Militants ‘escape’ cordon-and-search in Srinagar

Militants ‘escape’ cordon-and-search in Srinagar

Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday afternoon launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Batamaloo area of Srinagar after receiving information about presence of militants there. Large contingents of special operations group (SOG) of JK Police and paramilitary CRPF cordoned off Kashi Mohalla area at 2:30pm and conducted door-to-door searches. A senior CRPF official told […]

Engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue: UN chief

Engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue: UN chief

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has said he is engaged in bringing about a dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue through his meetings with the prime ministers of the two countries. “Why do you think I met three times the Prime Minister of Pakistan and two times the Prime Minister […]

Observe Jumat-ul-Vada as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir: joint resistance

Observe Jumat-ul-Vada as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir: joint resistance

Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday announced that Jumat-ul-Vada would be observed as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir this year as well. “On this day a voice would be raised in Masjids, Khankhas, Shrines, Imam Badas and Shrines across the Valley against the atrocities being committed […]

‘More soldiers died in Valley than in wars since independence’

‘More soldiers died in Valley than in wars since independence’

New Delhi: More Indian soldiers have been killed in Kashmir than those who died in various wars since independence, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Wednesday. She was speaking at an event organised by RSS’s communication wing Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra (IVSK) here to award journalists. “More soldiers have sacrificed their lives in the […]

Delhi sends 1 lac plastic bullets, stronger PAVA shells to Kashmir

Delhi sends 1 lac plastic bullets, stronger PAVA shells to Kashmir

Srinagar: New Delhi has supplied government forces in J&K with more than one lakh plastic bullets to counter protests in the valley. The Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday that GOI has also supplied forces with PAVA (pelargonic acid vanillyl amide, an organic compound found in natural chilli pepper) shells that are more pungent, to increase […]

In times of hate, the spirit of cricket triumphs

In times of hate, the spirit of cricket triumphs

Srinagar: It was a night of celebration, one that would be etched in our memories for ever. Stories of Pakistan’s victory over India in the ICC Champions Trophy final, and the jubilation that poured onto the streets in Kashmir, will be remembered through ages, passed on from generation to generation, baptising millions of new cricket […]

Pampore march foiled: Town remains shut for fifth day

Pampore march foiled: Town remains shut for fifth day

PAMPORE: The government forces thrashed a group of youngsters in Pampore who had arrived to take part in the fourth day mourning rituals of slain Lashkar-e- Toiba (LeT) militant Adil Mushtaq Mir alias Abu Turab alias Nana Bhai who was killed in an encounter in Kulgam district on Friday. A complete shutdown was observed in […]

Peace impossible without resolving Kashmir: Mirwaiz

Peace impossible without resolving Kashmir: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) and head of Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said violence and loss of precious lives in the region cannot be a matter to rejoice for any person with a slightest sense of humanity. He said the un-settled Kashmir issue is the main cause of strained relationship between India […]