September 2017

NC condemns Bhagwat’s remarks, targets PDP for ‘abject’ surrender

Srinagar: National Conference on Saturday targetted ruling PDP over RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks about the need for constitutional amendments to repeal J&K’s special status was a matter of shame for the PDP. The party also asked the party to introspect about the costs that the State could pay because of its “abject surrender to

Many people turn up to see Ravan burn in Kashmir

Srinagar:  Many people on Saturday turned up to see effigies of demon Ravan, his brother Kumbhkarana and son Meghnad go into flames among bursting of firecrackers at TRC ground in Srinagar to mark the festival of Dussehra. According to Hindu mythology, this festival symbolises triumph of good over evil and it marks the culmination of

Bijbehara to get new SDH at a cost of Rs 18 cr: Veeri

  ANANTNAG:  Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that PMDP funded Rs 18 crore new Sub District Hospital would be constructed in Bijbehara. The Minister said that while inspecting the site and taking stock of facilities at existing Bijbehara hospital. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Muhammad Younis


Karbala a lesson for upholding truth, resisting evil: Mehbooba

  Says the biggest tribute to Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) is unity of mankind for its welfare SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said the sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) and his companions at Karbala would continue to remind the mankind about the futility of falsehood and deceit and ultimate victory of truth

Defense minister visits ladakh

Defence MinisterNirmala Sitharaman visited the forward locations of Leh, Ladakh and Siachen on 30 Sep 17 and reviewed the security situation in the area. During her visit she was accompanied by The Chief of the Army Staff, The Army Commander, Northern Command and Corps Commander of the Ladakh Corps.  The Defence Minister interacted with the

Braid chopping: Srinagar police establishes helplines

  Srinagar: In connection with the braid cutting incidents, Srinagar police has established helplines for any assistance and help for the general public of Srinagar City. General public is requested to call Srinagar police on its helpline numbers, if they find any suspicious movement or person in their respective areas. The helpline numbers are; SDPO


Special Philately Exhibition on October 2, Dept of Post

Department of Post to organize a Special Philately Exhibition on 2nd October 2017 in Srinagar GPO’ Srinagar, September 30, 2017     The exhibition at General Post Office, Srinagar will showcased more than 2000 rare stamps issued by Postal organization of India and abroad on Mahatma Gandhi. Renowned Philatelists of Jammu and Kashmir regions Dr

Govt issues policy to regulate illegal constructions in twin capitals, Katra  

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a policy to regulate illegal and unauthorized construction in Srinagar, Jammu and Reasi district’s Katra area prior to 31 December 2016. According to a notification, the policy aims to bring the illegal and unauthorized constructions and land use or building use conversions into planning framework to the

A Kashmiri boatman rows his Shikara, a traditional boat, as snow covered mountains are seen in the backdrop of the Dal Lake in Srinagar on March 7,2010.The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed to traffic on March 6,morning following landslides at Panthal in Ramban district.The highway is the main road link between the Kashmir Valley and the rest of the country.AFP PHOTO/Rouf BHAT

Constitutional amendments will assimilate J&K with India, RSS chief

Nagpur: Necessary constitutional amendments will have to be made and old provisions will have to be changed in that state said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday. Bhagwat made these comments while delivering a talk in an annual Dussehra event of RSS at Nagpur. In an apparent referenced to Article 370 Bhagwat said: “Only when


75 yr old mauled in Bear attack, dies

Bandipora: A 75-year-old man was mauled to death by a wild bear at Chichinar area of Bandipora district on saturday Morning. Division officer police post Aloosa bandipora Shahnawaz told INS that incident happened at about 6:30am today. “Bear attacked one namely Nazir Ahmad Chauhan, son of Umer din Chauhan, of Gujjar Basiti Chichinar,” he said.


Braid cutting in Kulgam, protests in Anantnag

    Kulgam: A woman in her mid thirties has become a new victim of braid chopping in Kulgam district on Saturday, reports say. Initial details say that incident happened in Nihama area of the district at 10 am and she is under treatment at Public Health Center Nihama. Clashes erupted in Anantnag, Achabal Adda


Bear attacks shepherd in Doda

Doda: In a bear attack shepherd has been grievously injured in forest area of Gundana in Doda, on Saturday. The injured have been identified as Chander Loki 35, son of Mangat Ram Sharma of village Punyalla Gadheter, Gundan and was shifted to District Hospital Doda.  

