Mir Ehsan


Three youths killed, over 60 cops injured as protests rock Valley
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

While the operation was underway, residents came out and started hurling stones at policemen who formed the outer cordon.

J&K bypolls: EC puts govt appointments on hold
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

On March 10, opposition National Conference (NC) had lodged a complaint with the EC and called these appointments politically motivated and meant to influence voters in the run-up to the by-elections.

Shabir Shah resigns from Hurriyat post
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

When contacted, Shah said that he could not perform his duties as he was put under house arrest.

J&K bypolls: Farooq Abdullah files nomination from Srinagar
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Farooq Abdullah on Monday filed nomination papers from the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat, which goes to the polls on April 9

Kashmiri separatists call for bypoll boycott
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

The statement blamed the government for strangulating the people’s legitimate voice.

J-K encounter: Three militants shot, 6-year-old killed by stray bullets
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The militants opened fire when security personnel tried to enter a house.

J&K: PDP, BJP to contest bypolls separately
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The National Conference and the Congress have decided to jointly contest the Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.

J&K Bypolls: Mehbooba’s brother to contest from Anantnag
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Tasaduq started taking keen interest in the affairs of the PDP after the death of his father, the then chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, and officially joined the party in January this year.

Militant killed, Major injured in J&K encounter
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

A resident of Malangam Bandipora, the militant is believed to have been active from 2014.

Kashmir teenager among two protesters killed in firing after 2 militants shot dead
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Officials identified the protesters who died as Amir Nazir, a student from Beghpora, and 22-year-old Jalal-u-din of Tahab, who was killed near Koil, close to the encounter site.

In a first, Jammu-Kashmir militants barge into cop’s home, warn his family
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Officials said this is the first time that a senior officer’s home has been vandalised by militants.

Salman and Burhan: The two ‘sons’ of Kashmir’s only Children hospital
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The doctors say that those who visit the hospital looking to adopt the boys never return after learning about their medical complications.

Kashmir: Encounter at Tral village, locals snatch rifle from CRPF man
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Officials said that they had information about two or three militants hiding in the area including a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, said to have been a close associate of Burhan Wani.

Jammu and Kashmir: Owner of arms-laden truck barred from cross-LoC trade
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

The Trade Facilitation Centre Salamabad in Uri told the trading company - Rohaan Enterprises of Banihal - that it has been debarred from trade activities.

Snowshoe racer from Valley held in US on charge of sexually abusing minor
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Hussain’s arrest comes days after the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reported a ‘rock star’ welcome in Saranac Lake for the two Kashmiri snowshoe racers on February 25.

Kashmir schools reopening: Govt, Separatists should never use education to fulfil their agendas
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

In these eight months the student’s especially young children faced trauma like situations who always questioned their parents why the schools are shut and when schools will be opened again.

In truck returning from PoK, arms, ammunition meant for militants found
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Police identified the driver of the vehicle as Irshad Ahmad Mantoo of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Parties, separatists in the Valley slam return of pellet guns
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

While the NC said continuity of pellet guns “hasn’t come as a surprise”, the Congress called the decision “unfortunate”.

Shopian ambush: Ghulam Mohiudin Rather planned voluntary retirement for parents
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

He planned to take voluntary retirement after completing 16-year service to spend more time with his ailing father and mother, who is recovering from a tumour removal.

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.

Day after ambush in Shopian district of J&K, Army chief reviews Valley security ops
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

The Army chief paid tributes to Lance Naik Ghulam Mohiuddin Rather, Sepoy Vikas Singh Gurjar and Sapper Sreejith M J, who were killed in the ambush Thursday.

Three Army men killed, two officers among four injured in J&K attack
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Shopian Superintendent of Police Tahir Saleem said the 44 Rashtriya Rifles personnel were returning from a cordon-and-search operation at Kungnoo Shopian when they were attacked.

From April 1, curbs in J&K on big fat weddings
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

As per the order, there will be a ban on the use of DJ systems, amplifiers and speakers as these are responsible for noise pollution.

Mehbooba Mufti rejigs Cabinet, 2 ministers quit
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

When contacted, Bukhari said, “It was primarily my reshuffle alone. I have resigned and I wrote a detailed letter to the CM giving reasonable reasons.

Mehbooba’s cabinet expansion: Former minister Bukhari set to return
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The PDP had left vacant two of its Cabinet berths in April last year

Kashmir: Youth held for sharing morphed photos, address of teen
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The girl lodged a complaint with Baramulla police station and said that one of her friends with whom she shared her pictures had misused them after they fell apart.

Three militants killed in J&K encounter were Lashkar commanders
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The three were foreigners and involved in many attacks in Handwara and adjoining areas, including on army convoys.

Major among four Armymen killed in two encounters in Kashmir Valley
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Meanwhile, a defence spokesman confirmed that three soldiers had lost their lives in the Hajin encounter. “Five soldiers were injured and a foreign militant killed,’’ said the spokesman.

Day after Valley encounter, security raised to check protests
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Police and paramilitary forces were deployed in Kulgam and Shopian districts on Monday

Kulgam encounter: Two Army martyred, 4 militants killed in South Kashmir
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Brigadier R Chakravarty, Commander, 1 Sector RR, said a security cordon was put up around Nagbal Frisal village on Saturday night following information about the presence of militants in the area.

23 cm, and counting: What’s behind the Valley’s snow peak
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

This time, Kashmir has received more than162.2 mm or 16.2 cm of snowfall in January alone.

2010 Kashmir protests: Probe panel recommends review of draconian laws
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The panel has recommended a CBI probe into 17-year-old Tufail Matoo’s killing that escalated the protests.

Mufti Sayeed death anniversary: Top Hurriyat leader pays tribute in special issue of Sheeraza
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is the fourth politician in whose memory the academy has brought out a special issue of Sheeraza.

Kashmir: Heavy snowfall draws tourists, hoteliers upbeat
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Heavy snowfall in the Valley is attracting hundreds of tourists from various parts of the country and abroad. Skiiers are flocking to the slopes of Gulmarg, considered one of the best skiing destinations in the world.

Security forces gun down top Al-Badr militant in Kashmir
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Naikoo was an A++ category militant and used to operate in Sopore and Srinagar, sources said