3 Held For Cyber Abuse, Hunt On For 23

Accused Can Face 7-Years Jail Under Law, Says DIG SRINAGAR: Three youth have been put behind bars and a hunt is on for 23 others for posting threats and abuse against a Kashmiri all-girl singing group, police and reports said on Wednesday. The trio was arrested in mid-night and pre-dawn raids in upper Srinagar, Gandarbal […]

Imroz To Move HC On ‘Fatwa-Prone’ Grand Mufti

SRINAGAR: In a new twist to the contrived “music and Islam” controversy here, noted Kashmiri human rights activist Parvez Imroz has decided to sue the region’s grand mufti for his indiscriminate “fatwas.” Though chief minister Omar Abdullah had ruled out legal action against Mufti Basheeruddin who recently ruled singing and music as un-Islamic, Imroz said […]

11 Nabbed In Pulwama Drug Bust

SRINAGAR: In a big swoop, the Pulwama police has arrested 11 persons said to be involved in running a narcotics racket in South Kashmir for the past two months. Two persons, including a woman, were said to be on the run. Narcotic substances like fikki, charas, addictive and prescription drug Codiene worth lakhs of rupees, […]

Maqbool Symbol of Kashmiri Identity: JKLF

SRINAGAR: Describing its founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat as the “symbol of Kashmiri identity,” the JKLF on Wednesday said that the executed leader’s fight for a free and independent Jammu and Kashmir was a golden chapter in the state’s history. At a meeting in Gandarbal ahead of Maqbool Day commemorating Bhat’s execution in Tihar Jail of […]

Army top brass brief Governor

JAMMU–  Lt. Gen. Sanjiv Chachra, GOC-in-C, Western Command; Lt. Gen. Anil Bhalla, GOC, 9 Corps; and Maj. Gen. Ashwani Kumar, GOC, 26 Infantry Div, called on Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor Jammu and Kashmir, at Raj Bhavan, here today. During the meeting, the senior Army officers briefed the Governor about the overall security situation in […]

2 Fake Militants Held For Threatening Panchs

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested two fake militants who were indulging in extortions and threatening sarpanchs and panchs in south Kashmir.  Official sources said some posters had appeared in south Kashmir area of Dooru threatening sarpanchs and panchs to resign.  During the course of investigation, police arrested two persons involved in threatening sarpanchs and […]