Section 144 imposed in many city parts

Srinagar: Restrictions continue to remain in place in many areas of Srinagar to prevent a Muharram procession, police said. According to reports police has received “intelligence inputs about miscreants trying to incite trouble during the procession” which are to be taken out later in the day. ‘The District Magistrate Srinagar has ordered restrictions under section

Pak hands dossier on Kashmir to UN

Media reports on Saturday said Pakistan had  handed over a dossier to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, reports said. Pak PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi handed over a dossier documenting “the systematic human rights violations by India” in Kashmir to Guterres during the UN General Assembly. Abbasi also urged the


IG BSF meets slain Ramzan Parrays family

Hajin: IG Border Security Force met family members of slain Mohammad Ramzan party in Army goodwill school in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora District. Ramzan an off duty BSF jawan killed recently by militants and was posted outside state and was visiting family. Sunali Mishra, IG BSF  Kashmir was scheduled to visit his house


CASO in Hajin called off

Hajin: Government forces called off the CASO launched in Hajin early morning today. According to sources operation was launched in the two localities of the area after ‘inputs of militant Presence’s. “Operation was launched in the area on the input that the killers of BSF jawan are present in the area,” police sources said. The


CASO launched in Hajin

Hajin: Government forces launched Cordon and Search Operation in Hajin town of district bandipora today . Sources said following the inputs about the presence of militants, 13rr and police laid siege of  Parray Mohallah and Bon Mohallah areas of Hajin. Operation is still underway.

Syria’s Grand Mufti: Mehbooba role model for Muslim world

Srinagar: The Grand Mufti of Syria, Dr. Ahmad Bader Eddin Mohammad Adib Hassoun on Friday met Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here. According to an official spokesman, the two leaders during the meeting discussed several issues confronting the Muslim ummah and the need to weed out the cult of violence from the Muslim society. They also

Geelani says govt forces ‘suspects’ in braid chopping

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Syed Ali Geelani on Friday suspected involvement of government forces in ever increasing incidents of braid chopping in Kashmir Valley. In a statement issued here, the octogenarian said that in a highly militarised zone and in presence of CRPF, BSF, and police, “the culprits go unnoticed.” “The silence and

In her meeting with DM, CM demands return of land held by army

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday demanded India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to speeding up the cases of land vacation by the Army in various parts of the Jammu and Kashmir. In her meeting Sitharaman, who called her here, Mehbooba also demanded release of rent dues in favour of owners whose land is in

Vohra holds hour-long discussions with Sitharaman

Srinagar: India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on her maiden visit to Kashmir after being elevated to Prime Minister Modi’s cabinet, held hour long discussions with Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here. Accompanied by Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, she was received by the Governor on her arrival at the Raj Bhavan.

J&K Bank organizes farewell for RBI Regional Director

Srinagar: J&K Bank organized a farewell for Regional Director RBI Nitya Kishore Sahu, who is superannuating on 30th September, 2017. Chaired by the bank’s Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed, the function was attended by the bank’s Executive Presidents, Presidents and Vice-Presidents. Sahu took over as the Regional Director last year in June. Prior to his posting at

Police arrests two persons, recovers banned medicinal plants (Patri)

Ganderbal: Acting on a tip off, a police party of Police Station Safapora headed by SHO Safapora SI Mudasir Zaroo laid a naka near Kondabal link road. During naka checking two persons namely Bashir Ahmad lone son of Maqbool lone resident of Chittergul Kangan and Rafiq Magray son of Ghulam Ahmad Magray resident of Badampora,

Mirwaiz remains under house arrest 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq remained under house arrest to bar him from delivering Friday sermon at historic Jamia Masjid, a spokesman of the amalgam said. Mirwaiz was placed under house at his Nigeen residence here on Thursday evening and the spokesman termed it “vindictive, unjustified and undemocratic” on part of the authorities. “It is highly

