Bashaarat Masood


Hurriyat leader denies meeting interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma after his party splits
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

While Bhat has expelled his party’s representative in Pakistan Manzoor-ul-Haq from the party, a rival group has expelled Bhat from the Muslim Conference.

French documentary maker Comiti Paul Edwards held in J&K for visa rule violation
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

The police said Comiti Paul Edwards was in the Valley on a business visa but was involved in journalistic activities.

Former counter insurgency cop is Jammu and Kashmir cricket CEO
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The appointment comes a month and a half after the court appointed two retired judges as the administrators of the cricket body.

Hurriyat leader breaks ranks to talk, speak up
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The Hurriyat leader said in supporting dialogue, “I probably represent the beat of each one of us in the south Asian region. I don’t want to die tomorrow in an atomic holocaust, I don’t want to burn alive with my kith and kin and the entire region. Who wants it?"

J&K police arrest one, claim to have cracked soldier killing case
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have cracked the case of the killing of Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar of the Territorial Army, shot dead last month by militants in Shopian when he was back home on leave. The police, however, said they were investigating if the soldier had any link with militants. “We […]

Pakistan slogan repeated in Budgam cricket match
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

A crowd raised slogans in favour of Pakistan star Shahid Khan Afridi at a match where Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the chief guest. The spectators were angry after they were prevented by the Army from shaking hands with Dhoni.

Crowds turn up for MS Dhoni at match in Jammu & Kashmir
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

MS Dhoni was the chief guest for the match between the south and north Kashmir teams, played on the Kunzer grounds in north Kashmir.

Another soldier on leave found dead in Kashmir’s Shopian, police blame militants
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

“Obviously, militants are responsible for this killing. He had been shot by a bullet fired from an AK-47 rifle,” said Shopian Superintendent of Police Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar.

J&K: Forces’ joint appeal to local militants to return
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

The appeal was made days after young footballer Majid Arshid Khan from south Kashmir shunned militancy and returned following an appeal by his mother.

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack near Srinagar, J&K police rule it out
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

The Tehreek-ul-Mujhadeen had claimed the Zakura attack. Zakir Musa, who was earlier associated with Hizbul Mujahideen and later set up the Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind, too, had claimed credit for the attack.

How procedures and protests grounded planned liquor shop at Srinagar Airport
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Seeing that the proposal could trigger a controversy, the government stated there were no plans to set up a liquor shop at Srinagar Airport.

J-K High Court admits petition seeking further probe into Poonch killings
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Acting on the petition filed by the victims’ families, challenging the CBI’s closure report, the court issued notice to the CBI asking it to respond. The case has been reopened for the second time by the court.

J&K: 36th Public Safety Act against Masarat Alam, shifted to Kotbalwal jail
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The government on Wednesday informed the court that detention orders under PSA have been passed against Alam by the Kupwara District Magistrate. A

Centre’s point man Dineshwar Sharma in the Valley: Little expectations
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

While the refusal of the separatists to engage with Sharma was expected, the lukewarm response of mainstream political forces in the state has reduced expectations from Sharma's visit.

Pulwama encounter: JeM chief Masood Azhar’s nephew among three militants killed in gunbattle with security forces
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Talha Rashid, the sources said, had been targeted as part of an ongoing police operation against a group of an estimated Jaish-e- Muhammad terrorists sent across the Line of Control to carry out high-profile fidayeen attacks.

Two militants killed in J-K’s Uri, DGP says they were Border Action Team
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

The Jammu and Kashmir Police chief said a major tragedy has been averted as the militants were part of Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT).

Two months after his arrest by NIA, J-K photojournalist’s family waits for answers
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

NIA PRO Alok Mittal says, Kamran was arrested as “his name surfaced in the investigation of a terror-funding case”. “We came to know later that he is also working as a photojournalist.”

