India conducting a brutal campaign in Kashmir: Pankaj Mishra

India conducting a brutal campaign in Kashmir: Pankaj Mishra

Srinagar: “Since July Indian security forces have conducted a brutal campaign in Kashmir; they have killed nearly a hundred people and injured thousands, including many children,” Indian essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra wrote in an opinion piece in The New York Times on Sunday. Mishra also wrote about Modi’s ascendency to power and how he behaved as an “opportunistic manipulator […]

Demonetisation ‘monster’ consumes 16 people in India: Reports

Demonetisation ‘monster’ consumes 16 people in India: Reports

Srinagar: At least 16 people have died since the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised higher denominations of currency five days ago, reports said on Monday. Many people collapsed while standing in long queues outside the banks either to deposit the demonetised currency or exchange it, the reports said, adding that others couldn’t afford medical facility due […]

30 shops gutted in fire in Kupwara

30 shops gutted in fire in Kupwara

Baramulla: Fire consumed at least 30 shops in Iqbal market in Kupwara town, during the intervening night of 13 and 14 November. The cause of the fire, according to the police, is said to be an electrical short circuit. SP Shamsher Hussain of Kupwara region said that 17 shops were completely damaged in the fire while as 13 […]

Board exams begin amid shutdown, tight security

Board exams begin amid shutdown, tight security

Srinagar: Annual examination of class 12th began today in different parts of the Valley amid shutdown called by the pro-freedom leadership and under tight security arrangements by the government forces. “Over 45,000 students are appearing for class 12th exams beginning at 11 a.m. at 484 centres,” Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE), Zahoor Ahmad […]

7 Pak soldiers killed in LoC firing

7 Pak soldiers killed in LoC firing

Srinagar: Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed Sunday night during cross-border firing across the Line of Control, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) officials were quoted by Dawn newspaper today. “Seven soldiers embraced shahadat at the LoC in the Bhimber sector in a ceasefire violation by Indian troops late last night,” the newspaper quoted a Pakistani official. Pakistani […]

Israel to ban azan on loudspeakers: Reports

Israel to ban azan on loudspeakers: Reports

Srinagar: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he backed a bill limiting the number of calls to prayer from mosques, a proposal government watchdogs have called a threat to religious freedom, media reports said. Netanyahu, who spoke as a ministerial committee was to discuss the draft bill, said he would support a […]

Police ‘abuses women’ in nocturnal raid in Parimpora, village elders detained

Srinagar: Police ransacked houses and “abused women” in Parimpora in a nocturnal raid during the intervening night of 12 and 13 November, locals told Kashmir Narrator over phone. The police party led by Dy SP Furqan Qadri raided the Souzeth locality of Parimpora in Srinagar at 1am to “detain local youth”, said locals, a charge dismissed by the police. “Police […]

Trump’s ascendency to Presidency not good for Kashmir struggle: Qasim

Trump’s ascendency to Presidency not good for Kashmir struggle: Qasim

Srinagar: Incarcerated pro-freedom leader and Chairman Muslim Deeni Mahaz Dr Muhammad Qasim today said that Donald Trump’s ascendency to the most powerful position in the United States “will impact the Kashmir struggle” in a negative way, a statement issued by his party here said. Qasim said that Trump will “lobby to trash 50-year-old UN resolutions” and India is […]

Valley braces for a chilly winter

Valley braces for a chilly winter

Srinagar: Valley is all set to witness season’s first spell of rains and thundershowers, as meteorologists attribute the dip in temperature to Western Disturbance which is now affecting the Western Himalayas, a media report said. “Moving eastwards, the system is presently marked over North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir. It is likely to give scattered snowfall […]

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