HMT residents up in arms against CRPF camp, demand removal

Srinagar: Clashes erupted in Zainakote HMT area in Srinagar Wednesday after Paramilitary CRPF started wire fencing work around its camp. The CRPF move irritated locals who observed a complete shutdown, while agitated youth hit to roads and pelted stones on the government forces demanding immediate removal of the CRPF camp from the area.  Pertinently, the […]

Culture,Power,Agency and Structure in Kashmir:Drabu’s omission obscures the obvious

Haseeb Drabu, the finance  and culture minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has linked ‘culture’ with the political settlement of the conflict in and over Kashmir. Describing preservation of culture as cornerstone for a strong future, Minister of Finance and Culture Haseeb Drabu today said that cultural autonomy will ‘strengthen our case in any kind of […]

Protests against VDC ‘terror’ continue

Srinagar:  Amid pro-freedom and pro-Pakistant slogans, Separatist Leaders led by Nayeem Ahmed Khan Wednesday staged a massive protest demanding immediate disbanding of Village Defence Committees in Jammu region.  The protest was organized by different constituents of Geelani led Hurriyat(G) in which scores of Separatist Leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Firdous Ahmed Shah, Imtiyaz Hyder, Abdul […]

VO raids house of Ex LAWDA official

Srinagar: Vigilance Organisation Kashmir  raided the residential house of former Enforcement Officer, Lakes & Waterway Development Authority (LAWDA) namely Shah Sikander Khan S/o Abdul Rahman Khan at Rajbagh Srinagar in the wee hours. Pursuant to the allegation that he has amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income by resorting to corrupt practices. Vigilance […]

Hurriyat (M) censures government in its annual report

Srinagar:  Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat (M) on Wednesday released a 25-page report, which castigates the government for the use of absolute force to what it said suppresses the rights of Kashmiris both inside and  outside the valley. “A report about the violation of Human Rights in Kashmir during 2015, prepared by the Human Rights Division […]

Govt forms panel on waste to energy plant at Achan

Srinagar:The State government has formed 5-member committee to examine genuineness of the tariff quoted for installation of Waste to Energy Plant at Achan in outskirts of Srinagar. The panel reportedly headed by Commissioner SMC has been formed under the direction of the National Green Tribunal, New Delhi.  The other members of the panel include development […]

Vocational training programme launched in Srinagar

Srinagar:  State Social Welfare Board and SSB 47 Battalion launched a one month long vocational training programme for livelihood generation in cutting, tailoring and boutique at Tinda Mohalla inside Dal Lake on Wednesday. The programme was launched by Deputy Inspector General of Police, SSB Kashmir, RK Bhumbla. Sub Divisional Magistrate Srinagar Dr. Syed Hanif Balkhi […]

Heart attack, stroke patients dying due to delay in treatment: DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday said that heart attack and stroke patients in Kashmir are dying because they do not get lifesaving treatment in time. Voicing concern over high mortality and morbidity among heart attack and stroke patients, President DAK Dr. Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that these patients die due to […]

Salman Khurshid’s Book:No Indian PM Can Sign Away Kashmir, Manmohan Told Sharif

NEW DELHI — Former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said that then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif that no Indian PM could “sign away” Kashmir. In a chapter called “The Pakistan Puzzle”, in his new book, The Other Side of The Mountain, Khurshid has recalled a meeting between Singh […]

Lethal Non-Lethal Weapons

Though state government has justified the deployment of non-lethal weapons to minimize the loss of lives in protests, in reality their excessive use has wrought havoc in Kashmir. Not only have people been killed, scores of youth across the Valley have also lost their eye-sight, either in one or both the eyes. Reflecting the grim […]

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