Army Guns Down 4 More on LOC

SRINAGAR: Army Tuesday said it foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Machhal sector of the frontline division of Kupwara in North Kashmir today and killed at least four suspected militants in the operation. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence based in Srinagar said troops were on the […]

Mystry Death Triggers Protest in Doda

15 year old killed by VDC members: Locals  Srinagar: Massive protests rocked Doda district on Tuesday following the killing of a tenth standard boy allegedly by members of Village Defence Committee last night.  Even as police has registered a case, it refused to comment about the involvement of VDC members behind the attack, stating that […]

Sense of pain, horror prevails in Gool: KHCBA Report

Says local apprehend that case will die its own death, go Shopian way  Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Tuesday released its report regarding visit to Gool where four persons were killed allegedly in firing by Border Security Force on July 18, underscoring that a “sense of pain and horror prevails” on […]

Govt Denies Passport, Ruins Career of B-Tech Student

SRINAGAR: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have barred a Kashmiri student to join America based multinational company by not issuing passport in his favour citing that his father has been “active supporter of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front during nineties.” Meraj-ul-Asrar Bhawani son of Bashir Ahmed from Dooru Shahabad who presently resides in Burzulla area […]

When first blast rocked Srinagar city

Srinagar: It was today on July 31 1988, twenty fivers ago that armed struggle against Indian rule started with a ‘bang’ in Kashmir. The group of four area commanders from Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front ( JKLF) better known as ‘Haji Group’ reportedly planted two bombs, one at Golf Course, and another at Telegraph Office […]

Gool Aftermath: Man Dies of Wounds In SKIMS

Srinagar: A Rajouri resident who had suffered head injury during a violent protest against Gool Killings near Awantipora succumbed to his injuries at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura Tuesday afternoon. Ravi Kant Sharma was injured at Awantipora, on Srinagar-Jammu Highway on July 19 when he was hit by a stone on his head. He […]

Story of a Kashmiri boy who overcame hardship to chase dream

Srinagar’s relative calm was shattered this week by the BSF firing on protestors in Ramban and sectarian strife in Badgam, to remind you that this is a place plagued with conflict, militancy, protests and death. The elusive peace seems a distant dream though India would  like to believe that the selection of  a talented Kashmiri […]

Geelani Breaks Cordon, Reaches Mosque

Srinagar: Policemen deployed outside the residence of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani were left red faced when octogenarian leader, without following their directions, came out of his residence and reached Jamia Masjid Hyderpora to participate in Nazool-i-Quran conference.  A CNS report quoting highly places sources said that all the constables deployed there have been placed […]

New Delhi ready to talk to separatists: Omar

‘Hurriyat people hold meetings with agencies behind closed doors’ SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday claimed that New Delhi was ready to talk to separatists “but the latter were reluctant to talk to them and were instead holding meeting with agencies in closed rooms.” “Our job is just to facilitate talks between center and Hurriyat […]

Kashmir Civil Society Rejects Sectarianism

SRINAGAR: Prominent members of Kashmiri civil society, who met here today to deliberate and reflect upon recent untoward incidents in central district of Budgam, denounced the infighting and violence perpetrated in the name of religion.  The concerned individuals, from both Shia and Sunni communities associated with different professions, resolved that Kashmiri society will not accept […]