Landslides damage houses, snap road links in Baramulla

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road was briefly blocked Tuesday following a landslide triggered by incessant rains in Uri sector of Baramulla district, police said. A massive landslide hit the road near Laghama in Uri, 101 kms from here, blocking traffic, a police spokesman said. He said police immediately swung into action to clear the road which […]

JKLF to commemorate Jalil, Ishfaq, Guru

SRINAGAR: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Mohammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday announced a series of programmes to commemorate death anniversaries of JKLF ideologues Advocate Jalil Andrabi, Ishfaq Majid Wani, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru and the others killed at Dargah Hazratbal. “On March 27, Qur’an khawani will be held at JKLF head office Maqbool […]

KAS Officers Association to organise get-together on March 29

Jammu: According to Publicity Secretary, Kashmir Administration Service Officers Association, the association is organising a get-together function in honour of retiring KAS Officers. In this regard, a farewell dinner would be organised on March 29 at 7:30 pm in Hotel Fortune, Jammu. All KAS Officers have been invited to attend the function.

Hold top brass responsible for oppressive policing: US expert

SRINAGAR: The higher-ups should be held responsible for actions of their subordinates to end ‘oppressive policing’, an American expert said Monday. “Best remedy against oppressive policing is to hold those at the helm of affairs responsible for the acts committed by their subordinates,” said Dr Robert D Hanser, coordinator of Criminal Justice programme at University […]

Geelani seeks UN intervention on HR abuses in Kashmir

Geelani seeks UN intervention on HR abuses in Kashmir

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, Monday appealed United Nations secretary general Ban-Ki-moon to “explore possibilities of investigating the grave human rights violations in Kashmir at the hands of Indian army.” “With the proposed United Nations intervention in Sri Lanka over the human rights and humanitarian violations of Tamil people living in Sri […]

Rs 1936 cr subsidy to 1621 IG units in current fiscal

SRINAGAR: To ensure successful implementation of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) for setting up of income generating units and for providing hassle free loan facilities to unemployed educated youth a day long workshop was organized here Monday by J&K Khadi and Village Board (KVIB). Workshop, according to an official handout, was presided over by […]

‘Kashmiri inmates attacked in Tihar jail’

Srinagar: Family of a Kashmir University student detained in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail since 2005, Mohammad Rafiq Shah, Monday said that he has been “attacked and seriously injured” in an attack on him by “criminal elements” in the jail. “The jail authorities have given the assailants free hand to attack our son and other Kashmiri […]

Six shops gutted in Bandipora blaze

BANDIPORA: Six shops mostly dealing in readymade garments were completely gutted in a devastating fire incident at Khadim Market in Bandipora town on Sunday night. The Fire and Emergency officials said that the blaze started at around 2 a.m. in a three storied complex owned by Abdul Rashid Sofi. “The fire caused extensive damage to […]

Batamaloo residents protest govt inaction to tackle water logging

Srinagar: Hundreds of residents from Batamaloo area here blocked the Tengpora-Batamaloo main road on Monday morning to protest against the government’s failure to tackle water logging in the locality due to flawed drainage system. Eyewitnesses said that the demonstration led to heavy traffic jam in the area for about two hours as people blocked the […]

NC spreading baseless rumours: PDP

Srinagar: Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party on Monday accused ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of spreading baseless rumours about the party allying with BJP. “In order to divert attention from its own unholy alliances and opportunistic coalitions, one of which in 1987 set the state on path of destruction, the National Conference is spreading […]