Forces thrash family of Hizb militant

Kulgam—Parts of Kulgam, including Qaimouh and Khudwani, areas observed a complete shutdown against the alleged thrashing of family members of Hizbul Mujahedin militant Tawseef Ahmed Sheikh at Rampora village of the district in South Kashmir. Locals said that the government forces reacted after suspected militants shot dead an SOG man Gowhar Ahmed Tantray at Yaripora […]

Heavy rains likely on July 29, 30

Srinagar—A fresh Western Disturbance is seen over North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir. Due to this weather system we expect light to moderate rains to continue over Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. The weather of Northwest plains is expected to remain dry. But spot rains for a short duration may occur over parts of […]

Flash flood kills woman in Dodhpathri

Budgam: A woman was washed away in flash floods in Dodhpathri meadow in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday, police said. The deceased was identified as Rafeeqa Bano, wife of Muhammad Maqbool Sheikh of Tang Dagi Kachwari, a village in Khansahab area of the district. Police said that the woman was collecting firewood at Palmodan […]

Situation in Kashmir Fragile: CRPF

Srinagar—The situation in Kashmir was “under control but fragile” and the number of stone-pelting incidents in the Valley has decreased, a senior officer of the CRPF said today. Inspector General of the CRPF, Srinagar, Ravideep Singh Sahi told reporters here that around 250 militants were active in the Valley. “The situation in the Kashmir Valley […]

NC protests against civilian killings, price hike

Srinagar—Main opposition party National Conference Thursday hit to roads against the price hike, continuous curfew and restrictions in old Srinagar city and killing of innocent civilians here in Kashmir Valley. Scores of NC workers participated in the protest march that was led by party General Secretary and legislator Ali Muhammad Sagar. The march started from […]

KCSDS concerned about the application of central statistics Act 2008 to J&K

Srinagar—Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) has strongly condemned the application of central statistics Act 2008 to the state of J&K in utter disregard to the state legislature and provisions of article 370. Coming close on the heels of GST Act , it is another major attack on article 370 whereby Government of […]

Malik condemns the arrest of Atif 

Srinagar—Incarcerated JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the arrest of Islamabad youth Atif Hassan who has been slapped with PSA and shifted to Kathua jail. Yasin Malik also strongly condemned implicating incarcerated Muhammad Ishaq Paul of Shupian in a false case. In his message sent out from jail JKLF chairman said that putting […]

Allow prayers in Jamia Masjid,lift siege of downtown on Fridays:Auqaf

Srinagar—Imams and clerics associated with various religious organisations and mosques of Kashmir discussed the continuous closure of Jamia Masjid, barring of Mirwaiz from leading Friday prayers and imposing strict curbs in downtown areas on every Friday to prevent people from reaching to the Grand Mosque. In day-long deliberations over a series of issues, in which […]

Waste-to-energy plant at Achan:Green panel gives Govt week for final report 

Srinagar—The National Green Tribunal has granted state government week’s time to file a final report on finalizing tender and other processes for setting up of a waste-to-energy power plant at Achan, the only trash dumping site for this summer capital of the state.   As the hearing of a petition came up before a NGT […]

Bukhari conducts late evening City tour

Srinagar—Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari conducted a late evening visit of various areas of Srinagar city to take appraisal of progress on various developmental works in progress under different schemes. Expressing dismay over the lack of supervision at the construction site of Grade Separator at Radio Kashmir Crossing, Bukhari stressed on the executing […]