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Shutdown affects life in Kashmir

Srinagar: A separatist called protest shutdown on Thursday affected life in the Kashmir Valley although authorities did not impose any restrictions. “There will be no restrictions anywhere in the city today,” a senior police official told IANS. “Adequate deployment of security forces has been made in sensitive areas to ensure peace.” Authorities placed senior separatist

J&K govt working with Centre for transferring two NHPC projs

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has said it is working out modalities with the Centre for return of two power projects from NHPC to the state. “The state government is working out modalities on how to get at least two power projects from NHPC. “Several discussions have taken place between the Centre and Jammu and

Pak flags displayed during Hurriyat procession in Kashmir

Srinagar: Pakistani flags were displayed today during a procession led by moderate Hurriyat Conference chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in old city of Srinagar. Masked men were holding the Pakistani flags when the separatist leader took out the procession from Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area as part of a series of events organised on the eve

Freeze cost, time period of projects before taking them up: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief MinisterMehbooba Mufti has asked all executing agencies in the state to take up projects only after their costs and timelines have been frozen by indenting departments, saying government cannot afford cost overruns and delays in completion of projects. All indenting departments should henceforth consult the executing agencies beforehand, so that

Handwara incident: Girl was pressurised into giving statement, says family

Srinagar: The family of the girl, whose alleged harassment led to a spate of violence in Kashmir, today claimed that she was pressurised into giving a video statement denying she was molested and has approached Court seeking an independent probe into the incident. “My girl is just 16 years old and was alone in the police


 Toll rises to five in the unrest that began on Tuesday.  Kupwara district has been witnessing trouble. Srinagar: Volatile situation prevailed in Kashmir on Friday with one more youth getting killed and 47 others, including over 40 security personnel, being injured in clashes which rocked many parts of the valley, spreading beyond Kupwara, the epicentre of the

Valley continues to reel under clashes; 3 injured

Srinagar: Sporadic incidents of clashes between stone-pelting mobs and security forces were reported from a number of places in Kashmir on Thursday even as curfew-like restrictions continued for the second day and mobile internet services were suspended in some areas in view of tension. A policeman and two civilians were injured in violence and clashes