When people sacrifice their lives to save militants

Four more civilians have lost their lives in South Kashmir. And once again near an encounter site, where they were part of a protest to disrupt the cordon and search operation against a few cornered militants. And this time the protesters actually helped militants escape. And later the people celebrated with the freed militants, despite […]

‘JK Govt ask departments to update websites regularly’

Srinagar—Following the reports that most of the depart­ments were not updating content on official websites, the govern­ment has directed all its depart­ments to update official websites on a regular basis. Sources in the government told KNS that all department heads, principal secretaries and secretaries, have been asked to issue directions to all the sub­ordinate officials […]

Assam Police Awaiting Confirmation On Youth Joining Hizb    

New Delhi—The Assam Police is awaiting confirmation from its Jammu and Kashmir counterpart whether a missing youth from the northeastern state has joined militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, a senior police official said today. “Whether he has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen is still to be confirmed by Jammu and Kashmir Police. The verification process is going […]

‘Western media’ and mass deception

“Gaza-Israel border: Clashes ‘leave 16 Palestinians dead and hundreds injured’.” That is a typical BBC headline when Israeli soldiers start killing, with coldblooded precision, defenseless Palestinians. “Palestinian officials say,” they would then add, “at least 16 people have been killed by Israeli forces and hundreds more wounded during protests at the Gaza-Israeli border … The […]

257 killed in Algeria military plane crash

Algiers—An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers, their families and some refugees crashed soon after takeoff  Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation’s worst-ever aviation disaster. Algeria’s Defense Ministry said those killed included 247 passengers and 10 crew. An Algerian-backed group seeking independence for Western Sahara said 30 of its […]

Jammu Shutdown Evokes Little Response

Jammu—A shutdown called over several issues by the Jammu Bar Association evoked lukewarm response on Wednesday as other bar associations and business chamber remained away from it calling the issues sub judice. The shutdown was called by the Jammu lawyers body against settlements of Rohingya refugees in Jammu, for transfer of Asifa murder case investigations […]

Shab-e-Mehraj holiday on Saturday

Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday declared 14th April as holiday on account of Shab-e-Mehraj. In an order issued here, government announced its decision.

History’s shackles !

States can choose their friends, but not their neighbours. In an existential sense, geography is destiny. But while we can’t change our neighbourhood, we can at least try and make it less dangerous. Located in an area that has witnessed invasions and massacres without end, we are at one of the world’s deadliest focal points […]

CJI Will Decide Allocation Of Cases: SC

New Delhi—The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the “first among equals” and has the constitutional authority to decide the allocation of cases and setting up of benches to hear them, the Supreme Court ruled today. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud dismissed a PIL […]

Landslides Hits Sgr-Leh Highway

Srinagar—Sonamarg-Drass road stretch of the Srinagar-Leh highway was closed for traffic on Wednesday due to landslides. Landslides occurred at Shaitan nallah and Bajri nallah spots which forced closure of traffic on the stretch, officials said. They said that men and machinery have been deployed to clear the road, and efforts are on to make it […]

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