Bashaarat Masood

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The Valley on Campus
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

After the stones are flung and slogans chanted, where does the average Kashmiri student head? To depoliticised campuses, where, like many their age, they watch TV soaps and read – but not before holding heated debates on identity, Kashmir.

J&K govt removes Pulwama college principal
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The government has not cited reasons for the action against the principal.

Kashmir: Students hit streets across Valley
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Officials said that the call for Monday’s protest was given by a little-known students’ body, Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU).

Spike in home attacks, J&K policemen told to stay away for now
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

In the latest incidents, suspected militants barged into the homes of two policemen in south Kashmir’s Shopian district and asked them to leave their jobs.

Srinagar bypoll: Farooq Abdullah wins, says impose Central rule for ‘justice’
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

In the 2014 general elections, the NC chief had lost to the PDP from the seat by a huge margin.

Srinagar: 22-year-old man killed in firing at Batamaloo
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

The incident triggered protests in Batamaloo, with protesters throwing stones at security forces.

Srinagar repoll: ‘We decided to boycott, don’t want enmity between villages’
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

With heavy deployment of security personnel outside booths, the situation was largely peaceful on Thursday.

Two per cent turnout in Srinagar repoll, zero in 20 booths: ‘I voted but govt must understand the anger’
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Srinagar repoll: J-K’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shantmanu said that only 709 votes were polled in the booths that went for re-poll.

Anantnag bypoll deferred: ‘Time not conducive for polls’
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Mehbooba’s brother questions boycott call, says people were not allowed to vote.

Srinagar poll violence: At least 8 killed, voter turnout 7.14%
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Srinagar bypoll: Official figures put the voter turnout at a record low of 7.14%, revised from 6.5 per cent announced earlier.

Boycott call to define Srinagar by-election result
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The bypolls are seen as a direct contest between NC’s Abdullah and PDP’s Nazir Ahmad Khan.

‘Mentally challenged’ man triggers fidayeen attack scare in Srinagar
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

The sudden gunshots fanned further rumours about a fidayeen attack, and many people closed their shops in Lalchowk, Srinagar’s business centre, and ran for safety.

Three jawans injured as militants attack Army convoy in Kashmir
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

This was the first such attack on Army in the state capital since 2013, when militants had ambushed an Army convoy at Hyderpora area of Srinagar, killing 13 soldiers.

Grief in homes of three youths killed in Budgam: ‘Devastated, he was our only hope’
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Among those killed was a brother of five sisters, a 16-year-old son of a sand digger and a 20-year-old motor mechanic.

In Anantnag, campaign locked in
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Rajpora in Pulwama, where Mir was to hold his rally, was the home of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Shahbaz Ahmad Wani who was killed Sunday by police.

J&K bypolls: In Anantnag, parties campaign locked in
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

With south Kashmir simmering again, leaders of political parties are not venturing out to seek votes on the streets

J-K: Militants ransack policeman home, set car on fire
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

After ransacking the house, the suspected militants threatened Subhan’s family members.

Jammu-Kashmir Minister Farooq Abdrabi’s house attacked in Valley
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

According to police, the militants were killed in retaliation after they fired on a team of police officers at Padgampora on Awantipora-Pulwama Road.

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.