Burhan Aide Sabzar Ahmad Among 2 Killed in Tral Gunfight,Valley Tense

Tral: Two militants including Hizb commander Sabzar Ahmad have been killed in the ongoing gunfight in Saimoh village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, sources said. Police sources confirmed the killing of Sabzar Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat, resident of Rathsuna Tral and Faizan Muzaffar Bhat son of Muzaffar Ahamd Bhat resident […]

‘War Unleashed on People of Kashmir’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday made a fervent appeal to the United Nations, UNHRC, ICJ, and other international human rights bodies to play their role in preventing what he called ‘heinous war crimes against Kashmiri civilians’. Addressing the Friday congregation at city’s historic Grand Mosque Mirwaiz said that Kashmiri people were […]

Not The Indian Army I Know

  I find it difficult to criticise the army. It almost hurts to do so. As children of the army, my sisters and I were brought up within its warm embrace. It shaped our young lives, fashioned our thinking and influenced our ethics. Not surprisingly, we look upon it as India’s most honourable institution. Not […]

How Modi have taken us back to the 1940s

Flashback to 1950: After three years of care, consideration, erudition, eloquence, conflict, and consensus, the Constituent Assembly has hammered out a national document spelling out an inclusive, pluralistic vision of India. We celebrate this Constitution on January 26, 1950, our first Republic Day. The monster job of governing India takes shape slowly and painfully — […]

Flouting Court Ruling,Custodian Dept Hands Over 30 Kanals to Sports Council

Srinagar: Custodian Department, Kashmir has in violation of High Court directions, “handed over” 30 kanals of land in Srinagar to the Sports Council for building a stadium, incurring crores of losses to the department’s revenue generation. Sources in the department said that more than 30 kanals of Custodian land at Ishber Nishat in Srinagar have […]

Tassaduq for Mechanism to Check Illegal Brick Kilns

SRINAGAR: Pollution is one of the biggest hazards affecting the environment, human lives and is a serious concern for everyone. There is a need to take all possible measures to prevent JK’s environment and ecology getting polluted on a large scale. Coordinator, Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Mufti today said this during his meeting with […]

Kher’s ‘Illiteracy’ on Kashmir Welcome: Aiyar

Srinagar: Taking a dig at Bollywood actor Anupam Kher for criticising his recent meeting with Hurriyat leaders, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Friday welcomed his disapproval saying that the former lives in a mansion in Bombay and had not visited Kashmir to take stock of the situation for decades.   “You think I didn’t […]

Tral Protests Creation of ADC Office in Awantipora

Tral: Complete shutdown was observed in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday against the creation of Additional Deputy Commissioner office,  in Awantipora area. Members of civil society,  trade unions and Traders Federation Tral protested in Bus Stand area and uptown Tral, demanding ADC office in Tral , which has been given to […]

Div Com reviews Ramzan arrangements in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a meeting here to review the availability of basic amenities to the people and arrangements put in pace for the ensuing holy month of Ramzan. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, SSP Anantnag, Directors of Education, FCS&CA and Urban Local Bodies, District officers, […]

Mehbooba for early completion of protection works on Jhelum,revival of water transport

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet subcommittee to monitor the dredging and completion of Comprehensive Flood Management works on the river Jhelum held its first meeting here today. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who also heads the subcommittee, chaired the meeting. The subcommittee reviewed the status of works of Phase-I of the Comprehensive Flood Management Plan costing around Rs. […]