Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Mir Ehsan

Principal Correspondent

‘We have kept our options open’
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

"The Congress should announce its candidates early."

CRPF officer, cop shunted out from Baltal
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The Amarnath yatra has two treks, the traditional Pahalgam route and the shortest Baltal trek.

Teen killed in J&K firing, locals blame CRPF men
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Fresh clashes erupted in the area after the killing and additional troops were rushed in.

Hawala: J&K ED sleuths asked to share info with Delhi office
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

The decision has been taken after reports that militants are receiving money through hawala operators.

Want to win your hearts, Modi tells J&K on his first visit
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

The Kashmir rail link project has been executed at an estimated cost of nearly Rs 1,150 crore.

Jammu and Kashmir seeks Rs 6,000 cr for rehab of Pandits
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

The state Cabinet met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday evening to discuss the issue.

Valley under tight security cover ahead of Modi visit
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

The security around the city and in north Kashmir’s Uri town has been beefed up.

Booster for LoC trade: Phone lines to PoK soon
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

ISD facilities will be set up at the trade facilitation centres in Uri and Poonch, and at one or two designated locations in Baramulla and Srinagar.

Boost for trade across LoC, phone lines to open for traders
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

To boost cross-LoC commerce, the government plans to increase the number of tradeable items, officials said.

Modi in Valley this week, to inaugurate Uri hydel project
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Will also attend high-level security meeting at 15 Corps headquarters in Srinagar.

Cong may go it alone in J-K Assembly polls
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

After losing all six Lok Sabha seats in the state, the relations between Congress and ally NC have got strained.

Troops capable of handling ceasefire violations, says Jaitley
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

A day before Jaitley’s visit, the Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire in Jammu sector, with some shells landing in civilian areas.

Budgam shrine attack: 3 policemen suspended
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

According to officials, militants, believed to be two in number, attacked and injured the constable with an iron rod and snatched his service rifle.

Farooq rakes up amnesty issue for stone throwers
Fri, May 30, 2014

Hundreds of youths involved in stone pelting incidents are at present in police custody and many them are also on the run after they have been been booked under the Public Safety Act

MiG-21 crashes in J&K, pilot killed
Wed, May 28, 2014

Soon after the crash, the village was cordoned off by authorities.

Hurriyat keen to meet Sharif in Delhi
Fri, May 23, 2014

Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has called the invitation to Sharif a good beginning and an encouraging message.

J&K govt, DGP get notices in Kunan Poshpora case
Wed, May 21, 2014

The court issued a show cause to the state, asking it to file a status report on the investigation and the decision taken by the a High Level Committee on compensation to the survivors.

Militants gun down sarpanch in J&K
Fri, May 09, 2014

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday killed a 77-year-old sarpanch in South Kashmir’s Wanpoh area of Kulgam district.

Baramulla MP fights PDP and disillusionment
Wed, May 07, 2014

Though urban pockets of Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipore and Pattan are expected to witness a boycott, the turnout could be heavy in rural areas.

Hurriyat moderates keen to work with new government
Tue, May 06, 2014

Boycott notwithstanding, Mirwaiz urges ‘people of India’ to vote wisely.

Double independent challenge to Congress in Ladakh
Mon, May 05, 2014

Despite a 90 per cent Muslim population in Kargil, separatists hold no sway in this region.

Queues and empty booths in Srinagar of contrasts
Thu, May 01, 2014

At a polling station at Bogu, of the 1102 registered, only 12 people had cast their votes till afternoon.

Amid boycott call, strict vigil in Srinagar
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Compared to past elections mainstream parties are hoping that more people will come out to vote this time.

J&K minister ‘slaps’ youth at Omar rally
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Eyewitnesses said the youth kept shouting that his case had not been settled.

Omar trying, but some NC leaders voted against Congress: Soz
Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Now the votes are in the EVMs and when counting takes place, we shall see if we have won or lost in Jammu.

Shopian encounter: Body of missing army solider found
Sat, Apr 26, 2014

Officials said they couldn’t ascertain if the two militants killed Friday were the same that attacked the vehicle Thursday as their bodies have not been recovered.

Farooq goes in with Cong edge, boycott call setback
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Last elections, Abdullah had defeated prominent Shia cleric and senior PDP leader Molvi Ifthikar Hussain Ansari with a margin of over 30,000 votes.

Killings cast a shadow on Anantnag poll today
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

While a sarpanch was killed in Awantipore on April 17, the other three killings took place in Tral.

After sarpanch, son gunned down, Azad cancels Tral visit
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

J&K CM Omar Abdullah condemned the killing and said the decision of poll boycott should be based on conviction not fear.

‘Militant’ attacks provide NC, PDP with political ammo
Mon, Apr 21, 2014

The attacks had come in the run-up to three parliamentary seats, Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramulla.

Narendra Modi sent emissaries to open talks on Kashmir: Geelani
Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Geelani, who arrived from New Delhi on April 16, said the BJP was sure that Modi would be the next prime minister of India.

Militants kill PDP sarpanch in Valley
Sat, Apr 19, 2014

After the attack on their youth leader’s house in Khrew village, NC leaders had blamed the PDP.

Narendra Modi sent emissaries to open talks on Kashmir: hawk Geelani
Sat, Apr 19, 2014

He appealed to the people to observe a complete shutdown on April 21 against the random arrest and curbs on separatist leaders.

Clash between security forces, militants ongoing in Srinagar
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

A militant outfit Al-Shohada Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack on the police guards.

Political parties in Valley oppose Tosamaidan extension lease to grab votes
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

From past one year the villagers in Budgam district have launched an agitation vehemently opposing the renewal of lease to the army.

In Kashmir, NC back on autonomy plank
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Fourteen years on, NC leader and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has reopened old wounds.