Info deptt back to its old tactics, ‘powerful’ officials don’t care!

Info deptt back to its old tactics, ‘powerful’ officials don’t care!

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 19: Despite remaining in news for resorting to unfair distribution of the government advertisements, the state run Information department is continuing with its “vendetta policy” towards the local dailies being published from Srinagar. Since the day Information portfolio has been taken back from Chaduary Zulfikar the officials of the department have […]

PDP leaders trying to blame BJP for ‘failures’!

PDP leaders trying to blame BJP for ‘failures’!

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 17: Peoples Democratic Party is trying to blame its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party for failing to deliver as PDP leaders are trying to create a notion that they have got nothing to do with the corruption prevalent in the system and the controversies being raked by the leaders of the […]

Khanqah Mouala fire exposes Wakf board

Khanqah Mouala fire exposes Wakf board

Special Correspondent Srinagar, Nov 16: The fire damaging the minaret of 632 year old Khanqah Mouala shrine in Srinagar’s old city has once again put the question mark over the functioning of the Muslim Waqf Board, which manages shrines and masjids in the Valley. Sources told Precious Kashmir most of the fire extinguishers in the […]

BJP’s ‘hard line’ making things difficult for its ally PDP

BJP’s ‘hard line’ making things difficult for its ally PDP

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 15: Bharatiya Janata Party national leaders seem to be hell bent upon making things difficult for its coalition ally Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir by issuing controversial statements. Despite New Delhi appointing Dineshwar Sharma as an interlocutor for Kashmir, the BJP leaders have been reiterating that Kashmir is […]

US showing interest in Kashmir, myth or a reality?

US showing interest in Kashmir, myth or a reality?

Srinagar: A news report about a diplomat from the United States of America visiting the Valley ahead of New Delhi appointing Dineshwar Sharma as a point man on Kashmir has triggered a debate. Recently Indian Express reported that a United States diplomat visited Srinagar and met three state ministers and civil society activists less than […]

Kashmir, Kashmiris first: PDP tells New Delhi

Kashmir, Kashmiris first: PDP tells New Delhi

Srinagar: The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reportedly conveyed to the Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA government at the Center that for it interests of Kashmir and Kashmiris are paramount for the party. “The ruling party (PDP) is leaving no opportunity to make it clear to New Delhi that its constituency is Kashmir and […]

Roping Hurriyat for talks, challenge for PDP, Sharma

Roping Hurriyat for talks, challenge for PDP, Sharma

Srinagar: Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma who winded up his maiden Kashmir visit on Wednesday may have to devise a comprehensive strategy to deal with the stake holders. While winding up his visit he asserted that he would try his best to meet the Hurriyat leaders to break the ice but the question is who would […]

Attacks against places of worship in Afghanistan rise sharply: UN Report

Attacks against places of worship in Afghanistan rise sharply: UN Report

Kabul: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the country has seen a sharp increase in attacks against places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers, with civilian casualties since 2016 representing nearly double the cumulative number of the preceding seven years. Since 1 January 2016, UNAMA has recorded 850 civilian casualties – 273 […]