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Kashmiri students in Punjab are safe and comfortable: Punjab’s minister

Srinagar: Days after few Kashmiri students were harassed by Punjab police, a cabinet minister of Punjab has assured that no students will be put to trouble and “elements creating trouble will be dealt with strictly”. “Punjab is having a congenial atmosphere after assuming government by Chief Minister Amrinder Singh. There should be no harassment to

‘Governor’s rule unavoidable to restore normalcy: Dr. Farooq

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said imposition of Governor’s rule and placing the Legislative Assembly under suspended animation was unavoidable and imperative to restore normalcy and peace in Kashmir. Speaking to reporters in Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said the PDP-BJP Alliance was bereft of a

Private Schools to conduct exams for classes 5th to 9th

Srinagar: Joint Committee of Private Schools (JCPS) today welcomed the Chief Minister and Education Minister for initiating revolutionary changes in the functioning of private schools that will greatly benefit every stakeholder in the state. The Committee said that the New Education Minister and his team of dynamic officers have taken long pending decisions which shows

CM inaugurates National Symposium on livestock at SKUAST-K

Says this key sector needs to be developed on modern lines, in tune with scientific advancements Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the veterinarians and scientists of SKUAST to brainstorm on the status of livestock management in the State and suggest measures by which the dependence on import of mutton and chicken is reduced

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Scores hurt as massive clashes in Shopian during search ops; people allege ransacking, beating

Srinagar: Scores of civilians were reported hurt as government forces cordoned off Heff and Shermal villages of Shopian district today during which massive clashes raged between search parties and local residents. According to police, the operation began during the intervening night of May 16 and 17 and “after successful completion of searches with the cooperation

Fascist forces can be defeated by collective resistance: Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday said that the ‘fascist forces’ can be defeated by the collective resistance. While addressing a gathering in a seminar tilled ‘Resolution of Kashmir Dispute- Prelude to peace, Guarantee to stability’, the JKLF chief said, “New Delhi is following fascist ideology and there is

Holding RSS meet in Jammu vindicates my stand against BJP-PDP: Karra

Srinagar: Senior Congress Leader and former Member of Parliament from Srinagar Tariq Hameed Karra on Wednesday said that holding of RSS and VHP annual review meeting at Jammu has unfortunately vindicated my stand against BJP-PDP combine. Since its inception as the proposed review meeting would be another step forward towards the implementation of hegemonial and

Despite assurances, no let up in intimidation of Kashmiri students: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: Strongly condemning the harassment and threatening of three Kashmiri students by Punjab police, Hurriyat Conference (G) said that despite assurances, intimidation and harassment of Kashmiri students seems no letup & not an iota of change is seen on ground. In a statement issued to KNS, Hurriyat (G) said that India is not a safe

I appeal to students to concentrate on academics: IGP Munir Khan

Srinagar: The newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Munir Khan, who took over the rein of the department Wednesday, has appealed to the students “to concentrate on your education” as “without education, no one can excel in his life”. “I appeal to the students to concentrate on studies and academics. Without education, no

‘Abduction and Rape’: Shopian girl cries for justice

Srinagar: A family from South Kashmir’s Shopian district Wednesday staged a protest here in Srinagar alleging that culprits responsible for the ‘abduction and rape’ of their 16 years old girl are roaming free while police have been doing nothing to track them. Muhammad Hussain Keela of Check Saidpora Shopian along with his son Reyaz Ahmed

India, Pakistan need to resolve K-issue: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar National Conference patron and President Dr Farooq Abdullah while praying for peace in Kashmir said that both India and Pakistan are unpredictable and God knows when these two countries will sit together and resolve the Kashmir issue. Abdullah was speaking at SKICC Srinagar during the launch of Bollywood movie premiere ‘Sargoshian’ on Tuesday evening.

