UN says India’s ‘Excessive Force’ caused unlawful killings in its first report on abuses in Kashmir

UN says India’s ‘Excessive Force’ caused unlawful killings in its first report on abuses in Kashmir

Indian security forces used “excessive force” resulting in unlawful killings and a high number of injuries during widespread demonstrations in the Kashmir region that began in 2016, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. The report was the...
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Untold story of Kashmiri Pheran and its place in Kashmir’s History

Untold story of Kashmiri Pheran and its place in Kashmir’s History

Someone, who might have been fond of inertia, invented this garment in praise of the laziness and handed it over to Kashmiris who are loving it. There are many myths around the Kashmiri pheran. While some believe it was Mughal...
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Govt asks officials to take action against radio stations dishing vulgarity, turning stations into political platforms

Govt asks officials to take action against radio stations dishing vulgarity, turning stations into political platforms

The government Thursday asked Deputy Commissioners (DC) of Srinagar and Jammu to take “necessary action” against FM stations for turning into “political platforms” and dishing out “vulgarity” in the name of entertainment. The Directorate of Informa...
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Why Kashmiris are sharing photos of ‘Pheran’ traditional dress?

Why Kashmiris are sharing photos of ‘Pheran’ traditional dress?

Officials in Indian-administered Kashmir have reversed an education department ban on employees wearing traditional dress to work, following an outcry on social media. “All officials visiting the office are advised to visit in proper dress code during an...
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‘Chillai Kalan’ 40 day harsh winter  begins in Kashmir

‘Chillai Kalan’ 40 day harsh winter begins in Kashmir

Amid biting cold, the 40-day-long period of harsh winter ‘Chillai Kalan’ began in the Valley. The ‘Chillai Kalan’ sets each year on December 21 and ends on January 30. The ‘Chillai Kalan’ is the harshest period of winter in the...
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If voted to power, will bring autonomy resolution within month, Pulwama-like killings ignite passion for freedom: Farooq Abdullah

If voted to power, will bring autonomy resolution within month, Pulwama-like killings ignite passion for freedom: Farooq Abdullah

The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that if his party is voted to power with absolute majority, his party bring a autonomy resolution in the State Assembly within a month, “which is our core agenda.” “If am...
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Rasik Salam, South Kashmir pacer makes it to Mumbai Indians

Happy at his selection in the Mumbai Indians squad for the twelfth season of the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL), Rasik Salam, a teenaged pacer from Kulgam district in south Kashmir, hopes to prove his mettle on the cricket field....
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Unabated cold wave continues across Kashmir Valley

Unabated cold wave continues across Kashmir Valley

An unabated cold wave continues in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, with Ladakh plunging into a deep freeze and Kargil recording minus 14.9 degrees Celsius. The Met forecast the cold wave would continue for another week with night skies remaining...
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JKLF chief, associates booked for ‘Attempt to Murder’, Booking our leaders in fake cases a norm now: JRL

JKLF chief, associates booked for ‘Attempt to Murder’, Booking our leaders in fake cases a norm now: JRL

A court here Wednesday sent chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, Yasin Malik to four days remand after police brought charges of attempt to murder against him and his associates, evoking strong resentment from the pro-independence group and the Bar...
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After Governer, President’s rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir

After Governer, President’s rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir

After completion of six months of Governor’s rule in Jammu Kashmir, the State has come under President’s rule from Wednesday night, paving way for the union cabinet to take all policy decisions related to the militancy-hit State. President Ram Nath...
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