KO Archives-Mar 16,2005: Govt Admits Fake Surrenders

JAMMU — The state government on Thursday admitted that 25 of the 45 militants who surrendered in Nagrota last year were “fake” and three persons have been arrested for staging the surrender. In a written reply to the question of a National Conference MLA, Minister for Home AR Veeri on Saturday said in Assembly that on […]

Tradesman Found Charred In Army Camp In Kupwara

SRINAGAR — Charred body of a tradesman with army was found inside 175 TA Regiment camp at Panzgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday morning. Official sources identified the tradesman (tailor) as Mushtaq Ahmad Pir (31) son of Nizamdin of Takyabal Chogal, a local news agency reported. The incident occurred inside army’s 175 TA […]

New Zealand Massacre: Kashmir Mainstream, Separatists Condemn  

SRINAGAR —The Kashmir Valley on Friday came together to denounce terror attack at two New Zealand mosques that killed at least 49 people saying the brutality proved that there is no place terrorism cannot reach. Across the political divide and on the street, Kashmiris voiced their disgust over the way gunmen said to be whites […]

Kashmir Issue Precedes Partition, Oldest Issue In UN: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the Kashmir issue was the oldest outstanding issue in the United Nations and precedes the partition of India and Pakistan. “Since 1931 people of Kashmir and its leadership have been giving immense sacrifices for the cause,” Mirwaiz said while addressing a Friday gathering at […]

ECI’s Observers Meet Civil, Security Officials In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — The three special observers appointed by the Election Commission Friday held discussions with state government officials as part of their exercise to determine when to hold assembly elections in the state. The three observers, Noor Mohammed, Vinod Zutshi and A S Gill, held meetings with officials of the state government here this morning, officials […]

HC Raps Govt For Delay In Revealing Stand On Gulmarg Lease Land 

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday chided authorities for failure to take action against those who continue to hold state land despite expiry of lease in Gulmarg, the world famous tourist resort in north Kashmir. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan […]

Div Com Flags Off Green Srinagar Project

SRINAGAR — The ambitious Green Srinagar Initiative under which two lakh tree saplings will be planted and maintained in schools and institutional areas and along avenues across the district was Friday officially launched. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary flagged off a fleet of 10 dedicated green vehicles […]

Advisor For Eco-Friendly Dev Approach To Combat Climate Change  

SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor, K Skandan Friday pitched for adopting an eco-friendly developmental model for mitigating the effects of climate change and stressed on making significant lifestyle changes to protect the environment. The Advisor was addressing the valedictory function of a two-day national seminar on “Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Ecology and Food […]

Bangladesh Cricket Team Escapes NZ Mosque Shooting: Official

CHRISTCHURCH (NEW ZEALAND) — Bangladesh’s cricket team escaped unscathed after a shooting at a mosque in central Christchurch, an official told AFP on Friday. Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus said most of the team were bussed to the mosque and were about to go inside when the incident happened. “They are safe. But they […]

Liverpool’s Henderson out of Fulham clash with ankle injury

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will miss Sunday’s Premier League match at Fulham after failing to shake off an ankle injury, manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday. Midfielder Henderson went off early in Liverpool’s last-16 second-leg clash at Bayern Munich on Wednesday which Klopp’s side won 3-1 to reach the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition. […]

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