July 2017

GoI should work for resolution Kashmir dispute as per people’s aspirations: JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership consisting of Syed Ali Geelani , Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the people of Kashmir are under assault from all sides. In a statement issued, JRL said while on one front killing of youth and pelleting and firing upon protestors continues and persecution of leadership through fabricated

Union Secretaries call on CM Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: A group of Union Secretaries, led by Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi today called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and briefed her about the execution of developmental plans by various Union Ministries in the State under PMDP. The Chief Minister asked the Union Secretaries to expedite the release of funds to the State

Dr Singh, Altaf Bukhari review functioning of Education Deptt in Jammu

Dy CM calls for ground assessment, need based changes ‘Each constituency to get 2 model schools; MDM scheme to be run on PPP mode’ JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh and Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today convened a high level meeting to review the functioning of School Education department in

Hurriyat (G) condemns NIA raids, arrest of Advocate Devinder Singh

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) has strongly condemned the NIA raids and arrest of Advocate Devinder Singh Behal a Hurriyat leader and Chairman of Social Peace Forum Jammu. In a statement issued to KNS, Hurriyat (G) while terming his arrest as extreme frustration of authorities, said that NIA is not divulging the destination and said leader

Govt to safeguard consumer rights during transition to new tax regime: Zulfkar

JAMMU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today chaired a meeting to discuss the impact of GST on unsold stock of pre-packed commodities. The officers of Commercial Taxes, Legal Metrology and FCS&CA discussed preventive measures to check profiteering on unsold stock of pre-packed commodities after the implementation

Exemptions to local industry

PDP devoured State of taxing powers, now CM begging before Delhi: Opp Srinagar: Days after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley for exemption to some tradable items, the Opposition today said that the PDP “devoured” the state of taxing powers and is now “begging” before the centre for relaxations. Opposition National

Er Rasheed accuses Army of harassment

Srinagar: President Awami Itihaad Party and legislator Engineer Rasheed has accused security forces of starting a new series of ‘state terrorism’ against people in the entire valley. While interacting with various deputations in Srinagar on Monday he condemned the harassment of teachers and students by troopers of 2nd RR at a private school in HMT

Pulwama shuts to mourn the death of two militants

Pulwama: People observed a complete shutdown in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district to mourn the death of two militants. Shariq Ahmed Sheikh, a resident of Takuna Gulzarpora and Shabir Ahmed (Showkat) of Mehind Bhijbehra were killed in a gun-battle at Tahab village of Pulwama district. Reports said that a complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama, Awantipora,

Burqa clad gunmen loot JK Bank in Arwani

Srinagar: The Burqa clad gunmen Monday barged into Jammu and Kashmir Bank Arwani branch in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district and Rs five lakhs. Sources said that an amount of Rs 5 lac 20 thousand have been looted from the bank. They said that the forces launched a manhunt to nab the robbers.


Police foils JKLDCSA’s Secretariat gherao

Srinagar: Authorities on Monday foiled the protest march of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh Departments Clerical Staff Association (JKLDCSA) and detained scores of its members when they tried to march towards Civil Secretariat here to press the government over their demands. According to KNS correspondent, the protesting association assembled at Srinagar’s Press Enclave and chanted slogans

PMDP Implementation: Union Home Secretary compliments JK Govt

Reviews progress of key infrastructure projects; Assures expeditious release of funds, sorting out of technical issues in Union Ministries Rs 62236 cr sanctioned out of Rs 80068 cr package SRINAGAR: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi today complimented the Jammu and Kashmir government for making reasonable progress, amid challenging situation, on the key developmental projects taken

JK bags best ‘Honeymoon destination’ award

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir has been conferred with the best Romantic Honeymoon destination award at 5th International Travel- Tourism Conclave & Travel Awards (ITCTA) ceremony held here the other day. The award was received by Additional Secretary Tourism, Gulzar Ahmad Shabnam on behalf of the Tourism Department. The Function was attended by Tourism stakeholders

