PESHAWAR SCHOOL MASSACRE: 16 Taliban commanders named in FIR

Investigators visit carnage site, collect evidence, record statements


Peshawar, Dec 18: Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, his deputy Khalid Haqqani and 14 of the top commanders of the militant group have been named in an FIR in the Peshawar school massacre, even as investigators Thursday visited the site, collected evidence and recorded statements from the survivors.< More

Pak army retaliates to Peshawar attack, kills 57 militants


Islamabad, Dec 18: Pakistan army Thursday retaliated to the deadly Taliban attack at Peshawar school by killing 57 militants in massive airstrikes in the Khyber tribal region where the suicide bombers were reportedly trained.The army launched 20 airstrikes yesterday on several Taliban hideouts More

‘We have killed all children...What do we do now?’


Peshawar, Dec 18: "We have killed all the children in the auditorium...What do we do now?" one of the Taliban attackers told his handler after shooting indiscriminately at the students in the main hall of the army-run school from where more than 100 bodies were recovered."Wait for the army people More

Teacher who saved several students

Peshawar, Dec 18: ShabanaShahid is unable to control her tears as she recalls the harrowing images she saw during the Taliban’s siege of Army Public School (APS). The horrific memories are permanently etched in her mind.“I saw schoolchildren with bullet injuries calling out for help in agony,” recalled More

26/11 trial: LeT commander Lakhvi gets bail


Islamabad, Dec 18: In a decision that caused outrage in India, a Pakistani court Thursday gave bail to LeT operations commander ZakiurRehmanLakhvi, a key planner of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, just a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said there is no 'good' and 'bad' Taliban."Anti-Terrorism More

India demands reversal

Rajnath blames Pakistan


New Delhi, Dec 18: An outraged India Thursday told Pakistan that release of LeT commander ZakiurRehmanLakhvi, one of the key conspirators of the Mumbai terror attacks, on bail was unacceptable to it and demanded immediate steps for reversal of the decision.In a sharp reaction to the bail granted More

Has BJP's Kashmir poll plan failed?

We did our duty, approached KPs for votes: Khanna


Srinagar, Dec 18: As focus shifts from polling to counting in J&K assembly elections, the BhartiyaJanta Party's “Mission” which had focused on entering the Valley electorally this election may fall flat owing to low response by migrant Kashmiri Pandits to the polls.On Thursday, BJP's candidate More

Militant killed in Kupwara gunfight


Kupwara, Dec 18: A militant was killed and a paramilitary man injured in a fierce encounter at Sulkoot village in this north Kashmir district on Thursday, police said.The encounter began this morning after security forces received a tip-off about presence of a militant in a residential house at More

JK assembly polls to end tomorrow

Campaigning for 5th phase ends


Jammu, Dec 18:  Campaigning in three districts of Jammu region which are going to polls in the fifth and last phase of Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections on December 20, ended Thursday.225 candidates are in fray for 20 assembly constituencies spread over three districts—Jammu, Kathua and More

Jammu records season’s coldest day

Dense fog disrupts air, surface traffic

Jammu, Dec 18: Jammu recorded winter’s lowest day and night temperature Wednesday after overnight dense fog engulfed the province and disrupted the air and surface traffic, officials said.The low visibility due to dense fog forced authorities to delay scheduled  flights at Jammu Airport while More

Cold wave grips Kashmir


Srinagar, Dec 18: Kashmir continued to remain in the grip of cold wave, with Leh and Kargil in Ladakh region recording temperatures of minus 14 degree Celsius—this season’s coldest so far.Meteorological Department officials said weather would be mainly dry and cold over Jammu and Kashmir during More

  • Briefs

1 killed, 7 hurt in Sopore accident


Sopore, Dec 18: One person was killed and seven others injured in a road accident at Shangargund Sopore Thursday evening.The accident occurred when a speeding Maruti van collided with a tipper parked on More

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2 dreaded terrorists to be hanged anytime soon in Pak

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Islamabad, Dec 19: Authorities were today making final preparations to execute anytime soon two feared terrorists convicted for attacks at army headquarters and former army chief Pervez Musharraf, days More

  • Opinion

Boycotting elections

The premise on which we are staying away from elections is faulty



In their make-belief world they think the elections are ‘non issue’ and, therefore, they don’t take it to their  heart when a significant number of people vote. They break  their claustrophobic More

  • Reviews

I PRAISE: Panun Doud Panen Dug

One may have many reservations regarding the poet but the work of art calls for proper appreciation



Rilke, one of the greatest modern poets, has a poem that reads:THE POET SPEAKS OF PRAISING Oh speak, poet. what do you do?I praise. But the monstrosities and the murderousdays,how do you endure them, how More

  • Letters

Barbaric act

Words fail to express grief and pain after seeing the buds buried too early. With them all those young dreams and aims were buried. The barbaric act is a blot of shame on entire humanity. I believe all More

  • Friday Focus

The Man-God Kinship


Religion cultivates the Divine side of man by establishing a vital link between the human soul and the Ultimate Reality and this has far-reaching implications for the individual and collective life of More

  • Business

Cabinet nod to GST bill evokes mixed response in Kashmir


Srinagar, Dec 18: The union cabinet approval to constitution amendment bill on Goods and Service Tax (GST) paving way for its introduction in the current session of the Parliament has evoked mixed response More

  • Sports

Hazlewood, Smith inspire Australia fight back


Brisbane, Dec 18: Josh Hazlewood’s five for 68 on debut helped Australia battle back into the second test against India on Thursday but the contest remained in the balance when the hosts finished the second More

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  • Kashmir

Defeat divisive forces: Dr Farooq to Jammuites

‘BJP, PDP don’t want peace in the region’


Srinagar, Dec 18: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah Thursday urged voters of Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri to enthusiastically participate in polling on December 20 “to defeat the divisive More

  • Srinagar City

Police tracks 'MANSA' lead, questions sticker vendors

‘SIT to expand further, breakthrough expected soon’



Srinagar, Dec 18:  With the 21-year-old acid attack victim hospitalized in Chennai being unable to converse with police due to medical advisory for treatment of her facial wounds,  police is More

  • Jammu

Sensing trouble, Cong seeks allies in JK

Haven’t divorced NC permanently: Soz; Omar is a child: Azad


Jammu, Dec 18: Keeping options open for a post-poll alliance with regional parties, state Congress chief Prof Saifuddin Soz Thursday said his party has not divorced National Conference (NC) or any other More

  • News

Pak prepares to execute terrorists facing gallows


Islamabad, Dec 18: With Pakistan lifting the moratorium on the death sentences, 17 of the 55 convicted terrorists whose mercy petitions have been dismissed will be executed in the next few days, according More

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