Curbs Fail To Cool Tempers In Lolab

Protests, clashes continue for second day SRINAGAR: Sporadic clashes continued for the second day running Wednesday between paramilitary CRPF and protesters in Lolab Valley, where curfew like restrictions were imposed following violent protests on Tuesday after seven militants were gunned down by army in nearby forests. Over a dozen people, including CRPF and police personnel […]

MOS Home Makes Statement On Lolab Incident

JAMMU: Minister of State for Home, Sajad Ahmed Kichloo Wednesday told Legislative Assembly that a joint operation was launched by 18 RR, 31 RR and SOG of District Kupwara on February 24 2014 in the Dardpora forests.  The statements reads: Seven militants were killed in the said operation. The bodies of killed militants were brought […]

LoC trade hits fresh road block

SRINAGAR: Hours after it resumed after remaining suspended since January 17, the trade via Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route was again closed down as trucks from this part of Kashmir returned without unloading their consignment in Pakistan Administered Kashmir. Official sources said that more than twenty trucks from this Kashmir returned back after their drivers were troubled by […]

Well Aware of Our Responsibilities: Hurriyat (M)

Says Mindless Fatwas Aimed At Creating Confusion SRINAGAR: Expressing doubts about the army claim that the seven youth killed in Lolab were militants, the Hurriyat Conference (M) Wednesday demanded an impartial and independent probe into the incident. A statement issued after a joint meeting of Executive Council, General Council and Working Committee read, , “Doubts […]

DAK opposes extension to Principal GMC

‘Revoke order, it is a brazen violation of rules’ SRINAGAR:  Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today castigated government’s decision of granting extension to Dr Rafiq Pampori as principal government medical college (GMC) Srinagar after attaining superannuation. DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan said in a statement here today: “This is a brazen violation of rules and […]

Students Attack Pulwama College

PULWAMA:  Scores of students Wednesday attacked Degree College Pulwama with stones when College administration disallowed them to appear in English paper for which the examination was being conducted for the first year students. Reports said that Degree College Pulwama administration did not permit more than 80 students to appear in the examination after which agitated […]

Navy chief quits after submarine mishap

NEW DELHI: Navy chief admiral DK Joshi today resigned, owning moral responsibility for a series of recent accidents that have put the fleet’s safety record under scrutiny. Seven Indian Navy personnel were injured and at least two went missing today after smoke filled a compartment in the INS Sindhuratna submarine that was underwater. The Government […]

J&K opens helpline for students in Delhi

SRINAGAR: A round-the-clock dedicated helpline will be available in NewDelhi for reporting incidents of harassment against students from Jammu and Kashmir purusing education outside the state.  “Dedicated helpline (011-24611108 and 011-24611210) would be available on 24×7 basis in the office of Principal Resident Commissioner, J&K, New Delhi for reporting any incident of harassment (against students […]

Snow festival Begins in Phalagam

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government today kick-started a two-day snow festival in the famous hill resort of Pahalgam in south Kashmir.  Tourism Minister G A Mir inaugurated the festival at the resort, 100-km from here, by flagging off a skiing rally, an official spokesman said.  “The festival’s main objective is to motivate more and more […]

Mirwaiz demands impartial probe

Saysm Past experience necessities an independent enquiry   SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday sought an impartial probe into Lolab encounter wherein army claimed to have killed seven militants whose bodies were handed over the locals for burial. In a telephonic statement, Mirwaiz said that given the past experience of encounters […]