‘Inside’ Job Suspected In IUST ‘Spray Attack’

Srinagar—The officials of the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Thursday described the ‘spray attack’ on some students as ‘inside’ job promising stringent action against the culprits involved. “Prima facie it looks like a prank gone wrong,” Vice-Chancellor IUST, Prof (Dr) Mushtaq Siddiqui, told Kashmir Observer. “   At least a eight students, six […]

Mehbooba Mufti Says Violence Abating In Kashmir Valley

New Delhi—Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said situation in the state has improved a lot as violence has come down significantly. She said this after holding an hour-long meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, three days after the appointment of former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma as the special representative who […]

US imposes new sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Washington—The US House of Representatives has endorsed new sanctions on the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah. The new sanctions were passed by voice vote, without opposition on Wednesday on the pretext of the resistance group’s “acts of death and destruction.” This is while Hezbollah has played a major role in battling Daesh Takfiri terrorists near the Lebanese border with Syria. […]

Pakistan court orders arrest of ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad—Pakistan’s anti-corruption court today issued a bailable arrest warrant against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in two cases of corruption spiralling from the Panama Papers leak.      The accountability court issued the arrest warrant against Sharif after he failed to appear in the court in two graft cases — the Flagship Investment case and […]

Iron-fisted policy, dialogue don’t gel

Three days into the appointment of the former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma, centre is sending out conflicting signals on Kashmir. On the one hand, Sharma is talking about reaching out to all sections of society and also try and get separatists on board and on the other a message is going out that there […]

Finance Department rolls out austerity measures to cut down on expenditure

Srinagar—The State Government today rolled out a slew of measures to promote fiscal discipline in the administration. “Utmost economy shall be observed in organizing conference, seminars, workshop by the Government Departments and only such conferences, seminars, workshops etc which are absolutely essential should be held,” said a circular issued by the Principal Secretary Finance, Navin […]

Eyewitness: The Rohingya horrors and Aung San Suu Kyi’s whitewash

It was a bright autumn morning, and I had just dropped off my two children at nursery and was scrolling through Twitter, when I spotted a video of another mother’s two children. The youngest was a one-year-old boy, the same age as my own youngest; the other, his nine-year-old sister, had been carrying him for miles. She […]

Brief history of prediction

  The prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) predicts the challenges which humankind is facing today fourteen hundred years  ago. In a narration In the book Sahih al-Muslim: “Before the Battle of Badr started, God’s Messenger upon him be peace and blessings, walked around the battlefield and pointed to some locations, saying, Abu Jahl will […]

Delhi’s New Kashmir Pointsman

You could draw very wrong conclusions from the fact that the Narendra Modi government has appointed former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma as the interlocutor  for Jammu and Kashmir. You could, for example, believe that the government is bent on securitising what is essentially a political issue, or that the government will only repose its […]

No to CPEC unless Pakistan provides trade access to India: Afghan Prez

New Delhi—Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country will not be a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) unless it is given access to Pakistan’s Wagah and Attari border, DNA India reported on Wednesday. Addressing a gathering at the Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi, Ghani said that Kabul will restrict Pakistan’s access to […]

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