Bashaarat Masood


Jammu and Kashmir: Ram Nath Kovind meets Mehbooba Mufti, PDP offers full support
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Speaking at the meeting, several BJP and PDP leaders termed Kovind’s candidature for the post of president as an “empowerment of the disadvantaged sections” of the society.

Struggle will go on, say J&K separatists
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

“Ban or no ban, as far as Hurriyat is concerned, we would continue to strive for our right to self-determination, which has been accepted by the UN, and even accepted by America and others”.

Syed Salahuddin designated global terrorist: How much does he matter in the Valley?
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The Hizb is not just the largest militant outfit, it is also credited with the resurgence of militancy in recent years – slain Hizb commander Burhan Wani was the outfit’s operations chief in the Valley and was instrumental in promoting militancy in Kashmir.

Delhi family of four among seven killed in Gulmarg cable car mishap
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

The family of four, comprising a couple and their two daughters, were taking a joyride on the cable car — between Gulmarg and Kongdori — at the time of the incident. The four have been identified as Jayant Andraskar, his wife Manisha Andraskar and their two daughters Anagha Andraskar and Jahnavi Andraskar.

‘No politician shows up when cop in J&K dies’
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

A few officers vent anger on social media

‘No politician shows up when cop in J&K dies’
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Few officers vent anger on social media

In Valley, celebrations after Pakistan win
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

People came out in groups to celebrate Pakistan's win over India in the Champions Trophy Final.

Hizb leaders at LeT duo’s funerals leave agencies worried
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

LeT militants Matoo, Nasir Ahmed Wani and Adil Mushtaq were killed in an encounter in Anantnag district on Friday.

J&K to miss GST deadline
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

As the special session of the assembly was convened on Saturday, it was adjourned indefinitely immediately after the obituary references.

Mehbooba Mufti for talks to end J&K crisis
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

The first day of the session was specially for obituary references but NC leader Mohammad Shafi took on the government over the killings and the government’s failure to initiate dialogue.

Uri militants were on fidayeen mission: Army
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

On Thursday, the Army killed the five militants who were trying to enter the Valley taking advantage of dense forests. “Alert Army troops detected movement and immediately engaged them in a firefight,” Brigadier Y S Ahlawat said

A day in the life of Fayaz Ahmad Khan, 45, a ‘manzimyore’ in Srinagar
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

With the Valley in a rush to wrap up weddings ahead of July 8, Fayaz Khan’s diary is spilling over with photographs of prospective grooms and brides.

Srinagar: Mortar guns back to trade hub after a decade
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Heavily-armed personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police’s Special Operations Group and CRPF cordoned some parts of Lalchowk for a door-to-door search. They checked vehicles and frisked passengers. The operation ended without any incident or arrests

GST Bill not to impact J&K special status, says finance minister Haseeb Drabu
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

He said the government have convened a special session of the Assembly on June 17 to discuss the issue and to extend the constitutional amendment 101 to the state after the cabinet approved the draft GST Bill

In audio clip, militant Zakir Musa asks Muslims to stand up against oppression
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Zakir Rashid Bhat recently disassociated himself from the Hizbul Mujahideen after the outfit questioned his statement threatening Hurriyat leaders

J-K: Security forces foil attack on CRPF camp in Bandipora, four militants killed
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The attack at Sumbal came two days after militants attacked an Army convoy in Qazigund, South Kashmir, and killed two soldiers. It is the second fidayeen attack in North Kashmir in the last two months.

Two militants involved in Sopore attack killed: Police
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Police have identified the militants as Ajaz Ahmad Mir, a resident of Brath Kalan village of Sopore, and Basharat Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Bomai village in Sopore.

Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Kashmir, youth dies in fresh protests
Sun, May 28, 2017

The news of Sabzar Ahmad Bhat's death triggered protests and stone-pelting across the Valley.

