October 2017

2 youths arrested while trying to cross LoC in Kupwara: Police

 Srinagar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two youths when they were trying to cross line of control towards Pakistan administered Kashmir.   Police also claimed to have arrested four Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Hizbul Mujahideen for ‘facilitating’ the duo’s bid to cross over the LOC from Manigah Hyhama area in Kupwara district. Address

Muslims were prosperous when united but current situation disturbing: Farooq 

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member Parliament of Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah Tuesday urged unity among Muslims even as he termed the current situation as “very disturbing.” Farooq visited the shrine of Sultan-ul-Aarifeen Sheikh Hamza Makhdoomi (RA) and prayed for peace in the state. Paying obeisance at the shrine, Farooq prayed for stability and development

Manzoor disappearance case: High court issues notice to Army Major

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to J&K government and a major of Indian army’s 27 RR “Trehmukh Top post” in a petition filed by Manzoor Ahmad Khan through his brother Mohammad Aslam Khan. Manzoor was taken into custody by 27 RR camp on May 31, 2017. Since then he

If GoI is even not ready for autonomy, how it can engage with Kashmiris ‘will’: Resistance camp   

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Tuesday said that if present dispensation in New Delhi was not even ready for autonomy, how can it address or engage with the Kashmiri people’s political will and aspiration of self-determination. The leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik met at the Geelani’s residence at

CRPF demolishes bunkers in Soura and Saidapora

Srinagar: Decades after being erected in soura Bunker of CRPF is being demolished while another bunker  in Saidapora locality too is being removed. In soura locality, the concrete banker from 1992, and presently  CRPF 161 Bn was stationed there, is being removed. Another bunker of same battalion in Saidpora eidgah Srinagar has also been removed.

Fire breaks out in Haril Handwara,

  Handwara : Massive fire broke out in haril village mawar handwara, Reports said on Tuesday. “several residential houses have caught fire and a team of 30 RR, langate police and Fire services  have reached the spot and are trying to douse the flames,” reports said. More details awaited

Delhi pursuing sectarian dogma, fabricating stories: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Confernce chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said New Delhi was pursuing “sectarian dogma and propagating fabricated stories against pro-freedom leadership in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued, Geelani while referring to prevailing “gloomy” situation and commenting over unabated brutalities inflicted by authorities and intimidating statements said that authorities in Delhi through

Sports Festival by Ganderbal police begins at Sainik school

Mir Showkat Ganderbal Police has organized a seven days long Sports Festival under Civil Action Programme which was inaugurated by DIG central Kashmir Ghulam Hassan Bhat at Sainik School, today. In the sports festival, games including Tug of War, Volley Ball, Football etc will be played and about 600 participants are participating. Dy. Commissioner Ganderbal

Sopore road accident, 20 Injuired, 05 critical refered to SMHS 

Peerzada waseem Sopore: At least twenty persons were injured, including five critically, after a mini bus bearing registration number JK05 -8540 turned turtle at Noorbagh Tarzoo area of Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday. “They all were rushed to SDH Sopore, however among them four  are critically injured and they were reffered

Kashmir Article 35A: All eyes remained glued on Supreme Court 

Srinagar: What happened in Supreme Court? Has Article 35A been scrapped? Is there call for two months continuous strike? Have we lost unique identity? All these and many more questioned were doing rounds all the day on Monday as Supreme Court heard a petition seeking abrogation of Article 35A, a provision in Indian constitution which bars a

Mehbooba orders cleaning of flood channels in Bla town

Baramulla: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who was here on her public outreach programme on Monday announced release of Rs. 20 lakh for installing high mast lights and better illumination in the streets of the town. Mehbooba also announced release of Rs. 20 lakh for construction of a drain from Boys Degree College to Kralhar and

NC questions Naeem Akhtar’s participation in BJP executive meeting

Srinagar: National Conference on Monday asked ruling PDP to “come clean” on participation of PDP Spokesperson and Minister Nayeem Akhtar’s participation in the BJP’s National Executive meet at SKICC Srinagar. Reacting over the presence of senior Cabinet Minister and PDP senior member Nayeem Akhtar, in the executive meeting of BJP held at Srinagar on Sunday,

