Nothing common about common cold

The season of the ‘common cold’ is upon us. But this is not all! As if this harried country of ours did not have enough problems to contend with as it is, newer and newer varieties of maladies keep popping up out of the blue. There is the dreaded ‘swine flu’ that again appears to […]

Torture of Kashmiri prisoners

On Monday several disturbing pictures of the torture of prisoners in Tihar jail including that of Shahid Yusuf, the son of Hizbul Mujahideen supremo Syed Salahuddin hit the social media. The pictures were also released by the Hurriyat as part of its statement on the issue. The prisoners had deep bruises and lacerations across their […]

Entire Kashmir to be electrified soon: PDD

Srinagar—The Power Development Department is going to procure 10 lakh electricity metres to ensure 100 percent metering in Jammu and Kashmir in the coming years. An official of the PDD said that the government of India will provide funds for procuring of 10 lakh metres for the state. “Process has already begun in this regard,” […]

New approaches being used with Pakistan, India over Afghan issue: US

Washington— The United States is working on new approaches with India and Pakistan for promoting stability and reconciliation in Afghanis­tan, says the State Department. The State Department’s annual report on its financial priorities for the new fiscal year highlights this as a key ingredient of new US strategy for South Asia that President Donald Trump announced on […]

North Korean confirms missile launch, says can strike anywhere in US

Pyongyang—North Korean state broadcaster on Wednesday said the latest missile launched by Pyongyang is a new ICBM model, dubbed Hwasong-15, capable of reaching entire territory of the US. As is the norm, North Korea’s veteran newsreader Ri Chun-Hee of KCTV made the announcement of the successful launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile authorised and witnessed […]

21-yr old Indian youth shot dead in US

New York— A 21-year-old Indian man has been shot dead in front of his house during a robbery in the US state of Mississippi, according to a media report, days after another Indian student was killed by four armed robbers.   Sandeep Singh was shot in the stomach during a robbery reported on Sunday in […]

Saeed petitions UN to remove his name from ‘terror list’

Srinagar—Alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition with the United Nations asking the global body to drop his name from the Security Council’s list of designated terrorists. The development comes just days after his release from house arrest which he had been sentenced to since January 2017. Saeed vowed […]

Suu Kyi stripped of Freedom of Oxford award

London—Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the Freedom of Oxford award over her “inaction” in handling the raging Rohingya refugee crisis and turning a “blind eye to violence” in the country that forced over 600,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.   Oxford City Council voted unanimously last night to […]

Private Coaching Centre “Deceives” Students, Allege Parents

Srinagar—A delegation of parents Tuesday alleged that a privately-owned coaching centre, Crescent Classes, Naseem Bagh, Srinagar, did not meet the claims the administrators made at the time of the admission of their children. “Not only did they left the syllabus incomplete but changed the teachers midway rendering the students frustrated,” parent of a girl enrolled […]

Is Kashmir becoming a paradise for non-local beggars?

Srinagar—Kashmir valley, popularly known as paradise on earth for its breathtaking beauty, is fast turning into a “beggars paradise”. The increasing number of non-local beggars – who are mostly found indulging in drug abuse and pick pocketing- has not only become a matter of concern for the people. These non-local beggars could be seen at […]