Div Com presides over opening of SSB’s Rescue and Relief Team

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner, Srinagar-(J&K), Baseer Ahmad Khan, IAS, presided over the formal opening of the Rescue & Relief Team (RRT) of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at 10TH Bn Hqrs Tatoo Ground Batmaloo as Chief Guest Saturday 29. During his visit, R.K. Bhumbla, DIG SHQ (Spl.Ops.) SSB Srinagar (J&K) welcomed the Chief Guest and enlightened about

Abdul Haq reviews DDB decisions, CM’s commitments at Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Minister for Rural Development, Law and Panchayat Raj, Abdul Haq today reviewed the implementation of District Development Board Decisions, 2017-18 here at Dak Bungalow Anantnag. During the meeting, Minister was informed that the construction of Pushwara – Sofigund bridge will be completed up to October 2017, while as Rakh Chee Bridge will be completed

Basharat Bukhari flags off 30-member JK Snake Boat squad to Kerala

SRINAGAR: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today flagged-off a 30-member JK Snake Boat Team who will participate in Nehru Trophy Boat Race-2017 in Kerala. The 30-member contingent will be part of Town Boat Club Kumarakom in which 100 players from various parts of the country will be the part of the Club. Wishing the

Asiea visits Parimpora, reviews traffic decongestion measures

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Health, Medical Education and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash today visited Parimpora Bus Terminal to take first hand appraisal for traffic decongestion measures in the City. The Minister said that shifting of General Bus Stand from Batamaloo to Parimpora is an important step towards decongestion of the

Culture on Cruise: Artists enthral audiences on Dal Lake

SRINAGAR: An enthralling cultural programme was held as part of the ‘weekly cultural programme series’ titled “Culture on Cruise”, here last evening. The event was organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) in association with Tourism Department Kashmir. The programme saw performances from JK’s famous artists Manzoor Ahmad Shah and Raashid Jehangir

Tourism Deptt organizes maiden trek to Bangus Valley

SRINAGAR: In order to promote new tourist destinations, the department of Tourism Kashmir and Jammu and Kashmir Mountaineering and Hiking Club flagged off 115 members to Bangus Valley for one day trekking. The members boarded the buses at Tourist Reception Center (TRC) Srinagar 5:30 am to reach Kupwara and from Chowkibal the participants trekked to

It’s my endeavour to give back children their lost childhood due to turmoil: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today formally launched the distribution of All Terrain Mountain Bikes among the eligible meritorious male students. The Chief Minister handed over 100 such bikes to the meritorious students of various districts of Kashmir province and eventually some 650 eligible meritorious students in the State would be getting these bikes under

Mehbooba praises Dalai Lama for his statement on Islam

Leh: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama who is currently on a visit to Leh in connection with an annual Buddhist function. Addressing a large gathering here today, the Chief Minister highlighted the pluralistic ethos of Jammu and Kashmir and described it as the abode of different faiths and


2 Hizb militants killed in Pulwama, Over a dozen wounded in intense clashes

Srinagar: Two local Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in a brief gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, triggering day-long protests in the area. Over one dozen civilians were injured in the protests after security forces resorted to aerial firing and tear gas shelling. The gunfight erupted on Sunday morning after security forces cordoned

Police disallows Geelani to address Press Conference: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani had today called for an emergency press conference at his Hyderpora residence against the false and baseless allegation of Indian Investigative agency (NIA) and Indian biased media against Syed Ali Geelani, his family and his party men. The press conference was called to aware the nation and

JKLF concerned over prolonged incarceration of ailing Yasin Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal Sunday said that so-called rulers by prolonging the imprisonment of JKLF ailing chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik are actually playing with his life. He said that on one hand they talk of so-called democracy and on the other hand have unleashed an unprecedented spree

