Govt: No reports of demonetisation impact on Kashmir uprising

Govt: No reports of demonetisation impact on Kashmir uprising

Srinagar: Contrary to the claims by top brass of ruling NDA regime in New Delhi, there are no reports with J&K government about the impact of demonetisation or use of fake currency on last year’s uprising in Kashmir valley, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday. “No such reports have been received so far,” said […]

Richest 1% own 58% of total wealth in India: Oxfam

Richest 1% own 58% of total wealth in India: Oxfam

Davos: In signs of rising income inequality, India’s richest 1 per cent now hold a huge 58 per cent of the country’s total wealth — higher than the global figure of about 50 per cent, a new study showed today. The study, released by rights group Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual […]

Gunfight on in Pahalgam amid protests

Gunfight on in Pahalgam amid protests

Anantnag: Clashes broke out between government forces and youth in southern Kashmir after a gunfight between militants and the forces started in Pahalgam’s Awoora village on Sunday. The gunfight broke out at about 4pm in the village after the army and police cordoned the area following a specific input about the presence of militants. Police […]

Jailed in Chhattisgarh for sedition, Sopore boy ‘won’t go back’

Jailed in Chhattisgarh for sedition, Sopore boy ‘won’t go back’

Sopore: Tawseef Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Gund Brath in Sopore, was jailed in August on sedition charges by Chhattisgarh police. He was released three months later in November from central jail of Durg in Chhattisgarh. Since then, he has been living at his home in Sopore and says that he will not go to […]

Legislators meet Mehbooba

Legislators meet Mehbooba

Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday met several delegations including the member of parliament and legislators in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir. MP Rajya Sabha Nazir Ahmad Laway  apprised her about several issues of Kulgam district and demanded up gradation of 50 MVA grid station in the area to rationalise the electric […]

Snowfall to hit Kashmir today: MeT

Snowfall to hit Kashmir today: MeT

Intense cold conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as the weather office forecast fresh rain and snow during the next 24 hours. “Light snowfall in lower reaches and moderate snowfall in higher reaches and hilly areas. Some places in higher reaches may receive heavy snowfall during next 24 hours,”

Mirwaiz cautions against ‘provocation trap’

Mirwaiz cautions against ‘provocation trap’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Saturday said that burning of posters of top Iranian, Hizbollah and Syrian leaders is a “provocation trap” of some elements who were trying to stoke sectarian and communal tensions in the Kashmir valley. After Friday congregational prayers, a few masked protestors surfaced in Nowhatta, the epicentre […]