NC expresses dismay over transfer of 60 kanals of land to CRPF

NC expresses dismay over transfer of 60 kanals of land to CRPF

Srinagar: The National Conference on Saturday expressed dismay over transfer of 60 kanals of land to CRPF in suburban Srinagar, saying it will affect civilian activities in the area. Party’s general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said in a statement, “The urban life of Srinagar is already under duress. Services that are hallmark of the […]

Land under government forces ‘major impediment in city’s development’: Srinagar Master Plan report

Land under government forces ‘major impediment in city’s development’: Srinagar Master Plan report

SRINAGAR: So much of Srinagar – “every nook and corner” – has been occupied by the military and paramilitary establishment that little land is left for infrastructure and development projects, says the Srinagar Metropolitan Plan (SMP) 2035 report, the city’s “master plan” that has recently been approved by the state administrative council (SAC) headed by […]

NC leader slams Modi for creating ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Kashmir

NC leader slams Modi for creating ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Kashmir

Srinagar: The National Conference leader Sheikh Mustufa Kamal on Friday slammed Narendra Modi for creating a “humanitarian crisis” in Kashmir by banning civilian traffic on national highway. “During its stint in power, the BJP has only amplified the hate against minorities particularly Muslims. This is not the idea of India which was visualized by the […]

Army searching woods near Lolab valley after brief encounter

Army searching woods near Lolab valley after brief encounter

Kupwara: A search operation was launched by government forces on Thursday in forested Kandi area of frontier district Kupwara following a gunfight between militants and army. Official sources said that the search operation was launched by army’s 47 RR and 28 RR in Kandi area that is adjacent to the Lolab valley. They said that […]

JRL calls for shutdown today

JRL calls for shutdown today

SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has called for complete shutdown on Friday against the “gruesome” killing of civilians – Arshad Ahmad Dar (Pattan), Raiees Ahmad Dar (Pulwama) and Nayeem Ahmad Shah (Bhaderwah) – by government forces and cow vigilantes in the holy month of Ramadan. JRL also appealed people especially youth to maintain peace […]

Military increasingly being drawn into political discourse is ‘worrisome’: Lt Gen Hooda

Military increasingly being drawn into political discourse is ‘worrisome’: Lt Gen Hooda

Chandigarh: Lt Gen (retd) D S Hooda Thursday said it is “worrisome” that the military is increasingly being drawn into the political discourse and used to win political arguments. The Indian Army’s former Northern Command chief also said the talk around politicisation of the military “is sort of exaggerated”. “ …the military (is) being increasingly […]