Slain Militants Laid to Rest Amid Azadi Slogans

Caged Geelani addresses mourners over phone Bijbehara:  Amid shutdown and clashes thousands of mourners, including women and children, participated in the funeral prayers of three local Hizb militants in Bijbehara on Tuesday. Three militants Sartaj Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Wopzan, Bijbehara,  Adil Ahmad Sheikh son of Fayaz Ahmad resident of […]

Shutdown Hits Normal Life

Srinagar:  Normal life was affected due to a strike call given by Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani against the killing of three Hizb militants in South Kashmir. A complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian district while in Central and North Kashmir people observed partial shutdown. However, all the shops […]

50 to 60 militants active in north Kashmir: Army

Srinagar: As operation in Kupwara forests entered 12th day, the army today said that 50 to 60 militants are active across north Kashmir region of the Valley. “There are 50 to 60 militants, both locals and foreigners, active in whole of the north Kashmir,” the army’s 15 Core Commander, Lt General Satish Kumar Dua, told […]

No Respite from Fog For Next 24 Hrs

SRINAGAR: There was no respite from chill as more trouble is in store for the people of Kashmir valley who are facing fog, poor visibility and icy cold winds for the past two days.  A Met department official said, “the visibility which was 100 meters during morning hours in Srinagar, Monday, disrupting air, rail and […]

RTI revelation: ‘Even dead were awarded relief cheques’

Srinagar:  The information gathered by flood victims of Habak Tengo Pattan in North Kashmir under Right to Information Act (RTI) has raised a question mark over the functioning of Revenue officials in Tehsil Office Pattan. In response to an application submitted by one Showkat Ahmed Wani under RTI Act seeking information about the disbursement of […]

Mufti Calls for Adherence to Load Shedding Schedule

Directs release of State share to access funding under CSSs   SRINAGAR– Asking Deputy Commissioners not to lose focus on the kitty of funds allocated under Centrally-Sponsored Schemes (CSSs), Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday issued instructions to ensure release of State share to the districts, enabling the Deputy Commissioners to access the Central share […]

Adnan’s Suicide: Govt Orders ‘Compulsorily’ Retirement of ‘Deadwood’ Examiner

SRINAGAR:-The inquiry committee probing the suicide of an engineering student, who ended his life after being erroneously declared failed, has recommended compulsory retirement of the teacher who evaluated the student’s Physics paper.  “The inquiry committee has submitted its report within a week. As the teacher, Mushtaq Ahmad Tiploo, belongs to Education Department, we have recommended […]

Heart of Darkness:Why Kashmiris link power woes to Indo-Pak Dispute

Srinagar : Electric power woes in winter have become endemic in Jammu and Kashmir and, for the moment, there is no light at the end of the tunnel. People of the state have become cynical enough to say that the problem would be solved only after India and Pakistan resolve the Kashmir issue. Many in […]

Lawyers Abstain from Work

SRINAGAR:-The Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association Tuesday said that it abstained from court work in protest against the killing of three militants in village Sirigam Ashmuqam and one in Kupwara forest. “Later in a meeting held at lower court complex, Bemina, Srinagar it was stated by the members that in several villages of Kupwara people […]

Train Services Suspended in Valley

SRINAGAR:- Rail services were terminated Tuesday between Banihal and Baramulla in view of the prevailing tension in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district. “Rail services between Banihal (Ramban district of Jammu region) and Baramulla (Kashmir valley) were suspended as a precautionary measure,” sources said. An official from the Northern Railway Services said that rail services resumed early today […]

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