Bashaarat Masood


Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi’s nephew killed in J&K firefight: Police
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Police sources said Musaib, along with other Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, had infiltrated into the Valley in August 2015 and had been operating in Bandipore district.

Hyderpora: Security forces erect sand bags in front of murals painted by Kashmir University students
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

While the sandbag bunkers are slowly returning to Srinagar, the Hyderpora bunker has raised many eyebrows especially as the spot was chosen by the government to showcase the valley culture.

Temperature falls to -7°C in Kashmir: In freezing Valley, anger over erratic power supply
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

"We live in a metered area. Despite that we get electricity for hardly a few hours," a Srinagar resident said.

Three Hizbul militants killed in encounter
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

On Sunday afternoon, personnel from J&K police and Army cordoned off Awoora village in Pahalgam after receiving inputs about the presence of militants.

For meeting J-K CM, Dangal star is target of abuse on social media
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

In a second post Monday, Zaira said she had not been “forced” by anyone to apologise. “Hopefully this post just stops this once and for all,” she wrote.

Mehbooba’s brother joins PDP, may contest from Anantnag LS seat
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Mehbooba welcomed her brother into the party saying that Tasaduq “has a dream to do something for Jammu and Kashmir” like their father.

A big day for me: Tasaduq Mufti on joining PDP on father’s first death anniversary
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

"It is a big day for me,” Tasaduq told thousands of political workers, who had come to commemorate his father’s first death anniversary.

J&K: ‘Studying is only way forward. I always wanted to do MBA. But can I still?’
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Kashmir erupted in protests after the July 8 killing of Burhan Wani. Since then, more than 10,000 people have received pellet injuries, as per hospital records, with more than 1,000 hit in the eye. Of them, at least seven have lost vision in both eyes

‘Cashless? That’s a joke’
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

Lanura is a village with no bank and erratic electricity. It now lives with the burden of a tag: “J&K’s first cashless village”

J&K: Separatists reject SC verdict, Oppn calls it surrender by PDP-BJP govt
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Omar questioned the coalition government's agenda of alliance asking why the Centre was "using judicial route to subvert certain attributes of the state's constitutional character".

J&K Govt names Burhan brother in compensation list, ally BJP protests
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

The J&K government regularly compensates civilians killed by militants or during anti-militancy operations but does not usually make public the identities of those involved.

Stopped Press: A day in the life of Kashmir Reader, newspaper banned indefinitely on October 2
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Two months ago, the J&K government indefinitely banned the Kashmir Reader. While the paper’s presses have fallen silent, its journalists haven’t given up hope

US-based rights group accuse India of excessive use of force, obstructing access to medical care in Valley
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The rights watchdog accused security forces of using "intimidation tactics" against medical workers attempting to treat the injured, and also preventing doctors from reaching the hospitals where they work.

J-K: Physicians for Human Rights accuses security forces of ‘obstructing access to medical care’
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

In PHR's report, ‘Blind to Justice – Excessive Use of Force and Attacks on Healthcare in Jammu and Kashmir’, the group has said that the excessive use of force against the civilians in valley.

Separatists invite tourists to Kashmir
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Referring to the protests of 2008 and floods of 2014, the separatist leaders said that the people of Kashmir had always “respected, safeguarded and served our guests during the hardest of times and worst calamities”.

Hizbul commander warns cops, informers
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The video shows Bhat, a close associate of killed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, holding a machine gun.

Jammu and Kashmir human rights activist Khurram Parvez freed
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Khurram Parvez was released from Jammu’s Joint Interrogation Centre, a day after he was shifted from the Kotbalwal Jail.

Two militants killed in Bandipore, new Rs 2000 notes recovered
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Though police haven’t identified the two slain militants, they claimed that the duo belonged to Pakistan.

After 130-day shutdown, life back on streets in Valley
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Being hit perhaps the hardest by the shutdown, transporters had demanded the full day relaxation from separatists.

J&K cop killed in Sopore encounter
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Police said that as the joint team was cordoning off the area, militants opened fire.

Board exams in Kashmir: 95 per cent students appear on Day 1
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

From early Monday morning, a large number of police and paramilitary personnel were deployed outside exam centres. Security on roads was also beefed up.

Board exams today, hope, fear in Valley: ‘Can’t lose year’
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

The state government has promised foolproof security and transport arrangements.

With ban on Internet in Valley, plastic money is unusable too
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Internet services in the Valley have been suspended since July 8, when Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed and protests began.

Kashmir: Separatists to continue strike, hint at relaxation
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The decision was taken following a meeting of the separatist leaders with various “stakeholders”, including traders, transporters and civil society members.

Fire attacks: J&K government tells teachers to guard their schools
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Less than 20 percent of schools in Kashmir have chowkidars for the night.

NC slams Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, says he ‘dines with high and mighty of the intel establishment’
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

"A man who dines with the high and mighty of the intelligence establishment in New Delhi should at least try to stay away from podiums of morality here," National Conference spokesman said.

Diwali, in Kashmir
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

As they prepare for the festival today, Hindu families tell about the relationships — both defined by the Kashmir story and defying it —which keep them safe. And which ensure they are here to stay

Yashwant Sinha-led delegation in Kashmir Valley, reaches out to Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

“Our aim was to hold talks and we have succeeded in our aim,” Sinha said after meeting Geelani.

J&K to prosecute 9 men for raising Islamic State flag
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

The nine have been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, or UAPA.

J&K police, govt face twin challenges: On margins of protests, spurt in militancy
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

J&K Police records show that less than 70 local militants were active in south Kashmir before the protests began. The number has doubled in three months.

UN experts demand immediate release of Kashmir rights activist Khurram Parvez
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Authorities charged Parvez under the Public Safety Act, which allows detentions of up to six months without trial.

100 days of Valley ferment: Over 400 detained under PSA
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Defending the arrests, J&K government spokesman said that this was done because they found themselves in an "unprecedented situation".

Pampore: Militants holed up inside EDI building, encounter underway
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Police sources say that two to three militants could be present inside the multi-storey concrete building.

Kashmir witnesses biggest crackdown in two decades, more than 446 arrested in a week
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The official figures show that in the four districts of south Kashmir – Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama – the epicenter of current protests, more than 1821 civilians have been arrested and more than 500 detained under preventive detention.

Valley journalists protest against ban on Kashmir Reader
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG), which termed the ban as “against the spirit of democracy and freedom of press”, sought intervention of the Press Council of India.

Amid LoC heat, peace bus continues to ply in Srinagar
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The bus hit the Srinagar-Baramulla-Muzaffarabad road despite a militant attack in Baramulla on Sunday evening, in which a BSF constable was killed.