IAF’s Abhinandan’s unit gets ‘Falcon Slayers’ patches

The Indian Air Force has given new shoulder patches with titles ‘Falcon Slayers’ and ‘AMRAAM Dodgers’ to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Bison squadron in a tribute to his bravery in shooting down a F-16 jet of Pakistan during the aerial combat on February 27, officials said. The new patches given to the 51 Squadron […]


Ramzan recipes: Galauti Kebab, Awadhi Gosht Korma

Chef Karim Qurashi from ITC’s Fortune Resort Heevan, Srinagar shares his special Ramzan recipes. You can share yours too. Scroll down to find out how!  Awadhi Gosht Korma   Ingredients: 1 kg mutton 2 tbsp refined oil 3 to 4 green cardamoms 1 tsp whole cinnamon 2 black cardamoms 2 to 3 bay leaves 1 tsp […]


This Kashmiri Pandit returned to Srinagar after 29 years

‘Kashmir is heaven on earth. I had to come back.’ On October 13, 1990, Roshan Lal Mawa, above, was shot four times in the abdomen in his shop in Zaina Kadal, Srinagar. He survived and moved to Delhi with his family. This was at the height of militancy when Pandits were driven out of the […]


3 Jaish terrorists responsible for attack on police post arrested: Cops

Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists, involved in Friday’s attack on a police post here, have been arrested, police said here on Sunday. “We have arrested three persons so far in connection with the Chanapora attack case,” senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Srinagar Haseeb Mughal told reporters here. The SSP identified the arrested terrorists as Mushtaq, […]


On sick leave, Abhinandan returns to squadron in J-K

Varthaman preferred to stay with his squadron in Srinagar than going to his family home in Chennai while on leave. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan last month and returned to India two days later, has gone back to his squadron in Srinagar though he is on a four-week sick leave, official […]


Even after amnesty, families stranded in Kashmir

When their mother died three months ago in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK), sisters Shazia, 36, and Shahnaz Bhat, 32, couldn’t stop crying. They had no travel documents to go to their parental home, just across the Line of Control that divides PoK and Jammu and Kashmir, to attend her funeral. Their mother had […]


Kashmiris are our countrymen, not the enemy

‘We cannot win peace among our people by treating them like the enemy,’ says Mitali Saran. The Pulwama terrorist attack, and the more than 40 CRPF soldiers it killed, is an abominable tragedy, as are all terrorist attacks. Nobody should have to die a violent and/or premature death, including soldiers who voluntarily put their lives […]