Author

Zainab

Browsing

Srinagar: Despite heavy rains lashing all through the week, a large number of devotees on Friday visited the Hazratbal shrine to offer afternoon prayers and catch a glimpse of the Holy relic of Prophet Mohammed SAW. Earlier this month, the Shrine Management at Hazratbal decided to not hold the night long prayers at Dargah in wake of the pandemic. The decision had left many devotees disappointed, however, arrangements were made at the Dargah for  displaying…

While lighting an incense stick with the flame of a melting candle, Zarnaq, a ten year old girl at Hazratbal told me how she misses Durood the most this year. As per the instructions from the authorities, the gatherings on the night of Meraj were prohibited this year, and hence the gates of many mosques were locked up soon after the Isha prayers. “This is the first time in my lifetime that I am seeing…

California based Cybersecurity company discovers spyware related to India-Pak Conflict The group is said to have ties to the Indian military Targets include Pakistan’s military, nuclear authorities, Indian election officials in Kashmir A California based cybersecurity company, Lookout Inc. in its latest research report has revealed two novel Android surveillanceware – Hornbill and SunBird. The team of researchers suggested these were used as surveillance tools by the advanced persistent threat group (APT) Confucius, which first…

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday morning started conducting a raid at NewsClick office in Delhi’s Saidulajab which has now been ongoing for over 28 hours. In a statement given yesterday, an ED official had said that the searches at the portal’s office and residences of some of the directors of the company running the portal were conducted after “they received some funds from abroad and the same was being investigated under Prevention of…

On Human Rights Day, Free Press Kashmir reports the captive case of Kherun Nissa of Turtuk region of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir where, divided by borders, her people continue to pine for their loved ones living on the other side.  For years, Turtuk’s Balti band had sung dirges for their lost tribe and not-so-distant homeland gone with history’s takeover bids and belligerence. From the word go itself, these borderline people would enlighten their young…