Sumir Kaul

Sketching in Madrassas to women empowerment; Mumbai-based artist starts ‘Missal Kashmir’

Sketching in Madrassas to women empowerment; Mumbai-based artist starts ‘Missal Kashmir’

Srinagar: From taking colours and sketch books inside ‘Madrassas’ for encouraging children to channelise their creativity to motivating women to take up self-employment, Mumbai-based artist Rouble Nagi has started a programme ‘Missal Kashmir’, calling the Valley a “land of infinite possibilities”. Born into an army family in Jammu and a graduate from the Slade School […]

 Sumir Kaul

Former J&K chief ministers to lose SSG security cover

Former J&K chief ministers to lose SSG security cover

Srinagar/New Delhi: Four former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, including Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad, are likely to lose their Special Security Group (SSG) protection as the union territory’s administration has decided to wind up the elite unit established in 2000, officials said on Thursday. The move comes a little over 19 months after […]

 Sumir Kaul

Rescued from ISIS dragnet in 2017, Kashmiri youth slips again and lands in jail

Rescued from ISIS dragnet in 2017, Kashmiri youth slips again and lands in jail

Srinagar: After being rescued from the clutches of banned ISIS terror group from Turkey in 2017, Afshan Parvez has been found to be a sleeper cell of a terror module in Jammu and Kashmir that is promoting the armed crusade against the sovereignty of the country, officials here said on Sunday. Parvez, a resident of […]

 Sumir Kaul

Govt needs to give sense of security to people cutting across religions in J&K: Omar

Govt needs to give sense of security to people cutting across religions in J&K: Omar

New Delhi: Voicing concern over the recent killing of civilians, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said “everyone is feeling unsafe”, and asked the administration to give the people a sense of security cutting across religions. Pointing out that terror attacks in the Union Territory this year had claimed the lives […]

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Investigations into IAF base attack show involvement of non-state actors: DGP

Investigations into IAF base attack show involvement of non-state actors: DGP

Srinagar, Jul 20 (PTI)  Drones have added a new dimension to security threats from terror groups and investigations into the attack on the Jammu IAF station last month, show involvement of non-state actors, supported by state actors such as the ordnance factory of Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday. He also […]

 Sumir Kaul

‘Kral Koor’ attempts to revive age-old pottery in Kashmir with Bengaluru touch

‘Kral Koor’ attempts to revive age-old pottery in Kashmir with Bengaluru touch

Srinagar: Saima Shafi is a civil engineer in the Public Works Department of Jammu and Kashmir but she is better known as ‘Kral Koor’, Kashmiri for ‘potter girl’ in the Valley and online. She is doing the task of bringing a centuries-old tradition back to modern Kashmiri kitchens — use of earthen utensils — thanks […]

 Sumir Kaul

Shopian encounter: Police charge sheet says Army captain, 2 others attempted to destroy evidence

Shopian encounter: Police charge sheet says Army captain, 2 others attempted to destroy evidence

Shopian: The Army captain involved in the fake encounter in Kashmir’s Shopian district last July and two other civilian accused haven’t provided any information about the source of weapons planted on the three slain youths and had also attempted to destroy the evidence, a police charge sheet said. Captain Bhoopendra Singh had also provided wrong […]

 Sumir Kaul

Mobile phones ring in remotest villages of border district of Kupwara

Mobile phones ring in remotest villages of border district of Kupwara

Kupwara: Two decades after the launch of mobile telephony in Jammu and Kashmir, cell towers have been erected in three remote villages in Kupwara district giving cellular connectivity and hope for a better future to about 10,000 locals. The three villages — Machil, Dudi and Posh Wari — are located just 100 to 160 kms […]

 Sumir Kaul

Army completes SoV in Shopian encounter

Army completes SoV in Shopian encounter

Srinagar: The Army has completed the Summary of Evidence against two of its men involved in July’s Amshipura encounter in South Kashmir’s Shopian district in which three civilians were killed and a possible court martial could take place after completion of formalities, officials said. General Officer in Command of the strategically located XV Corps Lt […]

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Farooq Abdullah calls for restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, pins hopes on SC

Farooq Abdullah calls for restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, pins hopes on SC

New Delhi: As the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status is set to complete one year on August 5, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday called for restoration of its statehood and hoped the Supreme Court would render justice by striking down the repeal of Article 370 provisions. In his first media interview […]