Army to launch action in south Kashmir in ‘real earnest’

Army to launch action in south Kashmir in ‘real earnest’

Srinagar: The Indian Army chief on Friday hinted at launching a massive crackdown in south Kashmir where public protests since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani have paralysed the government’s writ. Sources said that the operation, which will include search operations and raids, would be launched in “real earnest”. The decision to actively […]

2 photojournalists targeted with pellets

2 photojournalists targeted with pellets

SRINAGAR: A day after government forces assaulted several photojournalists at Batamaloo, two photojournalists — Muzamil Mattoo working with Kashmir Reader and Zuhaib Maqbool who works for an online portal — were hit by pellets while covering a protest in Rainawari area of old city. Muzamil has suffered pellet injuries in head, back and arm, while […]

Two-wheeler sales zoom in ongoing uprising

Two-wheeler sales zoom in ongoing uprising

SRINAGAR: The two-wheeler market is booming amid all the booming guns in Kashmir. Dealers of scooters and bikes say that customer are coming in large numbers to ride home on new two-wheelers. While most trading activity in Kashmir is sliding down, bike dealers say they have achieved good sales, but most of them without the […]

BSNL runs out of SIM cards in Srinagar Circle

BSNL runs out of SIM cards in Srinagar Circle

SRINAGAR: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has no SIM cards to give to customers in its Srinagar Circle, where the demand for postpaid SIM cards is growing by the day. This crunch comes at the same time as when BSNL is holding camps throughout the state to increase its market share by offering free […]

Uprising leaves Qazigund to beasts’ mercy

Uprising leaves Qazigund to beasts’ mercy

SRINAGAR: A string of bear attacks in Qazigund, Anantnag, and its adjoining areas has forced residents of the area to stay indoors, with locals saying that the ongoing uprising is making it difficult for the wildlife officials to tackle the problem effectively. A resident, Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh of Kuchpora, was mauled recently by the bear, […]

Day 42: Protests continue amid unrelenting siege

Day 42: Protests continue amid unrelenting siege

Srinagar: The government on Friday enforced a strict curfew in Kashmir to stop people from proceeding towards Aripanthan Beerwah. Dozens of people were injured in clashes with government forces on Friday. Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were stopped from leading the march and taken into police custody. The joint pro-freedom leadership had appealed […]

BJP asks protesting KP employees to return to Kashmir

BJP asks protesting KP employees to return to Kashmir

JAMMU: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the protesting Kashmiri Pandit employees to return to Kashmir valley and join their duties. Kashmiri Pandit employees have been protesting for last 13 days after they fled Kashmir due to the alleged stone pelting on their transit camps.  Jammu BJP unit today asked them that they have to […]

BJP, PDP legislators seek names of Roshni Act beneficiaries

BJP, PDP legislators seek names of Roshni Act beneficiaries

Srinagar: Assembly speaker Kavinder Gupta has sought investigations into land transfers under JK Roshni Act after some members alleged that politicians and bureaucrats have occupied land under the guise of this scheme. Thousands of acres of land in the possession of people were regularised under this scheme, mostly in Jammu region. During question hour, some […]

Opposition missing from the House

Opposition missing from the House

SRINAGAR: The PDP and BJP legislators on Wednesday demanded release of the Industries & Commerce department grants without discussion as the opposition members were absent from the House. After the Question Hour was over, the opposition benches remained empty as the legislators remained away from the proceedings. Senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari pointed out their […]