Goons harass, extort money from valley mutton dealers in Punjab, hold protest

  Srinagar: A whopping amount of almost Rs 58 crore illegal tax has been paid by Kashmiri truckers to goons in Punjab since 2015 in the name Cattle Fair Tax, Abdur Rashid Chowdhary, secretary of Chinar Sheep and Goat Welfare Assocition said. Chowdhary was speaking to reporters during a protest organised by Kashmir-based mutton dealers

New school timings from November 1

Srinagar: School timings for schools within Srinagar Muncipal limits from November 1 will be 10 am to 3 pm while those located outside Srinagar municipal limits will remain functional from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) issued the circular issued for all government and recognized private schools within SMC

CM J&K Inaugurates JK Bank Zonal Office NKR.

  Sopore: Consolidating further our state-wide expansion in terms of our reach and services, new offices like this one will play a key role in streamlining not only our business operations but will take us closer to the geographies of these zones and allow us to serve the people better. J&K Bank Chairman and Executive

CASO in Shopian

Shipian: Cordon And Search Operation has been launched by Government Forces in  Nazneenpora Tukroo of  Shopian in south Kashmir on Monday. The anti militancy operation was launched after inputs of militants presence in the area. details awaited

KPL- I, Week 4: Srinagar Strikers, Baramullah Bashers outplay opponents

  Riyadh: Srinagar Strikers Jeddah (SSJ) registered the emphatic victory of the tournament so far by blasting away the good total of 174 runs made by Rajbagh Royals Riyadh (RRR) in just 11 overs. Rajbagh Royals won the first match of the 4th week of Kashmir Premier League by nine wickets. Bilal Wani’s blistering innings of

Many delegations meet Mehbooba in Baramulla

Baramulla: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday visited Baramulla to convene a public grievances redressal camp in north KAshmir district. Scores of deputations and people from the district apprised her of their problems, an official spokesman said. “The deputations in general thanked the Chief Minister for coming to their place which has been neglected by

Govt ordinance against shutdowns attack on fundamental rights: Bar

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Sunday described government ordinance on shutdowns as an attack on the fundamental right of speech, freedom of expression and denial of the right to take out any procession against “suppression and oppression” by the government and its agencies. Earlier this week, the governor promulgated ‘J&K Public Property (Prevention

Zakura Spartans grab BPL title

Srinagar‬: Zakura Spartanz won the Burzhama Premier league final after defeating Sultan warriors in a thrilling match on Sunday. Sultan warriors put up a total score of 150 runs, chasing the target zakura Spartans grabbed the title after overcoming SW score in last over of the match. Man of match award was given to Azhar Ahmad while

Talks can’t be held at the barrel of the gun, Farooq Abdullah

  By Faisal Shabbir Srinagar: Addressing  the delegate session party patron  Farooq Abdullah said that  Jammu and Kashmir is a political issue and unless it is not resolved politically no peace would come to the state. Faroq was speaking on the delegate session of the National Conference which was held after a gap of fifteen

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, stands with supporters during a protest in Jammia Masjid Nowhatta Srinagar PHOTO BY:-SHAH JEHANGIR

Hurriyat (M) condemns Mirwaiz’s house arrest, NIA summons to Salahudin’s family  

Srinagar:  Hurriyat Conference (M) has strongly condemned the continuous arrest of amalgam chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as well as summons to United Jehad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahudin by NIA. “The way through military might is used to crush the genuine struggle of people in the Valley, stands an eye-opener for the nations believing in

Article 35A: Resistance camp urges people to be ‘ready for protests’

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Sunday appealed people to “remain ready” for protest against any possible change in state subject laws in Jammu and Kashmir. “Any plan aimed at demographic change to affect disputed optical nature of Jammu and Kashmir is unacceptable to us,” said the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and

Talks for greater autonomy or within Indian constitution ‘wastage of time’: UJC  

Srinagar: The talks aimed at greater autonomy or within the constitution of India were just wastage of time, United Jehad Council, an amalgam of various militant organizations, said on Sunday. “Kashmiris are not against the talks but when India talks about talks, the country wants to create atmosphere for massacre and genocide of people,” Secretary

