CPJ demands release of Kamran Yousuf

CPJ demands release of Kamran Yousuf

Srinagar: The Committee to Protect Journalists( CPJ)  has demanded immediate release of Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf arrested by the National Investigation Agency and charged with sedition and waging war against India. Kamran Yousuf, a 23-year-old freelance photojournalist is in custody since September 5. “Indian authorities must stop abusing their power and using heavy-handed tactics to […]

Court extends judicial custody of Salahuddin’s son

Court extends judicial custody of Salahuddin’s son

New Delhi: A court in New Delhi on Friday extended the judicial custody of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son Syed Shahid, till February 5. He was arrested last October by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a six- year old case. Special Judge O.P. Saini extended the custody after in-camera proceedings, online agency reported. […]

Kathua girl murder: J&K Govt orders magisterial probe

Kathua girl murder: J&K Govt orders magisterial probe

Jammu, Jan 19:  The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the murder of 8-year-old Kathua girl following protests by the opposition in the legislative assembly. Responding to the opposition, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs informed the House that government will hold a magisterial probe into the murder. “The concerned deputy commissioner […]

Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted to fullest extent of law: US

Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted to fullest extent of law: US

Washington, Jan 19: The United States has said that the banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) Chief Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as Washington regards him as a terrorist. Heather Nauert, Spokesperson for the US Department of State told media representatives during a regular press briefing on Friday that the […]

Samba: BSF man killed in cross-border firing

Samba: BSF man killed in cross-border firing

Srinagar: A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was killed after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Samba sector on Friday. An official identified the deceased BSF man as Head Constable Jagpal Singh of A Coy 173 battalion.

‘We’re no Ministers, are doing our job’

‘We’re no Ministers, are doing our job’

  Afaq Bhat Srinagar, Jan 18: Senior National Conference leader Ali Muhammad Sagar seems to have taken a strong note about Deputy Commissioners acting like ministers. Sagar, who is also the NC General Secretary, on Wednesday said that the PDP-BJP government has anointed District Commissioners (DC) to the level of Minister. “The DCs are announcing […]

Three civilians, BSF soldier killed as India, Pak trade fire

Three civilians, BSF soldier killed as India, Pak trade fire

Srinagar, Jan 18: Three civilians and a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier were killed as the armies of India and Pakistan traded heavy fire and shelling along the border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani military said that Indian troops from across the border have targeted villages along Kashmir, killing two women and wounding five others, […]

Situation tense along LoC: BSF DG

Situation tense along LoC: BSF DG

  Jammu, Jan 18: Director General (DG) of Border Security Force (BSF) KK Sharma on Thursday described the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir as “tensed”. “The situation is pretty tensed. A continuous ceasefire has been going along the LoC, now it’s been happening in IB […]

Omar appeals to India-Pak to maintain ceasefire on LoC, IB

  Srinagar, Jan 18: Appealing to India and Pakistan to maintain ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, working president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah said it is the people on both sides near borders who suffer the most. Reacting to fresh ceasefire violation by […]

Pak summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner

Pak summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner

  Islamabad, Jan 18: Pakistan on Thursday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to lodge strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Working Boundary in Sialkot Sector. The Foreign Office Pakistan said that despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations. The spokesman said Indian firing […]