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Student protests continue: Scores injured, shifted to hospital

Srinagar: The students continued to clash with the government forces at several places on Tuesday during which scores of students got injured. However, the class work at SP Higher Secondary School in Srinagar and Government Degree College Magam and Boys Higher Secondary School Magam remained suspended today in view of the student protests. Meanwhile, according

PSA on Asiya Andrabi: Resistance leaders calls for peaceful protest on Friday

Srinagar: Terming as state terrorism the imprisonment of Aasiya Andrabi & Sofi Fahmeeda, resistance leaders in a joint statement strongly condemned, slapping PSA and shifting to Kotbhalwal and called peaceful protest on Friday May 19 after Friday prayers. Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq & Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement to KNS said that

District Presidents Convention: NC lashes out at BJP for betraying Jammu

Jammu: Lashing out at BJP for betraying Jammu people after seeking mandate on false promises, National Conference on Tuesday expressed concern over governance deficit, administrative inertia, developmental break-down and irreparable dent to communal harmony caused during the past over two and half years. “Together with PDP, the BJP has brought Jammu and Kashmir to such

Hafta-e-Shahadat begins today across valley

Srinagar: The weeklong programs to commemorate the 27th martyrdom anniversary of the beloved and renowned religious political and social leader of J&K Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq, martyrs of Hawal Massacre and the 15th Martyrdom anniversary of Khawja Abdul Gani Lone, commenced today with the recitation of Quran (Quran Khawani) held for all the martyrs,

Congress enrolls 3.5 Lac Primary Members in Kashmir valley

Srinagar: The Congress today while reviewing its ongoing Membership drive in Kashmir valley took stock of the overall Drive in ten district of the valley. The Party also expressed satisfaction over the successful Membership and exhorted the Party cadres to gear up for organization elections from unit level (booth level). In a review meeting of

Agenda of alliance proves hoax on ground: G H Mir

Srinagar: Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president and former agriculture minister, Ghulam Hassan Mir on Tuesday said that agenda of alliance between the PDP-BJP coalition government has proved hoax on the ground. “The much-hyped agenda of alliance between the two coalition partners has proven hoax on the ground as the government has so far failed to

We never begged for talks: Shah

Srinagar: Terming the statement of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav’s statement that talks with resistance leadership can be held under the ambit of the Constitution of India as ridiculous, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said “we never begged for talks before India “. Shah in a statement to

Dy CM calls on Rajnath, Jaitley, Gadkari

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari to discuss various issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir. The Deputy Chief Minister in his meeting with the Rajnath Singh discussed security situation in the State. He

Follow freedom struggle with vision, wisdom; ask Resistance leaders

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday in a joint statement asked all political and militant organization to follow freedom struggle with vision and wisdom. Appealing to maintain unity, the leaders said that It is time to remain united and follow cherished goal with spirit of persistence and unity

Cross-LoC shelling: 1114 person shifted to 5 relief camps

Rajouri: District Administration, Rajouri has so far shifted 1114 persons of 298 families in 5 different relief camps established in Nowshera in wake of cross-LOC shelling. Eight villages of Nowshera have been badly affected by heavy shelling which include Khamba, Sarya, Bhawani, Kalsian, Manpur, Danaka, Khori and Ganya. More than 1000 people have been shifted

Centre supporting every wrong initiative of PDP-BJP Coalition: Congress

Srinagar: Stating that Agenda of Alliance between PDP BJP in which withdrawal of AFSPA, return of power projects, talks with all Stake Holders including Hurriyat stands exposed before the people, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has said that PDP by virtue of its dual standards created a history of betrayals and

Religious harmony corner stone of Kashmiriyat: Mehbooba

Anantnag: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here on Sunday said that religious harmony is the corner stone of Kashmiriyat and people of Kashmir won’t any one to damage the spirit of Kashmiriyat which has been introduced and strengthened by Sufi saints in Jammu & Kashmir State. According to KNS correspondent Tasaduq Rashid covering the Chief Minister’s

Border Skirmishes: Two civilians killed in Nowshera Sector

Rajouri: Two civilians, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed and five others injured as Pakistani troops resorted to 120 mm and 80 mm mortar shelling at various places along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector on Saturday morning. Four army soldiers and a civilian woman were among the injured. Identifying the deceased as Tufail

