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Protests against president-elect Trump tear-gassed in US

Protests against president-elect Trump tear-gassed in US

Srinagar: Police hurled tear gas and flash-bang grenades in response to protests in different parts of the US, as people around the country once again took to the streets denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, media reports said. Portland police said Friday night on Twitter that the tear gas was used in response to “burning […]

Prof Butt releases his autobiography

Prof Butt releases his autobiography

Srinagar: Former Chairman All Party Hurriyat conference (APHC) and present Muslim Conference (MC) Chairman Prof Abdul Gani Butt today released his autobiography titled Beyond Me at his party headquarters Wazir Bagh in Srinagar. A small function was organised on the occasion which was attended by a cross section of people, a statement issued here said. Prof Butt also […]

Pak to UN: India deliberately targeting civilians along LoC

Pak to UN: India deliberately targeting civilians along LoC

Srinagar: Pakistan Foreign Secretary today expressed concern over the “deliberate targeting of villages and populated areas by Indian forces” along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary in a briefing given to the heads of missions of the permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Pakistan daily Dawn reported. During the briefing to the […]

PEN international castigates govt for banning Kashmir Reader

PEN international castigates govt for banning Kashmir Reader

Srinagar: Writers’ advocacy group PEN International has criticised Kashmir government on Thursday for banning a local daily Kashmir Reader by attributing “vague allegations” to its content. The organisation said that the ban, imposed on 2 October, was of deep concern for the ability of the public in Kashmir to access information concerning the ongoing conflict in the region. The advocacy group […]

Prof Butt to release his autobiography tomorrow

Prof Butt to release his autobiography tomorrow

Srinagar: Former All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman and present Muslim Conference Chairman Prof. Abdul Gani Butt is scheduled to release his autobiography titled Beyond me tomorrow at his party headquarters at Wazir Bagh at 11am. Prof. Butt is also scheduled to deliver a speech on his autobiography and the prevailing situation in Kashmir, a statement issued by his party said.

Pepper, tear gas choke Habba Kadal residents

Pepper, tear gas choke Habba Kadal residents

Srinagar: Intense stone-pelting took place in Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar today evening. Police and para-military forces resorted to tear-gas and pepper shelling to restrain the protestors. The entire area was choked by tear-gas and pepper gas, causing “a lot of inconvenience to the elderly” who were heading to prayers in mosques, said a local. The […]

Restrictions tomorrow in downtown Srinagar: Police

Srinagar: Authorities have decided to put restrictions in downtown Srinagar tomorrow in the wake of a ‘chalo’ call by the pro-freedom leaders. The weekly protest ‘calendar’ issued by the resistance group asked people to “march one and all towards Jamia Masjid on Thursday evening” and to observe this Friday as “the day of independence (Youm-e-Istiqlal)” for […]

Demonetisation panic: Unprecedented rush to banks in Kashmir

Demonetisation panic: Unprecedented rush to banks in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Valley banks are witnessing unprecedented rush today in the wake of Modi government’s demonetisation of higher currency denominations on 8 November. People thronged to different bank branches in the Valley after Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ceased to be legal tender from 9 November. “The rush […]

2 more Indian ‘diplomats’ leave Pakistan

2 more Indian ‘diplomats’ leave Pakistan

Srinagar: Two more Indian ‘diplomats’ among other eight suspected of involvement in “terrorism and subversive activities” in Pakistan left the country today, Foreign Office officials confirmed to Pakistani daily Dawn. Indian High Commission First Secretary Press Balbir Singh and Staff Officer Jayabalan Senthil, allegedly members of the Indian Intelligence Bureau, left Pakistan for Dubai via […]