December 2017

Court award death to man for rape-n-murder of minor in 2005

Srinagar: A court in Srinagar on Saturday awarded death penalty to a 40-year-old man from Mehjoor Nagar Srinagar for “brutal rape and murder” of a minor girl in 2005. After committing rape, the accused, Farooq Ahmed Pinzoo of Mahjoor Nagar Srinagar, had wrapped the body of the girl, a 6-year-old body in a sack and

4 KAS officer shifted

Srinagar: The State government on Saturday ordered transfer of four KAS officers in the interest of justice. According to an order issued here, Krishan Lal (KAS), Deputy Labour Commissioner (Central), has been transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, against an available vacancy. Sher Singh (KAS), under orders of transfer as Deputy Chief Executive

Mehbooba: Panchayat, ULB polls to empower JK’s grassroots institutions

Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said her government was committed to empowerment of grassroots level institutions and the proposed elections to the Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies is a major step in this direction. “The Government made a commitment on the floor of the House in June last year that the elections to

Governor asks CS to order immediate fire safety audit of hospitals, malls

Jammu: Governor N.N. Vohra on Saturday asked Chief Secretary to issue immediate instructions to all Deputy Commissioners in the State to have an immediate Fire Safety Audit conducted, particularly in regard to hospitals, shopping centres, malls etc. “Consequent to yesterday’s fire incident in Bombay which resulted in the loss of property and death of fourteen

JKSSB issues 90 selection lists

Jammu: The J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) declared 90 selection lists at the 134th Board meeting convened under the chairpersonship of Dr Simrandeep Singh, Chairman, JKSSB here last evening. According to a JKSSB spokesman, the selections include for the posts of Junior and Senior Crafts Instructors in Handicrafts Department as also the much-awaited and long

DGP praises cops, says they have brought laurels

Srinagar: Director General of Police S.P. Vaid on Saturday said Kashmir Police has done appreciable investigation in the cases related to militancy, ‘law & order’ in the past one year. Addressing police personnel at a Darbar held in DPL Srinagar, the DGP said that he was proud of the achievements of the J&K police personnel

DGP decorates Munir Khan with ADGP rank

Srinagar: Director General of Police J&K Dr S. P. Vaid on Saturday decorated Munir Ahmed Khan with the rank of ADGP at a function held in the Conference Hall of DPL Srinagar. This pipping ceremony was attended by DIG South Kashmir Range, DIG Central Kashmir, all the SSsP of South Kashmir and three districts of

Tube-wells installed under NRDWP defunct in Tral

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: People in Tral town of south Kashmir demand repairing of the damaged tube-wells installed by Public Health Engineering (PHE) department few years back. The tube-wells were installed by PHE’s underground water level wing under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) scheme. People also demand strengthening of other PHE based schemes. As

Mirwaiz pays tributes to ‘Dastgeer sahib (RA)’

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq paid tributes to one of the top Islamic missionary and spiritual saint of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), On the annual Urs of the saint, Mirwaiz, who is also chief of Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, said that Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) dedicated his life for Islam

CM appoints G A Khatana as VC advisory board for Gujjars and Bakerwals

Srinagar: The Chief Minister has appointed Gulzar Ahmad Khatana of Kokernag as Vice Chairperson, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Gujjar & Bakerwals. According to an order issued here, Khatana will replace Choudhary Zafar Ali and his salary would consolidated amount of Rs. 80,000 (Eighty Thousand) per month. He has been entitled to a

In digital era, Uri villages without mobile connectivity

Baramulla: In this digital era, several villages of Uri in this north Kashmir district have no mobile connectivity. The locals of the villages like Dardkote, Isham, Uroosa Govalta and Rawa Runda said they have time and again approached the local administration to start mobile connectivity in the area but to no avail. “We even staged

192 pilgrims denied visa by India for Nizamuddin Urs: Pak Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday claimed that India has denied visas to nearly 200 pilgrims who wanted to visit the country to participate in the Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya. “Pakistan regrets the last minute postponement and non-issuance of visas by India” for the visit of 192 devotees to participate in the Urs ceremony (death

Baramulla woman’s murder case solved in 24 hours

  Baramulla: Police has solved within 24 hours the mysterious murder of a woman whose body was found lying in an orchard in Juhama area of this north Kashmir district on Friday. The case was solved with the help of CCTV footage of district hospital Baramulla, police sources told INS. They said accused, Gulzar Ahmad

Facebook apologises for mistakes in removing hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has apologised after an investigation revealed moderators make the wrong call on almost half of posts deemed offensive. The site admitted it left up offensive posts that violate community guidelines despite being armed with 7,500 content reviewers. One such post was a picture of a corpse with the words ‘the only good

