Sarjan Barkati released, re-arrested by police

Sarjan Barkati released, re-arrested by police

SRINAGAR: Sarjan Ahmad Wagay alias Sarjan Barkati, a charismatic crowd puller from south Kashmir, was rearrested soon after a court in Shopian released him. A local news gathering agency reported that Shopian District Court released Barkati on bail but police rearrested him immediately. Barkati was even emulated by opposition members in state’s upper house to […]

Abdullahs known for doublespeak: PDP

Abdullahs known for doublespeak: PDP

Srinagar: Senior PDP leader and cabinet minister Naeem Akhtar told media persons on Friday that the National Conference and the Congress were the main reasons why Jammu and Kashmir was in a mess. “The alliance has always brought miseries to the people. History is testimony to the fact that the coalition of these two parties […]

NC-Cong ask people to defeat ‘anti-Kashmir forces’

NC-Cong ask people to defeat ‘anti-Kashmir forces’

SRINAGAR: The PDP’s former Member of Parliament and now Congress leader Tariq Hamid Karra on Friday appealed to the people of Kashmir to unite against the RSS-BJP which has been given a passage into the Valley by its partner, the PDP. “We have to defeat anti-Muslim and anti-Article 370 forces collectively,” Karra said while addressing […]

Despite restrictions, poll boycott campaign on

Despite restrictions, poll boycott campaign on

Srinagar: Pro-freedom party Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) carried out an anti-election campaign in several poll-bound areas ahead on Friday, the party spokesperson said. The JKLF activists, according to the spokesperson, visited several areas in Budgam, Srinagar, Kulgam, Islamabad, Pattan, Shopian and Pulwama to create anti-polling awareness among locals. The activists interacted with people, […]

Arrests, raids a tactic to force people into voting: Hurriyat (G)

Arrests, raids a tactic to force people into voting: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (G) has accused the government of using recent arrest spree and night raids as a means to force people into voting in the upcoming by poll, the party spokesperson said. “Under well thought plans administration is creating a scare and appalling situation so that people are left with no option but […]

Public toilet nowhere available in Beerwah, residents cry hoarse

Public toilet nowhere available in Beerwah, residents cry hoarse

By Ishfaq Reshi Beerwah: The central Kashmir’s Beerwah town is lacking toilet facilities despite hoopla about the cleanliness drive initiated by the state and central governments. The residents say that the situation did not change despite former chief minister Omar Abdullah won his assembly seat from the area who had promised visible development in the […]

City drainage to get boost, SMC spending Rs 50 crore

City drainage to get boost, SMC spending Rs 50 crore

By Nazima Sidiq Srinagar: Drainage system is likely to be effective in capital Srinagar after a massive funding shot of Rs 50 crore was given to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC). Under the centrally-sponsored Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme coupled with World Bank’s financial support, the government is gearing up to […]

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