Kashmiri prisoners victims of political vendetta?

Special Correspondent Srinagar, Nov 29: Kashmiri political prisoners facing harassment and “physical torture” at New Delhi’s Tihar Jail have evoked a sharp reaction in the Valley. Many people believe that such moves are a part of “political vendetta” and Kashmiri prisoners have become the soft targets. It’s in place to mention here that 18 Kashmiris […]

Farooq stirs hornet’s nest, keeps hardliners busy

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 28: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah has stirred the hornet’s nest first by stating that Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) would remain with Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir would continue to be the part of India and now by daring people sitting in New Delhi to hoist the tri-colour at Lal […]

PDD’s new offer, more power cuts

PDD’s new offer, more power cuts

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 27: As the winter chill is increasing, the power scenario in Kashmir is deteriorating fast the Power Development Department (PDD) has warned about possibility about more power cuts in coming days if the consumers fail to utilize the electricity judiciously. Chief Engineer PDD Shahnaz Goni on Sunday hinted at the […]

Amnesty to first time offenders ‘perturbs’ hardliners

Amnesty to first time offenders ‘perturbs’ hardliners

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 23: The Centre’s interlocutor on Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma toeing a soft line has apparently disturbed the hardliners in New Delhi and even a few hardliners in BJP’s state unit. Sources told Precious Kashmir that state BJP leaders too are unhappy with the decision of the Centre to grant amnesty to first […]

Unfair advertisement distribution: For Info deptt colour, black and white newspapers are same!   

Unfair advertisement distribution: For Info deptt colour, black and white newspapers are same!   

Precious Kashmir News Srinagar, Nov 20: For the state run Information there is no difference between a colour and black and white newspapers being published in Kashmir. A reply under Right to Information Act sought by a newspaper owner has revealed that Department of Information and Public Relations doesn’t differentiate between a colour and a […]

Info deptt back to its old tactics, ‘powerful’ officials don’t care!

Info deptt back to its old tactics, ‘powerful’ officials don’t care!

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 19: Despite remaining in news for resorting to unfair distribution of the government advertisements, the state run Information department is continuing with its “vendetta policy” towards the local dailies being published from Srinagar. Since the day Information portfolio has been taken back from Chaduary Zulfikar the officials of the department have […]

PDP leaders trying to blame BJP for ‘failures’!

PDP leaders trying to blame BJP for ‘failures’!

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Nov 17: Peoples Democratic Party is trying to blame its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party for failing to deliver as PDP leaders are trying to create a notion that they have got nothing to do with the corruption prevalent in the system and the controversies being raked by the leaders of the […]