Army Begins Final Push, Fierce Battle Rages On

SRINAGAR: The special forces of Army which were rushed to battle zone Shalabuth in Keran sector last week fought pitched battle on Monday with entrenched militants as army began final push to flush them out. Militants, reportedly numbering  not more than 50 have, according to some reports,  occupied the area since September 23. On Monday […]

‘Not Without My Daughter’: Yasin Malik Stopped From Meeting Family

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was not allowed to visit Nepal where he intended to meet his family who have been denied visa for travelling home in Kashmir. Malik said such actions from the government cannot deter him from struggling for the ‘just cause’. Addressing a press conference […]

‘A Medieval Method of Repression’

SRINAGAR: Senior PDP leader and former minister Tariq Hameed Karra Monday strongly condemned the government’s “arbitrary” move of disallowing JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik from meeting his family in Nepal. In a statement, Karra said, resorting to the “inhuman tactics” of forcibly keeping Malik away from his family was not only a “despicable bullying” tactics […]

V.K Singh’s Allegations: Omar Writes To PM, Seeks Probe

SRINAGAR: Underscoring the need for unearthing the veracity of the allegations leveled by the former Army Chief V. K. Singh against mainstream politicians, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday said that he had written to the Prime Minister of India for a time bound probe in a transparent manner to ascertain the facts for sharing these […]

‘Escape Bid’ Foiled in Central Jail

SRINAGAR: Police Sunday night foiled a jail break attempt by two inmates of Srinagar Central Jail, sources said on Monday. Two under trials who tried to escape by climbing atop roof of a building inside the jail complex, are facing murder charges, sources said. The jail sources said that the escape bid was meticulously planned […]

Anti-Liquor Bill Not Tabled in Assembly

Hidden hands shelved the Bill: JKKI SRINAGAR:  The anti-liquor private bill aimed at making Jammu and Kashmir a liquor free state could not be tabled in the Legislative Assembly on Monday. “The Jammu and Kashmir Prohibition of Alcohol Bill, 2013” had been submitted by Peoples Democratic Party MLA from Lolab constituency. As the Bill could […]

Shopian observes shutdown

SRINAGAR:  Normal Life remained crippled today in South Kashmir’s Shopian district as a shutdown was observed by the residents to press for their demand for relocation of CRPF camp from the Gagran area of the town. Five people were killed by the personnel of 14th Bn CRPF outside their camp at Gagran on 7th and […]

SMC to Expose Officials Who Provided NOC’s

SRINAGAR:  Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Dr G.N.Qasba Sunday said that stern action would be initiated against those SMC officials who provided ‘No Objection Certificates’ (NOC’s) to the owners of the commercial complexes that Corporation has sealed from past many days. Qasba said that it was a serious matter and there were proper court orders to […]

Army braces for final assault in Keran

SRINAGAR: The Indian Army is bracing for the final assault on a group of militants entrenched in a remote forest area  in the Keran sector of north Kashmir as the stand-off along the Line of Control (LoC) entered the 13th day on Sunday. Sporadic gunfire was exchanged between the army soldiers and the militants, who […]

JCC to Decide Future Course Today

SRINAGAR: Joint Consultative Committee, an amalgam of various employee unions,  Sunday said that it would convene an important meeting on October 7 (Monday) to decide about the future course of action. JCC leader Abdul Rouf Bhat said that the random arrest of employees in no way could discourage the employees leadership who are hiding fearing […]