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Barring South Kashmir, educational institutions resume work in Valley

Students protest against killings, clash with forces Two cops injured, overall situation remained under control: IGP  Srinagar, Apr 05 (KNS): After remaining closed for the four consecutive days, the educational institutions in the Valley barring southern districts opened on Thursday. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan had told KNS that the normal academic activities will resume in educational institutions except Shopian ... Read More »

JRL calls for protest against killings on Friday

Urges Imams to raise voice against ‘ongoing severe repression’ Srinagar, Apr 04 (KNS): Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Thursdayurged people across the State to stage peaceful protests across Jammu and Kashmir on April 6 after Friday prayers against the recent killings in Shopian and Kangan and another wave of ‘terror’ let loose by the forces ... Read More »

Mehbooba visits Kangan

Assures justice to the slain youth’s family Srinagar, Apr 05 (KNS): Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Kangan and condoled with the family of Gowher Ahmed Rather who was killed in a firing incident on Tuesday. The Chief Minister assured the family members that the guilty found involved in excessive use of force in the incident would be brought to book. ... Read More »

Kashmir shuts for 3rd straight day

Geelani, Mirwaiz barred from marching towards Shopian Srinagar, Apr 4, CNS: Defying the directions from Joint Resistance Leadership, people across Kashmir Valley observed a complete shutdown for the third straight day to mourn the militant and civilian killings.     JRL had not issued an strike call for the day. It had issued a press statement stating that they will proceed to Shopian ... Read More »

K-resolution, dialogue with Pakistan, restoration of autonomy must to take Kashmir out of storm: Dr Farooq

‘Stop playing tricks with the special status’ Srinagar, Apr 04 (KNS): National Conference president, member parliament and three time former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah here on Wednesday lambasted the central government for its continuing silence over continuing cycle of killings of youth and hard posturing over dialogue with Pakistan. According to the KNS correspondent, talking to reporters in Kangan ... Read More »

Govt orders transfers, postings in administration

Principal Secy Finance to hold charge of Excise Commissioner JK, Laila Chanda posted DG Budget JAMMU, APRIL 04: The Government today ordered transfer of Mohammad Javed Khan, IAS, Excise Commissioner, J&K, and as per the orders he shall await further adjustment in the General Administration Department (GAD). According to an order issued by GAD, Principal Secretary to the Government, Finance ... Read More »

SC decision on Article 370 reassuring: Nizamuddin Bhat

Makes plea for sustainable resolution Srinagar, Apr 04: The decision of Supreme Court holding Article 370 as a permanent feature of Indian Constitution sets at rest the controversy that it will be fiddled with or abrogated by any act of union government.  PDP senior leader and former MLA Nizamuddin Bhat said that the ruling from country's highest constitutional forum comes ... Read More »

Tassaduq condemns irresponsible reportage

Says thousands of tourists enjoy holidays in Kashmir 5000 tourists, locals visited tulip garden; 2100 enjoyed Gondola ride Tuesday SRINAGAR, APRIL 3: While condemning the irresponsible and factually incorrect news report carried by a national newspaper, Tourism Minister Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today said tourists in Kashmir are enjoying their holidays across the Valley. He said that an unprecedented rush at Tulip ... Read More »

Chief Minister reviews Valley situation

Directs adherence to SoPs during security ops, specialized treatment of the injured SRINAGAR, APRIL 03: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti reviewed the overall situation in the Kashmir Valley in a high-level meeting of officers here today. During the meeting, the Chief Minister impressed upon the officers dealing with security situation to ensure that collateral damage is avoided and all the Standard Operating ... Read More »

‘Tourists never targeted and are safe in Kashmir, ‘we are looking into reports of stone pelting on tourist buses’: IGP

No tourist attacked: Dir tourism Srinagar, Apr 03 (KNS): Stating that the tourists have never been targeted in Kashmir, the Kashmir Police Chief Tuesday said that Kashmir is a safe place for tourists and that police is looking into the authenticity of reports of stone pelting on tourist buses. “Tourists are never targeted in Kashmir valley. We have seen that no untoward ... Read More »