Gen Rawat urges separatists to engage with interlocutor, rules out govt-militants talks

Gen Rawat urges separatists to engage with interlocutor, rules out govt-militants talks

Srinagar: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday ruled out direct talks between the Centre and militants and urged the Kashmiri separatists to hold parleys with the interlocutor appointed by New Delhi. The Army Chief said that the Centre has appointed an interlocutor, who is talking to all parties concerned. While maintaining that the Centre’s […]

Deal with Power crisis on priority to ensure people don’t suffer during winter months: NC to Admin

Deal with Power crisis on priority to ensure people don’t suffer during winter months: NC to Admin

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Monday expressed concern over the slack and negligent attitude of the incumbent administration in ensuring basic amenities to the people in view of forthcoming Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW). A statement of NC said that its General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar who toured the city areas received several complaints about the erratic […]

Casualties feared as huge explosion rocks Kabul

Srinagar: Casualties are feared after a huge explosion rocked Kabul on Monday close to where scores of Afghans had been protesting against Taliban attacks on the minority Hazara ethnic group. The blast struck in front of a high school in the downtown area of the Afghan capital, the interior ministry said. A photo shared on […]

Iranian border guards kill 2 Pakistanis

Srinagar: Iranian border guards killed two Pakistani men and injured four others after they tried to enter the Iranian territory through an illegal route in Panjgur district of the restive Baluchistan province. Baluchistan Levies Force officials said a group of seven persons in a van were trying to cross the Pakistan-Iran border without legal documents in […]

Panchayat ghar set ablaze in southern Kashmir’s Anantnag

Srinagar: A Panchayat ghar was late Sunday night set ablaze by unidentified people in Brakpora area of southern Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The panchayat ghar was “damaged fully” by the time the fire tenders reached the spot and tried to douse the flames, reports said. Panchayat ghar’s have been targeted over a dozen times,  mostly in […]

Kashmir: Geelani taken to SKIMS hospital after chest pain

Kashmir: Geelani taken to SKIMS hospital after chest pain

Srinagar: Octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani was on Monday shifted to SKIMS hospital in Srinagar for medical check-up after he complained of chest pain. Sources close to Geelani said that the Hurriyat leader had to undergo some medical tests and calibration of pacemaker. They said that after necessary medical check up and other investigations […]

10 Afghan commandos, 15 civilians killed in fighting with Taliban

Srinagar: 15 Afghan civilians and 10 commandos sent to reinforce Shia militia forces fighting the Taliban in the central province of Ghazni were killed on Sunday, officials said, as a days-long battle with threatening ethnic overtones continued. News gathering agency Reuters reported that the fighting in Jaghori district, an area inhabited mainly by Shia ethnic […]

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, study warns

Srinagar: Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030; experts warned on Monday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide, international news gathering agency AFP reported on Monday. While in the developed world the severe lung infection mainly affects the elderly, in developing nations […]

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