Won’t allow anti-election campaign: Police

Won’t allow anti-election campaign: Police

Moazum Mohammad Srinagar: The state government is determined to thwart any activity Kashmiri pro-freedom groups might carry out to appeal the people for a boycott of the upcoming Assembly elections. It is possibly for the first time that Srinagar police chief stated that pro-freedom leaders would be arrested to stop them from carrying out a […]

Amin Kamil passes away

Srinagar: Prominent writer and poet Amin Kamil, who gave a new direction to Kashmiri ghazals and stories, passed away Thursday in Jammu. He was 90. Born on August 3, 1924 in Kaprin village in south Kashmir, Kamil moved to Srinagar when he was a youth. He graduated in Arts from the Punjab University and took […]

Traders’ Plight and Indifferent Govt

Lal Chowk traders held a day-long hunger strike on Wednesday and warned the government that they will solicit help from other trade organisations in the city to widen protests if no step is taken to compensate them for the losses they suffered in the September flood. The strike shows their desperation and rage. Their attempts to get […]

2 children drown in Jhelum, locals blame NHPC

Baramulla: Two children were drowned in river Jhelum Thursday when authorities of National Hydel Power Corporation opened the project gates in the river causing increase in the water level that resulted in drowning incident, sources said. Sources said, “Jalal Ahmad Mangrial, 12, son of Abdul Ahad Mangrial and Abdul Wahab Mangrial, 13, son Bashir Ahmad […]

Ghulam Muhammad Jan alias Mama Jora

Ghulam Muhammad Jan alias Mama Jora was born to Muhammad Jan in 1915 at Hamambal, Khanyar.  After passing his matriculation, Jora joined National Conference in 1938. Jora shot into prominence during the Quit Kashmir Movement in 1946. The Viceroy was scheduled to visit Kashmir and was to be taken into a boat rally around Srinagar. […]

How to talk?

Notwithstanding the importance of the spoken word, very few people are acquainted with the art of conversation. In order to make an impression, people use such words which the listeners find too difficult to comprehend, thereby defeating the very purpose of conversation. The speaker has to bear in mind that the listeners (at times) may […]

HC notice to govt on PIL for examinations in November

HC notice to govt on PIL for examinations in November

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday issued a notice to government on a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions to hold examinations in November instead of March next year as announced by the authorities in Kashmir Valley. Admitting the PIL filed by advocate Mohammad Ashraf Wani, a Division Bench of Chief Justice M M Kumar […]

Remembering Amin Kamil

Amin Kamil, the poet, the novelist, the researcher, the critic, the organizer, is no more. Yesterday ended a colourful and significant chapter in Kashmir’s cultural history. Gone is a special chapter in the literary history – the great decades long battle of ideas, of perceptions, of sensibilities between giants of Kashmiri literature – Rahi and […]

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