Sacrifice & Hope on Eid al-Azha

Srinagar—Kashmir is celebrating Eidul Azha with great religious fervour and enthusiasm today to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S). The day will dawn with special prayers in mosques and Eidgah’s, with biggest congregations expected at Srinagar’s sprawling Eidgah Grounds and at Hazratbal Shrine on the banks of Dal Lake. As per the Islamic […]

Hajj Climax: Pilgrims Take Part in Rami Amid Tight Security

Makkah—Two million Muslims pilgrims from around the world took part in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia on Friday, with tight security measures in place two years after a deadly stampede. The ritual at the Jamarat Bridge in Mina near Makkah marks the final major rite of the Haj. The stampede in Mina […]

Police Under Attack: 1 More Killed, 7 Injured

Srinagar—One police man was killed and seven others were injured when militants attacked an armed police bus in the city outskirts late Friday evening . The condition of the three of the seven policemen was described as critical and were operated upon in the hospital. Police sources said that a Armed Police vehicle 853 was on way […]

Kupwara Man Missing in Army Custody

Srinagar—Protests erupted on Saturday in Kupwara district of north Kashmir when a youth went missing while another was severely beaten and has been hospitalised in a critical condition with the locals alleging that were taken into custody by Army. Police has registered two separate FIRs against army, one for attempt to murder and another for […]

Smartphones Leak Privacy Data Of 40% Indians To CIA

New Delhi—An astounding number of Indian smartphone users, around 40 per cent, knowingly or otherwise, share data with others across the world, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), a parliamentary panel has reportedly been told. A report in The Indian Express citing sources states that on July 21, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, who retired […]

NIA Custody of 3 Hurriyat Leaders Extended

New Delhi—A court on Friday extended the judicial custody of three Hurriyat leaders arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan, till 27 September. During the in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bambaba extended the custody of Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey and Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate after they were presented […]

Yasin Malik Arrested on Eid Eve

Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhamamd Yasin Malik was Friday arrested in Srinagar a day ahead of Eid ul Azha. According to a press statement , Malik along with zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri was today arrested from JKLF office Srinagar and immediately shifted to central jail Srinagar. Prior to his arrest, JKLF […]

LPG Price Hiked by Rs 7 Per Cylinder

Srinagar—Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) price was today raised by over Rs 7 per cylinder, in line with the government’s decision to hike prices every month so that all subsidises are eliminated by this fiscal-end. A subsidised 14.2-kg LPG cylinder now costs Rs 487.18 in Delhi as against Rs 479.77 previously, according to Indian Oil Corporation, […]

Army Truck Hits Sumo, 2 Killed

Srinagar— Two people, including a driver, were killed and three others injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Jammu national highway Friday morning, official sources said here. They said a speedy army vehicle coming in opposite direction hit a Sumo cab at Banihal at Chamalwas on the highway resulting in instant death of driver and a […]

The Empire Stopper

When The American Author James A. Michener went to Afghanistan to research his work of historical fiction, “Caravans,” it was 1955 and there were barely any roads in the country. Yet there were already Americans and Russians there, jockeying for influence. Later, the book’s Afghan protagonist would tell an American diplomat that one day both […]

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