NIA returns to Valley, raids 12 new locations

NIA returns to Valley, raids 12 new locations

Srinagar: After grilling seven Hurriyat Conference leaders in New Delhi, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) returned to Srinagar and raided at least 12 new locations in Kashmir on Wednesday. The raids were conducted in Srinagar, Kupwara and Pulwama districts. They began in the morning. Sources said that a team of NIA sleuths raided […]

Agitations hit JK economy: Vohra

Agitations hit JK economy: Vohra

Srinagar: Governor, N N Vohra on Monday accused the freedom movement for “retarded” growth of Jammu and Kashmir economy. He also accused that Pakistan of maintaining its strong support to “subversive and terrorist activities” in Jammu and Kashmir. “For many years now, J&K’s growth and progress has been retarded by the continuing programmes of protestations […]

HC asks for report on rebuilding of burned schools

HC asks for report on rebuilding of burned schools

Srinagar: Coming down heavily on the state government over the issue of schools burnt during the 2016 uprising, the J&K High Court on Thursday gave the government four weeks to finalise the entire process required to re-construct the schools and directed the commissioner secretary to forward a report to the finance secretary for the same. […]

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

Geelani’s sons leave for Delhi to face NIA

SRINAGAR: Nayeem Geelani and Naseem Geelani, sons of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani, have left for New Delhi to appear before NIA for questioning. Naeem Geelani, the elder son of Hurriyat chairman, had undergone cardiac surgery in 2009 and was admitted in Srinagar’s SKIMS hospital on Sunday after he complained of chest pains. Both […]

Shutdown follows arrests

Shutdown follows arrests

Srinagar: A shutdown was observed on Tuesday against the arrest of seven pro-freedom leaders by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Normal life was disrupted in parts of Srinagar due to strict restrictions imposed by the government after a call for shutdown was given by the joint resistance leadership. As “precautionary measures”, restrictions under Section 144 […]

Already in jail, 70-year-old Khan Sopori slapped with another PSA

Already in jail, 70-year-old Khan Sopori slapped with another PSA

Sopore: Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, aged 70, imprisoned in Kot Balwal jail in Jammu for the past four months under the Public Safety Act (PSA), has been slapped with another PSA under the same cases registered against him earlier. Sopori, a resident of Badambagh in Sopore town, is chairman of the People’s League organisation and […]

Court gives govt a week to fix gaps in report on burnt schools

Court gives govt a week to fix gaps in report on burnt schools

SRINAGAR: Coming down heavily on the state government over the issue of schools burnt down during the 2016 summer uprising, the J&K High Court on Tuesday gave the government a week to come up with a proper status report failing which, the Director, School Education, Kashmir, is to be present at the next hearing. Hearing […]

By blocking ads, govt muzzling Kashmir media

By blocking ads, govt muzzling Kashmir media

Srinagar: Journalism in Kashmir is a risky venture even in the best of times. Life and livelihood are both at risk when reporting the ‘situation’ in the Valley, whether it was the insurgency in the turbulent 90s or the street agitations since 2008. Reporters have had to face the ire of the government as well […]

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