Pampore women sing wanwun for ‘bravehearts’

Pampore women sing wanwun for ‘bravehearts’

Srinagar: Amid the staccato buzz of the gunfire, a group of women gathered on the left bank of Jhelum River, just across the Entrepreneurship Development Institute building, the scene of the bloodiest gunfight between militants and government forces in the past more than a decade, singing “Qoam kay bohdooro, karyo goor gooro (the braveheart of […]

Pampore gunfight: 3 militants killed, operation continues

Pampore: The three militants who had engaged the government forces in a gunfight at Pampore have been killed while the operation continues for third day. An Army spokesperson confirmed that the bodies of two militants have been recovered while they are looking for third one, believed to be on the top floor. He said, the […]

Pamore Gunfight: No exchange of fire for past one-hour

Pampore: For past one-hour, no fire was returned by militants holed up in the four-storey government building. Amid this ongoing gunfight, protestors have gathered across on the bunds of river Jhelum near the encounter site . Two separate groups of men and women are shouting slogans. The groups intensify slogans once sounds of explosives are […]

Strong intelligence network behind high militant casualties: army

Strong intelligence network behind high militant casualties: army

SRINAGAR: The army said on Sunday that a “strong intelligence network” has helped it to kill a number of militants along the Line of Control, which in turn has not allowed the militancy to regain a foothold in the rest of the Valley. General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt General Satish Dua told […]

Political appointees: many asked to continue but advocate general, others refuse

Political appointees: many asked to continue but advocate general, others refuse

SRINAGAR: Many political appointees of the PDP-BJP coalition government were on Friday asked to continue their services, a day after the governor NN Vohra-led administration had reportedly ordered that all such appointees should be asked to resign by Friday morning. One of them, Additional Advocate General Mahfooz Nazki, told Kashmir Reader that he was asked […]

Facebook strangles cartoon, freedom of expression

Facebook strangles cartoon, freedom of expression

SRINAGAR: Social networking giant Facebook pulled down a cartoon made by noted Kashmiri cartoonist Mir Suhail on the third death anniversary of Afzal Guru, who was secretly hanged in connection with the attack on Indian Parliament in 2001. Afzal was hanged by the Indian state after serving more than 13 in years in the jail […]

Ghalib lives Afzal’s dream

Ghalib lives Afzal’s dream

Srinagar: Two days before Afzal Guru was hanged 0in New Delhi’s Tihar jail, Ghalib Afzal Guru, his son, had gone to a relative’s house in Kanispora locality of Baramulla. He stayed there through the night to enjoy a holiday with his cousins the next day. February 8 was the last day of urs (annual congregation) […]