Joint Resistance Leadership may end its hartal politics

Joint Resistance Leadership may end its hartal politics

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik are mulling to shun the two-decade practice of calling strikes after every untoward incident. Sources said the JRL is thinking about replacing the shutdowns...
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Rebel transgender Javaid Ahmad who coined Ragda in 2008

Rebel transgender Javaid Ahmad who coined Ragda in 2008

In 2008, when the first of a hat-trick of summer uprisings broke out leaving more than 60 dead and over a 100 injured, the resistance vocabulary of Kashmiris got richer by one more word: ragda. Ragda went on to become...
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1947 Jammu Genocide Unfolded

1947 Jammu Genocide Unfolded

On the 70th anniversary of the organised and officially patronised Jammu massacre, almost nothing has been written by India’s mainstream media, keeping alive the tradition of sweeping this enormous human tragedy under the carpet. We pieces together a series ...
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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq among top five influential persons in subcontinent

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq among top five influential persons in subcontinent

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has for the fifth consecutive year been chosen among the 500 most influential Muslim personalities across the globe by Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISISC) Jordan and one among the five top influential perso...
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16 Mentally challenged persons, including 2 women killed by forces outside camps in 15 years

16 Mentally challenged persons, including 2 women killed by forces outside camps in 15 years

Government forces operating in Kashmir Tuesday said that they would perhaps have to modify their standard operating procedure (SOP) to minimise killings of mentally-challenged persons who wander around security camps during late hours. The tacit admission by t...
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Journalists sought action against IG Basant Rath for slapping scribe

Journalists sought action against IG Basant Rath for slapping scribe

Journalists, camera persons and the management committee of the Press Club of Jammu on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to Governor Satya Pal Malik, seeking action against Inspector General (Traffic) Basant Rath for allegedly slapping a journalist and snatchin...
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Suppression has become unbearable for people: Separatists discuss Valley situation

Suppression has become unbearable for people: Separatists discuss Valley situation

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday met at Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman’s Hyderpora residence and said they are going to have wide-range consultation with all sections of...
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Probe all corruption cases of BJP-PDP Govt: NC, Cong ask Governor

Probe all corruption cases of BJP-PDP Govt: NC, Cong ask Governor

As Governor Satya Pal Malik has established Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to fight corruption in the State, National Conference (NC) and Congress have urged the Governor to reopen all cases of wrong doings of previous PDP-BJP coalition government. Talking to...
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1947: First Blood

1947: First Blood

Within 24 hours after Kashmir acceded to India in 1947, the Srinagar airport was not only the epicentre of the first war that India and Pakistan fought over the Vale but a stage for Kashmir’s first cordon and a massacre....
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Durbar Move: Exchequer spends crores on Durbar shift exercise

Durbar Move: Exchequer spends crores on Durbar shift exercise

In the era of digitalisation and information technology, the cash-starved state spends a whopping Rs 100 crore on biannual Durbar move practice every year. A major chunk of the amount is utilised on “shifting” the official files, records and documents....
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