2 city schools closed today

2 city schools closed today

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar on Friday decided to suspend the class work at MP Higher Secondary School and SP Higher Secondary School on Saturday. According to the statement, deputy commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone said, “The class work in SP Higher Secondary and MP Higher Secondary will remain suspended on Saturday.” The class […]

Vyas is new chief secretary

Vyas is new chief secretary

SRINAGAR: The state government on Friday appointed Bharat Bhushan Vyas as the new chief secretary. Vyas replaces BR Sharma who will now serve as advisor to the Chief Minister. A cabinet meeting, presided over by Mehbooba Mufti, took the decision to appoint Vyas, a 1986-batch IAS officer, as the chief secretary. Vyas has been serving […]

Children studying at seminary beaten up by army, say teachers

Children studying at seminary beaten up by army, say teachers

Raashid Hassan SHOPIAN: Army soldiers on Friday allegedly beat up children studying in a Quranic school in Shopian and also entered the school where they roughed up teachers and took with them both students and teachers to their camp. Teachers at the Jamia Zia-ul-Huda said that the children were playing cricket in the courtyard of […]

UN Rapporteur seeks feedback on social media ban

UN Rapporteur seeks feedback on social media ban

Srinagar: UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye on Friday sought feedback from Kashmiris how ban on social media was affecting them. Kaye tweeted a story highlighting the ban on social media in the Valley for a month. I can tweet this. Can someone in #Kashmir? Share what you know via […]

Election: A cloak to cover state violence in Kashmir!

Election: A cloak to cover state violence in Kashmir!

By Haroon Lone & Rouf Dar Elections and Plebiscite The thermometer in recent elections shows the boiling point among the Kashmiris, knowing themselves as well as the Indian state as to where the people stand. The objective of political participation in the Indian state, through elections is that it allows the Indian state to preserve […]

Togadia wants ‘carpet bombing’ in Kashmir to stop militants

Togadia wants ‘carpet bombing’ in Kashmir to stop militants

Vadodra: Infamous right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Friday demanded that the government carry out “carpet bombing” in Kashmir Valley to stop the attacks on security forces by militants. “After attacks on Army camps in Uri and Kupwara, our government should carry out carpet bombing in Kashmir Valley area to stop such attacks. […]

Police summon SP school students

Police summon SP school students

Srinagar: Police have launched a crackdown against students for their involvement in street protests by calling them to police stations. SP Higher Secondary School is one of the schools whose students are being summoned to police station. The students of this school are being called to Kothibagh police station. Sources said, police have accessed the […]

Revoke ban: CPJ

Revoke ban: CPJ

Srinagar: New York based, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent watchdog body, has asked India to immediately revoke a one-month ban on social media in Kashmir. The government has banned 22 social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and YouTube. “The sweeping censorship of social media under the pretext of ‘maintaining peace […]

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