Cross-LoC Shelling: People evacuated from affected areas, lodged in relief camps

Rajouri: The District Administration Rajouri has established special relief camps for the people evacuated from habitations along the Line of Control (LoC) following heavy cross-border shelling in the area. Following heavy shelling and casualties, the District Administration immediately swung into action and Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with senior officers of Police,

Kashmiri businessman’s son files defamation case against news channel

Srinagar: A Kashmiri businessman, Peer Abdul Rashid of Alochi Bagh Srinagar has filed Rs 100-crores defamation case against Times Now for calling him a ‘dalal of Pakistan’ in a debate on the channel. Advocate Aamir Masoodi, son of the Rashid has filed the defamation notice against the Times Now channel on behalf of his father

Farooq, Omar express grief over deaths due to border shelling

Jammu: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah today condemned continued shelling from across the border in Naushehra and Manjakote sectors along Line of Control and expressed deep grief and anguish over the deaths of civilians in forward areas. The President and the Working President prayed for peace to the departed

Munner Khan appointed new IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: The incumbent Director State Vigilance organization Muneer Khan has been transferred and posted as Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range in place of the incumbent IGP Kashmir Syed Javid Mujtaba Gilani. Sources while disclosing this to KNS revealed that Muneer Khan and Gilani will swap offices as IGP Kashmir and Director State Vigilance

Zakir Musa quits after Hizb warning, says cannot sacrifice life for secular state

Srinagar: Hours after Hizb-ul-Mujahideen statement calling his threat to Hurriyat leaders as “unacceptable”, Zakir Musa dissociated himself from the outfit, saying that he can’t “sacrifice his life for the establishment of a secular state”. Musa released an audio clip in which he said that he stands by his earlier message. “After my last audio message,

Militant outfits came in support for Zakir Musa

Srinagar: ‘Harkat-ul-Mujhadeen’ and another lesser known militant outfit ‘Kashmiri Taliban’ Saturday came in support of ‘disgruntled’ militant commander Zakir Musa stating that he (Zakir Musa) has spoken truth and they all back him. Spokesperson Harkat-ul-Mujhadeen, Hasan Askari told news agency CNS over phone that whosoever will aid and assist India will face the music. “Even

Shab-e-Barat to be observed tonight

Srinagar: Shab-e-Barat, the night of reverence and divine blessings, is being observed tonight by the Mulsims across Jammu and Kashmir with reverence, devotion and religious fervor, offering nightlong prayers to seek Allah’s blessing and forgiveness. Large congregations will be held at major religious places including Hazratbal shrine, Chrar-e-Sharif. Congregational prayers will be held tonight at

Home Secretary Mehrishi meets CM, Guv

Srinagar: As the situation continues to deteriorate in the Kashmir Valley, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor N N Vohra Thursday to discuss the prevailing fragile situation. Mehrishi who arrived here in the forenoon met Mehbooba at her residence at Gupkar and Vohra at Raj Bhavan. “The Union Home Secretary

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Student protests at five places in Kashmir

Srinagar: Clashes between protesting students and the forces took place at few places in Kashmir against the alleged thrashing of students in Government Degree College Pulwama on Apr 15. The students protested in Shamaswari Khanyar in Srinagar, Magam in Budgam district, Dooru in Anantnag district, Langate in Kupwara district and Sopore in Baramulla district. According

IGP Kashmir promotes 287 police personnel

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Shri S.J.M Gillani has approved the promotion of 287 Police personnel to their next rank. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) met under the Chairmanship of the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir and promoted 276 Sg. Constables to the next rank of head constable, besides in a special DPC

Mufti Tassaduq appointed Coordinator CM’s Grievance Cell

SRINAGAR, MAY 11: In a step towards ensuring good governance and responsive administration, the Government today appointed Mufti Tassaduq Hussain as the Coordinator of Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell. An order to this effect was issued by the General Administration Department here today. Mufti Tassaduq, as per the order, shall not draw any salary or perks

Tanvir invited for the Indian Politicians visit to UK

Srinagar: Tanvir Sadiq, NC leader and Political secretary to Omar Abdullah has been invited by the British High Commission for the “Indian politicians visit to the UK” from May 14 to 20, 2017. He is amongst the 12-member delegation comprising leaders cutting across party lines. Prof Abhishek Mishra, former minister in Uttar Pradesh. Ashish Shelar,

CM expresses grief over lady’s death in cross LoC firing

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the death of woman and injuries to her husband in Nowshehra sector of Rajouri district today due to cross LoC firing. The Chief Minister has directed the Rajouri district administration to provide all assistance and help to the injured in the incident.