J&K cop who fled with rifles has joined us, says Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman
Mon, May 22, 2017

“People like Naveed will continue to join our struggle,” he said, adding that the Hizbul Mujahideen “salutes the valour and bravery” of the constable.

Kashmir: PoK anthem played before cricket match
Mon, May 22, 2017

The Pulwama stadium where the match was played is adjacent to the Degree College Pulwama, which has been at the centre of the ongoing student protests in the Valley.

Hurriyat suspends leader who ‘admitted’ taking money from Pakistan
Sun, May 21, 2017

Geelani took the decision after the state government refused to allow a meeting of Hurriyat constituents which he had called to discuss the issue of the sting operation.

A day in the life of police recruitment drive in Pulwama, J&K
Sun, May 21, 2017

There are a large number of men and women at this police recruitment drive, including from Tral, Burhan Wani’s hometown. Despite the stigma, they say, police work ensures a decent salary, a stable job in a state with few options

Azadi slogans force Mehbooba Mufti to walk out of rally
Wed, May 17, 2017

The women, members of Self-Help Groups formed under the Umeed project of the State Rural Livelihood Mission, had been brought to SKICC here for “training” on different arts and crafts.

Kashmiri militant posts video: ‘Oppression forced me’
Tue, May 16, 2017

The youth, Zubair Ahmad Turray, has said in the video that he was in jail for four years under the Public Safety Act on the charge of stone-pelting

J&K: 2 militants killed in Handwara operation
Mon, May 15, 2017

A joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Operations Group and Army’s 21 Rashtriya Rifles launched the operation at Waripora village in Handwara after receiving specific inputs about presence of militants there.

Jammu and Kashmir: 1.18 lakh bid for 5,362 constable posts in state
Mon, May 15, 2017

The police had recently issued an advisory to its personnel asking them not to visit their homes, especially in south Kashmir, after militants stormed the homes of a few policemen.

‘Where do the stones come from?’
Sun, May 14, 2017

Once the protesters leave, it is up to Mohd Yousuf and other municipal workers to pick up the stones in Srinagar, and begin another day

PDP reminds BJP about need for talks
Thu, May 11, 2017

“Several unwarranted postures have contributed to trust deficit and alienation leading to confrontation and acrimony at various levels,” said PDP vice-president and Mehbooba Mufti's uncle, Sartaj Madni.

Students and forces clash in Srinagar, Pulwama; 5 schools shut
Wed, May 10, 2017

As the protesting students threw stones, the police fired tear smoke shells to disperse them.

Kashmir struggle indigenous, not like IS and Al-Qaeda, say separatists
Tue, May 09, 2017

The statement comes in wake of a recent incident in which some suspected militants asked people not to carry Pakistani flags and instead asked them to hoist black flags, similar to that of the ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

Mehbooba to channels: Don’t air talks that create hatred against Kashmiris
Tue, May 09, 2017

Referring to stone-pelting youth as “angry” and “disillusioned”, Mufti appealed to television channels not to air discussions that create hatred.

Govt issues orders against beaming of Pak channels
Mon, May 08, 2017

The directive comes a day after the Centre asked the state government to ensure that unauthorised beaming of such channels in Kashmir is blocked.

Lashkar militants give ‘gun salute’ at funeral of associate
Mon, May 08, 2017

On Sunday morning, thousands of men and women took to the streets at Qaimoh village of Kulgam to participate in the funeral of Ahmad who was killed on Saturday.

Kashmiris find VPN way out of social media ban
Mon, May 01, 2017

The government maintained that the step was taken “in the interest of maintenance of public order”.

Amid BJP-PDP tension, Ram Madhav meets Mehbooba Mufti
Mon, May 01, 2017

On his arrival to Srinagar, Madhav drove straight to the CM’s residence for a one-on-one meeting on Sunday afternoon.

Jammu & Kashmir: Aasiya Andrabi arrested
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Police believe that she had a role in instigating recent protests especially those by the girl students.