India’s Absence at OBOR Meet  Makes China Third Party to Kashmir:Analyst

Srinagar: India’s arguments with China on the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative have helped bring the triangular dynamic between India, Pakistan, and China in  Kashmir into sharp focus, says the academic, journalist and the strategic affairs expert C Raja Mohan. “While it has been generally accepted by the global community, including India and Pakistan, […]

14th GST Council Meeting Begins in Srinagar Today

Srinagar: The tax that 1.3 billion Indians will pay on buying salt to luxury cars and on services like phone calls to dining out will be decided at the GST Council meet starting Thursday here amid tight security cover in view of recent protests. Srinagar:  The 14th meeting of the GST Council to be chaired […]

GST Meet in Srinagar a Conspiracy: KEA

Srinagar: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) has expressed its serious concerns over the GST council meet to be held in Srinagar from May 19. In a statement, KEA Co Chairman Farooq Dar said holding GST council meet in Srinagar is a well-hatched plan of the government of India to implement the tax regime in the State. […]

Jaitely, Army Chief Review Kashmir Situation

NEW DELHI: In his maiden visit to Kashmir valley, defence minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday reviewed security situation in the Valley in the backdrop of continuing unrest in Kashmir valley and rising militant activities. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat also arrived in Srinagar later in the day joined the review meet. Defence sources said that […]

Why Geelani Was Barred From Visiting Hospital? SHRC Seeks Report

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission, while taking the suo motto cognizance of the media reports about barring of Syed Ali Geelani from medical consultation, has directed police to file report explaining circumstances in which the octogenarian Hurriyat leader was restrained from visiting hospital. “Senior Superintendent of Police, Budgam, is directed to file the report […]

Kashmir Internet Ban Goes for a Toss as Users Turn to VPN

Srinagar: The month-long ban imposed by the Jammu and Kashmir government on social media platforms and Internet sites to curb the unrest in the valley has come a cropper with almost everyone accessing these platforms using Virtual Private Networks. The state’s Home department, through an order issued on April 26, had banned 22 social media platforms and sites including Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter in […]

Shopian Gangrape Victim Reaches Srinagar, Looking for Justice

Srinagar: A family from South Kashmir’s Shopian district Wednesday staged a protest here in Srinagar alleging that culprits responsible for the ‘abduction and rape’ of their 16 year old daughter were roaming free while police have been turning deaf ear to their pleas. Muhammad Hussain Keela of Check Saidpora Shopian along with his son Reyaz […]

Munir Khan Takes Over as IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Munir Ahmad Khan, IPS (JK-1994) took over as Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone on Wednesday. In a brief ceremony at ZPHQ Srinagar, Shri Munir Ahmad Khan took over the charge as Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone from Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani, IPS. Munir Ahmad Khan is a highly decorated Police officer in […]

First Ever RSS Meet in J&K Signals Danger: Karra

Srinagar: Congress leader and former PDP Member of Parliament from Srinagar Tariq Hameed Karra on Wednesday said that holding of RSS and VHP annual review meeting at Jammu has ‘unfortunately vindicated my stand’ against BJP-PDP combine. “Since its inception as the proposed review meeting would be another step forward towards the implementation of hegemonial and […]

Students Protest Against Arrests

Srinagar: Students of Gandhi College in old Srinagar on Wednesday clashed with the security forces after they were stopped from taking out a march to press for release of those arrested during earlier such protests. The students boycotted their classes and came out on the main road at Babademb in downtown city around noon and […]

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