New Delhi has to resolve Kashmir politically: Mufti

Urges Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to meet Nawaz Sharif in Washington to build peace


Srinagar, Aug 25: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday said Kashmir issue cannot be pushed under the carpet and New Delhi has to address it politically by building relations with Islamabad.“It (Kashmir issue) can’t be pushed under the carpet. This fire will continue More

Magisterial probe goes off the track

Govt yet to appoint new inquiry officer after Gupta’s retirement

Gool Killings


Srinagar, Aug 25: A magisterial inquiry ordered into the killing of four unarmed civilians by the Border Security Force in Gool area of Ramban district last month has come to a grinding halt following retirement of an officer conducting the inquiry. Four civilians were killed and 44 others injured More

Police arrest 6 youth from Ramban

'Cops targeting youth from one community'


Ramban, Aug 25: Six youth have been arrested for resorting to protests and allegedly damaging public property following killing of four civilians in Gool area of Ramban district on July 18.Official sources said police arrested six youth from various areas of the township in separate raids, since More

Sumo drivers forcibly takeover SDA Stores near Sangarmaal

Will take action against violators: Div Com

Srinagar, Aug 25: A group of about 50 Sumo drivers, allegedly accompanied by land mafia and equipped with bulldozers, broke into the Store premises of Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) near Sangarmaal City Centre on MA Link Road here last night to establish an illegal Sumo stand there.According More

Protests in Chattabal against mysterious death of youth

Family alleges murder


Srinagar, Aug 25: Protests rocked Chattabal area of Old Srinagar on Sunday after the body of a 23-year-old boy, who was going under trial in stone-pelting cases, was fished out from river Jhelum. The family alleged that the youth—Farooq Azam Khan son of Abdul Qayoom of Patlipora Chattabaal—was tortured More

Fighting legal battle has become expensive: SC

‘Litigation has gone beyond reach of poor man’


New Delhi, Aug 25: Fighting legal battle in courts has become so expensive that it has gone beyond the reach of a poor man, the Supreme Court has said while expressing concern over the legal profession getting commercialised.Virtually holding a mirror to itself, the apex court said that judicial More

2 killed in shelling by Indian Army: Pakistan

Pak major falls to death in ravine


Islamabad, Aug 25: Pakistani authorities Sunday said that two women were killed and seven other persons were injured in "unprovoked" shelling by the Indian Army across the LoC.A woman was killed and six other persons were injured seriously as a result of unprovoked Indian army shelling at Nakyal More

  • Briefs

2 more commit suicide in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 25: Two more persons committed suicide in separate incidents in south Kashmir, police said today. In the first incident, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, a resident of Batakote area of Pahalgam in south More

  • National

Togadia arrested, sent to custody for 14 days



New Delhi, Aug 25:  Top leaders of the right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad or VHP have been arrested Sunday morning in Uttar Pradesh for insisting that they will defy a ban on an 19-day yatra or tour More

  • Opinion

Spare Beethoven ‘Operation Goodwill’ tag

An endorsement of these political realities would have better served Kashmiri feelings than a classical music concert



Thanks to Alain Resnais's Holocaust documentary `Night and Fog', we have come to know that even Nazis allowed musical bands in concentration camps. In moments of absolute hopelessness, we assume the inmates More

  • Gkeducation&Career

All about Talent Search Exams

These talent search exams are designed to benefit students and institutions



The fact that the talent should be identified and nurtured from the very beginning is the genesis of all talent search examinations. Moreover these tests are designed to enable students and institutions More

  • Editorial

Probe Deeper

Village Defence Committees are perhaps the single-most reason for the growing distrust between the two communities.

Kishtwar is slowly returning to normal. And the people are busy mopping the fallout of the communal riots that broke out in the town on Eid. The clashes left three dead, scores injured and the property More

  • Business

Continued rise in dollar to bring Asia to a 90's like situation: Morgan Stanley


New Delhi, Aug 25: The rise in US real rates and dollar has pushed Asia to lift its real rates and if this trend continues it will bring Asia to a situation that would be similar to the 1990s, says a Morgan More

  • Sports


Srinagar, Aug 25: The Ahad Hotels and Resort Invitational Golf Tournament was held at the picturesque Lidder Valley Golf Course on Sunday. In the event that was sponsored by Ahad Hotels and Resorts More

  • Kashmir

Prof G M Bhat elected new Prez Jamiat Ahlihadees

Srinagar, Aug 25: Jamait Ahlihadees (Jammu and Kashmir) Majlis Shoura on Sunday elected Moulana Professor Ghulam Muhammad Bhat Almadani as the new president.  He replaces Moulana Ghulam Rasool Malik More

  • Srinagar City

Now,close shave for Soura residents as transmission lines collapse

PDD Spends Millions On Re-etering, peanuts on revamp of power network


Srinagar, Aug 25: Within a week of a deadly transmission line collapse in Sonawar locality, the power wires snapped in a Soura colony Sunday landing straight on the main road with residents saying they More

  • Jammu

Govt wakes up to communicable diseases

Mulls To Set Up Public Health Labs Across State


Jammu, Aug 25: Taking serious note of the consistent outbreak of communicable diseases in different parts of the state during the recent past, the state government appearing pragmatic, has decided to set More

  • South Asia

60 former militants rehabilitated by Pak army

Mingora, Aug 25: The army has rehabilitated 60 more former militants after they renounced militancy and underwent a three months training in different trades at the ‘Mishal centre for de-radicalisation More

  • World

Syria okays UN arms probe as pressure mounts


Damascus, Aug 25: Syria, under a barrage of international pressure, gave the green light today to a UN probe into an alleged  chemical weapons attack as ally Iran warned against US military intervention More

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