No reply from army to details sought by Kupwara SIT

No reply from army to details sought by Kupwara SIT

SRINAGAR: After more than two months, the investigation ordered into the killing of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, an elderly man shot dead by army in Panzgam area of Kupwara on April 28, while he was trying to restrain a group of youth from marching to an army camp, has been ignored with contempt by the army. […]

J&K Coordination Committee formed to oppose GST

J&K Coordination Committee formed to oppose GST

Srinagar: Intensifying their resistance to the Goods & Services Tax (GST), trade bodies have formed a joint forum with civil society groups called the J&K Coordination Committee (JKCC). The new forum has called for a separate legislation on GST instead of the law passed by the Indian Parliament in New Delhi. Addressing their maiden press […]

Islamic online radio founder alleges harassment by ‘unknown agencies’

Islamic online radio founder alleges harassment by ‘unknown agencies’

SRINAGAR: A religious preacher who founded an online radio Suat-ul-Islam on Saturday alleged that some unknown agencies were following and harassing him. Addressing media persons here, Mohammad Aamir, president of a group called Islamic Fraternity that runs the online radio said that he was detained and interrogated by some unknown agencies around a week before […]

Despite laid transfer norms, premature transfers continue in education dept

Despite laid transfer norms, premature transfers continue in education dept

SRINAGAR: Continuing its policy of premature transfers, the government transferred 53 principals, in-charge principals and assistant professors on Monday, many among them prematurely, flouting its own norms laid down in the government transfer policy. As per the guidelines laid down in the transfer policy of 2010, an employee should spend at least two years at […]

Orphanages make all efforts to bring children a happy Eid

Orphanages make all efforts to bring children a happy Eid

SRINAGAR: While Eid is celebrated all across Kashmir, thousands of young boys and girls will spend the day in orphanages, miles away from their loved ones. To give these children a sense of the togetherness on Eid, a number of non-governmental organizations have been collecting sadkah and zakat from the general public through throughout the […]

Pandits pounce on slain officer’s surname

Pandits pounce on slain officer’s surname

SRINAGAR: Further dehumanising the killing of police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith, a twisted narrative was created on social media by some Kashmiri Pandits that the officer was killed because of his surname, which Muslims at the mosque mistook for “Pandit”. “So they mistook him for a Pandit. Surprised to note that Pandit blood still draws […]

First time since Dogra days, Jumat-ul-Vada prayers barred at Jamia Masjid

First time since Dogra days, Jumat-ul-Vada prayers barred at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Jumat-ul-Vada prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan were disallowed at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid on Friday by the government, for the first time since the days of the pre-1947 Dogra regime. The pro-freedom leadership had called for protests against civilian killings after the Jumat-ul-Vida prayers. All roads leading towards the historic mosque were sealed […]