Israeli troops wound 56 Palestinians in fresh clashes

GAZA CITY: At least 56 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank and Gaza on Friday as they protested in a fresh “day of rage” over US President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israeli forces also hit the Gaza Strip with tank fire and air strikes after rockets

Obama second former president to win ‘most popular’ title

  WASHINGTON: Former US president Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton remain the most admired man and woman in the United States, according to a survey by Gallup Poll released on Friday. Obama edged out President Donald Trump, 17 per cent to 14 per cent, while Clinton edged out Michelle Obama, nine


4 CRPF personnel injured in Humhama road mishap

Budgam: Four CRPF personnel were injured after a fast moving tipper collided with a CRPF bullet proof jeep at Humhama on Saturday morning, police said. Police sources said that at around 0540 hours, a fast moving tipper driven by Iqbal Sofi of Kralpora Dharambugh bearing registration number JK01P-8175 hit a CRPF BP gypsy bearing registration

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One-way traffic on Sgr Jammu highway due to landslides

Jammu: Only one-way movement of heavy-motor vehicles is allowed from Jammu to Kashmir on Saturday after landslides hit the strategic Srinagar Jammu national highway. An official said that landslides hit the 300-km highway at Battery Chashma on early Saturday, blocking the movement of traffic. However, light-motor vehicles are allowed to ply from both sides, he


Thousands attend night-long prayers at Dastgeer sahib shrine

Srinagar: Braving bone chilling cold, thousands of devotees participated in the night-long prayers on Friday at the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) popularly known as Dastgeer Sahib at Khanyar here. The annual Urs of the revered saint is being observed with religious fervour and enthusiasm in Kashmir Valley. Special prayers were held

India to ‘strongly’ take up Palestinian envoy’s presence in Hafiz Saeed rally

Palestinian envoy Walid Abu Ali and Hafiz Saeed (right) New Delhi: After Palestine’s ambassador to Pakistan took part in a Jerusalem-related rally along with Mumbai terror attack alleged mastermind Hafiz Saeed, India has said it will “strongly” register a protest with the Palestinian representative in Delhi and authorities in Ramallah. “We have seen reports in

Night temp plunges: Srinagar at -3.5C, Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir at -6.6C

Srinagar: The night temperature in Srinagar plunged to 3.5 degrees Celsius below zero while world famous ski-resort of Gulmarg was coldest place in Kashmir Valley at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius, weatherman said on Saturday. The minimum temperature in this summer capital of state decreased by several notches from minus 2.8 degrees Celsius the previous night

First day: Javaid Mustafa reviews disaster management sector

Jammu: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Javaid Mustafa Mir, on Friday convened an officers meeting to review functioning of the department. Among others Commissioner/Secretary, DMRRR, Shafiq Ahmed Raina, Relief Commissioner (Migrants) Manohar Lal Raina, Director (Finance) Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project, Mohamed Yusuf Pandit, Director (Finance) DMRRR, Zahoor Ahmed Wani, Director

Intending Hajj pilgrims asked to collect Cover Numbers from Jan 1

Srinagar: According to Executive Officer, State Haj Committee intending Haj Pilgrims of Kashmir Division are informed to collect their Cover Number slips from 1st January, 2018 to 6th January, 2018 from the offices of respective Deputy Commissioners. However, the Pilgrims of district Srinagar can obtain the same from Haj House, Bemina Srinagar. The Cover Number

Mehbooba greets people on Dastageer Sahib (RA) urs

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has greeted people on the annual Urs of Peer Dastgeer Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) Sahib being observed on Saturday. In her message, Mehbooba said in the teachings and practices of Hazrat Peer Dastageer (RA) Sahib lies the way ahead to get out of the troubles and tribulations of

Farmer scientist interaction prog held in Doda

Doda: A two-day farmer scientist interaction programme was organised by the department of Agriculture under ATMA scheme at Agriculture Complex here on Friday. Scientists from regional horticulture research station, Bhaderwah and experts from the department of agriculture Doda interacted with farmers on various aspects related to agriculture, horticulture, KCC and mushroom cultivation. Haroon Hussain, AEO,

Govt unleashing ‘repression’ on people, leadership to silence them to submission: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday accused government of unleashing “repression” on people and leadership to silence them into submission. Addressing a gathering at historic Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz said Jammu and Kashmir has been converted into a police state. Mirwaiz also took to twitter and wrote: “At #JamaMasjid

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Militant arrested in Baramulla

Srinagar: A militant has been arrested in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla, sources told INS. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the militant identified as Firdous Wani. More details awaited.

