The Muslim representation

Of power, disempowerment and the prospect of a community

Firdous Syed

The disempowerment of Kashmiri Muslims is now almost complete. The most-recent press release of Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) underscores this macabre reality, amply.  In the recent selection of 38 judicial officers, “only seven are from the valley”. And “out of five judges alleviated More

Of Raj Bagh and Amira Kadal

“If you cant help them, at least don’t hurt them”

Junaid Azim Mattu

The prestigious Amira Kadal Constituency, popularly called the Lal Chowk Constituency, extends from the border of Budgam to Sonawar and from the edge of Pampore to the start of Dalgate on the other end. There is Nowgam, Humhama, Rawalpora, Parraypora, Hyderpora, Barzulla, Gang Bug, Solina, Gogji Bagh More

The “Battle of Amarnath”!

Army’s “Operation Shiva” and Home Minister’s declaration – both are worrying

M ASHRAF

Just before the start of the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath, popularly considered being the “Abode of Lord Shiva”, the top Army brass made a declaration that they have launched “Operation Shiva” to protect the pilgrims coming from all over India against the alleged threat to them from More

Politicizing SMC

Drive against Illegal Commercial Constructions in Residential Areas

Mushtaq Sidiqi

 This refers to Junaid Mattu’s statement on the drive of Srinagar Municipal Corporation against illegal constructions in Jawahar Nagar area of Srinagar City which he has termed as political vendetta.  Mr. Mattu, a senior office bearer of People’s Conference, has accused SMC of selectively More

  • Kashmir

Crackdown in Lal Chowk, frisking at several other places

People Complain Of Inconvenience; Police Terms It Routine Security Drill

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, June 21: Police Friday carried out a cordon and search operation in the city's commercial hub Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas following intelligence inputs that militants might try to sneak More



  • Srinagar City

Fragile power network risks another Dar Mohalla

Why PDD prefers investment in re-metering over public safety, ask residents

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, June 21: With the ruling coalition government preferring “controversial” investment worth millions in fresh metering of the already metered areas in Srinagar, the fragile power transmission network More




  • Jammu

Army reviews Amarnath Yatra security arrangements

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, June 21: Amid intelligence inputs of militant threat to Amarnath yatra, the Army today reviewed security measures for the smooth conduct of the annual pilgrimage to the 3,880 mt high cave shrine More



  • South Asia

15 killed in Peshawar suicide blast

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Peshawar, June 21: At least 15 people were killed and over 30 injured today when a suicide bomber blew himself up amidst scores of worshippers attending Friday prayers at a Shia madrassa on the outskirts More



  • World

Kerry visiting India for strategic dialogue

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, June 21: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation of his cabinet colleagues and top military commanders, today left for India as part of his 10-day seven nation Asia More



  • Gk Features

Her mental health

‘STRESS DUE TO OVERWORK CAN LEAD TO MENTAL DISORDERS’

CONCERN

INSHA LATIEF

FOR the past four months, Tehmina Akhtar (name changed), 28, a resident of district Baramulla, is undergoing treatment at Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Rainawari, the lone psychiatric More



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