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GoI trying to thrust its choice through barrel of gun: Geelani

GoI trying to thrust its choice through barrel of gun: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday accused New Delhi of thrusting its choice through barrel of gun on people of Jammu and Kashmir. “Instead of taking measures to resolve long pending issue in its historical perspective, they want to thrust their choice through barrel of gun,” Geelani said in a statement while […]

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Farooq asks Delhi to stop playing ‘politics of deceit’

Farooq asks Delhi to stop playing ‘politics of deceit’

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday accused government of India of playing political deceit towards resolution of Kashmir issue and asked New Delhi understand that “iron fist and subjugation” has never yielded positive results anywhere. Castigating the successive governments in New Delhi, Farooq said, “It is because of their persistently miscalculated […]

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Convince India to accept ground realities, Jama’at-e-Islami to interlocutor Sharma

Convince India to accept ground realities, Jama’at-e-Islami to interlocutor Sharma

Srinagar: Jama’at e Islami Tuesday said that Dineshwar Sharma should “impress’ upon ‘the government of India’ not waste ‘time and economy’ as ‘this long standing human and political issue can be resolved forever keeping the ground realities and wishes of the entire people of J&K in view’. “At this juncture, when the Indian interlocutor Mr. […]

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Farooq asks India, Pak to start unconditional dialogue to resolve Kashmir issue 

Farooq asks India, Pak to start unconditional dialogue to resolve Kashmir issue 

Srinagar: Advocating opening of all traditional routes and making borders soft, National Conference president Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Monday asked India and Pakistan to shun stubbornness and start unconditional dialogue to resolve all issues including Kashmir. While addressing a public rally at Keran in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, Farooq questions both the neighbours that for […]

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GoI’s ‘representative’ lands in Srinagar on 5-day visit to J&K

GoI’s ‘representative’ lands in Srinagar on 5-day visit to J&K

Srinagar: Former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma, who was appointed as the ‘representative’ by Government of India to understand the “legitimate aspirations” of people in Jammu and Kashmir, arrived in Srinagar on Monday. Sources said that Sharma landed in Srinagar airport along with team of officials, presumably from Indian Home Ministry, at around noon. He is on […]

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Bandipora Social activist Joins AIP

Bandipora Social activist Joins AIP

Papchan : Chairman of Wullar Valley College of Education Bandipora Prince Parvaiz Shah joined (AIP) Awami Itehad along with other prominent citizens in presence of Party President and MLA Langate Engineer Rashid and Senior Leaders at a function organised in Wullar valley College of Education Bandipora of North Kashmir. Welcoming Prince Parvaiz and his supporters into the party […]

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Very little expectations from interlocutor, no fun in having talks with him: Farooq

Very little expectations from interlocutor, no fun in having talks with him: Farooq

Srinagar: A day ahead of the visit by Government of India’s interlocutor to Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference president and three time chief minister of the state Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Sunday there was little expectations from him. Farooq, member Parliament of Srinagar constituency, also “rued” the BJP government’s Kashmir centric policy, saying ever since […]

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Bar concerned at FEMA notice to Malik, says it’s aimed to ‘tease, humiliate’ leaders 

Bar concerned at FEMA notice to Malik, says it’s aimed to ‘tease, humiliate’ leaders 

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Sunday expresses its grave concern over the FEMA notice issued to JKLF Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik and two others, by the Enforcement Directorate, in a 17-year-old case. In a statement issued here, the lawyers’ body said the case which was pending trial at Jammu and the court has […]

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GoI’s ‘representative’ arrives tomorrow 

GoI’s ‘representative’ arrives tomorrow 

Srinagar: Former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma, who was appointed as the ‘representative’ by Government of India to understand the “legitimate aspirations” of people in Jammu and Kashmir, is arriving in Kashmir on Monday. Sharma has already sent invitation to mainstream parties like Congress, National Conference, Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) and others, asking them meet […]

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Dialogue only option to resolve Kashmir but onus on India to show sincerity: Geelani 

Dialogue only option to resolve Kashmir but onus on India to show sincerity: Geelani 

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said that the dialogue was the only way forward to resolve “world’s oldest unresolved issue” but “onus” lies on India to illustrate seriousness and sincerity. Geelani, who is also chairman of Tehreek-e-Huriyat said Kashmir issue remains bone of contention between India and Pakistan and […]

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Guv promulgates ordinance empowering CEO to hold Panchayat elections 

Guv promulgates ordinance empowering CEO to hold Panchayat elections 

New Delhi: Governor N.N. Vohra has assented to the promulgation of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017. Governor Vohra, who has been repeatedly emphasizing the crucial importance of there being no further delay in holding Panchayat elections for the establishment of the three-tiered framework of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) has approved the urgent […]

