Pakistan lists Hafiz Saeed under anti-terror law

Pakistan lists Hafiz Saeed under anti-terror law

Islamabad: Hafiz Saeed has been listed under Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act by the provincial Punjab government. Dawn News reported that the Punjab government has included names of Saeed and one of his close aides, Qazi Kashif, in the fourth schedule of the Anti-terrorism Act (ATA). Three other men were also added to the list –- Abdullah […]

Recent Kashmir flare-up threatened regional peace: Lodhi

Recent Kashmir flare-up threatened regional peace: Lodhi

New York: Pakistan’s envoy to the UN has said that the denial of the right to self-determination to the Kashmiris led to the recent flare-up which threatened regional peace and security. “Denial of the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir through an independent plebiscite, promised to them by various Security Council resolutions was […]

Start dialogue on Kashmir immediately: Yashwant Sinha

Start dialogue on Kashmir immediately: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: The Concerned Citizens Group, which had met public delegations and resistance leadership in the aftermath of last year’s uprising, asked New Delhi on Saturday to begin a dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir by involving all the stakeholders. “We are deeply concerned at the deteriorating situation in the Kashmir Valley. The loss of lives […]

Police claim Hizb network in Sopore, Baramulla busted

Police claim Hizb network in Sopore, Baramulla busted

Baramulla: Police Saturday claimed they busted a network of people who had been spearheading militant activities and recruiting youths into militancy in Baramulla and Sopore. North Kashmir range deputy inspector general of police Nitish Kumar told a press conference that the police busted the network after the arrest of “Hizb militant Irshad Ahmad Shah of […]

Anti-militancy search op called off after people disrupt it

Anti-militancy search op called off after people disrupt it

Pulwama: Days after army chief Bipin Rawat warned people of a “harsh action” if they help militants escape during gunfights or disrupt counterinsurgency operations, scores of youths pelted government forces with stones during a search operation in Wurwan village of Pulwama district. Army and police had launched a search operation following inputs about the presence […]

Youth held for posting ‘wrong info on FB’

Youth held for posting ‘wrong info on FB’

Baramulla: The police have arrested a youth, Sajad Ahmad Tantray son of Mohammad Maqbool Tantray of Vilgam, Handwara, on charges of spreading rumours. Sub-divisional police officer Handwara Shabir Ahmad Khan said Sajad has been arrested for “sharing wrong information/messages on social networking sites that was inciting violence in the area.” He said the police are […]

Kashmir: For owners’ sake, militants leave houses during gunfights

Kashmir: For owners’ sake, militants leave houses during gunfights

SRINAGAR: During an encounter, militants in north Kashmir prefer to flee from the house in which they have been trapped instead of fighting the troops from within, because they don’t want harm to come to the person who provided them shelter, top army sources told Kashmir Reader. In south Kashmir, where local militants are most […]

Resignations follow cabinet reshuffle

Resignations follow cabinet reshuffle

Srinagar: Hours after the cabinet reshuffle, two PDP ministers resigned from the government on Friday. Senior ministers Basharat Bukhari and Imran Ansari resigned soon after MLA Amira Kadal Altaf Bukhari was inducted to the cabinet. Bukhari was divested of his revenue, relief and rehabilitation portfolio and was assigned horticulture, which many claim miffed him. “I […]

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 […]

Friday continues to be day of battle with troops

Friday continues to be day of battle with troops

Srinagar: Anti-India protests were held and government troops pelted with stones in several areas of Kashmir on Friday. For the first time since July last year, the ‘protest calendar’ had not called for a strike this Friday. Protesters also waved the Pakistan flag near Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid in the Nowhatta area, despite army chief […]