Demonetisation panic: Unprecedented rush to banks in Kashmir

Demonetisation panic: Unprecedented rush to banks in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Valley banks are witnessing unprecedented rush today in the wake of Modi government’s demonetisation of higher currency denominations on 8 November. People thronged to different bank branches in the Valley after Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ceased to be legal tender from 9 November. “The rush […]

2 more Indian ‘diplomats’ leave Pakistan

2 more Indian ‘diplomats’ leave Pakistan

Srinagar: Two more Indian ‘diplomats’ among other eight suspected of involvement in “terrorism and subversive activities” in Pakistan left the country today, Foreign Office officials confirmed to Pakistani daily Dawn. Indian High Commission First Secretary Press Balbir Singh and Staff Officer Jayabalan Senthil, allegedly members of the Indian Intelligence Bureau, left Pakistan for Dubai via […]

Protests against democratically elected Trump in US

Srinagar: Thousands of protesters around the US took to the streets on Wednesday to condemn the election of Donald Trump as president, media reports said. The demonstrations were mostly peaceful, according to the reports. The protests took place in Washington outside the White House, Chicago, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Boston, Texas, Oregon, Oakland, California and San Francisco, the media […]

How international media reported Trump’s victory

How international media reported Trump’s victory

Srinagar: The global media was abuzz today with only one news: Trump’s triumph in the US elections that shook the whole world. Here are some leading newspapers who broke the news thus: THE NEW YORK TIMES THE DAILY TIMES THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS THE REPUBLICAN HOUSTON CHRONICLE THE RECORD SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE LOS ANGELES TIMES CASA GRANDE DISPATCH ARIZONA […]

Taliban to Trump: Withdraw forces from Afghanistan

Taliban to Trump: Withdraw forces from Afghanistan

Srinagar: The Afghan Taliban called on US president-elect Donald Trump today to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, saying the war had “failed” and had harmed the US “both militarily and economically”, media reports said. “Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations,” a Taliban […]

Trump trumps Hillary, storms into White House

Trump trumps Hillary, storms into White House

Srinagar: Republican candidate Donald Trump won the presidency election in the United States today, leaving his home country ‘in shock’ and rest of the world ‘in awe’, media reports said. Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless […]

Agitation to continue: Hurriyat

Agitation to continue: Hurriyat

Srinagar: All the ‘stakeholders’ have “agreed and given surety” to follow the programmes of joint resistance leadership and have given them “full mandate” to carry on the movement, a press statement issued here by the joint pro-freedom camp today said after a daylong meeting at Hurriyat(G) headquarters, Hyderpora. The much hyped meeting was attended by a cross-section of people after […]

Brief report of a visit by a 5-member team to Srinagar

Brief report of a visit by a 5-member team to Srinagar

  Srinagar: A five-member group of prominent Indians, including former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha, visited Srinagar from October 25-27. Here’s a brief report sent Tuesday to Kashmir Narrator by the New Delhi-based Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation which facilitated the visit: “…the group was not limited to any ideology or institution and was not […]

Jamaat’s spokesperson re-arrested

Jamaat’s spokesperson re-arrested

Srinagar: Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir spokesperson Advocate Zahid Ali was re-arested yesterday by the police, a statement issued here by the Jamaat said. Ali, who is under police custody and is confined in sub-jail Kothibagh since 31 August 2016, was produced in police station Shaheed Gunj on Monday wherein his police remand was extended till […]

Ayyub Thakur’s twin orgs relaunched in London

Ayyub Thakur’s twin orgs relaunched in London

Srinagar: Late Dr Muhammad Ayyub Thakur’s political and think tank organisations: World Kashmir Freedom Movement (WKFM) and The Justice Foundation were reactivated yesterday in London by his son Muzammil Ayyub Thakur, a press release mailed to Kashmir Narrator said. “We feel that it is crucial for WKFM to reactivate, due to the criminal silence adopted by […]