Carnage In South Kashmir’s Kulgam

Srinagar—Four civilians and one army man was killed and nearly a 100 civilians injured, at least two of them critically, in the Khudwani area of the Kulgam district in South Kashmir on Wednesday after a gun-battle broke out between militants and government forces. No militant casualties were reported, and though the police claimed four civilians […]

Kashmir’s ‘Unmourned” Dead

Two Kashmiris who died last Friday made the news. The first was Mussavir Ahmed Wani of Delipora village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district while the second was a person named Manzoor Ahmed Bhat from Hajin village in Bandipora district of North Kashmir. While the former who was a Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed in a […]

What a Shame!

  A cursory glance through the police charge-sheet against the accused in Kathua rape and murder case is enough to send a chill down ones bones. The eight year old girl was recurrently sedated and gang-raped by the grown men over the week that she was held in captivity in a temple. It now turns […]

4 Civilians, Army Man Killed in Kulgam Gunfight, Clashes

Srinagar—Four civilians and an army personnel were killed during a gunfight and ensuing clashes in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday. Sources said that government forces launched a cordon and search operation in the district’s Khudwani area of Kulgam last night, following information about the presence of militants there. They said a gun battle broke […]

Putin Warns Against Provocation Amid Hype Over Syria Gas Attack Claims

Moscow—Russia says the United States is refusing to accept the reality over an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital, Damascus, for which Moscow says there is no evidence. “You see the unconstructive position that some countries including the US have taken. They are a priori refusing to face reality,” Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told […]

HC seeks functioning of JJBs

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed the Government to inform it within two days about the functioning of juvenile justice boards (JJBs) which already been constituted. The court has listed the matter again day after tomorrow. The direction was passed by the court in view of the statement made by the counsel representing […]

JK scaling ambitious targets in road communication sector: Govt

Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir is, for the first time, scaling targets for de­velopmental works in road communica­tion sector under various centrally-spon­sored schemes, signaling an important breakthrough in this key sector. “This achievement of our engi­neers has opened new vistas for progress, employment generation and prosperity in our state. We have proven that we can improve our […]

KU holds concluding sessions of 13th J&K Science Congress

Srinagar—The University of Kashmir on Tuesday organised post-Congress sessions of the recently-held 13thJ&K Science Congress for authors who had missed to present their research findings due to varied reasons. KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi congratulated the organisers for successfully conducting the Congress. Dean Research Prof Zafar A Reshi, convener of the Congress, underlined its aims and […]

Lightning Damages 2 Houses, School  

Srinagar—Two residential houses and a government school were damaged after lightning struck in two villages of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday night, police said. An official said that lightning struck in Choola and Zamboor Pattan villages of Uri in the  frontier district, damaging two residential houses and a school. He said that a residential […]

We Are Being ‘Befooled’ By Executive: SC

New Delhi—We are being befooled by the executive”, was how a “frustrated” Supreme Court said Tuesday while ruing the fact that around Rs one lakh crore worth of funds meant to protect the environment and benefit the people, was being diverted for other purposes. Severely criticising the government, the apex court observed that it had […]

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