MHA Says, Has No Information About Koul Commission Report

Srinagar—In a startling revelation, Ministry of Home Affairs Government of India has maintained that it has no information about the recommendations submitted by Koul Commission that was constituted by previous Jammu and Kashmir government led by Omar Abdullah to probe the street killings of over 120 youth in Kashmir Valley during 2010 unrest. The Ministry […]

“Swachh Vidyalaya” programme: Anantnag school without toilet facility

Anantnag—A government school in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district doesn’t have a toilet facility for the students and staff members. A Govt middle school in Sofi Gund Wanpoh area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district about 2 km’s away from Anantnag town lacks basic facilities as  the school has no toilet facility, playground, drinking water facility. Sources […]

Anchar, Gilsar, Khushalsar Lakes Fast Vanishing: HC

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday asked Vice Chairman of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority to provide maps, showing entire area of the Anchar, Khushalsar and Gilsar lakes in Srinagar which it observed were “fast vanishing.”  A division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey made the observation […]

Govt Poses a Question: When Was There Ban On Muharram Processions?

Srinagar—The Government Wednesday said that there is no ban on the Muharram processions in Kashmir as has been, according to it ‘misleadingly’ reported by a Srinagar-based English newspaper. Reacting to the news report, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan said it has been already made clear at various levels that all the traditional Muharram processions would […]

Braid Cutting Mystery: Army Accused of Rescuing Culprit

KLGAM—Residents from Chimar hamlet of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district Wednesday alleged that Army rescued a criminal after he chopped off the braid of a native girl on Wednesday morning. According to locals, a criminal entered into the secluded house of one Nazir Ahmed Khan and chopped off the hair of her daughter Reenu Jan. “Shortly […]

NIA Summons: Protests Rock KU, IUST

Srinagar—Students of Kashmir University Wednesday protested for the second consecutive day against National Investigation Agency (NIA) for summoning a PHD scholar Aala Fazli to New Delhi. The protesting students threatened to “lockdown” the university if the “questioning” of Aala by NIA does not stop immediately. Aala was summoned to Delhi on Monday and he is […]

BSF Jawan Shot Dead Inside His Home in Hajin

Srinagar: Suspected militants killed a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan inside his house on Wednesday night. Police said that militants entered into the house of constable Rameez Ahmad Parray at Parray Mohalla Hajin and shot him dead. His father Ghulam Ahmad, brothers Mumtaz and Javaid and his aunt namely Habba Begum were also injured after they tried to […]

Tral Injured Succumbs at SKIMS, Toll 3

Srinagar—A civilian injured in Tral grenade blast succumbed at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Wednesday, taking the civilian toll to three. The deceased, Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh (35), was a father of two minor sons. He was grievously injured in the blast following which he was shifted to SKIMS. Two civilians were killed […]

Army Says ‘Time Ripe’ for Political Initiative in Kashmir

Srinagar—The back of armed militancy in Kashmir is virtually broken, and now a great deal of “political sagacity” is needed to ensure that a lasting solution to the decades-long separatist problem is found, the army commander of the key South Kashmir area has said. “There is no semblance of any space where militants or separatists […]

Talks are OK but what about AoA

Chief Minister Mehbooba in an interview has urged centre to start a political outreach to Kashmir, now that “the shoots of peace are sprouting” in the state.  She also welcomed the recent attempts by the Centre and the ruling party to reach out to Kashmiris, starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech where […]

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