Sharma returning to Kashmir with hopes of ‘breakthrough’

Sharma returning to Kashmir with hopes of ‘breakthrough’

Srinagar: New Delhi’s special representative to Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, said on Monday that he is expecting a breakthrough in the prospect of talks with the resistance leadership on his second visit to Kashmir. “I am coming (to Kashmir) in the last week of November,” Sharma told Kashmir Reader over phone from New Delhi. “Kuch na […]

Thousands attend militant’s funeral in Srinagar amid restrictions

Thousands attend militant’s funeral in Srinagar amid restrictions

Srinagar: Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of slain militant commander Mugees Ahmad Mir on Saturday in Srinagar’s Parimpora area. From early morning, people thronged the slain militant’s residence despite police and paramilitary forces having sealed all entry and exit points to Parimpora. Photojournalists complained that police and paramilitary did not allow them […]

Mugees was in city to buy weapons or snatch them: police

Mugees was in city to buy weapons or snatch them: police

Srinagar: Police had information that militant commander Mugees Ahmad was in Srinagar to make “weapons deal or snatch them”, which is why they launched the operation in Zakura on Friday evening, Srinagar police chief Imtiyaz Ismail Parray told Kashmir Reader. “We exactly knew that Mugees, the militant, was moving in the area and we launched […]

Pak NSA accuses India of creating ‘two-front situation’

Pak NSA accuses India of creating ‘two-front situation’

Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua on Saturday accused India of creating a “two-front situation” for Pakistan, saying such a policy would be detrimental for regional peace and stability. His statement came during his talks with visiting Special Representative of Germany for Afghanistan and Pakistan Markus Potzel who was accompanied by German Ambassador […]

Mugees wished his body to be draped in the Islamic flag

Mugees wished his body to be draped in the Islamic flag

SRINAGAR: On April 2 last year, Mugees Ahmad Mir disappeared from his home. Yesterday, on November 17, his mother Hajra Bano, 55, received a call from an unknown number. It was Mugees, saying that he wanted to meet her. Basharat, Mugees’s younger brother, recalled, “I was at my gym when my mother came rushing. She […]

Majid ‘might’ accept Bhutia’s offer: Father

Majid ‘might’ accept Bhutia’s offer: Father

Anantnag: The father of footballer Majid Khan who returned home from militant ranks has said that his son’s unflinching love for football might force him to accept the ‘coaching’ offer from former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia. Bhutia had today taken to Twitter to offer Majid coaching classes at his football academy. He expressed concern […]

Restrictions in Srinagar today

Restrictions in Srinagar today

Srinagar: The government on Friday announced restrictions under Section 144 CrPC would be imposed in in areas falling under the jurisdiction of eight police stations in Srinagar today. The areas where restrictions will be imposed include Parimpora, Rainwari, Safakadal, Nowhatta, Khnayar, MR Gung and partial restrictions will be imposed in areas falling under Maisuma and […]

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