Govt Clamps Down On JRL March To Shopian

Srinagar—The Kashmir Valley observed a spontaneous shutdown on Wednesday, making it the fourth day running that life remained crippled in the region after 13 militants and four civilians were killed in south Kashmir. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had not issued any call for a strike, but the government imposed strict restrictions in Srinagar parts, […]

Cop Suspended Over Kangan Youth’s Killing

Srinagar—Police on Wednesday suspended a constable pending an inquiry into the killing of Gowhar Ahmad Rathar, the 22-year-old youth who was injured during clashes in Kangan on Monday and passed away the next day. The SSP for Gandarbal, Fayaz Ahmad, said that constable Gulzar Ahmad has been placed under suspension in connection with the case. […]

Turkey: Deeply Saddened By Kashmir Killings

New Delhi—Turkey has expressed concern over the recent Kashmir killings and urged for immediate measures to protect the civilians during clashes. “We are deeply concerned and saddened about the loss of lives and injuries in Jammu Kashmir last weekend. We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives and speedy recovery to the injured,” […]

Kathua Rape And Murder:DNA Test Confirms Asifa Held Captive Inside Temple

Srinagar—DNA tests of the nomadic girl raped and murdered in Jammu’s Kathua district in January this year have confirmed that she was held captive inside a temple before being killed, police officials said on Wednesday. Top sources in the state police Crime branch said that the DNA of hair strands found inside the temple matched […]

Tourism Magical Medicine For Kashmir: Mehbooba

Srinagar—Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday described tourism as a “magical medicine” that can provide a healing touch to the wounds of the people and said the Valley was safe for all visitors. A day after reports of tourists being pelted with stones in the Valley, Mehbooba asked people not to fall prey to rumours […]

HC Orders Strict Polythene Ban, Warns Officials Over ‘Deviation’

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed the government to strictly implement ban on use of polythene even as it warned officials of fine if there was any deviation of its orders. A division bench of acting chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice M K Hanjura directed Commissioner Secretary House & Urban Development […]

Talks With Pak Only Way Forward: Farooq

Srinagar—Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that holding parleys with Pakistan was the only way to tackle the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “The only way to come out of the present storm (in J&K) is to talk to Pakistan,” the National Conference leader told the media here. Abdullah said the situation in […]

Tengpora Youth’s Killing: SC Exonerates Top Cops From Contempt Charges

New Delhi—Top police officers of Jammu and Kashmir have been exonerated from contempt charges by the Supreme Court which accepted the probe findings of the state police that a 26-year-old youth was killed by pellet injuries in 2016 and not shot at point-blank during massive protests as alleged by his father. The top court said […]

???????Pellet guns are only for Kashmir

Once again scores of youth with pellet injuries in their eyes have been admitted to various hospitals of Srinagar. And once again many of them stare at a partial or full blindness. According to reports, there are currently around 50 such people – most of them youth in their teens or early twenties – who […]

Love, An Affair Of Frustration

People live with thousand dreams and hopes in their eyes and in hearts . Many among these dreams and hopes come crashing down to earth at the time of encounter with reality. Some just hang on to meet the expectations from loved ones, some are fortunate enough to find more than their expectations. People with poor relationships are more likely […]

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