Strict restrictions in Kashmir mark first anniversary of Article 370 abrogation

Strict restrictions in Kashmir mark first anniversary of Article 370 abrogation

Srinagar: A day after the administration officially lifted curfew, strict restrictions continued across Kashmir on Wednesday on the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 and downgrading of J&K state into two union territories. On Tuesday evening, the district administration Srinagar had withdrawn its order of two-day curfew on August 4 and 5 in […]

Curfew lifted in Srinagar but markets, transport to stay shut

Curfew lifted in Srinagar but markets, transport to stay shut

SRINAGAR: Curfew in Srinagar was lifted on orders of the district magistrate Tuesday evening a day early, as it was originally imposed for two days, August 4 and 5, with the district administration citing “reports from police authorities apprehending law and order problems in view of plans by separatist groups, along with Pakistan sponsored groups, […]

After govt declares Soz free in SC, drama unfolds at his residence

After govt declares Soz free in SC, drama unfolds at his residence

Srinagar: A day after the J&K government told the Supreme Court that senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz is not under any detention, high drama was witnessed at the leader’s residence here in Srinagar on Thursday. Soz, a former Union minister, was seen climbing the boundary wall alongside the gate of his house, while cops tried […]

No social distancing as people flock to markets for Eid

No social distancing as people flock to markets for Eid

Srinagar: Srinagar city burst into sudden hectic activity on Wednesday as people flocked to markets for Eid shopping, caring little for the restrictions and precautions against Covid-19 that had kept them confined for months. Since morning, there was considerable rush in several markets across the city. The city centre Lal Chowk witnessed a huge rush […]

Customers conspicuous by their absence at animal markets this Eid

Customers conspicuous by their absence at animal markets this Eid

Srinagar: A small businessman by profession, Parvaiz Ahmad (name changed) feels both sad and upset when his son asks if they will sacrifice an animal this Eid ul Azha. Parvaiz Ahmad considers sacrificing as paramount in Islam, and has been sacrificing an animal on every Eid for several years. This year, though, the Covid pandemic […]

KU student arrested under UAPA, two years after case was filed

KU student arrested under UAPA, two years after case was filed

Family in shock; student leaves note on social media suggesting KU authorities are targeting him Srinagar: A student of Kashmir University was arrested on Friday by police in a case which was registered against him in 2018. Aaqib Ahmad Naik, a resident of Aglar Pinjoora area of Shopian district, was called for questioning to Police […]

Strict restrictions imposed across Kashmir

Strict restrictions imposed across Kashmir

Transport off the roads, business establishments shut Srinagar: A strict lockdown was imposed across Kashmir valley, except Bandipora, on Thursday in view of upsurge in Covid-19 cases and fatalities in the last few days. The Jammu and Kashmir administration had on Wednesday decided to impose a complete lockdown, starting Wednesday evening, in all districts of […]

Special trains in Kashmir to resume from Monday

Special trains in Kashmir to resume from Monday

Srinagar: Railway authorities in Kashmir on Saturday announced the commencement of staff-special trains from Banihal to Budgam and vice versa during alternate days in a week starting from Monday. As per the order, the railway authorities have also sought escort staff, for plying the train from Banihal to Baramulla stretch from Monday. The trains will, […]

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