Dalit Bandh: Violence in many states;at least 9 dead,thousands detained

New Delhi/Gwalior/Alwar—At least nine persons were killed and hundreds injured Monday in violence across several states as protesters blocked trains, clashed with police and set fire to private and public properties, including police posts, during a nationwide bandh called by Dalit groups, officials said. Thousands were detained following widespread incidents of arson, firing and vandalism […]

Mortal remains of 38 of 39 Indians killed in Iraq brought back

Amritsar/Kolkata/Patna—The mortal remains of 38 of the 39 Indians killed in war-torn Iraq were brought back today in a special aircraft and handed over to their relatives or local authorities in Amritsar, Kolkata and Patna. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, who brought back the bodies from Baghdad, told reporters in Amritsar […]

Schools, Colleges To Remain Closed Today

Srinagar—Authorities have decided to keep schools and colleges closed for one more day as “precautionary measure” even Kashmir University cancelled all examinations scheduled on Tuesday. A spokesman of the education department said the measure has been taken to in view of the apprehension about “law and order” situation in the Kashmir Valley. The schools and […]

Protest Shutdown To Continue Today: JRL

Srinagar—The Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday said that strike will continue in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday. In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the mayhem in Shopian in which 17 people were killed in one day was “another gory episode of pain […]

Pellet Horror Returns

Srinagar— At least 63 people with pellet and bullet injuries sustained in forces action on protestors after recent gunfights in Shopian and Anantnag are being treated in various Srinagar hospitals. Among the victims are 35 patients with pellet injuries in their eyes. The SMHS Hospital has received 45 cases of bullet and pellet injuries since […]

Pak PM Chairs Cabinet Meeting On Kashmir Killings

Srinagar—A special federal cabinet meeting under Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is currently underway over the ongoing Indian military operations in Kashmir valley, said a media report. 20 people, including 13 militants, four civilians and three army men, were killed and over 200 civilians injured during three gunfights in south Kashmir on Sunday, triggering […]

Iran Urges Restraint

Tehran—Iran has expressed regret over the recent deadly incidents in Kashmir, urging the opposing sides to exercise restraint. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will support any move in line with the interests of the Kashmiri people,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday. He added that Tehran is ready to take “effective steps” […]

Omar Targets Mehbooba

Srinagar—Launching a scathing attack on chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, opposition leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said “she has accepted her irrelevance today” by not being in region’s summer capital Srinagar despite prevailing tense situation. Taking to social networking site Twitter, Omar wrote: “It’s amazing how @MehboobaMufti has accepted her irrelevance in Kashmir today. More than […]

KVIB Selections:HC Seeks Records On Selection Of Madni’s Son,Others

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday directed concerned authorities to provide records about the selections made in the Khadi and Village Industry Board (KVIB) recently in which the son of PDP vice president Sartaj Madani was among those appointed as executive officers. A single bench of the court comprising Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey […]

Kashmir Mourns Bloodbath

Srinagar—The Kashmir Valley on Monday observed a complete shutdown against the killings in Shopian and Anantnag even as authorities imposed restrictions in a large swathe of Srinagar and south Kashmir. Nearly two dozen persons were injured in fresh clashes in many parts of the Valley in which a 22-year-old youth was injured critically in the […]