Governor To Militants: ‘Kill Corrupt Who Looted Kashmir’

SRINAGAR —Stirring a political controversy, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday asked militants to stop “killing innocent people”, including security personnel, and rather target “those who have looted the wealth of Kashmir for years”, a statement which evoked severe criticism from mainstream politicians. “These boys who have picked up guns are killing their […]

J&K Crime Branch Questions Former PDP Minister Naeem Akhtar

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch has questioned PDP leader Naeem Akhtar over alleged irregularities committed during his tenure as public works minister in allotment of contracts for the J-K Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), officials said Sunday. The former minister has, however, denied any wrongdoing and said he has cooperated with police officials.  “I […]

Police To Revamp Village Defence Committees In Kishtwar

JAMMU — Nearly 500 elderly Village Defence Committee (VDC) members and Special Police Officers (SPO) in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir will be replaced soon, a senior police officer said on Sunday. The step is part of a strategy to counter militant activities in the hilly district which was rattled by the killing of BJP […]

Former PDP Leader Khalil Bandh Joins NC

SRINAGAR — Former PDP leader and three-time MLA from Pulwama constituency in Jammu and Kashmir Mohammad Khalil Bandh on Sunday joined the National Conference. He was welcomed into the party fold by NC president Farooq Abdullah, a spokesman of the party said. Bandh, a founding member of the PDP, resigned from the party on Wednesday […]

Great Jataka Tales By Noor Inayat Khan

Great Jataka Tales By Noor Inayat Khan

Great Jataka Tales Summary: In a small forest, a hare convinces his friends—a monkey, a jackal and a water-weasel—to share their food with the hungry. But when the hare finds nothing to eat, and a fairy disguised as an old man comes asking for food, what does the hare do? The king of monkeys asks […]

Israeli Minister Boasts His Country Has Been ‘Killing Iranians’

TEL AVIV — An Israeli minister boasted on Sunday that his country was the only one that “has been killing Iranians,” after tensions between Britain and Iran rose in the Gulf. Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi’s comments on public radio were a reference to Israeli strikes in neighbouring Syria against Iranian and Hezbollah military targets. But they […]

Zaira’s Monumental Decision

Zaira Wasim, an 18-year-old girl from our vicinity in Srinagar, rose to fame after she acted in a Bollywood blockbuster ‘Dangal’ with seasoned actor Aamir Khan. Subsequently, she performed lead roles in ‘Secret Superstar’ and upcoming movie ‘The Sky is Pink’. Bollywood is famous worldwide particularly in India. So anyone who gets entry in Bollywood […]

Glowing Skin for Friendship Day    

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell . Friendship is a relationship that has been cherised since ancient time.  Life is better with true friends .  A lot have been said and written about friendship  and  the role of friends in our life.   Actually, friendship is something […]

Mehbooba Dissolves PDP’s Political Affairs Committee

SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Saturday dissolved the party’s top decision-making Political Affairs Committee (PAC). The move comes less than a week ahead of the PDP’s 20th foundation day anniversary scheduled to be observed on July28. “Mehbooba Mufti has dissolved the PAC and a new body will be reconstituted in near future,” […]

Paramedics Announce Hunger Strike From Monday

SRINAGAR — The paramedical staff of tertiary care hospitals under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Medical Employees Federation on Saturday announced two-day strike from Monday to press for their demands.  A senior leader of the federation told a local news agency that thousands of paramedics of GMC and associated hospitals who were appointed since […]

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