Ailing Geelani delivers stirring speech at rare majlis at home

Ailing Geelani delivers stirring speech at rare majlis at home

‘Clean-shaven Iqbal understood Islam better than those with long beard; Urdu literature our treasure; Azadi from India our mission’ Srinagar: After more than a year, Syed Ali Geelani – the ailing Hurriyat Conference chairman – was on Thursday allowed to hold a gathering at his residence, on the occasion of the death anniversary of Imam […]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Farooq Ahmed Dar, the Kashmiri man , who was tied to the bonnet of a military Jeep, during the elections held in Srinagar, in 2017, has become symbolic of the warped nature of politics in Kashmir. The man, is caught between the rock and a hard place, so to speak. The adage, referring to unpleasant […]

Why Peace between India and Pakistan will Remain Elusive?

Why Peace between India and Pakistan will Remain Elusive?

In 1989, an American scholar, Francis Fukuyama, wrote an essay titled, “ The End of History and the Last Man”. The essay, which was carried by the Foreign Affairs magazine, was later expanded into a book towards the tether end of the Cold War confrontation. The grist and mill of Fukuyama’s argument was that with […]

ED chargesheet against Shah based on lies: DFP

ED chargesheet against Shah based on lies: DFP

SRINAGAR: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP has termed the Enforcement Directorate charge-sheet against its chairman Shabir Shah as fabricated and based on “concocted lies”. In a statement the party has said that in Delhi, neither the judiciary nor the media is ready to listen to Shah. “The motive behind maligning the image of Shabir Ahmad […]

Reshuffle jitters? BJP ministers skip work after party executive meet

Reshuffle jitters? BJP ministers skip work after party executive meet

Aakash Hassan Srinagar: Following the National Executive meet of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) last Monday, the party’s ministers are yet to resume their Srinagar offices, hindering the working of the government. For the last three days, no BJP minister has attended office, except Industries and Commerce minister Chander Parkash, who was in his office […]

Search operation continues in Uri for more militants

Search operation continues in Uri for more militants

Baramulla: The search operation in Uri is still continuing after prominent militant Abdul Qayoom Najar was killed in a gunfight along the LoC in Zamboorpatan area on Tuesday. Besides ground troops, the army also put a helicopter and large number of sniffer dogs into service to trace other militants who are believed to be still […]

Tral blast toll reaches 3 as youth succumbs

Tral blast toll reaches 3 as youth succumbs

TRAL: A youth from Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district who had been critically injured in the grenade blast of September 21 succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday at Srinagar’s Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS). With his demise, the death toll in the Tral grenade attack has risen to three. A salesman by profession, […]

Civilian killed as cross LoC firing unabated

Civilian killed as cross LoC firing unabated

Srinagar: One civilian was killed while six others were injured in Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK) due to heavy shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian troops on Wednesday, Dawn reported. Meanwhile, Indian army Wednesday said that Pakistan targeted forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district with mortars and small […]

Pak summons Indian envoy

Pak summons Indian envoy

Islamabad: Pakistan summoned India’s acting Deputy High Commissioner here to condemn the alleged “ceasefire violation” on Wednesday along the Line of Control by Indian forces, in which a Pakistani man was killed. Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that Indian forces resorted to firing in Kotli/Nikial Sector, which killed a 22-year-old man in […]

Farooq Dar was leader of stone-pelters: Dy CM

Farooq Dar was leader of stone-pelters: Dy CM

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said that Farooq Ahmad Dar, the civilian who was tied to an army jeep in Budgam on April 9, was a “mastermind and a leader of stone-pelters”. Singh’s comments come after the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a report that Dar had gone to cast […]