Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Assumes Charge As GoC Northern Command

UDHAMPUR — Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Friday assumed the charge as General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Northern Command. The General Officer was commissioned into the 9th Battalion of the Dogra Regiment in 1980 and has had varied staff and command exposures. He has commanded a Mountain Brigade, an Armoured Division and a Strike Corps.   His tenures […]

Does Hurriyat Have A Policy For K- Resolution?

Our leaders may put up a brave front and claim that the struggle for ‘self determination’ in Kashmir is making rapid progress and well on its way to fructification. However, the reality is quite different as despite the humungous loss of human life and countless number of hartals since the nineties, the ‘self determination’ movement […]

Series Of Grenade Attacks Spark Panic In Valley

SRINAGAR — A number of grenades blasts took place in Kashmir Valley on Friday, leaving four paramilitary troopers, a policeman and a civilian injured at one place near Khanbal area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. In other blasts, there was no casualty reported.   Official sources said suspected militants lobbed a grenade on a joint patrol of […]

Nowhatta Erupts After Friday Prayers, SF Vehicle Crushes 2 Youth

SRINAGAR — Two youth were critically injured after a CRPF jeep ran over them during clashes outside Srinagar’s Grand Mosque on Friday. Official sources said a CRPF BP (Bullet Proof) jeep of 128 battalion ran over two youth identified as Mohammad Younis of Dalgate and Kaiser Ahmad of Fatehkadal. The duo suffered critical injuries in the incident and were immediately […]

2010 Unrest:Govt Submits CoI’s Report Copy In Sealed Cover Before HC

SRINAGAR — The government on Friday placed before high court a copy of recommendations made by the one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) headed by Justice (retd) M L Koul public into 2010 unrest. The Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice M K Hanjura perused the report after Government placed the same in […]

Jamia Masjid Eyesore To Ruling Class From 90 Years: Mirwaiz 

SRINAGAR —  Right from the day people of Kashmir started their fight against the oppression of Dogras to New Delhi’s forcible control, the pulpit of Jamia Masjid has reverberated with the voice against repression and to highlight and represents the true aspirations of people of Kashmir to break free from the yoke of subjugation. This was […]

'Skyrocketing Of Airfares Concerning'

SRINAGAR — Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Friday said that the government shares the concern of the people regarding the skyrocketing of airfares during the peak tourism season. Minister said this while interacting with the delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) who called on the minister to discuss […]

Vohra Meets Rajnath, Discusses Prevailing Situation In J&K

NEW DELHI — Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him the prevailing situation in the State where the Centre has suspended operations against militants during Ramzan, which started from May 17, officials said. During the half-an-hour meeting, the Governor briefed the Home Minister on the security situation […]

Being Mad About Peace

“YE deewangi kab khatam hogi?” When will this madness end? The disarming question from former Indian vice president Hamid Ansari prompted Pakistan’s ex-spy chief retired Lt-Gen Asad Durrani to agree to do a book with his friend, the former RAW chief, Amarjit Singh Dulat. The Dulat-Durrani book explores Ansari’s poser from different angles. Luckily, it […]

Petrol Price Cut By 6 Paise, Diesel By 5 Paise

NEW DELHI — The trend of miniscule reduction in petrol and diesel prices continued for the third consecutive day today with oil firms cutting rates by 6 paise and 5 paise a litre respectively. The reductions follow softening of international oil rates and the rupee gaining against the US dollar. Petrol in Delhi now costs Rs […]