Voting for Anantnag LS seat today, high alert across Kashmir

Voting for Anantnag LS seat today, high alert across Kashmir

Srinagar: The fresh spate of killings of Panchayat representatives by suspected militants prompted the government agencies on Wednesday to sound a high alert across the Valley, as polling will be held in Anantnag Lok Sabha seat on Thursday to decide the fate of 12 candidates including ruling National Conference’s Mehboob Beg and opposition People’s Democratic […]

Shopian, Tral shut over arrests; protests in Sopore

SHABIR AHMAD ANANTNAG: Arrest of militants’ kin in Tral township following the killing of three persons, including a Panchayat member, triggered a complete shutdown in the area on Wednesday. On Monday evening, suspected militants shot dead three men, including a Sarpanch and his son and a numberdar in two separate attacks in Tral. Next day, […]

Hajj-2014: Draw of lots for selection of pilgrims held

SRINAGAR: Draw of lots (Qurrah) for selection of pilgrims of Hajj-2014 was held Wednesday at Hajj Committee of India Server at Mumbai, with real time display on computer screens in the office of State Hajj Committee (SHC) here. The Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Executive Officer, J&K SHC and a number of pilgrims were present on the […]

SHRC orders ‘time-bound’ probe into Hawal massacre

SHRC orders ‘time-bound’ probe into Hawal massacre

Srinagar: Slamming the police and administration for its “insensitive approach,” the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has entrusted its investigative wing with a “time-bound” probe into the killing of over 50 Kashmiris by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers at Hawal on May 21, 1990. The human rights body was hearing a petition filed by […]

India’s premier wellness brand, VLCC forays into Kashmir

India’s premier wellness brand, VLCC forays into Kashmir

SRINAGAR: VLCC, a premier Indian beauty and wellness brand with operations in more than 16 countries, has launched its beauty and fitness centre in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The Srinagar centre is a franchise of VLCC owned by a local restaurateur, Mudasir Ahmed Bhat, who has previously worked as a sales executive […]

Jama’at condemns arrest spree across Valley

SRINAGAR: “The arrest spree unleashed by police across Kashmir valley against innocent youth and unjustified arrest of relatives of pro-freedom gunmen has instilled fear psychosis among common masses. Nocturnal raids by police and forces from past many days have further terrorized the people. The situation reflects imposition of emergency,” the Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir said Wednesday. […]

JKLF, HCJK continue poll boycott campaign

Srinagar: Despite detention of their senior leaders, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) on Wednesday continued with their election boycott campaign in Srinagar city. Scores of JKLF members led by Noor Mohammad Kalwal visited several down town areas of Srinagar and conducted door to door boycott campaign appealing people to […]

Tral killings spark resignation spree among Panchayat members

Tral killings spark resignation spree among Panchayat members

Waleed Ahmad TRAL: The killing of Congress Sarpanch, his son and a numberdar by unidentified gunmen here on Monday evening has led to spree of resignations from Sarpanchs and Panchs in this volatile area. Meanwhile, police has arrested six relatives of local Hizbul Mujahideen militants, the outfit police claims to be behind the triple killings. […]

Renewed agitation over Tosmaidan issue on the cards

SRINAGAR: To chalk out fresh protest programme to respond to the government’s silence over Tosmaidan lease, the Tosmaidan Bachao Front (TBF) is holding a series of meetings on Wednesday, with “administrative boycott” likely to be the first step of the renewed agitation. All constituent groups of TBF, which has been spearheading the agitation against possible […]

No Ullu Banawing Pashmina ad controversy

No Ullu Banawing Pashmina ad controversy

SRINAGAR: Seeking apology from Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group, which owns Idea Cellular, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) has sent him a legal notice asking for compensation of Rs 400 crore for loss of business and reputation by its ‘misleading ad’. A notice, a copy of which is with Kashmir […]