May 2017

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After four days, normal life resumes in Kashmir barring Pulwama

Srinagar: Normal life resumed in Kashmir Wednesday after three days of shutdown and curfew-like restrictions following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat in an encounter in Tral on Saturday. Shops, business units, offices opened today, while traffic was moving normally on major roads in Srinagar and other towns in the Valley. The Srinagar-Jammu

Geelani rejects bilateral talks

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday out rightly rejected bilateral talks and said that there will be no talks till India accepts Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory. We’ll never beg for talks, said Geelani and added that authorities in Delhi are irrational, following fanatical dogma, lack political understanding and are not

Kashmir resolution an article of faith with PDP: Sartaj Madani

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice President, Mohammad Sartaj Madani Wednesday said that resolution of Kashmir issue is an article of faith with the party and forms core of the vision of the its patron Mufti Mohammad Syed. In a statement issued to KNS Madani said that Mufti Mohammad Syed earned good will across the

Class work in HSSs, colleges to remain suspended in South, Central Kashmir on June 1

Srinagar: The class work in various districts of Kashmir shall remain suspended on June 01 (Thursday) as a precautionary measure. According to District Magistrate Srinagar, Class work in all colleges and Higher Secondary Schools of District Srinagar shall remain suspended. The staff shall remain present in their respective institutions. In Budgam, class work in all

Closure of educational institutions by authorities marring career of students: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday condemned continuous detention of pro-freedom leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Gh Ahmad Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, and Mohd Yasin Ataie. Geelani as per the statement issued to KNS, expressed his

Four policemen injured in Sopore attack; PDP leader, nephew shot, injured

Srinagar: Four policemen were injured after militants hurled a grenade towards them in Sopore Town of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Wednesday. According to a police official, militants at 4:20pm lobbed the grenade at cops near police station Sopore which exploded with large bang. He said four policemen sustained splinter injuries due to grenade

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Crime against women lesser than 2015

Srinagar: Director General of Police, Dr. SP Vaid today released the annual edition of crime gazette for the year 2016 for which the data has been collected, tabulated and maintained by Crime Record Bureau, presented and released in the form of book. Speaking on the occasion, DGP complemented the Crime Branch J&K for publishing the

Governor congratulates SKUAST-K for developing footrot vaccine

Srinagar: A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology- Kashmir (SKUAST-K) and M/S Soft Biotech Private Limited, New Delhi, in the presence of Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan. As per this Agreement, signed by Dr. M.Y. Zargar, Director Research SKUAST-K and

Policeman found dead in car

Srinagar: A policeman was found dead in his car at Cheshmahi area on Srinagar outskirsts. A J&K Police official said that Head Constable Sheetal Singh was found dead in his personal car at Cheshmahi. “It was not immediately clear how he has died. We are looking into the matter and after medico-legal formalities, his body

Zulfkar for availability of essentials, frequent marketing checking

SRINAGAR: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today directed concerned officers of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) to ensure that all possible steps are taken so that people do not face any kind of difficulty during the holy month of Ramadhan. Speaking

Dy CM reviews Mela Kheer Bhawani arrangements

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today directed the officers to synergize their efforts to ensure smooth conduct of ensuing Kheer Bhawani Mela, maintaining that it is one of the most important religious festivals of Kashmiri Pandits. The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with officers during his review meeting to oversee the arrangements

Keep Army away from your political agenda: Tarigami to GoI

Srinagar: CPI (M) senior leader and MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami on Wednesday said that the Government of India (GoI) must stop using Army as instrument for their political agenda. He also termed the statement made by Army Chief; Bipin Rawat wherein he wished that stone-pelters carry weapons instead of stones as ‘unfortunate’ Addressing a

Editors’ delegation calls on Information Minister

‘Measures underway to ensure maximum transparency in advt distribution, release of payments’ SRINAGAR, MAY 31: The Minister for Information and Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said the government would continue to provide necessary financial support to the newspapers by way of advertisements to ensure sustainability of especially small and

Malik released on bail

Srinagar: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Wednesday released from Srinagar central jail today. Malik was arrested by police on May 28 after his Tral visit and sent him to Srinagar central jail on a five day judicial remand. The spokesman in a statement issued to KNS said that court

New Delhi should hold referendum if it is true to its claims: Shabir Shah

Srinagar: Expressing wonder over the contradictory of Indian leaders on Kashmir, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said it shows how New Delhi is trying to run away from dialogue to resolve the longstanding dispute. In a statement issued to KNS, Shah said if Indian leadership thinks it

Bali inaugurates additional infra in SNM Hospital Leh

LEH, MAY 31 Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat on his maiden visit to Leh district today inaugurated the Surgical and Diagnostic Block of SNM Hospital. Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, CEC LAHDC, Nawang Rigzin Jora, MLA, Dorjey Mutup, EC Works, Prasanna Ramaswamy, DC Leh, Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman, Director Health Services, Kashmir, Councilors, Upper Leh,

