7 Hurriyat Leaders Arrested by NIA, Flown to Delhi

Srinagar—National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven separatist leaders, including National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmed Khan in connection with its probe into the funding of ‘subversive activities’ in the Kashmir Valley, officials said. Officials said that after arresting Bita Karate from New Delhi, NIA arrested six separatist leaders from capital Srinagar who according to […]

Arrests Revengeful, Illegal: Troika

Srinagar—Joint ‘Resistance’ Leadership, reacting to the arrest of 7 Hurriyat functionaries, Monday condemned what they described as arbitrary and illegal arrest of Altaf Ahmed Shah, Shahidul Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Merajuddin Kalwal and Peer Saifullah by the NIA on ‘fabricated charges’. The leadership comprising of of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik […]

DySP Lynching Case: IGP Hints at Questioning Mirwaiz

Srinagar— Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Munir Khan on Monday said that if need arises Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farroq would be questioned in connection with the lynching case of DySP Ayub Pandit. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar Khan said that they  have arrested 20 persons in connection with the mob lynching […]

Fayaz Kaloo Elected KEG President

Srinagar—Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) elected its new body on Monday during a formal election that was held under the supervision of senior journalist Yusuf Jameel. The election for the five positions – President, Vice President (Urdu), Vice President (English), General Secretary and Treasurer were held at The Kashmir Monitor office and was attended by all […]

Kashmir Inc Reiterates Demand for GST Rollback

Srinagar—Terming the union GST Act as tsunami for the yet-to-evolve industry in the Kashmir Valley, the Fedetation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) has demanded its immediate roll back. In an executive council meeting held under the chairmanship of speaker Syed Fazal Illah, the members resolved to work in tandem with the newly formed Jammu and […]

Police Detains MLA for Protesting Against Their Thrashing

Srinagar—Kashmir legislator Engineer Sheikh Abdul Rasheed Monday organized a unique demonstration to highlight what he described as plight of policemen who were thrashed by Army inside their police station in Central Kashmir last week. Eight policemen including two officers were injured after army soldiers thrashed them and ransacked police station Gund in Ganderbal district on […]

SC Refuses to Re-open Cases of KP Killings

New Delhi—The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking probe and prosecution of various persons, including JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik, for offences including murder of Kashmiri Pandits during the height of militancy in the Valley in 1989-90. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that almost […]

26 Killed in Lahore Suicide Attack

Lahore—At least 26 people, including policemen, were killed and 57 others injured today when a suspected suicide bomber targeted police personnel deployed near residence-cum-office of Pakistan’s Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore. “Police and Lahore Development Authority officials were busy in removing encroachments outside the Arfa Karim Tower, located near the CM’s Model […]

50 Youth Joined Militancy in 6 Months Period

New Delhi—As many as 50 youths in Jammu and Kashmir have joined militant ranks, mostly of Hizbul Mujahideen, so far this year, a home ministry official said. “Fifty youths in Jammu and Kashmir have joined militant ranks in the first six months of 2017. Most of them have joined Hizbul Mujahideen and belong to south […]

PDD Negligence Claims Another Life

Kupwara—In yet another glaring example of negligence by power development department, a lineman of the department died due to the electric shock while he was repairing a local transformer here at Devar Lolab in this north Kashmir on Monday. According to news agency GNS, the Line man identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Lone (35) son of […]