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Bashaarat Masood


Syed Ali Shah Geelani appoints Shabir Ahmad Shah as No. 2
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Almost all the leaders, who recently joined Geelani Hurriyat, have been accommodated in different committees in the restructuring.

Lt Col injured in encounter with militants in J&K’s Kupwara district
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Security forces had launched a search operation in Bhawan village in on Saturday night following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

Al Qaeda says Kashmiri youth who joined ranks killed in Waziristan
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

In a video called ‘Memories of Jihad’, produced by al Qaeda’s media arm As-Sahab, the AQIS has shown Dar reciting Jihadi poetry and claimed he was killed in a drone attack in north Waziristan on January 23 this year.

Tweet for tweet, Mirwaiz replies to Kashmir on politics, ‘staged arrests’ and Ronaldo
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Mirwaiz answered questions and responded to suggestions for three hours, with most Twitter users questioning the wisdom behind separatist leaderships’ ‘hartal and chalo’ politics and suggesting new ideas.

19 years later, J&K High Court asks police to file chargesheet in Sadrakote massacre
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

On October 5 in 1996, seven members of three families were killed at Sadrakote village in J&K.

Protests erupt in J&K district after army men allegedly tortured villagers
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

A woman was also injured when army men hit her "with rifle butts" while trying to seek release of her brother.

J&K finance minister gives broad outlines of economic package, disappoints flood victims
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

The J&K government had submitted a proposal of rupees 44000 crores to the centre for rehabilitation of flood victims and to rebuild the infrastructure damaged by the floods.

J&K: No politics, Narendra Modi sticks to economics with a Rs 80,000-cr package
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

PM Modi invoked Atal Bihari Vajpayee's matras of "Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat aur Insaniyat' and said that he will follow these o make a stronger and new Kashmir.

Killing of top militant LeT commander Abu Qasim major blow to militancy in J&K
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Abdul Rehman was active in the valley for more than five years and masterminded major militant strikes not just in the valley but outside Kashmir as well.

Trucker’s death in J&K: Boy injured in Valley clash
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Naseer Ahmad Dar was injured when he was hit in his head by a teargas shell fired by security personnel at Bijbehara in south Kashmir.

Udhampur attack: I am not going to drive on this road again, says truck driver
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

While Zahid Ahmad Bhat, 20, who worked as the conductor, died on Sunday, the other injured, Showkat Ahmad, is still undergoing treatment in New Delhi. Rameez recalls the night of the attack.

People in Valley will think Jinnah was right, says former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Abdullah said he should worry more about the country than about the Bihar elections.

J&K: Violent protests in Valley after victim’s funeral
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

As a precautionary measure, the police have stopped the movement of trucks, especially those from outside the Valley.

Widening gulf between Jammu and Kashmir could swallow BJP and PDP
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Though the divide between the two regions of the state has a long history, the gulf has widened after the economic blockade of Kashmir by Jammu in 2008 that followed the agitation in the valley.

Udhampur attack: For one week, Zahid Ahmad’s father kept telling village to keep calm
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Botengo is less than 2 km from Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s Anantnag constituency, and falls in Mehbooba Mufti’s seat in Parliament.

Article 370 ‘permanent’: PDP, BJP know to tamper with it is playing with fire
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

The high court bench has answered the questions raised in the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370.

Dadri is past, think about future: Najma Heptulla
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

In Srinagar to attend the review meeting of the northern states on the schemes launched by the Centre for minorities, Heptulla refused to answer questions on the recent incidents of communal conflagrations.

Art 370 permanent…cannot be repealed or amended: HC
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

The J&K High Court has observed that Article 370 embodied "conceptual framework of relationship" between union of India and Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmir’s literary body asks awardees to ‘stand up against silence’ of Sahitya Akademi
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The literary body Adabi Markaz Kamraz (AMK), a body of more than 1100 writers of Kashmiri language, has expressed its solidarity with the writers who returned their Sahitya Akademi awards.

India can’t survive in atmosphere of hate: Mufti Sayeed tells Narendra Modi
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Sayeed’s remarks came on the last day of a stormy Assembly session which saw Independent MLA Engineer Rashid being assaulted by BJP legislators inside the House for hosting a “beef party”.

Nawaz Sharif invites Hurriyat Conference chairman Geelani to Pakistan
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Hurriyat has confirmed that Geelani has received an invite from Sharif to visit Pakistan and said the Hurriyat leader has accepted the invite.

J&K coalition: BJP and PDP still trying to manage contradictions
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Seven months on, the two poles are yet to meet completely even as a shrewd politician like Mufti made many compromises to make this alliance work.

Should reconsider tie-up with BJP: PDP MP Tariq Hameed Karra
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

“At a time when the minorities in India are looking towards a united leadership to counter the radical Hindutva elements, PDP should not be seen as cozying up to such elements for the sake of power,” said Karra.

In J&K House, BJP MLAs assault legislator who hosted beef party, Omar equates incident with Dadri
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

The opposition has condemned the attack on Rashid and former Chief Minister Abdullah drew its parallels with the Dadri lynching.

Big loss for J&K Police as top counter-insurgency cop killed in Bandipore shootout
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

The injured officer was airlifted to Army's 92 Base Hospital at Badamibagh cantonment where he succumbed to injuries, the officer said.

J&K Assembly row: Opposition members stage walkout, NC to boycott session
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Speaker suspends 2 NC legislators

I am a proud RSS man: J&K Speaker after beef ban protest inside Assembly
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

The National Conference members raised slogans against the beef ban and what they termed as "interference in religious matters".

Militant attacks in J-K: Expect more in near future
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Over the past 24 hours, Kashmir has witnessed three gunfights between militants and security agencies resulting in the killing of four soldiers and three militants.

J&K: Top JeM militant, aide killed in Pulwama encounter
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, security personnel cordoned off the Hariparigam village in Tral after receiving information about the presence of militants there.

Separatists detained, cops track social media
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

In a bid to prevent communal violence, Jammu & Kashmir police have detained most separatist leaders ahead of Eid. Most of these separatist leaders had asked people to defy the High Court order to ban slaughter and sale of beef in the state. Police is also planning to monitor social networking sites on Eid to […]

J&K govt plans three-day mobile internet ban in Valley
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

The decision to suspend internet for three days — starting Thursday — was taken after the internet service providers told the police that they can’t slow down the internet speed.

As family mourns 3-yr-old Burhan, Valley shuts down
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The three-year-old was in the lap of his father when unidentified gunmen opened fire outside their house at Sagipora. Both father and son were killed in the shooting on Friday evening.

Syed Geelani: VHP’s economic blockade threat will have serious consequences
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

On Friday, VHP had threatened to launch a massive agitation and enforce an economic blockade of Kashmir if the state Assembly allowed a discussion to revoke the Act that bans slaughter of bovines and sale of beef in the state.

Hurriyat chairman Geelani plans to attend OIC meeting in New York
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

"He (Geelani) will try his level best to represent the voices and concerns of the subjugated Kashmiris," Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said.

Another Hizb militant found shot, fourth this week
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Family members of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat blame security forces.

Meat the many foods of India: Bringing different food histories to the table
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The politics of food runs deep. Delhi-based social activist Shabnam Hashmi says that in India, home to various religions and divergent cultures, it is believed that we are what we eat.