Boy injured by pellets in Nowhatta, admitted in SMHS

Srinagar: A young boy was injured in old city on Friday has been admitted to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital. Aged between 14-15 years, and identified as Mudassir Ahmad s.o Farooq Ahmad of Zoonimar Soura has recieved pellets all over body, sources said. “The boy is injured and is undergoing medication,” Medical Superintendent Saleem Tak

Shutdown, Clashes in Sopore on Friday

Sopore:  A complete shutdown was observed in north Kashmir’s Sopore town for third consecutive day, on Friday, after killing of a local militant Qayoom Najar on Line of control while trying to infiltrate with all business establishments including public transport was off the roads. Protests broke out after Friday prayers at old Jamia Masjid area. Youth

Saudi Arabia women authorized to issue fatwas for the first time

RIYADH: Female Muftis of Saudi Arabia have been allowed to issue fatwas following a vote in the Shoura Council of the Kingdom. The recommendation to open independent sections for women in the General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta, only governmental body authorized to issue fatwas, was made by one of its members during its

Braid cutting: Police announces Rs 3 lakh cash reward for info

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh for “credible information” about those involved in braid chopping incidents in Kashmir Valley To speed up the investigation process, police said, Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have also been constituted in every district headquarters of the Valley. “The person who will give

Deadly stampede at footbridge in Mumbai leaves 22 dead

Mumbai: At least 22 people died in a stampede on Friday on a foot overbridge (FOB) linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations in Mumbai. Reports said the deadly stampede happened after commuters pushed and jostled on railway bridge in morning rush hour. While cause of the stampede not immediately known police is investigating the case.

Will check if Petrol pumps are tampering with metres, Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali

INS Special corresponded Suhail Punjabi caught up with Consumer affairs Minister Choudhary Zulfikar Ali and had a quick chat with him. INS: People are skeptic about the Petrol pumps, thinking that they are duping them, like that of happened in Uttar Pradesh. And people also alleged that some petrol pumps in Srinagar are tampering with the machine?

Defence Minister arrives in Srinagar, will visit forward posts in North Kashmir

Srinagar: Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reached Srinagar to take stock of the security situation on the borders, on Friday. This is the first visit of Sitharaman to J&K as Defence minister of India early this month. Sitharaman is accompanied by Army chief General Bipin Rawat and according to reports she will be visiting

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Govt wakes up to easy acquittals of drug offenders 

Srinagar: As large number of drug offenders secure acquittal on technical grounds, the Jammu and Kashmir government has asked its investigators to strictly adhere to the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) formulated by the State Crime Branch. “It has been observed that in several cases,

Muharram processions: Restrictions in parts of city

By Faisal Shabir Srinagar: In wake of the commemoration of Karbala tragedy restrictions have been imposed in Karan Nagar, Shaheed Gung, Dalgate and Abi Guzar areas of the city and no Muharram Processions would be allowed in these areas. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Muneer  Ahmad Khan told INS that there would be restrictions in

CRPF constable commits suicide

Srinagar: Head constable with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Constable committed suicide at Grid Station Pampore on Friday. Police officials Identicied as A. K. Dass of E/110 Battalion of CRPF posted at Grid station and said he committed suicide by his service Insas Rifle. The reason behind his act are still unknown. Police have registered

Braid chopping in Bandipora

Bandipora: A 5th standard girl student became new victim of braid chopping, in Bandipora on Thursday. Identified as Ifat Farooq D/o Farooq Ahmed Wani, was found unconscious in her house at Nathpora Ward 14 after she returned from school. Father of victim told that said that he found her ‘unconscious on veranda’. “After waking her,

Qayoom re-elected Bar president, Shaheen General Secretary 

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association re-elected Mian Abdul Qayoom as president. Qayoom defeated Nazir Ahmad Ronga in a direct contest on Thursday. In all, 12 candidates were in fray for various posts of the lawyers’ body.  The elections were originally scheduled on September 7 but were deferred for today because of the issuance of notice

