MLA’s Detention Desecration of Democratic Institutions: Tarigami

SRINAGAR:  Terming arrest and detention of Independent MLA from Langate Engineer Rashid by state government as desecration of democratic institutions of the state, CPI (M) state secretary M Y Tarigami today called for immediate release of the legislator. “It is unfortunate that an honourable member of the Legislative Assembly is being put under arrest in […]

No Curfew Today: DGP

SRINAGAR: Authorities have decided to lift curfew across Kashmir on Saturday in view of the “peaceful situation in the valley.” “Barring a few incidents, the situation in the Valley remained peaceful (today), and keeping this factor in view, we have decided not to impose curfew on Saturday,” the director general of the police (DGP) in […]

Day 7: Clampdown Foils Friday March For Guru

3 Cops, 1 Civilian Hurt Amid Protests Clashes; 4 Held SRINAGAR: Life remained totally paralysed here on Friday as the government reverted to a stringent curfew across the Kashmir Valley to foil Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s call for a march to the Srinagar Eidgah for the funeral prayers of Muhammad Afzal Guru who was executed […]

Geelani Extends Strike By 2 Days

SRINAGAR: The chairman of the Hurriyat (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has extended the shutdown over the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru by two more days, saying that the return of the mortal remains of Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat were his “single point demand.” “There will be complete shutdown on February 16 and 17, […]

Indian Troops Kill Pak Soldier

ISLAMABAD: Indian troops shot dead a Pakistani soldier who had strayed onto their side of the de facto border in the disputed Kashmir region, officials from both countries said Friday. “We detected some suspicious movement yesterday near the LoC (Line of Control) inside our territory and the challengers from our side fired and in the […]

Navlakha Flays Indian Civil Society On Silence Over Guru

SRINAGAR: Calling into question the country’s democratic credentials, noted writer and human rights activist, Gautam Navlakha today flayed Indian civil society for its silence over the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru the subsequent unbroken curfew in Kashmir, saying that “the few Indians” wanting to highlight the plight of Kashmiris were being gagged by Hindu extremists. […]

Blast In Sopore, Police Van Hit

SRINAGAR: A police vehicle was damaged in a blast in the northern township of Sopore on Thursday night, reports said. The explosion, attributed by the police to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by militants, occurred in the Ash Peer area of the town, they said. The IED fixed near a bridge blew up just […]

Return Guru’s Body to Assuage Hurt Feelings: Mufti

JAMMU:  Expressing deep concern and anxiety over the set back received by the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir as a result of what he termed as ‘insensitive handling’ of Afzal Guru affair, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron today reiterated that the government had sent out extremely negative signals to the people of the […]

OPD Registration Time Enhanced By 1 Hr

JAMMU- With a view to ease the problems of patients in Hospitals, the Government has increased timing of registration by one hour in outpatient departments in all hospitals of the State. The decision in this regard  was taken today at a high level meeting of Health Department held under the chairmanship of Minister of State […]

Muzaffar Leaves Politics; Rejoins RTI Movement

RTI Movement Presses for Bringing Afzal’s Body Back SRINAGAR: The J&K Right to Information (RTI) Movement has demanded that the body of Mohammad Afzal Guroo should be brought back to Kashmir.  In a statement the spokesman of RTI movement quoting  Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat said that ‘it was tragic to hear that sad news about […]