Separatists Vow To Persist With Protest Shutdowns

Srinagar: Senior separatist leaders, spearheading the four-month-long protest shutdown in the Kashmir Valley, on Tuesday announced they will continue with their protest programme and asked the people to abide by their programs in letter and spirit. The announcement was made by senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, following […]

Participants Tight-lipped On Sharing Details

SRINAGAR:All stakeholders on Tuesday remained tight lipped over what transpired in a daylong meeting held at the residence of Syed Ali Geelani in Hyderpora to chalk out the future course of action vis-a-vis the ongoing uprising. The presidents and senior members of transporters, traders, Schools Associations, Sikh body, civil society members and others who attended […]

Don’t Budge Under Pressure: Protestors

SRINAGAR:Hundreds of protesters staged protests outside Hyderpora based residence of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani when the meeting between Resistance leadership and different stake-holders was in progress in closed room. The protesters carrying placards seeking implementation of UN resolutions and stoppage of State Terrorism raised high-pitched anti-India slogans. ‘Soda Bazi Nahi Chaley Gi’ ‘Sarkari Dashatgardi […]

India scrappes Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes

NEW DELHI: In a surprise address to the nation on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Narendra  Modi announced scrapping of currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to curb black money. “From midnight on November 8, 2016, Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes are no longer legal tender,” the prime minister said. The PM said […]

Track-II Delegation Report Asks GOI To Talk With Separatists, Others

NEW DELHI: Government should hold talks with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir including separatists at the earliest besides taking other measures including ban on use of pellet guns and rehabilitation package for those injured in the unrest, a report by a group led by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha recommends. The delegation visited Kashmir Valley […]

Arsonists Burn 2 More Schools On 123rd Day Of Kashmir Unrest

SRINAGAR: Two more educational institutions were gutted in two separate incidents of arson in the Kashmir valley where more than 30 schools were set ablaze during the past three months, even as authorities have claimed to have taken a number of steps, besides arresting about 25 persons. According to the official sources, fire broke out […]

Increase vigil around schools: HC

SRINAGAR:The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered the government to rope in village education committees to curb the burning of schools in Kashmir. A division bench of Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey also directed the chief secretary to provide fire safety measures and adequate lighting around the schools, besides enhancing the […]

Govt Offer Of ‘Helpers’ To Pellet-Blinded Students Triggers Another Controversy

Srinagar: The parents of Naseema(name changed), a schoolgirl blinded by pellets in the  ongoing unrest in the Valley, had approached the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) with a simple argument that how would the poor student prepare for exams when she is unable to see anything. The parents had approached the […]

4 Killed in Latest Cross LoC Fire

SRINAGAR: Four people were killed on Tuesday in exchanges of fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, officials said, the latest violence amid tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Three civilians were killed and three wounded by Indian shelling in the Battal sector of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Pakistani police official Mir Abid said. “A mortar shell landed […]

Dr Farooq Asks Mehbooba To Step Down

Jammu: Asserting that the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Government is incapable of handling the burning of schools issue, former chief minister and National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said there is some propaganda under which the educational institutions are being set on fire. Hitting out at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for inaction against […]

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