Mehbooba Hopes Centre Has ‘Understood Ground Realities’ In Kashmir

Srinagar: Describing the PDP’s alliance with BJP and the common minimum programme between the two parties as a “challenge”, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday, said the leaders at the Cenre have understood the ground realities in J&K.  “PDP entered into an alliance with BJP to seek national reconciliation on political and economic challenges confronting […]

Media, Opposition ‘distorted’ cat and pigeon analogy

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday accused the opposition and media of distorting her “cat and pigeon” analogy with regard to the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. “My remarks were distorted by the opposition and media to project as if every Kashmiri is a militant. Kashmiri Muslims are fed up of violence. Kashmiri Pandits are not afraid of […]

Clarify stand on Article 370: NC

SRINAGAR: Opposition National Conference MLA Mohammad Shafi Uri today asked the state government to clarify its stand on safeguarding the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, as some leaders of ruling ally BJP were making statements about repealing Article 370 of the constitution.“I was very happy when the Chief Minister (Mehbooba Mufti) spoke about (Prime […]

Lobbying intensifies ahead of SKIMS Director Appointment

Srinagar: Hectic lobbying has gained momentum in the corridors of power here as the government has finally fixed date for interview to select the new Director for the prestigious Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, Valley’s sole tertiary care hospital.While the incumbent Director SKIMS, Dr Showkat Ali Zargar was accorded farewell Monday, two days […]

DAK smells rat in age relaxation of Director SKIMS

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) while reacting to the increasing of upper age limit for the post of Director SKIMS by two years, Tuesday, said that ‘this has been done for the vested interests’.President Dr Nisar ul Hassan said that the age relaxation for the post is an attempt to pave way for ‘blue-eyed’ […]

Death of Engineering Student: ‘Report Dumped To Save Killers’

Srinagar: The family of Gowhar Nazir Dar of Zainakote locality here, who died after a teargas shell fired allegedly by CRPF hit his head in November last year, on Tuesday demanded that the probe report of the killing should be made public.The family of the slain youth visited Press Enclave Srinagar yesterday alleging the authorities […]

Saderkoot Massacre-1996: Property of ‘Killer’ Govt Gunmen Sealed

Bandipora:  Complying with court orders police Tuesday sealed the property of infamous government gunman Abdul Rashid Parrey alias Rashid Billa, a proclaimed offender wanted in Sadarkoot Bala massacre in which at least seven innocent people were killed by a party of government gunmen led by Rashid Billa in 1996.Court of Judicial Magistrate Sumbal had directed […]

KU Authorities ‘Disallow’ Seminar on Asiya, Neelofar

Srinagar: Scores of Kashmir University students Tuesday alleged that they were barred from organizing a seminar in remembrance of what they said rape and murder victims Asiya and Neelofar of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. “We had decided to organize a seminar titled: “Sexual Violence: India’s Weapon of War in Kashmir”, outside the lawns of Iqbal Library […]

KP Family Returns, Discards Composite Township Idea

Srinagar: A Pandit family on Tuesday visited their ancestral house at Lolab in north-Kashmir’s Kupwara district and condemned “agencies for conspiracies to created communal disharmony” in the state.  Jagger Nath Raina (80) putting up at Jagti Migrant Camp in Nagrota area of Jammu region since the breakout of turmoil in 90’s has finally taken a […]

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