Geelani calls for shutdown in areas on massacre anniversaries

Geelani calls for shutdown in areas on massacre anniversaries

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Tuesday called for shutdown in Kashmir areas on their respective massacre anniversary days. In a statement issued here, Geelani called for a complete shutdown in Gaw Kadal on January 21—the 26th anniversary of the Gaw Kadal massacre. He said Handwara and Kupwara towns should observe shutdowns […]

Renovated Zero bridge to become a tourist spot

Renovated Zero bridge to become a tourist spot

Sumiya Shah SRINAGAR: Expected to be thrown open by March this year after two decades of closure, the renovated timber truss Zero bridge in uptown Raj Bagh will be turned into a tourist spot. According to Ishtiaq Hussain Wani, project officer of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), which carried out the renovation, the […]

Two revenue officials caught taking bribe, arrested

Two revenue officials caught taking bribe, arrested

Srinagar: A revenue official and his assistant were arrested after being caught taking bribe in Srinagar on Tuesday, a Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) official said here on Tuesday. The official said the VOK caught red handed Showket Ahmad Sofi, who is a revenue official (pathwari) Natipora and his subordinate Abdul Rashid Dar while demanding and […]

Investment in educating youth key to nation building: Pranab

Investment in educating youth key to nation building: Pranab

Srinagar: President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the investment in educating the youth, sharpening their mental faculties, technical skills, and awareness about their social responsibilities, would be the key to prepare them for nationbuilding. Addressing students and faculty of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) along with 150 institutes of higher learning and […]

Hurriyat (M), DFP visit ailing Geelani’s residence

Srinagar: The delegations of Hurriyat Conference (M) and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday visited the ailing Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani at his Hyderpora residence to enquire about his health condition. On the directions of Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is presently outside Kashmir, a delegation comprising of Ghulam […]

Freedom Party participates in disappeared chemist’s funeral prayers in absentia

Srinagar: A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday participated in the funeral prayers in absentia organised for a chemist, Manzoor Ahmad Dar of Rawalpora, who had disappeared in the custody of government forces fourteen years ago. According to a statement issued here, a delegation led by Molvi Bashir Ahmad participated in Dar’s funeral […]

Anjum pays tributes to late PDP patron

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLC Anjum Fazili on Tuesday said the death of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has created huge political vaccum in the state, which cannot be filled ever. While holding a condolence meeting of late PDP patron, Fazili paid rich tributes to the late CM. “Besides being a statesman, Mufti […]

CRPF, police search Nundreshi Colony
Check background details of tenants

CRPF, police search Nundreshi Colony <br /> Check background details of tenants

Sharooz Bashir SRINAGAR: A search operation has been carried out by the Central Reserve Police Force and the police in Nundreshi Colony, Bemina, to identify tenants and their landlords, local residents said. The search operation is probably part of the heightened vigil being carried out after the recent daredevil attack by a group of militants […]

26th Gaw Kadal Massacre Anniversary: Hurriyat (M) supports call for shutdown in parts of Srinagar

26th Gaw Kadal Massacre Anniversary: Hurriyat (M) supports call for shutdown in parts of Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday supported Hilal War-led Peoples Political Party’s call for shutdown in several areas of uptown Srinagar on January 21—the 26th anniversary of the Gaw Kadal massacre. War’s party has called for a shutdown in Gaw Kadal and its adjoining areas on Thursday to commemorate the martyrs of the massacre, which […]

Disappeared Dar’s funeral prayer-in-absentia today

Disappeared Dar’s funeral prayer-in-absentia today

SRINAGAR: Family Manzoor Ahmad Dar, a chemist of Rawalpora, Srinagar, who was subjected to enforced disappearance in 2002, will hold the funeral prayers in absentia of him on Tuesday. Dar was picked up from his Rawalpora residence by unidentified gunmen on the intervening night of January 18 and 19, 2002. The protests that followed had […]