Mehbooba orders withdrawal of cases against 4,327 youths

Mehbooba orders withdrawal of cases against 4,327 youths

Describes move as an opportunity to rebuild their lives JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday approved the withdrawal of charges against 4,327 youths booked in 744 cases of law-and-order violation. The decision was taken on the recommendation of a high-powered committee headed by the Director General of Police which submitted its report to the […]

Killing militants won’t wipe out militancy in Kashmir: CM

Killing militants won’t wipe out militancy in Kashmir: CM

Calls Tihar Jail assault on Kashmiri prisoners ‘shameful’; lauds police for demonstrating restraint Kathua: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said militancy cannot be wiped out by killing militants alone, adding that a more “humane approach” was needed to tackle the problem. She said that drug menace and a growing graph of violence against women […]

JRL says GoI insincere; Will respond ‘if initiatives truthful’

JRL says GoI insincere; Will respond ‘if initiatives truthful’

Srinagar: Putting up a united face before any public gathering after a long time on Wednesday, the joint resistance leadership led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the steps taken by the government of India (GoI) “were not sincere, as same was being done when arrests, killings and […]

Musharraf supports Lashkar’s role in ‘suppressing’ Indian army in Kashmir

Musharraf supports Lashkar’s role in ‘suppressing’ Indian army in Kashmir

Denies LeT’s involvement in Mumbai attack Islamabad/Dubai: Calling himself the “biggest supporter” of the Lashkar-e-Toiba and its founder Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan’s former president Parvez Musharraf, who was the brain behind the 1999 Kargil conflict, has said he backs the militant groups’ role in “suppressing” the Indian Army in Kashmir. “The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jamaat-ud […]

Karan Nagar lanes blockaded by irate residents, commuters left wandering

Karan Nagar lanes blockaded by irate residents, commuters left wandering

SRINAGAR: To protect their “privacy”, residents of Karan Nagar locality in Srinagar have blocked four of the main six lanes to prevent entry of vehicles, causing huge inconvenience to people who pass through the area. The residents argue that the barricades protect their privacy, which has been breached by the unchecked entry of commercial vehicles […]

Farooq wants Kashmiri detainees shifted to JK jails

Farooq wants Kashmiri detainees shifted to JK jails

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) president and member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday strongly condemned incidents of assaults on Kashmiri detainees at Tihar Jail in New Delhi and called such incidents reprehensible and unacceptable. Speaking to reporters at the NC headquarters, Nawa-e-Subha, in Srinagar, Abdullah sought the immediate shifting of all Kashmiri prisoners to jails […]

Airtel opening unauthorised payment accounts after Aadhaar linking

Airtel opening unauthorised payment accounts after Aadhaar linking

Subscriber shocked to find LPG subsidy diverted to Airtel account Shahnawaz Khan Srinagar: Airtel mobile consumers have to be cautious while getting their phone numbers linked with their Aadhaar ID, as the company is opening Airtel payments bank accounts in their names, without their consent. While many subscribers have complained that the telecom company has […]

Govt bans sub-50 micron polythene

Govt bans sub-50 micron polythene

Singh asks PCB to act tough against violators KATHUA: Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh on Wednesday said the government has put a blanket ban on manufacturing of below fifty (50) micron polythene bags in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the new guidelines and regulations would facilitate proper recycling of plastic waste […]

OGW surrenders in Kulgam: army

OGW surrenders in Kulgam: army

Srinagar: An over-ground worker (OGW) of the Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Wednesday surrendered before security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, an Army official said. Altaf Sheikh, who was close to the Hizbul Mujahideen and the LeT, surrendered before the Army in Kulgam, the official said.