The New Great Game

A new Great game is again taking shape and form in the mainland Asia; or in the real sense of the term at the heart of Asia. Of course, compared to the old Great Game that was heavily focussed on Afghanistan, it is now more in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) region and this time Pakistan is […]

Dividing The Mandate  

In recent weeks, the National Conference has drawn the repeated attention to the emergence of the new political leaders and the parties in Kashmir. Both the party’s president Dr Farooq Abdullah and the working president Omar Abdullah have talked about the phenomenon and warned of an attempt to divide the mandate of Kashmir Valley. They […]

India Activates Strategic ITBP Command From JK To Counter Chinese Build Up

NEW DELHI — India operationalised its strategic ITBP command in Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh-Ladakh district on Monday after moving it from Chandigarh as part of a plan to coun¬ter the ever-increasing Chinese military build up in the region. The North West (NW) frontier of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), tasked to guard the 3,488-km long Sino-India border […]

Authorities Inspect Drugstores Around JLNM hospital

SRINAGAR — Nearly a week after seizure of expired surgical items and medicines from the Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial(JLNM) Hospital at Rainawari here, authorities Monday  carried out an inspection of several drugstores in the vicinity of the healthcare facility.   Assistant Drug Controller Srinagar along with Drug Inspectors of district Srinagar carried out comprehensive inspection of […]

Parents Fume As Schools Bar Parking On Premises

SRINAGAR —  Parents are anguished as several private schools have barred students from parking two-wheelers on premises.  A delegation of parents told Kashmir Observer that the school heads are not allowing their wards to park their two-wheelers inside the school premises thus creating problems.  “The school bus fair of my son is too high; it was […]

Shab-e-Miraj: Traffic Police Srinagar Issues Advisory

SRINAGAR — The traffic police Srinagar has issued a route advisory for devotees (zayireen) coming from different areas towards Ziyarat Dargah Sharief Hazratbal: Vehicles coming from North Kashmir carrying devotees after reaching Shalteng have been asked to   adopt Shalteng – Parimpora –Qamarwari – Cement Bridge – Noorbagh – Sekidafar – Eidgah – Aalimasjid – Sazgaripora – Hawal […]

Army Commander Reviews Security  

SRINAGAR — The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar on Monday for a two- day visit to review the security situation in the region in the backdrop of recent gunfights and the forthcoming parliamentary elections.  Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, the Army Commander visited the forward areas […]

Delhi Police Arrests Kupwara Man From Srinagar

NEW DELHI — An alleged militant of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) carrying a reward of Rs two lakh was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell from Srinagar, officials said on Monday.  Faiyaz Ahmad Lone, a resident of Kupwara, had been evading arrest since 2015 and was carrying a reward of Rs two lakh, they said. The […]

J&K Will Once Again Have 'Sadr-e-Riyasat', PM: Omar 

BANDIPORA — The National Conference (NC) would not allow any attacks on Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and would seek restoration of terms of accession of the state, including the provision for ‘Sadr-e-Riyasat’ (president) and prime minister posts, party vice-president Omar Abdullah said on Monday. Addressing a public meet at Bandipora in north Kashmir, the […]

PM Modi Slams Omar Over ‘Separate PM For JK’ Remark

HYDERABAD — Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday hit out at National Conference leader Omar Abdullah over his statement seeking a separate Prime Minister for Kashmir, and asked the Congress-led opposition alliance to make their stand clear on his statement. Addressing an election rally here, Modi said there were media reports that Omar Abdullah has stated that […]