230 Killed, 240 Militants Active, Say Official Figures

NEW DELHI — Government forces have killed over 230 militants in Jammu and Kashmir this year so far, while there has been a dip in injuries caused due to stone pelting, officials said Saturday. As many as 51 militants were killed in the 80-day period from June 25 to September 14, while 85 militants were killed between […]

GoI Was Given Intelligence Before Kargil Conflict: Dulat

CHANDIGARH — Intelligence reports pointing to the intrusion of Kargil heights were submitted to the Centre ahead of the Kargil conflict in year 1999, former RAW chief A S Dulat said at the Military Literature Festival here on Saturday. Moderating a discussion on ‘Wisdom of Spies’, Dulat said the intelligence reports were shared with the Centre […]

Liberty Cannot Be Bartered: Ex-CJI

NEW DELHI — Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Saturday said liberty is a “permanent value” which cannot be “bartered” and any dilution of civil liberties will lead to disorder and anarchy.  “Life without liberty is meaningless… Life and liberty must welcome dissent, discord, disagreement. Without them life is a rose without fragrance,” Misra, […]

Ganderbal Boy’s Bowling Wins Praise From Warne

SRINAGAR — A seven-year-old from Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir has become an internet sensation after receiving applause from Shane Warne for his spin bowling at a local match. In a tweet, Warne praised the bowling skills of the boy – identified as Ahmad.  “This is outstanding! Well bowled young man,” Warne tweeted and ended […]

Leopard Mauls 8-Year-Old Boy To Death In Reasi

JAMMU — An eight-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Saturday. The half-eaten body of the boy, Rehmat Ali of Kansoli village, was found from the Wani Morh during a search operation Saturday afternoon, a police officer said. The animal took away the boy Friday […]

UN Chief Asks World To Prevent Genocide  

UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the international community to prevent rather than react to genocide as the crime does not happen overnight. “Genocide is deliberate and premeditated and requires serious preparations that take time. Those preparations should give the world time to act,” Guterres said on Friday an event to mark […]

JRL Calls For Shutdown On Human Rights Day  

SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising both factions of Hurriyat Conference led respectively by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq besides JKLF headed by Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for complete protest strike on December 10, Monday, to highlight the “gruesome human rights situation”. The leadership said people through shutdown will also register […]

A New Theory About What’s Causing Earthquakes 

Dr. Madan Mohan Bajaj is not an animal welfare activist. He doesn’t try to stop cruelty, nor does he protest or go to court. He is the Director General of International Scientific Research & Welfare Organisation, and Chief of the Medical Physics, Immunophysics, Nuclear Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering Research Laboratory of the Department of Physics and […]

Is There No Solution For Kashmir?

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent reiteration of Pakistan’s position that war was no solution to solve the festering Kashmir problem is quite timely and has generated some feeble hope that should, nonetheless, be seen as encouraging. Although this is not for the first time that a Pakistani head of the state has specified the obvious, […]

When Manmohan Singh And Musharraf Came Close To Striking Kashmir Deal 

The third round of Advani–Hurriyat talks was scheduled for June 2004, on the assumption that the BJP would win the general election in May. The BJP lost the election, however. The Vajpayee government fell and the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came to power. The alliance continued with the peace process that began in 2003-04, […]

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