Omar Abdullah underlines: J-K acceded, not merged
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

If seeking autonomy mandated by the Constitution is anti-national, then we are, says ex-CM

BJP trying to clear mess created by Congress: Minister of State Jitendra Singh
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Minister of State Jitendra Singh alleged that Kashmir problem is an “accumulative outcome of mistakes committed by the Congress”.

Interlocutor has mandate to talk with everyone, says Ram Madhav 
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Asked whether the interlocutor will talk to the Hurriyat leadership, Ram Madhav said the question should be posed to the separatist leadership if they are ready to talk

Missing J&K cop surfaces online, holding an AK-47
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

If this is confirmed, Dar would be the second policeman from Shopian to join militant ranks this year

Terror funding case: NIA searches Syed Salahuddin son’s house
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

A team of NIA officials searched Yousuf’s house at Soibugh Budgam, native village of Hizb chief Salahuddin.

Invoking Atal Bihari Vajpayee, BJP youth wing holds first convention in Kashmir
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

The first-time event, however, was not without its share of drama with two youth leaders and their supporters engaging in a verbal duel, accusing each other of “financial and moral corruption”.

Teenager killed in militant attack in south Kashmir’s Tral
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

On Sunday, unidentified gunmen fired at the woman and her teenaged sister at Seer village in Tral, Pulwama district, killing the 18-year-old girl and wounding the woman. Police blamed militants.

New security headache in Jammu & Kashmir: 3-ft-tall Jaish-e-Mohammed militant
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Tantray, who was arrested in Delhi in 2003 and sentenced to life by a POTA court in 2011, is reported to have jumped parole a few months ago and rejoined militancy.

Militant in Burhan Wani photo killed, cop dead in another attack
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

In the list of the Valley’s 12 most wanted militants, Shah was one of 11 militants in a group photograph uploaded on social media by militant commander Burhan Wani a year before he was killed in July 2016.

Will fight for rights of Valley kids: Kailash Satyarthi
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Kailash Satyarthi was in Srinagar as part of the Bharat Yatra, flagged off in Srinagar by CM Mehbooba Mufti, to raise awareness about crimes against children.

A day in the life of a photojournalist in Kashmir: The other side of the picture
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

A photojournalist was recently arrested for allegedly instigating people to pelt stones and being present at the spot of every protest. “But isn’t it our job to be there,” asks Muneeb-ul-Islam

Kashmir braid chopping: Restrictions in place as separatists call for protest
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

The state government has constituted a Special Investigation Team, set up helplines in every district and announced a reward of 6 lakh for information leading to the arrest of braid choppers.

Three militants, BSF officer killed in gunbattle near Srinagar airport 
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

On Tuesday, officials said, bodies of the three attackers were recovered from the inner and outer perimeter of the 182 Battalion camp, which is situated on a plateau adjacent to the airport.

In Valley unrest, casualty is school education
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Education Minister Bukhari said the situation in 2016 had demanded that schools be opened.

J-K: Suspected fidayeen attack BSF camp near Srinagar airport; operation underway
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Initial reports suggest a militant has been killed while three BSF jawans have been injured. However, there is no official confirmation yet.

In J-K, Opposition parties target BJP ally PDP after Mohan Bhagwat’s speech
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat reiterated the Sangh’s stand on special constitutional status accorded to J-K, the mainstream political parties in the Valley trained their guns on the coalition govt in the state.

Grief, anger at home of constable killed in J&K: Why are you here?
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Not many in Hajin are ready to talk about what happened to BSF constable Ramzan. And those who are willing to, do so in worried whispers and on the condition that they should not be named.

Kashmiri research scholar questioned by NIA was to get married next month
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

His teachers called Fazili a brilliant student who was awarded the Maulana Azad National Scholarship for his academic performance.

Kulgam: Villagers say they chased away braid chopper, police deny incident
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

“There was no such incident today. I had personally gone to the village,” Superintendent of Police Kulgam Shridhar Patil said. “The villagers use it as an excuse to pelt stones on the army.”