Governor visits Mata Kheer Bhawani Shrine

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N Vohra visited Mata Kheer Bhawani Shrine at Tulmulla and prayed for the peace and well being of the people of the State. He extended his greetings to the people, particularly Kashmiri Pandits, on the occasion of Jyestha Ashtami. Sh. B.B. Vyas, Chief Secretary; Sh. Baseer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Sh. Tariq

Naeem Akhtar visits Kheer Bhawani

Srinagar: Minister of Public Works Naeem Akhtar today visited Kheer Bhawani Shrine Tullamulla to take stock of arrangements being made on the eve of annual Mela Kheer Bhawani. The Minister reviewed various facilities made for the pilgrims and also interacted with the visiting Pandits. The Minister appealed the Pandits to visit the shrine enmasse to


Restrictions, shutdown continues in Kashmir on 3rd day

Srinagar: Restrictions continued on the third consecutive day on Tuesday in most parts of the Valley while the rest of the areas observed complete shutdown against the against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, his close aide Faizan Ahmad and a civilian. The authorities imposed strict curfew like restrictions in Tral, old

Class work in educational institutions in five districts to remain suspended tomorrow: Govt

Srinagar: According to District Administrations, the class work in various districts of Kashmir shall remain suspended on May 31 (Wednesday) as a precautionary measure. In Budgam, class work in all Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges shall remain suspended tomorrow, however the staff shall remain present in the institutions, whereas in Anantnag and Shopian districts the

Restrictions imposed around encounter sites in Baramulla

Baramulla: District Magistrate Baramulla today imposed restrictions under Section 144 Cr.PC on the movement of people around the site of any counter-insurgency operations within the jurisdiction in the district. The restrictions would be within the radius of 3 kilometers from the site of any counter-insurgency operations for a period of 60 days. It was said

Hr Secondary, Colleges in Srinagar to remain shut tomorrow: Admin

Srinagar: The colleges and higher secondary schools in Srinagar city will remain closed on Wednesday, officials said. Deputy magistrate Srinagar Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone told KNS that the higher schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday). The schools and colleges across Kashmir have been shut for the last two days following the killing of

CM reviews progress on projects in Health, Edu, Tourism, Hort sectors

Srinagar: Two Maternity Hospitals of 200 bed capacity each would be made functional in the two capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu within a year or so even as work is apace on the three Medical colleges of Anantnag, Baramulla and Rajouri which is expected to be completed in two years. This was disclosed in

Owners of condemned commercial vehicles to submit RCs, route permits

Srinagar: In compliance with the High Court orders, all commercial vehicles having attained 25 years of age as on December 31, 2016 are deemed to be condemned. As such to Regional Transport Officer Kashmir has asked commercial vehicle owners to deposit papers of their vehicles. Accordingly, commercial vehicles having registration numbers under the series JKA,

Mehbooba asks JKTDC to evolve new modules of tourist business

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) to evolve new modules of tourist business for the optimal utilization of its assets. Chairing the Board of Directors meeting of the Corporation here today, the Chief Minister asked the JKTDC management to devise strategies for full utilization of its

Altaf Bukhari reviews allotment of shops at Hazuri Bagh

Srinagar: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday asked the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to go for allotment of shops to dislocated shopkeepers at Hazuri Bagh Srinagar in a time bound manner. The Minster made these remarks during a meeting chaired by him to review allotment of shops and kiosks to beneficiaries by

Save Dachigam Union appeals govt

Srinagar: ‘Save Dachigam Union’ members led by A Mir have appealed the higher authorities to look into the issues of ‘frauds’ being ‘committed’ by few officials. Mir alleged that some of the officials in Dachigam have mismanaged funds allotted for carrying out development work in the National park. He alleged that at least 40 casual

Zulfkar visits Media Complex Srinagar

Srinagar: Minister for Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, Tuesday visited the Media Complex here to take first hand appraisal of the functioning of the Directorate of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) and also review the progress of work on the auditorium and conference hall being constructed in the Complex.

Resistance leaders condemn foiling ‘Tral Chalo’

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement condemned the imposition of curfew & restrictions in Srinagar, Tral and other parts of Kashmir on May 30 to foil Tral Chalo. Castigating state administration for putting curbs on political activists, imposition of curfew and arresting Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad

Tall claims of Indian leadership about democracy a hoax: Geelani

Srinagar: Reacting to recent statement of General Bipin Rawat, wherein he has said that “this is a proxy war and it is played in a dirty way’’ Syed Ali Geelani said that he is a man of Jan Sangh ideology and it illustrates his criminal mentality. Syed Ali Geelani while referring to the commendation letter

Mirwaiz barred from delivering religious sermon: Spokesman

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman and Awami Action Committee President Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to remain under house arrest at his Srinagar residence, barring him from carrying out the religious and social activities in the holy month of Ramadhan—termed Hazrat Fatima(RA), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as a role model for the Muslim women

FCS&CA to intensify market checking during Ramadan across Valley

Srinagar: According to the Director Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), the department has put in place elaborate market checking measures to keep a check on profiteering, black marketing and hoarding during the holy month of Ramadan. For carrying out the drive effectively the district Srinagar has been divided into four zones wherein each

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JKLF chief recalls sacrifices of Wani on his anniversary