Kashmir can be solved through UN resolutions: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: Kashmir resolution can be solved only through UNO resolutions, said Hurriyat Conference (G). Hurriyat (G) termed the prevailing bloodshed in state as outcome of wrong policies and arrogance of Indian authorities & sought UN intervention and described these resolutions on the issue as an “important framework” for settlement of the dispute. Commenting over the

13000 students register for PMSSS, last date extended upto 31 May 2017

SRINAGAR: Around 13000 students have, till date, registered for the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for the academic session 2017-18. Given the overwhelming response of the students, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to extend the last date for online registration upto 31st May 2017. This information was given at

A man tries to cover his face as he rides his bicycle through cotton-like seeds from Poplar trees, also known as Cottonwood trees, on a Spring day in Beijing April 14, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

Director Education directs felling of Poplar trees in all educational institutions

SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir Dr G. N. Itoo has directed for immediate felling of Russian Poplar trees in all educational institutions of the valley. In a surprise visit to the GHSS Kothibagh, Director came to know that instructions regarding the chopping of popular trees have not been followed and because of which hundreds of

Inspectors General CRPF and BSF meet Governor

SRINAGAR: In separate meetings, Sh. Ravideep Singh Sahi, IG CRPF and Ms. Sonali Mishra, IG BSF, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Sahi and Ms. Mishra briefed the Governor about their respective areas of responsibility, the obtaining internal security situation and the arrangements being made for the safety

Gov to hold urgent meeting with VCs, other stakeholders on student protests

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra, deeply disturbed by the series of recent reports on incidents involving students in situations leading to public disorder, has been repeatedly stressing his concern that the educational interests of the entire student community must be vigorously advanced and selfishly protected and, under no circumstances, should the future careers of the student

Altaf Bukhari stresses on requisite parental control on student protests

Srinagar: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday emphasised for requisite parental control so that the children in Kashmir do not get astray from their academic ambitions. The Minister was on a day long tour of Batmaloo constituency where he inaugurated the newly constructed building for Government High School at Malroo. Accompanied by

Dialogue without Hurriyat is meaningless, apolitical: Madni

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice president Mohammad Sartaj Madni has expressed dismay over the repeated utterances of local and National BJP Leaders discounting dialogue with Hurriyat Leaders and Pakistan. He said the very idea of closing the doors of reconciliation and understanding on vital political issues undermines the process of peace which does not

Is Farooq Abdullah playing a peacemaker in Kashmir?

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the chatter among political circles in the state on whether the senior political leader is playing a “peacemaker” in the restive Valley. Farooq on Tuesday met Modi in New Delhi where the recently elected parliamentarian from

Restore Srinagar as permanent capital of J&K: Er Rashid

Srinagar: Reacting to BJP’s demand to abandon the practice of bi-annual Durbar Move AIP Supremo and MLA Langate, Er. Rasheed has said that it would be in the interest of entire state for more than enough reasons, if Srinagar is restored as the permanent capital of the state. While interacting to people of various sections

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APDP holds silent protest in Srinagar

Srinagar: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APD) Wednesday held a silent protest in Srinagar’s Pratap Park here against what it termed the authorities “deceitful approach” in tracing out their beloved ones who are disappeared since 1989 in Kashmir. The members of the association led by its chairperson, Parveena Ahanger assembled at Srinagar’s Pratap Park

Army officer who was on leave killed in Shopian

Srinagar: Army Wednesday said that militants killed one of its officers after abducting him in Shopian district. Ummer, 24, a resident of Sarsun village in Kulgam district, was commissioned as Liteunant in December 2016 and was posted with RAJRIF unit in Akhnoor. Army said he was found killed in Harmen village in Shopian district on