The Loss Of Kasmiriyat: Losing Our Pride  

Despite being under constant scrutiny from the state, most Kashmiris never seem to lose their inate moral humaness which has been a part of our socio-cultural tradition for ages. It is often termed as Kahmiriyat. Ones belongingness with the Kashmiri culture and various religious beliefs has always kept the moral standards of Kashmiris high to exhibit […]

2 Militants Killed In Gunfight In South Kashmir’s Tral

SRINAGAR —Two militants were killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Nanar village of Midoora in Tral area of south Kashmir in Pulwama district on Friday afternoon. Reports said that a joint team of Army’s 42RR, SOG and 180 BN of CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Nannar. […]

‘Quds Day’ Rallies Across Mideast Highlight Unbridled Hatred For Israel

BEIRUT — Millions of people in Iran and elsewhere marked the International Quds Day to condemn a Middle East plan touted by US President Donald Trump as the “deal of the century”. The biggest demonstrations were held in Iran, Lebanon and Gaza where thousands took to the streets. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei had […]

Saudi King Salman Urges International Effort To Thwart Iran

MECCA — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened an emergency summit of Arab leaders in Islam’s holiest city of Mecca on Friday with a call for the international community to use all means to confront Iran, but he also said the kingdom remains committed to peace.  King Salman delivered his remarks at Arab summits in Mecca that […]

Iraq Breaks With Saudi On Iran During Mecca Summit

MECCA — Iraq has opposed the final statement of an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia, which condemned what it called Iran’s “interference” in countries of the Middle East region. A statement by the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council and the communiqué issued after a wider summit both underlined the rights of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab […]

Israel Alarmed By Palestinian Drone Technology: Author

JERUSALEM — Palestinians have been able to seriously alarm Israel when they used drones to strike two Israeli tanks, says a commentator. The al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, has for the first time released a video showing Israeli tanks struck with missiles fired from the resistance group’s unmanned combat […]

Trump Admits, Briefly, Russia Boosted His Election

WASHINGTON — Presi­dent Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that Moscow helped him win the White House in 2016 — before retracting himself to launch a fiery attack on Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. “Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax,” Trump tweeted, in […]

Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah Gets Home, Rajnath Defence

NEW DELHI —  Prime Minister Modi’s confidant and BJP President Amit Shah was on Friday named the new Home Minister succeeding Rajnath Singh who was shifted to Defence in place of Nirmala Sitharaman who will be the country’s first full-time woman Finance Minister while former foreign secretary S Jaishankar, a surprise pick, got the External Affairs […]

Rs 154 Cr Plan To Reduce Infant Mortality Rate In JK  

SRINAGAR — The State Government has formulated a comprehensive action plan to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to a single digit by the year 2020 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.  The Health and Medical Education Department prepared the action plan with technical support from Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) teams for which a […]

Panchayats To Implement Mid-Day Meal Scheme

SRINAGAR — Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam Thursday chaired a meeting of the State Level Steering-Cum-Monitoring Committee (SLSMC) under Mid-Day Meal to review its functioning and to approve Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWP&B) 2019-20.  Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, H&ME Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary, Planning, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary, School Education Sarita Chauhan, […]