Protests, clashes rock city after Friday prayers

Srinagar: Protests were staged in many areas of the capital soon after Friday prayers against awarding of Major Gogoi who tied a Kashmiri civilian to jeep in Budgam district last month, triggering outrage across the Kashmir and abroad. The resistance leadership including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Mohammad Yasin Malik had called for […]

‘Fading Memoirs’ Bags Top Academy Theatre Awards

Srinagar:  An English theatre play ‘Fading Memoirs’ presented by XMITA has bagged several awards in recently held annual theatre festival-2017 at Tagore Hall. The festival was conducted by J&K Cultural Academy.   The play emerged winner with 5 (five) top honors that included Best Director (Arshad Mushtaq), Best Actor female (Ridha Akhoon), Best Light Design […]

94% doctors don’t know their emblem: DAK

Srinagar:  Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that most of the doctors do not know the real symbol of medicine. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that doctors are unaware of their emblem and use false symbol of medicine. An Indian study published in the “Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research”, […]

Maraaz Adbi Sangam Organises One Day Conference at Anantnag

Anantnag : Maraz Adbi Sangam organised one day Kashmiri conference in collaboration with Govt. Degree College for women Anantnag, District Information Centre Anantnag and Right to Information Foundation of India in the auditorium of Govt. Degree College for Women Anantnag.   On this occasion scholars and experts of Kashmiri Language explained the importance of Kashmiri Language […]

Kerala Politician Says, ‘Army Free to Rape Women’

Kannur: Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has courted a controversy saying that, “Army can take any woman and rape her, nobody has the right to question them. This is the state wherever the army is.” “They (army) can do anything to anybody. If they see more than four people standing together, […]

I Support Major Gogoi’s Action: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah said Friday that he supported the decision of an Army major to tie a Kashmiri civilian to a jeep as a “shield” against stone-pelters. Responding to a question on the action of Major Leetul Gogoi, he said the Army officer’s action had helped polling officials and policemen escape unhurt. […]

Applauding A ‘Cowardly Act’ Bizarre: Citizens Group

Srinagar: An influential citizens group in Kashmir on Friday demanded a speedy police investigation against Major Leetul Gogoi for using a Kashmiri man as a “human shield”, and demanded withdrawal/deferment of an Army award to him till the probe is completed. The Group of Concerned Citizens also questioned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s “silence” on the […]

State Govt Lifts Month Long Ban on Social Media 

Srinagar: Exactly after remaining in force for one month the state government Friday lifted the ban on social media. The ban was imposed on April 26 to prevent spread of rumours in the Valley which has been witness to spiralling street protests. The state home department did not extend the ban on 22 sites and […]

Army Guns Down 2 Intruders on LOC in Uri

Srinagar: Army Friday said that it foiled an attack of Pakistan Border Action Team (BAT) along Line of Control in Uri sector of Baramulla district and killed two intruders. Army’s 4 JAKLI noticed some suspicious movement at Khalana-G-nallah near Anil Post at Gulotha along LoC in Uri sector at around 8 am today. “The post […]

MGNREGA Fund Distribution:Rs 374 Cr for Jammu, Only 178 Cr for Valley

Srinagar: Keeping its tradition of ‘discrimination’ alive, State Government has sanctioned more funds to Jammu Division as compared to Kashmir to implement different schemes under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for current financial year 2017-18. Well placed sources said that Rs 374 crore has gone into the kitty of Jammu Divisions while […]