JRL Threatens Mass Stir If ‘Open Aggression’ Not Stopped

SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Tuesday said it would not hesitate in asking people to hit the streets if “open aggression” against people of south Kashmir is not stopped. The JRL has strongly condemned the “continued wave of terror” and intimidation being unleashed by the lakhs of Indian forces across South Kashmir in […]

Food Adulteration: HC Grants Govt ‘Last Opportunity’

  SRINAGAR —The J&K High Court on Tuesday granted government “last opportunity” and asked it to file within ten days a comprehensive action taken report regarding its directions in a PIL on curbing food adulteration in the state.   A Division Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Alok Aradhe while hearing the Public Interest […]

Hotel Incident: Gogoi Will Be Punished, Says Army Chief 

NEW DELHI — Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said court martial proceedings will be initiated against the officer who was caught with a woman in a Srinagar hotel on May 23 and he will be suitably punished. “I have very clearly said that any case of moral turpitude and corruption will be […]

9-Year-Old Uri Girl Raped Before Murder

“(Four accused) took turns to rape her and thereafter her step-mother strangulated her…..One of the accused later gouged out her eyes with a sharp knife and then sprinkled acid on her body parts.”  BARAMULLA — A nine-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and brutally killed in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said Tuesday, adding five people, […]

Govt Rules Out Excise-Duty Cut As Petrol,Diesel Prices Hit Fresh High

NEW DELHI — The government will not cut excise duty on petrol and diesel to cushion spiralling prices, which touched fresh highs on Tuesday, as it has limited fiscal space available to take any dent in revenue collections, a top official said. With imports becoming costlier because of a free-fall in rupee against the US dollar, the […]

Airfare Cheaper Than Travelling In Auto, Claims Aviation Minister

GORAKHPUR — Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Tuesday claimed that the cost of air tickets is much lesser than that of an auto rickshaw in the present day. Speaking at an inaugural event of the new domestic terminal building of Gorakhpur Airport, he said, “Today airfare is less than that of […]

Time To Break Kashmir Jinx 

The Pakistan side should realize that their military approach has not frightened India and the Indian side should acknowledge that Pakistan is no quisling that can be browbeaten by militarily might.  In the year 1947 India and Pakistan were born as free countries from the yoke of imperialism. However soon afterwards separated siblings went to war.  By […]

‘It Was The Most Dangerous Nuclear Situation’

American journalist Seymour Hersh’s autobiography reveals important details of India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir Knopf, the prestigious pub­lishing house of New York, recently released a book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist Seymour M. Hersh titled Reporter: A Memoir. Mr. Hersh made his name for his meticu­lous investigative work on the My Lai massacre in Vietnam […]

Why I Cried While Watching ‘Mulk’

I Finally Know What It Means To Be A Muslim In India I was in my teens when Garm Hava was released. The entire family went to see it in Lucknow, including my grandmother who, in my living memory, had never seen a film. I was a film buff and loved watching each and every […]

Marginal Mainstream !

Perhaps never since early nineties have the major mainstream political parties in Kashmir have found themselves as irrelevant to the larger political discourse as they are now. If anything the heckling of the National Conference chief Dr Farooq Abdullah during his Eid prayers at Hazratbal was a telling example of the total public contempt for […]

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