Kashmir: Pulwama gives hero’s farewell to its slain militants

Kashmir: Pulwama gives hero’s farewell to its slain militants

PULWAMA: The two local militants killed in Tral were buried in their ancestral graveyards in the villages of Amirabad and Rakhe-Lajoora in Pulwama district amid pro-freedom, anti-India and Islamic slogans on Sunday. Thousands of people, among them many women and children, participated in the funeral prayers of the militants. Dozens of Pakistan flags were raised […]

Army vandalises Shopian village, people forced to chant anti-Pak slogans

Army vandalises Shopian village, people forced to chant anti-Pak slogans

Shopian: Army allegedly assaulted Shopian’s Jamnagri village on Thursday evening and damaged window panes of residences and parked vehicles. Residents of Jamnagri village told Kashmir Reader that army beat about 30 people and forced them to chant anti-Pakistan slogans. “They (the army) beat us without any reason,” a youth who was beaten by forces told […]

Rajnath salutes Kashmiris

Rajnath salutes Kashmiris

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said he saluted the people of Jammu and Kashmir who had condemned the attack on Amarnath pilgrims and kept the spirit of Kashmiriyat alive. The attack on Amarnath pilgrims in which seven people were killed was a “cowardly act of terror” but it was heartening to see […]

Scant firework stocks to make for a quiet Eid this year

Scant firework stocks to make for a quiet Eid this year

SRINAGAR: The vibrant display of fireworks across the Valley seen last Sunday after the Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy win over India may not be repeated this Eid as a ban on firecracker sale in Delhi and the prevailing situation here have not allowed stockists to replenish their diminishing goods. Maharaja Bazar wholesaler Khursheed Ahmad Shah […]

Against sectarian odds, small-town mosque sets example for world to heal

Against sectarian odds, small-town mosque sets example for world to heal

Budgam: At a time when the Middle East is purportedly split on sectarian lines, and it appears the Islamic world is more divided on Shia-Sunni lines than ever, the residents of Magam town in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district are showing the way by holding congregational prayers together in a masjid, irrespective of the sect they […]

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 […]

The Under Dog’s Secret: Never Give Up!

The Under Dog’s Secret: Never Give Up!

Ecstatic joy is the word that perhaps best describes the general mood that descended upon Kashmir after Pakistan’s emphatic and convincing victory over India. The question is why? Two broad interpretations can be made about the victory. One pertains to Kashmir and the other has a tangential bearing on it but ,in the main , […]

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