Reports Sans Frontiers to India: Investigate into attacks on journalists, don’t target media

Reports Sans Frontiers to India: Investigate into attacks on journalists, don’t target media

SRINAGAR: Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) has asked the Indian authorities to investigate the attacks on two journalists in Kashmir and identify the forces’ personnel responsible for abuses against journalists, media reports said As per the reports, the international organisation, which promotes freedom of press, has called for investigations to identify the government forces responsible for […]

Mehbooba for expediting work on new Medical Colleges

Mehbooba for expediting work on new Medical Colleges

SRINAGAR:  Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Thursday called for expediting work on establishment of the five new medical colleges to augment the medical education and healthcare facilities in the State. Chairing a high level meeting here to review the progress of work on establishment of new medical colleges in the State, the Chief Minister said that […]

Kupwara residents jubilant over camp’s relocation

SRINAGAR: The residents of Kupwara are jubilant over the removal of an army camp from the north Kashmir district’s Zirhama area after 27 year. The residents said the soldiers of the 160 Territorial Army of India stationed in the camp were given marching orders on Tuesday evening. The army, as per the residents, occupied the […]

Victims explain how they were ‘targeted’

Victims explain how they were ‘targeted’

SRINAGAR: Bhat Imran, a resident of Khansahab, Budgam, was part of a protest. He was shot in his foot. He said he was targeted by the forces as if they wanted to kill him “Around 10, 000 protesters were peacefully marching towards the market when 33 RR stationed there fired at us indiscriminately, without any […]

For CRPF chief blinding and maiming with pellets is like ‘beating your wife’

For CRPF chief blinding and maiming with pellets is like ‘beating your wife’

SRINAGAR: Blinding and maiming unarmed protesters with pellet ammunition is like “beating your wife” for CRPF director general Durga Prasad. Asked whether the force will stop using pellet guns, which have killed a few people, blinded partially or fully dozens and injured hundreds of others, Prasad said, “It is like asking when you would stop […]

Netizens fume over school education dept’s ’emotional’ post

Netizens fume over school education dept’s ’emotional’ post

By Iqbal Kirmani Srinagar: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on Tuesday drew flak on its official Facebook page from people after it posted an emotional message urging students to return to the schools. “Come back, before we forget the art of teaching and you forget the joy of learning, come back to salvage […]