Weather to improve after another spell of rain

Weather to improve after another spell of rain

By Riyaz Bhat Srinagar: After a spell of fresh rain across Kashmir, weather is likely to improve after another spell of rains in the next 24 hours, the weather officials said. The Meteorological Department of Kashmir has issued a fresh warning of light to moderate rain and snowfall for next 24 hours across Kashmir including in […]

Militant’s brother alleges torture, constant harassment by SOG

Militant’s brother alleges torture, constant harassment by SOG

By SHERFUN NISA KULGAM: The brother of a militant from Kulgam district has alleged that police tortured him on the night of February 8 so severely that both his kidneys have been damaged. Hilal Ahmad Ganie, brother of active militant Omar Majeed Ganie, is currently bed-ridden at his home in Souch village with a catheter inserted […]

750 habeas corpus petitions filed by lawyers in PSA detentions

750 habeas corpus petitions filed by lawyers in PSA detentions

Srinagar: More than 750 habeas corpus petitions have been filed against Public Safety Act (PSA) orders since July last year. The draconian PSA empowers the government to imprison a person for up to a year without a trial. However, after filing a Habeas Corpus petition, the detainee can be produced before a judge or in […]

Both ministers ‘willing’ to withdraw resignation

Both ministers ‘willing’ to withdraw resignation

Srinagar: The two ministers who resigned from the Mehbooba Mufti-led government on Friday are willing to rejoin the cabinet if their portfolios are changed. The two PDP ministers, Syed Basharat Bukhari and Imran Raza Ansari, resigned hours after the first cabinet rejig in the coalition PDP-BJP government. Ansari, who wields influence on the Shia electorate, […]

MLA bargains for ministry with ‘boycott’ threat

MLA bargains for ministry with ‘boycott’ threat

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party MLA from Noorabad constituency, Abdul Majeed Paddar, on Saturday said that his workers were threatening to boycott the upcoming parliamentary polls in Kashmir if he is not inducted into the cabinet of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. “I had a meeting with my workers at Gandhi Nagar in Jammu. The workers were […]

Qarra joins Congress

Qarra joins Congress

Srinagar: Former Member of Parliament (MP) and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tariq Hameed Karra on Saturday joined the Congress party in New Delhi, a move he claimed was made necessary because the PDP-BJP government was implementing the “RSS agenda” in jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President GA […]

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 […]

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