Pakistan targets posts and villages in Poonch: Police

Pakistan targets posts and villages in Poonch: Police

Jammu: Pakistani troops on Sunday targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, police said. The indiscriminate shelling from across the border started in Digwar sector around 7.30 am, prompting strong and effective retaliation by the Indian Army guarding the LoC, a police official said. No casualties have been […]

Boy from PaK held in Poonch

Boy from PaK held in Poonch

JAMMU: A 12-year-old boy, hailing from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), was detained shortly after he ventured into this side in Poonch district, police said. The boy was detained by Army personnel guarding the Line of Control (LoC) from Basooni in Balakote sector, a police officer said. He said the boy was moving under suspicious circumstances […]

Why Student Protests in Kashmir turn Violent?

Why Student Protests in Kashmir turn Violent?

By Akeel Rashid The widespread student protests unfolding in Kashmir Valley seemingly have no end in sight and with the triggers and motivations for the same changing constantly; it is unclear as to what lies ahead in this regard. This academic year, the student protests originated in reaction to the civilian killings in South Kashmir, […]

‘Allama Iqbal was God’s gift to Ummah’

‘Allama Iqbal was God’s gift to Ummah’

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Sundaysaid the universal message of Allama Iqbal (RA) teaches people the lessons of compassion, social sensitivity and concern for all human beings and wants them to think, act and create a classless society based on principles of Islam and universal justice. Addressing a day-long seminar at his […]

Not against dialogue: Geelani

Not against dialogue: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Ridiculing Indian authorities and their “henchmen”, Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani said their rhetoric for negotiations is nothing but a ploy to hoodwink the international community. “We had proposed a five-point formula (but) Indian authorities instead of accepting the disputed status of Kashmir illustrated their haughty and egoistic approach,” Geelani said while addressing […]

3 hit by bullets in army firing in Karimabad Pulwama

3 hit by bullets in army firing in Karimabad Pulwama

Anantnag: At least three persons, one of them a minor boy, sustained bullet wounds after army soldiers opened fire on stone-pelting youth here in Karimabad area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. The injured have been identified as 13-year-old Faizan Farooq, 45-year-old Tanveer Ahmad Pandit and 35-year-old Sajad Ahmad Sheikh, all residents of Karimabad […]

No bilaterals between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pak at SCO

No bilaterals between foreign, defence ministers of India, Pak at SCO

Beijing: There will be no bilateral meetings between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with their Pakistan counterparts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) ministerial meets to be held here, official sources said. “There will be no meetings with their Pakistan counterparts,” official sources here told PTI, ruling out any planned meetings […]

SHRC seeks report on Shopian girl’s killing during gunfight

SHRC seeks report on Shopian girl’s killing during gunfight

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has issued notice to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shopian and the Deputy Commissioner Shopian to file a detailed compliance report within two weeks to answer how a teenage girl, namely Saima Wani, was hit by a bullet during an encounter in Shopian district on January 24 […]

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