Shopian probe: Commission adjourns proceedings till Apr 3

Srinagar: The one-man Commission probing the killings of four youth by CRPF personnel in September last year in south Kashmir’s Shopian district has adjourned its proceedings till April 3. Justice (retired) ML Koul, who heads the Commission, said that CRPF had brought one witness but due to absence of the petitioners who could have cross-examined […]

The Reality in Kashmir

My eight-year-old son was in tears when Pakistan played India in the cricket World Cup semifinals in 2011. He knew his favourite team was about to lose. “Papa, what are they doing? They will lose the match,” he said. Papa had no answers. The television was switched off, and Papa had a difficult time consoling […]

Trade liberalisation will help India, Pak resolve complex issues like Kashmir: EU

Trade liberalisation will help India, Pak resolve complex issues like Kashmir: EU

Snehesh Alex Philip Islamabad: Liberalisation of trade with India would bring prices down in Pakistan and gradually create conducive ambiance to bilaterally tackle more complex issues like Kashmir, the European Union  said Sunday. Lauding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s initiative to bolster trade with India as “very positive”, EU Ambassador in Islamabad Lars-Gunnar Wigemark said there […]

LS polls: Snowfall plays spoilsport for campaigners

Srinagar: Weather is playing spoilsport in Jammu and Kashmir as campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections has failed to pick up so far with heavy snowfall, predicted over the next two days, will keep the politicians indoors. The political parties – mainly ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) — were expected […]

Militant caught along LoC : Police

Poonch: A militant was arrested by forces along the Line of Control in Poonch district while he was infiltrating into Jammu and Kashmir to carry out militant  attacks during elections, police claimed Sunday. Muhammad Esaaq was arrested by police soon after he infiltrated into Digwar border village from across LoC in Poonch district late last […]

Kashmiri Pandits allege ‘conspiracy to rename Shankaracharya Hill,’ stage protest in Delhi

New Delhi/ Srinagar: Several organisations of Kashmiri Pandits staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar here, alleging  that there was a conspiracy   to rename the  Shankaracharya Hill. The All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC), along with other prominent organisations of Kashmiri Pandits, organised the dharna, where senior BJP leader Tarun Vijay also delivered speech. Asked about […]

‘Lashkar militant held in Budgam’

Srinagar: Forces have arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant from central Kashmir Budgam district and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession, police said here Sunday. Latief Ahmad was arrested yesterday from Badipora area of Chadoora in Budgam by a joint team of police and army. An AK rifle, two magazines and 60 live rounds of […]

Bandipora teenager’s Killing

SRINAGAR: Parallel factions of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday condemned the killing of 18-year-old boy by government forces in Naidkhai area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday evening as “display of state-terrorism” and called for a complete shutdown on Sunday. Abdullah’s rule worst ever for Kashmiris: […]

Woman dies of alleged medical negligence in Pattan

Baramulla: The Health Department Saturday ordered time bound enquiry into the death of a woman allegedly due to negligence of medicos at a hospital in Pattan area of this north Kashmir district. 35-year-old Haseena of Hanjiveera, Pattan was brought to the sub-district hospital (SDH) Pattan by her husband Mohammad Seleem Mir after she complained of […]