After 8 years, Geelani allowed to offer Friday prayers

After 8 years, Geelani allowed to offer Friday prayers

Muhammad Raafi Srinagar: Urging people to stay firmly on the path of resistance, octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani on Friday offered congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid Hyderpora after being freed from eight years of house arrest. Accompanied by senior members of the Hurriyat, including his longtime aide and new Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairperson, Muhammad Ashraf Sehraie, […]

Won’t ask my son to return: Sehraie

Won’t ask my son to return: Sehraie

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairperson Muhammad Ashraf Sehraie on Friday said that his son Junaid had made a “conscious decision” to become a militant and that he will not appeal to his son to return. Talking to Kashmir Reader, Sehraie said that his son’s blood was not more pious than that of other boys who were fighting […]

Never asked for security, govt free to withdraw it: Mirwaiz

Never asked for security, govt free to withdraw it: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said government is free to withdraw his security cover as he had never asked for it. “I reiterate that government is free to withdraw the police personnel as I have never asked for it,” Mirwaiz said while addressing the people at the […]

Police detain 4 persons during CASO in Baramulla village

Police detain 4 persons during CASO in Baramulla village

KUNZER (BARAMULLA): A cordon and search operation (CASO) was conducted by government forces on Friday in Malwah village and its adjoining forest area in Baramulla district, during which four civilians including two OGWs (over-ground workers for militants) have been arrested, police said. Police sources said that the CASO was launched after inputs regarding presence of […]

Mehbooba, Omar among ‘most powerful’ Indians

Mehbooba, Omar among ‘most powerful’ Indians

Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah have again secured the top positions, number 1 and 2, in the ‘Indian Express Power list for 2017-2018’. The Indian Express came up with a list of 100 most powerful Indians on Friday that ranged from politicians, cricketers to Bollywood actors. As […]

Panel told to select KU VC on merit, not politics

Panel told to select KU VC on merit, not politics

Srinagar: Top officials and faculty of Kashmir University (KU) on Friday told the three-member panel that will select a new Vice Chancellor (VC) of the varsity to make the appointment on merit, without being swayed by “political interference.” In day-long interactions held with the panel today, the KU faculty and staff mentioned Prof Jalees Ahmed […]

Police, NGO rescue kidnapped Assamese girl from Rajbagh home

Police, NGO rescue kidnapped Assamese girl from Rajbagh home

Srinagar: An underage girl who was working as a domestic help has been rescued by police and child rights organisation Childline Srinagar. According to police, Childline Srinagar approached them with a complaint that a minor girl had been kidnapped from Assam and was working as a domestic help in Rajbagh area of Srinagar. Following the […]