February 2018

DLCSC clears 135 relief, compensation cases

RAJOURI : District Level Coordination cum Screening Committee (DLCSC) Wednesday cleared 135 cases related to militancy incidents and cross-border firing for compensation, relief and employment. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of District Magistrate, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. SSP Yougal Manhas, SP CID-CI Khalid Amin, ADM Abdul Qayoom Mir, SDM Abdul Sattar, Commandant BSF, Commandant


Govt suspends Dr A G Ahangar

Srinagar: Government on Wednesday suspended  Dr AG Ahanger, Secretary (coordination) in Health and Medical Education Department. The former Director of SKIMS has been attached to Health and Medical Education Department till the suspension. “Consequent upon the approval of the governing body of SKIMS , soura, Srinagar and pending enquiry in terms of Rule 31 of

330-MW Kishanganga HEP in final stages of commissioning, CS reviews progress

  JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Wednesday reviewed the progress of the 330-MW Kishanganga HEP being constructed in Gurez area of Bandipora district, which has reached its final stages of commissioning. The 330MW Kishanganga HEP envisages diversion of river Kishanganga from Gurez valley into an underground powerhouse with 3 units of 110MW each and discharging the


Weather Forecast: Javaid Mir asks DDMs to stay alert

  JAMMU:  Minister for Disaster Management Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Javaid Mustafa Mir has directed the Divisional and District Disaster Management Authorities to be in a state of preparedness in view of the inclement weather forecast issued by Meteorological Department for next three days. The Minister instructed IGP Traffic to ensure that all precautionary measures are

J&K Bank wins MHSM Gold Cup

Srinagar: J&K Bank chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Parvez Ahmed has complimented the bank’s football team for winning the first Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament. The team outplayed their rivals Real Kashmir Football Club by a single goal in the summit clash at GGM Science College Football ground in Jammu on

Budgam: DSEK asks HoI, ZEO’s to submit report of infrastructure, requirement in schools before Mar 10

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 28: Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Dr. G.N. Itoo Wednesday dedirecte all the head of the Institutions and Zonal Education Officers of District Budgam to submit a report about the infrastructure or any other requirement in their schools before March 10, 2018.  Itoo visited various schools in Budgam to take stock of the educational scenario

Mehbooba meets Prime Minister

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi here on Wednesday evening. During the meeting, the Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister about the overall situation in the State. She informed the Prime Minister that the people of Jammu & Kashmir have been suffering

2 minors injured as ‘suspicious thing’ goes off in Anantnag

Srinagar: Two minor boys were injured in a blast while fiddling with some “some suspicious thing” in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A police spokesman said that Liyakat Khan (14) son of Amjad Khan, and Ishfaq Khan (12) son of Aarif Khan, were injured when they were fiddling with some suspicious thing which exploded accidently near

Deposit licensed guns in next 5 days: DC Kupwara

Kupwara: District Magistrate Kupwara on Wednesday asked licensed gun owners to deposit their weapons in the respective police stations within five days. The instructions came after the reports of three missing residents of WarnovLolab, who apparently was on a hunting expedition in the upper reaches of Lashikote forests when they got trapped in a snow

Jammu: Vehicles moving towards Jammu-Srinagar highway which was closed due to heavy snowfall in Kashmir valley, near Patnitop, about 110 km from Jammu on Saturday.PTI Photo(PTI1_7_2017_000270A)

Weatherman issues advisory about snow, rains in J&K from tomorrow

Srinagar: Weatherman on Wednesday issued an advisory about moderate rain and snow at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir in Ladakh, mainly in Kargil district from tomorrow till March 3. “ A fresh Western Disturbance is affecting J&K and adjoining areas and most likely to affect the state from 01-03-2018 morning to 03-03-2018 (Forenoon),” reads the

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Former militant shot at, injured in Tral

Pulwama: Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday evening fired upon and injured a former militant near Eidgah Tral in this south Kashmir district. The former militant identified as Ajaz Ahmed Shah son of Ali Mohammad Shah sustained serious injures and was shifted to Sub District Hospital Tral from where he was referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized

Bar seeks judicial probe into Hizb militant’s killing inside Tral police station

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe into the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mushtaq Ahmad Chopian inside a police station in Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “The Bar Association expresses its deep concern over the death of Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan of Tral, who was arrested on 09.01.2018 at

Farooq led NC delegation meets Guv, complain ‘unilateral’ decisions by govt

Jammu: A delegation of opposition National Conference led by its president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday met governor NN Vohra here and complained about ‘unilateral’ decisions taken by the government regarding some administrative units. The delegations comprised NC leaders and members from Nowshera, Sunderbani and Kalakote. Devinder Singh Rana, MLA, also accompanied the delegation. Recalling

Mehbooba welcomes GoI’s decision to slash airfare for Hajj

New Delhi: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the decision of the Government of India to substantially reduce the airfare for the Hajj pilgrims from India from this year. Thanking the Centre, particularly Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for the decision, the Chief Minister said the move would balance the cost escalation due to withdrawal of

