Unknown persons set abalze government school building in Kupwara

Unknown persons set abalze government school building in Kupwara

Baramulla: A building of government higher secondary school in Kupwara was set ablaze by unknown persons on Sunday evening.  The building was used for the returning and assistant returning officers for the ongoing panchayat elections.  Chief education officer Kupwara Mohammad Shafi confirmed to Kashmir Reader that an old school building of the higher secondary school […]

Abducted Shopian civilian released unhurt

Abducted Shopian civilian released unhurt

Shopian: The civilian Suhail Ahmad Ganie of Shopian’s Meminder village  who was abducted has been released unharmed on Sunday evening. Suhail’s family said he reached home. On Saturday, militants abducted five civilians and killed one among them.

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Islamabad: The Taliban have held three days of talks with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group said Sunday. The talks are aimed at renewing the Afghan peace process and eventually winding down […]

Kashmiri woman arrested for luring youths into militancy through Facebook: Officials

Kashmiri woman arrested for luring youths into militancy through Facebook: Officials

Srinagar: In a first-of-its-kind case , a woman has been arrested by security agencies in Kashmir for allegedly luring youths through Facebook into militancy, especially the Jaish-e-Mohammed, officials said Sunday. Identified as Shazia from Naidkhai in the Sumbal area of Bandipore in North Kashmir, she was picked up after intelligence agencies zeroed on her Facebook […]

Kishtwar killings: NIA likely to take over case

Kishtwar killings: NIA likely to take over case

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to take over investigation into the killing of senior BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar by suspected militants in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month, officials said Sunday. A team of NIA experts visited Kishtwar town, 230 kms from here, last […]

Hopeful of law for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya: BJP MP

Hopeful of law for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya: BJP MP

Ballia: A BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh has said he was hopeful of enactment of a law during the winter session of Parliament for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. BJP MP from Salempur Lok Sabha constituency Ravindra Kushwaha, while addressing party workers on Saturday during Kamal Sandesh Bike Rally here said: “The winter […]

KEA urges governor’s admin to speed up compensation process for snow-hit growers

KEA urges governor’s admin to speed up compensation process for snow-hit growers

Srinagar: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Chairman Mohammad Yaseen Khan on Sunday asked Governor’s administration to expedite the relief measures for the affected growers of the Valley and urged that J&K Bank to announce financial package for the growers.   In a statement, he said snowfall caused massive damage to apple trees.  Khan who also heads Kashmir […]

KJA condemns threats by ReT teacher to KR journalist

KJA condemns threats by ReT teacher to KR journalist

Srinagar: Kashmir Journalists Association has come in support of journalist Raashid Hassan and condemned threats to his life issued allegedly by Rehbar-e-Taleem teacher following his story on appointment scam of Education department in south Kashmir’s Shopian district . Kashmir Journalist Association (KJA) believes that such acts are the outcome of intolerance and frustration among the corrupt […]

Tableeghi Jamaat chief passes away in Pakistan

Tableeghi Jamaat chief passes away in Pakistan

Lahore: Pakistan’s Tableeghi Jamaat chief Muhammad Abdul Wahab died here on Sunday morning after prolonged illness. He was 95. He was being treated for dengue fever at a private hospital in Lahore. Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noor ul Haq Qadri have expressed grief […]

APMCC holds protest in Srinagar to press for their demands

APMCC holds protest in Srinagar to press for their demands

Srinagar: All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) on Sunday staged a protest in Srinagar for fulfilment of  their demands.  Kashmiri pandits holding placards, “PM package is a failure”, ” My accommodation is not worth living”, assembled in Partap Park.  APMCC president Vinod Pandit said under the Prime Minister’s package 6000 posts in government were kept […]