Govt Playing With ‘Crown’ Of India: Cong On J&K Situation

NEW DELHI — Hitting out at the Centre over the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress Friday alleged that the NDA government was playing with the “crown of India” and treating the people of the state like “guinea pigs”. Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi alleged that there has been a marked quantitative increase in ceasefire […]

30 Policemen Killed This Year

SRINAGAR —  At least 30 policemen have been killed till date in different militancy related incidents in the current year in Kashmir Valley. Seven cops were killed in August, followed by 5 in June, 4 each in the months of January and February, 3 in September, 2 each in March, May and July and one […]

India Calling Off Foreign Minister-Level Meeting Unfortunate: Pak

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Friday expressed disappointment at India calling off a meeting between him and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New York and alleged that “internal pressure” forced New Delhi to make the unfortunate move. India cited the “brutal” killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir as well as […]

DAK Issues Advisory On Flu Vaccination

SRINAGAR — With flu season just around the corner, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday urged people to get vaccinated against flu. “Vaccination is the single best defense against flu,” said DAK President and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. He said everyone 6 months and older should get the annual flu vaccine before the start of […]

Kashmir Killings: India Calls Off Talks With Pakistan

NEW DELHI — Barely 24 hours after agreeing to the engagement, the government Friday called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, citing the “brutal” killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad releasing postage stamps “glorifying” Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani. Announcing the cancellation of the meeting, […]

Centre’s Muscular Policy Not Working In J&K: Mehbooba  

SRINAGAR — Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday said the abduction and killing of three policemen in Shopian district is proof that the Centre’s muscular policy is not working in the state and dialogue seems a “distant dream for now”. The bodies of three policemen were found in an orchard in Shopian, hours […]

Shia Muslims Inseparable Part of Kashmir Movement: Masroor

SRINAGAR —  Imam Hussain and his companions stood for justice, fairplay and freedom thus making it incumbent upon those claiming to be his followers to tread this path. This was stated by prominent Shia leader Maulana Masroor Abbas Ansari Thursday while reiterating that Shia Muslims of Kashmir were inseparable part of Kashmir’s ‘freedom movement’. “Mourning processions […]

3 Cops Abducted, Killed In South Kashmir

47 SPOs, Policemen Announce Resignation, Home Ministry Rejects     SRINAGAR — Three policemen were abducted and killed while a relative of one of the slain cops was set free after abduction in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on early Friday. A police officer said militants abducted three cops from Batgund and Kapren Shopian early on Friday and […]

Friday Prayers Not Allowed At Jamia Masjid

SRINAGAR — Authorities on Friday disallowed congregational weekly prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid by imposing restrictions  in downtown Srinagar . An official said the restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar as a “precautionary measure” to regulate Muharram processions in the city.  Early today morning, Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who delivers a sermon every Friday, […]

Resignation Videos Emerge After Killing Of 3 Cops

SRINAGAR —After three policemen were abducted from their homes and later shot dead in Shopian district on Friday, at least six special police officers (SPOs) have announced their resignations on social media, officials said. “My name is Irshad Ahmad Baba and I was working as a constable in the police. I have tendered my resignation…,” […]