Prior 2014, there was no threat from Rohingyas: Omar

Srinagar—Shortly after the Government of India declared Rohingya Muslims as “illegal” immigrants in the country posing “serious national security ramifications”, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took to twitter and said that there was no such threat prior to 2014.   ”This threat, at least in J&K, is a post 2014 development. No such intelligence reports […]

Pakistan Ready with ‘Toughest Policy’ for America: Report

Islamabad— Pakistan is ready with a tough diplomatic policy if the US imposes any sanctions on it or lowers Islamabad’s major non-NATO ally status over failure to crack down on militants, according to a media report. Pakistan’s new strategy comes after US President Donald Trump, while unveiling his new policy for South Asia and Afghanistan, […]

‘Confession’ Video of Youth Killed Goes Viral

Srinagar—A video in which a slain youth hailing from Bijbehera area of Anantnag district ‘confesses’ his role in spying upon militants has gone viral over social media sites. Identifying himself as Ishtiaq Ahmad Wagay of Jablipora Bijbhera, the youth in the video — who is dressed in blue Pathani suit — admits to spying upon […]

2,075 VIPs in J&K Protected by 4,499 Policemen

Srinagar—Out of the 19.26 lakh police officers in India, 56,944 are deployed for the security of 20,828 VIPs, media reports quoting the data compiled by the Bureau of Police Research and Development said on Monday. As per the data Bihar has the highest number of VIPs being accorded protection. There are 3,200 VIPs who are being […]

GOI Tells Top Court: Deporting Rohingya Refugees A Policy Decision 

New Delhi—The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Rohingya Muslims are “illegal” immigrants in the country and their countinous stay posed “serious national security ramifications”. The Centre’s affidavit, filed in the apex court Registry, said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and […]

Dead Baby Put on Ventilator at SKIMS, Family Cries Murder

Srinagar—A family from Shalimar area in the city outskirts Monday staged a protest accusing a doctor at prestigious SKIMS of ‘murdering’ their child while performing a medical procedure which, they said he was not authorised to perform. The doctor, according to protesting family has gone into hiding, a fact admitted by the senior doctors at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute […]

State’s Response to Future Floods: Watch and Ward,Effective Community Participation

Srinagar—Kashmir’s vulnerability to severe flooding was spectacularly demonstrated only three year ago. Memories of people struggling to cope with the effects of intense rainfall in 2014 are still afresh along with poor state response to handle the weather event, eventually described as “too huge a catastrophe to be prevented by the government.”  To meet the […]

JE’s Suicide case:Court grants bail to in-laws,state to challenge order 

Srinagar: A court here has granted bail to in-laws of a junior engineer, Mudasir Aziz, who was allegedly forced to commit suicide in May this year.  Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar granted interim bail to Javaid Ahmad Bangri of Illahi Bagh Soura, his sister Naziya Shafi and Aunt Sabeena Majid till September 21. The trio were under […]

Manmohan Singh in Valley

Dr Manmohan Singh led Congress policy planning group has called for a political engagement with Kashmir and batted for a return to secularist values to keep J&K united and strengthen the state’s bond with the country.  Top Congress leader and the former J&K Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad advocated the talks with the separatists, saying […]

Geelani Writes to UN Chief for ‘War Crime Tribunal’ for JK

Srinagar Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has written a letter to United Nations Secretary General. He has demanded appointment of a War Crime Tribunal for Jammu and Kashmir to identify the culprits of Human Rights abuses. “The indiscriminate use of lethal weapons, pellet guns, bullets, pawa shells to contain public rallies while chanting slogans […]