Kashmir Life (156)

Funding case: Judicial custody of Shabir Shah extended till August 31

Srinagar A Delhi court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah, arrested on charges of money laundering'. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma extended Shah's judicial custody till August 31. The Enforcement Directorate arrested Shah on July 25 on charges of ...

Government places Mirwaiz under house detention

Srinagar The government on Wednesday placed Hurriyat Conference chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest. Put once again under #HouseArrest just four days after I was released after two months!,' Mirwaiz tweeted. Pertinently, on Tuesday, Mirwaiz in a statement announced special prayers' ...

Executive council meeting of Hurriyat underway at Geelani's residence

Srinagar A meeting of Hurriyat Conference executive council is underway at the residence of its chairperson, Syed Ali Geelani after a long period since authorities disallowed last three meetings of the amalgam. Reports said that representatives of almost every party reached the Hyderpora residence ...

Leopard mauls school teacher in Pulwama

Srinagar A Leopard along with two cubs Wednesday mauled a school teacher in Rohmoo area of Pulwama district in southern part of Kashmir. Muhammad Yousuf Mir, resident of Rahmoo Pulwama, who is presently posted at High School Tujan Pulwama, was attacked by Leopard and two cubs at Tulkhan Naad in ...

Kashmir dispute a primary obstacle to peace, stability in the region: Pakistan

Srinagar After US president Donald Trump alleged Pakistan of providing support to 'terrorists', Pakistan's foreign office on Tuesday said the “non-resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute remains the primary obstacle to peace and stability in the region.” It also denied that Pakistan ...

GDC Islamabad students clash with forces against 'hoisting of tri-colour'

Srinagar Hundreds of students of Government Degree College Islamabad on Wednesday staged a massive protest and set the hoardings of a sports event ablaze after tri-colour' was hoisted during the event, reports quoting witnesses said. They said that a sports event was underway in the College premises ...

20 cell phones, incriminating material recovered from Baramulla sub jail inmates

Srinagar Police during last night raided the Baramulla district jail and recovered 20 cell phones from the inmates, reports quoting sources said on Wednesday. They said that a joint search was conducted by Baramulla Police and Jail authorities last night in the Sub Jail Baramulla after information ...

Day 2: Para-commandos rushed to Handwara encounter site

Srinagar Handwara gunfight between militants and forces entered the second day on Wednesday as Para-Commandos were rushed to the area, reports quoting sources said. They said that Para Commandos have resumed a search operation in Hafrudha forest area of Handwara in Kupwara district to find out ...

Tarzoo Sopore without drinking water; Residents hold protests against PHE department

Srinagar The residents of Tawheedabad Tarzoo in Sopore area of Baramulla district on Wednesday held protests against the Public Health Engineering department due to the shortage of drinking water in the area. The residents said they have to travel long distances to fetch drinking water. A water ...

5 policemen injured in Pampore road mishap

Srinagar Five police personnel were injured near Pampore Wednesday morning, after a vehicle affiliated with District Police Lines Srinagar, on way to Kulgam met with an accident near Galander Pampore, reports said. 5 police personnel sustained injuries in the accident, a police official said, ...

Zilhaj moon not sighted, Eid ul Adha on September 2

Srinagar The first day of Eid ul Adha will be celebrated across Pakistan on September 2, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced, saying no credible reports of the sighting of the Zilhaj moon were received on Tuesday. The announcement was preceded by meetings of the ...

Family of youth killed during summer 2016 accuses police of harassment; Police deny

Srinagar The family of Irfan Fayaz Wani, an auto driver, who was killed last year during the summer uprising, has accused police of harassment. Irfan, a resident of Malik Angan Fateh Kadal, was killed during clashes with forces in Malaratta area of old city in Srinagar. Mother of Irfan told Kashmir ...

DDC Islamabad interacts with civil society, traders body, media fraternity

Islamabad The District Development Commissioner , Islamabad on Tuesday chaired a maiden meeting of members of civil society, traders association, media, Auqaf Committee members and representatives of different walks of life here at Dak Bungalow Islamabad. Speaking during the meeting, the DDC said ...

Written test of Junior Assistants on Aug 27 at Bandipora

Srinagar According to Chairman District Legal Services Authority Bandipora, the written examination of the candidates for the post of junior assistants will be held on 27th of August, 2017 at Government N M Higher Secondary School Kaloosa Bandipora. The examination will be of two hours duration from ...

Handwara gunfight: One militant killed, operation continues

Islamabad A militant was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with forces in Handwara area of Kupwara district in northern part of Kashmir, officials said. Forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Haphruda forest area of Handwara, 85 km's from Srinagar, following information about ...

Delhi court denies bail to Shabir Shah

Islamabad A Delhi Court on Tuesday denied bail to Kashmiri pro-freedom leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, reported a news gathering agency. Arrested on charges of money laundering, Shah had sought bail by submitting an application last week. Pertinently, Shah is languishing in Tihar Jail after he was ...

