4 Photojournalists Injured In Pellet Firing In Shopian

SRINAGAR — Four photojournalists were injured due to pellet firing by government forces at Shopian in south Kashmir’s Shopian district . Reports said that a group of photojournalists was covering the gunfight in Shirmal orchards when the government forces shot several pellet fires at them injuring many. The injured include photojournalists— Waseem Andrabi, Nisar-ul-Haq, Junaid Gulzar […]

KEG Demands Action, Says Attacks On Media Now A Routine

SRINAGAR — Kashmir Editors’ Guild (KEG) has strongly condemned the use of pellets against a group of journalists who were covering the aftermath of an encounter in Shopian. At least four news photographers were hit by the pellets and hospitalised. A battery of journalists was covering the protests near Shirmal on the Srinagar-Shopian highway when they […]

Article 35A Hearing: SC To Take ‘In-Chamber’ Decision

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take an “in-chamber” decision on listing of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Advocate Bimal Roy Jad mentioned the matter before the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan […]

‘J&K Women Who Marry Men From Outside Don’t Lose Inheritance Rights’

JAMMU — Women hailing from Jammu and Kashmir who choose to marry men from outside the state do not lose their residency and inheritance rights under Article 35-A of the Constitution, a top legal expert said on Tuesday. “This issue was settled by a full bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court in the case titled […]

Skandan Krishnan Is 4th Advisor To Governor  

JAMMU — The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, Tuesday conveyed approval of the Competent Authority, to the appointment of Skandan Krishnan, IAS (Retd) as Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The formal orders of his appointment as Advisor and other terms and conditions are being notified separately. Skandan Krishna, has done […]

ECI Visiting J&K On Jan 27,To Take Call On Simultaneous Polls   

SRINAGAR — Full Election Commission of India (ECI) is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir on January 27 and 28 for on spot assessment of the situation. Headed by Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora, the ECI on will take a final call on whether to hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State […]

IPS Officer’s Brother Among 3 Militants Killed In Shopian

SRINAGAR — Brother of an IPS officer whom police called man behind planning weapon snatching and recruiting militants was killed along with two associates of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in a gunfight at Shirmal area of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Tuesday. Two army soldiers were injured, one of them critically, in a gunfight. Reports said that a joint […]

CRPF Jawan Hurles Stone From Bunker,15 Yr-Old Hit In Head In Habbakadal

SRINAGAR — Protests broke out in Habakadal locality of Srinagar city after a boy was hit in head by a  stone allegedly hurled at him by a CRPF jawan from a nearby bunker. The boy has sustained critical head injury. Eyewitnesses said that a 15 year old boy, identified as Muhammad Younis son of Bashir Ahmed Faffu, […]

Supporters of Deputy Mayor Stage Protests in Press Enclave 

SRINAGAR — Members of Peoples Alliance assembled at Press Enclave Srinagar and staged protests against assault on Sheikh Imran, Deputy Mayor of the city. Holding placards that read “Put the culprits behind bars”,  “Junaid Hataw, Kashmir  Bachao”, BJP Ka Jo Yaar Hai, Gadhar Hai Gadhar Hai”. Protesters sought an intervention of authorities in removing the SMC Mayor […]

Arrangements For PM Modi’s Visit To SKICC Reviewed

SRINAGAR — Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Srinagar, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Syed Abid Shah on Tuesday reviewed arrangements at SKICC where PM Modi will be speaking on February 03. Meanwhile, Director SKICC Javed Bakhshi briefed DC Srinagar about the necessary arrangements made ahead of PM’s visit.  PM Modi will visit Jammu […]

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