Accused SMC officials sent in 7 day remand

Accused SMC officials sent in 7 day remand

By Nusrat Sidiq SRINAGAR: A special anti-corruption court in Srinagar Thursday rejected the bail application of two accused officials of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), arrested a day earlier, and sent them to remand for seven days. Shakeel Ahmad Sheikh, and Muhammad Yousuf Qazi then ward officers in the SMC, are accused of misusing their official […]

3 youths beaten up, picked up by army in Sangam

3 youths beaten up, picked up by army in Sangam

By Shafat Mir Anantnag: Hours after three soldiers were killed in an ambush by Hizb militants in Shopian district, army apprehended three boys at Sangam Chowk in Anantnag district this afternoon. The identity of these youth could not be ascertained as the passersby were not allowed to go near them. Aijaz Ahmed, an eyewitness, said, […]

Help comes from near and afar for Hajin siblings

Help comes from near and afar for Hajin siblings

Srinagar: Scores of people have come forward to help the six siblings who are living on their own in Syed Mohalla, Hajin area of Bandipora district, as their father serves detention under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu’s Kot Balwal jail. The mother of the children died four years ago while the father was put […]

Search and cordon called off in Kulgam after disruption by locals

Search and cordon called off in Kulgam after disruption by locals

Kulgam: Residents of Tarigam village in Kulgam on Wednesday disrupted a search and cordon operation of government troops in the area, leading to the withdrawal of the operation later on. According to eye-witnesses, police and paramilitary forces cordoned off a public health centre but as soon as the search operation began, scores of locals assembled […]

Week after warrant, SSP Parihar appears before court

Week after warrant, SSP Parihar appears before court

By Nusrat Sidiq  Srinagar: A week after non-bailable warrant was issued by Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar, Rashid Ali Dar, the former senior superintendent of police on Wednesday turned up before the court in connection with trial in the fake encounter killing of Showkat Ahmed Kataria, a cleric. Though SSP Parrihar is also accused […]

Women skip ECG test at SMHS for lack of female technicians

Women skip ECG test at SMHS for lack of female technicians

By Sumiya Shah SRINAGAR: Lack of female technicians in Electrocardiogram (ECG) section of the SMHS hospital in Srinagar is forcing many female patients to skip the diagnostic test at the hospital. Most women take offence to male technicians undertaking the ECG, and many of them opt for private diagnostic centre where female technicians are available. […]

PDD employee loses both arms

PDD employee loses both arms

By Riyaz Bhat SRINAGAR: An employee of the Power Development Department (PDD) lost his both arms after he was electrocuted in north Kashmir Baramulla district this week. PDD employee, identified as Mohammad Ramzan Tantray was repairing the 7000 KV high tension line when the electricity was suddenly restored and he sustained severe electric shocks. Later, […]

Amnesty reports growing repression across south Asia, ‘excessive’ in Kashmir

Amnesty reports growing repression across south Asia, ‘excessive’ in Kashmir

Srinagar: Repression in Kashmir features prominently in Amnesty International’s 2016-17 report on the state of human rights in India, released on Tuesday. The report says that Indian authorities used “repressive laws” to curb freedom of expression and silence critical voices, and “In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces used unnecessary or excessive force against demonstrators.” In […]