Mehbooba grieved

Mehbooba grieved

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed deep shock and grief over the death of five persons, including a BSF jawan, in cross-border firing in RS Pura sector of Jammu on Friday. The chief minister described the incident as unfortunate, saying it occurred when the holy month of Ramadhan had just begun and people had heaved […]

Work on Zojila tunnel, Ring Roads to begin with PM’s visit

Work on Zojila tunnel, Ring Roads to begin with PM’s visit

Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is arriving on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, will inaugurate work on the Zojila tunnel that will provide all-weather connectivity between Ladakh and Kashmir, besides dedicating the 330-MW Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project in Gurez to the people. The Indian premier is also scheduled to kickstart other […]

Boulevard Road sealed

Boulevard Road sealed

SHEIKH UZAIR SRINAGAR: The government on Friday sealed Boulevard Road with barricades and barbed wire ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day Jammu and Kashmir visit, leaving commuters stranded in many places. The roads were sealed at many places including Nishat and CRPF Inspector General office near Brein, without any prior information or announcement to […]

Jihad Council rejects ceasefire, calls it ‘cosmetic’

Jihad Council rejects ceasefire, calls it ‘cosmetic’

SRINAGAR: The United Jihad Council (UJC), a grouping of Kashmir-based militant outfits, on Friday termed the Ramazan ceasefire as a “joke”, saying “India was trying to mislead the international community by such cosmetic measures and Kashmiris won’t get carried by such tactics”. In statement, UJC spokesperson Syed Sadaqat Hussain said that a Jihad Council meeting […]

Family in distress, Sarjan Barkati completes 600 days in jail

Family in distress, Sarjan Barkati completes 600 days in jail

SHOPIAN: A popular crowd puller of 2016 uprising, Sarjan Barkati, has completed more than 600 days in jail, while his distraught family, back home, desperately waits for his release. Barkati was arrested on October 1, 2016, after earning the sobriquet of “pied piper” during 2016 uprising, for his speeches and peculiar method of sloganeering that […]

Police detain JKLF chief ahead of Modi’s visit

Police detain JKLF chief ahead of Modi’s visit

Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was detained Thursday by the police ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on May 19. Malik was taken into custody near the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) office in Abi Guzar area of the city, its spokesman said. He said that immediately after the […]

Temporary initiatives fruitless: Mirwaiz

Temporary initiatives fruitless: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Rejecting New Delhi’s announcement of a unilateral ceasefire, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said that “temporary initiatives” are fruitless till steps are not taken to address the basic dispute of Kashmir. “What will happen next month? Will Government of India start killing people of Kashmir again?” the Mirwaiz asked, speaking […]