Geelani Prevented From Visiting Tral

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Thursday again placed the senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest preventing him from visiting Tral.   Syed Ali Geelani was scheduled to visit Tral on Friday as part of his mass contact program. In a statement Geelani led Hurriyat said that authorities have practically banned “public contact” program […]

Clashes in Old Baramulla

SRINAGAR: Clashes erupted in Old Town Baramulla on Thursday against the arrest of alleged stone pelters by police. Reports said that scores of youth from Old town appeared at Khanpora and Cement bridges this morning and attacked the CRPF and police personnel deployed in large numbers there. The forces lobbed tear smoke shells to disperse […]

KEG Demands Press Club for Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Thursday held a meeting, featuring important issues including setting up of Press Club in Kashmir. The meeting was presided over by Tahir Mohi-u-Din, the president of the Guild. Expressing serious concern over the absence of Press Club in Kashmir, the meeting reminded the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of […]

Maharashtra youth released

SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday released the five youth from Maharashtra, who were detained for questioning after they were caught shooting army camp and convoy in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Abrar Ahmed Khan, son of Muhammad Ramzan, Suhail Ahmed Sheikh, son of Muhammad Sharief, Muhammad Ian Khan, son of Mehmood Khan — all […]

KBA Releases Reports About Jammu Jails

‘Dooru resident detained 11 times under PSA’ SRINAGAR:   Releasing its fact finding report about district jails of Udhampur, Kuthua and sub-jail Heera Nagar, Kashmir Bar Association has stated that a resident of Batgund, Dooru, Peer Mohammad Ashraf son of Peer Ghulam Nabi languishing in District Jail Kuthua has been detained 11 times under Public […]

CCA accuses Govt of killing private tuition industry

‘Present policy risks future of 50,000 students’ SRINAGAR: Coaching Centers Association (CCA) of Kashmir has accused the state government of trying to kill the coaching industry in Kashmir by employing anti-student policies. According to a statement issued today the association termed the situation akin to ‘dark times’ for students who after being cheated in government […]

Modi’s Jammu visit threat to peace: Owaisi

Urges Dialogue With Separatists SRINAGAR:  Urging the Government of India (GoI) to start a meaningful dialogue with separatist leadership in Kashmir, president All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Member Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi Thursday said Kashmir is a dispute and it needs to be addressed. He also called Bhartiya Janta Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendar Modi’s visit […]

Waza involved in embezzlement of Crores: PL

SRINAGAR: The rebel faction of Peoples League on Thursday alleged Hurriyat Conference (M) of patronizing one of its executive leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, who according to them “embezzled crores of rupees” from the party funds. Addressing a press conference here, the PL’s central council members alleged Waza of non compliance of the party orders by […]

Meet of Nodal officers of UDAAN held

SRINAGAR: A meet of Nodal officers of UDAAN was held at SKICC today under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, B.R. Sharma. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, R.K. Srivastava, Mission Director UDAAN, Jehangir Hashmi, Vice Chancellor Kashmir University, Prof. Talat Ahmad and Principals of all Degree Colleges who are Nodal Officers of […]

MLA catches GREF using sub-standard material

Kishtwar: Former Minister and MLA Inderwal G.M.Saroori Thursday claimed that he caught General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) red handed while using substandard material for construction work on Thathri-Kishtwar road in Kishtwar district. General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) is responsible for the construction of 200 KM Batote-Doda-Kishtwar-Sinthan road that is prone to road accidents.Saroori accompanied by […]