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Kathua Rape and Murder case: People in JK demand justice ‘Accused should be hanged as it deserves no mercy’

Srinagar, Mar 17 (KNS): Demanding justice in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, an open solidarity forum named 'Justice for Asifa', on Saturday held a demonstration here at Pratab Park.
“The Hindu right-wing people under the banner of Hindu Ekta Manch have shamelessly supported the accused in the rape and murder case and have adopted extreme steps to threaten and intimidate the Gujjars and Bakerwals, who are struggling to resist this assault on them,” said a protestor.
He said that this gruesome act is not just an individual act of sexual violence but a premeditated and collective punishment on the minority community in order to force them out of their traditional homes.
Another protestor said that this rape-murder of a minor is part of a well thought out conspiracy to attack the Gujjar and Bakerwal community which historically has been marginalized by the government and the majority population as well.
He added that such gruesome incident must cannot be seen as an iso…

Muzaffar Beigh led delegation calls on Defence Minister Discuss construction of Sadhna Tunnel

Jammu, Mar 16 (KNS): A delegation lead by Member Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Beigh today met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to follow up on the issue of construction of Sadhna tunnel on Kupwara-Karnah road already raised by the Chief Minister with Defence Minister. MP Nazir Ahmad Laway, Mir Fayaz, MLA Raja Manzoor, MLC Javid Mirchal were part of the delegation.
The legislators apprised the minister about the problems faced by the people of Kupwara especially Karnah as the road to Karnah remains closed for more than six months owing to heavy snow
They said construction of the tunnel at Sadhna would make the road an all-weather link and help save the lives of the people besides being important with defence point of view.
They apprised that ten civilians and a border roads organisation (BRO) officer were killed earlier this year in an avalanche at Sadhna top.
The Defence Minister gave patient hearing to the delegation and said that Chef Minister has already raised the issue with her and …

Two militants killed in Balhama encounter: Police Thousands attend funeral prayers of slain militant

Srinagar, Mar 16 (KNS): Two militants were killed in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in Balhama area of Khonmoh on Thursday afternoon, police said. The encounter raged in the area after the militants fired upon the PSOs of BJP leader, resulting in injuries to a cop who was guarding the leader.
The forces launched search operation following which the militants took shelter in the building in Balhama.
Police said that the two militants who were holed up in the building were killed in the gunfight.
"#Balhama update Two dead bodies of the militants recovered from the site.Identity is being ascertained.Injured CRPF personnel is stable," police tweeted on its official twitter handle.
Later, police in its another tweet informed that the slain militants killed in the gunfight were identified
Police said that the two slain militants have been identified as Rasiq Nabi Bhat of Tral and Shabir Dar of Awantipora.
“Balhama update. the two militants who were killed have been …

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Hurriyat (M) demands appointment of UNHRs special representative for Kashmir to look HR abuses ‘Indian forces enjoy complete impunity in Kashmir’

United Nations, Mar 15: Hurriyat Conference (M) has demanded the appointment of a UN Human Rights special representative for Kashmir to look in to the grotesque Human Rights abuses by the Indian forces in Kashmir, a spokesman said on Wednesday. As a rare gesture, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights attended the meeting. Besides, 500 representatives of the civil society across the globe also participated on the occasion.
Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Convener Hurriyat Conference Azad Kashmir chapter, while addressing the meeting raised the issues of extra judicial killings, fake encounters, enactment of draconian laws, indiscriminate use of Pellet Guns, and denial of right to travel for APHC leaders in Kashmir.
He told the conference that Indian forces enjoy complete impunity and this situation has drastically increased human rights violations in Kashmir.
Naqshbandi demanded the appointment of a Special UN Representative on the situation in Kashmir.
The meeting assumes …

Geelani condemns arrest of four sons, son in law of Syed Salah-u-Din Terms move a desperate attempt on part of India to cow down pro-freedom leadership

Srinagar, Mar 15 (KNS): Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani has strongly condemned the arrest of four sons and son in law of United Jihad Council Chief Syed Salah-u-Din ,including Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Syed Javed Ahmad Syed Ab Wahid, Syed Ab Mueed and Syed Umar Farooq by India’s National Investigation Agency. In a statement issued to KNS, Syed Ali Geelani termed the move a desperate attempt on the part of India to cow down pro-freedom leadership.
Hurriyat (G) Chairman said, Syed Salahuddin is a forerunner and a prominent figure in freedom movement and has dedicated his whole life for the sacred cause. “It is a vain attempt to break and weaken Syed Salahuddin’s commitment to the movement,” he said, reiterating that such cowardly and suppressive measures could not dampen the passion and commitment of the pro-freedom leadership.
Geelani stated that last year on October 23 his elder son Syed Shahid Yusuf was arrested by same agency on fabricated charges and detained him in Tihar…

Kashmir likely to get relief from power crisis; Govt set to announce new power curtailment

