CS chairs Secretaries Committee meet

JAMMU-A meeting of the Committee of Secretaries was chaired by the Chief Secretary, Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Khanday here today.  The Chief Secretary identified various important issues of the departments, which shall have priority tags.  These include, construction of flyover at Jehangir Chowk, Srinagar, and Bikram Chowk, Jammu, by the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), immediate construction […]

AI Launches Kashmir Campaign

NEW DELHI: The Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International as part of its fresh campaign has called upon the authorities in Kashmir to show zero tolerance towards human rights violations and bring an end to police abuses and repeated detentions under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and other preventive laws. Besides the campaign, titled “Omar […]

Probe An Eyewash: Victim’s Mother

Army buying time and keeping us in dark: Parents of slain Baramulla youth SRINAGAR: Refuting claims of Army and District Administration that probe into the killing of Baramulla youth Tahir Ahmed Sofi is going at a full pace and in an impartial manner, the parents of the slain youth revealed that one person who produced […]

Police Issuing Political Statements: Mirwaiz

Govt intends to widen the gap between people and Hurriyat SRINAGAR: In a scathing attack on Jammu and Kashmir government, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said the present government intends to widen the gap between people and separatist leadership. “It is the limit that police has now started to issue political statements on Kashmir. We all […]

Hailstorm Lashes Pulwama, Fruit Prospects Hit

SRINAGAR: A furious hailstorm lashed many villages in the Pulwama district in Kashmir on Monday afternoon amid showers elsewhere in the Valley’s plains and light snowfall in the higher reaches. Fruit blossom in over a dozen villages in the southern district was shredded by hail stones shooting down from the skies to damage crop prospects […]

Shopian Shut Down For 2nd Day Over Arrests

SRINAGAR: Markets remained closed in the Shopian town for the second day on Monday over the arrest of two local youth, even as the area witnessed clashes between protestors and forces personnel. Several persons, including a girl, were injured when, according to residents, paramilitary personnel  burst into homes and beat up inmates while chasing violent […]

Police Rescues Drowning Tourists

SRINAGAR: Police on Monday rescued a group of tourists including two children when their boat capsized due to strong winds in Dal lake. According to a police spokesperson Atanu Chatterji, his wife Poornama and their children Arpan and Sirpa Dass wife of Gopal Dass and her son Anuraj Dass from Kolkata, were rescued in a […]

Kamaal Says PDP, BJP in Unholy Nexus

SRINAGAR:  National Conference leader Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal Monday cautioned people against groups and parties like the PDP and BJP who he claimed were hell bent on dividing people on regional and religious lines. Kamal, additional general secretary of the party, told a gathering in Kathua, that both the parties were “victims of sudden short […]

Kashmiris should get something?

The release of Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday 28 March 2013 after remaining under house arrest for over 45 days is a welcome decision. Other leaders who wish to express their opinions in a non-violent manner need to be considered  for a release in equity and in good faith. Promotion of a […]

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