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Injured Shalimar youth succumbs; police denies involvement

Srinagar: A 16-year-old youth who according to his family members was injured and poisoned by police succumbed in Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical sciences (SKIMS), Soura today. The police, however, denied the allegation. The youth, a 10th class student, was identified as Kaiser Hameed Sofi of Shalimar, Srinagar. “Kaiser was beaten-up by police last Thursday and […]

Pakistan not to attend tobacco conference in India: Reports

Srinagar: The relationship between India and Pakistan sank to new depths with Pakistan deciding to stay away from a global tobacco-control conference in India next week, a media report said today, quoting a government minister. India is hosting the biennial conference of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the only global treaty to […]

Dy SP injured in stone-pelting incident

Srinagar: A Deputy Superintendent of Police was injured in a stone-pelting incident today at Soura. The Dy SP was identified as Sajad Ahmad who is currently posted in Soura area of Srinagar. Eye-witnesses said that a protest march took out in Anchar, Soura post Friday prayers which was thwarted by the police by firing tear-gas shells. The […]

Protest march in Anchar Srinagar

Srinagar: People carried out a protest march in Anchar Srinagar today against the “highhandedness of Police” in the area two days ago. Eyewitness said that large number of people, particularly youth, gathered in Jenab Sahib shrine after Friday prayers and took out a protest march towards main chowk Soura. The protesters were carrying pictures of […]

Heavy deployment of forces in Srinagar; Govt says no restrictions; No Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Authorities today imposed heavy deployment of forces in different parts of Srinagar primarily to thwart pro-freedom post Friday prayers’ gatherings. However, there were no restrictions on civilian movement in various parts of Srinagar. The pro-freedom leaders in their weekly ‘protest calendar’ have asked people of different districts of the Valley to march towards their respective […]

Pro-freedom camp infested with Indian agents?

Srinagar, Nov 3: The incarcerated Ameer of Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo in a statement issued here today said that some pro-freedom activists want to shatter the unity forged between trio resistance leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, who are spearheading the present uprising. Faktoo was quoted […]

At UN, Pakistan presses for settlement of decades-old Kashmir dispute

Islamabad: Pakistan has once again called for a settlement of the decades-old Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan for establishing lasting peace in the region. Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi made the call while speaking during a debate on Right to Self-Determination in a UN General Assembly’s third committee. “Kashmiris’ struggle […]

Govt seals Vista group’s office, orders freezing of its bank account over fake registration

Srinagar: The district administration on Thursday sealed office of Vista Group, a company which had last month announced a mega recruitment drive in Srinagar and ordered freezing of its bank account over fake registration. Last month, the company had announced 631 jobs, over 500 alone in Srinagar from various service sectors including media manager and […]

Foiling separatists meet blunder of Govt: Hakim

Srinagar: Commenting over the prevailing unrest in Valley, Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) President and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin Thursday said that it seems government was not interested in restoring peace in Kashmir. In a statement issued here Thursday Hakim Yasin said, “If separatist leaders were released from jails why were they bared to meet […]

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