Tral Hizb militant killed in custody: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday condemning the killing of Hizbul Mujahieden cadre Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan during “custody” at Police Station Tral. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the amalgam said the police story related to the incident was unacceptable and seems totally concocted in view of the statement

Farooq for formal naming of Sheikh-ul-Alam (RA) International Airport, to take up issue with MHA, Civil Aviation Ministry 

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said he will take up the issue about the formal naming of Airport at Srinagar as Sheikh-ul-Alam (RA) International Airport with MHA and Ministry of Civil Aviation New Delhi. Farooq, as Chairman chaired the meeting of the Airport Advisory Committee

MLA Habba Kadal releases  Rs 35 lacs for construction of footpath at Khona Khan Dalgate

Srinagar: MLA Habba Kadal Advocate Shamim Firdous Wednesday instructed officials to speed up the construction work at especially khona khan Dalgate drainage. Shamim was visiting several areas like Mandir bagh, kohna khan Dalgate , Mir mohalla to take stock of the ongoing works in these localities. “MLA visited work and progress sites and gave instructions

Police arrests accused in a kidnapping case, rescues girl

Ganderbal: Police on Wednesday  claimed to have arrested the accused in a kidnapping case of a girl ‘in shortest possible time’. “Ganderbal police received a complaint from one person Muhammad Maqbool Dar that his daughter (name withheld) has been kidnapped by Muhammad Altaf Dar son of Muhammad Amin Dar resident of Banyari Jalalpora Hajin,” police

Protesting Contractors lock R&B office, demand clearance of pending bills

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Contractors Coordination committee locked Roads and building chief’s office at Rajbagh on Wednesday to protest and demand clearance of pending bills. According to protesting contractors all the R&B offices in Kashmir division were locked by the contractors. According to J &K Hot Mix Plants & Contractors Coordination Committee president the pending bills have surged

Police detain protesting Wild Life deptt employees in Lal chowk

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday detained protesting wild life department employees trying to march towards Divisional commissioner Kashmir’s office. Protesting employees were demanding payment of wages of casual labours as per minimum wages act and enhancement of risk allowance of regularized employees. Police swung into action and bundled several protesters in police vans.

CASO in DC pulwama’s office

Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday conducted cordon and search operation in the building of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama’s office. “All the employees were evacuated before searches were conducted in the DC office building,” reports said. Reports said that joint operation was launched by 55 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army, 183 Battalion CRPF and SOG of Jammu

DSP lynching: Govt appoints 2 special public prosecutors

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed two Special Public Prosecutors to conduct the case involving alleged lynching of Deputy SP Ayub Pandith at the premises of Jamia Masjid here last year. “In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (1) of section 492 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Samvat 1989, the Government

Man stabs neighbour for ‘incessantly’ reciting poetry

Dublin: Be cautious if you are an avid poetry reader because it could become life threatening. Believe it or not a man was stabbed by his neighbour in Dublin over “incessantly” reciting poetry, Irishtimes reported. Dublin is the capital of Republic of Ireland. The attacker has been identified as John Paul Mulready (40). He stabbed

SMC demolishes illegal structures at Dr. Ali Jan road

Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal committee Wednesday dismantled illegal construction in Zoonimar area of Srinagar. According to officials the Enforcement wing conducted a demolition drive at Dr. Ali Jan road zoonimar in Soura area. “Nobody is allowed any structure without permission and we won’t tolerate any violation in the Srinagar city,” officials said. SMC also raised unauthorized

Tral shuts for 3rd day over killing of under detention militant

By Basharat Rashid Tral: Tral sub division of Pulwama district in South Kashmir observed a shutdown on third consecutive day on Wednesday against the killing of a detained militant who died in a grenade blast. Mushtaq Ahmad chopan, resident of Waged village in Aripal Tral, was killed on Monday after a grenade blast happened near the police station Tral

Seven soldiers including officer injured after vehicle turns turtle

Srinagar: Seven army soldiers including an officer were injured after a vehicle of it’s Quick Reaction Team (QRT) turned turtle at Langate area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday. “Seven soldiers including a JCO were injured and have been hospitalized,” reports said.

Mehbooba meets Jaitley, seeks alleviating repaying burden on J&K Govt

New Delhi: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in New Delhi, met the Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley here on Tuesday evening. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed in detail the economic issues confronting the State besides the implementation of Rs. One Lakh Crore Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP). Mehbooba Mufti sought timely and

Police to launch app for women in need of help: DGP

Jammu: J&K Police will launch an app for women in need of help for their safety and to check crime against them, Director General of Police, Dr. S.P Vaid said on Tuesday. He made the announcement when a team of ANNA-India (a society to empower) called on him on the occasion of World NGO Day

Hizb militant killed in custody: Geelani; says police version unacceptable, ‘such stores are outdated’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday rejected police version into the killing of Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan, a Hizb militant, inside police station Tral. “The police version is unacceptable,” the octogenarian leader said and termed it one “more concocted story”. “The photographs and circumstance suggest that it is deliberate murder and story


