Despite offensive, Kashmir sees rise in locals joining militancy

Despite offensive, Kashmir sees rise in locals joining militancy

94 youths turned militants this year, the highest in last seven years The security forces have launched a massive offensive against militants, but apparently that has failed to dissuade local youth from joining militancy. This year so far nearly 100...
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Fed up with corruption in RTO, Govt outsourcing issuance of driving license

Fed up with corruption in RTO, Govt outsourcing issuance of driving license

In a bid to tame corruption and reform the system at Regional Transport Office, the state government has decided to outsource issuance of driving licenses to third party. Moreover registration certificate of new vehicles will be issued by dealerships from...
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New initiative brings new hope: Dialogue on Kashmir

New initiative brings new hope: Dialogue on Kashmir

A fresh initiative attempting peace through dialogue has been brought into sight by the Centre when it was needed the most to deliver tangible results to uplift the mood in Kashmir. The appointment of former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma...
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If you can’t beat them confuse them

If you can’t beat them confuse them

From Babylon to Kashmir, the Good and the Evil speak the same language, the language of confusion “When the descendants of Prophet Noah (AS) started increasing in number, pertinently the more united they would become and the bond that strengthened...
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Kashmiris tearing themselves apart

Kashmiris tearing themselves apart

Kashmir is tearing itself apart and Kashmiris have jumped onto an oversized ship of self-driven madness, negotiating the rock bottom status of the ever-declining waters of the Jhelum. They are out on a frenzied chase to nearly kill the alleged...
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Kashmir Police identifies culprits behind Braid Chopping incidents, blames a Political Party

Kashmir Police identifies culprits behind Braid Chopping incidents, blames a Political Party

The increasing braid chopping incidents in the valley have scared people to the extent they have started guarding villages at night. Police, however, have accused radical elements and detained worker of a political party for raising the false alarm of...
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25 Slain Students were buried in the park they often played: 1993 Bijbehara Carnage

25 Slain Students were buried in the park they often played: 1993 Bijbehara Carnage

One of the lesser known facts of the Bijbehara massacre which was allegedly carried out by BSF personnel on 22 October 1993 is that 25 of the 40 slain persons were students who were buried in the park where they...
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Social Media behind Kashmir radicalisation: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Social Media behind Kashmir radicalisation: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Army chief General Bipin Rawat brushed aside the issue of alleged braid chopping incidents in Jammu and Kashmir as a “routine matter” which the civil administration and the police would deal with. Army chief general Bipin Rawat said on Saturday...
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Divide within militant camp spills into open, UJC alleges Musa part of Indian conspiracy

Divide within militant camp spills into open, UJC alleges Musa part of Indian conspiracy

A deepening divide within Kashmir’s militant camp has come to surface as Pakistan-based United Jehad Council (UJC) struggles to contain the growing influence of its former commander Zakir Musa, a hardcore Islamist. The UJC, a conglomerate of several leading ...
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We can’t give sweeping judgment that it is mass hysteria: Nayeema Mehjoor

We can’t give sweeping judgment that it is mass hysteria: Nayeema Mehjoor

Had the state authorities professionally handled the alleged braid cutting incidents at the beginning in Kashmir, the mysterious phenomenon wouldn’t have touched the alarming levels, chairperson State Women’s Commission (SWC), Nayeema Mehjoor, said on Frid...
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