Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh- File Pix

Traders' Bodies Refuse to Meet Visiting Home Minister

In a setback to the government's efforts to reach out to the people of Kashmir, prominent trade and commerce bodies here today refused to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh,who is on a two-day visit to review the situation in the violence-hit Valley.

 Business leaders at a presser in Srinagar

Govt Flies Jammu Chamber Leader For The Meet

After almost all the trade bodies invited to have meetings with the visiting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh politely refused the idea, the state government flew President of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry to Srinagar for the meeting.

At Batmalu, clashes between Govt forces and youth erupted in the morning following reports of overnight raids in the area. Protests continued for most parts of the day.

15 Days On, Curfew, Communication Blockade Continue

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley remained under a 24x7 curfew and a communication blockade for the 14th consecutive day Saturday with sporadic protests and clashes reported from various places from the Valley.

Now, Govt Ropes in Former Cop to Tackle Unrest

In a surprise move, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led coalition Govt has ‘secretly roped in’, a former police official to help it tackle situation in restive Kashmir, on boil since July 8, when Hizb commander Burhan Wani was killed.