LoC flare-up: Pak Army chief says ‘perpetual threat’ on eastern border

LoC flare-up: Pak Army chief says ‘perpetual threat’ on eastern border

General Qamar Javed Bajwa Friday said that there cannot be any let up in the Pakistan Army’s preparedness and response against the “perpetual threat” on the eastern border. Gen Bajwa also expressed satisfaction at the operational preparedness of the troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) and was given a detailed briefing on the […]

Cop, Zakir Musa associate killed in Zakura shootout: Police

A cop and a militant were killed in a shoot-out in Srinagar outskirts Friday, police said. Reports quoting police officials said the slain militant, Mugees Ahmad Mir, was an associate of Zakir Musa, who left the Hizbul Mujahideen to float the Al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind  in Kashmir. Mugees Ahmad Mir, a resident of the […]

Jamia Millia students protest varsity invitation to Mehbooba, Rajnath

Jamia Millia students protest varsity invitation to Mehbooba, Rajnath

Jamia Millia Islamia students on Friday held a sit-in protest against the invitation extended by the varsity authorities to J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate a hostel. The students holding placards held a sit-in protest  in front of the central canteen. The students said they believed that that […]

Youth quits militancy, Lashkar says sent home at ‘mother’s request’

Youth quits militancy, Lashkar says sent home at ‘mother’s request’

The police and army said Anantnag youth Majid Khan had  paid heed to his family’s pleas and “shunned the path of violence” while militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba claimed he was sent home at his “mother’s request.” Amid conflicting reports of whether he had surrendered or had been caught, the 20-year-old student and budding footballer was briefly […]

Winter vacations announced for schools

Winter vacations announced for schools

Government Friday announced the three-month winter vacation for schools in Kashmir division. According to an order issued by the Secretary to the Government for School Education Department, the winter vacation for students up to class 8 would be observed from December 4, 2017, to March 3 next year. The last working day for such classes […]

Controversial surgeon says human head transplant ‘imminent’

Controversial surgeon says human head transplant ‘imminent’

A head transplant has been successfully performed on a corpse  and scientists are ready to do it on a living person, a controversial Italian surgeon said Friday. Surgeon Sergio Canavero has become famous for claiming to be working on the first human head transplant. And he says that the successful test shows that his plans will work, […]

RBI decision against Islamic banking ‘politically motivated’: Mirwaiz

RBI decision against Islamic banking ‘politically motivated’: Mirwaiz

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday expressed regret over the Reserve Bank of India’s decision not to pursue the proposal of introducing Islamic banking in the country. “Express regret at Govt of India’s rejection to introduce #IslamiBanking due to its politically motivated religious agenda. #Kashmir has been demanding Islamic banking for a long […]

Woman killed as India, Pakistan allege ‘ceasefire violation’ along LoC

Woman killed as India, Pakistan allege ‘ceasefire violation’ along LoC

A 55-year old woman was killed and a man injured on Friday in “unprovoked” shelling by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir as the two sides accused each other of ceasefire violation . “They (Indian troops) started shelling at about 7am without any provocation. Shelling has continued intermittently since,” Qazi […]

Rise in Muslim population threat to India’s unity, integrity: Minister

Rise in Muslim population threat to India’s unity, integrity: Minister

Terming “demographic change” a threat to India’s “unity and integrity”, BJP leader and minister Giriraj Singh has said democracy is “safe” in the country as long as Hindus remain in the majority. Delivering a lecture in Bhopal, the minister said social harmony and development would be “in danger” the day the population of the majority […]

India’s 16 most populous states favour use of ‘more’ military force in Kashmir: survey

India’s 16 most populous states favour use of ‘more’ military force in Kashmir: survey

About 63% Indians were in favour of the government using “more” military force while “dealing with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” according to a survey conducted earlier this year. 11 percent chose “about the same” while only 8% advocated “less,” says the Pew Research Center survey conducted among 2,464 respondents “selected strategically” from 16 […]

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