Another Youth Falls To Pellet Fire,Toll 79

SRINIGAR: A protester died from pellet gun injuries during fresh clashes with government forces, a hospital official said, a day after the government said it would replace the weapons. The 21-year-old youth identified as Naseer Ahmad was killed during clashes in Anantnag district southeast of the main city of Srinagar, in which police said scores […]

With 90% Marks, Musaib Had Topped Matric Exam

SOPORE:Thousands of people bid tearful adieu to 17-year-old teenager in his native village Langate’s Sonawani. Asif Majeed Nagoo alias Musaib succumbed after a tear-gas shell hit his head at Wadoora Sopore Monday and left him in a critical state. Asif, a brilliant student, had secured 90% marks in his matriculation examination. Asif stood topper in […]

No Break On Eid In Fresh Separatists’ Protest Roster

SRINAGAR:The separatist leaders in Kashmir have extended the strike up to September 16 and have not announced any break in shutdown on Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Azha, which will be celebrated on September 13. In a joint statement issued by separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, they announced new “protest […]

Why frustrating Kashmiris through goal blockage will not work?

As two more victims are exacted in what has now become structural violence in Kashmir, there are no signs of the violence abating. It has now been two months since Kashmir irrupted after the killing of militant commander, Burhan Wani. From the outside, it would appear that the Government’s approach and technique is to wear […]

For Snubbing Apd,Separatists To Lose Passport,Security Privileges

NEW DELHI: The Union government is considering withdrawing privileges to separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir after they turned down an invitation by members of the all-party delegation that visited the state on Sunday to discuss the ongoing violence there. PTI reported that the separatists stand to lose their passports and may have their security […]

Mehbooba Accuses Separatists Of Instigating Children

Srinagar: Taking separatist leaders head-on, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday accused them of instigating the children in the Valley to engage in violence while making sure their own studied abroad or outside the state. File image of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. “My colleagues have this (fear) that I […]

Rajnath Briefs Modi On APD Visit

New Delhi: Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation in Kashmir after returning from a two-day trip to the troubled state as part of the all-party delegation. “Briefed the Prime Minister on all-party delegation’s visit to J&K and also apprised him of the situation in the state,” […]

We’ll Continue Night Raids: IGP

SRINAGAR: Night raids will continue to nab “miscreants”, Kashmir Police Chief, Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gilani, said on Tuesday. “To ensure peace in valley,” Gilani said, “it has to happen.” Gilani was addressing press in Anantnag district on the conclusion of his two-day visit to south Kashmir. This was second formal meet of any top cop […]

Malala Expresses Solidarity With Kashmiris

LONDON:The Pakistani teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday called on the United Nations (UN), the international community including India and Pakistan to work together to halt “the inhumanity and heartbreak” in  Kashmir, according to Dawn News. “The Kashmiri people, like people everywhere, deserve their fundamental human rights… They should live free of fear and […]

Cabinet To Meet on September 8

SRINAGAR: The J&K state cabinet is likely to meet on Thursday, September 8, this week under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The Cabinet during its meeting is likely to discuss the prevailing situation in Kashmir and routine administrative matters. A senior Minister of the PDP-BJP coalition government while confirming about meeting of the […]

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