Valley Shuts On Last Day Of 2016

Srinagar: Businesses remained shut for the second day on the last day of 2016 in the Kashmir valley, where normal life was affected due to strike called by ‘Resistance Leadership’. Meanwhile, both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), spearheading the movement for the past six months, have extended […]

Year 2016 Witnessed 371 Killings

Srinagar: Like preceding years, the year 2016 also turned out to be a bloody year for the people of Kashmir. The year witnessed the killing of 371 people including civilians, militants and security personnel. The year also witnessed the longest ever shutdown of over 5 months in Kashmir history. The year saw Mehbooba Mufti taking […]

Highlights of 2016

January 1: A division bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday stayed a single bench order directing the state’s constitutional authorities to hoist the state flag on official buildings and vehicles. At least 10 labourers were charred to death and four others injured in a massive overnight fire in Chanderkote area of […]

New Year Begins With Cold, Dry Weather In Valley

Srinagar: Year 2017 began with Met office forecasting 72 hour dry spell in the Kashmir valley, where capital, Srinagar, remained coldest though there was half a notch improvement in the minimum temperature. People continued to freeze at Leh and border town of Kargil at minus 11.5 degree and minus 10.2 degree respectively. However, there is […]

SARFAESI Act: Criticism To SC Ruling ‘Misplaced’, Says Drabu

Srinagar: Terming the criticism to Supreme Court (SC) ruling on SARFAESI Act vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir as completely misplaced, Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu said it reaffirmed that Transfer of Property Act actually prevails. “I think we will have a lot of occasions to discuss this in the Assembly, but I think opposition to the SC […]

Govt. Mulling New Methods Of Crowd Control In Kashmir: UK

London: The UK Government has taken up the issue of using pellet guns in Kashmir with India and has been assured that alternative methods of crowd control would be applied there. This was stated by Baroness Anelay of St. John’s, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office while responding to a volley of written questions submitted by […]

Yasin Malik Shifted To Central Jail

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief Muhammad Yasin Malik was shifted to Central Jail Srinagar late Friday night after his detention Pulwama district of southern Kashmir. “Malik was shifted to Central Jail late last night along with Pulwama district president Javid Ahmad and two other activists,” a spokesperson of JKLF said. Malik was […]

Deport Pak Woman, Her Minor Child: HC To Govt

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has again directed the government to deport a Pakistani woman and her minor child, languishing in a state jail for the past four years. The court had also passed similar order in May this year directing the government to deport the woman to Pakistan within three weeks. A […]

‘Adulterated Food Behind Rising Cancer Rate in Kashmir’

Srinagar: Expressing concern that sub-standard and adulterated food items being consumed by the people has resulted in increase in cancer cases, a local court in the central Kashmir district of Budgam directed government to provide list of food items which have been found unsafe for human consumption. The Ist class Judicial Magistrate, Budgam, Imtiyaz Ahmad […]

Pakistan seeks US support for Indus Waters Treaty

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sought the support of United States on the implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with India. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had a telephone conversation with Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday.Kerry said that the World Bank President had recently informed him about Pakistan’s complaint against India on the subject of Indus Waters […]

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