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Soldier Killed in LOC Firing

SRINAGAR: An Indian soldier was killed in firing from across the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. “There was firing from across the LOC at a forward post in Mankote belt in Poonch district late last night,” a defence spokesman said on Wednesday. In the firing, an Army jawan was critically […]

Hurriyat Leaders Must Join Mainstream Party To Escape Public Wrath: Kamaal

SRINAGAR: Staking his party’s claim in talks on Kashmir, senior National Conference leader Dr. Mustafa Kamaal on Wednesday urged Hurriyat leaders to join “some mainstream group” if they want to save themselves from the “wrath and rage of the masses.” “They are not well-wishers of the people,” Dr. Kamaal told the KMN. “History will not […]

PUDR Hails Study on ‘Alleged Perpetrators’

SRINAGAR: Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), a Delhi based human rights body, has welcomed the release of the study “Alleged Perpetrators” by the International Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir (IPTK) and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP)   on the culture of impunity ubiquitous in the state of […]

India, Pak Meet on CBMs Today

NEW DELHI: The expert level meetings on Conventional and Nuclear Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between India and Pakistan are scheduled to take place here on Thursday and Friday. “In view of the recent incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan, the issue is expected to get focus,” sources said here today. Additional Secretary (PAI) Y.K. Sinha […]

Ahsan Dar Set Free

SRINAGAR: One of the founder members of front ranking militant group, the Hizbul Mujahideen, Mohammad Ahsan Dar was released after about four years following court orders here today.  Dar,  was also Operations Chief of Hizb, before he parted ways with the outfit and formed a separate militant outfit Muslim Mujahideen in late 1992. He was […]

Delhi gang rape and the unanswered questions

A 23-year-old paramedical student, along with her male friend goes out for a movie on a leisurely Sunday evening (December 16, 2012) in South Delhi (arguably, one of the most “posh” areas of New Delhi, and therefore ,the safest.) They come out at around 8:30pm from the theatre, take an auto till Munirka (another posh locality.) While […]

Need An MRI At SKIMS MCH? Come After 2 Yrs

SRINAGAR: Reflecting the state of health care in the Valley, a government-run hospital recently listed an elderly patient for a now-common diagnostic test as far off as January 2015. According to a chit handed over to her son, 72-year-old Fatima from Shangus, Anantnag, will have to wait for two full years before she gets an […]

ADGP Slot For Sahai, Kashmir To Get New IGP

Cabinet Likely To Announce Police Revamp Soon SRINAGAR:  With a departmental promotion committee (DPC) having recently sanctioned promotions for SM Sahai and Dilbagh Singh, the Kashmir and Jammu provinces are likely to get new inspectors general of police (IGPs) well ahead of the budget session of the state’s legislature.  Senior IPS officers Javed Gilani, Abdul […]

Ranikhet Disease Kills Over 35,000 Chicken In Valley

SRINAGAR: A deadly viral infection raging in parts of central and northern Kashmir has killed over 35,000 poultry fowl in the past few days, with no word yet from officials on possible impact on human health.  According to official sources, 32, 000 chicken have died in the central Budgam district and 5000 more in Baramulla […]

Police Drops Case Aainst Zahida

SRINAGAR: Police today said they would not proceed against the girl who was arrested in Anantnag last week for her alleged involvement in 2010 summer protests. Zahida, daughter of Ghulam Ahmad Dar of Batengo Anantnag, was arrested last Friday for her alleged involvement in 2010 summer protests and was released on bail by a court.  […]