T-20 tourney to begin next-week

SRINAGAR: Shaheed Aga Syed Mehdi Memorial T-20 Cricket Tournament will begin next week, a statement from the organisers said Friday. The 14th edition of the tournament- in memory of Aga Syed Mehdi- will start with an inaugural ceremony at Shaheed Aga Syed Mehdi Sports Stadium Budgam on May 2. The organisers have asked all the […]

Pellet Guns: SC Wants Kashmir Students To Stop Hurling Stones First

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India said that to bring normalcy in Kashmir Valley it is essential that the civilians, especially the school and college going students should first stop hurling stones at the security forces. The court said the students must return back to their colleges and schools. Hearing a petition filed by […]

Delhi’s Firm NO To Talks

New Delhi: BJP led union government Friday categorically told the Supreme Court of India that it will not hold any talks with the separatists in Kashmir but said was ready to talk to only ‘recognised political parties’ to resolve the crisis there. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi made it clear that the government would come to […]

Agenda Of Alliance, A Cruel Joke: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Friday expressed disappointment over the Government of India’s decision of not holding any talks with separatists in Kashmir and said this was another clear and humiliating snub to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who it said “shamelessly continues to sell her apologetic meetings with the Prime Minister as alleged achievements”. A party […]

BB Vyas is New Chief Secretary

JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has ordered the posting of Bharat Bhushan Vyas, 1986 batch IAS officer, as new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. Vyas is presently also posted as Financial Commissioner, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Administrative Secretary of Planning and Development […]

14 IAS Officers Shifted in First Major Rejig

JAMMU: The State Cabinet which met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti ordered several transfers and postings in the civil administration. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) following the Cabinet approval, Krishan Ballabh Agarwal, IAS (JK:1985), awaiting orders of adjustment in GAD, has been transferred and […]

Kashmir Internet Gag: UN Rapporteur Seeks Report

Srinagar: UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion & expression David Kaye has sought feedback from Kashmiris how Internet gag was affecting them. Kaye took to Twitter and posted a news story from Buzzfeed which talked about the ban on social media in Kashmir for a month. “I can tweet this. Can someone in #Kashmir? […]

Cellular Companies Struggling To Impose Social Media Ban

Srinagar: Two day after government ordered suspension of social media till further orders to curtail protests and restore normalcy in Kashmir valley, cellular companies, including BSNL, are struggling to impose the gag on 22 banned networking sites, including Facebook and Whatsapp. However, Airtel is the only company which has successfully blocked social media sites though […]

Massive Search Ops Continue In Kupwara Woods

Srinagar: A massive search operation continued in the woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where one militant had reportedly escaped after a fidayeen attack on an Army camp during which three soldiers, including a Captain and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were killed yesterday. Two fidayeen were also gunned down by the army. Official […]

Case Filed Against Civilian Killing

Srinagar: The district administration Kupwara on Friday said that it has lodged an FIR against the killing of a civilian and has started investigation into the incident. A civilian identified as Muhammad Yousuf Bhat was killed in Panzgam area of the district on Thursday during the protests following the killing of two militants in the […]

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