Information Department organizes cultural programme at Bhaderwah

Srinagar A cultural programme was organized by the  District Information Centre at Government Middle  School Mathola Bhaderwah, in which the local artists presented beautiful songs in the local languages including Urdu, Hindi, Dogri, Punjabi, Bhaderwahi and Kashmiri. Head Master, GMS Mathola ...

CM Mehbooba, others condole Sofi Mohi-ud-Din's demise

Srinagar Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri and Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar have condoled the demise of former Minister and ...

116 PaK residents stranded in Poonch sent back via Uri

Srinagar 116 stranded residents of Pakistan Administered Kashmir were sent back home as the cross-Line of Control bus service operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad resumed on Monday. The LoC bus service also known as Karvan-e-Aman resumed after remaining suspended since August 14. As per the ...

Governor NN Vohra meets HM Rajnath Singh

Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and discussed with him various issues, including repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, officials said. During the 30-minute meeting here, the Governor apprised Singh of the prevailing situation ...

PDP condoles death of former minister Sofi Gh Mohiuddin of Handwara

Srinagar Peoples Democratic Party   has expressed grief over the demise of  Party's senior leader and former forest minister Sofi Gh Mohiuddin of Handwara who breathed his last at his residence after a prolonged illness. In a condolence massage, Sartaj Madni of PDP termed Sofi a dedicated ...

Pathan brothers in collaboration with army to sponsor two Kashmiri youth

Srinagar The Cricket Academy of Pathans , a coaching Institute of Indian cricketers Irfan Pathan and his brother Yusuf Pathan, who have collaborated with the Indian Army, has sponsored two youngsters from Kashmir to train them in their Noida-based Academy, reports said on Tuesday. Danish Qadeer and ...

18 injured in Handwara road accident

Srinagar Eighteen passengers were injured, three of them critically, after a bus they were traveling in turned turtle in Chontipora village of Mawer area of Handwara in northern part of Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday. The accident occurred today morning when the bus was on its way to Handwara ...

Fire destroys five residential houses at Dalipora Pulwama

Umar Mukhtar Pulwama A massive fire broke out at Dalipora Pulwama Tuesday morning engulfing five residential houses. Eyewitness told Kashmir Life that at around 9:30 am today morning, fire appeared in one of the residential houses at Dalipora Pulwama and within minutes it engulfed other neighbouring ...

Supreme Court declares triple talaq 'illegal, invalid'

Srinagar The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday announced its verdict on the issue of instant triple talaq on Tuesday, terming the practice as void' and illegal'. In its judgment, the court struck down the practice, declaring it as unconstitutional' via a split decision. The five-judge bench headed ...

I have anecdotal evidence to prove I am from Kashmir: Petitioner challenging Article 35-A

Srinagar The petitioner behind the second challenge to Article 35A of the Constitution, which accords special rights and privileges to residents of Jammu and Kashmir, says she has anecdotal evidence' to suggest her family is originally from Kashmir, and that they had left it 200 years ago, Indian ...

Former PDP minister passes away

Srinagar Former minister and Peoples Democratic Party leader Sofi Ghulam Mohiuddin of Kupwara district passed away on Tuesday. He was 86. Mohiuddin breathed his last at SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura around 9 am. The deceased held the charge of Forest Ministry in Mufti Sayeed-led government ...

CBI accuses J&K police of stealing their computers

Srinagar Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday accused the Jammu and Kashmir Police of stealing the agency's computers last year. CBI officer Balbir Singh told the J&K High Court: The agency's computers had been stolen by state police led by SP headquarters and that our rooms were locked after ...

Gunfight rages in Handwara

A gunfight erupted between militants and forces in Handwara area of Kupwara district in northern part of Kashmir. Special Operations Group Handwara and Army's 6 RR cordoned off Hingnikoot Ramhal area of Handwara after specific input' about the presence of militants, sources said. They said that ...

Attempts to harm special status will be opposed tooth and nail: Hurriyat

Srinagar Hurriyat on Monday said the people of Jammu and Kashmir will not tolerate any attempt to damage or harm the special status of state and that will oppose tooth and nail' any move aimed at changing the demography. In a statement, a spokesman cautioned that any such move will further worsen ...

Power tariff debts in J&K surge to Rs 1,992 Cr

Srinagar The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has said the J&K state has been able to “poorly” realise electric charges in five years, resulting in arrears of over Rs 1,992 Cr. “The percentage of recovery of electric charges including the duty against the realisable arrears ...

DC office Srinagar accords affectionate farewell to Dr Lone

Srinagar A farewell programme in honor of the out-going deputy commissioner, Srinagar Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, was held in DC office conference hall, today. Additional Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar, VC LAWDA, VC SDA, Commissioner SMC, SSP Police, SSP Traffic, Engineers from PDD, R&B, PHE, SDMs, Naib ...

Written test for post of Jr Assistant on Aug 27 at Islamabad

Srinagar As per the notification of Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Islamabad, the written test of eligible candidates from District Islamabad who have applied for the post of Jr. Assistant in State Legal Services Authority shall be held at Govt. Degree Collage Islamabad on 27-08-2017 ...

