Pandit exodus hit quality education in Kashmir: CM

Pandit exodus hit quality education in Kashmir: CM

Srinagar: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday that education in the valley has suffered immensely because of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. Stating that quality education in Kashmir remained a “far-fetched dream” after the Pandits left the valley, Mufti said migrant Pandits invested their skills and expertise in Jammu that naturally progressed. “For centuries […]

Bukhari replaces Naeem as edu min

Bukhari replaces Naeem as edu min

Srinagar: Altaf Bukhari replaced Naeem Akhtar as Minister of Education and Haseeb Drabu was divested of the culture ministry by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in her first expansion and reshuffle of her cabinet on Friday. Naeem Akhtar was made Minister of Public Works, which includes the department of Roads and Buildings (R&B). Abdul Rehman Veeri […]

Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Remains of Reshi house become site of solidarity

Frisal (Kulgam): An extraordinary scene of devastation is what remains of the Reshi family’s house in Nagbal village. Hundreds of people have been coming since Sunday, when the house was blasted to rubble by government troops, to pay homage and to survey the ruins. The most curious sight is of two corrugated tin sheets that […]

Choice and harassment: What led two Kulgam militants to pick up arms?

Choice and harassment: What led two Kulgam militants to pick up arms?

Redwani (Kulgam): This is the tale of two militants who came from neighbouring villages in Kulgam’s Redwani area, but picked up the guns for different reasons. Their stories have little in common, but they died during a fierce gun battle on Sunday in Kulgam during which four militants, one civilian and two army personnel were […]

Ishfaq killed by govt troops, not militants, says his family

Ishfaq killed by govt troops, not militants, says his family

Nagbal, Kulgam: The family members of  Reshi, the civilian who was killed during the fierce encounter between militants and government forces on Sunday, have strongly contested the official claim that Ishfaq was killed when militants opened fire on him. Instead, the family members claim that Ishfaq along with his brother Mohammad Shafi Reshi, both co-owners […]

10 of 15 militants killed this year locals

10 of 15 militants killed this year locals

Srinagar: At least 15 militants, ten of whom were local Kashmiris, have been killed since January 1 in Kashmir, the records maintained by the police say. This figure of the killed militants exceeds that for the same period last year, when eight militants were killed. Another contrast with the year 2016 is that the majority […]

Police report does not rule out repetition of 2016 uprising, says Hurriyat unification is ‘threat to peace’

Police report does not rule out repetition of 2016 uprising, says Hurriyat unification is ‘threat to peace’

SRINAGAR: The police in Kashmir are “unnerved” by the unification of various groups in the pro-freedom camp and apprehend that situation in Kashmir could take a sudden turn at any point in time creating a 2016-like atmosphere. In a confidential report, submitted to the government in January 2017, the police have stated that unified Hurriyat […]

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