Shutdown, heightened troop presence mark R-Day in Kashmir

Shutdown, heightened troop presence mark R-Day in Kashmir

No Friday prayers allowed at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid Srinagar: A complete shutdown, suspension of internet and cellular networks and heightened troop movement marked India’s republic day in Kashmir. Since early morning, majority of the roads leading to the summer capital were sealed with barricades. Thousands of police and CRPF soldiers, wearing riot gear and carrying […]

Suspected Pune woman arrested in Kashmir: police

Suspected Pune woman arrested in Kashmir: police

Srinagar: A Pune-based woman, alleged to be a suicide bomber, was detained by Jammu and Kashmir Police last night from south Kashmir, police said. “We had an input about a suspect. Fortunately, after working on all the leads, we were able to apprehend the suspect late last night,” Additional Director General of Police Munir Khan […]

Grenade attack in Pulwama

Grenade attack in Pulwama

Pulwama: A loud bang was heard near police station Pulwama creating panic in the town on Friday evening. While sources said a hand grenade was fired at the police station, SSP Pulwama, Chaudhary Muhammad Aslam said they were not sure about the cause of the explosion. “Yes, there was a loud bang in the area […]

30,000 people witness R-Day in Jammu; Governor unfurls tricolour

30,000 people witness R-Day in Jammu; Governor unfurls tricolour

Jammu: Around 30,000 people on Friday thronged the M A M stadium here for the 69th Republic Day celebrations, where the Jammu and Kashmir police’s daredevil team left the spectators spellbound, as contingents from various armed forces and government departments also showcased their might. Governor N N Vohra hoisted the tricolour at the state- level […]

Veeri says dialogue reason for PDP-BJP coalition

Veeri says dialogue reason for PDP-BJP coalition

Indo-Pak friendship only way to solve ‘worrying’ LoC situation Srinagar: Terming the situation on the Line of Control (LoC) and the working border between India and Pakistan as worrying, the government on Friday said that the reason behind the formation of the present coalition was that it strives to solve the political issues through dialogue. […]

Kupwara massacre anniversary: 24 years on, victims denied justice

Kupwara massacre anniversary: 24 years on, victims denied justice

Kupwara: Twenty four years after 27 people were killed by armymen in Kupwara for observing a shutdown on India’s republic day people are still waiting for justice. Like most of Kashmir, the residents of Kupwara has observed a shutdown on January 26, 1994. However, it was against the orders of an army officer from Punjab […]

Governor, Veeri host R- Day ‘At Home’

Governor, Veeri host R- Day ‘At Home’

JAMMU: Governor N. N. Vohra and the First Lady, Usha Vohra, hosted an ‘At Home’ at the lawns of the Raj Bhavan, here Friday afternoon, to celebrate the 69th Republic Day. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister; Sh. Kavinder Gupta, Speaker, Legislative Assembly; Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu, Minister for Finance; Mr. Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Public Works; […]

Geelani slams Mehbooba’s statement

Geelani slams Mehbooba’s statement

SRINAGAR: Slamming the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for her statement, Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said Kashmir is neither a law and order problem nor can it be resolved through military might. Referring to CM’s statement, Geelani in a statement said the dispute related to Jammu and Kashmir is a longstanding issue […]

Jan 26 brings miseries to people: Hurriyat (M)

Jan 26 brings miseries to people: Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) has strongly criticised government for again disallowing the congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, imposing stringent curbs in entire downtown and caging its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his house. A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement termed these “repressive” measures as “a reflection of India’s […]

Delhi should introspect why Kashmir wears a deserted look on R-Day: AIP

Delhi should introspect why Kashmir wears a deserted look on R-Day: AIP

‘Aung San Suu Ki’s presence has hurt Muslims’ SRINAGAR: Awami Ittihad Party (AIP) on Friday accused the police of “stooping low” by harassing its president Er Rasheed on the eve of the Republic Day of India. Party spokesperson Adv Maajid Banday in a statement said, “Policemen kept knocking the main gate of Er Rasheed’s Srinagar […]

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