NIA Raids Meant To Malign Leadership: Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (M) Thursday termed the fresh wave of coercive NIA raids on the residences of resistance leaders including party chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as ‘a well planned design and propaganda’ to malign and implicate leadership in false cases and discredit the people’s movement for self determination. In a statement, Hurriyat (M) expressed […]

Div Com Sets Up Committees For Jhelum Preservation

SRINAGAR — Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan Thursday formed committees for  the conservation and preservation of “cultural essence of river Jhelum” which he said was among the top priorities of the government. “The river Jhelum symbolizes the essence of this place, history and cultural heritage and for centuries it sustained the agriculture, pisciculture, transportation and recreation” he […]

Chasing a Mirage of Victory

They have fought wars and played games against each other. They have done everything in their capacity to destroy each other. They are in the arms race despite being poor. Apparently, they are being exploited by a third party as a result of their conflicts. However, they do help each other during election time. Yes, […]

Shutdown Continues Against Arrest Spree, NIA Raids

SRINAGAR — The shutdown against the raids by National Investigation Agency on residences of top resistance leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, mass arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and activists, and “attempts to tinker with” Article 35-A continued in Kashmir for the second day running on Thursday The two-day call for shutdown (for Wednesday […]

Fresh Wet Spell From Today

SRINAGAR — From Friday upto March 5, there will be fresh rain and snow spell, peaking on Saturday, weatherman said even as night temperatures plunged across Kashmir Valley. A meteorological department official here said that Srinagar—the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.4 Degrees Celsius last night against 1.5 […]

Cabinet Has No Right To Do What It Pleases: HC

SRINAGAR — Observing that arbitrariness is antithetic to equality, the J&K High Court on Thursday quashed an order by the cabinet of erstwhile PDP-BJP government with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the chair, appointing Saima Rashid and leaving out Javid Chowdhary as Principal of Government Medical College Srinagar.  “We are constrained to intervene in the matter […]

Highway Reopens For Stranded Traffic

SRINAGAR — The strategic Jammu-Srinagar Highway was opened for stranded vehicles on Thursday, after it was closed due to multiple landslides following snowfall and rain, officials said. No fresh traffic will be allowed either from Jammu or Srinagar on Friday, an official of the traffic department said. The 270-km highway, the only road linking Kashmir with […]

Pak Releasing Captured Pilot Today As ‘Peace Gesture’

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan told a joint session of Parliament that IAF’s captured pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released on Friday as a gesture of peace. The surprise announcement during a joint session of Parliament came barely an hour after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Prime Minister Khan is ready […]

Social Media Debates-Imran Khan’s Decision: PR Victory or Capitulation?

SRINAGAR — As news anchors and their guests bayed for blood non stop by whipping up war hysteria in their cozy TV studios over the detention of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, Pakistani Premier Imran Khan sprang a surprise by announcing his release as a ‘Peace Gesture’ towards India. Internet exploded and a debate raged […]

Grab Imran’s Olive Branch: Raj Thackeray

MUMBAI —  If Pakistan frees the captured IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and orders a ceasefire, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi should grab his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan’s offer for talks, MNS President Raj Thackeray said on Thursday. “If Pakistan is really sincere in their offer of constructive talks, then the first step in this direction must […]