Bashaarat Masood


Kashmir: Mother of 12-yr-old killed by stray bullet: ‘She was sleeping on my right arm’
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

"I loved Kaneeza so much. I have four sons, she was my only daughter."

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, Finance minister Haseeb Drabu to speak on terror at CTC 2017
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Besides Mehbooba, J-K’s Finance minister Haseeb Drabu would also be chairing a session in the three-day conference starting from March 14.

Kashmir: Policeman, Burhan aide killed in Tral encounter
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The gunfight started on Saturday evening when the security personnel launched an operation at Heffo village in Tral after receiving information of the presence of militants.

2005 Delhi blast acquittals: The Lost Years
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Before Rafiq Shah and Hussain Fazili, there were Mirza Iftikhar and Maqbool Shah, who were similarly acquitted after long stints in jail on terror charges. Years after walking free, the terror taint continues to haunt.

2005 Delhi serial blasts: Forced us to eat faeces, made us sign blank papers, says Fazili
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Fazili and another accused, Mohd Rafiq Shah, were acquitted by a Delhi court last week.

Valley operation called off in face of protests
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

As stone-throwing intensified, the operation was called off and the blockade lifted, witnesses said.

‘Protests at encounter sites dangerous, worrying trend’
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Wednesday said that those who “obstruct our operations during encounters and are not supportive will be treated as overground workers of terrorists”.

Kulgam encounter: Army searched home before gunbattle several times, couldn’t find militants hiding underground
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

As it turned out, the militants were hiding inside an underground hideout that opened overground into the hollow trunk of a Chinar tree in the courtyard.

J&K: Two militants killed in Sopore
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The police claimed to have thwarted a major attack with Azhar Khan and Sajad Lone’s killing that Hizbul Muajhideen called a “big loss”.

A silken past
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Resham khana, Srinagar’s now crumbling, 120-year-old silk factory might get another shot at glory if plans to revive it go through

J&K: Four civilians injured during Pulwama protest
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said that “details are being ascertained”.

J-K: 5 soldiers rescued after avalanche die, toll 20
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

The five soldiers were on way to their post at Machil sector, close to the Line of Control in Kupwara, when the track they were moving on caved in.

‘Revolving door detention’ that has disrupted J&K House
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

A look at the Act and the number of people detained under it.

J&K: 5 soldiers trapped in snow rescued
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

Earlier, Major Amit Sagar was killed when an avalanche hit his post at Sonamarg on Tuesday.

J&K: Nasir Khalid, 35, a resident of Bandipore, facing power cuts
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

‘My cousin studies with the light of his mobile phone’

Srinagar cut off, no flight tickets left for Delhi, Mumbai flights over the weekend
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Before tickets sold out, Saturday fare from Srinagar-Mumbai was Rs 73,647, govt looks to Centre

Kashmir avalanches: 4 more bodies found, 14 jawans dead
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Kashmir avalanche: The Army on Friday identified the soldiers killed as a Naib Subedar, a Havaldar, a Naik, 10 sepoys and a Craftsman.

Ten soldiers killed in J&K avalanche, patrol missing in another
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

The Army did not identify the location of the 51 Rashtriya Rifles camp that was hit by one of the avalanches but J&K Police said it was based at Neeru Manzgund in the Tulail region of Gurez.

Army Major, five civilians killed in avalanches in Kashmir
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

One civilian was killed and another injured when the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy snowfall at Kralpora village in Kupwara district.

Ambulance donated for public use added to Mehbooba Mufti’s cavalcade
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The J&K government in the past had signed an MOU with an NGO stating that the four donated ambulances would be put to public use.

Two LeT men killed in Valley encounter
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

On Tuesday afternoon, a joint team of J&K Police, Army and CRPF launched an operation at Hadoora, Shuhama on the outskirts of Srinagar city

Kashmiri militant sentenced to death: Kin say he was hopeful of release till a month ago
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Recalling a conversation with his brother Muzaffar, Riyaz Ahmad Rather said that till last month he was hopeful of being released, and had told him to come to Kolkata so that both could return together

Separatist Asiya Andrabi’s son backs Dangal teen Zaira Wasim
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

While many supported his comment on Zaira, Muhammad was trolled and abused for making a generalised comment that “Kashmir is an ignorant nation”.

Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi’s nephew killed in J&K firefight: Police
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Police sources said Musaib, along with other Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, had infiltrated into the Valley in August 2015 and had been operating in Bandipore district.

Hyderpora: Security forces erect sand bags in front of murals painted by Kashmir University students
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

While the sandbag bunkers are slowly returning to Srinagar, the Hyderpora bunker has raised many eyebrows especially as the spot was chosen by the government to showcase the valley culture.

Temperature falls to -7°C in Kashmir: In freezing Valley, anger over erratic power supply
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

"We live in a metered area. Despite that we get electricity for hardly a few hours," a Srinagar resident said.

Three Hizbul militants killed in encounter
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

On Sunday afternoon, personnel from J&K police and Army cordoned off Awoora village in Pahalgam after receiving inputs about the presence of militants.

For meeting J-K CM, Dangal star is target of abuse on social media
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

In a second post Monday, Zaira said she had not been “forced” by anyone to apologise. “Hopefully this post just stops this once and for all,” she wrote.

Mehbooba’s brother joins PDP, may contest from Anantnag LS seat
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

Mehbooba welcomed her brother into the party saying that Tasaduq “has a dream to do something for Jammu and Kashmir” like their father.

A big day for me: Tasaduq Mufti on joining PDP on father’s first death anniversary
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

"It is a big day for me,” Tasaduq told thousands of political workers, who had come to commemorate his father’s first death anniversary.

J&K: ‘Studying is only way forward. I always wanted to do MBA. But can I still?’
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Kashmir erupted in protests after the July 8 killing of Burhan Wani. Since then, more than 10,000 people have received pellet injuries, as per hospital records, with more than 1,000 hit in the eye. Of them, at least seven have lost vision in both eyes

‘Cashless? That’s a joke’
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

Lanura is a village with no bank and erratic electricity. It now lives with the burden of a tag: “J&K’s first cashless village”

J&K: Separatists reject SC verdict, Oppn calls it surrender by PDP-BJP govt
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Omar questioned the coalition government's agenda of alliance asking why the Centre was "using judicial route to subvert certain attributes of the state's constitutional character".

J&K Govt names Burhan brother in compensation list, ally BJP protests
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

The J&K government regularly compensates civilians killed by militants or during anti-militancy operations but does not usually make public the identities of those involved.

Stopped Press: A day in the life of Kashmir Reader, newspaper banned indefinitely on October 2
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Two months ago, the J&K government indefinitely banned the Kashmir Reader. While the paper’s presses have fallen silent, its journalists haven’t given up hope

US-based rights group accuse India of excessive use of force, obstructing access to medical care in Valley
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The rights watchdog accused security forces of using "intimidation tactics" against medical workers attempting to treat the injured, and also preventing doctors from reaching the hospitals where they work.