EFLU denies permission for Arundhati talk on Kashmir youth’s anniversary

Hyderabad: The English and Foreign Language University Hyderbabad authorities have denied Booker Prize winner and activist Arundhati Roy the permission to address students on the campus on Monday, March 10. Roy was invited by the student organisations to speak on the topic ‘Fractures of Indian Ideology Re-imaging Democracy and Re-drawing Resistance’ on the first death […]

Army officer escapes militant attack

Srinagar: Army has launched a manhunt for suspected militants after they attacked an officer, heading a unit of the Rashtriya Rifles, in  north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said militants fired at the vehicle of the Rashtriya Rifles battalion commander at Khushipora in Rafiabad area while he was going about on routine duties late Saturday. “Militants […]

One killed, eight injured in mishaps

Srinagar: One person was killed and eight others were injured in separate  road accidents across the valley, police said Sunday. A  vehicle skidded off the road at Galandar  in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s  Kupwara district  resulting in injuries to seven persons, including the driver Shahzad Ahmad Lone. The injured were rushed to hospital, where […]

Woman attempts suicide

Srinagar: A woman tried to end her life  by consuming some poisonous substance at her residence  in south Kashmir. Police said the  woman consumed some poisonous substance at  her home in Qazigund. Family members immediately rushed her to a local hospital, from here she was referred to S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in […]

Tosmaidan firing range: Villagers hold protests; threaten Amarnath-like agitation if lease is extended to Army

Tosmaidan firing range: Villagers hold protests; threaten Amarnath-like agitation if lease is extended to Army

Srinagar:  Various social organizations Saturday staged massive protest demonstrations here and threatened of mass agitation if the state government extends lease over Tosmaidan meadow to the Army. Hundreds of protestors carrying banners and placards gathered under the banner of J&K RTI Movement and Tosmaidan Bachao Front at the Press Enclave here shouting anti-government slogans. The […]

Don’t back off after one interview: Omar to Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Don’t back off after one interview with one channel. This is the advice to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi from Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. “All I would tell him (Rahul) not to sort of back off after one interview with one channel. My advice to him, and I have no hesitation in sharing […]

256 recruits inducted into Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry

SRINAGAR: Over 250 recruits were Saturday inducted as soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) of the Army after a passing-out parade at Regimental Centre here. The rigorously trained 256 recruits, hailing from all parts of the state, took the oath to serve the cause of the nation at a ceremony held at Bana […]

Sarpanch’s father shot dead

Bilal Habib PAMPORE: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Sarpanch’s father in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on late Saturday. Police sources said the gunmen fired upon Ghulam Mohammmad Dar when he was coming out of the mosque at Dogripora in Awantipora area. Dar died on the spot. The 85-year-old Dar was the father of PDP Sarpanch […]


Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and his supporters were Friday  detained while trying to take out a march to condemn the expulsion of Kashmiri students from  Meerut university for allegedly cheering Pakistan when their team won a match against India. Malik and over a dozen of his party colleagues were detained at Budshah Chowk […]

Kashmiris made a political statement, says Jaitley

New Delhi: Amid controversy over police action against Kashmiri students after they cheered Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match, BJP on Friday said their action conveyed a “political statement” and caused “suspicion” in the minds of a very large number of people. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said such […]

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