Mir Ehsan


J&K govt formation: To BJP or not to BJP, the ifs and buts
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Mehbooba Mufti’s indecision in forming a government in J&K stems from visible signs of a fall in her party’s popularity after tying up with the BJP, write BASHAARAT MASOOD & MIR EHSAN

Hizbul Mujahedeen militant killed in J&K encounter
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Meanwhile, a Special Police Officer who was identified as Riyaz Ahmad decamped with an AK-47 rifle from a police constable of Rainwari police station.

J&K: 3 LeT militants killed in Bandipore encounter
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Deputy Inspector General of Police North Kashmir Gareeb Das said that the militants are of foreign origin and affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Ghulam Ahmad Mir: Onus on PDP-BJP, cannot hold elections each year
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

This is the second time the state is under governor’s rule after the elections were held.

Hydro power units, smart cities: what PDP has in mind as CBMs
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Mehbooba has told reporters the CBMs sought are not what was already decided under the “agenda of alliance” chalked out last year before the PDP and the BJP set up their coalition government.

J&K Governor calls for talks today, PDP signals phone call from Delhi may bring back BJP alliance
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

J&K BJP team in Delhi for talks; NC and Congress welcome Raj Bhawan move

J&K: Three militants, including top Lashkar commander killed in Kupwara encounter
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

The army has claimed that three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, including a top commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Dardpora village late Friday night. The operation is still in progress. On Friday night, personnel of Army’s 28 Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operation Group of J&K police launched an operation in […]

Army Rescues 2 Kashmir children From Avalanche, one killed
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

Army said as the reports about boys struck in an avalanche reached, the Army launched a swift rescue mission in the higher reaches of T Santwari, around 11 kilometers from Machil.

PDP asks former ministers to look for alternate accommodation if party fails to form govt
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

The vacation of CM house is an indication that stalemate between the PDP and BJP over the formation of government in the state is likely to continue as BJP is not ready to accept all the demands of the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti.

J&K: PDP to hold high-level meetings over govt formation with BJP
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

PDP insiders say that party president; Mehbooba Mufti is already negotiating over some issues that are close to PDP’s political agenda with BJP general secretary, Ram Madhav.

Tassaduq Mufti first interview: How the Opposition reacted
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

The Opposition parties see Tassaduq Mufti raising issues that were never fulfilled by the PDP.

Militant module busted, 5 held in north Kashmir
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir, Garib Dass said members of the module were planning to carry out attacks on security forces ahead of Republic Day.

Farooq Abdullah meets PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The meeting gains significance as PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti, is showing reluctance in taking the reins of power, though PDP has hinted it will go with the BJP.

J&K police arrest two associates of missing police constable
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Ahmad who was posted as guard with Sub Divisional Police Officer Bijbhera, Irshad Ahmad, decamped with four AK rifles from the guard post.

BJP demands case against Engineer Rashid for ‘assaulting’ party workers in Kashmir
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

BJP media in charge, Altaf Thakur blamed the supporters of Engineer Rashid for assaulting the BJP workers.

One killed as villagers clash with security personnel during raid on militant hideout in J&K
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Police said that the civilian Parvaz Ahmad Guroo, who was killed, was part of the mob that was involved in stone-pelting on the security forces.

Jammu and Kashmir: 2 militants killed in Pulwama district
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Army spokesman says the operation is still in progress.

Peerbagh murder: Accused was pretending to be a girl, say police
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

The killing had sparked violent protests in Srinagar as the victim’s relatives and locals alleged that security forces were behind the death of Owais Bashir Malik.

Call fresh polls or take charge: Omar to Mehbooba Mufti
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

He said he would be terrified if he were in Mehbooba's place.

J&K police arrest main culprit in Peerbagh murder case
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Soon after the killing, J&K police had constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a senior police officer.

Polio drop rumours spread panic in Valley, parents crowd hospitals
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

Police and health officials told The Indian Express that the alarm was triggerred by reports of deaths related to the administration of polio drops in South Kashmir’s Kandizal Pampore — they turned out to be false.

PDP still silent on forming government, BJP hopeful of breakthrough
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Sources said that BJP is in touch with the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti.

PDP spells it out: ‘Will form govt with BJP’
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

“We will be operating within the framework already formulated by the PDP under Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and the BJP,” PDP chief spokesperson Mehboob Baig.

Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s son scores over 95% in board exam
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Ghalib's performance in the examinations became a talking point on the social media with separatists lauding the boy "for excelling despite hardships".

No word from PDP-BJP, Governor’s rule in J&K
Sun, Jan 10, 2016

Earlier, opposition parties National Conference, Congress and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party expressed concern over the delay in the swearing-in of the new CM.

J&K: BJP legislators to reply to Governer Vohra on governance in the state
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

Neither PDP nor BJP has so far handed the letter of support to the Governor.

Mehbooba Mufti to be sworn in as J&K CM next week
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

Meanwhile, Governor N N Vohra has written to Mehbooba and state BJP president Sat Paul Sharma, asking them to inform their respective positions on formation of the new government.

Can Mehbooba Mufti keep her party, its supporters and the BJP happy?
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

The PDP’s decision to join hands with the BJP to form a coalition government has been unpopular with many in Kashmir who voted the party to power in order to keep out the BJP.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, laid to rest in Mughal era park he developed
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

Former chief ministers of the state Omar Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad were among those who attended the funeral prayers which were led by Sayeed's trusted aide, Education Minister Naeem Akhtar.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to be laid to rest in his native town of Bijbehara
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away earlier today at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi. He was 79.

J&K: Hizb operative held for killing ex-militant, his 3-yr-old son
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

The killing of the three-year-old boy Burhan Bashir had evoked strong resentment in the Valley, even separatist organizations had condemned the killing.

Happy feet: A Road near the LoC
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

After 60 years of 12-km treks thrice a week to reach the nearest motorable road, Noor Mohammad finally saw a road come to his village’s doorsteps.

J&K: Mufti Sayeed, separatists welcome Narendra Modi’s Pak visit
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

In a statement, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said he was delighted by Narendra Modi’s visit and added that the development would strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries.

J&K: Cop, guard injured after militants open fire at police party
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Soon after the attack, police and army launched a search operation in the area to track down the attackers.

In Kupwara’s ‘village of widows’, three wives wait for news of husbands
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The men, who had worked as porters with the Army in the past, were last seen with Manzoor Ahmad Khwaja, also of Dardpora, and attached with 160 Territorial Army Battalion based in Hari village.

J&K court extends remand of arrested Army man in the disappearance of three villagers
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Police had earlier detained Army personnel, Manzoor Ahmad and during interrogation he admitted that he met the three men at Kralpora village before they disappeared.