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Javaid Mir takes stock of situation following heavy downpour..

Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Floriculture, Javaid Mustafa Mir took stock of the situation due to continued rainfall here today. He asked officers to ensure minimum disruption of services. He asked Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan to monitor the situation and take necessary measures wherever required. ...

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Kattha factories ‘linked’ to Lal Singh raided..

Three factories in which ousted BJP minister Lal Singh is believed to own a share were raided by the police on Friday and acacia catechu (kattha) worth crores of rupees was seized. “Our teams raided one factory in Kathua and two in Samba districts today,” inspector general of police Jammu ...

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Resistance leaders denied political space: Hurriyat (G)

Hurriyat Conference (G) today strongly flayed the state rulers for frequently caging the resistance leaders and ‘denying them the political space’. “The repeated curbs on the leadership reflect the frustration of the rulers who have accepted defeat at the hands of people’s resilience,” the Hurriyat spokesman, in a statement today, ...

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Clashes as govt forces lay siege in Pulwama village..

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Clashes erupted in Malik Mohalla area of Chandgam in Pulwama district Friday evening after government forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in search of militants. A witness said that youth took to streets and clashed with the forces as police, army and Central Reserve Police Force laid the cordon. The government forces ...

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Preserve heritage sites of state, says Tassaduq..

Advocating proper preservation of heritage sites in the state, Minister for Tourism Tassaduq Hussain Mufti on Thursday said these provide information about how people lived in past.“There is a great need to preserve the legacy and heritage of our state to enable the future generations to know their past and ...

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Pakistan shells areas along LoC in Nowshera sector

Pakistani troops opened fire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, police said on Friday.Pakistani troops shelled Anwas, Laam, Sarya and Pukhrani areas of Nowshera sector on Thursday night.The firing continued for a brief period, they said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to ...

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Kathua girl’s family being pressurised to withdraw case: JRL

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday said “attempts” were underway to hush up the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua. In a statement the leaders said the girl’s family is being harassed and pressurised to ...

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Kathua case: Why protest and pelt stones when accused are in jail, asks Naeem Akhtar

Works Minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Naeem Akhtar on Thursday said that there was no reason for the students in Kashmir to hold protests over Kathua rape-and-murder case when the accused were already behind bars. “What is the occasion for protests, stonepelting [over Kathua case] when case ...

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Army chief’s statement can’t be taken as serious: ML

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Muslim League (ML) Jammu and Kashmir, headed by incarcerated senior resistance leader Masarat Alam Bhat, today said the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s recent statement about dialogue could not be taken as serious because “such statements have often proved hallow”. The ML at its central executive council meeting held at ...

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JKLF ( R ) decries silence of international community on Kashmir situation

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JKLF ( R ) today decried silence of international community on Kashmir situation Chief patron JKLF (R) Barrister Ab Majid Tramboo, Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl,  Shameem Shawl, Ad Ayoub Rathor, councilors Raja Salim,  Riyaz Bhat, Waseem Zafar, Mumtaz Ahmad Rathor, Ad Ameer Qaiser Dad, Dr Shahid Iqbal, Amjad Abbasi (Muslim ...

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