MHA Seeks Answers From Tihar DG

New Delhi—The Union Home Ministry Tuesday sought a report from the Director General of the Tihar jail in the wake of media reports that a scuffle involving Kashmiri prisoners took place at the prison, leading to injuries. However, official sources said, as per the preliminary information, Syed Shahid Yusuf, son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed […]

Court Directs Police To Get Tortured Youth Treated

Srinagar—One of the 18  Kashmiri victims of alleged assault in Delhi’s Tihar jail on the night of November 21 got some relief Tuesday when a local court directed the police to get the victim treated at the hospital as “marks of injuries were visible” on his body.  The order was passed by the court when […]

Don’t Violate Your Own SC Guidelines: JRL To India

Srinagar—Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik expressed serious concern over the plight of hundreds of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in Tihar and various jails in and outside the state stating that jail authorities are badly treating all these prisoners in complete violation of jail manual. Expressing serious concern […]

Multi-Crore Cricket Scam:HC Gives CBI 3 Weeks To Complete Probe With Rider

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday granted Central Bureau of Investigation three weeks more to complete investigation into multi-crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir cricket Association. As the hearing a Public Interest Litigation started before division bench headed by Justice Tashi Rabstan, counsel representing CBI moved an application, seeking further time for completing […]

Delegations Visiting Sharma Seek Return Of NHPC Projects

Srinagar—At least 27 delegations Tuesday called on the Government of India’s representative, Dineshwar Sharma, to continue the process of sustained dialogue in Anantnag to carry pout sustained dialogue process. Sharma started meeting delegations in the morning and was busy meeting them till late evening. Sources said that the delegations which met Sharma sought return of […]

300,000 Migratory Birds Throng Kashmir Wetlands

Srinagar—The gloomy winter landscape of the Kashmir Valley has come alive with a myriad of colours with the arrival of three lakh winged visitors from as far as Central Asia and Europe after arduous efforts by the Wildlife Department to restore their natural habitat. Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Brahminy Duck, Garganey, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, […]

Will Hoist Tri Colour In Lal Chowk: Shiv Sena

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir unit of Shiv Sena (Bala Sahib Thackeray) said Tuesday that it would hoist the national flag in Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of summer capital Srinagar, shortly. The outfit was reacting to a controversial statement by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah who dared the Centre to hoist the national flag at […]

Delhi HC Panel Confirms Tihar Torture

Srinagar: A committee constituted by Delhi High Court has confirmed torture of Kashmiri prisoners inside the high security Tihar jail in India’s national capital.  The panel has found that the TSP personnel have beaten as many as 18 jail inmates of Tihar jail. The inmates include Syed Shahid Yusuf, the son of Hizb chief Syed […]

Life crippled across Kashmir in response to JRL call

Srinagar—On a day when the centre’s  special representative Dineshwar Sharma is in  Kashmir, life remained crippled in the valley, following a call given by joint resistance leadership for observing a shutdown against the alleged ill-treatment meted out to Kashmiri detenues in jails within and outside the state. Fearing trouble, authorities imposed curfew-life restrictions in parts of the city, house arrested  hurriyat leaders, detained some of them and deployed police and paramilitary […]

Imam survived IS attack, says will go back to finish sermon

Al-Husayniyah—The young Egyptian imam who survived the Sinai mosque massacre that killed 305 people vowed Monday from his hospital bed to go back and resume the sermon he never finished. Mohammed Abdel Fattah, 26, was delivering the Friday sermon at the North Sinai Rawda mosque when blasts erupted. “I was only two minutes into my […]

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