Mir Ehsan


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

Slogans from J&K streets raised in Assembly as Opposition protest pellets, night raids and PSA
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

These types of slogans were coined and popularized by Moulana Sarjan Barkati during massive ‘pro-freedom’ rallies in south Kashmir during the paek of unrest.

Thousands turn up for J&K cop’s funeral
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The funeral was held at the Eidgah, and locals said that more than four thousand people participated in it.

Kashmir unrest: ‘When will CM, separatists stop using students as football?’
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Noor-us-Sama: Class 12 student in Srinagar; wants to become an ‘independent thinker’

For Mehbooba Mufti, 2016 has been a trial by fire
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Mehbooba Mufti would be the first one to acknowledge that 2016 has been one of the toughest years faced by her party and the state.

Kashmir unrest: Review cases against youth not involved in ‘serious crime’, says CM Mehbooba Mufti
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

The Valley witnessed violent protests after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani during an encounter with security forces on July 8.

3 Armymen killed, 2 injured as militants ambush convoy in Pampore
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

Confirming the three deaths of the Army jawans, Army spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said, ‘’An operation has been launched in the area to track down the attackers.”

Top Lashkar commander killed in encounter near Sopore: Police
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

“The encounter ended in the afternoon and one foreign militant, Abu Baker, was killed in the operation. He was active in the (north Kashmir) area since 2009 and was around 25 or 26 years old,’’ said an official.

J-K: Two militants killed after three-day gunbattle in Anantnag
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

One civilian was killed during the operation, while more than three dozen villagers were injured when protesters tried to break the cordon around the village.

Two militants holed up in J&K house
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Security forces had information that two militants were hiding in the house of a villager, Ghulam Hassan Sheikh.

Demonetisation: Rush over, back to normal now in Baramulla
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

The hall is full of customers, but all waiting patiently at counters as the cashiers count the new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes carefully.

National Conference part of struggle, stands with separatists: Farooq Abdullah
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

The opposition party also threw its weight behind the separatists, calling their agitation a ‘’justice struggle”.

Kashmir: Protests in Valley after guard’s death in crossfire
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Kumar was on night duty when the Army launched the operation and villagers alleged that he was killed deliberately.

All roads to killed ex-sarpanch’s house in Kashmir barred, Cong says political murder
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Malik is the first mainstream leader to be killed by security forces

Police bust hideout used for Hizbul Mujahideen threat videos
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Preliminary probe revealed that Hizbul militant Zakir alias Mosa recorded videos in one of the rooms of the house, police said.

J&K government puts curbs after Congress activist’s ‘encounter’
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Congress state president Ghulam Ahmad Mir, who had claimed Sajjad Malik was killed in custody, criticised the police for preventing him from visiting the area.

One killed in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress says he was a party worker
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Malik Sajjad was a former militant of Hizbul Mujahideen and joined mainstream politics in 2005.

Three attacks averted since Uri assault
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The attack had prompted authorities to step up security around major installations following a review of arrangements.

Srinagar’s Delhi moment: When thick smog shut its airport for over 10 days
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Flight operations have been badly affected at Srinagar airport due to poor visibility caused by smog. Why did this happen? Was it expected? Can it happen again?

Jammu & Kashmir: Two policemen die in terror attack; militants, soldier killed in op
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

According to information, two or three militants attacked a group of Indian Reserve Police personnel deployed near the Deputy Commissioner’s Office and Police Lines and opened fire on the police personnel.

J&K: Three soldiers killed on LoC, one of them mutilated, Army promises ‘heavy retribution’
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Killings appear to be Pak BAT handiwork, Army briefs Parrikar; soldier decapitated in same sector October 29

Demonetisation: No queues in Kashmir, experts point to shutdown
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

After the demonetisation announcement, a rush of customers was initially observed at some banks.

After months of missed classes, Valley students get promotions
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Barring some private schools, which have conducted exams with the government’s help, educational institutes have mostly remained shut in the Valley in the aftermath of protests since July.

Forces held fire, so father in J&K could get his son to surrender
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Prefer detention after surrender than the pain of losing another son in encounter, says 60-year-old in Sopore.

Demonetisation: People in Valley queue up despite shutdown
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Despite assurances, the ATMs are not working. Just a few ATMs of J&K Bank at the busy Residency Road were functional and even these ran out of cash within a few hours following the heavy rush.

Army foils infiltration bid in Uri, one militant killed
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Officials added that the operation was still on and troopers were looking for militants who had tried to sneak into Uri.

Holed-up militant surrenders in Sopore after talks with father, villagers
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

This comes weeks after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called upon the police to try and bring back missing youths instead of killing them in encounters.

Manohar Parrikar to soldiers in Uri: Stay alert to give befitting reply
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Parrikar and Army chief General Dalbir Singh arrived in Srinagar in the afternoon and left for Uri, where they interacted with soldiers and reviewed the situation, especially on the LoC.

Mehbooba Mufti urges India, Pakistan to talk, take steps to deescalate tension
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

"We in state yearn for peace as we have been suffering immensely because of the hostility and violence in the region," J&K Chief Minister said.

Day after mutilation of soldier’s body: Four Pakistan posts across LoC destroyed, says Army
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Heavy casualties inflicted in massive fire assault in Keran sector, says Army.

Kashmir Unrest: Hurriyat chairman Geelani has bandh calendar for every school except that of his grandchild
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Over the last three weeks, a number of government school buildings were set on fire by unidentified people in Kashmir with the latest such incident occurring in Baramulla.

Kashmir Unrest: Yashwant Sinha-led team meets CM Mehbooba Mufti, traders
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The delegation had held separate meetings with top separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Another Valley school set ablaze, count goes up to 19 in 3 months
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far. While police have registered cases in all the incidents, no arrests have been made.