Pellet Guns: Why Only In Valley?

  If anything, Mehbooba Mufti should have been the most sensitive to the huge public resentment against the selective use of pellet guns in Kashmir. It is now official. J&K has no plan to ban the...

Refugees, Again

The issue of granting domicile certificates to the refugees of West Pakistan is politically very sensitive and should not be addressed in a rush without taking the public opinion in the state on board,...

Another Summer of Discontent 

Unlike the mass upsurges in 2008 and 2010, which had signalled a transition from the gun to the street, the drift in Kashmir is now back to militancy with folklore of Burhan enlivening the...

Mehbooba’s misplaced outburst against clergy

  Mehbooba Mufti’s angry outburst against the clerics for raising issues like Article 370 in their sermons and the reaction from Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has pitted the pulpit against the State. Mehbooba clearly wants the...

Lesser the militancy, deadlier the impact

A small band of militants in Kashmir is keeping the jihad alive and Kashmir issue in focus Can a lesser number of active militants have a deadlier impact on the security situation? Yes, it can. This...

Omar Abdullah meets Pranab Mukherjee, asks for political solution to Kashmir unrest

New Delhi: Opposition leaders led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called on President Pranab Mukherjee today, requesting him to urge upon the central government to find a solution to the present Kashmir crisis...

NIA to draw list of J&K residents with ‘suspicious’ bank activities

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will approach banks and financial institution based in Jammu and Kashmir for assistance in order to prepare a list of local residents and entities whose bank accounts...

CRPF man suspended for opening fire at ambulance

Srinagar: Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) on Friday suspended one of its men for shooting at an ambulance driver in Srinagar. The incident took place last evening. Police sources said that investigation has been...

Grenade attack on former Shopian legislator

Srinagar: A grenade was hurled at the house of National Conference leader and former MLA Shopian Muhammad Rafiq Sheikh last night. Reports said that the grenade was lobbed at Sheikh’s house in Kachdoora village of...

Govt asks parents to cooperate for reopening Govt Schools

Srinagar : The Government here on Thursday sought cooperation from people for resuming the normal work in Government Schools and offered all government facilities required for smooth working of schools in the prevailing situation...

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