Govt forces cordon Srinagar city centre, launch searches; drones pressed into service

Govt forces cordon Srinagar city centre, launch searches; drones pressed into service

Srinagar: Government forces Saturday afternoon launched a search operation in Lal Chowk area of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. Eyewitnesses said that a contingent of forces includingJammu and Kashmir police and paramilitary CRPF personnel cordoned the area, erected barricades and started a search operation. They said that the forces searched the nearby hotels and frisked commuters. […]

Aim of opposition alliance is to form secular govt: Congress

Aim of opposition alliance is to form secular govt: Congress

Kolkata: Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday hailed TMC’s mega opposition rally here, and said the aim of the rainbow alliance was to defeat the BJP and form a secular government. Singhvi is representing the Congress at the Brigade Parade Grounds, where leaders of all the opposition parties, except the Biju Janata Dal […]

Pulwama trio booked under PSA for ‘anti-national’ activities, shifted to Kot Balwal

Pulwama trio booked under PSA for ‘anti-national’ activities, shifted to Kot Balwal

Srinagar: The Pulwama district administration has booked three local youth under public safety act (PSA), a law termed as “lawless” by the Amnesty International. Reports said the deputy commissioner signed the PSA dossier of the trio prepared by Jammu and Kashmir over alleged anti-national activities and alleged militant links. The youth have been identified as Amir […]

Govt orders probe after north Kashmir woman delivers baby on road

Govt orders probe after north Kashmir woman delivers baby on road

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has directed Principal Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar to probe incident involving delivery of a woman on the roadside near Lal Ded hospital leading to the death of her baby. The woman of Moori, Kalaroose, Kupwara was refused entry by doctors late Thursday night after which she gave birth to a […]

Omar, Mehbooba express anguish after north Kashmir woman forced to deliver on road

Omar, Mehbooba express anguish after north Kashmir woman forced to deliver on road

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti Saturday expressed anguish about the reports of a woman forced to deliver on a road in Srinagar. Omar hoped the Governor’s administration would take immediate take action in the tragic case. “I hope the state functionaries working under the command of @jandkgovernor take immediate […]

Civilian injured in Anantnag blast

Civilian injured in Anantnag blast

Srinagar: One person was injured in a blast in Anantnag district of south Kahsmir Saturday afternoon. Although reports suggest that it was a grenade attack on a CRPF party, police have denied the reports. A police official said that a person riding a scooty has received splinter injuries and has been shifted to hospital for […]

JNU sedition case: Court questions Delhi Police for filing charge sheet without procuring requisite sanctions

JNU sedition case: Court questions Delhi Police for filing charge sheet without procuring requisite sanctions

New Delhi: A court here questioned the Delhi Police on Saturday for filing charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case without procuring the requisite sanctions. The police told Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat they will procure the required sanctions within 10 days. […]

Mirwaiz urges UN chief to take steps for implementation of ‘UNHRC report recommendations’ on Kashmir

Mirwaiz urges UN chief to take steps for implementation of ‘UNHRC report recommendations’ on Kashmir

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday urged the United Nations chief Antonio Guterres to take immediate steps to implement the recommendations of the UNHRC report in Kashmir. “While the people of Jammu & Kashmir welcomed the long overdue UNHRC report on severe HR violations in J&K, we urge the UN @antonioguterres to […]

Students protest non-availability of teaching staff at winter tutorial centre in central Kashmir’s Kangan

Students protest non-availability of teaching staff at winter tutorial centre in central Kashmir’s Kangan

Kangan: Despite snowfall the students of Government run winter tutorial centre in Hariganiwan Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district Saturday protested against the non-availability of the required teaching staff at the centre. The students staged a protest by blocking Srinagar-Sonamarg highway, demanding adequate teaching staff. The protesting students while demanding appointment of staff at the […]

Mehbooba requests Home Minister for early release of Hurriyat leader Shahid-ul-Islam

Mehbooba requests Home Minister for early release of Hurriyat leader Shahid-ul-Islam

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday said that she spoke with the Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh requesting him for early release of incarcerated Hurriyat (M) spokesperson Shahid-ul-Islam on humanitarian grounds as the wife has suffered a brain haemorrhage. Shahid was arrested in 2017 by National Investigation Agency during the tenure […]