Vohra asks govt to provide adequate funds to Scouts & Guides movement 

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra, on Thursday stressed need for allocating adequate funds for supporting the maintenance and growth of the Scouts and Guides movement in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor who is Patron of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides (S&G) also presented Rajya Puraskars to 135 Scouts and Guides, and 20 Rovers and Rangers of the

Sports Council to replicate Australian sports model in JK: Prof Mattoo

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo thursday said J&K Sports Council is in process of replicating Australian Sports model to nourish various sports in the State. Prof. Mattoo was chairing a high level meeting with the delegates from Deaken University Australia at SKICC on perspective planning in sports, sports management, sports policy and

Mehbooba expresses grief over passing away of M L Fotedar

  SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the passing away of veteran Congress leader, Makhan Lal Fotedar who expired today in Gurugram, Haryana. In her condolence message, the Chief Minister described the late leader as a repository of the political history of the State and the country whose loss would be difficult

HN Wanchoo trust mulling to expand night ambulance services

Srinagar: HN Wanchoo trust today held a Seminar regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Kothi Bagh Girls Higher Secondary School (KBGHSS) which was organized by one of the leading event management company Space communication. “The trust has started free Night ambulance service in three districts and with hope we are expanding it to other districts.

Intelligent lights to curb traffic congestion

SRINAGAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar (ADC), Purnima Mittal Thursday convened a meeting to review the preparation of District Road Safety Action Plan (DRSAP) for the City. RTO Kashmir, SP Traffic, Executive Engineers of R&B, SMC & PDD, Principals of Educational Institutions, Representatives of NGOs and other concerned officers were present in this meeting. The meeting was

Timely transportation of horticulture produce will fetch good returns: Basharat Bukhari

SRINAGAR: In connection with direction passed by the Minister for Horticulture Syed Basharat Bukhari in a recent meeting regarding making Jawahar tunnel operational round the clock during fruit season, Inspector General of J&K Traffic Police today assigned tasks to concerned police officers to ensure smooth, safe and timely transportation of horticulture industry produce to outside

249 teachers relieved from Booth Level Officer duty in Rajouri

RAJOURI:  District Administration, Rajouri has removed more 86 teachers from duty and assignment of  (BLOs) taking the total number of teachers relieved so far to 249. The move is aimed at sparing the teachers from additional burden and enabling them to concentrate on improving education system in the schools. The process has been started for

Works Minister cautions against encroachments, soil cutting, destruction of Karewas

SRINAGAR: Calling for whole hearted efforts to save unique geographical formations in Kashmir, Minister for public works Naeem Akhtar today said that government will take stringent steps against people involved in cutting of soil and encroachments around roads in the state. The expressed his anguish at the destruction of Karewas at many places around the

Altaf Bukhari inaugurates Flower Mandi Complex

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari inaugurated the renovated Flower Mandi Complex at Rajbagh. The Minister was informed that Flower Mandi has been set up for the flower growers of Kashmir valley where they can market their products. On the occasion the flower growers from various districts had set up their stalls for

Mehbooba disburses financial assistance among pellet victims

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Thursday disbursed financial assistance among a group of victims of pellet injuries who suffered injuries during the law and order situations in the Valley last year. This is the second group of injured victims who were provided financial assistance by the Chief Minister today. A group of 17 visually impaired

Chief Minister condemns killing of Rameez Parray

  SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of off-duty Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, Rameez Ahmad Parray at his home in Hajin area of Bandipora district late last night. Mufti said that it is unfortunate that he was killed when he had come home to join his family in his off time. She said

Parveena Ahanger and Parvez Imroz awarded Rafto prize 2017

Parveena Ahangar and noted human rights lawyer, Parvez Imroz have been awarded this year’s Rafto Prize award. Rafto organisation said the Rafto Prize for 2017 is awarded to “human rights defenders” Parveena Ahangar and Parvez Imroz, ‘who have spent decades campaigning for basic human rights in the Indian state of jammu and kashmir’. It further

New batch of lady Constables will strengthen Police Stations, Women Cells: DGP

Udhamour: 140 lady Constables joining the force which will help us in strengthening the existing Police Stations in the State and also Women Cells opened in some other towns of the State, Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid said on thursday. Vaid was speaking on a passing out parade of 140 lady Constables held at

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