ED Summons Dr Bilquies Shah

Srinagar: —Dr Bilquies Shah, the wife of jailed Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, who has been receiving summons, left for Delhi to present herself before the Enforcement Directorate. Dr Bilquies was getting repeated summons from ED since the arrest of her husband. Though she has already appeared before ED three times, she is repeatedly summoned, […]

Arrest of photojournalist: PCI Issues Notice to NIA, JK Police

Srinagar—Press Council of India (PCI) Thursday issued a notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Jammu and Kashmir police, and other state officials over the arrest of freelance Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf. PCI, according to a report, has taken a suo-motu cognizance of the arrest of the photo journalist and has given two weeks time […]

Daesh Targets Karbala Pilgrims, 50 Killed

Baghdad—At least 50 pilgrims were killed and over 80 more injured in a pair of gun and car bomb attacks in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, reports citing healthofficials reported. The dead included mostly pilgrims headed to the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf in Southern Iraq, according to media reports. In the first attack, a group […]

Stray Dog Menace: Govt Committee Formed 2 Years After SC Order

Srinagar—The government on Thursday formed a state-level monitoring committee for control and management of stray dog menace and canine bites in the state. The Government issued an order for constitution of the committee and issuance of guidelines as Supreme Court hears a related Public Interest Litigation on Friday. Headed by Administrative Secretary, Housing and Urban […]

Truce Violations: Pakistan Summons Indian Envoy

Islamabad—Pakistan on Thursday summoned India’s deputy high commissioner in Islamabad J P Singh, a day after two civilians were killed in a ceasefire violation allegedly by Indian forces on the Line of Control. Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement that it condemned the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by the Indian Army in Dewara and Kakran […]

Lashkar-e-Taiba Commander Killed in Nowgam Encounter

Srinagar—Police Thursday said that wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba Commander Abu Ismail along with his associate, was killed at Aribagh, Nowgam in Srinagar outskirts. Police said the slain commander Abu Ismail was involved in the attack on Amarnath yatris in July. Addressing a press conference at PCR, IGP Munir Khan said that police had “specific information” about presence […]

Probe Purchase Of Excessive Items: NGEWA SKIMS To Govt

Srinagar—A non-gazetted employee’s body of the premier healthcare facility of the valley, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, (SKIMS) in a meeting Thursday demanded probe into the purchase of tens of healthcare items purchased in “excess” quantities during the period Dr Showkat Ahmad Zargar was in the chair as director. The items according the body […]

Service-charge by hotels and restaurants is unfair

At a time when political rulers at the centre regularly boast about their strong action against wrong-doings, it is surprising that Union Minister of Consumer Affairs accepted helplessness of central government against many restaurants and hotels still charging service-chare despite the ministry-warning of  taking service-charge as unfair practice. Now taking the matter with Central Board […]

Article 35A and smiling Jinnah

If the ruling party of any country represents the will of the majority then the majority of India is interested in doing away with article 35A. And the current ruling party has made no bones about the fact that 35A is an eyesore for them. The sooner it is dispatched to the gallows the better […]

Fake News Is The New Opium Of The Masses

A few months ago, I started peeping into the smartphones of people in Mumbai locals. I found that most men and women, if not tapping away on Candy Crush Saga, were most likely forwarding WhatsApp messages. I discovered that men in their 40s could go on forwarding sprees, looking specifically for old texts to forward, […]

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