NIA sends another summons to Naseem Geelani

NIA sends another summons to Naseem Geelani

SRINAGAR: Dr Naseem Geelani, son of Syed Ali Geelani, has once again been summoned by the NIA, a day after he received a summons from the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Both the investigative agencies have asked him to present himself next week. ED asked Dr Geelani to be present for questioning at its Delhi office on […]

Health dept launches plantation drive in Baramulla

Baramulla: Health department in collaboration with the forest department launched a plantation drive in Baramulla under theme “The death of the forest is the end the life on planet”. The drive was kick started from Primary Health Centre (PHC) and government model school Sheeri Baramulla where Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Bashir Ahamd Chalkoo, BMO […]

Friday prayers allowed at Jamia after three weeks

Friday prayers allowed at Jamia after three weeks

We won’t bow down to New Delhi: Mirwaiz ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The government lifted curbs on Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar after three weeks, allowing Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and Kashmir’s chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to deliver the traditional Friday sermon at the mosque. Speaking from the pulpit of the […]

‘Harassment’ of Kashmiri leadership denounced in mosques, on streets

‘Harassment’ of Kashmiri leadership denounced in mosques, on streets

Srinagar: A resolution condemning the “harassment” and intimidation of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the “wave of repression” on socio-religious organisations was read out at several mosques as per the programme of Mutahida Majlis Ulama (MMU) during Friday prayers across Kashmir. Protests were also held by people at several places […]

TRC casual labour protests for five years’ unpaid wages

TRC casual labour protests for five years’ unpaid wages

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The Casual Labours’ Union of the Kashmir Tourism Department’s Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) held a protest demonstration in Srinagar on Friday, demanding the release of their long-pending wages. Scores of casual labours assembled at the TRC premises, chanting slogans in favour of their demands. The protesters said that their wages had been […]

Election officer holds meeting with political parties in Baramulla

Election officer holds meeting with political parties in Baramulla

Baramulla: District Election Officer (DEO) Baramulla Dr G N Itoo convened a meeting of the representatives of various political parties at Dak Bunglow Baramulla on Thursday to sensitize them about the rules, regulations and guidelines of Election Commission of India with regard to the elections. The DEO apprised the representatives of the political parties about […]

BJP convention urges party workers to ensure victory

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: The Bharatiya Janata Party Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday organised a party workers’ convention at Sheri Kashmir Park, Srinagar. Party workers from different districts of the Kashmir valley participated in the convention. The main aim of the convention was to strengthen ground for the upcoming Parliamentary election in the state. The BJP’s […]

Summoning Mirwaiz unacceptable: KEA, KTMF

Summoning Mirwaiz unacceptable: KEA, KTMF

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) on Saturday condemned the summons issued by NIA to Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq and ban on Jama’at-e-Islami saying such moves will further deteriorate the situation in Kashmir. KEA chairman Mohammad Yousuf Chapri and KTMF president Mohammad Sadiq Baqal while addressing a joint […]

Five houses gutted in Sopore

Five houses gutted in Sopore

Baramulla: Five residential houses were gutted in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday night. Locals said that fire broke out in residential house of one Khazir Mohammad Malla of Chankhan Sopore on Tuesday night which engulfed four other houses. Property worth crores of rupees turned into ashes within an hour.