Revamping JKSFC: Govt to start buyback of shares

SRINAGAR, JULY 30: Finance Minister Dr Haseeb A Drabu today called for exploring alternative fiscal models for revitalizing the Jammu Kashmir State Financial Corporation in order to make it profitable by exploiting its strong points. The Minister was speaking at the 57th Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders of the Corporation here today. The meeting

India can no longer sustain its ‘illegal occupation’: Lashkar

Srinagar: Chief Lashkar-e-Taiba Mahmood Shah on Sunday said India can no longer sustain its “illegal occupation” of Jammu Kashmir as the “ever-changing policies” of its security forces are evident to their defeat. “India is torturing the youth to death so as to sabotage the freedom struggle of Kashmiris. Breaking into the houses of martyrs and imposing

Two persons die as tree falls on vehicle

Srinagar: Two persons, including a twelve year old girl, died in Pahalgam, while two others were injured when a tree fell on their vehicle in which they were travelling. Officials told KNS that a twelve year old girl, Uzma Hamid of Pampore and Hilal Ahmad of Bemina, died when a pine tree fell on the

Hurriyat (M) condemns firing on protestors in Tahab

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) condemned the firing on protestors in Tahab and other areas of Pulwama in which more than twenty people were injured one of them critically. Paying tributes to the martyrs Sharik Ahmed and Shabir Mir killed by the forces, Hurriyat (M) said it pains them and the nation to lose their young,

DLCSC decides 56 militancy related cases for ex-gratia relief, compensation

Rajouri: The District Level Coordination-cum-Screening Committee (DLCSC) which met today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary decided 56 cases related to militancy violence, Cross-border firing and others under SRO-43 of 1994. Pertinently, 47 cases pending for last 15 to 20 years for want of minor formalities were also decided. The

Hakeem seeks CM’s personal intervention for Doodhpathri Gandola Project

Khansahib: The Chairman, J&K Peoples Democratic Front (JKPDF) and MLA Khansahib, Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen has sought personal intervention of the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti for development of Doodhpathri Tourist place in Khansahib Constituency especially for construction of the proposed Cable Car Project, for which final DPRs are awaiting green signal of the Government since last

Abdul Haq inaugurates CMs Model Higher Secondary School, Public Park at Lalpora

KUPWARA: The present government is concerned to resolve the issues of the people and efforts are afoot to provide required basic facilities to the people especially living in the remote areas. Every possible step is being taken to mitigate the problems of the people and government is committed for the equitable development of all three

“Run for Peace” evokes overwhelming response, DGP flags off the run

SRINAGAR: The “Run for Peace” marathon organized by J&K Police evoked overwhelming response from the people of all walks particularly the students and youth of Srinagar. According to Police Media Centre Kashmir facebook post, early in the morning when DGP Dr. S.P. Vaid flagged off the run for various categories hundreds of students, youth and

CM meets Arun Jaitley, seeks continuation of exemptions to local handicrafts, dry fruit, tourism

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti met the union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley and sought continuation of tax exemptions and remissions to several local products from the State. The Chief Minister specifically sought tax exemption for Walnut and Almond (including giri and allied produce), handicrafts (produced from local artisans and craftsmen), wood allied industry (including

From the Cabinet

SRINAGAR: To improve the power distribution infrastructure in J&K, the State Cabinet which met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti, approved engagement of REC Power Distribution Company Ltd (RECPDCL), REC Transmission Projects Company Ltd (RECTPCL) and Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL),  subsidiaries of Union Ministry of Power, as

For sixth Friday no prayers at Jamia Majid, Mirwaiz put under House arrest

Srinagar: Authorities Friday barred people from offering congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar for the sixth consecutive week, evoking condemnations. The people are being disallowed to offer the Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid since Jumma-tul-Vida (last Friday of Ramadhan). All the gates of Jamia Masjid continued to remain locked while

Person who picks arms is militant for us: DGP

Srinagar: Stating that the situation in Kashmir is limping back to normalcy, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid on Friday said that the presence of Al-Qaeda, ‘a jihadist organization’ in Kashmir would be investigated. “Militant is militant. A person who has picked up arms is militant for us while the outfit he belongs

