Bhaderwah reels under fuel shortage

Bhaderwah reels under fuel shortage

By MOHD MAJID MALIK BHADERWAH: Even as the truckers called off their strike, Bhaderwah town continued to reel under the shortage of fuel on Monday. Long queues of customers could be seen at the petrol stations most of which are running dry. “I have been trying to get petrol for my bike for the last […]

Jaitley playing politics over Kashmir unrest: Congress

Jaitley playing politics over Kashmir unrest: Congress

Srinagar: Congress in Kashmir on Monday accused Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley, of playing politics over the ongoing unrest in the Valley, saying he should have made an appeal for maintaining calm rather than stating something which can aggravate the situation. Jaitley is playing politics on the current unrest in order to regain the […]

Bijbehara family, Srinagar student tell of police brutality

Bijbehara family, Srinagar student tell of police brutality

SRINAGAR: On August 5 at 7am, policemen in Semthan, Bijbehara, in south Kashmir called on loudspeakers for men to come out of their homes and assemble near the mosque. The men followed the order and came out of their homes. The women and children stayed back, some of them so scared that they went to […]

Geelani welcomes OIC’s statement, but asks for more

Geelani welcomes OIC’s statement, but asks for more

SRINAGAR: Welcoming the OIC secretary general’s statement regarding the situation in Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, on Sunday said the organisation has “rightly acknowledged” the “universally-accepted fact” about the “disputed nature” of Jammu and Kashmir. He, however, said that only resolutions and press briefings can’t “sooth our wounds”. “Our daily bloodshed and […]

Shah to Singh: ‘Your love puts to death, injures Kashmiris’

Shah to Singh: ‘Your love puts to death, injures Kashmiris’

SRINAGAR: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Sunday termed the remarks of Indian home minister Rajnath Singh as “showoff” and “far from reality”, saying the “dirty game” played with Kashmiris in the name of “love” is known to everyone. Singh said on Saturday that India loves Kashmiris, not just […]

Mehbooba must quit, says ex-interlocutor

Mehbooba must quit, says ex-interlocutor

SRINAGAR: Stating that New Delhi as well as the state government “seem clueless” on how to deal with the current situation in Kashmir, M M Ansari, a former interlocutor on Kashmir, said the state government headed by Mehbooba Mufti should step down immediately. “It is my impression that both the centre as well as the […]

Uprising leaves Qazigund to beasts’ mercy

Uprising leaves Qazigund to beasts’ mercy

SRINAGAR: A string of bear attacks in Qazigund, Anantnag, and its adjoining areas has forced residents of the area to stay indoors, with locals saying that the ongoing uprising is making it difficult for the wildlife officials to tackle the problem effectively. A resident, Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh of Kuchpora, was mauled recently by the bear, […]

Trooper guarding NC leader’s house wounded in bear attack

Srinagar: A CRPF trooper was injured on Sunday when a wild bear attacked the house of senior National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Naikoo’s residence at Tral village in Pulwama district. A doctor at Sub-District Hospital Tral said the trooper was critically injured and was referred to Srinagar hospital for treatment.

Mehbooba testifies civilians were used as human shield by armed forces

Mehbooba testifies civilians were used as human shield by armed forces

SRINAGAR: At a time when Indian army is out of barracks and formations established in civilian areas across the Kashmir Valley to squash the massive anti-India uprising, the culpability of its soldiers in using the locals as human shields in the past has been testified  by the incumbent Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Mufti’s statement that […]