Odessey of longest surviving militant

Odessey of longest surviving militant

Srinagar: For 18 years, Qayoom Najar remained a mystery man, his tactics enabling him to live to be the longest-surviving militant in Kashmir, until today. But even in death he remained mysterious. When the army’s 34 RR killed an infiltrator along the LoC near Zorawar post in Uri on Tuesday morning, they had no idea […]

Nepotism and unpaid wages rule at R&B dept, staffers allege

Nepotism and unpaid wages rule at R&B dept, staffers allege

SRINAGAR: ‘Away from the glare of conflict, nothing seems to be right at the Right River Circular Road division (RRCR) of the Roads and Building (R&B) department, Srinagar, located at Kaka Sarai. Spending a few hours at the division, talking to lower-rank officials and daily-wage workers, the impression that strongly emerges is more of a […]

Everybody wanted a final settlement of Kashmir dispute: Karra

Everybody wanted a final settlement of Kashmir dispute: Karra

Srinagar: Senior J&K Congress leader Tariq Hameed Karra said that everybody who met the Manmohan Singh-led Congress group in Srinagar wanted a final settlement of the Kashmir dispute. “The Congress-led Kashmir group met hundreds of civil society members, including the one led by Nayeema Hameed. He also met intellectuals and opinion makers of Kashmir. These […]

Look for solution, not control; Manmohan-led delegation told

Look for solution, not control; Manmohan-led delegation told

Srinagar: Soon after his arrival in Srinagar in the morning, former prime minister Manmohan Singh convened a meeting of the Congress’s state executive committee, which comprised senior PCC functionaries, former ministers, current and former legislators, and senior members of the party in Kashmir region. The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, GA Mir, formally welcomed Manomhan […]

HM’s statements give rise to cautious optimism

HM’s statements give rise to cautious optimism

Srinagar: The recent two-day visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Kashmir apparently signals a softening of the position of Government of India (GO) with respect to talks with the Hurriyat and on the issue of Article 35A. Until Rajnath’s statement on Monday, the GOI had given no assurances to the J&K government that it […]

Mehbooba invokes AoA, asks Rajanth to reach out to everyone

Mehbooba invokes AoA, asks Rajanth to reach out to everyone

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived on Saturday in Srinagar as part of his four-day visit to Jammu & Kashmir. He met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and, according to the official handout, discussed the Agenda of Alliance (AoA), the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP), and the security situation in Kashmir.