Indo-Pak talks on Indus Water Treaty likely this month

Indo-Pak talks on Indus Water Treaty likely this month

New Delhi: India and Pakistan are expected to hold parleys on various aspects of the Indus Water Treaty in Islamabad later this month, nearly six months after New Delhi decided to suspend talks on the pact in view of the militant attacks. The meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission will be held before March 31 […]

Bailed in 14 cases, handicapped man still in jail

Bailed in 14 cases, handicapped man still in jail

Sopore: The disability certificate provided to Tanveer Ahmad War, 29, by Chief Medical Officer Baramulla states that the disability in his left leg is permanent, that is, there are no chances of improvement or change in the degree of disability. Using crutches to walk, War repaired electrical equipment at his home in Fakir Wani mohalla […]

School bells ring again after 8 months

School bells ring again after 8 months

By Nusrat Sidiq/ Insha Latief    Srinagar: After eight long months, schools in the Valley opened once again on Wednesday. Students were visibly thrilled to be back among friends and teachers, and some schools organised welcome sessions during the morning prayers. Schools in Kashmir had been shut since the day Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani […]

Pahadis, Gujjars, Shias all Kashmiris, united in struggle, say leaders

Pahadis, Gujjars, Shias all Kashmiris, united in struggle, say leaders

Srinagar: Pahadi, Gujjar and Shia leaders have unanimously stressed that the government is deliberately creating fault lines along ethnic and sectarian identities in Kashmir to create social rifts and to show that these communities have nothing to do with the Kashmiri struggle for self-determination. The leaders of these sects and communities also stated that when […]

J&K govt begins registering post-2016 migrants out of Valley

J&K govt begins registering post-2016 migrants out of Valley

Jammu: The PDP-BJP government has started fresh registration of the people migrating from the Valley due to threat to their security following the 2016 Kashmir unrest. “The fresh registration is being done for the people who have migrated (to Jammu) due to threat in Kashmir following 2016 Kashmir unrest,” Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner Y P […]

PDP will be decimated by its own weight: Karra

PDP will be decimated by its own weight: Karra

Jammu: Former MP Tariq Hameed Karra, who recently resigned from the PDP to join the Congress, today said the Mehbooba Mufti-led party would be decimated by its own weight and for its misdeeds. “PDP has totally surrendered before the RSS and the BJP and their agenda on Kashmir. Even smaller issues of governance are being […]

Religious leaders respond with fury to idea of ‘controling mosques’

Religious leaders respond with fury to idea of ‘controling mosques’

SRINAGAR: In response to the report published in The Indian Express that the Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended control of mosques in Kashmir, religious leaders in Kashmir said they would not allow control of their religious institutions “at any cost”. Advocate Zahid Ali, spokesman of the largest religious politico-social organisation of Kashmir, the Jamiat-e-Islami, […]

Kashmir nearly lost, says Chidambaram

Kashmir nearly lost, says Chidambaram

Srinagar: Former union minister P. Chidambaram has said that he had a feeling that Kashmir has been nearly lost for India because the government of India had used brute force to quell the dissent there. Addressing a meeting organised by Manthan, a public discourse platform, on Friday, the Hindu newspaper reported that Chidambaram feared the […]