Fresh snowfall throws life out of gear

Fresh snowfall throws life out of gear

Srinagar: Fresh snowfall disrupted normal life in the valley on Tuesday, forcing cancellation of all flights to Srinagar while the traffic on arterial Srinagar-Jammu highway remained affected for several hours in the day. Commuters complained of hardship, especially in the afternoon because fearing blockage of roads, passenger transport vehicles went off roads early in the […]

Anything at fault? Call 100 to complain

Anything at fault? Call 100 to complain

Srinagar: Every morning, officials of seven essential services arrive at Srinagar’s police control room (PCR) on a daylong assignment: to receive calls about daily issues faced by people in Kashmir. The officials belong to seven departments: power development (electricity), consumer affairs and public distribution, mechanical engineering, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, irrigation and flood control, roads and […]

PSA quashed by HC, but Sarfaraz still under arrest

PSA quashed by HC, but Sarfaraz still under arrest

By Nusrat Sidiq    Srinagar: Sarfaraz Ahmed Sheikh, a 24-year-old resident of Nowhatta area in Srinagar, has been detained at police station Nowhatta since January 17, the day when the High Court quashed the detention order under Public Safety Act (PSA) against him. Chief Minister Mehbboba Mufti had made a statement in the legislative assembly […]

Pak asks world bodies to stop ‘Indian forces’ brutalities’ in Kashmir

Pak asks world bodies to stop ‘Indian forces’ brutalities’ in Kashmir

Srinagar: While reiterating that Kashmir was a core issue between Pakistan and India, Pakistan on Tuesday called upon international community and world bodies to intervene to stop “India forces’ brutalities and human rights violations in Kashmir.” “Pakistan is sincere in resolving this issue but India has not responded positively to its offer for composite dialogue,” […]

Ex gratia for 2016 victims: This is what Aripanthan families say

Ex gratia for 2016 victims: This is what Aripanthan families say

By Ishfaq Reshi   Aripanthan (Budgam): Four people were shot dead by CRPF troopers on August 16 in Aripanthan village of Budgam district. Three of the families have said they will accept the compensation announced by the government. The fourth family said it won’t “sell the blood of our martyr”. Here is what the family […]

Er Rashid presents birth certificate of boy booked under PSA

Er Rashid presents birth certificate of boy booked under PSA

Jammu: Pressing his demand for the immediate release and revocation of Public Safety Act (PSA) charges against 14-year-old Sahil Ahmad Sheikh, Langate MLA Engineer  Rashid on Monday presented in the house the birth certificate of the boy. The government had claimed that Sahil Sheikh’s age was 22 years. With the birth certificate of Sahil Sheikh […]

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