Political crisis deepens in Pakistan

PTI lawmakers resign en-masse from National Assembly


Islamabad, Aug 22: Political crisis in Pakistan dramatically escalated Friday with lawmakers of opposition leader Imran Khan's party resigning en-masse from the National Assembly mounting more pressure on the embattled government.As protesters continued their siege of the Parliament demanding More

Imran Khan, Qadri to SC: Will follow Constitution


Islamabad, Aug 22: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri, who are leading two anti-government protests in Pakistan, Friday assured the Supreme Court that they will remain within the limits of the Constitution during their ongoing agitations.The two are staging separate More

6 Kashmir constituencies on BJP radar

‘KP electorate would prove decisive in these segments’

Assembly polls


Srinagar, Aug 22: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s poll plan in Kashmir is “primarily focused” on six Assembly constituencies and the party is banking on the people supporting “nationalistic viewpoint” to see through its strategy in the upcoming assembly elections. Sopore, the home constituency of separatist More

Erase LoC, let Kashmiris decide their future: Mirwaiz Umar

‘Indo-Pak parleys without people of JK on board are futile’


Srinagar, Aug 22: Upping the ante over New Delhi’s move to “sideline” people of Jammu and Kashmir in the dialogue process with Pakistan, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday demanded erasing of the Line of Control (LoC) to allow people living on both sides to decide their More

Geelani again barred from Friday prayers


Srinagar, Aug 22: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani was Friday again barred by police from offering the congregational afternoon prayers. In a statement, a spokesperson of the conglomerate, Ayaz Akbar, said it was the 19th consecutive Friday when Geelani was denied permission More

Congress meeting to discuss mandates

Sharma’s ‘Hindu CM’ remark, issues with NC on agenda


Srinagar, Aug 22:  Amid mounting tension with its alliance partner National Conference (NC) and a political storm triggered by its senior minister after his ‘Hindu CM remark,’ the state Congress has convened a crucial meet to hash-out the issues on hand. The party besides deciding on the mandates More

  • Briefs

New political party to be launched today

Srinagar, Aug 22: Peoples Republican Party (PRP), a new political party will be launched formally in a function here on Saturday.Sources said the party will have its formal launch in presence of all its More

  • National

Series of actions by Pak not conducive for FS meet: India


New Delhi, Aug 22: Making it clear that the August 25 Foreign Secretary-level meeting with Pakistan was not a resumption of dialogue process, India today said the decision to cancel it was taken after More

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Forces, militants exchange gunfire in Sopore

Shabir Ibn Yusuf

Lastupdate at : Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:55:07 IST

Srinagar, Aug 22: A heavy exchange of fire took place Friday between suspected militants and government forces in Zaloora area of north Kashmir’s Sopore town, police said. Exchange of gunfire took place More

  • Opinion

Calling off the Meeting

Srinagar has been rendered completely irrelevant in the new line of thinking


Finally the farce of Indo-Pak dialogue ended into a mere fiasco. When did the endless number of dialogues, and high-powered summits produce a resolution on Kashmir? That now the mere renewal of ‘contact More

  • Oped

Pradhan Sewak, Not Pradhan Mantri

Modi's first Independence Day speech was positive and the government needs to walk the talk to minimize gap between perception and performance


Independence day speech holds lot of significance in a country which has gone through a prolonged colonial rule. The speech assumes importance when there is a change of government with a certain ideological More

  • Editorial

Genuine Democracy

Respecting a genuine democratic process holds the key to a better tomorrow.

The reports that have suggested that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is aiming to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir through what is being widely seen as a planned process of political engineering More

  • Business

'LIC to recruit 10,000 youth from Kashmir soon'

Company launches Jeevan Rakshah


Srinagar, Aug 22: In a major employment drive, India’s largest insurer, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) will be recruiting 10,000 youth from Kashmir in the coming days. Senior Divisional Manager, LIC More

  • Sports

Col Dhillon elected WGFI President

Srinagar Aug 22: Principal Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering (IISM) Gulmarg, Col J S Dhillon has been elected as President of the Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI) in the elections of More

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  • Kashmir

Massive hailstorm hits Kashmir

Houses damaged, electricity snapped, trees uprooted


Srinagar, Aug 22: Hailstorm followed by rains triggered dip in temperature while strong winds that hit various districts of Kashmir Friday evening took heavy toll on fruit industry. Orchards and standing More

  • Srinagar City

6 laborers wounded in Hyder Pora house collapse

Police files case, SMC Ward Officer under scanner


Srinagar, Aug 22: At least six non-local laborers were wounded Friday when a residential house they were working at collapsed in Hyder Pora locality of south City. The impact of the collapse was so big More

  • World

Hamas executes 18 informers for Israel


Jerusalem, Aug 22: Israel today pressed ahead with its offensive against Hamas in Gaza, killing at least four Palestinians, even as the militant group executed 18 suspected informers for the Jewish state More

  • Cricket

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