Hajin encounter: One policeman killed, militants escape, reports

Bandipora: One policeman has been killed in an early morning gunfight between forces and militants in Hajin of Bandiora district, reports say. According to sources a policeman named Zaheer Abbas has succumbed to injuries during encounter. Sources also say that the trapped militants managed to give forces slip. Massive clashes erupted in Mir Mohalla of


Gunfight erupts in Mir Mohala Hajin

Gunfight between militants and government forces erupted in Mir Mohalla of Hajin in North Kashmirs Bandipora district early today. Protests too have erupted in the area and tear gas cannisters have been used to disperse protesters. According to sources all the exit and entry points to the locality have been sealed.   details awaited.  

CASO in Meer Mohalla Hajin

Hajin: Government forces have laid siege around Meer Mohalla of Hajin area in north Kashmirs Bandipora district early Sunday morning. Cordon and Search Operation was launched  by government forces after specific input about presence of militants in the area. Hajin off late has become a volatile zone with protests being organized even patrolling party stone

Resistance camp pooh-pooh PDP-BJP’s ordinance on shutdowns

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership has termed the ordinance, calling for imprisonment for those who call and observe shutdown as a form of protest, passed by the ruling PDP-BJP government as “outrageous and dictatorial”. The JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik stated that observing shutdown was a universally accepted

Er transferred to 3 places in 48 hrs, Chief Er says: No comments

Srinagar: Can an employee be transferred to three different locations within a time span of 48 hours? yes it can, and has happened in  Power Development Department (PDD). Official documents in possession of INS reveal that one  Executive Engineer Manzoor Ahmad Dar to three places. The orders of transfers passed in favour of Dar have come

Govt shifts IAS, 6 KAS officers

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Saturday ordered transfer of an IAS and six KAS officers in the interest of administration. According to different orders, Shafiq Ahmed Raina (IAS), awaiting orders of posting in the GAD has been transferred and posted as Commissioner Secretary Revenue Department. Raina has been also asked to hold the

Need for making allocation agenda J&K specific, Mehbooba tells Niti Ayug

Srinagar: Vice Chairman, Niti Ayug, Dr. Rajiv Kumar called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here on Saturday and discussed several issues regarding the developmental paradigm of the State. The Chief Minister brought to the notice of Dr. Rajiv Kumar the need for making the allocation agenda State specific in view of the peculiar nature

Former Deputy speaker Abdur Rashid dies

Srinagar: National Conference leader and former deputy Speaker Molvi Abdul Rashid passed away at Pogal in Banihal on Saturday. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah and working President Omar Abdullah condoled the demise. In her condolence message, the Chief Minister recalled the contribution of the late leader in bringing Banihal area

Farooq chairs NC meeting ahead of ‘delegate session’

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Saturday chaired Party’s Working Committee meeting here, a day ahead of party’s ‘delegate session’ here. The meeting, held at ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ complex here, was also participated by working President Omar Abdullah, General Secretary Haji Ali Mohammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh

SC rejects plea to open Kashmiri Pandit killing cases, AI calls it ‘setback to justice’

Delhi: Amnesty International Indian chapter on Saturday  termed Supreme Court’s rejection of a review petition seeking to re-open 215 cases of Kashmiri Pandits’ killing in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989-90, as “setback for justice and accountability” in the state. “The Supreme Court’s decisions are a setback for justice and accountability in Jammu and Kashmir. All

Braid chopping: Police says Chanapora ‘victim’ suffering from ‘depression’ 

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that the woman who had claimed to be a victim of braid chopping was suffering postpartum depression. “Yesterday police station Sadder received an information that a braid chopping incident has occurred in Chanapora area and one Wasim Yousuf Bhat of Roselane Colony alleged that braid of his wife namely Aasia

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Ola, Uber soon to ply on Sgr roads

Srinagar: J&K government on Saturday revealed that it has engaged Uber and Ola which will soon send its cars to state and the facility will be first available in Srinagar and Jammu cities. At the launching ceremony of e-challans today at Traffic control room here, MoS Transport, Sunil Sharma said that the decision in this

