Alliance With BJP Was Like Taking ‘Glass Of Poison’: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR —Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said fractured mandate in the 2014 Assembly elections forced her party to forge an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and described the alliance as akin to ‘taking a glass of poison and jumping into fire’.  Referring to leaders who […]

New Challenge In Kashmir

Recently a masked youth went on the pulpit of Jamia Masjid Srinagar & raised ISIS flag & slogans were raised in support of “Daulatulislam (Islamic State of Baghdadi)”. This incidnt has hurt sentiments of all Kashmiris and all are in one voice condemning the incident and as usual some are seeing governments hand in it. Before […]

12 Months, 12 Inspirational Kashmiri Women

For centuries, women have played a very significant role in shaping Kashmir and Kashmiri culture, yet seldom have their contributions received the recognition they deserve. A few years ago, a calendar issued by the Indian government that one finds in most homes here featured inspirational icons, one for each month — 10 of these were […]

Wounded Psyche of Kashmir’s Children

Kashmiri children have been witness to the violence from birth and it has a definite bearing on their psyche. Impact of violence on Children’s behaviour is manifest in their reaction to it. They have started innovative ways such as  pelting stones on security forces to give vent to their frustration and protest what they consider denial […]

The New Citizenship Bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear that his government is going forward with the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. According to the bill, which is sought to replace the Citizenship Act of 1955, illegal migrants from certain minority communities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan will be eligible for Indian citizenship. It seeks to permit illegal migrants […]

Couple Arrested For Drug Peddling In Kulgam

SRINAGAR — A couple, allegedly involved in large-scale sale of synthetic drugs to youths, was arrested with 10 kilograms of poppy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday, police said. The duo, identified as Mallipora Devsar resident Sabzar Ahmad Rather alias Raja and his wife, was arrested in Qazigund area of Kulgam during a police check. […]

Kashmir Shivers As Mercury Drops

SRINAGAR — A severe cold wave tightened its grip over the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh on Monday as temperatures dropped several notches below the freezing point. At minus 24.8 degrees Celsius, Drass town was the coldest in Kashmir where even the maximum temperature remained below the freezing point at minus 9.8. Water bodies in the […]

India Win Their Maiden Test Series In Australia

SYDNEY — Indian cricket got its new seminal moment after talismanic Virat Kohli led the country to a maiden series victory on Australian soil, ending a 71-year wait to script a golden chapter in the game’s history. The fourth and final Test match at the SCG petered to a barren draw due to inclement weather but not […]

BSF Resorts To Firing After Suspicious Movement Along IB

JAMMU — BSF troops resorted to brief firing following suspicious movement along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district Sunday night, officials said. The troops observed suspicious movement of some persons near Fatwal post along the IB in Ramgarh sector of the district and fired a few rounds, they said. The personnel […]