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Probe into missing cases: Hurriyat-M

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference -M Thursday stressed upon the world community and international human rights organization to exert pressure on India to investigate thousands of enforced disappearances cases in Kashmir so as to bring the truth in public domain Demanding the return of the victims of enforced disappearances, Hurriyat Conference-M leaders stated that more than 9 […]

Govt sits over SC order, family files reminder

Srinagar: 13 years after the enforced disappearance of Mohammad Ashraf Koka from his residence in Verinag, District Anantnag, by the 10th Bn ITBP, Government of Jammu and Kashmir continues to disregard the rule of law, on this occasion a notice to file a response before the Supreme Court of India. According to a Coalition of […]

Militants using pressure tactic: CRPF

Srinagar: The Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursdaytermed the recent militant attacks and infiltration along Line of Control (LoC) as ‘pressure tactics’. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of CRPF’s passing out parade in Humhama here, KS Bandari said: “The intrusion by militants and recent attacks are pressure tactics but is […]

Police launches search operations

SRINAGAR The government forces in parts of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are carrying out ‘extensive’ searches following appearance of threatening posters in the district warning village heads to resign or face consequences. “The searches are being carried out to secure Sarpanchs and Panchs. We are taking extra-precaution following the appearance of threatening posters in which […]

MLA seeks cash relief for Leopard victim

SRINGAR The Member of Legislature Assembly (MLA) Mendhar and opposition People Democratic Party’s leader Sardar Rafiq Hussain Khan while addressing the Assembly demanded compensation for the kin of minor boy who was killed by a leopard in Poonch district yesterday. Khan, while addressing the assembly session, asked government to give assurance on floor of the […]

500 boys hired for 850 MW Rattle Project

SRINAGAR:The Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma while replying on behalf of Minister for Power to a Calling Attention Notice by Mr. Syed Asgar Ali said that 850 MW Ratle HEP has been awarded to M/s GVK Development projects limited in June 2010, through tariff based competitive bidding under execution […]

8 killed in Banihal cab crash

SRINAGAR: In a tragic road accident eight passengers including a couple were killed when a Tata Sumo in which they were traveling , rolled down about 500 feet deep gorge near Nachlana curve in Banihal town of District Ramban on Thursday morning.  The ill fated Tata Sumo bearing (JK19-1902) which was on its way to […]

JK Assembly Votes For Indo-Pak Talks

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir state Legislative Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution remarking that dialogue between India and Pakistan must be resumed at an earliest. The resolution brought in by the chairman of the council,  stressed that the loss of human life must be stopped along with the damage in the property so […]

Assembly resolution irks BJP

SRINAGAR: Jugal Kishore Sharma, one of BJP’s two Jammu MPs, has termed the resolution calling for resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue as the state’s interference in India’s foreign policy matters. Terming as highly ‘dangerous’ the four developments which unfolded in J&K State Legislature between Aug 25 and 28, Sharma, who’s also the BJP’s State President charged […]

BJP won’t press for Hindu CM

SRINAGAR: Eyeing a sizeable chunk of votes in Valley, the BJP is fast shedding its hawkish image and trying to reach out to Kashmiri Muslims while raising pitch against Pakistan as well as regional politicians in J&K.  Among other things, the party has tailored its earlier discourse of “ending the Muslim hegemony of J&K” and […]