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Syed Ali Shah Geelani silent on successor
Tue, May 03, 2016

Geelani has not been keeping well and there were reports that he would name his successor.

Pathribal ‘fake’ encounter: J&K HC junks petition to reopen case
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

They said that in 2000, the Army killed innocents and later claimed that they were militants responsible for the massacre of 36 Sikhs in Chhittisinghpora.

NIT-Srinagar row: Over 700 students back, internal probe still on
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

About the internal probe, Dean, Students’ Welfare, Dr Abdul Liman, said: “Students are still coming back... Few students have appeared before the disciplinary panel.

Over 500 outstation students return to NIT-Srinagar campus
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

In Jammu, meanwhile, several outstation students continued the protest to press for their demands, including permanent deployment of CRPF on the campus.

Bihar Chowk in Srinagar: Profiles of ‘outsiders’ in Kashmir
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

A tea vendor from Bengal for whom Srinagar has been home for 30 yrs to a BSNL employee from Hyderabad who took a ‘voluntary’ posting in Baramulla — away from the ‘outsiders vs locals’ debate playing out at NIT and other colleges in J&K, are these stories

Valley heats up: ‘Protesters below 18, our politics for those above 18’
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Security forces say the alarming alienation among the youth in south Kashmir needs a politician’s healing touch, which is missing.

Kashmir: 3 LeT militants killed in Kupwara encounter
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Putshai area of Lolab in the district, security forces cordoned off the area and began a search operation, an Army official said.

J&K: Kupwara, Handwara under curfew again
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Authorities gave a three-hour relaxation from curfew-like restrictions in Handwara town in Kupwara district and adjoining areas from 8 am to 11 am with an intention of extending it if the period passed off peacefully.

Handwara fallout: CM Mehbooba Mufti visits victims’ families as tension prevails in Kashmir
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Mehbooba reached out to the families of the victims in the hour of grief even as curfew-like restrictions continued in certain parts of Kashmir.

19-year-old Arif Hussain fifth to die in protests that started in Handwara
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Arif Ahmad was the fifth person to die in protests that started Tuesday in Handwara over the alleged molestation of a minor girl who is now said to be “under police protection” along with her father.

Handwara protest: CM Mehbooba Mufti reviews situation, says civilians should not be harmed
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

"The Chief Minister directed the police officials to strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and ensure that civilians are not harmed while dealing with law and order situations," official sources said.

Handwara firing: Four civilians killed in two days, Valley on boil
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Youth killed after being hit with a teargas shell day after 3 other civilians died in clashes with forces

Curfew imposed in north Kashmir’s Handwara town, four killed so far
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The Army and police have regretted the killings and announced a probe into the matter

Jammu and Kashmir: Handwara firing kills two, Army orders probe
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Protests erupted in north Kashmir’s Handwara area on Tuesday when army opened fire on villagers that left two youths dead.

NIT-Srinagar row: Exams begin, most non-locals boycott papers
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Many outstation students did not appear in the examinations in view of the option provided by the Union HRD ministry to them to write the exams at a later date

Shopian encounter: Villagers blame Army for vandalising graveyard where militants are buried
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Villagers in South Kashmir’s Karimabad and Gudoora are up in arms against the army and blamed them for vandalizing and desecrating the graveyard at Karimabad village.

Tension erupts at two Jammu colleges, Kashmiri students ‘scared’
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

The protests compelled the college management to postpone mid-term exams scheduled for Thursday.

J&K: Police vehicle, carrying body of militant, set ablaze by militants
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

"It was not hijacked. The crowd was swelling and we wanted to avoid any casualty," a police official said.

Militants killed in Shopian encounter were close associates of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Pandit last year, after deserting police, joined Hizbul Mujahideen group led by Burhan Wani. He was considered close to Burhan and featured in many videos and pictures along with the Hizbul commander.

J-K: Sajjad Lone doesn’t take charge, minister seeks Oppn berth
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Sajjad Lone of People’s Conference also appeared unhappy with his new portfolio — Social Welfare, ARI and Trainings — and did not take charge of the ministry.

ETV calls Mehbooba Mufti ‘daughter of Kashmir’ in hoarding, correspondent quits
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

“I resigned on moral grounds as ETV management installed hoarding praising Mehbooba Mufti and questions were raised by people that popular media group should not have behaved in such a manner,’’ Riffat Abdullah said.

Mehbooba Mufti invites Omar Abdullah to her swearing-in ceremony
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

Mehbooba Mufti will take oath on Monday as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir along with a group of PDP and BJP ministers.

NIT Srinagar shut after clashes over India-West Indies semi-final match in world T20
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

NIT authorities said the campus has been closed and students have been asked to vacate the hostel.

PDP leadership under pressure as talks with BJP on J&K govt formation fail
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

However, a day after this important meeting BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav for the first time disclosed to the media that talks have failed.

Kashmiri students’ arrest: We felt he was safer in Rajasthan than Kashmir, says Maqbool’s uncle
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

Five of his family members are with the Army and the Border Security Force (BSF).

PDP positive about Centre’s assurance to walk an extra mile for J&K’s development
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Many PDP legislators had already conveyed their displeasure to PDP president Mehbooba Mufti over the delay in government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Not opposed to Chinese troops in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Hurriyat
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said in a statement that the presence of the People’s Liberation Army in PoK is under a “mutual agreement between Pakistan and China”.

Govt formation in J&K: Unhappy with delay, MLAs ask Mehbooba Mufti to take call
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Sources said some MLAs have told Mehbooba that the Governor is taking political decisions that would impact PDP’s prospects in the long run.

Jammu and Kashmir braces for flood, avalanche alert issued
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

SASE has issued an avalanche advisory for people living in the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir even as the state administration has been maintaining that there was “nothing to worry about”.

J&K ex-ministers told to vacate bungalows
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

The family of former chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, had vacated the CM’s house in Jammu on January 18 — 11 days after his death.

J&K encounters: Don’t interfere in ops, Army warns residents
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

In a new trend seen lately, locals assemble at encounter sites, trying to break the security cordon in a reported bid to provide an escape route to trapped militants.

2 Lashkar militants killed in encounter in Pulwama
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

A group of Lashkar militants was sitting in the marshy area of the village when the Army cordoned off the area, said sources.

Thousands turn up for funeral of slain militant Dawood Sheikh in south Kashmir
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

In south Kashmir’s Qaimoh village, thousands of villagers defied restrictions and attended the funeral of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Dawood Sheikh

J&K govt formation: Father’s decision written in stone, says Mehbooba Mufti
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Mehbooba said she respects the decisions taken by her father which she claimed were always in the interest of the people of the state.

Committed to vacating land in J&K, says Army
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

The statement comes amid reports that the Army was delaying vacating land held by it at different places in J&K.

J&K: Medical practitioner claims to have formed ‘Bhartiya Modi Army’ to check schemes initiated by PM
Fri, Mar 04, 2016

BJP General Secretary Ashok Kaul said that BJP has no affiliation with the Modi army and people should not fall in the trap of its organisers.