Agitation to continue till plebiscite: Geelani



Srinagar, Aug 18: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on Wednesday said the ongoing movement would continue till India sheds its rigid stand on Kashmir and gives right of self-determinations to Kashmiris.  A local news agency KNS said Geelani telephonically addressed More

After Army, Bomai wants CRPF out

Residents threaten repeat of 2009 agitation


Bomai (Sopur) Aug 18: Residents of this north Kashmir village are up in arms against the paramilitary CRPF. They are planning to launch an agitation on the similar lines as they had year ago to get the Army camp shifted from the area.          The demand More

Kangan, Qazigund trauma centres 'sick'


Srinagar, Aug 18: If anything differentiates the “trauma centres” in Kangan and Qazigund areas of Kashmir from ordinary health centres around, it is their nameplates. Beyond that, the facilities are no better than dispensaries. There are no traumatologists in both the centres. There is no More

Govt has hatched conspiracy against me: Aasiya

‘My sons are studying in Kashmir’


Srinagar, Aug 18: The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi has accused the Government of hatching a conspiracy to create mistrust between her and the Kashmiris with the objective of suppressing the ongoing agitation.  Reacting to the statement by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah More

Curfews, strikes threaten PDS in Valley


Srinagar, Aug 18: A large number of Fair Price (FP) Shops across the Srinagar city are running out of essential stocks as constant curfews and strikes are threatening the Public Distribution System.    Consumers from various parts of summer capital—especially the old city—today More


Approves 4-lane Sanatnagar, Bemina crossing flyover


Srinagar, Aug 18: The chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today asked the central departments executing projects in J&K to employ maximum skilled and unskilled locals.The state’s concern is to provide jobs to youth and these departments have a role to play, he said adding the JK had trained and More

Hurriyat (M) decries Mirwaiz’s house arrest
Srinagar, Aug 18: Hurriyat (M) on Wednesday said the government had curbed the religious activities of its chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by placing him under house arrest since Saturday. “From centuries, Mirwazeen have been visiting Masajid and shrines in Valley during Ramadhan delivering sermons More

In Kashmir, life starts after dusk


Srinagar, Aug 18: With people forced to stay indoors during the day due to imposition of curfew, the evening hours witness hustle and bustle across the valley.  After the restrictions are lifted, the people can be seen purchasing essential commodities in their respective areas, which continue More

Unrest in Valley halts LoC trade


Srinagar, Aug 18: For the third consecutive week, the trade through Uri-Muzaffarabad route remained suspended in view of the constant curfews and shutdowns in the Valley. The officials at Trade Facilitation Centre Salamabad, Uri, said most of the Valley-based traders were reluctant to trade More

JKLF (R) leaders express solidarity
Srinagar, Aug 18: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bita Karate and senior vice-chairman, Javid Ahmad Mir on Tuesday visited Chanapora and Narbal where, Muhammad Iqbal Khan and Omar Ahmad Dar, were killed in CRPF and police firing. The Front leaders expressed solidarity More

JKLF condemns Hazratbal incident
Srinagar, Aug 18: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front vice-chairman, advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat has condemned the Hazratbal incident, terming it unpardonable crime.   “Hazratbal shrine is the symbol of our national and religious identity and Kashmiris can’t tolerate the desecration of their More

3 kids drown in Handwara
Srinagar, Aug 18: Three children drowned in a pond in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. The deceased have been identified as Muhammad Ishfaq Thikeri, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan and Ashfaq Hussain Thikeri-all residents of Nagar Nar Handwara. Police said their bodies were fished out More

Date for depositing Hajj Passports extended
Srinagar, Aug 18: According to Executive Officer, Hajj Committee, Srinagar, the date for depositing the passports of the selected Hajj Pilgrims in the Hajj House Bemina has been extended to August 31.  After expiry of the date, no further request would be entertained, an official communiqué More

Kashmir not India’s internal problem: Shah
Srinagar, Aug 18:  The incarcerated president of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmad Shah has said there was no possibility of headway in the process of seeking solution to Kashmir issue until India acknowledges Kashmir as a dispute. “Kashmir is not an internal problem of India, but More

EJAC (Q) demands end to civilian killings
Srinagar, Aug 18: Concerned over the recent civilian killings, the J&K Employees’ Joint Action Committee (Q) demanded immediate halt to the cycle of killings.  The Committee, at a meeting held here today with its president, Abdul Qayoom Wani in chair, expressed sympathies with the families More

DC Budgam visits Narbal

Commiserates with slain teenager’s family

Budgam,Aug 18:  The deputy commissioner, Budgam, Muhammad Rafi visited the residence of Omar Ahmad Dar, 16, son of Abdul Ahad Dar of Narbal, who was killed in CRPF firing on Saturday evening at Narbal, and sympathized with the bereaved family.    Rafi was accompanied by the Tehsildar More

Involve village heads in forest protection: Altaf
Srinagar, Aug 18: Forest Minister, Mian Altaf Ahmed today asked the officers to work in coordination with village heads to curb the timber smuggling. In a meeting of the officers of Forest Protection Force, Altaf asked them remain in contact with village headmen like Numberdars and Chowkidars More

Attention Biscoe, Mallinson, KVS students
Srinagar, Aug 18: The Tyndale Biscoe, Mallinson School and Kashmir Valley School has uploaded the next set of series of Assignments/Self Evaluations Papers for classes I to 12th on the School website, a communiqué issued by these schools said.

Honorarium for Anganwari workers before Eid: Sakina
Srinagar, Aug 18: The Anganwari workers will get their honorarium before Eid-ul-Fitr. This was decided at a meeting, held here with Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo in chair. In another decision, all the registered widows, old aged and infirm will also be given their pension More

Bear spotted near UNMOGIP office
 Srinagar, Aug 18: A bear was spotted near the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan office here at Sonwar on Wednesday evening.  Reports said panic gripped the area when some people spotted a bear there. The Wildlife authorities immediately rushed to the spot and launched More

Dog carcass causes inconvenience
Srinagar, Aug 18: The stinking carcass of a dog has become a source of inconvenience for the residents of Khonakhan Dalgate here. The residents said the dog had died a few days ago in an isolated land near the Foreshore Road and with the increase in temperature the carcass started to emanate More

'Students will have wider choice in BOSE exams'
Srinagar, Aug 18: In view of the prevailing situation in Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (BOSE) has announced to provide wider choice to the candidates appearing in the forthcoming regular annual board examinations being held in October-November--2010 in Kashmir division More

  • Kashmir

Agitation to continue till plebiscite: Geelani



Srinagar, Aug 18: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on Wednesday said the ongoing movement would continue till India sheds its rigid stand on Kashmir and gives right of self More

  • Jammu

Tension grips Mendhar over arrest of youth

Hundreds Stage Protest, Block Highway

Jammu, Aug 18: Hundreds of people on Wednesday blocked Jammu-Poonch highway for five hours and shouted slogans against the armed forces for picking up three villagers on and ‘frivolous’ charges.Led by More

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