Farooq Air Dashes to Srinagar

SRINAGAR:  National Conference President and Union Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah today arrived in valley for a short visit and met party’s General Secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmad. The senior Abdullah flew back to Delhi in the evening. According to party sources, the NC President met Sheikh Nazir Ahmad to discuss the prevailing situation in the valley. […]

300 Rape Cases in JK in 2012

JAMMU: Over 300 rape cases were registered in Jammu and Kashmir last year, the government informed the Legislative Council today. In a written reply, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said a total of 301 cases of rape, including two of gangrape, were registered in the state last year. As many as 39 cases were registered in […]

Pepper Gas Caused Woman’s Death: Family

SRINAGAR: Family of a 65 year old ailing woman in old city’s Safa Kadal area are blaming pepper gas used by police for her death. Family members said that the deceased was suffering from a chest disease and excessive use of pepper gas in the locality deteriorated her heath resulting in her death. Hajira w/o […]

CRPF on Rampage in KU Campus

SRINAGAR: CRPF personnel went on a rampage in Mirzabagh residential campus of Kashmir University on Thursday and arrested a scholar and the son of a university employee. “It is for the first time that CRPF personnel entered in the KU premises despite the fact that police headed by a Dy SP are deployed inside the […]

Contact Us If CRPF Indulges in Excesses: Div Com

SRINAGAR: Coming down heavily on CRPF personnel for ransacking houses and a religious place in the city, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asghar Samoon Thursday appealed people to contact district administration in case CRPF personnel indulge in such activities again. Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Baseer Ahmed Khan said that he will look into the matter and […]

Govt Orders Friday Clampdown

SRINAGAR: Curfew would remain in force in Srinagar and several Valley towns, including Baramulla and Kupwara, on Friday, reports quoting authorities said. The decision has been taken in view of possible protests and violence after weekly congregational prayers, they said. In Srinagar, the curfew would come into force at midnight, while police and paramilitary forces […]

No Let Up In Protests, Clashes; Scores Injured

Youth Run Over By Forces Vehicle During Street Battles, Rampage Alleged In Several Areas  SRINAGAR: Protests and clashes continued to rock Kashmir for the third day running after the killing of a Baramulla youth in army firing, with heavy tear gas shelling by police and paramilitary forces and furious stone-pelting by angry crowds leaving at […]

Geelani Back, Under House Arrest

SRINAGAR:  Chairman of a faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani was detained at the Srinagar airport soon after he landed here and was later placed under house arrest. Geelani, who had left for Delhi on December 11 last year landed at Srinagar Airport on Thursday afternoon, was whisked away by police to his […]

LC Polls: NC, Cong Bag 4, PDP 1 Seat

JAMMU: Ruling coalition partners National Conference and Congress on Thursday bagged four out of five seats and one went to PDP in the biennial election to the Legislative Council of Jammu and Kashmir.  “Two seats each went to Congress and National Conference and one to PDP in Biennial Election to the Legislative Council of Jammu […]

Uproar in LA Over Allocation of Funds

JAMMU: Opposition parties on Thursday created uproar on the issue of discrimination against and diversion of funds away from remote and inaccessible areas of the state before staging a walkout from the Assembly.  Raising the issue of diversion of funds meant for “bad pocket areas” of the state during question hour, Harshdev Singh of the […]

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