CRPF men mock journalist’s curfew pass, say ‘I am the DM’

CRPF men mock journalist’s curfew pass, say ‘I am the DM’

SRINAGAR: Half a dozen CRPF men deployed at Rainawari’s Surtang area on Saturday afternoon did not allow passage to a correspondent of this newspaper despite his showing them a curfew pass issued by the office of the district magistrate Srinagar. The correspondent, a resident of Rainawari, was on his way to office when he was […]

Killing of Burhan was an accident, says Dy CM Nirmal Singh

Killing of Burhan was an accident, says Dy CM Nirmal Singh

Srinagar: BJP which earlier had contrasting views on Burhan Wani’s killing today seemed to be toeing the PDP line with the statement. Weeks after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh today said that the incident was an accident. Singh went on to say that the […]

Bar files PIL, seeks ban on use of pellet guns

Bar files PIL, seeks ban on use of pellet guns

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, on Saturday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the High Court to challenge the use of use of pellets guns by the government forces on protesters. The petition has been sent to the Chief Justice of the High Court for his decision on whether […]

Ashoka University acts after pro-Kashmir letter

Ashoka University acts after pro-Kashmir letter

SRINAGAR: Ashoka University has initiated action following the letter issued by several of its alumina in support of the ongoing agitation in Kashmir. According to social-media disclosures of Rahul Maganti, one of the signatories of the letter, the varsity has “stopped free flow of information between the alumni and the students”. The varsity, he said, […]

Malik shifted to Central Jail

Malik shifted to Central Jail

SRINAGAR: Detained chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, was shifted to the Central Jail Srinagar on Saturday. Malik had been detained by police on July 8, and he was lodged at police station Kothibagh. “He was kept in solitary confinement, cut off from the rest of the world, because of which […]

Yechury warns against playing political games on Kashmir

Yechury warns against playing political games on Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Reiterating their demand for calling all parties meeting and political dialogue with “all stakeholders” on Kashmir issue, CPI (m) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said that the party was seriously concerned about the on-going uprising. “We want that normalcy returns to the state. We feel pained if there is any painful situation there. So, it […]

GST not to apply to J&K in current shape: Haseeb Drabu

GST not to apply to J&K in current shape: Haseeb Drabu

New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir finance minister Haseeb Drabu on Saturday set the record straight on the goods and services tax (GST), saying the empowered committee has agreed that the proposed tax will not be extended to the state in the current form. The state government will come out with a separate proposal on how […]

Baseer takes charge as Div Com, reviews education sector

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the smooth functioning of all educational institutions of the valley. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, IGP Kashmir, Principal GMC Srinagar, Principals of various schools besides the officers of Health, Floriculture, EM&RE PHE, R&B, Urban Local bodies besides other […]

Govt to act tough against timber smugglers

SRINAGAR: Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh on Saturday said the government would act tough against the timber smugglers across the Kashmir region. The Minister said this while taking a review meeting of the Forest and allied departments here. He said the department has been receiving complaints about increasing timber smuggling in […]