KASHMIR

Teacher’s custodial death: NC, PDP term FIR for ‘custodial escape’ unacceptable, unfortunate

Teacher’s custodial death: NC, PDP term FIR for ‘custodial escape’ unacceptable, unfortunate

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday termed the registration of FIR against into the death of Rizwan Asad Pandit , a teacher from Awantipora in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district two days back, as “unacceptable”. NC leader Nasir Aslam Wani (Sogami) said that FIR under 224 RPC was unacceptable and demanded […]

Two more youths booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jail

Two more youths booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jail

Srinagar: Two youths from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district were today booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to Jammu jail. Official sources told GNS that Murtaza Hussain son of Ghulam Hassan Laway and Hilal Ahmad Laway son of Abdul Ahad Laway, both residents of Hardu Dalwan village were arrested on 25-01-2019. Murtaza was booked […]

One-way traffic resumes on Kashmir highway

One-way traffic resumes on Kashmir highway

Srinagar: One-way traffic resumed on the Kashmir highway and traffic is plying from Jammu to Srinagar for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Traffic on the highway was suspended on Wednesday morning following fresh snowfall on both sides of the Jawahar tunnel, Shaitan Nallah and Banihal besides landslides and shooting stones at Penthyal and other places […]

‘Right kind of education’ can heal conflict-ridden Kashmir valley: Salman Khan

‘Right kind of education’ can heal conflict-ridden Kashmir valley: Salman Khan

Mumbai: Salman Khan believes right kind of education can heal the conflict-ridden Kashmir Valley. Salman’s upcoming home production “Notebook” is a love story set in Kashmir featuring newcomers Pranutan, daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl, and Zaheer Iqbal. In the film, Pranutan and Zaheer play the role of school teachers. Asked if education can bring a positive […]

NC protests in Srinagar against ‘custodial killing’ of school teacher

NC protests in Srinagar against ‘custodial killing’ of school teacher

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Thursday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar against the custodial killing of school teacher and Jama’at activist Rizwan Asad. Led by senior leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Nasir Sogami and Mubarak Gul the protesters while chanting anti-BJP slogans  demanded “exemplary punishment” to the killers of Rizwan. The protesters marched from party […]

Gunfight ensues in Sopore village, mobile internet suspended

Gunfight ensues in Sopore village, mobile internet suspended

Srinagar: Gunfight erupted between government forces and militants in Warpora village of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district Thursday morning. Reports said that acting on “specific inputs” about presence of militants in the village, a joint team of Army’s 22 RR, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police,177 and 179 battalions of CRPF cordoned Warpora village […]

Kashmir receives fresh spell of snowfall, heavy rains

Kashmir receives fresh spell of snowfall, heavy rains

Srinagar: Kashmir, including Srinagar city, Wednesday received a fresh spell of snowfall– a rare occurrence in the month of March in recent years– as overnight rainfall caused water logging in many parts of the capital.  Heavy rainfall in plains and snowfall in higher reaches began during the night and continued till around noon of Wednesday, a […]

J&K assembly elections deferred after state sought 70,000 troops for simultaneous polls: Officials

J&K assembly elections deferred after state sought 70,000 troops for simultaneous polls: Officials

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections were deferred as the state administration asked for over 70,000 paramilitary troops for conducting simultaneous polls, a demand which could not be acceded to, officials said Wednesday. A home ministry official said the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s demand of about 717 companies of paramilitary personnel could not be […]