Sajjad Lone holds massive rally in Kupwara

Sajjad Lone holds massive rally in Kupwara

Srinagar: Peoples Conference chief Sajjad Lone on Thursday held a massive rally in Kupwara district amid speculation of him emerging as a key player in the formation of a “third front”. PDP dissenter Yasir Reshi was also present at the rally lending further credence to the speculation. Seven PDP legislators have openly denounced Mehbooba Mufti […]

Elections not possible, assembly must be dissolved: Omar

Elections not possible, assembly must be dissolved: Omar

Anantnag: Vice President of the National Conference (NC) and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that the holding of assembly elections any time soon in the state is “not possible”. Omar was talking to media persons after meeting party leaders and workers here in Dak Bungalow area of Anantnag town. Omar said that […]

Boycott upcoming elections: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday appealed people to boycott upcoming elections, saying it provides Indian leadership opportunity to mislead the world community. In a statement, Geelani said New Delhi is not sincere and plays with the sentiments of the people of Kashmir. Geelani condemned the killing of two youth at Tanghdar […]

Those participating in elections committing treason: Geelani

Those participating in elections committing treason: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday urged people to boycott upcoming elections, saying these provide Indian leadership an opportunity to mislead the world community. A statement issued here said Geelani addressed the people present at the funeral of slain militant Sameer Bhat in Pulwama and paid tributes to Sameer Ahmad Bhat @Tiger, […]

Shutdown in Budgam to mourn civilians killed on by-poll day

Shutdown in Budgam to mourn civilians killed on by-poll day

BUDGAM: A spontaneous shutdown was observed in parts of Budgam district on Monday to mourn the civilians killed by government forces on this day a year ago, when parliamentary by-elections were being held amid a massive boycott in Srinagar and Budgam. Shops and business establishments were closed in Kawoosa, Chadoora, Charar-e-Sharief, Pakherpora, Dalwan and Rathsuna, […]

A year of fear for ‘human shield’ Farooq Dar

A year of fear for ‘human shield’ Farooq Dar

CHILL-KHANSAHAB: In a small room of a decrepit mud house, Farooq Ahmad Dar sits under a large picture hung on a decorated wooden wall of him tied to the bonnet of an army jeep, “human shield” printed in bold letters on it. Across the room, multi-coloured threads used for weaving shawls hang on another wall. […]

Seven homes in Budgam mourn a shared loss

Seven homes in Budgam mourn a shared loss

BUDGAM: There is still a pall of gloom and no hope of justice at the homes of the seven civilians killed allegedly by government forces a year ago on April 9, when parliamentary by-elections were being held amid a massive boycott in Srinagar and Budgam. The families of the slain say they will never forget […]

Panchayat polls put on hold, decision after all-party meeting

Panchayat polls put on hold, decision after all-party meeting

SRINAGAR: The Mehbooba Mufti government has decided to hold an all-party meeting before announcing a date for panchayat polls in the state. The cabinet met in Jammu on Monday and the government issued a statement that it would seek opinion of all political parties before announcing the dates. Earlier, the government had announced the polls, […]

Political parties raise security concerns ahead of Panchayat polls

Political parties raise security concerns ahead of Panchayat polls

Srinagar: Flagging concern about security during panchayat elections next month in Jammu and Kashmir, political parties have said the atmosphere is “worrisome” and “not conducive” for holding the polls at the moment. The state government had recently announced that the panchayat polls would be conducted from February 15 and preparations for elections have been set […]

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