Work on Kishanganga Hydel Power Project remains suspended

Work on Kishanganga Hydel Power Project remains suspended

Bandipora: Work on the Kishanganga Hydel Power Project (KGHPP) remained suspended for the sixth day today as the workers are protesting against the executing construction company Hindustan Construction Corporation (HCC). The workers are protesting denial of due share of work and development promised to them. The villagers, who were displaced due to the Power Project, […]

TRAGBAL: Sanctuary project will be altered for army firing range

TRAGBAL: Sanctuary project will be altered for army firing range

Bandipora: Wildlife authorities are likely to alter Kishanganga Wildlife Sanctuary project in Gurez to pave way for army’s imminent takeover of Tragal meadow in the same area for use as an artillery firing range, a move that has drawn criticism from various quarters. For its rich variety of flora and fauna, Tragbal is one of […]

Social media users rise against proposed firing range at Tragbal

Social media users rise against proposed firing range at Tragbal

Bandipora: The proposal of the Jammu and Kashmir government to hand over Tragbal meadow in Bandipora district to the Army for setting up an artillery firing range in lieu of the Tosa Maidan range has evoked outrage on the social media. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are abuzz with angry reactions from users […]

Police files charge sheet in SI Altaf killing case

Police files charge sheet in SI Altaf killing case

Srinagar: Police on Thursday filed a charge sheet in a case related to the killing of Police Sub Inspector Altaf Ahmed Dar, who was gunned down by militants in Bandipora on October 7, last year. SI Altaf, who headed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Jammu and Kashmir Police was reportedly chasing a group of […]

Bandipora rights activist alleges witch-hunt

Bandipora rights activist alleges witch-hunt

Bandipora: A human rights campaigner from north Kashmir’s Bandipora area, Salman Yousuf, is engaged in a legal battle with the authorities over his activism during the past two decades. Salman Yousuf appeared before the court of Judicial Magistrate on Tuesday to present his version over the accusations leveled against him by the prosecution. Yousuf says […]

Missing Sumbal youth untraced for fifth day

Missing Sumbal youth untraced for fifth day

Bandipora: The district administration in Bandipora misled the protesting relatives of a young trader from Sumbal who mysteriously went missing five days ago. A section of the administration told the relatives to call off their protest as the whereabouts of the trader had been found but later in the day police denied having any clue. […]

Policies of repression will not suppress Kashmiris: TeH

Policies of repression will not suppress Kashmiris: TeH

BANDIPORA: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, a constituent of Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference organised a protest rally in north Kashmir’s Bandipora town after the culmination of Friday prayers. Hundreds of worshipers took part in the rally led by TeH leader Bashir Ahmad Qureshi. In his address Qureshi criticized the policy of state government and Indian security forces to […]

Scribe beaten up in Bandipora

Scribe beaten up in Bandipora

Bandipora: Azim Jan, a Bandipora based scribe was allegedly assaulted by a private school functionary after the former objected to the functioning of the school built on forest land. Jan was allegedly beaten up with sticks and batons. Jan had gone there to stop re-opening of a private school following the end of winter vacations. […]

Hizbullah Revival Accusation

Hizbullah Revival Accusation

Bandipora: Families of the youths arrested by police for ‘attempting to revive Hizbullah militant outfit’ in this north Kashmir district protested on Thursday against the “conspiracy” hatched against them. Police on Wednesday arrested four youths, who, it said, were desperate to join militancy and were planning to murder some influential persons in the district. The […]