‘Special Commission’ Demanded To Inquire Into Teachers ‘Custodial Death’

SRINAGAR — Kashmir business community and civil society on Saturday said an independent Special Commission of inquiry in the “custodial death” of Awantipora school teacher Rizwan Asad Pandit. Rizwan, principal at private school, died in “police custody”, two days after he was picked from his residence on March 17. On Tuesday, when news about the Rizwan’s […]

Sopore Gunfight Ends On 3rd Day, 2 Militants Killed

SRINAGAR — Two militant were killed in an encounter with Government forces at Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and were identified as affiliates of Jaish-e-Mohammad. SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal said that the bodies of both the militants were recovered from the encounter site today afternoon and one of them has been identified […]

PDP Not To Contest 2 Jammu Lok Sabha Seats

SRINAGAR — Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti will be the PDP candidate from Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency but the party has decided not to field any candidates for Jammu and Udhampur seats in a bid to prevent division of “secular votes”. Announcing the party candidates, PDP chief Mehbooba said Aga Mohsin will be the party candidate […]

Bowlers need to step up as Pakistan look to level ODI series

Australia’s thumping win over Pakistan in the second One-day International (ODI) has increased Australia’s problems in terms of selection. Whereas, Pakistan is still searching for answers to their bowling dilemma, which has historically been their stronger suit compared to batting. Pakistan team in focus Pakistan gave a good account of themselves in the batting department, […]

Messi to miss Morocco friendly after injury on international return

Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s friendly against Morocco next week after picking up a groin injury in the shock 3-1 defeat to Venezuela on Friday as he made his first international appearance since the 2018 World Cup. Barcelona star Messi started the fixture following a self-imposed eight-month exile in which he missed six friendlies since […]

Pakistan shows off its military might during parade

Islamabad: Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani president said on Saturday during a parade to show off its military might following a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Conflict between the rivals erupted last month following a suicide bomb attack in Kashmir that killed 40 paramilitary police […]

Stop writing love letters: Cong to PM Modi on Pak Day greetings

NEW DELHI:- The Congress on Saturday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending best wishes to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the eve of the neighbouring country’s national day. Official sources said Friday Modi sent a letter to Khan, greeting people of Pakistan on the eve of its National Day and highlighting the importance of a terror-free South Asia. […]

Outrage across Middle East as Trump endorses Israel’s claim on Golan Heights

DAMASCUS: Syria, its allies, and fellow states in the region on Friday condemned US President Donald Trump’s pledge to recognise Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights slamming the move as a violation of international law. Trump said it was time for Washington to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the strategic territory, which it seized from Syria […]

As the ‘caliphate’ ends, where is its leader Baghdadi?

The world’s most wanted man who has so far eluded capture, the militant Islamic State (IS) group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has seen his “caliphate” crumble and its last shred of territory in Syria evaporate on Saturday. After declaring himself caliph in 2014, Baghdadi held sway over seven million people across swathes of Syria and […]

Taming the Runaway Kashmir

Far from seeking to review its  muscular policy towards Kashmir following the Pulwama attack that killed over 40 CRPF personnel, New Delhi seems to have resolved to only reinforce it.  Ever since the Pulwama bombing, Government has embarked on an unprecedented crackdown on the politico-religious group Jamaat-i-Islami after slamming a ban on it, withdrawn security of the […]

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