Time To Give Up Intransigent Positions

In the summer of 1999, I was standing outside our ancestral home in Srinagar, when I saw fighter jets roar past in the skies above me. The Indian air force was carrying out sorties towards the mountainous district of Kargil to dislodge Pakistani militants and, as we found out later, Pakistani soldiers. The troops had […]

Rriddle Of Secularism 

DISCERNMENT OF THEOLOGICAL AND SECULAR STATE: A theological state is necessarily and inevitably a religious state. Any such state is believed to derive force, authority, and validity from God.  According to its proponents, the ruler is the phantom of God, on earth. A theological state has a religion, but a secular state has no religion. A secular […]

Challenges Before Ummah & How To Overcome Them

Allah says in the  Quran (Sura Al-Hadeed) that,”It is He who sends down upon His bondsman bright signs so that He may bring you forth from the darkness towards the light .And verily Allah is kind and Merciful to you.” Means the Muslims were handed over with the gift which could enlighten the whole world. […]

India, Pak Should Avoid Further Military Action: Pentagon

WASHINGTON — Fearing an escalation of the current tensions between India and Pakistan, the Pentagon on Wednesday urged the two South Asian neighbours to avoid further military action. Tensions between India and Pakistan rose following the February 14 attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed.  The Acting Defence Secretary Patrick […]

Pakistan Suspends Samjhauta Express Train Service

LAHORE — Pakistani authorities have suspended the Samjhauta Express train service between Pakistan and India until further notice, a media report said Thursday, amidst tense bilateral ties in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack. The train departs on Monday and Thursday from Lahore. The Samjhauta Express train service between Pakistan and India has been suspended until […]

Fuel shortage over: Admin

SRINAGAR — The prevailing shortage of essential supplies particularly Petrol, Diesel, LPG and Kerosene Oil has ended with arrival of sufficient stocks after clearance of road stretched in Ramban where massive landslides had disrupted the movement of traffic, the administration said Wednesday.  “Upto  6 PM a total number of 274 Tankers and Trucks crossed Jawahar Tunnel which […]

DC Instructs 24-Hour Availability Of Essential Services

SRINAGAR — Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Wednesday instructed the officers of essential services departments in the district to ensure round-the-clock availability of the same. The DC was speaking at a meeting convened here to take stock of essential services and supplies and stocks of essential commodities in the district. The DC said that […]

No Fuel To Be Dispensed In Vessels 

SRINAGAR — In order to ensure equitable distribution among the general public and prevent hoarding and black-marketing after fresh stocks of petroleum products including fuel and LPG have been received, District Magistrate Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, under powers vested to him under Section 144 of CrPC has ordered regulation of provision of petroleum products. […]

Article 35A: No Hearing Today 

SRINAGAR — With the pleas against Article 35-A not figuring in the final cause-list issued by the Supreme Court registry on Wednesday, the matter will not be heard by the top court on Thursday, a source said. “The matter was listed in the advance list but it did not figure in the final list which came […]

NIA Raids 11 South Kashmir Locations

SRINAGAR — The NIA on Wednesday carried out searches at 11 locations in south Kashmir in connection with cases related to the February 14 bombing attack on a CRPF convoy and funding of separatists and militant groups, according to an official statement. The houses of Mudassir Ahmad Khan and Sajjad Bhat, active militants of Jaish-e-Mohammed and […]