Digitization of Academy’s cultural wealth on, 1.25 lakh folios done

SRINAGAR:-The digitization of J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages’ rich collection of manuscripts, paintings and archival photographs, started on May 22, 2013, is going on smoothly with 1.25 lakh folios of important manuscripts having been digitized so far.After taking a review of the ongoing project here today, Secretary Academy, Khalid Bashir Ahmad, said that […]

Protests, Violence Continue In Sumbal

Bandipore: Police on Wednesday imposed curfew in Sumbal to foil the Markundal and Kondebal ‘Challo’ call given by Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Stone pelting incidents were reported from many places in which at least two police officers were injured. Authorities put all the separatist leaders under house arrest. However, Geelani and Dukhtaran-i-Milat Chief Aasiya Andrabi […]

‘Army Informer killed Irfan’

Srinagar: In a new twist to the Sumbal killing case, Higher Education Minister Mohammad Akbar Lone Wednesday claimed that it was the informer of the Army, Manzoor Ahmed Shiekh, who showered bullets on Irfan Ahmed Ganie and killed him in cold blood at Markundal during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.“We hold Army responsible […]

Families Reject Govt Aid

Sumbal: Refusing to accept compensation and Government job, the family members of slain youth Irfan Ahmed Ganaie of Markundal Wednesday alleged that Army informer Manzoor Shiekh is misleading media by his false statements while the fact is that it was Manzoor and an Army jawan who continuously fired upon Irfan and killed him in cold […]

AFSPA has to go: Omar

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said AFSPA is the root cause of every killing in Kashmir. “As long as AFSPA is in vogue, such incidents (Markundal) may occur.“Those who oppose the revocation of AFSPA cite militant attacks as example and they will continue to do so,” Omar Abdullah told reporters after inaugurating a three-day […]

SHRC takes suo moto cognizance

Srinagar: Sate Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken a suo moto cognizance of the killing of two innocent youth by Army at Markundal and has sought reports from Director General of Police and Deputy Commissioner Bandipora.SHRC has termed the killing of the two youth as grave human rights violations and has also directed the fathers […]

Omar for Disaster Management Agency on US Pattern

SRINAGAR – Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday pitched for a resourceful, capable and pragmatic National Disaster Management Agency at the Union Government level which would be at beck and call of all State Governments at the time of high magnitude and unforeseen natural calamities like tsunamis, earthquakes, cloud bursts, etc. “This high capacity Agency could […]

Ishrat Jahan Encounter Was Fake: CBI

AHMEDABAD: Nine years after Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed, the CBI on Wednesday charged seven Gujarat police officers in the case, terming the encounter as “fake” and in “cold blood”, in what could spell more trouble for the Narendra Modi government.Filing its first chargesheet in the case, the CBI described the encounter as […]

Ishrat Jahan Encounter Was Fake: CBI

AHMEDABAD: Nine years after Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed, the CBI on Wednesday charged seven Gujarat police officers in the case, terming the encounter as “fake” and in “cold blood”, in what could spell more trouble for the Narendra Modi government.Filing its first chargesheet in the case, the CBI described the encounter as […]

India, Pak to Resume Suspended Dialogue

NEW DELHI: India-Pakistan dialogue is going to be resumed from a point it was left at before the suspension of the process due to some border incidents, and then because of the process of political transition in Pakistan.Indications of early resumption of the dialogue were given here today by the Ministry of External Affairs when […]

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