2 day ‘Chakka Jam’ from today

Srinagar—Kashmir Transporters Welfare Association (KTWA) has called for two-day ‘Chakka Jam’ across Kashmir valley from tomorrow to protest the shifting of Batamaloo General Bus Stand to Parimpora. A statement issued by KTWA on Tuesday said shifting of Batamaloo GBS will adversely impact livelihood of thousands of people associated with commercial vehicles and businesses operating around […]

No Info on Black Money Removed by Note Ban: RBI

New Delhi—The RBI has told a parliamentary panel that it has “no information” on how much black money has been extinguished as a result of demonetisation of Rs 500/1,000 notes or about unaccounted cash legitimised through exchange of currency post note ban. Stating that an estimated Rs 15,280 crore in junked notes has come back […]

NIA Arrests ‘Stone Pelters’ in Pulwama

Srinagar: The Indian investigation agency, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Tuesday started arresting protesters in Kashmir valley. The agency arrested two youth from south Kashmir allegedly involved in stone pelting, sources said. The arrested include Javed Ahmad Bhat of Kulgam and Kamran Yousuf of Pulwama, sources said and added that they have been termed as “ring […]

SHRC Orders Govt to Install CCTV Cameras in Police Stations

Srinagar—To curb instance of harassment to general public and prevent “torture and custodial deaths”, the State Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed the installation of close circuit (CCTV) cameras in all police stations across Jammu and Kashmir, However, no time frame has been given even as the government through Chief Secretary has been directed to […]

Day 6: Lolab Youth Still Untraceable

Srinagar—Demanding immediate resignation of Jammu Kashmir Law Minister for his failure to trace the Kupwara missing youth, Human Rights activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo Tuesday said that what people can expect from Abdul Haq Khan who is not able to locate his missing relative. Untoo said that Army based in Trimukh camp in Lolab Valley of […]

‘Can’t Ignore My Conscience’: Video of JKP Cop Resigning Goes Viral

Srinagar—A video of a constable announcing his resignation from the Jammu and Kashmir police on the “call of his conscience” against the violence in the valley, has gone viral on social media even as the police said they are checking its veracity. “I have resigned from (Jammu and Kashmir) police department so that my conscience […]

Over 70 Militants Active in North Kashmir: Army

Srinagar—The army on Tuesday said that they were closely monitoring the situation in the Valley even as infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control have increased in the last few months. “Infiltration attempts from the last some months have increased but the soldiers are alert to fight such attempts and give a befitting reply […]

Senior Indian Journalist Gauri Lankesh Shot Dead

Bengaluru: Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh, an outspoken critic of Hindutva politics, was shot dead here today, police said. Lankesh was shot dead from a close range at her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar (in the suburbs) around 8 p.m.,” Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar told reporters here. According to initial reports, three unidentified assailants fired three to five […]

Xi tells Modi ‘healthy, stable’ China-India ties needed

Xiamen—Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the two countries should pursue ‘healthy, stable bilateral ties’, state media reported Tuesday in the wake of a protracted border standoff. He called for putting its bilateral relationship with India on the ‘right track’. The exchange, mentioned in a brief dispatch by China’s […]

Twitter Blocks Kashmiri Handles, Tweets

Srinagar—Micro-blogging website Twitter has blocked a number of accounts and withheld dozens of tweets related to Kashmir. According to reports, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asked Twitter to remove 115 handles and tweets that were found “propagating objectionable content” in a letter dated August 24, 2017. It was stated in the letter that […]

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