Schools, Colleges, Universities Closed

Srinagar: As student protests spread across Kashmir Monday the Jammu and Kashmir government ordered the closure of all the universities, colleges and higher secondary schools in Kashmir tomorrow (Tuesday. An order issued by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir said that all the universities, Higher Secondary Schools and colleges shall remain closed today “as a precautionary measure”. […]

Deeply Worrying Situation: Omar

Srinagar: Opposition National Conferences working president Omar Abdullah today questioned the handling of students protests by the Jammu and Kashmir government, led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. “I hope @MehboobaMufti has thought through the implications of mass student protests across the valley. This is a deeply worrying situation (sic),” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief […]

Police Asks Telecom Companies To Shut Internet Services

SRINAGAR: Barely a week after the government restored internet services in Kashmir following some eight deaths in the bypoll violence, the Jammu and Kashmir police Monday ordered the telecom companied to shut their 3G and 4G services in the Kashmir Valley as the authorities feel there has been an attempt to spread fear through online […]

Plastic Bullets Likely To Be Used For Crowd Control

New Delhi: Non-penetrative plastic bullets are likely to be used in Jammu and Kashmir for crowd control or stone-pelting mobs to reduce collateral damage during counter-insurgency operations. However, the pellet guns will continue to be used as the last resort in the non-lethal category. Thousands of plastic bullets were produced and sent to the Kashmir […]

‘Muscular Policy Will Not Resolve Kashmir’

New Delhi: A “muscular” policy will not resolve the Jammu and Kashmir issue, Congress leader P Chidambaram today said while noting that all governments have responded to this “challenge” by deploying more troops and killing protesters. “Every government in J&K and every government at the Centre has responded to the challenge with more warnings, more […]

Student Outrage A Natural Reaction: PDP

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday convened an emergency meeting to discuss the situation arising out of unfortunate incident at Pulwama College last week. According to a party spokesman, the meeting condemned the police action and intrusion into the academic institution. He said that party has demanded immediate probe and stern action against the personnel […]

All Limits Of Brutalities Crossed: Mir

Srinagar: Stating that Mehbooba Mufti Govt is brutalizing people under the garb of maintaining law and Oder, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G A Mir Monday condemned the use of force by State Police on students of various colleges leading to the massive clashes. Mir termed the ‘raining of shells and harassment’ as ‘a […]

LC polls: BJP wins 3, PDP, NC, Cong 1 each

Srinagar: Ruling BJP has won three seats, while its alliance partner could win only one seat despite having enough strength of MLAs to win two seats, while opposition National Conference and Congress won one each seats. The elections for the six seats which fell vacant were held Monday in Jammu. Though four candidates were elected […]

Billa’s Son Alleges Betrayal By Friend

Srinagar: The son of former counter- insurgent Abdul Rashid Parray alias Billa, who was killed at his home in Bandipora district of north Kashmir, Monday alleged that his close friend had betrayed and murdered his father. Fayaz Ahmad Parray claimed that two of his neighbours, accompanied by two other masked persons carrying guns, had come […]

Muslims Rush To Punjab To Help Trace Body Of Pandit Boy

Baramulla: In a show of communal camaraderie, some Muslims have been continuously visiting a Kashmiri Pandit family in Dhobivan village in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district from past four days to express their heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family that has lost a budding son on the day of Baisakhi festival in Punjab. The Pandit family […]

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