Kashmir Observer All Latest News Coverage

10 officials awarded DG Prison’s Medal

JAMMU: Director General of Police, Prisons, Mr. P. L. Gupta has awarded General’s Prison Medal to the officers and officials of Prison Department, who have rendered commendable service in their respective fields ,on the eve of Republic Day, 2015. The awardees include Mr. Javid Masood Fazili, SG Superintendent, Central Jail, Srinagar, Mr. B. L. Bali, […]

AMK condoles Arshad Mohiudin

SRINAGAR: Adbee Markaz Kamraz (AMK) and Jo e Adab Handwara have condoled the demise of  Muhammad Dayam War,father of Arshad Mohiudin noted poet and teacher of Kupwara district. He passed away on January 21 after prolonged illness. He was laid to rest at his native village Lach Mawer in Handwara.  Addressing a condolence meeting at […]

Pakistan, India must hold talks at all costs: Kasuri

JAIPUR: India and Pakistan must hold talks at all costs, said Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri whose forthcoming book reveals how tantalisingly close the two countries came to a solution to the Kashmir issue in 2007. “If America and (North) Vietnam could hold talks in a Paris hotel every Tuesday despite bombing equivalent […]

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Needs No Avenger

It is all over the news. Masked gunmen raided and attacked Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris, allegedly yelling “Allah u Akbar” as they murdered the editor of the magazine and 11 others. Some news reports have stated that the gunmen said after the attack that they had “avenged the Prophet Muhammad”. It does not take […]

Double Standards

The latest Charlie Hebdo cover is a talking point across the world. The French satirical weekly, which was attacked by gunmen and 12 people were killed, including its editor, has printed at least five million copies of the latest issue. It is courageous of the newspaper and its management to come out with the next […]

Foreign funding for militancy

IN order to effectively put militant groups out of business, it is essential to dry up their finances. Religiously-motivated militants do raise funds through local sources and criminal rackets, but foreign funding — particularly from Muslim states in the Middle East — is also a major source of cash. While the Gulf states are often […]

Elegy for a bridge

GAW Kadal is a small bridge that leads you to the fashionable Residency Road in the heart of Srinagar. A small strait from Jhelum flows beneath it. Street vendors sell dry fish on the bridge during winters. Shikaras, laden with collards or haak, Kashmir’s staple diet, can be seen anchored below the bridge as people […]

India agrees to US demand for no-fly zone during Obama visit

NEW DELHI: After initially rejecting the United States’ request for a no-fly zone over Rajpath on Republic Day, for which US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest, India has now given in. On 26th Jan, New Delhi will be sealed with unprecedented security arrangements on the ground and even in the air. Firstpost […]

Rangers and BSF trade fire

Jammu: Accusing Pakistan again for violating ceasefire along Line of Control, India Thursday said that   Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on three BSF posts in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir which followed their overnight firing at another BSF post in Jammu district. A Defence official told CNS that Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked […]

2 charged for fake docs

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir crime branch today filed a charge sheet against two persons for allegedly preparing and selling forged documents for vehicles in Rajouri. “The two accused, identified as Rajinder Singh and Surinder Pal Singh, were preparing and selling forged documents for vehicles like route permit, registration certificates, fitness certificate and fake receipts,” […]