Shopian killings: CoI allows CRPF to file reply by Jan 18

Srinagar: The one-man judicial commission probing the killing of four civilians in two separate incidents of firing by paramilitary CRPF in Shopian district in September last year, on Wednesday granted the CRPF time, till January 18, to file its reply about the incidents. As the Commission headed by Justice (Retd) ML Kaul began the sitting […]

Unite or step aside, Kashmiri intelligentsia tells pro-freedom camp

SRINAGAR: “…if they are tired, let us respectfully ask them to step aside and rest,” says a Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez. He went public with his remarks on Facebook which is witnessing passionate debates on relevance of United Nations’ resolutions on the Kashmir dispute. “Now Kashmiris are in catch 22 situation, unable to […]

Now, Mushtaq Peer under ED scanner

Now, Mushtaq Peer under ED scanner

SRINAGAR: Former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, who is in jail for his role in the multi-million cash-for-paper scam in 2012 Common Entrance Test (CET), has now come under the scanner of New Delhi’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) for holding assets worth Rs 25 crore in the Indian capital […]

Hurriyat (M) swears by 1993 constitution

SRINAGAR: Reiterating that Kashmir issue shall be resolved through either the United Nations resolutions or tripartite dialogue, Hurriyat Conference (M) Monday said its stand or policies are “in the larger interest of the movement” and are taken on the basis of “agreed collective view”. “Being representative of the people, every stand of Hurriyat Conference is […]

3 militants killed in Sopore

3 militants killed in Sopore

Baramulla: Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including the outfit’s divisional commander, were killed Monday in a fierce gunbattle in Sopore area of this north Kashmir district, police said. A group of militants was passing through Muqdam Mohalla in Dooru area in the outskirts of Sopore when Army’s elite paratroopers, joined by the soldiers of 22 RR […]

Militarization in JK is threat to Indian democracy: Navlakha

Militarization in JK is threat to Indian democracy: Navlakha

Srinagar: The militarization and extensive powers given to the Army in Jammu and Kashmir is threat to Indian democracy as the civilian government is losing its say in making political decisions, prominent Indian civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha said on Monday. “The recent incidents in Kashmir have proven that civil government in New Delhi is […]

Creation of new administrative units

SRINAGAR: Debate over the creation of new administrative units in the state ratcheted up further with a verbal spar between the ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Cabinet Sub-Committee’s(CSC) meeting here Monday. The PDP also sought a special session of the Legislative Assembly to discuss the Mushtaq Ganai-led Commission’s report […]

Summoning VK Singh will serve no purpose: Soz

Srinagar: Disapproving of the move to summon former army chief V K Singh before the legislative council privileges committee, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said that the move would not serve any purpose and he should be given “some respect” for the position he held. He said there are courts to […]

Creation of new administration units

SRINAGAR: After receiving feedback and suggestions on the creation of new administrative units from public representatives in south Kashmir, the Cabinet Sub-Committee, (CSC) on Sunday visited Baramulla district in north Kashmir to receive the local demands and suggestions for creation of new administrative units in Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora Districts. An official spokesman said in […]

CET scam: Crime Branch files chargesheet against 25 persons

CET scam: Crime Branch files chargesheet against 25 persons

SRINAGAR: The Crime Brach (CB) of police on Sunday filed chargesheet in the Common Entrance Test (CET) cash-for-paper scam of 2012, naming as accused 25 persons including former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, two brokers, 12 students and their parents. The chargesheet was filed before the Special Judge […]