Flood Alert: Schools To Remain Closed Today

SRINAGAR — In the wake of looming floods, the divisional administration has ordered closure of all schools in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan said that all schools across Kashmir Valley shall remain closed on Saturday. He said that decision in this regard was taken for the safety of students and […]

3 Militants Die Fighting, Boy Killed In Ensuing Clashes In Pulwama

SRINAGAR — Three militants and a teenaged boy were killed, and nine youth were injured during a gunfight between militants and government forces and ensuing clashes between protesters and Govt forces in Chatpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday. SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudhary said a joint team of army’s 55 RR, SOG […]

Sedition Complaint Filed Against Cong Leader Azad

NEW DELHI — A sedition complaint has been filed in a Delhi court against senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for his alleged remarks that more civilians were being killed in army operations in Jammu and Kashmir than militants. The plea filed by an advocate has sought action against the politician for offences under sections 124 […]

‘BJP Surprised PDP, Pulled Out From Alliance For Electoral Gains’ 

Sinha-led Concerned Citizens’ Group Report On J&K Also Sees BJP Taking Belligerent Position On Art 35-A   SRINAGAR — The Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG), led by former Indian Minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, on Friday said its members believe that the manner in which the BJP masterminded the fall of the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government […]

Patel Wanted Hyderabad For India, Not Kashmir

Until September 13, 1947, India’s first deputy prime minister Vallabhbhai Patel was fine if Kashmir went to Pakistan – as long as Hyderabad came to India. There has been some controver­sy over recent remarks made by Congress leader Saifuddin Soz, who is in the news for his just-released book, Kashmir: Glimpses of His­tory and the Story […]

Is Islam The Only Way To Talk About Christian Fundamentalism?

And why did Mehdi Hasan have to call Christian fundamentalists ‘Christian Taliban’? We really need to talk about Mehdi Hasan’s latest video for the Intercept. In the clip titled, Caliph Donald Trump and the Rise of the Christian Taliban, broadcaster and journalist Hasan spends nearly four minutes warning his viewers about the “Christian Taliban”, or […]

Arab States’ Intel Heads, Mossad Chief Hold Secret Meeting: Report

JERUSALEM — Spy chiefs of Israel and regional Arab countries have reportedly attended a secret summit hosted by the US president’s senior advisor as Washington moves to conclude a controversial “peace” plan on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without the consent of the Palestinian side. French news outlet Intelligence Online reported Thursday that the intelligence heads of Jordan, […]

New Turn In Kashmir

By sliding away from Mehbooba in the State Assembly, the BJP has turned its back on the Muslims of the Valley. It has also, in effect, freed millions of Hindutva cadres to blow conch shells heralding the great 2019 epic.  Two policemen leading the mob which ultimately lynched a Muslim in Hapur is, of course, […]

‘Jordan, Palestine And Saudi Arabia Warn Israel Against Turkey’

JERUSALEM — Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine have warned Israel on separate occasions about Turkey’s creeping influence in occupied East Jerusalem, according to a report by Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The report notes that senior officials from the three Arab countries told Israel that Turkey was “extending its influence in Arab neighbourhoods of Jerusalem” which they […]

Malaysia Withdrawing Troops From Saudi-Led Military Coalition: Defense Minister

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia says it is pulling its troops out of the Saudi-led military coalition, which has been relentlessly pounding impoverished Yemen in an imposed war for the past three years. “The Cabinet made the decision (to bring soldiers home) last week. We are waiting for the preparations carried out by the Armed Forces,” Malaysia’s […]