BSNL broadband could be banned

BSNL broadband could be banned

Srinagar: After banning social media networks, the government may now snap broadband services to “regulate” internet use, sources told Kashmir Reader. Broadband services are likely to be discontinued to the majority of customers of the state-owned BSNL except in government offices. The broadband services will only be available to bureaucrats and other important government functionaries, […]

CRPF lists south Kashmir as ’cause of concern’

CRPF lists south Kashmir as ’cause of concern’

Srinagar: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday described swell in the number of militants in south Kashmir region as a “challenge and cause of concern”. “We are facing challenge in terms of security situation especially in south Kashmir as there is an increase in number of local youth joining militant ranks,” Inspector General, […]

Counter-insurgency grid working to regain control in south Kashmir

Counter-insurgency grid working to regain control in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR: As the ground situation in Kashmir continues to slip out of the grip of government forces, the counter-insurgency establishment is apprehensive of a possible escalation in offensives by militants. Bank robberies and attacks on government forces in south Kashmir also forced the Election Commission to cancel by-elections for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. Sources said […]

Ex-militants suffer socially, face ‘hundreds of problems’

Ex-militants suffer socially, face ‘hundreds of problems’

BARAMULLA: Junaid Baghdadi, a native of Kupwara, went to the police in 2008 to seek a No Objection Certificate for his son, who had qualified the entrance test for the National Defence Academy (NDA). The NOC was refused. He returned home in silence. When he was asked about the certificate, he could not reply; he […]

Firechat gaining currency as restrictions on social media grow

Firechat gaining currency as restrictions on social media grow

SRINAGAR: For netizens craving to find alternatives for instant messaging services in Kashmir, firechat is becoming the most sought after messaging application. In wake of the blockade of 22 social networking sites by the government, including popular messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, firechat is one of the several alternatives explored by users. After the ban […]

VPN flourishing in season of ban

VPN flourishing in season of ban

Srinagar: The ban on social media has prompted Kashmiri netizens to explore alternatives for instant messaging services and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to find another way to Facebook and Twitter. Though the government banned 22 social media networks on April 25, the shutting down is taking time due to technical issues faced by internet service […]

Video showing militants receiving arms training

Video showing militants receiving arms training

Srinagar: After a video featuring more than 30 militants surfaced on social media, another video has propped up showing 16 militants in an apparent arms training session. The video is believed to be shot from a cell phone somewhere in south Kashmir.(LeT). The leader is using Kashmiri language in the training session, indicating that all […]

Police summon SP school students

Police summon SP school students

Srinagar: Police have launched a crackdown against students for their involvement in street protests by calling them to police stations. SP Higher Secondary School is one of the schools whose students are being summoned to police station. The students of this school are being called to Kothibagh police station. Sources said, police have accessed the […]

Social media banned for a month

Social media banned for a month

Srinagar: Amid mobile internet shutdown, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday officially banned 22 social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Youtube for a period of one month in Kashmir valley. The government order Home/ISA/776 of 2017 has directed internet service providers to stop transmission of messages and pictures through social media networks […]

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