OGW Surrenders in Kulgam

Kulgam—An over ground worker (OGW) of militants has surrendered before army in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, reports said on Wednesday. They said that Altaf Sheikh was a close confidante of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba who are operating in Qaimoh belt of Kulgam district. Before Sheikh, two militants – one of them Majid Khan, an ace […]

4 years on,construction of impounding water reservoir in Tral yet to complete

Tral—Residents of Shaldraman, and other hamlets in Tral sub district of Pulwama district alleged that the foundation stone of impounding water reservoir was laid in the area by Public health engineering department  (PHE) about four years ago but the department has failed to complete the said reservoir till the date.   Official reports said that, in the year 2014 , the work on the said water reservoir was started with the motive to provide drinking water to the different areas of Tral sub division like Nahir , Khasipora, Chatrogam,  Chaan Kitar […]

Killing Militants Won’t Wipe Out Militancy, Says Mehbooba

Kathua—Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said militancy cannot be wiped out by killing militants alone, adding that a more “humane approach” was needed to tackle the problem. “You have to eliminate militancy in Kashmir. But militancy cannot be wiped out by killing militants alone,” the PDP leader said while addressing the attestation-cum-passing […]

CM Orders Withdrawal Of Stone Pelting Cases Against 4327 Youth

Jammu—Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone-pelting against 4,327 youths. This follows the recommendation of a high-powered committee headed by Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid which submitted its report to her on Wednesday, an official spokesman said. “Today’s decision marks the revival of process of withdrawal of cases […]

Parvez Musharraf calls himself ‘biggest supporter’ of LeT

New Delhi—Calling himself the “biggest supporter” of the LeT and its founder Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan’s former dictator Parvez Musharraf, who was the brain behind the 1999 Kargil conflict, has said he backs the “terror” groups’ role in “suppressing” the Indian Army in Kashmir. “The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) are fond of me,” […]

‘Bring Us Back, Else You Won’t Get Even Our Bodies’

Srinagar—One of the 18 Kashmiri victims of assault in Delhi’s Tihar jail by Tamil Nadu Special Police (TSP) last week, Ahtisham Farooq Malik, was on Wednesday admitted in Neurosurgery Department of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura here. Ahtisham, who has grave injuries on head, left arm, back and left thigh, was admitted to the […]

“Tihar Inmates Were Thrashed For No Reason”

New Delhi— Eighteen inmates lodged in the high-risk cells of Tihar Jail were beaten up last week when they objected to the seizure of their pillow covers, a preliminary investigation directed by Delhi high court has established. The probe committee, according to a TOI report, described the incident of November 21 as a “gross violation […]

Home Ministry Concerned About Tihar Torture

Srinagar—Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed the jail authorities across India to ensure safety of prisoners and the jail inmates do not face any torture. The Union Home Minister has taken the cognizance of reports about torture of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar Jail New Delhi. “The directions have gone to all jail authorities across […]

JRL Terms Centre’s Dialogue Process A ‘Non-Serious’ Effort

Srinagar—The Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL) Wednesday said that New Delhi was never serious in dialogue and the recent initiative is another non-serious effort. The JRL leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who head Hurriyat (G), JKLF and Hurriyat (M) respectively were speaking at Seerat Conference organised by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat at its Hyderpora […]

Food Safety Tribunals Virtually ‘Non-Functional’: POS Write To High Court

 Srinagar—The J&K High Court on Wednesday took strong note of lack of facilities at food safety tribunals, both at Jammu and Srinagar, and asked government to make available all the paraphernalia for their proper functioning. The direction by the court followed perusal of a letter by the Presiding Officers of food safety tribunals, Ashok Kumar […]