BASHAARAT MASOOD

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In J&K, school textbook caught in plagiarism row
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

In the book, meant to introduce Class X students to Economics in “a simplified manner”, most parts of the Economics section have been lifted word-by-word from the J&K Economic Survey.

Amnesty International releases damning report on human rights violations in J&K
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Calling the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as one of the “primary facilitators of impunity” for security forces, the report has demanded its repealing.

Sopore killings: J&K cops blame Hizbul in ‘wanted’ posters
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

The posters were pasted at several places in the town Monday night and have pictures of the two men, identified as Abdul Qayoom Najar and Imtiyaz Ahmad Kundoo.

Six mysterious killings in 3 weeks: who is killing Sopore’s men?
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

While all those killed had some ties to militant outfits or separatist hardliners, different narratives have emerged to explain the mystery behind the mayhem.

High and dry on flood relief: Waters could have receded here, J&K prefers to choke outlet
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Months after the Jhelum flooded the city, the municipal corporation is filling up what would have been a vital diversion for the water should the river burst its banks again.

J&K: Fourth civilian shot dead in Sopore in last 7 days
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Slain civilian identified as Aijaz Ahmad, a resident of Mundji locality in Sopore town.

Jammu & Kashmir government bars Hurriyat from holding seminar, speakers held
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Hurriyat has termed the government action as “state terrorism” saying it has proved that Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s slogan of “battle of ideas” is hollow.

One more gunned down in Sopore, police clueless
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Forty-year-old Meraaj-ud-din Dar was gunned down outside his poultry shop at Badambagh in Sopore. Police said Dar, who had two daughters, was a former JKLF militant.

Unfulfilled promises and controversies mark 100 days of PDP-BJP govt in J&K
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

In the first 100 days of the government, the coalition partners have failed to deliver on any of the promises they made to the people in their ‘agenda for alliance’.

MLA unfurls J&K flag, demands Delhi repeat
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

The order was rolled back within a day after opposition from BJP, that is part of the ruling coalition in the state.

Habbakadal: Srinagar connectivity takes a hit after militants attack mobile tower
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

The tower, located in a residential compound, was attacked by the unidentified militants at Gadood bagh in Habbakadal area around noon, police sources said.

People will continue waving Pakistan flags in Kashmir: Geelani
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Hardline Hurriyat Conference today said people will continue to wave Pakistan flags at its rallies in Kashmir, as it termed the neighbour country a "well wisher".

State govt will achieve objective: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
Sun, May 31, 2015

Parikkar's statement that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was mandatory if the Army had to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir or any other state for internal security

Sopore attack: Kin of dead telecom operator seek answers
Wed, May 27, 2015

"If someone wants to stop the operations of these cellular companies, they should openly announce it so that nobody has to pay with his life," said the victim's brother.

BSNL shop shooting: Hizbul Mujahideen ‘condemns’ attack
Wed, May 27, 2015

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has ‘condemned’ the incident at BSNL shop that killed a 23-year-old man in Sopore.

Explained: In J&K, not quite the ReT choice
Tue, May 26, 2015

J&K HC has assailed the system that lets those who can’t even write an essay on ‘The Cow’ to teach schoolchildren.

Girls from militant stronghold Tral top J&K Class X exam
Wed, May 20, 2015

This is very rare in the valley that the little-known schools have secured the top positions in the Class X exam leaving behind the top missionary schools.

J&K HC orders FIR against teacher who fails to write essay on cow
Sun, May 17, 2015

The court gave a simple line for translation from English to Urdu and vice-versa but the teacher failed.

Walls of Srinagar get a splash of life
Sun, May 10, 2015

Armed with brushes and buckets, 5 arts students fill ‘blank spaces’ with murals on Valley’s culture.

In Jammu and Kashmir, admit card with cow photo is political fodder
Sun, May 03, 2015

The incident came to light after opposition NC spokesman uploaded a copy of the admit card on Twitter.

RSS wants to turn J&K into a Hindu state: Hurriyat Chairman Syed Geelani
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Geelani further said RSS are not going to succeed because their plans are against humanity, against nature,” he added.

Tral death: Cops cite autopsy report to junk torture claim
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

police have said that Khalid Muzaffar Wani died of a bullet injury during a gunbattle between the Army and militants in a forest, and not due to torture as his family has claimed.

J&K books Masarat Alam under PSA, sends him to Jammu jail
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

This is 26th case under the Public Safety Act against Masarat since 1990

Masarat Alam booked under Public Safety Act, shifted from Valley to Jammu
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Masarat Alam was released in March after spending four and a half years in jail under six consecutive PSAs.

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Yasin share stage, call for unity among separatists
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

During the joint rally, the leaders spoke of a 'united stand' on the Kashmir issue.

I feared seeing Burhan dead. Never thought it would be my other son: Tral victim’s father
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Khalid’s death on April 13 was the first casualty at the hands of security forces in J&K since CM Mufti Sayeed took over.

J&K: Eyewitnesses claim police firing was ‘cold blooded murder’
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

The eye-witness also alleged a police official, and not paramilitary forces, had fired at the victim.

Hurriyat leader may switch to Geelani faction
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

The leaders have already approached the Geelani-led faction seeking their inclusion into the separatist fold.

Protests in Tral after 25-yr-old killed by Army
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Protesters took to the streets and clashed with police and paramilitary forces. More than a dozen people were injured in the clashes.

‘If my son was killed in encounter why his body didn’t bear a bullet wound?’
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Wani’s son Khalid Muzaffar was killed on Monday evening by the army in the forests of Tral.

‘Militant’ killed in Tral turns out to be a civilian
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Identfied as Khalid Ahmad, he is a brother of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant Burhan who is active from several years.

J&K: Separatists call for protests, shutdown
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Mainstream political leaders too have opposed the move by the state.

Oppn: Rehabilitate Pandits to places from where they left
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

The Separatists say they will oppose any move to settle Kashmiri Pandits in separate enclaves.

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.