Why is government ‘neutral on US decision on Jerusalem, asks Farooq

Jammu, Dec 12 : National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government’s “neutrality” towards the US decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “Like United Kingdom, France and other countries, New Delhi should have taken a position over the disputed status of Jerusalem,” he said and criticized US President Donald Trump’s “illogical […]

Making a difference: Teenager’s passion sets an example in Kashmir

By Sheikh Qayoom Laharwalpora (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 10 : Bilal Ahmad Dar, 18, is ready to start his daily journey into the Wular Lake, said to be Asia’s largest fresh-water lake, early in the morning on a bitterly cold December day. For the last four years, this teenaged breadwinner of the family has been […]

Separatist seminar disallowed, Yasin Malik goes underground

Srinagar, Dec 9 : Authorities on Saturday disallowed a seminar on human rights organised by Kashmiri separatist leaders in the house of senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani here. JKLF chief Yasin Malik, who was also slated to take part, subsequently went underground to evade arrest as he intends to lead the separatists’ protest […]

Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Valley

Srinagar, Dec 7 : A moderate intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir in the wee hours of Thursday. No report of casualty or damage has come from anywhere so far. “A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 4.59 a.m. today,” sources in the disaster management department said on Thursday. “The epicentre […]

Indian, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LOC in Nowshera sector

Jammu, Dec 6 : Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district late on Monday. Police said Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in the area by using mortars, automatics and small arms. “Pakistan army resorted to indiscriminate shelling and firing in Nowshera […]

Soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Dec 4 : Two militants and a soldier were killed and another soldier injured in a gunfight that erupted on Monday between the security forces and militants holed up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said. Two terrorists were killed and a soldier killed in the gunfight, said Defence Ministry […]