J&K Assembly row: Opposition members stage walkout, NC to boycott session
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Speaker suspends 2 NC legislators

I am a proud RSS man: J&K Speaker after beef ban protest inside Assembly
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

The National Conference members raised slogans against the beef ban and what they termed as "interference in religious matters".

Militant attacks in J-K: Expect more in near future
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Over the past 24 hours, Kashmir has witnessed three gunfights between militants and security agencies resulting in the killing of four soldiers and three militants.

J&K: Top JeM militant, aide killed in Pulwama encounter
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, security personnel cordoned off the Hariparigam village in Tral after receiving information about the presence of militants there.

Separatists detained, cops track social media
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

In a bid to prevent communal violence, Jammu & Kashmir police have detained most separatist leaders ahead of Eid. Most of these separatist leaders had asked people to defy the High Court order to ban slaughter and sale of beef in the state. Police is also planning to monitor social networking sites on Eid to […]

J&K govt plans three-day mobile internet ban in Valley
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

The decision to suspend internet for three days — starting Thursday — was taken after the internet service providers told the police that they can’t slow down the internet speed.

As family mourns 3-yr-old Burhan, Valley shuts down
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The three-year-old was in the lap of his father when unidentified gunmen opened fire outside their house at Sagipora. Both father and son were killed in the shooting on Friday evening.

Syed Geelani: VHP’s economic blockade threat will have serious consequences
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

On Friday, VHP had threatened to launch a massive agitation and enforce an economic blockade of Kashmir if the state Assembly allowed a discussion to revoke the Act that bans slaughter of bovines and sale of beef in the state.

Hurriyat chairman Geelani plans to attend OIC meeting in New York
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

"He (Geelani) will try his level best to represent the voices and concerns of the subjugated Kashmiris," Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said.

Another Hizb militant found shot, fourth this week
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Family members of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat blame security forces.

Meat the many foods of India: Bringing different food histories to the table
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The politics of food runs deep. Delhi-based social activist Shabnam Hashmi says that in India, home to various religions and divergent cultures, it is believed that we are what we eat.

J&K: Protests mar Kashmir Valley’s first-ever international marathon event
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The half marathon was organised by Big 92.7 FM and was participated by some international professional runners.

Kashmir BJP leader to host ‘beef party’ for ‘religious tolerance’
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Khursheed Ahmad Malik, a BJP leader from south Kashmir, says he will invite Hindus and Muslims to the party to send a 'message of religious tolerance'.

Top LeT militant Irshad Ahmad Ganai killed in Kashmir encounter
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

The slain militant Irshad Ghanie, a resident of Kakapora of Pulwama about 40 kms south of in Srinagar, was wanted for killing of eight Army men in Hyderpora in June 2013.

Beef ban in Kashmir: A’ Hindutva’ plan?
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

The slaughter of bovines and sale of beef is banned in Jammu and Kashmir since the pre-Partition era when the then princely state was ruled by the Dogra rulers.

J&K beef ban: In defiance, separatist leader Aasiya Andrabi puts out video of slaughter
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

‘We are slaughtering this cow in accordance to what Allah has ordered. We reject the Indian law,’ Andrabi says in the video.

3 separatists join Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

The development has come six months after Pakistan pushed for unity among the separatists and asked them to unite under one umbrella.

IPTK alleges human rights violation in J&K, says a Major General, 7 Brigadiers among perpetrators
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

IPTK and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons released a report ‘Structures of Violence’ highlighting the “patterns of violence” and identifying the “structure, forms and tactics of violence of the Indian state” in Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti tells PM Modi to ‘revive peace initiatives’
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

"Time had come to revive the peace initiatives, both on internal and external fronts, and mark a new beginning in and around Jammu and Kashmir on political and economic fronts," Mufti said.

J&K floods: So far, Rs 2,500 cr released by insurance firms
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The court had directed the insurance companies to immediately release 95 per cent of the amount where the insured sum is Rs 25 lakh or less and release 50 per cent of the amount where the insured sum is more than Rs 25 lakh.

In Pathribal, verdict ‘like rubbing salt on wounds’
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Families of victims claim those involved in encounter were never punished because they became high-ranking Army officials.

J&K govt’s iron fist approach to traders strike on flood anniversary: Credibility at stake
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

The iron first approach of the government to deal with any kind of protest in the valley is symptomatic of a dictatorial approach by an elected government.

J&K floods: Weary of waiting for aid, Kashmir Valley shuts down today
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

Coalition of trade associations calls for protest, says state and central governments did not fulfil promises.

For the 16th time in 8 yrs, Masarat sent to jail under PSA
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

On Thursday, the Jammu District Magistrate slapped the PSA against Alam after which he was shifted to Jammu’s Kotbalwal Jail.

With Bhat as leader, Jamat-e-Islami likely to exit Hurriyat Conference
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

That Bhat has again been elected as the Jamat-e-Islami chief by a majority vote, however, can now formalize the Jamat’s exit from Hurriyat Conference.

J&K High Court orders CBI probe into multi-crore JKCA scam
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Two petitioners had made former chief minister and the then JKCA President Farooq Abdullah as a respondent in the case.

‘Anti-Geelani’ Ghulam Mohammad Bhat gets fourth term as Jamat-e-Islami chief
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Ghulam Mohammad Bhat was the first Jamat chief to openly distance his party from militancy in the state

A day in the life of Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, under house arrest
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

After 5 years of being kept confined to his house, the Hurriyat chairman admits he is “bored”. He may swear by BBC Urdu still, but he is eager to give the new LED set in his room a try.

Srinagar: Army stops reconstruction of mosque, triggers row
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Residents have questioned why the army itself laid the building’s foundation and why such rules are not applied to other religious places in the cantonment.

Rahul Gandhi blames PM Narendra Modi’s ‘politics of hatred’ for Gujarat violence
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Rahul, who is on a three-day visit to Kashmir, took a dig at the BJP for calling his visit to Jammu and Kashmir a “tourism” trip.

In video message, Hizbul militant asks youths to join them, ‘our own’ cops to stop fight
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

In a departure from the practice of sending statements to the media, this is the first time a militant commander in the Valley has addressed people directly through a video message.

J&K Chief Secy ‘steps down’ over transfers, differences with govt
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

On Friday, Khanday had asked the government to delay the meet by a day, citing death of his relative. But the cabinet went ahead with the meet and ordered massive transfers in the state administration.

NSA Talks: Mufti Sayeed blames Pakistan, hopes Ufa thaw ‘will not go waste’
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

CM Sayeed said he was disappointed over the abrupt cancellation of bilateral meeting between India and Pakistan NSAs and that he wants to see both the countries "walk the bridge of trust together".

J-K: Police use force to foil party convention by Geelani
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Terming the police action as "state terrorism", TeH said that the government in the state is run by NSA Ajit Doval and the Mufti government is a mere "spectator".

In Delhi, Kashmiri separatists are held, Pakistan reception still on
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

The separatist leaders were told that "restrictions have been imposed on their movement in the national capital" ahead a possible talks between Aziz and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, official sources said.

Hurriyat Chairman Geelani continues to be under house arrest despite CM Mufti’s ‘battle of ideas’
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

A heavy contingent of police is camped outside the 84-year-old separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s Hyderpora residence and nobody else is allowed inside the residence.