R-Day: Valley shuts down, govt celebrates in secure zones

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown, sporadic clashes and official celebrations in garrisoned places marked the 67th Republic Day of India in the Valley. Thousands of policemen and paramilitary troopers manned barricaded roads in the city and urban areas in rural districts to prevent anti-India demonstrations. Since 1990, when the anti-India insurgency erupted, the Valley looks like […]

‘PDP gets no assurance from BJP, will rethink alliance’

‘PDP gets no assurance from BJP, will rethink alliance’

SRINAGAR: With BJP in no mood to offer any assurance on the Agenda of the Alliance (AoA), the PDP has been forced to rethink the idea of resuming the alliance with the saffron party, it has been learnt. At the first crucial meeting held after late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti had told […]

Pandits imposed migration on themselves so Muslims can be killed: Rashid

Pandits imposed migration on themselves so Muslims can be killed: Rashid

SRINAGAR: Pro-India politician and independent legislator Abdul Rashid on Wednesday termed the 25 years of ‘self imposed’ migration of Pandits as a ‘period of picnic’ for the community during which it has been ‘availing economic benefits and packages from the Indian and state government’. ‘Real migration made thrice by Muslims of the Valley; there has […]

Peerbagh murder solved, boy posing as girl culprit: Police

Peerbagh murder solved, boy posing as girl culprit: Police

SRINAGAR: An undergraduate business administration student has been arrested on charges of murdering Owais Bashir, an engineering student from Peerbagh area, last week, the police said on Tuesday. The accused, Ishaan Majeed, a resident of Bandipora currently living with his family at Barzulla, had got in touch with the deceased through Facebook a year ago. […]

Class 10 results: Missionary schools lose supremacy to lower-rung competitors

Class 10 results: Missionary schools lose supremacy to lower-rung competitors

Srinagar: Five prominent Christian missionary schools in the Valley, which have been assigned Grade A by an association of private schools, have been outperformed by little-known, lower graded private schools in the recently declared results of class 10. No student from these prestigious institutions—Biscoe, Mallinson, Presentation Convent, Burnhall and St Joseph’s Baramulla—scored the first place, […]

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