom had been hit by so-called “ransomware”, a form of computer virus that first encrypts every file on a server, and then demands payment, usually via bitcoin, to free them. Most often it finds its way on to servers when computer users in an […]

Gujarat not famous for its soldiers

Are there Gujarati martyrs? The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, offended some people by asking if any Gujaratis fought and died for the country. He made the comment after a Kashmiri officer, Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, was killed in the Valley. The answer to Yadav’s question is: a few but not many. And […]

Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables

Most Australian adults would know they’re meant to eat two or more serves of fruit and five or more serves of vegetables every day. Whether or not they get there is another question. A recent national survey reported 45% of Australian women and 56% of Australian men didn’t eat enough fruit. And 90% of women and 96% of men […]

India Not Willing for Dialogue: Jha

Islamabad: An senior Delhi based journalist has claimed business tycoon Sajjan Jindal visited Pakistan on the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and that he wasn’t sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to a private Pakistani news channel, Prem Shankar Jha said, “Jindal visited Pakistan on Nawaz Sharif’s invitation as he wasn’t sent by […]

Merely abrogating Article 370 will not solve Kashmir problem: Amit Shah

New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government is handling the Kashmir issue ‘diplomatically’ and India will ultimately ‘prevail’ there, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said adding that merely abrogating Article 370 will not solve the problem in the valley. Shah said the prime minister is keeping a ‘keen eye’ on Kashmir and the security agencies […]

School van turns turtle in Tral, 04 students injured

Tral : A School Van of Dolphin International School Tral , without registration number, turned turtle near Konjibal area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday morning. At least 04 students have been injured in the accident. The injured have been shifted Sub District Hospital Tral for treatment. According to the locals ,the […]

Mehbooba stresses on further facilitating, expanding cross-LoC trade

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed the administration to facilitate the cross LoC trade in the State further and encourage the genuine traders by regular and regulated monitoring and appraisal of the trading.   The Chief Minister was addressing a high level meeting to review the cross LoC trade in the State. Few days back […]

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