Army commander arrives, reviews LoC, hinterland situation in Kashmir 

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu on Tuesday arrived in Srinagar visited to review the prevailing security situation amidst heightened tensions along the Line of Control, a defence ministry spokesman said. Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited forward areas in Kupwara and Baramulla districts and

Prenatal sex determination: Govt seals various USG centres in Kupwara

Kupwara: In order to curb the menace of illegal sex determination and other unethical practices, the district administration Kupwara on Tuesday launched a special drive against the USG centres violating the provisions of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act. A team of Officers headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara and Chief Medical Officer


Shifting prisoners to outside jails ‘autocratic, condemnable’: JRL, holds sit-in at Jamia  

Srinagar: Resistance leaders on Tuesday staged a sit-in protest at historic Jamia Masjid over the plight of the prisoners lodged in different jails. The call for the protest was given by a Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and the protest was participated by several


Contractors detained demanding clearance of pending Rs 500 cr bills, begin strike

Srinagar: Members of Jammu and Kashmir Hot Mix Plants and coordination Committee Tuesday launched strike demanding clearance of pending bills to the tune of Rs ‘500 crore’. Contractors protested here in Lal chowk, and accused Finance minister of deliberately ‘creating problems and pushing contractors to bankruptcy’.  “We have stopped operation and we will be on strike

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Chinese cricketers to join Peshawar Zalmi squad for upcoming PSL fixture

ISLAMABAD: Two Chinese cricketers are set to join the Peshawar Zalmi squad on Thursday for the tenth fixture of the Pakistan Super League 2018 in Sharjah. Jian Li and Yufie Zhang were recruited by the Zalmi in an effort to promote cricket in China, the team’s China representative, Amir Suhail Afridi told APP on Tuesday.

Maldives declines India’s invite for naval exercise: Navy chief

New Delhi: Maldives has declined India’s invitation to participate in the biennial naval exercise Milan, which starts March 6, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said on Tuesday. Maldives has not given any reason for the decision, Lanba told reporters on the sidelines of an event here. Navy sources said over 16 countries have confirmed their

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4 rounds of funerals held for slain Hizb militant; shutdown in Tral

Tral: Four rounds of funeral prayers were held for slain under custody Hizbul Mujahideen militant, in Tral area of this south Kashmir district. Eyewitnesses said some militants also appeared at the funeral and offered gun-salute to their fellow. In a grenade blast at police station Tral, an under custody militant identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan

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Funeral prayers in absentia held for missing persons in Kupwara avalanche

Kupwara: The funeral prayers in absentia were held for the three persons who were buried in an avalanche in Lashkote forests of Lolab in north Kashmir on Saturday. Thousands attended the funeral prayers on Tuesday in Warnow and Dardpora areas of Lolab as the missing persons could not be traced out. The trio buried under

JRL to hold sit in at Jama masjid

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership is going to hold sit in today at central mosque Srinagar after Zuhr prayers. According to reports  the Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation front has reached the Jamia masjid and will lead the protest. The protests has been organised  “against  oppression” unleashed against inmates & shifting of inmates Outside Valley From Central Jail Srinagar.”

Mehbooba meets Rajnath in Delhi, discuss border situation, AoA implementation

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence in Delhi on Tuesday. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed obtaining situation in the State particularly the plight of residents of border villages who have been suffering due to continued cross LoC shelling in the State,

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Poor drainage irks Pampore residents

Pulwama: Residents of Patalbagh village in Pampore tehsil of this south Kashmir district demand proper drainage system. Scores of residents in Patalbagh, which is located near Galandar (NH1A) at Pampore, said besides basic facilities like water and electricity, the village lacks also lacks proper drainage system. “Due to poor drainage system, we face a lot

Hajin shuts over militant death

Bandipora: Hajin town of Bandipora district is observing a shutdown on Tuesday to mourn the killing of  Lashkar-e-Toiba militant in a gunfight with forces on Monday. “All the shops, business establishments and educational institutions are shut,  and mobile Internet service in the entire district remains suspended,” locals said.  

Prevent massive, multiple militant funerals in Kashmir: CID report

Srinagar: The intelligence wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police has asked the state police chief to take steps to prevent “massive and multiple” funerals of militants in the Valley, Indian Express reported. According The Indian Express a confidential report sent by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), to Director General of

Militant injured in Hajin gunfight succumbs

Baramulla: A militant, who had reportedly escaped in injured condition from Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, has succumbed, official sources said on Tuesday. They said the militant believed to be from Pakistan had suffered serious bulle t injuries in the encounter with joint team of police, army and CRPF at Bonmohalla area of the

Will Govt Amend KAS Rules To Belittle Merit?

Jammu: Will the government bringing about an amendment to Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service Rules to delink Promotee Quota of Secretariat-I service from KAS cadre? Sources said that a process has been initiated and a report in this regard has been prepared by the committee under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Home department to be

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CUK to function from Ganderbal in fortnight: Bukhari

Jammu: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday said that the Central University Kashmir would start function from Ganderbal within fifteen days, while directing the divisional and district administration to extend full support to the Varsity authorities to shift Vice Chancellor Office and allied offices to the originally designated area. The Minister was

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