Teacher Dies In Police Custody, Magisterial Inquiry Follows

SRINAGAR — A 25-year-old teacher from Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district died in police custody here following which a procedural magisterial proceeding followed.    Officials said Rizwan Asad Pandit, Principal at a private school—Sabir Abdullah Jobwarara Awantipora, died in police custody at Srinagar’s cargo police station during intervening night of March 18 and 19. […]

JRL Issues Protest Program, Calls For Shutdown Today 

SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising both factions of Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF led by incarcerated leader Yasin Malik issued a protest program including a strike on Wednesday against the “gruesome” custodial killing of young teacher Rizwan Asad. The JRL “strongly condemned the custodial killing […]

Academics Seeks UN Mediation For Peaceful Kashmir Settlement

Srinagar: Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network (KSCAN), an interdisciplinary group of scholars from various countries and regions engaged in research on the region of Kashmir has urged UN to live up to its responsibility to mediate a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir conflict. KSCAN in an open letter addressed to the UN Secretary General […]

Notification For Srinagar, Udhampur Seats Issued 

NEW DELHI — The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notification kick starting the poll process in 97 constituencies spread across 13 states including Srinagar and Udhampur seats in Jammu and Kashmir where phase two of the Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 18. The process of nomination began with the issuance of […]

Custodial Death:Magisterial Enquiry No Answer, Says Ex-HC Judge

SRINAGAR — Former J&K High Court Judge Hasnain Masoodi has strongly condemned the custodial death of a youth from Awantipora. In a statement, Masoodi said that incidents like these are not only tragic and unfortunate but highly condemnable. Such incidents cannot be allowed to take place in a civilised society and custodial death in NIA custody […]

9 KAS Officers Shifted After ECI Nod 

SRINAGAR — Nine KAS officers were transferred on Tuesday in the interest of administration following a concurrence of Election Commission of India conveyed by the CEO J&K.     According to an order issued here, Tasaduq Jeelani (KAS), awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Managing Director, J&K Housing Board.  Rakesh […]

International teams will be touring Pakistan soon: ICC Chief

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson has said that Pakistan is out of its most dangerous phase, which is why international teams will be visiting Pakistan in the near future. The ICC Chief addressed media in a press conference at the National Stadium in Karachi. “The PSL was a positive step. Cricket […]

India Loses Tennis Events Due to Closure of Pakistan’s Air Space

New Delhi: The closure of Pakistan’s air space in the aftermath of the Balakot air strikes has resulted in India losing the hosting rights of the junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup, a source in the national federation told PTI on Tuesday. A total of 16 Under-16 Davis Cup teams, including Pakistan, were to travel to […]

Smith and Warner can fire Australia to World Cup glory – Warne

 Australia will welcome back Steve Smith and David Warner with “open arms” when their international bans expire and their inclusion will boost the team’s chances of winning this year’s World Cup, former leg-spinner Shane Warne has said. Smith and Warner were suspended for 12 months for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa […]

Israel’s killing of Gazans may amount to war crimes: UN

GAZA:- A UN fact-finding mission says Israeli forces committed rights violations during their crackdown against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip last year that may amount to “war crimes,” urging the regime’s military to prevent its snipers from using lethal force against the demonstrators. The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory […]

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