Mosques, shops of Muslims set ablaze by Buddhist hardliners in Sri Lanka

Mosques, shops of Muslims set ablaze by Buddhist hardliners in Sri Lanka

Religious and ethnic violence can turn deadly in Sri Lanka, where Muslims account for 10 percent of the population and Buddhists Sinhalese make up nearly 75 percent. Sri Lanka imposed a curfew in a central town popular with tourists after days of unrest between religious communities with a Buddhist man killed and Muslim businesses set […]

Delhi to inject patriotism, secularism through KBC, dancing shows in Valley: Report

Delhi to inject patriotism, secularism through KBC, dancing shows in Valley: Report

Srinagar: The ministry of home affairs (MHA) in a joint effort with Doordarshan is considering to introduce Kashmir’s own version of popular TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) and other singing and dancing talent shows to promote ideas of secularism, peace and patriotism, the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday. While the game and talent shows will […]

Father chops off son’s hand for watching porn on smartphone

Father chops off son’s hand for watching porn on smartphone

Srinagar: A father angered by his son’s addiction to watching pornographic films on his smartphone has chopped off his right hand in Hyderabad on Monday, a media report said. After the incident, the father surrendered to the Pahadishareef police station. According to the police, Mohammad Abdul Qayyum Qureshi had been warning his 19-year-old son, Khalid […]

Batamaloo goes to dogs, residents crave for good roads

Batamaloo goes to dogs, residents crave for good roads

Srinagar: Srinagar’s Batamaloo area has long been deprived of good roads despite important government establishments situated at its periphery, local residents said on Tuesday, demanding that the government must repair the roads sooner than later.  A local resident, Fayaz Ahmad Khan, said that despite housing important government offices like District Fund Office, Police Control Room, Accountant General’s […]

In Pictures: Shutdown, restrictions following Shopian bloodbath

In Pictures: Shutdown, restrictions following Shopian bloodbath

Four civilians and two militants were killed in Shopian on Sunday evening. Army and police claimed the civilians were accompanying the militants and were killed during a shoot-out at Pahnoo village of Shopian. The locals, however, refuted the claim saying that the civilians had no connection with the militants.  They identified the four civilians as […]

Geelani addresses Lashkar militant’s funeral telephonically, says ‘sacrifices won’t go waste’

Geelani addresses Lashkar militant’s funeral telephonically, says ‘sacrifices won’t go waste’

Srinagar: Pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani addressed the funeral of slain Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Ashiq Hussain Bhat, whose dead body was recovered from an apple orchard in Shopian on Monday morning, telephonically from his Hyderpora, Srinagar resident where he has been put under house detention.  “We must not get disappointed. We must follow Islam in letter […]

Mayhem in Shopian, Army resort to firing, funerals in progress

Mayhem in Shopian, Army resort to firing, funerals in progress

Srinagar: The situation remains tense in Shopian and adjoining districts of south Kashmir on Monday after the Sunday bloodbath in which four civilians and two militants were killed by the Army in Pahnoo village of Shopian.  Reports also came that youth clashed with the forces in many areas resulting in injuries to many youth. The […]