Health Care ‘Hit’ As 12000 NHM Employees On Road

SRINAGAR: On the sixth day of the strike by the National Health Mission (NHM) staff, almost a dozen odd protesting professionals were injured when cops blocked their advance on Srinagar’s high fashion street, Residency Road. Sheikh Muzaffar, the Block Monitoring Evaluation Officer (BMEO) received a serious head injury and another female protester is reportedly surviving […]

Thousands Bid Adieu to Slain Militant

TRAL: Back to back funeral prayers were offered by thousands of mourners to slain militant Aqib Molvi alias Zeeshan in South Kashmir’s Tral town of Pulwama district. Aqib was one of the two militants who were killed during the 15-hour-long fire fight with forces at Haffu, Nazneenpora village on Sunday. The body of the second slain militant […]

‘3-Fold Increase In Stone Pelting’

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a three-fold increase in cases of stone pelting last year as compared to 2015. Kashmir witnessed five month-long uprising after the killing of popular Hizbul Mujahideen militant – Burhan Wani. As per the data provided to a news gathering agency by the Crime Branch of state police, a total of […]

Despite Calls For Withdrawal,CRPF says, ‘Can’t Control Crowd Without Pellets’

SRINAGAR: Despite calls for withdrawal of fatal pellets guns from Valley, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday upped ante and “emphasized its use on protestors”. In a brief chat with the Kashmir Observer at his posh office overlooking famous Dal Lake at Nishat, Inspector General of CRPF Kashmir range, Ravideep Singh Sahi, said, “we can’t […]

2014 Hajin Pellet Victims Still Reeling Under Darkness

HAJIN : It was  March 14, 2014, around a dozen people were injured when government forces fired pellets to disperse thousands of angry protesters in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora District. Three of the injured ,Farooq Ahmad Malla, Aijaz Ahmad Hurra And Ishfaq Ahmad Parrey were hit directely in the eyes according to health […]

Lok Sabha By-Elections: Geelani Sets Boycott Call Rolling

SRINAGAR: Urging people of J&K to boycott upcoming by-elections to two Lok Sabha seats, Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, on Monday said, “it provides Indian leadership opportunity to mislead world community.” “The few people who vote in election dramas were not only committing an act of treason, their actions were also acting as oxygen for […]

Rs 600 Cr Earmarked For Srinagar Under Capital City Development Plan

SRINAGAR: In a significant decision aimed at transforming the developmental scenario of the State’s twin capital cities, the Government has decided to create a separate Capital City Development Plan (CCDP) for Srinagar and Jammu cities and detach it from the District Development Plan. This major policy shift on the developmental front for the capital cities […]

SHRC Puts PDD On Notice Over Death Of Lineman

JAMMU: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken Suo-Moto cognizance of the death of a Lineman in Srinagar on Sunday and has directed the Chief Engineer PDD to file a detailed report regarding the incident by Friday, March 10 at Srinagar. A Lineman who was engaged by a contractor on behalf of Power Development […]

‘Fresh WD To Hit J&K Today’

SRINAGAR: A fresh Western Disturbance (WD) likely to hit the region on Tuesday which could result in light to moderate rain and snow during the next four days in the state, including Kashmir valley, where weather remained pleasant due to sunshine. Meanwhile, night temperature remained below normal at majority of the places in Kashmir valley […]

Militants Are True Custodians Of Sentiment: Rasheed To India

SRINAGAR: Appealing Government of India (GoI) to give up its hostile and offensive approach towards militants, AIP chief and MLA Langate, Er Rasheed on Monday reiterated that “killing militants and celebrating over their dead bodies will take Indian nowhere”. During a daylong interaction with students of various colleges in Srinagar today, Rasheed said, “unless New […]

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