2 Killed, 3 Injured In Landslide In Ramban

BANIHAL — Two persons were killed and three others injured on Sunday when a landslide struck a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, police said. A group of labourers was on way to Banihal on foot when they got trapped under the debris after the landslide occurred at Khari-Mahoo road near Aarmarg in the […]

Shehla Rashid Joins Shah Faesal’s Party

SRINAGAR — JNU student leader and activist Shehla Rashid made her foray into active politics by joining the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement, launched by former IAS officer Shah Faesal here on Sunday. The engineer-turned-activist, who is currently pursuing her PhD from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, shot to fame as a prominent face of the student […]

Will Become Voice To Bridge Gap Between Kashmir And Delhi:Shah Faesal 

SRINAGAR — Former IAS officer Shah Faesal Sunday launched his political outfit — Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPM) — here, promising a youth-oriented politics and to become a voice to help bridge the gap between the state and the Centre and India and Pakistan. Hundreds of people, from most parts of the state, turned up […]

NC, PDP Kick-Start Lok Sabha Poll Campaign In Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR — Kashmir is warming up for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections as major political parties in the valley like the National Conference and the PDP held a series of rallies on Sunday, with the new entrant Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement led by former IAS officer Shah Faesal also making its debut. National Conference […]

Poll Alliance With Congress Only After Seat Sharing Agreement: Omar

SRINAGAR — The National Conference is open to a pre-poll alliance if the  Congress agrees to its seat-sharing arrangement for  for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, party vice president and former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Sunday. “Yes, we received an offer from Congress but we have been very clear on taking forward any alliance plans only […]

PDP Workers Are ‘Real Mujahideen’, Says Mehbooba

SRINAGAR — PDP chief and former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti  Sunday extolled her party workers as “real mujahideen.” Addressing a large gathering  in Kupwara district, Mehbooba said even though a PDP worker “may not have a gun or stone in his hands, you  are the real mujahid.” “Your contribution to the society is far greater than […]

Dearth Of Migrants Workers Hit Building Activity In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Kashmir has been left facing an acute shortage of migrant workers this year with the building activities in the valley taking a severe burnt. Though officials have no explanation for this unusual development, locals widely believe that the migrant workers may be shunning the valley, fearing reprisal against them due to attacks on Kashmiris […]

Mourners Pay Tribute To Victims Of New Zealand Mosque Massacre

CHRISTCHURCH — A steady stream of mourners paid tribute Sunday at a makeshift memorial to the 50 people killed by a white supremacist terrorist at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the victims’ bodies. Hundreds of flowers were piled up amid candles, balloons […]

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Dies At 63

PANAJI — Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died at his private residence near here on Sunday. He was 63. A four-term chief minister and former defence minister, Parrikar had been battling a pancreatic ailment since February last year. The BJP stalwart’s health, which has been fluctuating for over a year, took a turn for the worse […]

Christchurch, Islamophobia and the Fifth Column

Christchurch massacre was neither the first nor the last of its kind. Xenophobia, the fear of the “other/alien” group that is suspected and then portrayed as an evil force likely to overtake/ oppress/ suppress you, has been used as an instrument, right from the dawn of civilization be it the Greek City states, the Romans, the […]

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