Smart City Project: Lone, Raju appointed CEOs of newly constituted SPVs

Srinagar Giving a push to the Smart City Project for the twin capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu, the Government today formally appointed the Chief Executive Officers for the implementation of the ambitious project. According to the orders issued by the General Administration Department , Dr ...

CM chairs BoD meeting of Leh Dev Authority, calls for creating eco-friendly tourist assets

Leh Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed on creating eco-friendly tourist assets which are in tune with local aesthetic taste and ecology. Chairing a review meeting of Leh Tourism Development Authority here today, the Chief Minister directed the officers to complete the works taken up for ...

Hurriyat demands probe into the killing of Shopian student

Srinagar Hurriyat Conference Monday demanded probe into the killings of Gowher Ahmad and Hilal Ahmad Malik of Shopian. In a statement issued here, Hurriyat Conference demanded an impartial probe into the killing and said that mysterious and innocent killings should be a matter of concern for us. ...

Div Com reviews rehabilitation of affected shopkeepers of Jehangir Chowk

Srinagar Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday convened a meeting to review the status of rehabilitation of shopkeepers affected due to the construction of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover. Director ERA, Commissioner SMC, Deputy Director Planning, Assistant Commissioner Nazool, ...

Dy Speaker for augmenting communication facilities in Gurez

Srinagar Deputy Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today convened a meeting with the officials of telecommunications services providers including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Airtel for providing better communication facilities to the people of Gurez. In the ...

Mehbooba announces Rs 10 Cr additional funds for LAHDC Leh

Srinagar Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is here on the second leg of her three day tour of Ladakh region, on Monday announced a grant of Rs. Ten crore to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council , Leh for completing various on-going projects and also meeting some past liabilities. The Chief ...

JKHDC employees without salaries for last 7 months, write to FinMin Drabu

Srinagar The Employees of Jammu and Kashmir Handloom Development Corporation on Monday said that they have not been paid the salaries for the last seven months for the want of budgetary subventions. The employees said that this has led to starvation of their families and requested the finance ...

Indian agencies killed Shopian student, says Hizb

Srinagar Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has accused Indian agencies of killing a youth in Shopian district, saying Kashmiri youth with freedom loving spirit always remain on the radar of Government agencies'. Pertinently, bullet riddled body of a youth identified as Gowhar Ahmad Dar of Urpara ...

Dead body found at Achabal under mysterious circumstances: Police

Srinagar Islamabad Police on Monday recovered a body in a mysterious condition at Achabal. A police statement said: Today at about 9.30 hrs Police Station Achabal, Islamabad received an information that body of one Shabir Ahmad Wani son of Ab Rehman Wani resident of Wakilbalan Shangas Achabal ...

Arms, ammunition recovered during search operation in Ganderbal

Srinagar Forces on Monday recovered arms and ammunition during a search operation in a forest area of Kangan in Ganderbal district. Reports said that acting on information, a joint party of SOG Ganderbal and 24 RR launched a search operation in Chokinar Akhal forest area of Kangan in Ganderbal ...

7-yr-old washed away in flash floods in Udhampur

Srinagar A 7-year-old boy was washed away in flash floods in a river in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two others were rescued. Reports said that three children of laborers from Rajasthan were playing close to a river in Birma Pul on the outskirts of Udhampur town last evening when the trio ...

President Kovind arrives for a day's visit to Leh

Srinagar President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday arrived a Leh on a day's visit to Jammu and Kashmir. This is Kovind's first visit outside Delhi after assuming office earlier this month. Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, senior ministers, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat and other ...

3 Kashmiri students booked in Hyderabad for allegedly disrespecting 'National Anthem'

Srinagar Hyderabad police has booked three Kashmiri engineering students for allegedly disrespecting the Nationahaventhem by allegedly not standing when it was being played in a cinema hall at Hyderabad. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when the three students studying at a private ...

Hundreds participate in the funeral prayers of slain 'Cable Operator' in Shopian

Srinagar Hundreds of people on Monday participated in the funeral prayers of the cable operator who was killed by unknown gunmen outside the district hospital in Shopian. Identified as Hilal Ahmad Malik, 35, he was running Shopian's main cable network for last more than 15 years. He had multiple ...

Former PDP Panch's dead body found in Islamabad village

Srinagar The dead body of a 45-year-old former panch of People's Democratic Party was found in mysterious conditions near his residence in Shangus area of Islamabad district in southern part of Kashmir on Monday. Reports said that the body of Shabir Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Rehman of Wakeelbalan, ...

Businessman slips to death from a Zabarwan hill

SRINAGAR: A young businessman Suhail Raja was trekking in the Zabarwan belt of Srinagar. He is reported to have slipped and fell down. This has led to his death. Basically from Mazhama in Tangmarg, his family had earlier shifted to Sopore and then migrated to Srinagar. Suhail is reported to have ...

Militants involved in the killing of cable network owner identified: Police

Srinagar Militants who killed cable operator Hilal Ahmad Malik Sunday evening have been identified, claims police. In a late evening statement, police spokesman said that on the basis of human and technical intelligence police identified the militants who killed the cable network owner Hilal Ahmad ...