Indian agencies desperate to malign our movement: JRL

Srinagar: The Joint resistance leadership (JRL) on Friday said the ongoing freedom movement of Kashmiris is indigenous and has nothing to do with global organizations. “Indian agencies are desperate to malign our movement and, under a well-thought-out plan, are devising policies to bring bad name to the freedom struggle in Kashmir,” the joint leadership, including

Bhadarwah shuts after cops thrash a local youth

Bhadarwah: The ‘ruthless’ beating of a local Muslim youth by cops at Bhadarwah town of Doda district in Chenab Valley sparked a spontaneous shutdown while people assembled outside Jamia Masjid and raised high pitched pro-freedom slogans. Locals alleged that the security guards of SDPO Bhadarwah Brijesh Kumar thrashed a local youth whom they identified as

House of Ikhwani set on fire

Kulgam: A day after government forces targeted the family members of a Hizbul Mujhadeen militant Tawseef Ahmed in Rampura village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, suspected militants barged into the houses of at least seven cops including two officers and ransacked their properties while one of the police officers managed to escape from his house

Macchil fake encounter: State takes care of its own

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has said that the suspension of sentence and release on bail by the Armed Forces Tribunal of army personnel convicted and sentenced by army court-martial in 2014 for the Macchil fake encounter of 29/30 April 2010 is yet another reminder that the armed forces are protected by

Bar Association constitutes team to challenge NIA’s authority in J&K

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, Friday constituted a legal team to examine the constitutional validity of National Investigation Agency Act, 2008 and its application to the State of J&K and suggest ways and means for providing necessary legal aid to all those who have been booked in FIR No. RC-10/2017/NIA/DIL by NIA

JKLF protests against NIA arrests

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday termed the recent arrest of many resistance leaders by NIA and ED as ‘a ploy to club the sacred freedom movement of the people of Jammu Kashmir with corruption and thus defame and nullify this sacred struggle’. Terming the NIA and ED arrests

NIA arrests political vendetta: Hashim Qureshi

Srinagar: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party (DLP), Hashim Qureshi has said that the recent action of NIA of picking up seven Hurriyat activists and arrest of Shabir Shah and taking them out of Kashmir to New Delhi for appearing before NIA for investigation appears a pre-planned move. About twenty-nine people comprise the group

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Army chief reviews security situation in JK

Srinagar: The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu visited White Knight Corps today to review the op preparedness and the prevailing security situation in the Corps Zone. The Army Chief was briefed by Lt Gen A K Sharma, GOC, about the preparedness of White

Proposal to increase police risk allowance pending with Government: DGP

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Police Chief Dr SP Vaid Friday said that proposal to increase the hardship allowance of police personnel is lying pending with the government. He said State Government has taken up the issue with the Central Government and hopefully the risk and hardship allowance will be increased from 10 to 20 per cent.

Police to organize Kashmir Marathon ‘Run for Peace on Monday

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police is organising State Level Kashmir Marathon “Run for Peace” on July 30, 2017 under its Civic Action Programme (CAP). While addressing a Press Conference at Police Golf Course here today, the DGP Dr. S.P Vaid said that to strengthen the relations with the people, particularly the youth and provide an


NHM employees condemn Union Health Ministry’s order

Doda: Expressing their anger, the National Health Mission Employees of Chenab Valley under the banner of Chenab Valley NHM Employees Association on Friday held a Press Conference at Distt Hqr Doda and has strongly condemned the recent issued order by Union Health Ministry regarding non-implementation of of Supreme Court’s verdict on equal pay for equal

Hurriyat (M) denounces imposition of undeclared curfew in Downtown

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) strongly denounced the imposition of undeclared curfew in downtown, barring prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid for the sixth consecutive Friday and keeping the chairman of the amalgam Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house detention for the past more than a month and half. In a statement to KNS, Hurriyat (M) also

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