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Need to include people in dialogue whose ideas about State different from ours: Mehbooba

Need to include people in dialogue whose ideas about State different from ours: Mehbooba

New Delhi: Hoping that government of India’s interlocutor, Dineshwar Sharma, would be able to steer ahead the talks process to a substantive conclusion, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday called for need to include in dialogue process those people “whose ideas about State are different from ours.” Terming dialogue as the only way to get […]

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Important for India, Pak to follow tenets of 2003 ceasefire: Farooq

Important for India, Pak to follow tenets of 2003 ceasefire: Farooq

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member Parliament of Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah Saturday called upon both India and Pakistan to take effective and urgent measures to restore peace along Line of Control (LoC). Asserting that the primary concern of both India and Pakistan must be to ensure safety and security of civilians on both sides […]

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Resistance camp resents ED notice to Yasin Malik

Resistance camp resents ED notice to Yasin Malik

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Saturday expressed strong resentment over Enforcement Directorate’s notice to JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik in a 17-year-old case, terming it New Delhi’s “frustration” and “failure to face political rivals politically in the state.” In a statement issued here, the resistance camp comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik […]

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Ready to die in Tihar Jail for Kashmir’s freedom, Yasin Malik

Ready to die in Tihar Jail for Kashmir’s freedom, Yasin Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik on Saturday claimed that he has not recieved any notice from Enforcement Directorate (ED) however added that he is ready to ‘live and die’ for the ‘Kashmirs freedom movement even if, it is in Tihar Jail’. Malik was speaking a presser in Srinagar today. JKLF […]

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After Modi snub on autonomy, Mehbooba says Art 370 nation’s commitment to JK, must be honoured   

After Modi snub on autonomy, Mehbooba says Art 370 nation’s commitment to JK, must be honoured   

 Srinagar:  Less a week after Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed former Home Minister P Chidambaram’s call for greater autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir as an “insult” to India’s soldiers, Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that Article 370 was the “nation’s commitment to the people of J&K and therefore should be honoured. “Article 370 […]

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PDP ‘exploited freedom sentiment of people; pro-Indian parties have no role in K-resolution: Hurriyat (G) 

PDP ‘exploited freedom sentiment of people; pro-Indian parties have no role in K-resolution: Hurriyat (G) 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Friday blamed PDP for sell out and entering into “secret deal” with BJP and RSS after “exploiting the freedom sentiments” of people. In a statement issued here, the Huriyat Conference said that for the lust of power, they bargained against “our political, economic interests and cultural […]

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India suppressing voices through military might, Yasin Malik

India suppressing voices through military might, Yasin Malik

Srinagar: India is the only democracy in the world, which keeps its political opponents in jails and suppresses the voices of dissent by “military might, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairperson, Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said on Friday . He said that people languishing in jails are our heroes and by suppressing them India […]

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FEMA notice against Yasin Malik, two others by ED

FEMA notice against Yasin Malik, two others by ED

Foreign Exchange Management Act,FEMA, notice against Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik and two others has been issued by The Enforcement Directorate for alleged forex violation of Rs 48.23 lakh, reports said. The agency has asked Malik and the two others to reply to the notice in the next 30 days after […]

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Mehbooba accepts Vikramaditya’s resignation,Sources

Mehbooba accepts Vikramaditya’s resignation,Sources

Srinagar: Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has accepted the resignation of Vikramaditya Singh, grand son of  Hari Singh, the last Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, from her party. Mehbooba has accepted Singh’s resignation, media reports said. Singh resigned from the ruling PDP on October 22, accusing the party of ignoring Jammu […]

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Muslims were prosperous when united but current situation disturbing: Farooq 

Muslims were prosperous when united but current situation disturbing: Farooq 

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member Parliament of Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah Tuesday urged unity among Muslims even as he termed the current situation as “very disturbing.” Farooq visited the shrine of Sultan-ul-Aarifeen Sheikh Hamza Makhdoomi (RA) and prayed for peace in the state. Paying obeisance at the shrine, Farooq prayed for stability and development […]

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If GoI is even not ready for autonomy, how it can engage with Kashmiris ‘will’: Resistance camp   

If GoI is even not ready for autonomy, how it can engage with Kashmiris ‘will’: Resistance camp   

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Tuesday said that if present dispensation in New Delhi was not even ready for autonomy, how can it address or engage with the Kashmiri people’s political will and aspiration of self-determination. The leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik met at the Geelani’s residence at […]

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CRPF demolishes bunkers in Soura and Saidapora

