Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015

Headlines

Centre bellows beguile of radicalisation of Kashmiri youth

New Delhi, Jun 30: Alarmed by reports of growing radicalisation of Kashmiri youth, the government would soon chalk out a plan to thwart the designs of terror groups like ISIS to swell their ranks by indoctrinating them to choose the path of militancy.
Every time I lie to Aslam Bhat, I am moving a step closer to the truth
Every time I lie to Aslam Bhat, I am moving a step closer to the truth

As I cycle over the Budshah Bridge, I can neither see otters in the river, or humans on land. At 2 am, all of Kashmir is asleep, except our FaceBook warriors, including a friend who makes a pile of money by supplying serious stuff to the security forces during the day, and then fights for “Azaadi” on FaceBook at night.
Why call kettle black?

When Dr. Farooq Abdullah took over as Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy in UPA-II, people of Jammu and Kashmir were very happy, some were even ecstatic. They knew that as head of that ministry, senior Abdullah could easily transform the state’s energy landscape and thus not only 
In just nine Tests, Yasir Shah breaks into ICC top ten

It took Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah just nine Test matches and a rich haul against Sri Lanka to grab the No. 9 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ranking for top 10 Test bowlers. The 29-year-old leggie, who hails from Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has 54 wickets in his bucket at an impressive average of 25.11, which also includes three five-wicket and three four-wicket hauls.
India, US review implementation of initiatives by Modi, Obama

New Delhi: Top officials from India and the US have reviewed the implementation of initiatives taken during the two summits between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama in the past one year. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had a series of meetings with the US officials here yesterday during which he discussed issues ranging from ease of doing business to cooperation on terrorism and climate change.
113 killed in Indonesia military plane crash: Report

Jakarta: At least 113 people have been killed in a plane crash in Indonesia, a media report quoting military officials said today. The C-130 plane of Air Force crashed in a residential neighbourhood in the city of Medan on the northern island of Sumatra, officials told.
We, the paradoxical Kashmiris
We, the paradoxical Kashmiris

We Kashmiris, by nature, are very paradoxical. We often tend to contradict ourselves based on shaky arguments and untrue observations. More than often we behave in such a way while having full knowledge of the actual truth.
After the Deluge, a State Awash With Empty Words
After the Deluge, a State Awash With Empty Words

Kashmir was once again in the news last week with images of flooded homes & inundated lands. Social media and the local print media circulated photographs of panic-stricken shopkeepers rushing in the dead of night to empty their shops. These shopkeepers in Lal Chowk and Hari Singh High Street were afraid that rising water levels would once again destroy their livelihoods and leave them close to penury.
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