Restrictions imposed near encounter sites in Baramulla

Restrictions imposed near encounter sites in Baramulla

BARAMULLA: District Magistrate Baramulla, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, Friday imposed restrictions on the movement of people under section 144 CrPC within the radius of three kms from counter-insurgency operation sites falling within the jurisdiction of Baramulla district. He said that the order shall remain in force for a period of 60 days. The order said […]

JRL holds protest against human rights violations

JRL holds protest against human rights violations

ARIF RASHID Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday held a peaceful protest here against the human right violations in the Valley. The JRL is comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik. The demonstration led by pro-freedom leader Sheikh Abdul Rashid at Maisuma here after Friday prayers were joined by […]

Armed forces’ financial powers raised by 5 times

Armed forces’ financial powers raised by 5 times

NEW DELHI: The defence ministry has enhanced the financial decision-making powers of the Army, Navy and IAF vice-chiefs “by five times” to ensure the armed forces can build up ammunition stocks and undertake other projects through revenue procurements. The vice-chiefs will now be able to take decisions up to a limit of Rs 500 crore […]

SHRC seeks report on Shopian civilian killings

SHRC seeks report on Shopian civilian killings

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Thursday directed Deputy Commissioner Shopain and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of the district to file a detailed report about the killing of civilian Shahid Manzoor Mir. The Commission also issued a separate notice to concerned officers asking them to file a detailed report on how a mentally […]

Shutdown continues in Shopian against militant, civilian killings

Shutdown continues in Shopian against militant, civilian killings

SHOPIAN: A complete shutdown was observed on Wednesday in this south Kashmir district and neighbouring areas to mourn the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants in a nocturnal encounter at Safnagri village of Shopian. All the business establishments and shops remained closed while thin private traffic was plying on roads. The shutdown in the district […]

Geelani, Sehrai hail Arba’een walk participants for support to Kashmir cause

Geelani, Sehrai hail Arba’een walk participants for support to Kashmir cause

Srinagar: The Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chief Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on Wednesday expressed gratitude to the silent protests against “the oppression in Kashmir” carried out by pilgrims from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, Nigeria including many Kashmiris, who were part of the annual Arba’een walk. Arba’een is considered as one […]

CASO in Handwara village

CASO in Handwara village

Handwara: Government forces launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Adoora village of Mawar in Handwara Wednesday afternoon and searched several houses in the localities for hours. Sources said the CASO was launched on information about presence of militants, however, the operation was later lifted, without any trace of militants. Local residents said no […]

Sitharaman, Rijiju take stock of Army-Police clash issue in Arunachal

Bomdila: Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Kiren Rijiju Wednesday took stock of the situation arising out of clashes between Army and Arunachal Pradesh Police personnel here. Some soldiers had allegedly vandalised the Bomdila police station and assaulted police personnel and civilians last week. “The Defence Minister (Sitharaman) and I looked into the ongoing conflict between the […]