Shutdown in Kashmir, restrictions in Srinagar parts

Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent JRL-called protest, police said. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a pro-freedom comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has called for the protest against shifting of local detainees to jails outside, murder of a Hurriyat activist by […]

Grow up to serve: Rawat to J-K youth

Grow up to serve: Rawat to J-K youth

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Friday exhorted youths of Jammu and Kashmir to “stay away from elements trying to indulge in terror activities” in the militancy-infested state, and asked them to focus on building their lives through education. His comments came during an interaction with a group of students from Rajouri district of […]

US will not allow China to ‘coerce’ nations in Asia: Trump admin

US will not allow China to ‘coerce’ nations in Asia: Trump admin

Washington: The US will not allow China to “bully” or “coerce” nations in Asia, a senior Trump administration official has said, amidst Beijing flexing its muscles in the region. The Trump administration has made clear that the US wants a “productive” relationship with China, and the two countries must work to manage and resolve differences, […]

Kathua rape & murder: Hindu Ekta Munch holds protest supporting accused

Kathua rape & murder: Hindu Ekta Munch holds protest supporting accused

Jammu: A Hindu right-wing group Friday took out a protest demonstration in Jammu in support of the two accused arrested in the rape and murder case of eight-year-old girl in Kathua with the Jammu and Kashmir police providing them escort, reports said. Police said the victim was abducted, brutally raped and later murdered in Kathua […]

Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar allowed after three weeks

Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar allowed after three weeks

Srinagar: The weekly prayers Friday were allowed in Jamia Masjid Srinagar after three weeks. Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Friday strongly criticised the government for disallowing Friday prayers, at Jamia Masjid every now and then. He lashed out at authorities for repeatedly disallowing Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid and imposing curbs in the Downtown […]

Two naxals killed in gunbattle with police in Chhattisgarh

Two naxals killed in gunbattle with police in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Two naxals, including a woman, were gunned down by the forces personnel in an exchange of fire in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said today. The skirmish took place late last night in a forest near Tokanpalli village under Chintagufa police station limits when a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special […]

Funding case: NIA defines who is a journalist

Funding case: NIA defines who is a journalist

Srinagar: In its chargesheet on the Kashmir terror funding case, the NIA dealt specifically with photo journalist Kamran Yousuf from Kashmir. According to media reports the NIA said that Kamran Yusuf was not a real journalist. Yusuf was arrested on September 5 for alleged involvement in incidents of stone pelting in Kashmir. During the bail […]

Palhalan gunfight: Police version

Palhalan gunfight: Police version

Srinagar: Police on Friday issued the following statement about the gunfight between militants and government forces in north Kashmir’s Palhalan area. “Information about presence of militants in Tantaraypora Palhalan was received and accordingly a joint operation was launched in the area. While the cordon was being established and civilians being evacuated from the area, militants […]

Forces launch search operation in Samba

Forces launch search operation in Samba

Jammu: government forces started search operations in parts of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after some people reported suspicious movements in the area. Police said people living in Katli area reported these movements early on Friday, following which a joint search operation by the police and the army was launched. Schools in […]