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday recalled the struggle and sacrifices of Ishfaq Majeed Wani, who embraced martyrdom on this day in 1990. According to the statement issued to KNS, Malik who is currently languishing at Srinagar’s Central Jail said “Wani was a born leader, a humble

Tobacco ban would prevent 40% cancer cases: DAK

Srinagar: On World No Tobacco Day, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has sought complete ban on tobacco products in Kashmir. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement issued to KNS said that ban on tobacco products would prevent people from getting or dying from cancer. According to reports, about forty percent of cancer cases

Payments made to newspapers uploaded on DIPR website

SRINAGAR: In a significant move towards ensuring transparency in advertisement distribution and release of payments, the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) today uploaded, on its official website, the details of the payment made to individual newspapers and periodicals on account of advertisement bills during the financial year 2016-17. The details of the payment

Restrictions, shutdown continues on 2nd day in Valley

Srinagar: Authorities on Monday continued to impose curfew like restrictions in most parts of the Valley while the rest of the areas across Kashmir observed complete shutdown against the killing of two Hizb militants and a civilian on Saturday in Tral area of Pulwama district. The curfew like restrictions were imposed in most parts of

Restrictions in ‘sensitive’ areas to continue on Tue: Div Com

Srinagar: The authorities on Monday said that the restrictions will continue in sensitive areas of Kashmir on Tuesday while the schools and colleges will also remain closed. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan told KNS news agency that the restrictions in sensitive areas of Kashmir will remain in force on Tue as precautionary measures. “The

T1 exam for Class 8th to be conducted internally: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today directed schools to conduct T1 exam for 8th class internally. The Minister took this decision after meeting a delegation of Private Schools Association, headed by G N Var, in his office chamber where, Minister decided that T1 exam for 8th class would be conducted by schools

GoI has handed over Kashmir and its people to army: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who continues to be under House arrest has said that the statements coming out of New Delhi show that the Govt. of India has decided to openly admit that it has handed over Kashmir and the people of Kashmir to its army, granting them absolute authority and

Rawat’s statement shows criminal mindset of Indian rulers, their forces: Malik

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Monday said that the horrible desire of Indian army chief to kill every Kashmiri shows criminal mindset of Indian rulers and their forces. While reacting to the recent statement of Indian army chief asserting that he wishes Kashmiri protesters should use arms instead

CM chairs 2nd meeting of Tourism Advisory Board

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today appealed all stakeholders of tourism industry in the State to join their heads and help in clearing the negative perception about Jammu & Kashmir in some sections of the National media to re invigorating the industry back. Chairing the 2nd meeting of Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) here today, the

Make design of Govt Deptts compatible with their functioning: CM to planners, executors

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has impressed upon the project executors and policy planners to factor in the emerging requirements of Government organizations while designing and constructing office spaces for them. Chairing a meeting to review the accommodation status of Government Departments here today, the Chief Minister said the functions and duties of Government offices

Naeem Akhter stresses for time-bound completion of road projects

Srinagar: Minister for Public Works (R&B), Naeem Akhtar today convened a high level meeting of officers to review the progress of various road projects under Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme. Vice-Chairman, JKPCC, Khalid Jehangir, Commissioner Secretary Public Works (R&B) Sanjeev Verma, Secretary Technical Public Works (R&B), Chief Engineer R&B, MD JKPCC and other senior officers

Nine F&ES employees suspended in Baramulla

Srinagar: Nine employees of Fire and Emergency Services in Baramulla district have been suspended for being absent from their duty during working hours, breaching discipline and being negligent in their duty. As per order No. DF&ES -297 of 2017, dated 27 May 2017, of the 17 employees posted at F&ES in Baramulla district Headquarters, the

Tarigami chairs Environment Committee meeting

Srinagar: An introductory meeting of the Committee on Environment of Legislative Assembly was held under the Chairmanship of legislator Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami here today. Legislators, Syed Mohammad Baqir, Rajesh Gupta, Daleep Singh Parihar, Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal, Bashir Ahmed Dar and Anjum Fazili attended the meeting and gave their suggestions to make the Committee more

Muslims in China start Ramadan fasting with fervor: Report

Beijing: Muslims across China started on Saturday the Islamic holy month of Ramadan with religious fervor. In China, there are around 20 million Muslims, including some foreign residents. As per the policy of the Central government, the Muslims were enjoying complete freedom and were fasting as else in the World, said Imam of Beijing’s Central

Paul Pogba, world’s most expensive footballer, performs Umrah

Makkah: The world’s most expensive footballer performed Umrah in Makkah, Islam’s holiest city, as he started fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, BBC reported Monday. French international Paul Pogba shared a picture of himself in Makkah on Sunday, captioning it the “most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life.” He also sent a tweet

Sabzar’s killing: Tense situation prevails in Kashmir

Srinagar: Amid curfew and restrictions imposed by authorities on Sunday, tense situation prevailed over the Kashmir valley a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat was killed in south Kashmir’s Tral. Curfew and restrictions were imposed by authorities in major areas of Srinagar and other “sensitive” places in the valley to thwart protests and people

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