The State of New India

In India, there has been an overwhelming debate on patriotism over the years. Since the BJP has come to power, the idea of terming Nathuram Godse as a patriot has become mainstream. Certain sections of the NDA have started manipulating history in an attempt to glorify Nathuram Godse.  Now who is nathuram godse?  A right […]

Don’t Delay Assembly Polls

A day before the Budget session of Parliament, the Congress at an all party meeting with the Government raised the issue of the  conduct of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir . The meeting among other opposition leaders was attended by the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and  the National Conference […]

Egypt’s Former President Morsi Buried In Cairo

CAIRO — Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and died. Rights groups called for an independent probe into the detention conditions and death of the Islamist, who was ousted in 2013 after a year of divisive rule. State TV […]

US Deploys 1000 More Troops To Middle East Amid Tensions With Iran

WASHINGTON — Amidst an escalation of tensions with Iran, the US has approved the deployment of 1,000 additional troops in the Middle East for “defensive purposes” to address air, naval and ground-based threats. The announcement by Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan came hours after Iran said it would surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its […]

‘Iran Would’ve Bravely Admitted If It Were Behind Tanker Attacks’

TEHRAN — Iran’s top general has dismissed allegations that Tehran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, saying the country would have bravely claimed responsibility if it had carried out the attacks. Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, made the remarks on Monday in […]

China Warns US Against Opening Mideast ‘Pandora’s Box’

BEIJING — China on Tuesday warned against opening a “Pandora’s box” in the Middle East after the United States announced the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the region amid escalating tensions with Iran. Foreign Minister Wang Yi also urged Tehran to not abandon the nuclear agreement “so easily” after Iran said it would exceed its […]

Owner Of Car Used In Lethpora-Blast Among 2 Militants Killed In Bijbehara

SRINAGAR — One of the two militants killed in Marhama, Bijbehara area of Anantnag in south Kashmir has been identified as Sajad Ahmad Bhat who was the owner of the car used in Lethpora attack in February 14 this year in which nearly 50 CRPF men were killed. A police officer also confirmed that Sajad Bhat of […]

2 Militants, Army Soldier Killed In Ongoing Bijbehara Gunfight

SRINAGAR — Two militants and an army soldier were killed while as two army soldiers sustained bullet wounds in ongoing gunfight at Waghoma area of Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday. Official sources said that two militants have been killed so ar in ongoing operation as searches are still underway, reported news agency GNS. A […]

Impersonator Dupes Senior Govt Officials Of Lakhs, Held

JAMMU — Following a complaint by Director Tourism Kashmir, the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday arrested a man from Jammu for impersonating as an official of Chief Secretary’s office and duping several senior government officials of lakhs of rupees. “The person identified as Ashwani Bhardwaj, son of Shiv Kumar Bhardwaj, a […]

DDCs Finalize Arrangements For ‘Back To Village’ Programme

SRINAGAR — Various meetings were held today across the Kashmir division to work out the modalities for successful implementation of government’s flagship programme “Back to the village,” being held from June 20 to 27 across the state. Specifying the objective of the programme, the chief secretary recent said ‘Back to the Village’ programme will focus on […]