Mourning Continues In Kashmir On 3rd Day

Srinagar—The Kashmir Valley on Tuesday observed a shutdown for the third day running against the killings in Shopian and Anantnag, even as authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and south Kashmir. Life also remained disrupted in Kishtwar where local organization had called for bandh today in solidarity with the people of the Valley Reports […]

SC declines to stay its SC/ST verdict

New Delhi—The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will consider in detail the Centre’s review petition against its March 20 judgement on the SC/ST Act but declined to keep in abeyance the directions passed by it to deal with the issues of arrest and sanction under the special law The apex court said people who […]

Militancy not going anywhere

The past two days  have come as a replay of the extraordinary situation that prevailed in Kashmir through 2016. There is thus a sense of dead-end as to the direction of Kashmir. The deaths of the local militants and the civilians have plunged Kashmir into deep sadness. But the security agencies, on the other hand, […]

Saudi crown prince: Israelis have the right to a homeland

Washington—The crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia said Israel has a “right” to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom’s position, as outlined in an interview with The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, on Monday. Saudi Arabia and Israel still have no formal diplomatic relations, but behind the scenes, improvements in their […]

Air strike kills 12 in Yemen, including 7 children

Aden—An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed 12 civilians, including seven children, in the costal city of Hodeidah on Monday, medics and a witness said. Medics and a witness who saw the wreckage said the air strike had destroyed a house in al-Hali district, where displaced civilians from other provinces were […]

List of Innocents

  Now that new regimes have taken over in the Northeast, will there be a mass withdrawal of cases against the ruling party cadres? That has been the norm across the country. Most new governments withdraw cases involving agitations carried out by their party cadre as part of opposition tactics. All peaceful street protests must […]

Planet of the apps

If you’ve ever used an app, whether on a smartphone or computer, you’ll inevitably have received a request to rate that app. The same goes for restaurants, which place great store by their ratings on Facebook and so on. After all, if enough people downvote a particular restaurant fewer people will feel inclined to dine […]

Er. Rasheed protests against killings in Srinagar

Srinagar—Legislator Engi­neer Rasheed along with this party workers staged a protest against the Kashmir killings outside Press Enclave Srinagar. Rasheed along with his workers held a sit-in on Resi­dency Road. The workers were carry­ing placards seeking an end to genocide in Kashmir. Rasheed raised slogans against India and Army and asked Jammu Kashmir Police to […]

Malik arrested, shifted to central jail: JKLF

Srinagar—Chairman Jam­mu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested by police on early Monday morning and shifted to police station Kothibagh, party statement said. He said police early morn­ing cordoned the residence of JKLF chairman and immedi­ately shifted him to police sta­tion from where from he was shifted to central jail Srinagar on […]

Governor Inaugurates 13th Session of Science Congress at KU

Srinagar—Governor NN Vohra, Chancellor of the Univer­sity of Kashmir, urged scientists and researchers in the State uni­versities to undertake research which is relevant to the problems of the state. Addressing 13th session of the J&K Science Congress at the Uni­versity of Kashmir, the Governor said: “I have been having discus­sions with the Vice-Chancellors of all […]

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