Release photojournalist Kamran Yousuf: CPJ tells India

Release photojournalist Kamran Yousuf: CPJ tells India

NEW DELHI: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Indian authorities, including the National Investigative Agency (NIA), to drop charges against Kashmir photojournalist Kamran Yusuf immediately and to free him. “India’s National Investigative Agency is way out of its league and has no business defining what ‘a real journalist’ should cover,” said Steven […]

Renault Sherpa comes to Kashmir

Renault Sherpa comes to Kashmir

Srinagar: On the cold afternoon of February the 13th, after a 30-hour-long gunfight had ended in the middle of Srinagar, people at Karan Nagar chowk saw a strange vehicle, amid the fleet of government forces’ vehicles leaving the encounter spot. The glistening black heavy armoured vehicle, which stopped for a few minutes at Karan Nagar […]

India giving befitting reply to Pak: Rajnath

India giving befitting reply to Pak: Rajnath

BAREILLY: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan. Singh, who was here to attend a programme at Rohilkhand University, also said talks and terrorism cannot go hand in hand. “India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan… Talks and […]

Youths ‘filming army movement’ detained in Qazigund, clashes follow

Youths ‘filming army movement’ detained in Qazigund, clashes follow

Anantnag: Street clashes and alleged vandalism by government forces were reported from Vessu area of Qazigund on Friday evening, where locals blocked the national highway to demand release of two youths detained by the army. One of the two detained youths was half-blinded by pellets in 2016. The army detained them in Sadoora village near […]

Pak claims destroying Indian Army post, killing 5 soldiers

Pak claims destroying Indian Army post, killing 5 soldiers

Islamabad: Pakistan has claimed that its troops destroyed an Indian Army post in Tatta Pani sector across the Line of Control (LoC) and killed five soldiers. Pakistan Army Spokesperosn Major General Asif Ghaffor in a tweet late Thursday night also shared a video clip purportedly showing bombing of the Indian Army post and smoke billowing […]

Clashes during CASO in Arwini Bijbehara

Clashes during CASO in Arwini Bijbehara

Bijbehara: Clashes erupted during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Arwini village of Bijbehara, here in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, on Thursday. As the clashes spilled over to adjacent areas, train services on the Banihal-Srinagar route were briefly halted. According to reports, government forces cordoned off a locality in Arwini at about 1pm. Police […]

Court reserves order on Kamran’s bail

Court reserves order on Kamran’s bail

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday reserved its order on the bail plea of freelance photo-journalist Kamran Yousuf, after his lawyer argued that there was no evidence against him and his arrest was made to “gag the media”. Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sherawat reserved the order for February 19 after hearing arguments from Yousuf’s […]

India has wasted opportunity, says Pak Defence Minister

India has wasted opportunity, says Pak Defence Minister

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that India has not only wasted the opportunity for normalisation of ties with Islamabad but also restricted the space for peace through its “hostile” stance, according to a media report. The defence minister made the comments on Wednesday while announcing a policy statement in the Senate, […]