Traders Down Shutters Against GST Rollout

Srinagar—The district administration Srinagar on Wednesday imposed restrictions in parts of capital city as precautionary measures while the traders across Kashmir Valley observed complete shutdown against the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in its current form in the state. Restrictions under section 144 were imposed in downtown areas falling under the jurisdiction of […]

Delhi Always Backtracked from Promises Made to Kashmiris: NC

Srinagar—National Conference senior leader Ali Muhammad Sagar Wednesday said that mainstream politicians in past committed mistakes those need to be rectified now. He said it is an open fact that Kashmiris have been betrayed and history is testimony to this fact that New Delhi never fulfilled the promises that it made to the people of Kashmir. Sagar was speaking […]

Netanyahu Boasts of ‘Heavenly Deals’ with India

Tel Aviv—A day after Benjamin Netanyahu called India and Israel “sister democracies” Israeli premier described the burgeoning cooperation between the two countries as a match made in heaven. “This is a marriage made in heaven, but we are implementing it here on earth,” Netanyahu said, drawing a round of applause from the audience of mediapersons […]

Geelani Wants Pak-Iran-Afghan Alliance

Srinagar—Terming the recent statements of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei on Kashmir, as timely and pragmatic, both factions of Hurriyat Conference Wednesday urged Iran to play an active role in resolving the seven decade old Kashmir conflict as per wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. Hurriyat (G), Chairman Syed Ali Geelani […]

India Protests Against Burhan Rally in UK

London—India has protested to the UK over a planned rally to mark “Burhan Wani Day” in Birmingham on Saturday, questioning how the British government can allow the “glorification of terrorists” on its soil. The Indian High Commission in London wrote to the UK Foreign Office to register its protest. The rally is planned by UK-based […]

Transition Complete: J&K Assembly Adopts GST Resolution

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution for implementing the Goods and Service Tax (GST) in the state amidst protest by opposition parties. With this Jammu and Kashmir has also come under the pan-India Goods and Services Tax. The resolution was adopted by a voice vote after turbulent rounds of debates […]

OIC invites Mirwaiz to Abidjan

Srinagar: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Secretary Dr Yousuf-Bin-Ahmed Al-Othaimeen has invited APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to 44th session of OIC Foreign Ministers conference at Cote-D’lvore, Abidjan, on July 10, and 11, 2017. APHC hopes that OIC will lay special focus on the resolution of Kashmir dispute as well which is lingering since […]

Why Deaths No More Depress Kashmir’s Gravediggers

Srinagar—Death can never be a cause for jubilation, but for a community living in Kashmir, death is not depressing either. In fact, death keeps them alive. They are the Malkhaish or Kabr-e-Mali’e, the professional gravediggers who earn their bread by digging graves for the dead.  Showkat Ahmad Hafiz, is busy in sharpening a set of digging tools at […]

Tel Aviv yatra: Pakistan watches Modi’s Israel visit closely

Islamabad—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a three-day official visit to Israel on Tuesday – the first by any head of the government from India – in a development dubbed by the media in both the countries ‘historic’ and ‘landmark’. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with his entire cabinet went to Tel Aviv’s Ben […]

India ‘misleading the public’ on Sikkim standoff: China

Beijing—China Wednesday accused India of “misleading the public” by saying that Chinese troops are building a road close to the Chicken’s Neck in the Sikkim sector which could endanger India’s access to the north- eastern states.   “In disregard of the 1890 Sino-Britain convention, the Indian side said that Doklam is located within the tri- junction of […]

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