Will resign from politics if media proves my property other than my mother’s two-room house: Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said he has filed a complaint before police against a woman journalist for “breaching his privacy and carrying out a sting operation”. Malik said that he will resign from politics if Indian media proves that he “owns any property other than two-mud-room” at

Peace imperative, be equal partners in development, prosperity: Mehbooba to people

Srinagar: Scores of deputations and individuals in large numbers met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and demanded extension of developmental activities in their areas and pacing up the works already under execution. The deputationists invited attention of the Chief Minister towards their problems and sought their immediate redressal. A deputation of people from

Union Finance Minister calls on Chief Minister

SRINAGAR, MAY 18: Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. Mehbooba Mufti discussed with the union Finance Minister the process of fund flow to the State, particularly under the Prime Minister’s Developmental Plan (PMDP) and sought timely and periodic release of funds under the plan. The Chief Minister

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

No recommendation will be accepted: DGP to police job aspirants

Srinagar: The Director General of Police Thursday cautioned the aspirants of police jobs not to pay bribe to any person as the recruitment will be “fair” and “transparent”. “The recruitment is computerized and transparent. Don’t pay bribe to anyone. Nobody’s recommendation will be accepted, even not mine or of the chief minister,” DGP, JK, Dr

‘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

RSS working to change demography of JK: Geelani

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani blamed RSS for their fanatical mindset and said they are working under well thought plane to change demographic status of Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued to KNS, Geelani expressed his serious concern over the reports of proposed public meeting being organized in Srinagar by RSS and said that after

Three policemen, civilian injured in Safa Kadal grenade attack: Police

Srinagar: Three policemen and a civilian were Thursday injured after suspected militants lobbed a grenade towards Police Station Safa Kadal in Srinagar, officials said. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Imtiyaz Ismail told KNS that one constable, two SPOs and a civilian were injured in a grenade attack in Safa Kadal today. “The injured were

Absence of students associations in educational institutions leading to current crisis: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam president and the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq sought direct role of students in building a constructive society in Kashmir while emphasizing on religious scholars , parents, and teachers to help in guiding Kashmir’s future generation towards building a strong and vibrant society based on moral and religious values and

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


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

SHRC asks police for report on ‘restraining’ Geelani from visiting hospital

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission, while taking the suo motto cognizance of the media reports about barring Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani for medical consultation, has directed police to file report explaining circumstances in which the Hurriyat leader was restrained from going to the hospital. “Senior Superintendent of Police, Budgam, is directed to

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

Class work at SP, MP hr secondary’s to remain suspended: DC Sgr

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar Wednesday decided to suspend the class work at MP Higher Secondary School and SP Higher Secondary School here on Thursday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone told KNS, “The teaching activity in SP Higher Secondary and MP Higher Secondary will remain suspended on Thursday.” The class work in these

‘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.

Break new grounds in medical research, patient care: Mehbooba tells SKIMS faculty

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today stressed upon the SKIMS faculty to brace up to the challenges of medical research and patient care in order to make the hospital a world class institute. Interacting with the faculty of SKIMS Soura here after inaugurating Digital Cardiac Cath Lab, the Chief Minister said the State takes pride

Umeed programme at SKICC turns chaotic

Srinagar: Former chief minister and National Conference Working president Omar Abdullah Tuesday accused chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of using government machinery to salvage her “non-existing credibility”. Omar, while sharing a video of Umeed function at SKICC on his twitter, said: “I dread to imagine what lies @MehboobaMufti tells PM Modi in private when she can’t

CM visits stalls set up by Umeed SHG members, appreciates their efforts

SRINAGAR, MAY 16: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited several stalls put up by the women members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) set up under Umeed scheme and interacted with them. These members had put up the stalls on the sidelines of a function organised by the concerned Department at SKICC, Srinagar. The Chief Minister

