Massive Protests In Kargil Over Killing Of Shias In Pak

SRINAGAR: Thousands marched in Kargil on Wednesday to protest against the recent carnage of Shias in the city of Quetta in Pakistan, blaming the country’s rulers for failing to protect minorities. Chanting slogans against the government of Pakistan, the angry procession wound its way through the frontier town, demanding that Pak rulers curb violent extremist […]

Curfew In Kulgam Areas As Woman Dies “In Cordon”

SRINAGAR: Curfew was clamped in parts of Kulgam town in South Kashmir on Monday following protests and violence over the death of a local woman during a mid-night cordon-and-search operation in the outskirts. The Khadwani and Keemwah areas of the town were put under curfew due to severe clashes and a large procession that blocked […]

South Flares Up As Valley Resumes Business After 9 Days

SRINAGAR: Even as everyday business resumed elsewhere in the Valley on Monday after over a week of curfew and extended hartal, the South Kashmir town of Pulwama was put under restrictions again following a furious burst of violence. At least four paramilitary troopers were injured in a stone-pelting attack on CRPF vehicles as groups of […]

Let Parliament Decide on Afzal’s Body: PM

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR: Let Parliament discuss whether the body of Afzal Guru should be taken to Jammu and Kashmir as demanded by his family, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday.  Afzal Guru was secretly hanged and quietly buried in Tihar Jail on February 9 for his alleged role in the 2001 attack on Parliament.  “Let […]

Iqbal Khanday is New Chief Secretary

BB Vyas to hold charge as Financial Commissioner; Cabinet enhances honorarium of ReTs to Rs 3000 JAMMU: A 1977 batch IAS officer of J & K cadre, Muhammad Iqbal Khanday was today appointed as new Chief Secretary of the Jammu & Kashmir state. This was decided in the meeting of the state cabinet which met under […]

Afzal Cried When Hurriyat Split: Bar

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) today disclosed that parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru wanted fragmented Hurriyat Conference to unite. The Bar said it’s members had visited Muhammd Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail and offered him legal support which he declined”, said Bar President Zafar Qureshi during a news conference at Lower […]

LC Polls: 12 File Nominations

JAMMU: Twelve candidates today filed their nomination papers for the elections to vacant seats of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council before the Secretary Legislative Assembly here. Those who filed the papers include Davinder Singh Rana, Showkat Hussain and Abdul Majeed from National Conference, Muzaffar Ahmad Parray , Naresh Gupta and Ms Rani Baloria from Congress […]

JKLF Calls for Shut Down

SRINAGAR: Calling for complete shut down on February 22 against the execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has said that the protests will continue till mortal remains of Guru are returned. According to statement issued to KNS, meeting of the JKLF was presided over by acting Chairman Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt […]

Afzal Hanging: Blot on Indian Democracy: Nariman

“Our worst enemies couldn’t have done it better.” This is how eminent jurist Fali S. Nariman reacted to the decision to execute Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru without properly informing his family.  “These things have to be thought out from a humanitarian aspect. You may certainly hang somebody because the President has refused his mercy […]