‘Hurriyat Conference Is Democratic, Against Violence In Essence’

SRINAGAR — All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday that the forum is “democratic in essence” and does not believe in violence in any form or manifestation “let alone so called terror-funding.”  “Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq a young boy had the honour to be its first chairman in recognition of his […]

Pakistan Jets Detected Close To LoC 

JAMMU — Pakistani fighter aircraft were monitored flying very close to territory controlled by New Delhi near Jammu and Kashmir late last night. Their aircraft were monitored closely by the Indian Air Force that has been keeping a close watch of the area. The planes were flying at high speed and even broke the sound barrier […]

Army ‘Deserter’ Killed In Pulwama  

SRINAGAR — A 25-year-old man who was shot dead by suspected militants at Pingleena village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday afternoon. The slain was a civilian as he had been declared a deserter during his training, the Army said, dismissing media reports that the slain was a former soldier. Showkat Naikoo of Jakli son […]

Close To Sealing Poll Alliance In JK: Rahul Gandhi

CHENNAI — Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that party was close to sealing alliance in Jammu and Kashmir.  On a day-long visit to Tamil Nadu to launch the United Progressive Alliance’s campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, he said he harboured no hatred towards those convicted for the assassination of his father […]

Modi Govt ‘Consciously Disenfranchised’ J&K People: Omar

SRINAGAR — National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday the Modi government had “consciously disenfranchised” the people in Jammu and Kashmir by not holding the Assembly election on time. “Dear @narendramodi Sahib, it is good to see you appealing to famous people to increase voter turnout however at the same time your government has consciously […]

Jammu Grenade Blast:Juvenile Board Rejects Medical Reports Suggesting Accused As ‘Adult’

SRINAGAR — Juvenile Board of Jammu and Kashmir has rejected medical reports suggesting that the teenager allegedly involved in a grenade attack in Jammu last week was an “adult”, officials said on Wednesday. The board has sought for all school records of the accused which it suspects to be a minor. The officials said that […]

Sub-Inspector Posts: Selected Candidates Protest Delay In Appointment

SRINAGAR — The selected candidates for the post of Jammu and Kashmir Sub-Inspectors (JKSI) on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration here against the delayed response from the home department. According to reports, scores of the candidates assembled at press enclave here and sought intervention of authorities towards what they termed as a “grave issue”. They said on […]

SHRC Notice To Govt On Shifting JKLF Chairman

SRINAGAR — State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday sought response from government on a petition seeking shifting of JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik from Jammu’s Kotbalwal jail to Srinagar.  Malik, who was detained on February 22, was lodged at Kothibagh police station here prior to his shifting to Kotbalwal jail. In this regard, SHRC chairperson Justice (Retd) […]

Rafale: ‘Probing How Leak Took Place’  

NEW DELHI — The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict are “sensitive to national security” and those who conspired in photocopying the papers have committed theft and put the security in jeopardy by leaking them. The Ministry of Defence said an internal enquiry […]

Protests At KU Over Jamaat Ban

SRINAGAR — Students of Kashmir University Wednesday held a protest demonstration on the varsity campus against the Centre’s ban on Jamaat-e-Islami. Scores of students’ from various departments took out a rally on the campus and demanded that Centre revoke the ban immediately. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently banned Jamat-e-Islami for the five years amid […]

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