CRPF demolishes bunkers in Soura and Saidapora

Srinagar: Decades after being erected in soura Bunker of CRPF is being demolished while another bunker  in Saidapora locality too is being removed. In soura locality, the concrete banker from 1992, and presently  CRPF 161 Bn was stationed there, is being removed. Another bunker of same battalion in Saidpora eidgah Srinagar has also been removed. […]

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Hurriyat (M) condemns Mirwaiz’s house arrest, NIA summons to Salahudin’s family  

Hurriyat (M) condemns Mirwaiz’s house arrest, NIA summons to Salahudin’s family  

Srinagar:  Hurriyat Conference (M) has strongly condemned the continuous arrest of amalgam chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as well as summons to United Jehad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahudin by NIA. “The way through military might is used to crush the genuine struggle of people in the Valley, stands an eye-opener for the nations believing in […]

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Article 35A: Resistance camp urges people to be ‘ready for protests’

Article 35A: Resistance camp urges people to be ‘ready for protests’

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Sunday appealed people to “remain ready” for protest against any possible change in state subject laws in Jammu and Kashmir. “Any plan aimed at demographic change to affect disputed optical nature of Jammu and Kashmir is unacceptable to us,” said the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and […]

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Talks for greater autonomy or within Indian constitution ‘wastage of time’: UJC  

Talks for greater autonomy or within Indian constitution ‘wastage of time’: UJC  

Srinagar: The talks aimed at greater autonomy or within the constitution of India were just wastage of time, United Jehad Council, an amalgam of various militant organizations, said on Sunday. “Kashmiris are not against the talks but when India talks about talks, the country wants to create atmosphere for massacre and genocide of people,” Secretary […]

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Resistance camp pooh-pooh PDP-BJP’s ordinance on shutdowns

Resistance camp pooh-pooh PDP-BJP’s ordinance on shutdowns

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership has termed the ordinance, calling for imprisonment for those who call and observe shutdown as a form of protest, passed by the ruling PDP-BJP government as “outrageous and dictatorial”. The JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik stated that observing shutdown was a universally accepted […]

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Geelani condemns summon to Salahudin’s nephew, indicting of Zakir Naik by NIA   

Geelani condemns summon to Salahudin’s nephew, indicting of Zakir Naik by NIA   

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday strongly condemned raiding of the house of Jehad Council Chief Syed Salahudin and summoning his grandson, Muzamil Ahmad Khan to Delhi by the NIA. In a statement issued here, the octogenarian leader said that it was imprudent on part of authorities to harass and scare the […]

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Oct 27 ‘most unfortunate’ day in recent history of Kashmir: Hurriyat (M)

Oct 27 ‘most unfortunate’ day in recent history of Kashmir: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday termed the 27th October as the most unfortunate day for the people in the recent history of Kashmir. “When people of Kashmir were observing the day as a black day, the government again turned to its traditional approach of curbing the dissent by imposing curfew […]

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Dialogue need of the hour, CM

Dialogue need of the hour, CM

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday welcomed the Union governments of starting a dialogue with all stake holders in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a press conference in Civil Secretariat Srinagar, Mehbooba without naming Hurriyat said that all stake holders should respond positively to the offer so that guns will stop blazing. ”All those who […]

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JRL: Ill-treatment with political prisoners ‘eye-opener’ for HR bodies 

JRL: Ill-treatment with political prisoners ‘eye-opener’ for HR bodies 

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday said that “ill-treatment” out to the political prisoners in Tihar, Kathua, Udhampur Kote Balwal and other jails was an “eye opener” for international human rights organizations. In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik that they will soon send a delegation […]

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Hurriyat (G) condemns forces’ ‘revengeful’ action against militant families 

Hurriyat (G) condemns forces’ ‘revengeful’ action against militant families 

Srinagar: While condemning revengeful approach” of authorities against relatives and families of militants in south Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday accused administration of pushing Kashmir into civil war-like situations. In a statement issued here, the Huriyat Conference strongly condemned “revengeful approach” of authorities against relatives and families of militants in […]

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Miscreants jumped in braid cutting, sources: ‘All angles being investigated’ Div Com

Miscreants jumped in braid cutting, sources: ‘All angles being investigated’ Div Com

Srinagar:  ‘Miscreants’ have ‘jumped into braid cutting’ and are doing this to fuel ‘unrest and ruin the atmosphere’ of valley, top officials are telling INS, however Div Com Kashmir division claims ‘all angles are being investigated’. Top officials, wishing anonymity, in administration disclosed to INS that ‘miscreants have jumped in these acts with nefarious designs […]

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Hurriyat (G) condemns brand dashing of weapons by RSS activists in Jammu  