Govt orders creation of social media cells in DyCM, CS offices

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered creation of social media cells in the office Deputy Chief Minister and Chief Secretary. In an order issued here, the government has also accorded to the constitution of a search committee under the chairmanship of Director Information to work out modalities for the functioning of these Social Media

Palestinian boy held for protesting against Trump’s Jerusalem move released on bail

Srinagar: A teenage Palestinian boy, whose photograph went viral on social media and sparked condemnations across the world for Israeli forces’ use of force, has been released on bail, Al Jazeera reported on Friday. 16-year-old Fawzi al-Junaidi, who was charged for pelting stones at Israeli forces — an accusation he repeatedly denied — was released

‘India facing ‘very very big’ challenges in gender justice’

Washington: A top UN Women official has said India is facing “very very big” challenges in gender justice. She however added that the Modi-led BJP government has “prioritised” women’s issues in its policies and programmes but there is a need for greater momentum. Lakshmi Puri, assistant secretary-general of the United Nations and deputy executive director

Muslims clerics divided over triple talaq bill

Lucknow: Muslim clerics are sharply divided over the triple talaq bill which was tabled in Parliament on Thursday. A section of the clergy led by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) opposed the bill saying it interfered with the ‘shariat’ (Islamic law), while some other clerics and women rights activists lent full support

Govt warns against investing in bitcoins

New Delhi: The government on Friday warned people against investing in virtual currencies, including Bitcoins, saying there were like ponzi schemes. “There has been a phenomenal increase in the recent times in the price of virtual currencies including Bitcoins in India and globally. The VCs do not have any intrinsic value and are not backed

Russia probe makes US ‘look very bad’: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said he believes the probe into Russian meddling in the US election “makes the country look very bad,” according to The New York Times. Speaking to the newspaper on Thursday, Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller will treat him fairly — a view in contrast with recent

Sopore: PDD casual labourer dies after pole falls on him

Sopore: A casual labourer of power development department (PDD) died on Friday when an electric pole, which he was repairing, fell on him. Feroz Ahmed Shiekh, son of late Ghulam Nabi Shiekh, resident of Tujjer Shieif, was repairing electric poles at Harwan, Zainageer belt in this north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports said. He was rushed

‘Humans of Hindutva’ founder closes Facebook page after death threats

New Delhi: A controversial Facebook page that rose to fame by way of satirising and parodying right-wing fundamentalists (particularly Hindu right-wing fundamentalists) has been forced to shut down after its creator apparently received death threats. ‘Humans of Hindutva’ as the page was called, was created loosely on the lines of ‘Humans of New York’ and

Will foil Indian design to hamper CPEC project: Pak

QUETTA: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that “conspiracies” being hatched by India against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be foiled with the support of the people of Pakistan, DawnNews reported. Talking to journalists after inaugurating an executive passport office here on Thursday, he alleged that India was using the soil of Afghanistan

Pakistan Army warns US against ‘unilateral action’

Srinagar: Pakistan Army has warned the US against ‘unilateral action’, saying that despite its desire for cooperation on Afghanistan, there could be no compromise on national respect and sovereignty, DawnNews reported. “The armed forces are working with friends and want to continue doing so, but there can be no compromise on our national honour. We

JK Bank opens new branch in Delhi

Srinagar: J&K Bank Executive President S S Sehgal inaugurated the new premises of the Business Unit Vikas Marg, New Delhi. The inauguration took place in presence of the bank’s zonal head, Delhi, Rajni Saraf, vice president Arvind Gupta, other officers of the bank and customers. “It has always been our top priority to render hassle

Tral opens after 3 days of shutdown

Tral: Life returned to normal in Tral sub division of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday after three days of shutdown against the killing of top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander, Noor Mohammad Tantray, in an encounter with forces at Samboora village of Pampore on Monday night. All the shops, educational institutions and other business establishments opened on

Mumbai fire: 14 killed, 19 injured

Mumbai: At least 14 people have been confirmed dead after a major fire broke out on Thursday late night at a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel. Speaking to the media, KEM hospital said that 19 people were injured in the blaze, one person was still in critical condition. The injured have been

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Clashes after CASO in Shopian

Pulwama: Clashes erupted between locals and government forces on Friday morning after the latter launched cordon and search operation (CASO) in Kareemabad village of this south Kashmir district. The situation has returned to normal. Reports said people took to streets and resorted to stone-pelting but were responded by teargas shells by forces, triggering further clashes.

ATM stolen in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara

Anantnag: Burglars decamped with an ATM of State Bank of India in Bijbehara area of this south Kashmir district during Thursday night. They took away the ATM machine along with cash from Arwani crossing of Bijbehara, reports said. Police have registered a case and started investigation.


Fire breaks out in Srinagar’s Nawakadal

Srinagar: Fire broke out in six residential houses in Nawakadal area of Srinagar’s Old City on Friday morning. Reports said fire broke out at the houses of Mehrajuddin Ganai, Mohammad Amin Tramboo and Ashiq Ahmad Khan at Tarbal, Nawakadal causing damage to upper storeys of the structures. Three more houses caught fire at Bulbul Lanker

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