November 2017

J&K Bank commissions 2 ATMs at SKIMS, 1 at Umar Colony

Srinagar, Nov 30: J&K Bank  on Thursday opened two more Automated Teller Machines  in the Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura for public use. Chairman Parvez Ahmed and the Director SKIMS Prof Abdul Gani Ahangar inaugurated the ATMs jointly.  “As institution we are dedicated to provide world class products and hassle free services to

J&K Bank donates ambulance to Dargah Hazratbal

Srinagar, Nov 30: J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmad today presented the state-of-the-art ambulance to the senior functionaries of J&K Waqf Board while paying obeisance at the Dargah Hazratbal on Thursday. The Imam of Dargah Moulana Kamaluddin Farooqi received the Chairman along with his team at the sanctum sanctorum of Dargah and prayed for the

Review denial of SHRC ordered compensation to human shield victim: NC to CM 

Srinagar: National Conference on Thursday asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to review her Government’s decision to deny compensation to the human-shield victim Farooq Ahmed Dar of Beerwah as per the recommendations of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC). In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the party said the Chief Minister’s tendency to wait for orders

‘Transgenders suffering from stress, have even attempted suicide’

Srinagar: Several transgenders are suffering from depression, stress and other mental issues and many among them have even attempted suicides, Aijaz Ahmad Bund, author of  book ‘Hijras of Kashmir-A Marginalized Form of Personhood’ said on Thursday. Bund was addressing audience during the book release function of ‘Hijras of Kashmir’ organised by Kashmir Womens’s Collective (KWC) in

Innovative Online Supermarket launched in Srinagar, offers home delivery services

Srinagar Nov 30: An Innovative new start-up was launched today in Srinagar. The event was inaugurated by. Imran Raza Ansari, Minister for Information technology, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports. VALLEY BASKET which brands itself as a door-to-door home-delivery company, is an online supermarket offering everything you need at your doorstep at discounted prices. The

CM visits SMGS hospital, suspended medical superintendent

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday paid a surprise visit of the SMGS Hospital here and personally took stock of the sanitation, medical facilities and availability of medicine to the patients. The Chief Minister visited various wards and Inpatient units of the Hospital. She also personally inspected the OPD, casualty, wash rooms, corridors and other places

Rashid Ali Dar retires, M A Chaudhary posted PD&S judge Srinagar

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday ordered transfer and posting of three judicial officers in the interest of administration. According to an order by Registrar Judicial, Mohammad Akram Chaudhary, Principal District & Sessions Judge, Kathua has been transferred and posted as Principal District & Sessions Judge, Srinagar against the vacancy caused due to the

JRL condemns use of pellets, bullets against protesters

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Thursday paid tributes to five militants, killed in separate encounters with government forces at Budgam and Baramulla districts even as it strongly condemned use of pellets and bullets against protesters on Thursday. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik paid rich tributes to five armed youth killed

Dr Nisar appointed Registrar NIT Srinagar

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 30: Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir, Joint Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi has been appointed Registrar, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar. Dr Nisar besides looking after various bureaus in UGC, was country head for the prestigious National Academic Depository (NAD) project, under which a digital locker is being created for students

Govt extends Gratuity benefit to NPS employees

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 30: In a significant decision, the Government has extended the benefit of Death-cum-Retirement gratuity to the employees working under the New Pension Scheme (NPS). “Provided that the Government employees/ family members of such Government employees as have been appointed or brought on regular establishment on or after 01.01.2010, on their retirement/death in harness shall

7-day workshop on research methodology concludes at KU

  Srinagar, Nov 30: A seven-day workshop on ‘Research Methodology in Economics and Allied Subjects’ concluded at the University of Kashmir on Thursday. The workshop was organised by the Department of Economics to acquaint the participants with use and application of research methods and techniques for analysis and comprehensive interpretation of both quantitative and qualitative data. The

Unsheduled power cuts irks residents of Mugalpora village in Shopian

Shopian: The residents of Mugalpora Keegam  and other adjacent villages of district Shopian are accusing Power Development Department of playing a ‘cruel joke’ with ‘rural people’ by resorting to unscheduled power cuts from past ‘several’ weeks. The residents of the village told INS that: “Since the shifting of capital from Srinagar to Jammu, we have

Militant killed in Sopore identified as LeT Divisional Commander, sources

Sopore: The militant killed in Sagipora area of Sopore, Baramulla district, encounter on Thursday has been identified as Divisional Commander of Lashkar e Taiba. According to Police sources the militant has been identfied as Muzammil Ahmad of Pakistan. “He was an A++ category militant,” sources said. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the site.

