Bail Granted To Man Held Along With Shabir Shah 

NEW DELHI — The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to alleged “hawala” dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, arrested in a money laundering case involving Hurriyat Conference leader and chairman DFP Shabir Shah. Justice Najmi Waziri granted bail to Aslam Wani, who has been in jail since his arrest in 2017. The court directed him […]

JRL Calls For Strike On Massacre Anniversaries

SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday called for shutdown in Gaw Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara to mark the anniversaries of three massacres that took place in January 1990 in these areas. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a joint statement asked people to observe complete […]

HC Orders Compensations To JeA For Court Complex Land   

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday asked the government to provide compensation to Jamiat-e-Ahlehadees, a religious organization, whose land was taken for the construction of the state-Of-Art court complex at Moominabad  Batamaloo here.  The Jamiat-e-Ahlehadees had filed a petition, seeking inter-alia  directions to the government to settle the claim of the petitioner […]

NC Committed To ‘Regional Autonomy’: Farooq  

JAMMU — National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday reiterated that his party was committed to regional autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it will assuage the urges and aspirations of the people of all the regions   “On being given absolute majority in the ensuing elections, National Conference will bring legislation in the first assembly […]

Lolab Youth Was Asked To Lob Grenade For Entry In Militant Outfits:Police  

SRINAGAR — A youth from Lolab, arrested in Kupwara, was asked to carry grenade attack before being admitted into the militant ranks, police said on Friday.  Addressing reporters, SSP Kupwara Sri Ram said police received information that a suspicious person was roaming in the area to carryout grenade attack.  “A special team was constituted and this […]

Govt wakes Up To Pesky Power Cuts 

JAMMU — On the directions of the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma, the Power Development Department on Friday purchased an additional 100 MWs of electric power through exchange. The step has been taken to supplement the power supply in the valley and also address the interruptions in the supply, if any. By way of […]

Snow Falls As MeT Issues ‘Red’ Weather Alert 

SRINAGAR — Snowfall started in Srinagar and most parts of Valley on Friday evening even as the weatherman issued alert issued a “yellow” weather warning for Sunday and “Red” for subsequent two days.   There are four types colour codes signifying the level of caution: green (which means no action), yellow (situation to be watched), amber […]

‘Inhuman’: Mirwaiz On Army 2018 ‘Remarkable’ Year Remarks 

SRINAGAR —  Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday described army commander’s statement that 2018 was a remarkable year for them in Kashmir as they killed over 250 militants as extremely “unfortunate and inhuman.” “it is strange that a well trained armed  force meant to fight another well trained armed force is celebrating […]

Now DCs Asked To Ensure Employees Attend Jan 26 Functions 

SRINAGAR — The governor administration has asked all Deputy Commissioners, all the officers, officials and employees of their respective districts to attend the 26 January function as a part of their official duty.  In an order issued here, the government has asked the deputy commissioners to make all the necessary arrangements in their respective districts […]

Grenade Attacks In Lal Chowk Srinagar, Shopian  

SRINAGAR —  In a second grenade attack in 24 hours here and third in the Valley ahead of January 26, militants hurled a grenade on government forces in Srinagar on Friday afternoon. There was similar attack in Shopian district of Kashmir Valley as well and both attacks were claimed to have been carried out by militant […]

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