IN PICTURES: Pellet victims protest in Srinagar

IN PICTURES: Pellet victims protest in Srinagar

  Pellet victims Monday staged a protest in Srinagar. They demanded a ban on use of pellet guns by forces in Kashmir and urged society to take note of their plight and help them. Various human rights bodies including Amnesty International have condemned the use of pellet firing shotguns by forces since  at  least  2010. […]

Netizens burst with laughter over Pakistani’s circumcision card

Srinagar: A circumcision card of a Pakistani child in Punjab’s Bahawalpur is bursting the netizens with laughter with its programme list that features “taking of trousers” to boy’s “crying and comforting”. Here is the card: The two-day circumcision programme was scheduled to be conducted in November 2017 with the “blessed hands of renowned circumcision doctor […]

Imran Khan completes hat-trick of marriages, weds his spiritual guide

Imran Khan completes hat-trick of marriages, weds his spiritual guide

Pakistan legendary-cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party has confirmed the news that the its chief has married his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka, thus ending weeks of speculation about the union. Khan married Bushra Bibi (also known as Pinki Pir) in a simple ceremony held in Lahore yesterday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet. He […]

Kashmir: Forces kill civilian in Budgam

Kashmir: Forces kill civilian in Budgam

Srinagar: Forces killed an unidentified civilian at airforce station Budgam during the intervening night of 18 February and 19.  According to a police press note, the individual, “who appears to be mentally challenged” of 50-55 years of age, tried to cross the station fence and didn’t stop even after the forces fired gunshots in air. “He […]

Missing CRPF officer found dead

Missing CRPF officer found dead

An Assistant Sub-Inspector of the CRPF missing for the past three days was Saturday was found dead under suspicious circumstances in a stream along the Jammu-Srinagar highway, police said. The body of ASI Harinder Singh, posted with the 177th battalion of the CRPF in Sopore township of Baramulla district, was found in the stream at […]

250 renal transplants conducted at SKIMS

250 renal transplants conducted at SKIMS

The department of Urology and Kidney Transplant Unit at the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has successfully conducted 250 kidney transplants till date. According to Saleem Wani, Head of the Department (HoD) in Urology, renal transplantation has increased patient survival and it is in this context that SKIMS, Soura Srinagar took a lead in […]

CPJ demands Kamran’s release, says NIA has no business defining what journalists should cover

CPJ demands Kamran’s release, says NIA has no business defining what journalists should cover

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for immediate release of Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf arrested by India’s National Investigation Agency(NIA) last year. “India’s National Investigative Agency is way out of its league and has no business defining what ‘a real journalist’ should cover,” said Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator, referring to the […]

Rights group urges Canadian PM to press Modi for pellet gun ban in Kashmir

Rights group urges Canadian PM to press Modi for pellet gun ban in Kashmir

Amnesty International has urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise the use of “indiscriminate pellet-firing shotguns” in Kashmir during his visit to India. The rights group in an open letter  has said that “security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have  been  using  pellet firing shotguns to police protests  in  the  Kashmir  valley  since  at  […]

IN PICTURES: Shutdown, restrictions in Kashmir

IN PICTURES: Shutdown, restrictions in Kashmir

    A shutdown is being observed across Kashmir on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik against the kiling of a Hurriyat  activist and Supreme Court’s stay on an FIR against army personnel in the Shopian killings. Police and paramilitary troopers have been deployed in strength […]

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