4 Tourists Injured In Srinagar Mishap

SRINAGAR — Four tourists sustained injuries on Tuesday after they met with an accident near Zabarwan Park on boulevard road Srinagar. Reports reaching to KNO said that a 22 seater bus bearing registration number JKO2BN-9927 carrying tourists rammed into an electric pole near Zabarwan Park, resulting in injuries to four tourists including three ladies and a […]

Asaram's Son Narayan Sai Gets Life Imprisonment In Rape Case

SURAT ( GUJARAT ) — A sessions court here Tuesday sentenced Narayan Sai, the son of jailed self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, to life imprisonment in a rape case filed against him by a former woman devotee in 2013. Additional Sessions Judge P S Gadhvi handed down the sentence to Sai and asked him to pay […]

Lessons From A Military Encounter

Talking to one’s adversary in the midst of a war, a limited war or even hostility is often viewed as undesirable in the public mind. However, the lesson from the long history of warfare and India’s own experience in dealing with past crises is that talking to one’s adversaries is a crucial requirement for de-escalation […]

How to Fight India’s Fake-News Epidemic

MUMBAI, India — In the continuing Indian elections, as 900 million people are voting to elect representatives to the lower house of the Parliament, disinformation and hate speech are drowning out truth on social media networks in the country and creating a public health crisis like the pandemics of the past century. This contagion of […]

When Modi Invokes Vajpayee

In an interview to a television channel, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi  once again invoked  his NDA predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s slogan of ‘Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat and Kashmiriyat’ to resolve Kashmir. He said Vajpayee’s policy was a guideline for him and repeated that he didn’t need anybody’s advice on Kashmir as he knew the state and […]

MHA Serves Notice To Rahul Gandhi On Complaint Questioning Citizenship

NEW DELHI — The Home Ministry has served a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, asking him to clarify within a fortnight his “factual position” on a complaint questioning his citizenship status. In a letter, the Home Ministry said it has received a representation from BJP MP Subramanian Swamy in which it has been brought […]

I Too Want To Vote

Right to vote, a sweet illusion or I may say a virtual perception of fantasy,   I always craved for. They say democracy is a battle of ideas, but I contest!  Because, in this part of the world, democracy is a charade and in the most beautiful garrison town, Kashmir, people are enslaved and the foreigners […]

Syed Ali Geelani Admitted In SKIMS

SRINAGAR —  Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani was admitted to hospital on Tuesday following acute intestinal infection, family sources said. Nayeem Geelani, son of the octogenarian Syed Ali Geelani, said that his father was admitted to the super specialty Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar city following a complaint of severe abdominal pain. […]

Sri Lanka Says 42 Foreigners Among Easter Victims

COLOMBO — Sri Lankan authorities have identified 42 foreign nationals among the 253 people killed in the string of Easter suicide bombings, officials said on Tuesday. Another 12 foreigners remain unaccounted for and could be among still unidentified bodies at Colombo’s police morgue, foreign ministry officials said. Five wounded foreigners were still in hospital after the […]

‘Lanka Attack To Avenge Syria Ouster’:IS chief In First Video In 5-Yrs

COLOMBO — In a major development, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group has praised the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka and apparently called them revenge for the fall of Baghouz, Syria – the last territory that the extremist group held in West Asia. The US-based SITE Intelligence Group said the acknowledgement of […]