Srinagar, Mar 15 (KNS): As the winter ended, the Power Development Department is set to issue a new power curtailment schedule within next week for the Kashmir valley.
For winters, the PDD had announced power curtailment schedule in November last year where the metered areas are subjected to 21 hours of weekly cut and non-metered 42 hours.
While an official of the PDD said that there will be improvement in power supply in the coming days. “A new schedule will be announced in the next few days and will give big relief to people from power problems,” the official told KNS. “We will be holding meeting and decided power schedule for the summers. I think the schedule will be same as was during last summer,” the official added.
The PDD had announced power curtailment schedule in both metered and non-metered areas days after the Civil Secretariat; highest seat of power was shifted to Jammu for six months.
However people believe that the curtailment in metered areas was against the norms where th…

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WhatsApp Message Delete Feature Reportedly Fixed to Prevent Exploits

WhatsApp has silently improved 'Delete for Everyone' feature
There is an upgraded algorithm to block revoke requests for some users
WhatsApp for iOS has extended the delete message feature
WhatsApp has silently improved the 'Delete for Everyone' feature with an ability to block revoke requests for some users. The new improvement emerges days after the WhatsApp beta for Android received an update to give users 4,096 seconds to delete a message - a substantial increase over the original seven-minute window. That 4,096-second limit had reportedly been exploited using a modded version of WhatsApp following its launch to delete messages that were even three years old. It had also been exploited to let anyone, not just the sender, delete messages. The instant messaging app has now, therefore, added a 'Block revoke request' feature. WhatsApp for iPhone has also separately been updated with an extended Delete for Everyone limit to one hour, eight minutes, and 16 …

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JKSSB declares 38 selection lists for 380 posts

‘Selection lists are mainly of Finance department for different posts’

Jammu, Mar 13 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today declared 38 Selection Lists for 380 posts at the 136thmeeting of the Board convened here today under the chairpersonship of Dr Simrandeep Singh, Chairman, JKSSB.The meeting was attended by the Members of the Board including Rahul Sharma, Musheer Ahmad Mirza, Anil Koul, Dr Nirupa Rai, Mohammad Saleem Malik, Ajay Sharma, Nawab Din, Vivek Sharma and Rachna Sharma. Secretary of Board and Controller Examinations, Tassaduq Hussain was also present at the meeting.
According to a JKSSB spokesman, the selection lists are mainly of Finance department, for different posts which were notified vide different advertisements in the year 2015.
He said the selections include for the state cadre posts of Inspector (Excise) and divisional cadre posts of Sub-Inspector (Excise). “Various district cadre posts of Account Assistants were also filled,” he said a…

CM chairs Islamia College Governing Board meeting

Mehbooba appreciates Islamia College for attaining excellence, educational spread

Jammu, Mar 13 (KNS): Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has complimented the Islamia College management, staff and students for its good work including attaining excellent ranking in the NAAC accreditation. She has also appreciated the role of the college in the educational spread in its catchment areas over the decades.

The Chief Minister made these observations while chairing the Governing Board meeting of the Islamia College of Science & Commerce, Srinagar here today. The Chief Minister is the chairperson of the Board.Minister for Education & Finance, Syed Altaf Bukhari was present in the meeting.Mehbooba Mufti directed construction of more accommodation for classrooms, labs, staff rooms etc. in view of the increasing need. She directed the college authorities to undertake the constructions in phased manner to avoid cost overruns and ensure early completions. She also directed establishment of a mul…

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Bashir Ahmad Khan late Monday evening informed that all schools, higher secondary institutions and colleges will remain open tomorrow.


Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Bashir Ahmad Khan late Monday evening informed that all schools, higher secondary institutions and colleges will remain open tomorrow.

Talking to KNS Khan said: “Schools will remain open from Tuesday. In a review meeting, we decided that all government schools, higher secondary institutions and colleges in the valley will remain open tomorrow,” the Div com said.

Schools in Srinagar and some areas of south Kashmir were closed on Monday after the killing of three militants in an encounter in Anantnag area. One of the slain militants belonged to the city.

Meanwhile, dismissing the rumours about further holidays in schools, the Director School Education, Kashmir G N Itoo Monday said that all schools in the Valley shall remain open from Tuesday.

Talking to KNS he said, “Schools will remain open from Tuesday. As per situation concerned Deputy Commissioners will take a call whether schools need to be closed in any area or…

Schools to remain open from Tuesday: Dir Edu

Srinagar, March 12 (KNS): Dismissing the rumours about further holidays in schools, the Director School Education, Kashmir G N Itoo Monday said that all schools in the Valley shall remain open from Tuesday.

Talking to KNS he said, “Schools will remain open from Tuesday. As per situation concerned Deputy Commissioners will take a call whether schools need to be closed in any area or not. But from our side orders are clear to keep schools open.”