Hurriyat (G) condemns brand dashing of weapons by RSS activists in Jammu  

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani strongly condemned the brand dashing of weapons by RSS activists in Jammu and said that Muslim community was being harassed and forced to chant “Bharat Mata Ki Jai.” In a statement, a spokesman of the amalgam said they were preparing ground for large scale destruction on sectarian […]

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NIA: Judicial custody of Pro freedom leaders, businessman, two south Kashmir youths extended

NIA: Judicial custody of Pro freedom leaders, businessman, two south Kashmir youths extended

Judicial custody of seven Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders, Srinagar based business man and two youth from south Kashmir, arrested by National Investigation Agency, was extended till November 14, by a Delhi court on Tuesday. District Judge Poonam Bamba extended the judicial custody of Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta […]

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Govt orders DGP, others to share tour details of VVIP, VIP with DCs 

Govt orders DGP, others to share tour details of VVIP, VIP with DCs 

Srinagar: The state government on Friday directed administrative secretaries, Director General of Police, Divisional Commissioners to share the detailed tour programmes of VVIPs and VIPs, visiting any part of the State, with the concerned Deputy Commissioner (s) in advance so that the arrangements, regarding security and protocol, are taken care of properly and timely. “It […]

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Resistance camp castigates govt for closing edu institutions, putting curbs in Old City 

Resistance camp castigates govt for closing edu institutions, putting curbs in Old City 

 Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Friday castigated ruling alliance headed by PDP over frequent closure of schools, colleges, and universities in Kashmir Valley. In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali  Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik also condemned what they termed anti-people ruling regime’s decision to once again  covert downtown […]

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Govt orders transfer of 2 KAS officers

Govt orders transfer of 2 KAS officers

Srinagar: In the interest of administration, government on Friday transferred two KAS officer with immediate effect. As per a government order, Raj Kumar Katoch (KAS), Additional Secretary Information Department, has been transferred and posted as Controller, Legal Metrology, J&K, vice Vipra Bhal (IAS), who has been asked to await further orders of posting in the […]

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Frequent encounters matter of serious concern for people of J&K: Geelani 

Frequent encounters matter of serious concern for people of J&K: Geelani 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that frequent encounters, resulting in the killing of youth, was a matter of serious concern for people of Jammu and Kashmir. “We are a peaceful nation. Frequent incidents of encounters resulting into the martyrdom of youth, is a matter of serious concern for us,” the octogenarian […]

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NC seeks CM’s answer on GoI’s refusal to return power projects

NC seeks CM’s answer on GoI’s refusal to return power projects

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference on Thursday criticised ruling PDP-BJP government for their “surrender” on the demand seeking the return of power projects to the State and asked Chief Minister to clear the air in unambiguous terms. In a statement issued here, a party spokesman  said the silence of the Chief Minister in view of Indian Minister R. […]

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Need to strengthen Art 370 to keep JK-India bond ‘intact’: Zulfikar 

Need to strengthen Art 370 to keep JK-India bond ‘intact’: Zulfikar 

Srinagar:  Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs & Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Thursday termed Article 370 as bridge between J&K and India and underlined need to strengthen it to keep the bond ‘intact.’ Speaking during release of book ‘Commentary on J&K Constitution’ in Urdu compiled by Advocate S. Sundar Lehar and published by Jay Kay […]

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Militant sacrifices ‘precious assets’ of Kashmir movement: Hurriyat (M)

Militant sacrifices ‘precious assets’ of Kashmir movement: Hurriyat (M)

 Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday paid tributes to militants killed in Shopian and Bandipora, saying their “sacrifices are the precious assets of the Kashmir resistance movement.” In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the amalgam paid rich tributes to Zahid Ahmad Mir of Ganaw Pora, Irfan Ahmad Ganai Heaf […]

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Braid chopping: Resistance camp postpones TRC rally

Braid chopping: Resistance camp postpones TRC rally

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Wednesday announced to postpone “for the time being” the TRC rally on October 14 in the wake of “serious concern and distress” caused among people due to the braid chopping incidents. In a statement, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said these […]

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World Habitat Day: housing still un-affordable for majority

World Habitat Day: housing still un-affordable for majority

  World Habitat Day (WHD) is observed on the first Monday of October every year. The day was designated by the United Nations (UN) in 1985 with the idea to reflect on the state of towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. World Habitat Day is also intended to remind […]

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Tarthpora family’s cry in despair: Why army killed our son, our breadwinner

Tarthpora family’s cry in despair: Why army killed our son, our breadwinner

    Kupwara: The silence in the room, with walls and wardrobe awash with Islamic posters, was deafening except for occasional muffled whimpers. Bashir Ahmad Mir, grieving father of 21-year-old Shahid Ahmad Mir, who was killed by army allegedly in fake encounter, could not hold his tears as he talked about the inhuman killing of […]