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Used as 'human shield' in 2017 LA by-poll, Dar was on poll duty today

Used as 'human shield' in 2017 LA by-poll, Dar was on poll duty today

BY: M I Jehangir Utligam: Nearly two years ago, when Srinagar voted in a Lok Sabha bypoll, Farooq Ahmed Dar was used as a ‘human-shield’ by the Army, but today he was posted on election duty. “Farooq Ahmad Dar is working on consolidated terms as sweeper in the Health department. He has been posted on […]

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Omar pitches for Assembly polls immediately after LS elections

Omar pitches for Assembly polls immediately after LS elections

BY: M I Jehangir Srinagar, Mar 31: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah favours early Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and has expressed hope that the people of the state will give mandate for a single party rule, instead of a coalition government in the state as has been witnessed since 2002. In an interview […]

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Farooq Abdullah faces political novices in Srinagar LS seat

Farooq Abdullah faces political novices in Srinagar LS seat

By Inayat Jehangir Srinagar, Mar 28: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah will fancy his chances of entering Lok Sabha for the fourth time from the prestigious Srinagar Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir as archrivals PDP and BJP have fielded political greenhorns against the stalwart. Abdullah had lost to PDP candidate Tariq Hameed Karra […]

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Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques leave 49 dead, scores injured

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques leave 49 dead, scores injured

Australian extremist among 4 persons held

Christchurch, Mar 15 (AP) Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people in New Zealand as authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented “an extraordinary […]

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Indian pilot lands in Pak custody; tensions escalate

Indian pilot lands in Pak custody; tensions escalate

Videos of IAF pilot show him composed and stoic

New Delhi, Feb 27: An IAF pilot landed in Pakistani custody Wednesday when an Indian fighter jet was shot down there as tensions between the two countries escalated further with India also claiming to have shot down a fighter plane of the neighbouring country. Amid claims and counter-claims from two sides, the Pakistan Army retracted […]

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UN chief, major world powers call for 'maximum restraint' by India, Pakistan

UN chief, major world powers call for 'maximum restraint' by India, Pakistan

United Nations/Hanoi/London, Feb 27: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following the situation in the subcontinent where the Indian Air Force struck a “militant base” inside Pakistan territory and is calling for “maximum restraint” by both countries, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday. Guterres is on his way back to New York from Geneva and […]

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Amid tensions, Pak PM offers olive branch to India

Amid tensions, Pak PM offers olive branch to India

“Let’s talk; escalation will take initiative out of my and Modi’s hands”

Islamabad, Feb 27: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday again invited India for talks and urged that “better sense should prevail” amid escalating tensions between the two neighbours. Khan’s comments came after an aerial engagement between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in which New Delhi said it shot […]

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Violence is not the govt's policy: Pak FM

Violence is not the govt's policy: Pak FM

Says Pak ready to cooperate if India shares evidence

Islamabad, Feb 16: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said “violence is not the policy of the government” while referring to an attack on CRPF convoy in Kashmir on Thursday, in which 49 paramilitary soldiers were killed. “Violence is not a [strategy] nor is it our government’s policy,” Qureshi said in a video shared by […]

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Protests continue in Kargil

Protests continue in Kargil

BY: Mohammad Hussain Kargil, Feb 12: Despite sub-zero temperatures in Kargil, more than 20000 people are protesting in the town against the government’s SRO 110, demanding its revision and amendment so as to have divisional-level offices rotate between Kargil and Leh. The protestors were being led by all religious, political and social leaders including acting […]

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Pak FM telephones Mirwaiz; discusses Kashmir

Pak FM telephones Mirwaiz; discusses Kashmir

India reacts: telephonic talk reflects Islamabad's duplicity on ties with India

BY: Images News Network/PTI Islamabad/Srinagar/New Delhi, Jan 29: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday telephoned Hurriyat-M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and discussed with him Islamabad’s efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue. Pakistan Foreign Office said Qureshi spoke with Mirwaiz and discussed with him the efforts of Pakistan’s government to highlight the Kashmir issue. Qureshi […]

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