Political Activist Killed, PDP, Cong Locked In Row  

Srinagar—A political activist was killed in an attack by gunmen on Wednesday in Pulwama district in south Kashmir, officials said, but the ruling PDP and opposition Congress were locked in a row over the party affiliation of the victim. Ghulam Nabi Patail, a resident of Shadimarg area in Pulwama, succumbed to injuries while being taken […]

Thousands Attend Funeral Of 2 JeM Militants  

Srinagar—Thousands of people on Wednesday participated in the funeral of two slain militants in Handura and Khargund villages of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants – Abid Ahmad of Khargund and Ishfaq Ahmad of Handoora – were killed along with two foreigners, identified by the police as Umar Khalid and Yasir, in […]

GoI Looks At Military Solution To Kashmir: JRL

Srinagar—Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said government of India looks at a military solution for Kashmir even as they paid tributes to four armed youth—Abid Ahmed, Ishfaq Ahmed, Umar Javaid and Yasir Ahmed, who were killed in a gunfight at Laam, Tral in Pulwama district on […]

Kathua Rape And Murder:2 Accused Knock SC Door Against Case Transfer 

New Delhi—Two accused of the Kathua rape case have approached the Supreme Court, opposing a plea made by the victim’s father to transfer the trial in the gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl child on January 12, from a sessions court over there to Chandigarh. In an application, accused Sanji Ram and Vishal Jangotra […]

Justice Needs To Be Done With J&K: Farooq

Srinagar—NC president Farooq Abdullah Wednesday welcomed the remarks of Congress leader Salman Khurshid that the national party has “Muslims’ blood on its hands”, saying introspection is important to initiate reconciliation between various communities in the country. Earlier this week, former union minister Salman Khurshid stoked a controversy with his statement where he admitted of his […]

CET Scam Architect Gets 16 Years In Jail,Fined Rs 1 Crore 

Srinagar—The former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), Mushtaq Ahmad Peer,  who allegedly engineered the common Entrance Test (CET) 2012 scam, was on Wednesday sentenced to sixteen years in jail on four counts and fined whopping Rs one crore fine for “blatant abuse of his official position of the worst kind”.  Special […]

When a Kashmiri mainstream leader speaks

In his speech at the University of Berkeley in United States, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called for renewed efforts to push the resolution of Kashmir. Abdullah, as usual, was very articulate in his description of the prevailing situation in the state.   He highlighted the “unusual situation” in Kashmir whereby “more youth are willing […]

Asaram found guilty of rape, gets life term

Jodhpur—A Jodhpur court on Wednesday sentenced self-styled godman Asaram to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his ashram five years ago, the second case of a powerful spiritual leader being convicted of a sexual offence in less than a year. Special judge Madhusudan Sharma’s verdict, which comes as […]

Asaram Bapu:The rapist preacher who built an empire of Rs 10,000 crore

Ahmedabad— From the high pedestal of a preacher having thousands of followers, self-styled godman Asaram’s fall from grace came after he was embroiled in the rape case of a minor girl. If we go by figures, Asaram can surely give top businessmen a run for their money as the jailed self-styled godman created an empire […]

Fulfilling commitments made with every section of society: Mehbooba

Jammu—Chief Minister, Meh­booba Mufti today said that her Government is fulfilling the com­mitments made with every sec­tion of society in the State. The Chief Minister said this while interacting with a delega­tion of Employees Coordination Committee, led by its Chairman, Ghulam Rasool Mir, who had come to thank her for the his­toric decisions taken in […]