NIA Quizzes Khan, Fazli

New Delhi—The NIA Monday examined the head of a traders body and a Kashmir University PhD scholar in connection with a case related to the funding activities in Kashmir, officials said. Yasin Khan of Kashmir Traders and Marketing Federation, and KU scholar Aala Fazli have been examined here, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) spokesman said. […]

BJP Likely to Induct Some New-Faces;Bali, Chowdary & Sethi Face Axe

Srinagar—Some of the ‘under-performer’ ministers from BJP in Jammu and Kashmir will likely to be shown the door while some new faces from the party may become the part of the combined BJP-PDP Government. Party sources told news agency CNS that reshuffle of BJP Ministers in Jammu and Kashmir is on cards and in this […]

People Understand Our Compulsions: Mehbooba

Srinagar—Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday said that the dream of her father was to restore peace in J&K and put the state on the path of development. Talking to reporters in Kupwara Mehbooba said the agenda of PDP is to make J&K a bridge of friendship between India and Pakistan. “People understand our compulsions. People […]

Mirwaiz Urges GOI to Follow Vajpayee Formula for Talks on Kashmir

Srinagar—Chairman of  Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said he favoured unconditional dialogue with the Centre, but said the best chance of success would be if it followed the Vajpayee government’s doctrine of the early 2000s. Umar, who is the Mirwaiz or the religious head of Kashmiris, noted that in the Vajpayee formula “all […]

Police Playing Hide & seek With Murder Accused for 13 Months

Srinagar—Even after the expiry of 13 months, Police have failed to nab the murder convict who escaped from SMHS Hospital Srinagar in June last year where he was brought for medical check-up under police custody. Nazar Muhammad Dar, son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Dar, resident of Rakhshalina Budgam was convicted in a case under FIR number […]

Sofi Takes Over As ‘Kashmir Wire’ CEO

Srinagar—Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has appointed the veteran journalist, Ali Mohammad Sofi as CEO of, to-be- launched news service, KASHMIR WIRE. In a statement issued here on Monday, a spokesman of KEG said that Ali Mohammad Sofi, in consultation with select members of KEG, will start the process of holding interviews and selection for the […]

5 Fresh Incidents of Braid Chopping in South

Srinagar—Five fresh incidents of hair chopping in South Kashmir’s Kulgam and Anantnag districts on Monday further added fear among the locals, especially girls. Two incidents have been reported from Chak Path Dooru and Magray Pora Achabal in Anantnag while at Aminu,  Ashmoji and Manzgam Koril in Kulgam, the hair of three girls were chopped off […]

India’s Intellectuals Alien, Insensitive to Kashmir Pain: Drabu

Srinagar—The apathy of Indian thinkers and policymakers in understanding the trials, tribulations and social evolutions in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the reasons for the pestering problems confronting the state, Minister of Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu said. “More than political alienation in Kashmir, it is the disengagement of Indian civil society that needs to […]

United in confrontation

India, Pakistan confrontation at United Nations has played out like broken record. Staying true to a long established tradition, the neighbours traded charges and counter-charges. Speaking first, Pakistan foreign minister highlighted India’s alleged brutalities in Kashmir and made a strong pitch for the implementation of the United Nations resolutions on the state. In response, India […]

JRL Supports Today’s Shutdown Call

Srinagar—Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) , comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik Sunday extended support to the shutdown call issued by traders and transporters to protest the NIA notice to trade leader Yaseen Khan. While extending support to the September 25 (Monday) shutdown call JRLsaid that the Government of India was […]