ECI Cancels Anantnag By-election

Srinagar: The Election Commission of India has cancelled the Anantnag (Islamabad) parliamentary bypolls, saying the ground situation was not conducive to hold free and fair elections, reports said on Tuesday. The bypolls, earlier slated to be held on April 12, were postponed for May 25. The Commission has said non-availability of sufficient number of forces’ […]

‘ECI Decision Indicts Govt’

Srinagar: Reacting to the scrapping of by-elections to Anantnag Lok Sabha Constituency J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir Tuesday flayed both State & Union Government’s who according to him, failed to create a conducive atmosphere in the valley. Mir, who is in the fray for Anantnag  seat, also said both the Govts could […]

World Press Freedom Day: KEG Hails Resilience of Kashmir Media

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors  Guild (KEG) has paid rich tributes to the members of the Srinagar press corps who were killed while discharging their professional duties in last more than 25 years. In an extra-ordinary meeting on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, the media body said those brave people would always be remembered as […]

Police Files Case Against Army

Srinagar: Police have filed a case against Army for allegedly manhandling four female members including an MBBS student of a family in Bomai Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The Bomai family arrived here in Press Enclave Srinagar on Tuesday and narrated the incident before the reporters. They said Army personnel from Pazalpora based […]

Pistol Borne Youth Loots Bank in Kulgam

Kulgam: A pistol borne unknown youth on Tuesday looted cash from a bank in Kader village of Kulgam district in south Kashmir.  Sources said that a masked youth carrying a pistol barged inside Ellaquai Dehati Bank in Kader Yaripora area and looted over Rs 65,000 from the bank. Confirming the incident, Cluster Head, Ellaquai Dehati […]

Delhi pitting Kashmiris against each other: Er Rasheed

Srinagar: Asking National leaders of various political parties, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Indian Media not to shed crocodile tears over killings of five policemen and two bank employees in Kulgam and death of soldiers at LoC, AIP Chairman and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that every killing is a wakeup call […]

CEO  Shantmanu shifted out of JK

New Delhi: A day before Election Commission cancelled the Anantnag parliamentary bypoll, the Centre appointed Jammu & Kashmir chief electoral officer (CEO) Shantmanu as development commissioner (handicrafts) in the Union textiles ministry.  The development came on a day the Union home ministry said it could spare only 30,000 central para-military personnel for the May 25 bypoll, […]

Hijacking of Vehicle Triggers Panic in Kathua

Jammu: A Tavera vehicle was allegedly hijacked in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district triggering panic and after an intense search operation it was found parked in the university road area late on Monday night. Sadiq, the driver of the vehicle, told police that the vehicle had been booked by two youth, who told him they […]

Hurriyat concerned over plight of detainees in jails 

Srinagar: Denouncing continuous detention of political leaders and activists, Hurriyat Conference expressed deep concern over the deteriorating health of incarcerated leaders including  Masarat Aalam, ,Syeda Aasiya Andrabi , Mohammad Rustum Bhat ,Ab Ahad Para , Ab Subhan Wani, Master Ali Mohammad , Sheikh Mohammad Yusuf , Mohammad Yousef Lone , Ab Majid Rather , Ab […]

Fake Encounter Case:  Court grants bail to accused

Srinagar: Principal and Sessions Judge Srinagar, Rashid Ali Dar, Tuesday granted two day’s ‘bail under police custody’ to Farooq Ahmad Padder, co-accused in Abdul Rehman Padroo fake encounter case. The accused had sought bail on the pleas that her daughter is going to be married. After hearing both defense and public prosecutor, the court while […]