Naveed Iqbal


J&K Governor NN Vohra calls all-party meeting today
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Heads of all political parties in the state have been invited to attend the meeting at 4.30 pm in Raj Bhavan. Former PWD Minister Naeem Akhtar told The Indian Express that Mufti would appoint “a senior party leader to attend the meeting”.

Jammu and Kashmir sites await UNESCO heritage tag as state sits on nominations
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

According to UNESCO’s procedure for inscription, once a site has been named in a country’s “tentative list” for consideration by the World Heritage Committee, “a State Party can plan when to present a nomination file”.

At Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid on last Friday of Ramzan — and ceasefire
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

As soon as the namaz ends, at about 2.35 pm, the youths bring out the flags, the banners and the slogans and begin a march towards Nowhatta police station.

Protests over youth crushed by CRPF vehicle, grenade blasts put Srinagar on edge
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Qaiser Amin Bhat, who was among the hundreds who had turned out to protest against the firing of tear gas shells outside the Jama Masjid on May 25, was knocked down by a CRPF vehicle at Srinagar’s Nowhatta.

Srinagar arrest order: Filling jails no option, police counsel and then release beggars
Wed, May 30, 2018

Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, who passed the order in his capacity as District Magistrate, said beggars create “massive nuisance” for the public, especially at traffic signals.

24 injured in clash between protesters, security forces in Srinagar
Sat, May 26, 2018

According to police sources, the police and CRPF were deployed in the area “to facilitate the worshippers and prevent any untoward incident” on the second Friday of Ramzan.

Deputy Commissioner orders arrest of beggars in Srinagar, 70 held
Fri, May 25, 2018

The police officer, who passed the order in his capacity as Srinagar District Magistrate, said that beggars create “massive nuisance” for the public, especially at traffic signals.

In Valley, hope for peace up as PM Modi lands today
Sat, May 19, 2018

The separatist leadership in the Valley has called for a march to Lal Chowk to protest against Modi’s visit and also announced a shutdown on Saturday.

Ramzan ceasefire in Ground Zero Shopian: ‘Maybe if there’s peace for a month we will find hope’
Fri, May 18, 2018

For, this is South Kashmir’s Shopian, Ground Zero of the resurgence of armed militancy in the Valley, the town where Hizbul commander Burhan Wani posed for a picture with 12 associates a year before he was shot dead.

J&K Police books second person over abusive tweets
Tue, May 15, 2018

Stating that tweets were "hurtful and attract penalties under law", police have requested Twitter India authorities to block the users and sought their details so that they can be booked under law.

J&K abolishes stamp duty for property in women’s names
Sat, May 12, 2018

“Pleased to announce that we have abolished stamp duty on the sale of property registered in the name of females. This incentive will encourage families to register their properties in the name of their sisters, daughters, wives & mothers,” tweeted Mehbooba Mufti.

Three militants shot in Srinagar, police car runs over youth
Sun, May 06, 2018

Govt says incident ‘looks deliberate’, militant given gun salute at grave

J-K: Won’t sit next to window again, says 11-year-old injured in Shopian school bus attack
Fri, May 04, 2018

The bus driver, Javaid Ahmad, who was ferrying more than 30 students from Kellar area in Shopian to Rainbow International School, roughly 20 km away, said he did not see it coming.

JK Rowling’s tweet to 12-year-old in J&K’s Doda leaves her spellbound
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

After Rowling’s response to her tweet, Sabbah Haji replied, “Shoutout to the very gracious J K Rowling. This tweet framed for ever in our school hallway.”

In Valley, Lanka MP teaches rugby, bets on sports to ‘change discourse’
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

The eldest son of former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Namal and a team of six coaches from the country has been training more than 60 rugby players from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir for the past week.

Kathua gangrape and murder: Kunan Poshpora rape victims ask, ‘What is stopping Mufti from helping us?’
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

One of the victims said, “When I heard about what happened with the eight-year-old in Kathua, I felt the horror that I underwent repeat itself in my mind. No one can understand the pain that the little girl would have gone through better than us.”

Kathua victim’s mother: ‘The girl who loved horses, meadows… now in a lonely grave’
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Sitting under a bridge, just short of Manwal near Udhampur, on way to Kargil, the Bakerwal woman says looking at any of her daughter’s possessions would leave a lump in her throat.

Kathua rape case: On the Bakerwal migrant trail, a long march under death’s shadow
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Kathua rape case: Around 90 km away, up a dirt track in Udhampur, the victim’s biological father is busy attending to what’s left of his family. His wife is away, collecting firewood. Her eyes well up as she returns to where the horses were grazing.

Kashmir SHO airlifted to Delhi after stone hits him
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

The SHO was rushed to Srinagar’s Police hospital with a skull fracture and an eye injury. He was then treated at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences as his injury was reported to be critical.

Anantnag: Minutes before son was killed in encounter, a mother’s plea for surrender
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

On Wednesday, the fourth day since Rouf Khanday was killed in the Dialgam encounter, his mother is a portrait of composure. He was one of two militants in the house of Mohammad Asadullah Khan in Dialgam village on Saturday evening.