Protest near encounter sites ‘big challenge’ for Forces

Protest near encounter sites ‘big challenge’ for Forces

Special Correspondent Srinagar, Dec 25: Recently the Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Ravideep Sahi cautioned people to stay away from encounter sites so that “rule of law prevails.” Referring to the killing of a woman in alleged forces firing during Shopian gunfight last week, Sahi said that people need to follow the […]

Can’t follow diktats: International community to Trump

Can’t follow diktats: International community to Trump

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Dec 24: International community isolating United States at the United Nations State General Assembly has put the mighty country in trouble. In fact it would have upset the President Donald Trump. An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “The unilateral decision of the President Trump to declare Jerusalem as the […]

Jammu leaders oppose Karra as new JKPCC chief

Jammu leaders oppose Karra as new JKPCC chief

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Dec 22: Speculations are rife that rebel leader of ruling Peoples Democratic Party and former Finance Minister Tariq Hameed Kara would replace Ghulam Ahmed Mir as the new chief of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) but the Congress leaders in Jammu region are opposing the move. Sources told Precious […]

In cash starved J&K, lawmakers get huge perks, allowances

In cash starved J&K, lawmakers get huge perks, allowances

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Dec 21: The Jammu and Kashmir government is leaving no stone unturned to keep the legislators and ministers happy. At present lawmakers draw huge salaries and are entitled to various benefits, including travel and health allowances. According to the media reports travel allowance of the legislators would be hiked from Rs […]

Peace still eludes Kashmir, killings continue unabated

Peace still eludes Kashmir, killings continue unabated

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Dec 20: Despite stone-pelting incidents witnessing a decline in 2017, the killings in Kashmir have not stopped. According to the figures provided by the Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir in Lok Sabha, as many as 318 people were killed in Kashmir in the current year. In 337 militancy related incidents […]

Kashmiris in outside states soft targets for extremists

Kashmiris in outside states soft targets for extremists

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Dec 19: Two Kashmiri youth beaten in Bangalore by the unknown goons has once again brought to fore that Kashmiris are not safe in outside states and they can be attacked without any reason. According to media reports, a 24-year-old hotel- management student from Kashmir and his elder brother were reportedly […]

Info deptt ‘punishes’ Precious Kashmir, Alsafa News for highlighting unfair advt distribution

Info deptt ‘punishes’ Precious Kashmir, Alsafa News for highlighting unfair advt distribution

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Dec 11: The state run Information department is yet again pushing the local dailies to edge in Kashmir by choking the advertisement flow. Officials of the Information department have taken a special liking towards daily Precious Kashmir and Alsafa News as both the newspapers have been continuously highlighting the unfair distribution […]