Lalpora Tral among 26 villages in Kashmir without electricity in 21st century

Basharat Rashid Pulwama: One of the far-off villages in South Kashmir’s Tral in Pulwama district is without electricity, even in the 21st century, with locals mostly making use of solar lights and oil lamps to enlight their houses. Residents of Wazil-Kulnad Lalpora area , the remote village of Tral sub district, told “The INS News”

Food safety: HC chides govt for its non-serious attitude

  Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court chided the state for its non-seriousness in implementation of food safety provisions even as it observed that pure food was fundamental right to all citizens. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey also directed the government

Indolent approach of prosecution can’t be encouraged: HC

  Srinagar: Holding that indolent approach of prosecution cannot be encouraged, the J&K High Court has upheld trial court’s order, closing prosecution evidence in a ten-year-old case in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The case (FIR No.139/2007) was registered in police station Pattan for commission of offences punishable under Sections 307, 394, 354, 201, 120-B and

Farooq, Omar pray for peace on Eid-e-Milad

Farooq, Omar pray for peace on Eid-e-Milad Srinagar: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday felicitated people on the auspicious occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW). Praying for the restoration of peace and stability in the State, Farooq and Omar said Eid-ul-Milad was an occasion to dedicate ourselves to the teachings of

Srinagar Strikers wins Kashmir Premier League in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Srinagar Strikers Jeddah crushed Rawalakot Rangers Jubail by 10 wickets to lift the first edition of the Kashmir Premier League played at Nofa ground KSA. Srinagar Strikers struck the double blow to Rawalakot in third over of the innings sending back both the openers Najmas Saqib (8 runs) and Amer Parvez (6 runs). Suhail

Pakherpora encounter: One more militant killed; toll 4

Srinagar, Nov 30: One more militant ha s been killed in an operation at Fotlipora village in Pakherpora of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday, taking death toll of militants to four. Army’s Srinagar based defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia in a statement to GNS said that one more militant hiding in the village have

Sopore Encounter : One militant killed, operation continues

Sopore: One militant has killed so far in the Sagipora forest following specific inputs about the presence of some militants in the area. As such the joint team of forces intensified the combing operation to trace the hiding militants and fired several warning shots. The fire was retaliated by the militants triggering of a gunfight. When

CASO launched in Anantnag village

Srinagar: Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in Shangran area of Anantnag district in South Kashmir. According to INS, forces cordoned the area after receiving the inputs about the presence of militants. 19RR SOG,  police and 164 CRPF jointly conducting CASO. More details awaited.

Leh coldest at minus 9.4C in J&K: MET

Srinagar: The minimum temperature in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region plunged by several degrees last night, with Leh town being the coldest place in the state, a Met department official said today. The official said the temperature in Leh dipped to minus 9.4C last night. In the nearby Kargil town, which was the coldest place

Sopore encounter: Para commando injured in ongoing gunfight

Peerzada Waseem Srinagar: A para commando sustained bullet wounds in an ongoing gunfight at Sagipora forest area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. Official sources told local news agency that a joint team of army’s 22 RR and SOG launched a cordon and search operation at Sagipora forest following specific inputs about the


Pakherpora gunfight: Three militants killed, internet services suspended

Srinagar: : Three militants have been killed in an ongoing operation at Fotlipora village in Pakherpora of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday, Army said. An official spokesman said the firing between militants and security forces took place at Futlipora, Pakharpora of Budgam district. “Firing was on in the area. We suspect two militants in

Pakherpora encounter: Two youth receive pellet injury, private car set on fire

Srinagar: At least two youths were injured in clashes near the site of gunfight in Futlipora village of Pakherpora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday. Reports said that youth took to streets and pelted the forces with stones to disrupt the anti-militant operation. The forces, they said, responded by firing teargas shells and

Encounter rages in Sopore forests

Peerzada Waseem Srinagar  An encounter started between militants and Goverment forces at Sagipora forest area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. Official sources told local news agency that a joint team of army’s 22 RR and SOG launched a cordon and search operation at Sagipora forest following specific inputs about the presence

Cold wave intensifies in J&K

Srinagar: A clear night sky has intensified further the cold wave conditions in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Leh is coldest at minus 9.4 degrees Celsius, the Met said. “The night temperatures dropped further today throughout the state. Present cold wave conditions are likely to continue till Sunday or Monday,” a MET department official said.

