Omar Dubs US Row As ‘Tamasha’ 

Srinagar—Former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday dubbed the confrontation with some Kashmiri-Americans as “tamasha”, saying he had a great session at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). In the video, some Kashmiri-Americans could be seen confronting Abdullah as he was leaving after making his speech. The protesters threatened of taking him to the […]

NIA Books Salahuddin’s Son In 2011 Case   

New Delhi—The NIA on Friday charged Syed Shahid Yusuf, son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, with indulging in “unlawful activities” in a 2011 case. The agency made the allegations in a charge sheet filed before District Judge Poonam A Bamba, who posted it for consideration on May 4. The final report has alleged that “Shahid […]

Maintain Discipline: JRL 

Srinagar—The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) – an amalgam of separatist outfits – on Thursday appealed to people to maintain discipline during the campaign and protest demonstrations against the gruesome rape-and-murder of minor girl in Kathua. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a statement today, said that some “mischievous […]

Handwara Scam: Ensure Disciplinary Action Against Erring, HC Tells PHE

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed the Commissioner Secretary PHE to ensure disciplinary action was taken by the department against the delinquent officials allegedly involved in multi-crore PHE scam in Handwara. The Division Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice MK Hanjura asked the commissioner secretary to ensure that disciplinary action […]

Panel Formed On Cops Seniority 

Srinagar—The government on Thursday constituted a five member committee headed A G Mir (IPS), ADGP CID J&K, to suggest within 45 days a concrete roadmap to resolve the issue of seniority of J&K Police (Gazetted) Service. The other members of the committee include S D Singh (IPS), IGP Jammu Zone, J.P. Singh (IPS) IGP (Pers) […]

City roads in shambles, authorities fail to carry out necessary repairs

Srinagar—In absence of repairs, most of the roads in the city are dotted with potholes. Interestingly number of roads across the sum­mer capital was macadamized last year, however could not withstand rains and developed potholes. The R&B department had claimed that macadamisation met the international standards. In Srinagar city, potholed roads are a common sight, […]

Div Com reviews status of major road, bridge projects in City

Srinagar—Divisional Commis­sioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Thursday visited Rajbagh and Mahjoor Nagar localities here to review the status of mega road and bridge projects under construc­tion in these areas. The Div Com directed the of­ficials of various departments to work in tandem so that the pace of development projects is expe­dited. District Development Com­missioner […]

Tourism Minister orders attachment of Director SKICC

Jammu— Minister for Tour­ism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today ordered attachment of Director Sher-e-Kashmir In­ternational Conference Cen­tre (SKICC) Yasmeen Khan along with engineering staff. The Minister issued the orders in connection with the allegations against the officer(s) for violation of rules and norms amounting to abuse of official position, breach of trust, thereby in­flicting a huge […]

The Death and Burial of a Child in Kathua

O Destroyer, let her return there, if just to die Save the right she gave its earth to cover her, Kashmir Has no rights.                                ? Agha Shahid Ali The newspapers reported a strange and piteous story on Sunday morning: the eight-year-old girl […]

Arranged Marriages: How are promises of a lifetime made in one day?

I grew up with a mother who constantly wondered what her life would have been like if she hadn’t gotten married at 23. What if her college days were spent in Delhi instead of in her own small town? Would the lap of a big city nurture a strong independent woman just like itself? My […]