Taliban threat exaggerated for AFSPA continuation: Omar

Taliban threat exaggerated for AFSPA continuation: Omar

London: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that he did not see the danger of “militants coming into Kashmir in a big way” after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan this year, and that the argument of 2014 was being exaggerated so that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) remains in vogue […]

CET scam: Non-bailable warrants issued against 5

Srinagar: A local court here Tuesday issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against five accused including three beneficiary candidates, two of them girls, in the Common Entrance Test scam of 2012. Besides the ‘kingpin’, Farooq Ahmad Itoo of Darigund, Bijbehara and two female beneficiaries—Bazila Bilal Vaid and Amira Shakeel—the Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir, Mohan Lal Manhas, issued […]

Cong-NC coalition boat sinking?

New Delhi: The ruling coalition between the Congress and the National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir may split amid indications that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was considering resigning following sharp differences between the two parties. The state leadership of the Congress is stonewalling Omar’s cherished scheme of creating some 700 new administrative units in […]

Kin of detained drivers again hold protests

Baramulla: For the second time in last three days, the families of 27 Kashmiri truck drivers detained in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) staged protest demonstrations here Monday demanding release of the detained men. On January 17, authorities in PaK detained 27 drivers and their trucks carrying goods from this side to demand release of their truck […]

CET scam: Peer says ‘very big person plotted against me’

Srinagar: Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, the former chairman of J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), who is in jail for over two months, Monday maintained his innocence and claimed that some “very big person was behind conspiracy against me.” Peer was arrested by the Crime Branch of Police on November 23 last year after its […]

Pathribal: ‘Fresh probe not ruled out’

Pathribal: ‘Fresh probe not ruled out’

New Delhi: A fresh probe into the Pathribal fake encounter case is not ruled out in view of the major controversy that has erupted after the Army gave a clean chit to its personnel involved in the infamous incident which took place in Kashmir in 2000. Indications in this regard came on a day when […]

Cross-LoC trade standoff: No breakthrough at India, Pak meet

Baramulla: The cross-Line of Control bus service remained suspended for the second time on Monday, even as the meeting between officials from the two sides at the LoC failed to end the deadlock caused by the arrest of a driver from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK)on charges of smuggling narcotics worth Rs 100 crore into Valley. “The […]