CISF constable shoots wife, colleague among 3 to death in Kishtwar

Jammu: A The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Constable on Thursday shot his wife, colleague and wife to death with his service rifle in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. “During wee hours on Thursday at around 0200 hrs, we received an information of a shoot-out in CISF quarters in the NHPC colony in Shalimar

Pakherpora gunfight: Civilian injured in clashes; 2 militants trapped

Srinagar:  Two militants are believed hiding in central Kashmir’s Budgam as a security forces’ search patrol came under fire on Thursday morning. An official spokesman said the firing between militants and security forces took place at Futlipora, Pakharpora of Budgam district. “Firing is on in the area. We suspect two militants in the area,” said

Ensure evening transport in Srinagar, Deputy Commissioner to transporters 

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 29: Taking cognizance of complaints of unavailability of public transport facilities in the evenings in the district, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rashid Shah, today convened a meeting with transporters representing different transport associations operating in the district. The DC, while acknowledging the concerns of the transporters operating in the district, gave clear-cut

Sopore: BJP leaders house set on fire

Sopore: Unknown persons set Bharatiya Janata Party leaders house on fire on Wednesday evening at Dangarpora area of Sopore, in North Kashmirs Baramulla district. The BJP, Sopore constituency president, Farooq Ahmad Rathers house was attacked by unknown persons and set his house on fire. according to eye witnesses Farooqs house has been completely damaged but

Root cause of militancy needs to be identified, fixed: Mehbooba

Kathua: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that the root cause of militancy needs to be identified and fixed even as she lauded the J&K Police for its “patience and discipline” in dealing with situations. Addressing the Attestation cum Passing Out Parade of 25th batch of Police Training School, Kathua here, the Chief Minister

Mehbooba orders withdrawal of 744 cases against 4327 youths

Mehbooba orders withdrawal of 744 cases against 4327 youths Jammu: In a major decision, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has approved the withdrawal of cases against 4327 youth involved in 744 cases of ‘law and order’ nature. This follows the recommendation of a high powered committee headed by Director General of Police which submitted its report

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik share one platform  ‘We have two only options: surrender or resent brute situations’  

Srinagar: Chairmen of Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and JKLF Chief Yasin Malik on Wednesday shared one platform. The occasion, a rarity during PDP-BJP dispensation, comes at a time when New Delhi’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma was in Kashmir Valley. The leaders, who comprise joint resistance leadership, addressed a Seerat Conference

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OGW of HM, LeT arrested

Kulgam: An over ground worker, Altaf Sheikh, has been arrested by Army, and had been working for Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar e Taiba outfits, sources said. “He was a close confidante of Hizbul Mujahideen & LeT militants operating in Qaimoh belt of Kulgam district,” police sources said. Official confirmation is awaited.


Help police to trace missing teenager boy

Srinagar, November 29:         Srinagar: Police Station Soura received a complaint from one person namely Mohammad Yousuf Dar son of Abdul Ahad Dar resident of Hyder Colony Upper Soura that his son namely Sahil Yousf Dar student of 9th class, 16 years old, is missing from 22nd of November 2017. Anybody having any information

Shortage of fertilizers in Valley, Govt writes to Union Minister

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 29- Shortage of fertilizers has hit farmers and fruit growers of state badly to the extent that the Minister of Horticulture had to intervene and on Wednesday urged central government to step in to resolve the issue. Apple Growers Associations had recently called upon the Horticulture Minister, Syed Basharat Burkhari,  regarding shortage of fertilizers

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Beware: 3 months license suspension for using mobile while driving

Srinagar: Senior Superintendent of Traffic City Srinagar Tahir Saleem Khan on Wednesday said that the license of those found using their mobile phones while driving would be suspended for at least three months or more under section 19 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 read with Rule, 21 of Central Motor Vehicles Rule, 1989.

Do you know JKPDC daily wagers enter 48th-day of protest, 15-days of hunger strike

  Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Do you know daily wage employees of Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation are on hunger strike since last 15 days in Ganderbal and on Wednesday they entered their 48th day of protest demanding  regularisation of services. JKPDC daily wagers are protesting from October 13 demanding regularisation of services. Employees threatened

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