Soldier shoots self

SRINAGAR: An Army soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside a camp in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir, police said on Monday. Sepoy Sunil was on sentry duty at Wusan camp in Kangan area when his colleagues heard a shot on Sunday night and rushed towards him, they said. The […]

Sedition charges absurd, says author Pankaj Mishra

Sedition charges absurd, says author Pankaj Mishra

Sameer Bhat   Dubai: Acclaimed writer and essayist Pankaj Mishra says that filing sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students after some of them allegedly cheered for the Pakistani cricket team during a recently televised match with India is absurd. “While I don’t completely know the facts of the case but to punish students just because they […]

Aam Aadmi party gets Khaas treatment at Bandipora

Azim Jan    BANDIPORA: The leaders and activists of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were forced to flee from this north Kashmir district on Sunday as the youth attacked them with stones ahead of their scheduled road show. The attack left at least four activists injured. Dozens of AAP activists, led by the party’s leader Raja […]

Geelani’s condition improving: Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) Sunday said that the condition of its chairman, Syed Ali Geelani was improving and that his chest infection was decreasing very fast. “Doctors have advised him to undergo gastroenterological consultation so that further investigations could be done,” a statement issued by the amalgam spokesman said. “Geelani Sahab is completely under the […]

Rains lash Kashmir, weatherman predicts more

Srinagar: After two days of bright sunshine, intermittent rains across Kashmir brought the chilly conditions back in the valley Sunday. “There has been light to moderate rainfall in most parts of the valley today,” an official of the MET department said. He said, however, there were no reports of snowfall from anywhere in the valley. […]

67 Kashmiri students becoming pawn to messy election, says Omar

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday expressed regret that BJP was making withdrawal of sedition charges against Kashmiri students in Meerut an election issue. Participating in the two-day India Today conclave here, Omar argued that if youngsters from any other state would have cheered for Pakistan, it would not have […]

No question of closing case: SSP Meerut

Srinagar: Even as sedition charges have been dropped against the 67 Kashmiri students who were suspended by a private university in Uttar Pradesh for having supported Pakistan’s cricket team in a game against India, investigations into the case will go on as the students remain booked for “causing disharmony” and for “mischief”, the police said […]

Fear of consequences needed to stop AFSPA misuse: Omar

New Delhi: There is a need to build a “fear of consequences” within laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) so that they are not misused by the Army, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Omar Abdullah said Saturday. Talking on wide-ranging issues here at the two-day India Today conclave, Omar also dismissed suggestions mainly coming […]

Winter not over yet: Weatherman warns heavy rain, snow from March 9 to 12

Srinagar: If you think winter is over, think again as the Meteorological Department Saturday issued a weather warning for “moderate to rather heavy rain, snow” during next four days. “A fresh Western Disturbance over J&K and adjoining areas is likely to affect the state from March 9 (Sunday) to March 12 (Wednesday) with its main […]

Gandhi’s grandson advocates K-resolution

‘It is not just sufficient to say that Kashmir must be resolved, but what steps are we taking towards that?’ New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson and former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi has questioned the Indian leadership for not taking any step towards resolution of the Kashmir issue. “How much do we know of Dara […]