ED issues show cause notice to Syed Ali Shah Geelani for illegal possession of USD 10000

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, asking him to explain the source of USD 10,000 “illegally” possessed by him in 2002. The foreign currency was seized during Income Tax Department raids at his residence in Srinagar’s Hyderpora area in 2002. The central probe agency issued the notice, under various sections of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), to the 87-year-old separatist leader based in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. Geelani heads the hardline faction of the Hurriyat…

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Ultras planning attacks in Srinagar,High alert sounded: Police

The police have asked the security forces deployed in Srinagar to be on an alert and take “immediate preventive measures” after intelligence inputs suggested that militants are planning to carry out attacks in the city. Three senior police officers confirmed the alert had been issued. The alert, marked “top secret” and “urgent,” was issued by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir zone. However, it was leaked on social media sites, which a senior officer said could have happened by mistake. “It is a routine alert which is issued from…

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Street Vendors, Wrong Car Parking choke Hari Singh High Street

We are on job to decongest the city roads: SMC Commissioner Illegal occupation of footpaths and roads by street vendors coupled with wrong car parking has choked the already congested Hari Singh High Street. Despite the clear instructions by the administration that the City Centre, Lal Chowk, must be completely decongested, one could see these vendors dotted along the footpaths and on roads at many places blocking both pedestrian as well as traffic movement to a large extent. The wrong car parking especially in the area from Amira Kadal Bridge…

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Tufail Matoo’s 7th Anniversary observed

On the 7th death anniversary of teenager Tufail Matoo, who was killed by teargas shell fired by police, his family pledged to continue their fight for justice. 17-year old Tufail was killed on this day in 2010 when teargas shell hit him on head near Gani Memorial Stadium at Rajouri Kadal in downtown. On Tufail’s 7th death anniversary, people from different walks of life participated in prayers at his grave in Martyrs graveyard at Eidgah. “We observe this day with the hope that perpetrators of such crimes against humanity will…

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Restriction imposed in Srinagar following Hurriyat’s shutdown call

The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to impose restrictions in seven areas of Srinagar following a shutdown call by Hurriyat leaders. Confirming the report, Srinagar Deputy Commissioner told ANI that the separatist leaders have called a bandh in Srinagar on Friday. Restrictions will be imposed in Khanyar, Maharaj Gunj, Safa Kadal, Rainawari, Kral Khud, Nowhatta Maisuma areas The separatists called for a strike and peaceful protests in Kashmir on Friday against the killing of a youth at the hands of government forces in Shopian district yesterday. They have also…

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Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover first link to be operational by Aug 31

Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today held an extensive tour of Srinagar city to take stock of the pace of work on various developmental projects. The Minister called on the officials to ensure all projects are completed within the deadline. While visiting the under construction Rambagh Flyover, the Minister expressed his satisfaction over the pace of work. The Minister was informed that more than 1 km of flyover stretch is complete with slab and other works. He was informed that the first link of the flyover connecting Amar Singh…

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Tufail Qadir ‘Militant for a week’ returns home

J&K police on Thursday said a Srinagar boy, who had reportedly joined the militant ranks, has returned home safely and is with his family. Tufail Qadir Mir, 19, had gone missing on May 24 and then surfaced in a video on Facebook wherein he was seen wielding a gun, sending the entire security apparatus in Srinagar into a tizzy. Tufail, according to police, is 34th youth who has returned home in Kashmir after joining the militant ranks, since September last year. “He (Tufail) is back and is with his family…

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Srinagar youth planned to join ISIS; deported from Turkey

A 21-year-old Kashmiri youth, who was allegedly trying to join the terror group ISIS, has been deported from Turkey to India after being picked up by the Turkish authorities, official sources here said today. Srinagar resident Afshan Parvaiz was deported from the Turkish capital of Ankara on May 25 and whisked away to an undisclosed destination by the security agencies in Delhi, the sources said. He was being assessed by various security agencies, they said. Parvaiz had left home after an argument with his father, who wanted him to join…

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Clashes at SP College trigger chaos in City Centre

Government seems to be running out of ideas to contain the anger among students in Kashmir as there is no let up in the protests. Students of SP College Srinagar on Monday staged protests against the arrest of students by police over past weeks. They were shouting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans inside the premises. As soon as the protests erupted, police reached the spot and tried to pacify the students. Witnesses said the students tried to march towards the MA Road, however the police resorted to tear gas shelling to…

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Students fight pitched battle with police at Maulana Azad Road

Clashes between students and police erupted in city’s commercial hub Lal Chowk on Tuesday. A group of students from SP Higher Secondary School (HSS) staged protests demanding release of arrested students. The trouble began after the students reached MA road and started to pelt stones. However, the police reached the spot and tried to pacify the students. Following police intervention, the situation was brought under control. However, the situation turned volatile after the students from Government Women College MA Road here took to streets after the College was over. Amid…

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