Denial of fundamental rights to Kashmiris injustice: Pak

Denial of fundamental rights to Kashmiris injustice: Pak

United Nations: Pakistan raised the issue of Kashmir at the UN, saying denial of fundamental human rights to Kashmiris is an “injustice” and the failure to address prolonged outstanding disputes would be seen as “double standards” practiced by the world body. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said at a General Assembly debate […]

Kashmiri woman sold into prostitution by her Indian husband for Rs 7000

Kashmiri woman sold into prostitution by her Indian husband for Rs 7000

Srinagar: On a humid Sunday afternoon, a Kashmiri woman, Ishrat (not her real name), called her brother from Delhi, saying “baya, mei bachao (brother, please save me). She was calling from a car being driven by one Jehangir who tried to snatch phone from her. The terrified woman retched and vomit dribbled down her garment. […]

Amarnath board acting like state within a state: tour operators

Amarnath board acting like state within a state: tour operators

SRINAGAR: The Shri Amarnarthji Shrine Board, which manages the annual Amarnath yatra, was on Thursday accused of acting like ‘a state within a state’ by the largest private forum of tourism operators and agents of the valley. Kashmir Travel Trade Bodies United Forum, an amalgam of 18 such organisations, accused the board of using its […]

No plans to lift AFSPA from J-K, Northeast: Govt

No plans to lift AFSPA from J-K, Northeast: Govt

New Delhi: The government has no plans to revoke AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir and Northeastern states, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. “No, sir,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in reply to a written question on whether government has plans to revoke Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts from […]

Short of men and machinery, SMC struggles to keep Srinagar clean

Short of men and machinery, SMC struggles to keep Srinagar clean

SRINAGAR: Facing an acute shortage of men and machinery, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is struggling to keep the capital city, with a population of 1.3 million, tidy. Officials admit that with around 40% staff deficit, it is a Herculean task to collect and dispose the solid waste from the lanes and by-lanes of the […]

Govt begins to identify land for migrant colonies

Govt begins to identify land for migrant colonies

Baramulla: The government of Jammu and Kashmir has started to identify land to construct composite colonies, meant primarliy for Kashmiri Pandits who want to return along with their families, official sources said. They said that in this connection the revenue department has identified 150 kanals of lands in Kanispora area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district […]

Reticent doctors muddle medical history in reporting patient deaths

Reticent doctors muddle medical history in reporting patient deaths

SRINAGAR: Hospitals in Kashmir, both in the public and private sector, have no records on the cause-specific mortality rate of patients leading to lack of knowledge and research on health trends among the local population. Reticent doctors in Kashmir mention the immediate cause of death and often ignore the underlying pathological cause. Experts say that […]