Pakistan is Terroristan: India at UN

UNITED NATIONS- India Friday ripped into Pakistan, describing it as “terroristan” and a land of “pure terror” that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism. In a no-holds-barred speech at the UN General Assembly, India’s representative said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar […]

Heavy Firing Along LOC, 6 Killed

New Delhi—With no let up in skirmishes on Line of Control (LoC) and international border (IB) dividing Kashmir, the civilians on both sides of the divide continue to bear the brunt. On Thursday evening, the two sides exchanged fire in Arnia, Ramgarh and R S Pura sectors along the International Border in Jammu and Samba […]

NIA Summons Geelani’s Son Again

Srinagar—National Investigation Agency (NIA) has again summoned Syed Naseem Geelani to its headquarters in New Delhi for questioning, sources said. “He has been called again on 25th of September, 2017 to NIA headquarters, New Delhi,” a statement of the members of Faculty of Forestry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir said on […]

Waste-to-energy Plant: NGT Warns Govt of ‘Exemplary’ Fine

Srinagar—National Green Tribunal (NGT) has warned government of “exemplary costs” if it failed to take a decision by October 4 on setting up of a waste-to-energy power plant at Achan, the only garbage dumping site for this summer capital of the state. “In this matter the State of Jammu and Kashmir had taken numerous adjournments, […]

Pinky’s Death Shatters Sikh Family, Muslim Neighbours Rally in Support ???????

Tral (Pulwama)—In a single storey house at Sikh dominated village, Chatrogam, people Friday continued to visit and console the family of Ratandeep Kaur (Pinky ). 28 year old student was killed along with an elderly local resident in a grenade attack at Bus Stand Tral on Thursday morning. Kaur a 2nd semester student of MBA at […]

JE ‘Suicide’ Expose: KO Reporter Receives Threats

Srinagar: Kashmir Observer correspondent, Auqib Javeed, who reported on the alleged suicide of a female Junior engineer Mudasir Aziz, was Friday threatened by the accused in-laws of the deceased who are under police investigation for abatement in the suicide.  Mudasir, a JE with R&B Department and mother of a 4 year old kid, allegedly committed […]

Cable TV Back on Govt Radar

Srinagar—The ruling PDP-BJP government on Friday re-constituted ‘content monitoring committees’ at the state and district levels to monitor violation of programme and advertisement codes under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 by Private Satellite Television Channels, AIR Broadcast Code by Private FM Channels and Community Radio Stations. Headed by Administrative Secretary Information Department, the […]

Tral Shuts Against Civilian Killings

Tral (Pulwama)—A complete shutdown was observed against the civilian killings in South Kashmir’s Tral town on Friday. No organization had forwarded the call for shutdown in the town. All the shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained shut while transport also remained off the roads. At least two persons were killed and over 35 injured […]

‘Seniority Not Sole Criterion to Appoint DGP of ‘Sensitive’ J&K’

Srinagar—Seniority is not the sole criterion to appoint head of the police force of Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP-BJP government told Central Administrative Tribunal following which latter dismissed an application by S.K. Mishra (IPS), Director General of Police (Prisons), challenging appointment of S P Vaid as the top cop. A division bench of CAT comprising […]

Pak PM Warns of ‘Dangerous Escalation’ on Subcontinent 

United Nations—Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi warned of the possibility of a “dangerous escalation” on the subcontinent and clamoured for intervention by the global organisation, while delivering what is likely the most virulent attack on India at the UN General Assembly in recent times.  Accusing New Delhi of frequently violating the ceasefire along the […]

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