Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

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Sleepless in Srinagar: Met forecasts more rain
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

It has been 20 hours since the rain stopped but the water levels in Jhelum are still a cause of worry.

Kishtwar riots: Final inquiry report changes line, indicts ex-minister Sajjad Kitchloo
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

The National Conference said the contradictory reports reflected on the credibility of the Commission.

J&K: Rain lashes Valley, triggers panic
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

J&K Police said that they had evacuated nearly 300 families to safer locations.

No offence in unfurling Pakistan’s flag: Hurriyat Conference
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Hurriyat called for an immediate withdrawal of the case against separatist leader Asiya Andrabi.

Hurriyat files case against Omar, former SSP
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

In a recent interview, Bukhari said Omar had paid him Rs 15 lakh for arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam and told him why he didn’t bump him off.

J&K Home Dept official shunted in mass transfers
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Mufti govt sacks principal secretary days after Alam’s release.

Five years ago, the stones that struck
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

The “stone pelters” were mostly teenagers and men in their 20s.

Sunday Story: Being Masarat Alam
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Basharat Masood explains why Masarat Alam is rocking both Parliament and the PDP-BJP alliance.

NC trashes report that Omar asked ex-SSP to ‘bump off’ Alam
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Ex-top cop Bukhari says ‘misquoted’ by website, rights groups express outrage.

SC stays proceedings in Kunan Poshpora case
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Coordinator of the J&K Coalition of Civil Society, which is fighting the case, said this puts a question mark on the the pro-people stance of the state govt

No favour, was freed in usual legal process: Alam
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Referring to the 2008 Amarnath land row agitation, Alam said: “They tried this (demographic change) in 2008, though there was a different government (PDP-Congress) then.

“Nobody on earth can touch Article 370″, says Rashid
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Independent legislator Engineer Rashid “advised Togadia to stop daydreaming”.

Alam seen as likely Geelani successor
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

In 2003, when the Hurriyat Conference split into moderates and hardliners, Alam joined the Geelani-led faction.

After Mufti Sayeed nudge, Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, who organised 2010 unrest freed from jail
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

Masarat had become a cult figure in the Valley for issuing protest calendars in 2010.

PDP-BJP work on plan to mollify Sajjad Lone
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Lone was given the portfolio of Science and Technology and Animal Husbandry but refused to take charge.

Hurriyat wants PMs of India, Pak to talk
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat welcomed the Indo-Pak foreign secretary talks, saying a meaningful dialogue should be initiated to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Crediting us for peaceful polls ‘ridiculous’: Hurriyat
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Hurriyat equated the CM’s statement to a “person held hostage with his hand, feet and mouth tied and then to thank him for his cooperation and silence”.

Explained: Identity crisis
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Bashaarat Masood explains controversy surrounding West Pakistan refugees in J&K.

Lone: PDP held out till last minute
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

It was on late Saturday finally that Lone, the BJP’s first ally in Kashmir, was informed about his inclusion in the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah skips oath-taking, not name-taking
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Omar Abdullah chose to skip the swearing-in of the new government on Sunday. Then, after the first congratulatory message, the former chief minister spent his day taking digs at it. His first tweet said, “Congratulations to Mufti Mohd Syed Sb on assuming the office of CM of J&K. I wish you all the very best […]

Don’t let victims’ kin see report: CBI to court
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

1993 Sopore Massacre Case: The TADA court in Srinagar asked CBI to produce the investigation report before it.

Town in the middle hopes for new start: ‘It’s time to move forward’
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

There are voices from both in favour of the coalition, at the same time they talk about climbdown of the opposite.

In J&K coalition in the making, who’s who
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Mir Ehsan, Bashaarat Masood & Arun Sharma look at PDP & BJP leaders set for key roles in new govt.

J&K govt formation: PDP, BJP talks in decisive phase
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

PDP leadership is unwilling to “both compromise or be seen as compromising” on Art. 370, AFSPA and Western Pakistan refugees.

Council polls: PDP set to contest 6 seats, BJP 5
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Fear of losing Valley seat forced PDP, BJP to intensify govt formation talks.

As India, Pakistan clash on cricket pitch, DGP asks cops to stay alert in J&K
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

“There have been instances in the past that students indulged in ransacking and even resorted to anti-national sloganeering during such matches,” DGP Rajendra said.

J&K: Gallantry award-winning Army Colonel MN Rai killed in encounter with militants
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Colonel M M Rai, commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, and a policeman were killed in the gunbattle at Mindora village of Tral.

Demands, offers, yet home long way away
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

According to relief commissioner, only one family in south Kashmir used the scheme to return.

Jammu and Kashmir encounter: Two Jaish-e-Mohammed militants killed in Sopore
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

In past three days, the security forces have killed eight militants in three separate operations.

Separatists break silence over possible PDP-BJP alliance, say will fight tooth and nail against it
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

It said that Hurriyat will fight against any attempt aimed at eroding the special status of J&K or its demographic change

Tracking transition 2014: Bringing J&K closer
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

The Srinagar-Banihal four-laning of NH 1A was to be completed in June 2014 but is delayed.

PDP starts to see ‘virtue’ in alliance with BJP
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Sources said the MLAs were divided on the question of an alliance with the BJP .

BJP’s aggressive tie-up bid unnerves MLAs of NC, PDP
Fri, Dec 26, 2014

Legislators have switched off phones to avoid the media but are speaking out at party meetings.

MLA denies offering support to BJP
Thu, Dec 25, 2014

Speaking to The Indian Express, Yasin denied the report and said he was misquoted by the news agency.

J&K election result: Who to go with is the question for PDP and its ageing patriarch
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

PDP with 28 is followed by BJP with 25 and if Sajad Lone’s two seats are added, they together number 55.

BJP’s Kashmir hopes rest on Sajad’s two seats
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Lone's Peoples Conference won two out of five seats in Kupwara.