Rape; It Is The Society

Any news of rape generates an instant response of rage, revenge and retribution across all societies including ours and wherever a state structure exists people demand extreme/ exemplary punishment against the offender through the instrumentality of state. Obviously that would be the correct approach but not in places where the conviction rate in crimes is […]

Srinagar Resident Held For Hate Video

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday arrested a person on charges of spreading sectarian hatred on social media.  “Recently, a video surfaced on the popular social networking application Tik-Tok which was promoting hatred against a particular sect thereby promoting feelings of animosity and hatred between different sections of the society in the backdrop of […]

Hospital Canteen Fined Rs 10,000 For Unhygienic Condition

SRINAGAR — Commissioner, Food Safety J&K, Vinod Sharma Thursday inspected various food establishments within Srinagar City to check the quality of food items and sanitary and hygienic conditions of the food establishments. He was accompanied by Dy. Commissioner, Food Safety, Kashmir, Irfana Ahmad, Designated Officer, District Srinagar, Hilal Ahmad Mir and other concerned officers. The food […]

KU Postpones Entrance Test 

SRINAGAR — The Kashmir University (KU) has postponed Friday’s entrance test to May 23 for admission to post graduate programmes.  “The time and venue will remain unchanged,” read the notifications.    

Modi Befooling People For Electoral Gains: Geelani  

SRINAGAR —Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “fresh bid to befool” the Indian electorate by describing the situation in West Bengal as more volatile than that of Jammu and Kashmir saying this amounts to adding salt to the wounds of the people of Kashmir. Geelani […]

India Reluctant To Discuss Even Terror: Pak             

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Thursday said it was ready to discuss the issue of terrorism with India as it claimed that New Delhi is “reluctant” to cooperate on the matter, which is also a “primary concern” for Islamabad. Pakistan wants constructive engagement with India as per the policy of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Office spokesman […]

North Kashmir: Firing in Kupwara Woods  

SRINAGAR — Militants and government forces on Thursday exchanged gunfire in Kandi forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said that a joint team of army’s 47 RR, 28 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Portel Nar and Razdan Nar – upper reaches of Kandi connecting Lolab forests. Reports said that there was heavy […]

Schools, Colleges To Remain Closed Today  

SRINAGAR — The authorities have ordered closure of all schools and colleges of in this summer capital of the state on May 17. The decision to close the said educational institutions has been taken as a precautionary measure in view of JRL’s shutdown call for Friday, officials said. 

Omar Condemns Killing Of Youth In Bhaderwah

SRINAGAR — NC vice president Omar Abdullah Thursday condemned the killing of a person who was allegedly attacked by cow vigilantes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bhaderwah valley, saying the frequency and severity of such violence has been a “dreadful hallmark” of the Modi-led central government. “I urge the incumbent administration to initiate a time-bound inquiry into […]

Mutton At Rs 420 Or Rs 440 Per Kg?

SRINAGAR — Mutton suppliers also known as commission agents who supply mutton to Valley-based dealers from outside mandis have suspended trade after government declined their demand of fixing prices of mutton at Rs 480 per kilogram, a local news agency reported on Thursday.  As per mutton suppliers delivery of sheep from mandis in Delhi, Rajashtan and […]

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