BJP secures Jammu, Ladakh

BJP secures Jammu, Ladakh

SRINAGAR: The BJP swept all the three seats in Jammu and Ladakh, retaining the three parliamentary seats where it was facing a united opposition. The saffron party’s Jammu candidate Jugal Kishore polled 772190 votes to defeat his nearest rival Raman Bhalla of Congress (514274) by 261983 votes. Similarly, Jitendra Singh who polled 706529 votes defeated […]

NC seizes opportunity to win back its lost monopoly

NC seizes opportunity to win back its lost monopoly

Tanweer Ahmad Srinagar: National Conference’s clean sweep across Kashmir has happened for the fourth time, the last such stellar showing occurring a decade ago. It was in 2009 that the NC last won all the three parliamentary seats in Kashmir: Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag. NC president Farooq Abdullah had won from Srinagar, Sharifdudin Shariq had […]

Mehbooba gets her comeuppance, loses bastion to NC

Mehbooba gets her comeuppance, loses bastion to NC

Anantnag: Justice Hasnain Masoodi, a political novice fielded by the National Conference (NC) for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, defeated heavyweights like former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and Congress’s state chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir to win the south Kashmir constituency. While the final share of votes was not available when this report was being filed, it […]

People in Kashmir have no faith in India: Akbar Lone

People in Kashmir have no faith in India: Akbar Lone

Baramulla: Senior leader of the J&K National Conference (NC) Mohammad Akbar Lone, who won the Baramulla parliamentary seat with a margin of over 20 thousand votes on Thursday, said that people in Kashmir had no faith in India, something that he will try to “motivate” Narendra Modi to change. “Kashmiri people have no faith in […]

World leaders congratulate Modi

World leaders congratulate Modi

NEW DELHI: Leaders across the world have congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his historic electoral victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has stormed back to power with an increased mandate and is all set to cross the 300-mark on its own. Chinese President Xi Jinping extended “heartfelt” congratulations to Prime Minister […]

Zakir Musa killed in Tral gunfight

Zakir Musa killed in Tral gunfight

Valley tense, blockades imposed on all routes to Tral, schools and colleges closed Anantnag: Top militant and chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) Zakir Rasheed Bhat alias Zakir Musa was killed Thursday evening in a brief gunfight with government forces, here in Dadsara area of Tral in south Kashmir. An associate of Musa, identified as Burhan […]

Wither the Smart City?

Wither the Smart City?

The hullaballoo over the so called “smart cities” in Kashmir seems to have died. The concept, with respect to Kashmir, was always an airy fairy one given its very nature and the immense structural and other issues that were inherent to it. But, yet this did not deter politicians and other protagonists of the smart […]

Madonna’s Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance

Madonna’s Fake Revolution: Eurovision, Cultural Hegemony and Resistance

When Rim died, all Palestinians mourned her death. Although a few international outlets carried the news of her passing at a relatively young age, her succumbing to cancer did not receive much coverage or discussion. Sadly, a Palestinian icon of cultural resistance who had inspired a whole generation, starting with the First Palestinian Intifada in […]

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