Impunity for HR abuses persists in JK: AI

Impunity for HR abuses persists in JK: AI

SRINAGAR: Impunity for human rights abuses persists in Jammu and Kashmir, with government forces continuing to use inherently inaccurate pellet-firing shotguns during protests, and authorities frequently shutting down internet services, the annual report (2017-18) of Amnesty International released on Thursday said. The report said that in April 2017, eight people were killed by government forces, […]

2 CASOs in Srinagar

2 CASOs in Srinagar

Srinagar: Two cordon and search operations (CASOs) were carried out by government forces in Srinagar city on Tuesday. Police and paramilitary CRPF laid a cordon in Gulberg Colony in Buchpora, following “inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.” “We laid the cordon and conducted search operations in the area,” Superintendent of Police […]

Iron dealers encroach footpath at Bijbehara, pedestrians aghast

Iron dealers encroach footpath at Bijbehara, pedestrians aghast

Wasfi Amin Bijbehara: The residents of Iqbal Mohalla in Bijbehara town have expressed resentment over the occupation of pavement on the highway by local iron dealers. The residents said the iron dealers have occupied the path for the past many years, much to the annoyance of pedestrians. They said the dealers unloaded trucks of iron […]

Mujtaba to take over Crime Branch

Mujtaba to take over Crime Branch

Srinagar: Inspector General (IG), Jammu Kahsmir Armed Police Afhad-ul-Mujtaba, will take over the charge of the IG Crime Branch on March 1 replacing Additional Director General Police (ADGP) Crime, Alok Puri. Puri is retiring from service by the end of this month. Mujtaba is taking over at a crucial time, when the Crime Brach is […]

Anganwadi workers continue to protest, demand increase in honorarium

Anganwadi workers continue to protest, demand increase in honorarium

Arif Rashid Srinagar: Continuing their protest, Jammu and Kashmir Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association (AWHA) on Wednesday demanded increase in honorarium and other benefits. Scores of the protestors assembled here at press enclave and shouted slogans against the state government. The protestors demanded increase in honorarium for both workers and helpers in Anganwadi centres. President […]

China has ‘adopted’ Masood Azhar, says Akhtar

China has ‘adopted’ Masood Azhar, says Akhtar

SRINAGAR: China’s vetoing of the United Nation’s move to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” is not happening without reason, as the militant outfit has been “adopted” by China, according to government spokesperson Naeem Akhtar. “China has been regularly vetoing attempts to designate him (Azhar) as a terrorist in the United Nations. […]

Four Hajin residents shifted to Kot Balwal Jail under PSA

Four Hajin residents shifted to Kot Balwal Jail under PSA

Bandipora: Four persons from Bandipora district’s Hajin area were on Monday shifted to Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu on detention orders under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA). Muslim League (ML) leader Assadullah Parray, who has been in jail since June 2015, was slapped with a fifth consecutive PSA detention order. An official said that […]

Aganwadi workers demand hike in honorarium

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association (AWHA) on Mondayprotested again in press enclave Srinagar demanding increase in honorarium and other benefits. Scores of the protestors assembled here at press enclave and shouted slogans against the state government. President of Anganwadi workers and helpers association, Tasleema Subhan said, “We are […]

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