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

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

Div Com tours Srinagar City during evening hours

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday evening paid a surprise visit to various places in Srinagar city to take stock of basic amenities being delivered to the public. During his visit, the Divisional Commissioner visited Dalgate, Boulevard, Foreshore road, Hazratbal, Lal Bazaar, Nowshehra, Soura, Qamarwari, Bemina and other areas to assess functioning

Hurriyat (M) concerns over deteriorating health of Asiya Andrabi, Fahmida

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesman on Saturday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health conditions of incarcerated resistance leaders including head of Dukhtarn-e-Millat, Asiya Andrabi and Fahmida Sofi. According to the statement issued to KNS, blaming the authorities of violating all the democratic and human codes by keeping the ill leaders behind the bars, the

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

Geelani concerned about Aasiya’s health

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, on Saturday expressed his deep concern over continuous and illegal detention of Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Mohammad Rustum Bhat. Demanding their immediate release, Syed Ali Geelani said that Syeda Aasiya Andrabi is suffering from multiple ailments and doctors attending Mohammad Rustum Bhat have suggested immediate surgery. Geelani strongly criticizing

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


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

Mehbooba greets people on Shab-e-Baraat

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Baraat. In her message, Mehbooba Mufti said Shab-e-Baraat is a blessed occasion to seek mercy and forgiveness from Allah and appealed people to pray for granting them compassion, piety and a spirit to work for the poor, downtrodden and desolate. The

Dy CM felicitates people on Shab-e-Baraat

SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today extended greetings to the people of the State on Shab-e-Baraat. In a message, Dr Singh hoped that the auspicious occasion would usher peace, development and harmony in the State. The Deputy Chief Minister further expressed that the people during their nigh long prayers would vow to be

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

Geelani condemns use of force against students

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday strongly condemned the use of brute force against students and said that situations in educational situations is turning explosive. In a statement issued to KNS, blaming police for manhandling students in Magam, Sopore, Pulwama, Handwara, Duru & Islamabad, Geelani said that students are our future and we are keeping

Executive Secretary, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Sushobha Barve, Executive Secretary, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR), called on Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Raj Bhawan here today. Ms. Barve briefed the Governor about the inter-community dialogues being conducted by the Centre in Jammu and Kashmir for building trust through continuing talks, dialogue and discussions. Ms. Barve also informed the Governor

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

6171 aspirants participate in constable recruitment: Police

Srinagar: Police recruitment process for the post of constable continues for the second day with tremendous participation of youth in District Anantnag and Bandipora. In these districts, both male and female candidates in large numbers are turning up for the recruitment venues. In Bandipora, the two days recruitment rally concluded with 2797 candidates appeared in

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

Polythene-Free Villages: Rural Development Deptt launches state-wide campaign

SRINAGAR: The Rural Development Department (RDD) today launched a State-wide drive against the use of polythene under its ‘polythene-free village’ campaign. Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq, formally launched the campaign from Ganderbal dsitrict by joining the employees and school children at Nagbal, Manigam, Kangan and Mamar villages of the district. He

Veeri for participatory, responsive, responsible administration

SRINAGAR: Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri, today said that a participatory, responsive and responsible administration would realize the development goals of the Government. The Minister was addressing a First ever one-day Revenue Conference in Kashmir at Institute of Advanced Studies in Education here. Financial Commissioner Revenue Lokesh Jha, Divisional Commissioner

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

Massive road upgradation programme to be launched across JK: Naeem Akhtar

Srinagar: Around Rs 5000 crore are available for upgradation of roads in Jammu and Kashmir under the flagship Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), PMGSY and CRF for the current fiscal. This information was given at a meeting convened here today under the chairmanship of Minister for Public Works Department, Mr Naeem Akhtar. The meeting was convened

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

Class work at SP, Women’s college to remain suspended: DC

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar Wednesday said that the class work at SP Higher Secondary School and Women’s College M A Road will remain suspended on Thursday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone told KNS that the teaching work in these two educational institutes in Srinagar will remain suspended on May 11. The class


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

Geelani condemns slapping 35th PSA on Masarat Alam

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Wednesday termed as “state terrorism” the slapping 35th Public Safety Act on Muslim League chairman Masarat Alam Bhat. “Slapping Alam with another PSA is condemnable. Expressing his dismay over the silence maintained by human rights organization, Geelani said It is simply state terrorism. Syed Ali Geelani while referring to prolonged and

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