New Delhi to start sustained dialogue in J&K: Rajnath

New Delhi to start sustained dialogue in J&K: Rajnath

Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday made a major announcement while addressing the media in New Delhi and said that the Centre has decided to start a “sustained dialogue” in Jammu and Kashmir. Rajnath also announced that former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed as the Centre’s representative or interlocutor. On being asked […]

US State Department adds Salahuddin to ‘terror list’

US State Department adds Salahuddin to ‘terror list’

Srinagar: The head of the largest Kashmir-based militant group-Hizbul Mujahideen- is the latest addition to the US State Department’s terror list. Mohammad Yusuf Shah, known as Syed Salahuddin, the head of Hizb was added to the U.S. ‘terror list’ on Monday. Under his command, the group has claimed credit for several attacks against government forces […]

Militants issue 7-day long calendar to mark Burhan’s first death anniversary

Militants issue 7-day long calendar to mark Burhan’s first death anniversary

Srinagar: The United Jehad Council (UJC), an amalgam of militant organisations in Kashmir Monday  called for a week-long agitation to mark the first death anniversary of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Wani’s death on July 8, 2016 triggered a powerful people’s uprising in Kashmir. At least 90 civilians were killed in force’s actions to break the […]

Kashmir: forces kill youth, death toll touches 8

Kashmir: forces kill youth, death toll touches 8

Srinagar: Another youth was killed in Ganderbal after the forces fired live ammunition on protestors on Sunday evening. The death toll has reached eight. The youth identified as Mohammad Umar was killed after the forces withdrawing from the poll duty were attacked with stones, locals said. His body was carried in a procession to his […]

Srinagar by-polls: Seventh civilian killed in central Kashmir

Srinagar: Government forces killed another youth in central Kashmir’s Chadoora area on Sunday by firing live ammunition against protesters taking death toll to seven. Sources said that a twelfth class student, Aamir was killed on spot after he was hit by a bullet at Sogam area of Cahdoora. Aamir was a resident of Dadevompora, area […]

Srinagar by-polls: Firing at Habbak, 4 injured

Srinagar by-polls: Firing at Habbak, 4 injured

Srinagar: Government forces on Sunday fired live ammunition on protesting people at Habbak in the Srinagar outskirts injuring at least four protesters. Sources in SKIMS Soura told Kashmir Reader that one of the injured was hit by a bullet in his abdomen and he was immediately taken for surgery. They said that he was critical. […]

Srinagar by-polls: Percentage 6.50, not a good day: CEO

Srinagar by-polls: Percentage 6.50, not a good day: CEO

Srinagar: By-Polling for Srinagar Parliamentary seat concluded with an official poll percentage of 6.50 on Sunday. The CEO J&K, Shantamanu told reporters that the poll percentage was 26 less than 2014 polls. He said that final details may take more time as they have not received all EVMs yet. Regarding the killings, CEO said “it […]

Srinagar by-polls: Killings, intense protests mark the day

Srinagar by-polls: Killings, intense protests mark the day

Srinagar: Killings marred polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha bye-elections on Sunday as six people were killed and several injured in firing by government forces on anti-election protesters in various parts of the constituency. Six civilians were killed in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The killings happened in Pakherpora, Beerwah Chadoora and Magam areas. Sources said […]

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