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The prism that is employed to view a situation, condition or generally speaking, life dictates the approach (es) towards this.  This statement, in the nature of a truism, applies to politics, economics, society, culture and conflicts. Given this, what would the Indian Home Ministry’s statement post Chadoora incident tell us about the prism employed by […]

NC demands judicial probe into Chadoora killings

NC demands judicial probe into Chadoora killings

Srinagar: The opposition National Conference (NC) on Wednesday demanded judicial probe into the gruesome killing of innocent civilians in Darbug area of Chadoora and described them as ‘a blot on Indian democracy’. “The ruling PDP has let loose unabated reign of terror and repression against innocent Kashmiris and in their pursuit of remaining in good […]

Er Rasheed detained, march to CM’s residence foiled

Er Rasheed detained, march to CM’s residence foiled

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday foiled Awami Itiihad Party’s proposed gharao march to chief minister’s residence at Gupkar Road and protestors who tried to assemble were dispersed by police and were not allowed to assemble near Gupkar, a party statement said. However breaking strict police restrictions dozens of protestors, lead by AIP supremo and MLA Langate, […]

104 local youths joined militancy in J&K since 2016: Govt

104 local youths joined militancy in J&K since 2016: Govt

NEW DELHI: As many as 104 local youths of Jammu and Kashmir have joined the militancy since 2016 and 65 of them are currently active there, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir said among the 104 local youths in Jammu & Kashmir who have joined the militancy in […]

Patients brave shutdown challenges to meet medical appointments

Patients brave shutdown challenges to meet medical appointments

SRINAGAR: On Tuesday when three civilians and a combatant were killed by the government forces at Chadoora in Budgam, Haleem (name changed), a resident of Hanjora near Chadoora, had to collect her diagnostic reports, prior to an angiography scheduled at SMHS hospital for Wednesday. However, as the gunfight culminated into civilian killings, Haleem could not […]

Need to propagate Sufism in its right context: Dr Qasim

Need to propagate Sufism in its right context: Dr Qasim

SRINAGAR: The efforts of government to rejuvenate and revive the teachings and personality of Abhinav Gupta, a philosopher of Shaivism of 8th and 9th century is “thought provoking”, said Dr Muhammad Qasim, the chief of Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM). In a statement issued here, Dr Qasim said the efforts to start a pilgrimage to Abhinav […]

People and militants are fighting together: LeT

People and militants are fighting together: LeT

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Wednesday paid tributes to the slain militant and the three civilians killed in encounter and clashes in Chadoora area of Budgam district. In an e-mailed statement, LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi quoted the outfit chief Mehmood Shah as saying that targeting civilians and use of huge forces against a single militant […]

Darul Khair delegation visits SMHS, SKIMS

Darul Khair delegation visits SMHS, SKIMS

SRINAGAR: On the directions of incarcerated chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) and patron of Darul Khair Mirwaiz Manzil, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a high level delegation of Darul Khair comprising of Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Khazir Muhammad, Mursalin Ahmad and others visited city hospitals SKIMS and SMHS to inquire about well being of those who were […]

Forces kill 3 youths: Deceased among protesters who tried to save a militant during gunfight; 6 suffer bullet and 6 pellet injuries

Forces kill 3 youths: Deceased among protesters who tried to save a militant during gunfight; 6 suffer bullet and 6 pellet injuries

By Ishfaq Reshi Chadoora: Three people were shot dead and several others injured by government forces in Zuin Chadoora on Tuesday. The deceased people were protesting and throwing stones at the forces in a bid to help a militant, holed up inside a house, escape. The militant was killed when the forces blew up the […]

Hizb’s main ‘recruiter’ believed to have escaped

Hizb’s main ‘recruiter’ believed to have escaped

Srinagar: The security establishment in Kashmir believes a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Yaseen Yatoo, managed to escape from the besieged Chadoora area of central Kashmir on Tuesday. According to a senior official in the army, there was an intelligence input about the presence of two to three militants, including Yatoo, in the area. “We have […]