Kathua Case:Court Lists 11 Police Cases Showing Strained-Relations Between ‘Bakarwal’ & Locals

PATHANKOT — The special court in its verdict regarding the rape and murder case of an 8-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua in Jammu region has termed the crime “devilish and monstrous” committed in most “shameful, inhumane and barbaric manner” for which “poetic justice” needs to be done to its perpetrators. District and sessions judge of Pathankot, […]

Lightning Kills 2 Persons In Kashmir

  SRINAGAR — A teenage girl was among two persons who died due to lightning in separate incidents of Ganderbal and Bandipora district of Kashmir region on Monday late afternoon. Reports said that the man Mohammed Yousuf Mir son of Aziz Mir of Bakura, Ganderbal in central Kashmir was injured after the lightning struck in the […]

Don’t Bother About Numbers, Modi Tells Opposition

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said an active Opposition is important in a parliamentary democracy and they need not bother about their numbers but speak actively and participate in House proceedings. Speaking to the media ahead of the commencement of the 17th Lok Sabha, Modi said he is hopeful that this session […]

Egypt’s Deposed President Mohamed Morsi Dies In Court

CAIRO — Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country’s first free elections in 2012 and was ousted a year later by the military, collapsed in court during a trial and died Monday, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, […]

Soldier Killed, 19 Injured In IED Blast In South Kashmir’s Pulwama

SRINAGAR — One soldier was killed and nineteen others were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a vehicle near an Army patrol in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said. Two civilians working in their fields were also injured due to splinters which spread far and wide, they […]

104 Children Dead In Bihar

PATNA — The number of children who have succumbed to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur rose to 104 on Monday even as the National Human Rights Commission issued notices to the Union Health ministry and the State government over the increasing number of deaths due to encephalitis. Separately, the State government ordered the […]

Remote Sensing Technique Can Stop Conflicts

Remote sensing is the technique of aggregation and interpretation of the data by using sensors (detect the electromagnetic rays) mounted on a platform without being in contact with the subject of interest.  When we peep into the history, the Remote Sensing Technique first came into use in the American Civil War, with the use of […]

With No Malls,No App-Based Economy,Kashmir Stuck At Where It Was 2-Decades Ago

I spent a few days in Srinagar this week, going there after a couple of years. I think it is important that readers know a little about what is going on there because it is disturbing. It is always strange to visit that state because the reality of Kashmir and its people hits you in […]

Reservation Used As Political Tool

I am not against reservations, but, the RBA (Residents of Backward Areas) reservation has become a political tool in J&K. Some areas registered under this category need not be given this status and other deserving areas should in their stead. A few areas close to the city are designated as backwards but the ones far […]

Not In True Spirit Of Democracy

Prime Minister NarendraModi has called a meeting of presidents of all parties represented in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha on June 19 to discuss the issue of ‘one nation, one election’.  The party wants elections to the parliament, state assemblies and panchayats to be conducted simultaneously to prevent the  disruptions to the governance that intermittent […]

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