Youth throwing stones fight for their nation: Farooq

Youth throwing stones fight for their nation: Farooq

Welcomes US mediation Srinagar: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tourism versus terrorism remarks, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that the youth who pelt stones have no interest in tourism and that they throw stones to “fight for their nation”. “I want to tell Modi sahib no doubt tourism is […]

‘I believe my miseries will end only with my death’

‘I believe my miseries will end only with my death’

Srinagar: Aamir Sayeed was born into a middle-class family that had been weaving and selling Kani shawls for generations. From childhood he dreamt of bringing glory to the family craft and profession. He left studies midway to start his ambitious “business career” of exporting shawls without going through middlemen who took away the major chunk […]

Pro-freedom leaders welcome American ‘mediation’

Pro-freedom leaders welcome American ‘mediation’

Srinagar: Pro-freedom leaders on Wednesday welcomed the remarks made by US representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who had said on Tuesday that the US may “try to find its place” in resolving India-Pakistan tensions over the Kashmir dispute. The spokesperson of the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat Conference said that both India and Pakistan should seek […]

Pak welcomes US offer

Pak welcomes US offer

Washington: Pakistan has welcomed the US offer to help de-escalate tensions with India, saying “any positive role” America plays to bring peace and stability in South Asia can serve the region well, according to a media report on Wednesday. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s envoy to Washington, termed US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s remarks […]

Open to talks within Indian constitution: govt

Open to talks within Indian constitution: govt

New Delhi: The BJP-led government on Wednesday said it was open to dialogue with various stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir if they eschew violence and willing to work within the framework of Indian constitution. “The government remains open to dialogue with those who eschew the path of violence and are willing to work within the […]

Enter Uncle Sam

Would find place in efforts to reduce Indo-Pak tensions: US

Enter Uncle Sam

Would find place in efforts to reduce Indo-Pak tensions: US                          United Nations: The US said on Tuesday that it would try and “find its place” in efforts to de-escalate Indo-Pak tensions and not wait till “something happens”, indicating that President Donald Trump could play a role in such endeavours. “It’s absolutely right that this administration […]

India reiterates bilateral mantra

India reiterates bilateral mantra

New Delhi: In a veiled snub to the US which suggested that it “may find its place” in efforts to de-escalate Indo-Pak tensions, India said its position of bilateral redressal of all India-Pakistan issues has not changed. “Government’s position for bilateral redressal of all India-Pakistan issues in an environment free of terror and violence hasn’t […]

Soldier carrying bullets held at airport

Soldier carrying bullets held at airport

Srinagar: A soldier carrying bullets was arrested at Srinagar airport on Tuesday, a day after two grenades were found in the luggage of a soldier travelling to West Bengal from the same airport. According to a senior Airport official, the soldier was found carrying cartridges of INSAS rifle. The bullets were detected during a security […]

Apprehensive but prepared to thwart more attacks, says Spl DG CRPF

Apprehensive but prepared to thwart more attacks, says Spl DG CRPF

SRINAGAR: After three militant attacks in three days, the counter-insurgency grid in Kashmir is apprehensive that the militants may strike once again ahead of by-polls in two parliamentary constituencies on April 9 and 12, official sources said. “We expected attacks like these from the beginning and we are prepared to avert any further attacks,” Special […]