Free Press Journal
  • 3.49% turnout in Valley, Samba records 82% voting in Jammu and Kashmir civic polls

    Srinagar/Jammu: Just 3.49 per cent of the electorate voted in the third phase of the urban local body polls in militancy-hit Kashmir Valley, while a high turnout of 82 per cent was recorded in Jammu’s Samba district, officials said Saturday. The frontier town of Uri in Baramulla district recorded a 75.34 per cent turnout, bucking the trend in the Valley, which has witnessed low polling in the first two of the four-phase

  • An avoidable act

    It is sheer brazenness that the government has arranged to have the University Grants Commission to issue a circular to the universities to commemorate the surgical strikes against Pakistan’s terrorist launching-pads located in Occupied Kashmir. Even if we were to fully trust the claim about the surgical strikes, forcing universities to celebrate them on their second anniversary is a democratic aberration. Such things are generally associated with autocracies and closed societies. It

  • Acting Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh to continue in office, says Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said the newly appointed acting Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir shall continue in office till the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) takes a decision on the matter. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said acting DGP Dilbag Singh, who replaced S P Vaid, shall continue to operate. It asked the UPSC to take a decision within four weeks on the suitability of

  • Article 35A: All you need to know about the Article, and the controversies surrounding it

    The Supreme Court today adjourned hearing on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, which gives special rights and privileges to people of Jammu and Kashmir, saying its three-judge bench has been hearing the case and will consider whether it has to be referred to a larger bench.

  • Article 35-A: Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

    Srinagar: Life in Kashmir on Sunday came to a standstill owing to a complete shutdown called by separatist against the legal challenge in the Supreme Court on the validity of Article 35-A, which bars people from outside Jammu and Kashmir from acquiring any immovable property in the state.

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Students dangerously cross Tawi river to reach school

    Udhampur: Students of four villages risk their lives every day in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir by crossing Tawi River to reach their respective schools. This comes after the footbridge at Kugaini near Jakhed, Dudu had washed away a month back due to the high water-levels and force of the flow.

  • “Hum Kashmir mein Zabaan par chalte hain”

    It’s been a month that the lone voice has been buried in the valley after the funeral ceremony of Senior Journalist Shujaat Bukhari, Editor of Rising Kashmir, which took place on June 15. Though there is an unavowed fear among journalists, courageous journalism and reportage continue to sustain in the valley.

  • ‘Ha Gulo’ revisited: Coke Studio brings musical relief to Kashmiris

    Srinagar: Almost 70 years after it was written by revolutionary Kashmiri poet Mehjoor, Coke Studio’s twist to a traditional folk song of love and separation has earned thousands of young admirers in the valley. Coke Studio explorer released “Ha Gulo” (Oh Flower) on Wednesday. In less than 24 hours, it was viewed on the Youtube channel by thousands of music lovers throughout the world.

  • ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’ director Christopher McQuarrie may have mocked India’s political scene

    Paris: Christopher McQuarrie, who has added an Indian spin to “Mission: Impossible Fallout”, couldn’t shoot in the country, but the director hopes to revisit India to film a project someday. McQuarrie had scouted India extensively to shoot “Mission: Impossible Fallout”, but it couldn’t materialise. However, that didn’t deter him from still adding an Indian twist to the story.

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