“I only exist where my words take flight”

Among Kurds, Bachtyar Ali has long been a celebrated author. In Germany, he shot to fame when ?Der letzte Granatapfel? (The Last Pomegranate) was published. Recently, “Die Stadt der weißen Musiker” (The City of White Musicians), the second of his novels to be translated into German, was released. Interview by Sonja Galler In your essay […]

Israel, Saudi Arabia have common enemy, areas of cooperation: Bin Salman

New York—In an apparent reference to Iran, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the regimes in Saudi Arabia and Israel have “a common enemy” and that they could immediately normalize their relations once the Palestine issue is resolved. In an interview with the TIME magazine published on Thursday, the first in line to the Saudi throne spoke […]

US dropped plague-infected fleas on North Korea in 1952: Report

Washington—The US forces dropped plague-infected fleas on North Korea in March 1952, according to report on germ warfare released online. The report published in February 2018 mentioned one episode of the dropping of plague-infected human fleas on a single small village. In it mentioned in the report that Pak Yun-Ho, a 26 year old peasant born […]

‘Unimpressed’ by American Patriot missile system, India turns to Russian S-400

New Delhi—India is to finalize a weapons deal to buy Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems reportedly unimpressed by US-made Patriot missile systems’ repeated failures. India’s Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is visiting Moscow this week for New Delhi and Moscow to put the final touches to the agreement, which buys the latter six anti-aircraft-cum-anti-missile S-400 systems. […]

‘Govt direct employees to submit annual property statements’

Srinagar—Following the obser­vations that employees are not sub­mitting the requisite annual prop­erty statements to the competent authorities, the government has di­rected all the controlling/drawing and disbursing officers to strictly direct all the officers/officials to furnish the statements in time and that any lapse will be reflected in the APRs/ACRs. Official sources told KNS that there […]

CM’s statement on PM mere cliché: opposition

Srinagar—A day after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti praised and pinned hope on Prime Minis­ter Narendra Modi’s leadership; the opposition mainstream politi­cal parties termed it as mere cliché, saying that such statements are aimed to befool people of Kashmir. National Conference Provin­cial President for Kashmir, Na­sir Aslam Wani said that it has been three years the […]

Omar nominated for social media award

Srinagar—Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said he was thrilled to be nominated for Outlook Social Media Award (OSM) in politician of year category which is managed by one of the leading news magazine Outlook. Expressing his excitement on social networking site Twitter Omar wrote: “It’s not the winning or losing […]

2 Persons Held In Pulwama 

  Srinagar—Two persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in militant activities and funding” in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said today. “In a case for involvement in terror activities and funding, two persons have been arrested in case FIR No. 50/2018 of Police Station Awantipora,” a police spokesman said. He identified the duo as […]

Undertrial Injured In Jail 

Jammu—An undertrial, facing murder charges, was injured after being attacked by a fellow inmate inside district jail in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. Dilshad Hussain was attacked by Saddam with an iron rod inside the jail premises yesterday, a police official said. He said Saddam, who was recently shifted to Kathua district […]

Much hyped CM Grievance Cell out of order for a long time

Srinagar—When one signs in to access Chief Ministers Grievance Cell website to register your complaint, it shows: “HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found.” For a long time now, J&K Chief Ministers Grievance Cell website is inaccessible as a result complainants are unable to register their complaints online. The out of order website […]

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