Schools in Srinagar and some areas of south Kashmir were closed on Monday after the killing of three militants in an encounter in Anantnag area. One of the slain militants belonged to the city. (KNS)

UJC pays tribute to slain Hakoora militants Says their sacrifices won’t go waste

Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): United Jihad Council (UJC) on Monday paid tributes to three slain militants who were killed in Hakoora village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, the UJC spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain quoted the UJC chief, Syed Salah-ud-din said, “The youth have rendered sacrifices and to remember their sacrifices is our first responsibility.”
He said that “the sacrifices rendered by the youth won’t go waste and bear the fruit shortly.” (KNS)

PDP appeals Govt to waive off artisans’ loan on Kissan credit card loan pattern

‘Measure vital to get incapacitated artisans out of crises’ Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday appealed the government to waive off the loans of the Kashmiri artisans who have been reeling under the uncertain times and finding it earn livelihood for their families.

A delegation of Kashmiri artisans led by their president Riyaz Ahmad Shah on Monday met the PDP’s Srinagar district president and Upper House Member Mohammad Khurshid Alam at the party headquarters here and raised the issues pertaining to the artisans of Kashmir Valley.
The delegation stated that after the catastrophic floods of the year 2014, the community has been reeling under crises and that the Artisan Credit Card Holders (ACCHs) have been striving to repay their loans.
They added that their business continue to incur heavy losses since the 2014 floods as it demanded their massive infrastructure- leaving thousands of families in distress and without livelihood.
The delegation added that there a…

Dental College students strike enters fourth day Appeal CM, Health Minister to intervene

Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): The strike by Government Dental College as students here has entered into fourth day with the government taking no action against the professor against who is alleged to harass students of the college. All the students of undergraduate and post graduate have been off from their class work from the last four days, demanding action against Prof Muhammad Mushtaq and removal of caretaker principal Dr Reyaz Farooq.

The students, including girls, assembled outside the office of the Principal and raised slogans against the college authorities for not taking action against Dr Muhammad Mushtaq.
Dr Mushtaq, who is the head of the Orthodontics Department of the GDCH and also guide of postgraduate students, has been accused of harassing and forcing his students to do his personal work, including car washing, asking the students to ferry his family members to the airport and children to school.
The students also alleged that the Dr Mushtaq forces them to do manual jobs at his p…

Hurriyat (M) pays tribute to slain Hakoora militants Says priceless sacrifices of youth will always be safeguarded

Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday paid tributes to the three youth martyred in Hakoora area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district—Muhammad Eisa Fazili, Syed Owais Shafi and Sabzar Ahmed Sofi, stating that the priceless sacrifices of Kashmiri youth will always be safeguarded.
In a statement issued to KNS, the Hurriyat (M) spokesman said that Kashmiri people were still dealing with the shock of the Shopian killing by army firing, when three young and educated youth were killed in an encounter.

The spokesman asked how long will we the people of Kashmir be shouldering the coffins of our loved ones as the fact remains that it is the policy of extreme repression and suppression by New Delhi which is pushing the young and educate youth to pick up arms as a means of resistance to it.
The spokesman said that it is because of the lingering Kashmir dispute that the region is witnessing unending bloodbath everywhere. 
He said that Kashmir dispute has to be addressed and resolve…

Malik, Kalwal arrested by police JKLF pays tribute to slain Hakoora militants

Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal were today arrested by police and incarcerated at police station Kothi Bagh, a spokesman said on Monday.

In a statement issued to KNS the spokesman said that “Police today early morning cordoned the residence of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and arrested him.”
JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal went to see him at police station Kothi Bagh where police arrested him too and lodged him alongwith Malik. 
While strongly condemning these arrests, JKLF has said that Jammu Kashmir has been turned into a police state where to stop any protest or political activity leaders are arrested incarcerated, police as a whole are placed under custody by imposing curfew and restriction and not only this but education as also barred by shutting down schools and colleges . 
“All this is being done by so-called rulers who shamelessly call themselves as democrats a…

Police statement regarding the encounter of Anantnag

12th March 2018 Police statement regarding the encounter of AnantnagAnantnag, March 12: Pursuing credible leads of presence of millitants SFs started search in the Hakoora area of Anantnag district . While the search was going on the hiding millitants fired upon the search party .The fire was retaliated by the security forces ensuing an encounter. In the said encounter ,3 millitants were killed which include Eesa Fazli of Srinagar, Syed Owais of kokernag
and a third millitant whose Identity is being ascertained. In the process arms and ammunition which include AK 47 rifles ,pistols ,hand grenades etc were recovered from the encounter site.Further in the said incident no collateral damage has taken place. It is pertinent to mention that among the killed militants ,one was involved in a recent attack on a police guard post at Soura in which one police constable was killed. In this connection a case has been registered and investigation has been started under the relevant provisions of the law …
BOSE postpones exams today12th March BOSE postpones exams today Srinagar, March 12  JK Board of School Education (BOSE) on Monday postponed all exams scheduled for today. “All

Train suspended in Kashmir; internet speed reduced in Srinagar

Train suspended in Kashmir; internet speed reduced in Srinagar

 12th March 2018

  Srinagar, March 12: In wake of the militant killings in Anantnag district, authorities on Monday suspended train services in Kashmir

Donald Trump believes North Korea will 'honour its commitment' not to carry out missile tests

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