Modi has telephonic talks with Erdogan, UAE Crown Prince

Modi has telephonic talks with Erdogan, UAE Crown Prince

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday held separate telephonic conversations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, while Saudi Arabia’s junior foreign minister called on him — engagements which came in the backdrop of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. It was not immediately known […]

MMU calls shutdown on Saturday against NIA summon to Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir

MMU calls shutdown on Saturday against NIA summon to Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Muttahida Masjlis-e-Ulema (MMU) – a conglomerate of various religious organisations of Kashmir – has called complete shutdown on Saturday against the summoning of Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq by NIA and ban on Jama’at-e-Islami. It also called for protests after Friday prayers. Addressing a press conference at the historic Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal here, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam […]

Mirwaiz our religious head: Kashmir Inc

Mirwaiz our religious head: Kashmir Inc

SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq received strong support of Kashmir’s top business associations in his decision to not go to Delhi in answer to the NIA’s summons that he appear for questioning in a “terror funding” case. Trade and industry organisations held a presser here on Tuesday to voice their support to the eminent resistance leader […]

Summoning Mirwaiz to Delhi not acceptable to Kashmiris: JKLF

Summoning Mirwaiz to Delhi not acceptable to Kashmiris: JKLF

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Tuesday said summoning Kashmir’s head priest Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to New Delhi is not acceptable to the people of Kashmir. JKLF vice chairman Abdul Hameed Bhat in a statement issued here said the recent raids by NIA and summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Naseem Geelani and others […]

Bar constitutes 9 member team to be present in SC over Art 35-A hearing

Bar constitutes 9 member team to be present in SC over Art 35-A hearing

Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar on Tuesday said it has constituted a nine-member team who will remain present in the Supreme Court on March 13 and 14 over the hearing of Article 35-A, which is most likely to come up for hearing. According to the statement, the members include M. A. Qayoom president, […]

Mirwaiz responds to NIA summon: Can’t travel to Delhi under hostile conditions

Mirwaiz responds to NIA summon: Can’t travel to Delhi under hostile conditions

SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday responded through his counsel to the summons issued by National Investigation Agency (NIA) to its headquarters in New Delhi. Mirwaiz’s counsel, Aijaz Ahmad Dhar, in response to the agency’s March 6 notice asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to question the […]

Naseem Geelani won’t go to Delhi to answer NIA summons

Naseem Geelani won’t go to Delhi to answer NIA summons

SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned Dr Naseem Geelani, a scientist at SKUAST University, for the fourth time in the last one-and-a-half year to its New Delhi headquarters on Tuesday. Naseem, however, won’t go this time due to his inflexible engagements at the university, a move supported by the varsity’s Scientists and Teachers […]

Thousands attend funeral of ‘key conspirator’ of Pulwama attack

Thousands attend funeral of ‘key conspirator’ of Pulwama attack

Anantnag: Hours after one of the two militants killed in a gunfight in Tral was identified by his family as Mudassir Ahmad Khan alias Muhammad Bhai of Midoora, thousands of people attended his funeral prayers in Midoora area of Tral. Police said that Mudassir Ahmad was a Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant who was the “key conspirator” […]

People forced out in rain from homes during CASOs in Tangmarg, Pattan

People forced out in rain from homes during CASOs in Tangmarg, Pattan

Baramulla: Government forces on Monday conducted two cordon and search operations (CASOs) in Tangmarg and Pattan areas of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, police sources told Kashmir Reader, adding that both the operations concluded “peacefully” after no militants were found in the searches. Local people alleged that government troops forced people to come out from […]