Don’t back off after one interview: Omar to Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Don’t back off after one interview with one channel. This is the advice to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi from Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. “All I would tell him (Rahul) not to sort of back off after one interview with one channel. My advice to him, and I have no hesitation in sharing […]

Match fallout: PRC J&K visits Sharda University

Srinagar: K B Aggarwal, Principal Resident Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi, on Saturday visited Sharda University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. “A group of six students, including some from Kashmir, have been expelled from the hostel of the university for violating campus discipline. The students are however, allowed to attend their classes […]

256 recruits inducted into Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry

SRINAGAR: Over 250 recruits were Saturday inducted as soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) of the Army after a passing-out parade at Regimental Centre here. The rigorously trained 256 recruits, hailing from all parts of the state, took the oath to serve the cause of the nation at a ceremony held at Bana […]

Sarpanch’s father shot dead

Bilal Habib PAMPORE: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Sarpanch’s father in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on late Saturday. Police sources said the gunmen fired upon Ghulam Mohammmad Dar when he was coming out of the mosque at Dogripora in Awantipora area. Dar died on the spot. The 85-year-old Dar was the father of PDP Sarpanch […]

Democracy Caught-and-Bowled!

Indian leaders never tire of parroting that Kashmir is a part of India. Significantly, they never say the same about Kashmiris. But then, that is what colonial mindsets are all about. You claim the land, not the people who are just an encumbrance or at best chattel to be used and abused. Even as Kashmir […]


Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and his supporters were Friday  detained while trying to take out a march to condemn the expulsion of Kashmiri students from  Meerut university for allegedly cheering Pakistan when their team won a match against India. Malik and over a dozen of his party colleagues were detained at Budshah Chowk […]

Kashmiris made a political statement, says Jaitley

New Delhi: Amid controversy over police action against Kashmiri students after they cheered Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match, BJP on Friday said their action conveyed a “political statement” and caused “suspicion” in the minds of a very large number of people. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said such […]

Kashmiris celebrating India’s loss is an act of defiance: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference(M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the expulsion of Kashmiri students and filing of sedition charges against them had once again exposed India’s “hollow democratic and secular credentials.” Addressing a Friday gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, Mirwaiz said “if expression of feelings means   sedition then India should book […]

BJP says won’t tolerate ‘insult to nation’

Meerut: BJP Friday criticised Uttar Pradesh government for withdrawing sedition charges against Kashmiri students studying at a private university here, saying the SP government is only bothered about vote bank. “BJP will not tolerate withdrawal of sedition charges against the people who have insulted the nation. The Samajwadi government is bothered only about its vote […]


Srinagar: The expulsion of Kashmiri students and slapping of sedition charge against Kashmiri studying in Meerut  drew widespread condemnation  Thursday . Ruling National Conference (NC) expressed anger over the sedition charge, saying the students neither tried to bring down the government nor harm the national integrity. “Expulsion of the students and then registration of a […]