Remembering Sheikh Aziz, when he seems to have been forgotten

Remembering Sheikh Aziz, when he seems to have been forgotten

Srinagar: On the ninth death anniversary of slain Hurriyat Conference leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz, even his hometown witnessed routine life on Friday, unlike in the past when at least Pampore would shut to remember the once supreme commander of Al-Jihad outfit and executive member of Hurriyat Conference (Mirwaiz). A founding member of Jammu and Kashmir […]

EC yet to decide on Anantnag LS by-poll date

EC yet to decide on Anantnag LS by-poll date

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) was yet to take a call on when the Anantnag Lok Sabha by-poll would be held as the security scenario in the Jammu and Kashmir district there was not considered conducive, an official said. The seat has been lying vacant since July 4, 2016 after PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti […]

JKLF chief questions int’l community’s ‘double standards’ on Kashmir

JKLF chief questions int’l community’s ‘double standards’ on Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday questioned the “double standards and criminal silence” of the international community and champions of human rights, on Kashmir, saying, they are in “deep slumber”. “No one is raising voice on persecution (of Kashmiris) as (the) international community, for safeguarding its business interest(s) in […]

Slain Tral youth was son of ex-army man

Slain Tral youth was son of ex-army man

Anantnag: The 16-year-old boy killed in Tral at the hands of government forces was the son of a retired army man, his family members said on Thursday. Mohammad Younus Sheikh, son of Abdul Khaliq Sheikh, was killed by pellets that were fired by government troops at protesting people near an encounter site in Gulab Bagh […]

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

SRINAGAR: Nayeem Geelani and Naseem Geelani, sons of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani, have left for New Delhi to appear before NIA for questioning. Naeem Geelani, the elder son of Hurriyat chairman, had undergone cardiac surgery in 2009 and was admitted in Srinagar’s SKIMS hospital on Sunday after he complained of chest pains. Both […]

Terror and talks can’t go together: India to Pakistan

Terror and talks can’t go together: India to Pakistan

New Delhi: India will start dialogue with Pakistan the day it stops promoting terrorism against this country, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in Parliament on Thursday, while making it clear that terror and talks cannot go together. A combative Swaraj rejected the Opposition contention that the Modi government has no policy with regard to […]