Missing Cops Son Surfaces With AK 47 on FB

Srinagar— Holding an AK 47 rifle, picture of a policeman’s teenage son who went missing last month from Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has gone viral over social media, giving rise to speculations that he may have joined ranks of militants. 17 year old Fardeen Mohiuddin, son of Ghulam Mohiuddin, who is a […]

Budgam man looted at knife point in city outskirts

Budgam—Two unknown persons looted a Budgam resident at a knife point in a broad day light in Barzulla area of Srinagar on Thursday.   A middle-aged person Niyaz Ahmad (name changed) was walking to board bus near Barzulla bridge, where two knife-wielded persons got hold of him and took away Rs 8.5 thousand from him […]

SFA, F&S XI involve in 1-1 stalemate

Srinagar—State Football Academy (SFA) and Food and Supplies XI played out a 1-1 draw in their premier division fixture of State Football League 2017 played at Synthetic Turf TRC Srinagar, a statement from Jammu and Kashmir Football Association said on Thursday.  The tie was a closely contested tie with both teams getting many a scoring […]

Spain gives Catalan leader eight days to drop independence

Madrid—Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and rule the region directly. His move could deepen the confrontation between Madrid and the northeastern region but also signals a way out of Spain’s biggest political crisis since […]

Rival Palestinian factions reach national reconciliation deal in Egypt capital

Gaza—Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says it has reached a national reconciliation deal with rival party Fatah with the aim of ending a decade-long political rift mainly over the governance of the Gaza Strip.   “Fatah and Hamas reached an agreement at dawn today upon a generous Egyptian sponsorship,” the Gaza-based resistance movement’s chief Ismail Haniyeh said in a […]

India & Pakistan: Peace for the people

    India and Pakistan turned 70 this year but remain enemies, as they have since Partition in 1947. Much like a family feud, the two nations remain hostile; the conflict has only escalated since the bitter division as British rule ended. The official story in each country projects the other as precisely that, “the […]

China scrambles fighter jets to deter US missile frigate

Beijing—China has scrambled two fighter jets, a helicopter and a guided-missile frigate to deter a US frigate which was nearing disputed islands in the South China Sea. “The US destroyer’s behavior violated Chinese law and relevant international law, severely harmed China’s sovereignty and security interests, and threatened the lives of both sides’ frontline personnel,” said […]

US will lose global trust if it kills Iran deal

The EU foreign policy chief says Washington’s possible withdrawal from the Iran deal will send a message to the international community that the US is not trustworthy when it comes to deal making. In a Wednesday interview with PBS channel, Federica Mogherini highlighted Iran’s full compliance with the 2015 deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive […]

India gives more medical visas to Pakistanis

New Delhi—Continuing a trend that started after a promise made on Independence Day this year, India has issued medical visa for a one-year-old Pakistani seeking open heart surgery and a man seeking a liver transplant. “We have approved the visa request for liver transplant surgery of your uncle Mr Azhar Hussain in India,” External Affairs […]

Back to dialogue

On Monday, the ex-spy chiefs of India and Pakistan A S Dullat and Ehsan-ul-Haq got together at an event titled ‘Spymasters’ Meet’ in London School of Economics.  The event was unique in the sense that the former spy chiefs have earlier plotted against each other’s countries. And now here they were side by side at […]

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