Protests, Clashes Despite Clampdown; 60 Injured

Nauhatta Protests Rampage, Upper Srinagar Flare’s Up SRINAGAR: Nearly sixty persons, including many forces personnel, were injured in the Valley on Wednesday in furious bursts of violence despite curfew imposed in most of the state’s summer capital and a number of outlying towns to contain street anger over yesterday’s killing in Baramulla. The clampdown also […]

Murder Charge Filed, Colonel Named in FIR

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government today said a case under the murder charge had been registered in connection with the Baramulla firing incident in which a 25-year-old man was killed.  “A First Information Report under section 302 (murder) of the Ranbir Panel Code dated March 5 has been registered in Police Station, Baramulla,” senior […]

Beig Dares ‘Helpless’ CM To Quit, Resigns With Caveat

“Action Against Army Can Be Taken Despite AFSPA” SRINAGAR: Daring the chief minister to quit if he felt so helpless on killings by the army, senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beig on Wednesday announced his resignation from the assembly, asking the speaker to accept it the moment Omar Abdullah puts in his papers. The former […]

Doctors Heading For Duty Thrashed By Police

SRINAGAR: Doctors and paramedical staff heading for duty in Srinagar were severely thrashed by the police on the pretext of violating curfew on Wednesday. The medical staff from the government-run Ghausia Hospital in downtown Srinagar was reporting for work in an official ambulance. They later held angry protests, saying that the police had refused to […]

No Formal Request By JK Govt For AFSPA Repeal: Shinde

SRINAGAR: In a startling revelation, the union home minister told the parliament on Wednesday that the Jammu and Kashmir government had made no formal request so far to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. Sushil Kumar Shinde was replying in the Rajya Sabha to a question by NC MP Ghulam […]

J&K budget 2013-14: A few concessions, some burden too

Tax concessions to continue to trade, tourism, farm sectors JAMMU- Presenting Budget 2013-14, the Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Wednesday today announced a slew of welfare measures such as hike in daily wage rate, mediclaim insurance for migrants, exempted a few essential commodities from VAT and unveiled steps to empower Panchayati Raj. The salient features […]

Afzal Issue: Owaisi Questions UPA’s Secular Claims

NEW DELHI: Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader and Member Parliament from Hyderabad, Asaduddin Owaisi Wednesday took the issue of not informing Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s family before his hanging in Tihar jail on February 9 in the Parliament. “When it comes to Afzal Guru, I do not want to comment on the sentence. What I […]

Tourism and Socio-Complexion of North Western India

ANANTNAG: A two-day national conference on “Tourism and Socio-Complexion of North Western India” with special emphasis on Jammu and Kashmir was inaugurated at Government Degree College Boys, Anantnag today. The conference sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Ministry of Human Resource Development, Regional Centre, Chandigarh and co-sponsored by the J&K Bank and […]

Curfew Imposed in Srinagar, Baramulla

SRINAGAR: Curfew was imposed on Tuesday night in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of 10 police stations of the Srinagar city and in Baramulla and Sopore as a precautionary measure following widespread protests that rocked Valley on Tuesday after a youth died in army firing in Baramulla town. Curfew was imposed in areas falling […]

KO Lensman Beaten

SRINAGAR: Police and paramilitary men used force on photo journalists covering a protest march in the old city on Tuesday, leaving several members of the fraternity injured. Lensmen Syed Shahryar of the Kashmir Observer, Murtaza Rizvi of the Sahar TV, and Feroz Ahmad of the Day and Night news channel were among half-a-dozen members of […]

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