Articles by Sameer Yasir
Aug 03, 2019
Tourists, non-residents left in lurch as advisory directing visitors to leave Kashmir Valley owing to 'terror threats' fuels chaosChaos erupted on Friday shortly after the Home Department issued an advisory asking tourists and Amarnath pilgrims to curtail their stay in the valley immediately and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible
Jul 02, 2019
Zaira Wasim quitting Bollywood isn't a surprise; disillusioned by showbiz, former actor felt cut off from her faithEven as her film was yet to hit the theatres, Zaira Wasim became the subject of online trolling and bullying.
Jul 01, 2019
In chilling warning to LeT, HM in Kashmir, Islamic State affiliate warns it 'will feel no weakness in slaying these enemies of Islam'A militant outfit linked to Islamic State has declared a war on pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Jun 27, 2019
Kashmir girl lauded for climbing Everest now at centre of row over 'doctored' photo atop summitNahida Manzoor, a resident of Zewan in Srinagar, was part of an 11-member expedition to Mount Everest led by Gurinder Singh.
Jun 19, 2019
Rivals denounce Shah Faesal-Engineer Rashid-led PUF as anti-Kashmiri, BJP plan to divide mandate in ValleyThe creation of Peoples United Front (PUF) has upset the mainstream political parties in Kashmir, who are accusing the Engineer Rasheed and ShahFaesal-led alliance of helping the BJP by dividing votes in the Valley
Jun 18, 2019
Death of 9 security personnel in 5 days in Kashmir alarm officials as militants 'hit back' against counter-insurgency opsExpressing concern over the increase in the number of security personnel killed in Kashmir, a senior police officer said that rise in attacks shows that militants in the Valley have started hitting back against counter-insurgency ops
Jun 17, 2019
Former MLA Engineer Rashid to join Shah Faesal's JKPM; move likely to hurt PDP, NC's fortunes in upcoming J&K Assembly pollsFormer independent MLA Engineer Sheikh Abdul Rashid is set to join former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal's JKPM ahead of Assembly polls in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
Jun 13, 2019
Kathua rape and murder case: Most now see disease, but symptoms of communal strife were always there in Jammu and KashmirMany Gujjar and Bakarwal activists allege that some Right-wing elements in Jammu, particularly in Hindu-majority areas of these parts, have been systematically trying to force the Muslim population out of their residential areas.
Jun 10, 2019
Kathua rape and murder case: Mehbooba Mufti, activists laud J&K Police for 'professional' handling of crimeThe Kathua rape and murder case had exposed the communal fault lines in the state, as many groups in Jammu and Kathua had come out in support of the accused persons.
Jun 09, 2019
Two ex-SPOs among four militants killed in Pulwama encounter: Duo had joined militant ranks only 24 hours earlierWhat prompted the SPOs to shift their loyalties is still a matter of investigation. Their grief-stricken families and villagers are equally clueless.