Pakistan Ready To Hold Talks With New Indian Govt: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said. Addressing an Iftar dinner in Multan on Saturday, Qureshi said both India and Pakistan should sit on negotiation table to solve issues for the sake of prosperity and peace of […]

Pak PM Imran Speaks To PM Modi, Expresses Desire To Work Together

ISLAMABAD —  Breaking the ice in bilateral ties, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and expressed his desire to work together for the betterment of their peoples, the Foreign Office said here. Khan’s telephone call to Modi came days after the cricketer-turned-politician congratulated on Twitter the Indian Prime […]

Modi To Take Oath With New Ministers On May 30

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi will be administered oath of office for his second term along with his new council of ministers on May 30, the President’s Office said Sunday. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Prime Minister-elect and other members of the Union Council […]

Businesses Resume in Kashmir after Two Days of Curbs, Shutdown

SRINAGAR — Life returned to normal in Kashmir after two days of restrictions and shutdown in the wake of the killing of Zakir Musa the head of an Al-Qaeda affiliate in an encounter with state forces in Tral area of Pulwama district, officials said. They said restrictions on the movement of people were lifted Sunday morning […]

Nayyei Henz Kath: Song of the Reed

Nayyei Henz Kath: Song of the Reed

Today let us listen to one story narrated by him and translated by Sir Stein. In the earlier write up I had given a brief introduction of the Legendary Kashmiri Story Teller, Hatim Tilwonye and his extraordinary talent described by Sir Aurel Stein and Sir Grierson

Govt Orders Prosecution Against Asiya Andrabi in 2010 Case

SRINAGAR — The state government has accorded sanction for launching prosecution against incarcerated chief of Dukhtar-e-Milat, Asiya Andrabi, for raising “Go India Go Back” slogans at Safa Kadal in 2010.   According to an official order, Police Station, Safakadal, on 1 July 2010 received an information to the effect that in view of Pather Masjid Challo call […]

At 46% BJP Gets Highest Ever Vote Share In J&K

JAMMU — The BJP, which bagged three Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir, has got its highest ever vote share of 46.4 per cent in the state, more than that of Congress, NC and PDP put together, as per EC data. The National Conference (NC), which swept the polls in the Kashmir region and bagged […]

Army Soldier Shoots Self Dead In North Kashmir’s Pattan

SRINAGAR —  An Army soldier committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside the camp in north Kashmir’s Pattan on Saturday. An army soldier  of 22 Engineering Regiment, posted at Hamrey Pattan, shot himself while on duty today at around 11:00 am, reported news agency GNS. Soon after the incident, his colleagues immediately […]

Cow Vigilantism In MP:Mehbooba ‘Horrified’,Omar Fears ‘Just The Beginning’

SRINAGAR — PDP chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday hoped that the Madhya Pradesh government will take swift action against suspected cow vigilantes for allegedly thrashing two persons, while National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah expressed fears more such incidents would follow in the country. Suspected cow vigilantes allegedly thrashed two persons in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni with […]

Traffic Resumes On Kashmir Highway After Remaining Closed For 13 Hours

 BANIHAL / JAMMU — Traffic on the strategic 270-km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed on Saturday evening after being closed for over 13 hours following a massive landslide in Ramban district, officials said. The landslide, triggered by incessant rains over the past two days, occurred near Battery Cheshma around 4.30 am, completely blocking the only all-weather […]