Protest at SKICC reveals level of anger against Mehbooba: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Tuesday said the spontaneous protest and walk-out by employees at a Government function presided over by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at SKICC in Srinagar on Tuesday revealed the level and extent of anger against Mehbooba Mufti and her Government. In a statement issued to KNS, NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu

Div Com suspends 3 SMC Officers

SRINAGAR, MAY 16: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today suspended three officers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) for negligence of duty. During surprise check of various departments today, it was observed heaps of garbage was lying unattended outside JVC and in the adjoining areas, besides, encroachment of pavements in Hari Singh High Street and


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

Police didn’t allow Geelani for medical consultation: Hurriyat (G) spokesman

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday said that police didn’t allow Syed Ali Geelani to see his doctors, who have advised him to undergo some routine medical tests and calibration of pacemaker. In a statement issued to KNS, Spokesman Ayaz Akbar said that Syed Ali Geelani is suffering from multiple ailments and it was a

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

Malik expresses grief over demise Manzoor Sideeq

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation frint (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday expressed his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of veteran social personality and businessman associated with Tours and Travels business, Doctor Manzoor Sideeq. According to the statement issued to KNS, JKLF chairman visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with

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

DeM activists protest against slapping of PSA on Asiya Andrabi, Fahmida

Srinagar: Scores of activists of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Tuesday staged protest against the slapping of Public Safety Act (PSA) on Syedah Aasiya Andrabi and her close associate Fahmida Sofi. The women activists of DeM assembled at Srinagar’s Press Enclave and chanted pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The protesting activists were demanding immediate release of Aasiya Andrabi and

DeM chairperson’s detention unjustified, act of political vendetta: JeI

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir (JeI) expresses its strong resentment over the unjustified detention of ailing woman leader Asiya Andrabi (Chairperson DeM) and her secretary Fehmeeda Sofi under the draconian law Public Safety Act. This is an act of political vendetta which is totally undemocratic, immoral and inhumane. In a statement issued to KNS, Jama’at

Div Com reviews functioning of educational institutions of Srinagar

SRINAGAR, MAY 16: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the functioning of educational institutions of Srinagar City. Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Director Colleges, Director School Education, Deputy Director Planning and Heads of Educational Institutions were present in this meeting. Div Com directed the heads of educational institutions that the academic

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

CM convenes high level meeting on young entrepreneurs

Srinagar: Giving a major relief to young entrepreneurs of the State, the Government today decided to do away with cumbersome process of seeking NoCs from different Departments for setting up a unit and simplifying it with a one page declaration at the time of setting up a unit. This was decided in a high level meeting

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

Shutdown in Shopian continues against ‘disappearance’ of youth

Srinagar: A complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on the fourth consecutive day on Sunday against the ‘disappearance’ a local youth from police custody. All the shops and business establishments remained closed while the vehicular movement was thin on roads in the main town and adjoining areas today. Pertinently, Zubair Ahmad Turray,

Two militants killed in Handwara: Police

Srinagar: Two militants were Sunday killed in a brief encounter that raged between the forces and the militants in the forest area in Waripora village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. According to KNS correspondent, on specific information about the presence of militants in the forest area of the village, the search operation was

No class work at SP HSS on Mon: DC

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar Sunday said that the class work at SP Higher Secondary School will remain suspended on Monday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone said, “Teaching activity will remain suspended in SP School tomorrow.” The calls work at the higher secondary continued to remain closed since Wednesday following the clashes between

Intermittent rains lash Valley

Srinagar: As the intermittent rains lashed the Valley since Sunday evening, the weatherman here has predicted more rains in the next 24 hours over the state. An official in the Meteorological (MeT) department told KNS that the light to moderate rains/ thunder shower would occur in the next 24 hours over the state. “The light

Mehbooba visits various areas of Anantnag, oversees dev works, interacts with people

Srinagar: In order to reach out to people at their doorstep and oversee the pace of ongoing works, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited various areas of Anantnag. She interacted with people to know about their problems and directed concerned authorities to complete the ongoing works within the deadline schedule. During the visit the Chief

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

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