JRL Writes Letter to UN Secretary General On HR Situation

SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of both factions of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq besides JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik has written a letter to UN Secretary-General on the occasion of World Human Rights Day highlighting the “grave HR situation” in the valley and urged him for […]

Curtains Fall On Panchayat Polls Today

JAMMU — Voting for 9th and final Phase of Panchayat Polls is scheduled tomorrow at 452 polling stations in Kashmir division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, 346 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive in this Phase. He said 430 candidates in the […]

Shutdown, Protests Mark HR Day In Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR —Kashmir Valley observed a complete shutdown on Monday on world human rights day, the call for which was given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL). All shops and other commercial establishments including most petrol pumps were closed in Srinagar and other district headquarters of the valley. Public transport was off the roads while a skeletal movement […]

Hajin Teen Militants Laid To Rest 

SRINAGAR —Thousands of people on Monday participated in the funeral prayers of two teenage militants, killed yesterday along with their commander from Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit, at Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. There were also clashes in the Hajin following the burial of two teenage militants— Mudasir Rashid Parray and Saqib Bilal Sheikh. Mudasir and Saqib […]

Mercury Plunges Amid Forecast For Snow In Valley  

SRINAGAR — While as night temperatures in most parts of Kashmir rose above freezing point amid forecast for rain and snow, the day temperatures dropped considerably across the Valley on Monday.    The summer capital of Srinagar recorded 8.4 degrees Celsius, two degrees below the normal level even as night temperature settled at 2.4 degrees Celsius. A […]

Pak Will Continue To Support People Of Kashmir: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan would continue to lend full diplomatic, political and moral support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday.  Khan’s remarks came in a message on the Human Rights Day which is observed every year on December 10. This year, the Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of […]

Indian Diplomat Walks Out Of SAARC Meeting In Pak

ISLAMABAD — An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout during a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir (PcK) at the event, according to source here. Diplomat Shubham Singh left the meeting to register India’s protest over the presence of PcK minister Chaudhary Muhammad Saeed at the […]

Pak, China Agree To Expand CPEC To New Areas Of Cooperation 

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Monday assured China that the multi-billion dollar CPEC was a “national priority” as top diplomats of the two countries agreed to further expand the developmental projects to new areas. During the first round of political consultations between the two allies here, Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua conveyed to visiting Chinese Vice […]

Congress Pledges To Defeat Communal, Divisive Elements In J&K

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir Congress president G A Mir Monday vowed to defeat the communal and divisive forces” in the state who were creating an “atmosphere of discord”. “Congress will defeat the designs of communal and divisive forces creating an atmosphere of discord and will not allow them to play with the emotions of […]

APDP Stages Sit-In To Seek Whereabouts Of Disappeared

SRINAGAR — The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), Monday, held a sit-in protest in Srinagar to demand the whereabouts of their relatives who have allegedly disappeared in the custody of government forces. Holding banners and pictures of their disappeared kin, scores of family members of disappeared persons assembled at Press Enclave to demand their […]

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