Composite culture helps in exchange of ideas

’ Srinagar: Composite culture helps in exchange of ideas without any doubt, Dean of Research at Kashmir University, Prof Zaffar A Reshi said on Saturday.  “There is no doubt that composite culture helps in exchange of ideas where diversity in languages, religions, customs and traditions has its own benefits, but at the same time there

HC acquits man sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014   

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir has ordered acquittal of a man who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 for an alleged murder in 2004. According to the prosecution, Ghulam Nabi Mougal on 02 September 2004, he, after entering into a conspiracy with the two other accused persons in Hotel Shamim in order

Unscheduled power cuts irks Buchpora localities

Mir Showkat Umerhare Buchpora faces unscheduled power cuts. Unscheduled power cuts have irked Buchpora localities of Srinagar while residents say that PDD is playing a cruel joke with them for being ‘tax payers’.   Peoples from different areas including Uumerhare, buchpora, usman Abad, Ahmadnagar, shadab colony, Shah mohala told INS that the un scheduled power

Stone pelting on army patrolling party in Hajin locality

Hajin: Stone pelting were responded with teargas cannisters in Bangar Mohalla Hajin of District bandipora after an army patrolling party came under heavy stone throwing on Saturday. according to local sources as soon as the 13 RR patrolling party reached Bangar mohalla youth pelted stones on the army. “tear gas cannisters were used to disperse

If radicalisation in Kashmir picks up, will be like Syria and Yemen, Dineshwar Sharma

Delhi: The recently appointed centre’s  interlocutor for Kashmir has said that if radicalisation doesn’t stop and picks up the ‘situation will be like of Yemen, Syria and Libya” and “finish the Kashmir society itself”. ex IB chief Dineshwar Sharma, was qouted as saying by IANS. “So, it is very important that everybody, all of us, contribute

Bangladesh mulling sterilization of Rohingya refugees

After failing in its efforts to encourage birth control among Rohingyas Bangladesh is mulling to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, reports . according to AFP, Pintu Kanti Bhattacharjee, head of the family planning service in the district of Cox’s Bazar said that large families were the norm in the camps, where some

Two SC judges to evaluate Additional Judges in HC’s performance

Delhi: Departing from an earlier practice of Additional judges’ performance being reviewed by High Court Judges, a committee of two Supreme Court Judges will now evaluate the judgments of AJ’s of High Courts and decide whether they should be promoted as permanent judges. The Collegium, comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices J

Geelani condemns summon to Salahudin’s nephew, indicting of Zakir Naik by NIA

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday strongly condemned raiding of the house of Jehad Council Chief Syed Salahudin and summoning his grandson, Muzamil Ahmad Khan to Delhi by the NIA. In a statement issued here, the octogenarian leader said that it was imprudent on part of authorities to harass and scare the

Oct 27 ‘most unfortunate’ day in recent history of Kashmir: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday termed the 27th October as the most unfortunate day for the people in the recent history of Kashmir. “When people of Kashmir were observing the day as a black day, the government again turned to its traditional approach of curbing the dissent by imposing curfew

J&K Bank reports Rs 101.83 Cr net profit in Q2 

Srinagar: Delivering a re-assuring performance, the Jammu & Kashmir Bank on Friday reported a net profit of Rs 101.83 crore for half-year ended September. The results were declared and adopted in Bank’s Board Meeting held at Corporate Head Quarters. Chairman and CEO, Parvez Ahmed while expressing satisfaction on the performance by the Bank for past

Govt constitutes task force to fight dengue, swine flu  

Srinagar: Government has constituted Special Task Force (STF) under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to combat Dengue and Swine Flu disease in the Kashmir Valley. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, convened a meeting to review the preparedness and measures to curb Dengue and H1N1 (Swine Flu) Influenza virus in Kashmir Division. Director Health

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One person arrested with 8 kg bhung in Ganderbal

Ganderbal:8 kilograms of Dried Bung was recovered and a person was arrested in Ganderbal on Friday. According to police bhung was seized from the possession of Ab Gani Sheikh S/O Ab Ahad Sheikh R /O Wanihama Bala Ganderbal. “Acting on a specific information a special Naka was laid at Nagbal Crossing under the supervision of

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