Teenager killed in police firing in Narbal; 2 cops arrested

Massive protests in several areas; Police admits constable Javaid fired with service rifle on directions of ASI Manzoor Ahmad; Geelani, Mirwaiz call for shutdown in Budgam today


Srinagar, Apr 18: A teenager was shot dead in police firing in Narbal area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday, triggering massive protests in several areas of Kashmir. In the wake of massive public outcry over the killing, police arrested two cops after investigation revealed they opened More

Police acts after CM intervenes

Srinagar, Apr 18: The J&K Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Saturday took a “serious note” of the killing of Suhail Ahmad in police firing in Narbal area of Budgam district, sources said. According to top government sources, the Chief Minister sought “immediate action” against police officials More

Police opened fire on Suhail, says family


Srinagar, Apr 18: The family of slain youth from Narbal—Suhail Ahmad Sofi—Saturday said a police official opened fire at Suhail after catching hold of him during protests in the area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Amir Ahmad, the slain youth’s brother, said Assistant Sub Inspector of Police More

Narbal boy's killing widely condemned

Srinagar, Apr 18: The killing of teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi in police firing in Narbal Saturday evoked widespread condemnation from political, religious and social organizations in Kashmir. Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani termed as propaganda the claim that the Narbal killing More

Mufti’s words have proven hollow: Omar

People didn’t vote for killing of youth: Congress; Mehbooba assures justice


Srinagar, Apr 18: The killing of a youth at Narbal area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district Saturday evoked strong reaction from J&K’s mainstream political parties, with National Conference questioning the Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s assertions on upholding human rights while Congress targeting More

BJP blames resistance camp

Raina says all separatists should be sent to Tihar jail

Srinagar, Apr 18: Calling the killing of Suhail as “unfortunate”, the J&K unit of BJP Saturday alleged such “incidents took place due to anti-peace policies of separatist leaders in Kashmir.” “Our heart goes out for young Suhail’s family. Such incidents should not happen and we feel sorry over his More

Kashmir observes shutdown

Separatists put under house arrest

Srinagar, Apr 18: Kashmir Saturday observed complete shutdown on the call of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani. The veteran pro-freedom leader had called for Valley-wide shutdown against “cold blooded murder of youth in Tral, unjustified and inhuman arrest of Hurriyat leaders, repeated More

Yasin Malik begins 30-hour hunger strike

JKLF chief, Swami Agnivesh detained on way to Narbal



Srinagar, Apr 18: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik Saturday started his 30-hour hunger strike against the proposed construction of separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley. Malik’s hunger strike at Maisuma was joined by noted social activist Swami More

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Hepatitis-C outbreak serious issue: SDSJK

Srinagar, Apr 18: Society of Dental Surgeons J&K (SDSJK) has castigated the government for not taking outbreak of Hepatitis-C seriously. “The government showing immense laxity in handling this issue More

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Net neutrality

Airtel reaches out to customers, social media

New Delhi, Apr 18: Under fire in the 'net neutrality' debate, telecom giant Airtel today reached out to its customers to clear the "incorrect information" being spread against it and said that deliberate More

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Mufti can resolve Kashmir issue if he gets a free hand: Sharad Yadav

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Jammu, Apr 19: If given a "free hand" to run his government, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will succeed in resolving the long pending Kashmir issue, Janata Dal(U) President Sharad More

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Give peace a chance

The utterly unnecessary overreaction of the Indian media and BJP to a legally sound and humanitarian policy undertaken by the Mufti government


The killing of young Suhail Ahmad Sofi yesterday by the CRPF and that of Khalid Muzaffar by the army on April 13 in Tral are shocking, painful and should have been avoided. Thousands of young lives have More

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Death of Kashmir's political centre?

As a new ultra right-led jingoistic religio-nationalism is slowly rolling its juggernaut into Kashmir; cynicism, disquiet and a sense of siege are palpable among its people. Consequently, there is a right wing political surge in Kashmir. Would Kashmir's c


Jammu & Kashmir is at a critical juncture of its history today. Most of its people are faced with a situation of hopelessness, siege and even renewed anger. The hopelessness seems mainly to stem from More

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KEA threatens to protest at New Delhi

Gives 21-day ultimatum to centre for announcing relief package


Srinagar, Apr 18: Kashmir Economic Alliance Saturday threatened to organize a protest march at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the centre government’s “failure to rehabilitate the flood-hit people More

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Budding City footballer sets aim at India call


Srinagar, Apr 18: Having proved his mettle in several soccer events at state and national levels, 21 year old Wasiq Imtiyaz, who hails from city’s Ahmed Nagar area, is keen to make a career in football More

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All four accused convicted

Quantum of sentence on April 23

Tabinda Gani rape and murder case


Srinagar, Apr 18: Eight years after 13-year-old Tabindah Gani was raped and murdered in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, a local court on Saturday convicted all the four accused including two non-locals More

  • Srinagar City

Govt wakes up to traffic mess

Altaf Bukhari directs officials to formulate traffic management plan for Srinagar within 2 days


Srinagar, Apr 18: Minister for Public Works, Floriculture and Gardens and Parks, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, on Saturday underscored the need for initiating tangible measures to streamline the traffic More

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BJP ministers not assertive, deviating from party agenda: Jitendra

‘Why should we go to Civil Secretariat. Will call Civil Secretariat to Delhi’


Jammu, Apr 18: The old rift between union minister Dr Jitendra Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today came to fore after the former attacked his party’s team of ministers in the coalition More

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Hafiz pledges support to Kashmiris


Lahore, Apr 18: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has pledged full support to the Kashmiris in their struggle for freedom and said he backed ‘jihad’ in the troubled state in concert with Pakistani government More

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Suicide bomber kills 33 in Afghan bank attack

Jalalabad, Apr 18: A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded 100 others in an attack today outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to officials. “Thirty-three dead More

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