Impunity is the norm here

  “Kashmir has become a mess,” a retired Indian official who worked on Delhi’s Kashmir policy told me as news of the latest fighting trickled in. “We have squandered the chance at peace.” On April 1, at least 13 militants and three soldiers were killed in a series of gunfights. Five civilians were killed and […]

‘I Write on that Void: Kashmir, Kaschmir, Cashmere,Qashmir’

“I hope mail is not much disrupted because of the problems in the country and that this letter reaches you. I hope this madness stops, with all my love and even more, much more.” Agha Shahid Ali wrote in a letter to his family dated November 4, 1984. Kashmir was always on Shahid’s mind no […]

Everybody farts !

An interesting scientific experiment took place last year. Two reasons.  One is because it is about the air expelled from the anuses of living beings, popularly known as farting. The other, because the scientists investigating asked the public to send them information through a twitter handle called #doesitfart. The information has been printed in a book […]

GMC students protest against Kashmir killings

Srinagar—Scores of students of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar held a protest demonstration against the south Kashmir killings here. The apron donning students holding placards were joined by doctors and paramedics in GMC premises amid pro-freedom slogans. The students also adopted the resolution by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against the ongoing repression in Kashmir. “We […]

Police foil JKLF’s protest march

Srinagar—JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal, zonal vice president Muhammad Yasin Butt along with activists Muhammad Haneef Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganaie and Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah were arrested by police when they were assembling to hold a peaceful protest against killings in Kashmir, a party statement said. “Despite police highhandedness, crackdown and oppression, JKLF leaders and […]

Repeated curbs reflect frustration of rulers: Mirwaiz

Srinagar—Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house detention, has strongly condemned the government action of caging pro-freedom leaders, disallowing Friday congregational Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid and turning entire downtown and other parts of the city into a military garrison stating that repeated curbs reflect the frustration of […]

VC, KU meets Governor

Jammu—Dr. Khurshid Andrabi, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir met Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, and briefed him about certain issues relating to the University’s functioning. Governor re-iterated his concern about the sustenance of the academic environment in the Campus and advised VC to early appoint respected Faculty members as Counsellors Mentors in every […]

Gulmarg Land Scam: Bla Court to conclude trial expeditiously

Srinagar—In a significant order a Division Bench of the State High Court (Jammu Wing) comprising Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Tashi Rabstan has di­rected the 1st Additional Sessions Judge, Baramulla to take steps for completion of the trial expedi­tiously. The Division Bench while issuing such directions in the much publicized Gulmarg Land Scam (FIR No.8/2009 […]

Govt establishes special cell for migrants in Delhi

Srinagar—The State government on Thursday ordered establishment of Special Cell for Migrants (SCM) in the Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi to coordinate the matters relating to migrants. Consequent up it, the government ordered transfer and posting of Dr. Shafqat Khan, awaiting orders of adjustment in the Health and Medical Education Department, in the office […]

Govt Orders Detachment Of Teaching Staff

Jammu—The Government on Tuesday ordered, with immediate effect, a detachment of the officers and officials of the School Education Department including teaching staff presently attached in other Departments. “Sanction is hereby accorded to the cancellation of all attachments ordered from time-to-time of the officers/officials including teaching staff of the School Education Department, who are presently […]

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