179 Kids Among 4609 HIV-positive Patients In J&K

980 people have died of AIDS so far: Director JKSACS SRINAGAR — The prevalence of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) that causes AIDS has slow­ly tightened its grip on Jammu and Kashmir as over 4609 patients including 179 kids have been test­ed HIV positive in the state so far. The authorities at J&K State AIDS Control Society […]

Top Police, CRPF Brass Meet Guv

SRINAGAR — Muneer Ahmad Khan, ADGP, Home Guards, Security, and Law and Order, Alok  Kumar, IGP Security and Zulfiquar Hassan, Inspector General (Operations) CRPF, met Governor Satya Pal Malik  at the Raj Bhavan here on Friday. Khan briefed him about several important matters relating to Security and Law and Order management in the State, an official […]

Resounding Strike Halts Life Across Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Life across Kashmir came to a grinding halt on the second consecutive day on Friday as the strike call by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against the assault on Article 35A evoked a total response. Most of Hurriyat leaders continued to remain under house detention and preventive custody to keep them from leading […]

European Intellectuals And The East

Asia and Europe are fundamentally dif­ferent from each other in social, cul­tural and historical terms. Differences in the climate and environment of both continents have shaped their respective customs, rituals, cultural practices, etiquettes, and living standards. During ancient times, people in both conti­nents weren’t entirely aware of each other. How­ever, this began to change when […]

JRL Hails Resilience Of People  

SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance Leadership has said that the resilience and determination of the people of J&K has “forced” the Supreme Court of India to defer the “mischievous” case, challenging the hereditary state subject law.  In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the complete […]

Police Releases Naikoo’s Father; Militants Free 11 Cops, Kin  

SRINAGAR — Militants released policemen and an SPO besides kin and kith of ten other cops on Friday, a day after abducting them following the arrest by police of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo’s father and relatives of other militants in South Kashmir. Their freedom came soon after police released 70 year old Asadullah Naikoo. Those released […]

Hizb Chief’s Son Sent To 10-Day NIA Remand

SRINAGAR — A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday sent Syed Shakeel Yousuf, son of Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin, to 10-day remand of the central probe agency. Reports said the special NIA court sent Shakeel Yousuf into the custody of the agency till September 10. Shakeel Yousuf was arrested from Rambagh area of Srinagar […]

ULB Polls Next Month, Panchayat Elections From Nov  

SRINAGAR — In a major decision aimed at empowerment of the people at the grass root level, the State Administrative Council (SAC), after extensive deliberations on various aspects and feedback received from the Departments of Housing & Urban Development, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Home decided to commence the formal process for conducting Municipal […]

Beijing Says It’s Helping Kabul Upgrade Defence Capability

BEIJING — China’s defence ministry said on Thursday that it was supporting Afghanistan’s defence and counterterrorism efforts, a day after Beijing denied a plan to build a base in Afghanistan and to send Chinese forces to the war-torn country. China’s foreign ministry on Wednesday dismissed a report by the South China Morning Post that cited sources […]

19 Fishermen Missing After Saudi Airstrike In Yemen

SANNA — As many as 19 fish­ermen have reportedly gone missing after a Saudi Arabian airstrike on fishing boats off Ye­men’s western coastline, which has come under an unrelenting Saudi-led offensive. The attack took place off the port city of Hudaydah, near the island of Uqban, Yemen’s al-Masirah televi­sion network reported on Friday. The head of […]

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