APDP grieved at Halima’s demise

SRINAGAR: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) led by Parveena Ahengar Thursdayexpressed deep sorrow over the demise of Haleema, mother of Basharat Ahmad Shah who was  subjected to disappearance in custody of forces in 1990. A statement issued by the APDP said that at the time of his illegal arrest and subsequent disappearance in […]

B’pora: Pre-Lok Adalat settles 101 cases

BANDIPORA: A pre-Lok Adalat was held under the supervision of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Bandipora, Haq Nawaz Zargar at District Court Complex Bandipora and Munsiff Court Complex, Sumbal from February 24 to 26. As many as 180 cases of different nature were taken up during the pre-Lok Adalat, out of which 101 cases were […]

Day 3: Curbs, clashes in Kupwara

Srinagar: Curbs, clashes and a shutdown continued in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district for the third consecutive day on Thursday over the killing of seven ‘foreign’ militants in Lolab forests on Monday. Reports said a complete shutdown was observed in many parts of the frontier district including Main Town, Lalpora, Lolab, Rigpora and some adjoining areas. […]

4 gamblers arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar: Police on Thursday arrested four gamblers in Safa Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and recovered Rs 1.48 lakhs stake money from their possession. According to a local news agency CNS, Station House Officer Safa Kadal, Aftaab Ahmad, raided a place near Sakidafar Chowk and arrested four persons—Saleem Kazoo, son of Abdul Ahad, Showkat Nazar, […]

Hartals compulsion, not hobby: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, Thursday reiterated his call for complete shutdown on February 28 and peaceful demonstration after Friday prayers “against the mysterious killings of seven youths in Kupwara by Indian army, use of brutal force on common people who were demanding the dead bodies of the slain youths and to […]

Ahad Sahib Sopori’s grandson joins PDP

SRINAGAR: Gulrez Mushtaq, the grandson of  Ahad Sahib Sopori, joined opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) here on Thursday. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti welcomed Gulrez into the party fold along with his hundreds of supporters at her official Gupkar residence, a party statement said. Gulrez said the “pro-people agenda” of PDP and its performance in government […]

Employees’ woes: JCC threatens to launch agitation again

Jammu: The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an amalgam of several employees union spearheading the agitation, Thursday alleged that the government was not sincere in resolving the issues of employees and threatened to launch an agitation yet again. During an emergency meeting presided by JCC chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani at Jammu, the employees leadership said the […]

KEA miffed over PDP’s opposition on Bill providing cover to illegal structures

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance, an umbrella of Valley based trade organization, Thursday expressed its distress and surprise over People’s Democratic Party’s opposition on Civic Laws (Special Provision) Bill, passed recently in the J&K Legislature that puts moratorium of one year on sealing and demolition of illegal constructions. “PDP legislators who claim to be the representatives […]