March 2018

All units of Kishenganga power project undergo successful trial: Div Com

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday said that all the three units of prestigious Kishenganga Hydropower Project (HPP) have undergone successful trial run and only a few works are to be completed . The Div Com reviewed the entire work on the project and beautification of banks of discharge canal during a meeting

5 SEs placed as Chief Engineers

Jammu: The Government today ordered promotions, transfers and posting of Chief Engineers in the Public Works Department. According to a government order issued in this regard, consequent upon superannuation of Abdul Hamid, I/C Development Commissioner Works in PWD, Satish Razdan, I/C Chief Engineer (Civil), Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) has been posted as I/C Development Commissioner

Irfan Pathan interacts with youth in event organized by police at Tangmarg

Pattan: India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who was appointed by the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) as the coach-cum-mentor for the 2018-19 season, visited Tangmarg and interacted with the students in this north Kashmir district on Saturday. The programme was organized by Baramulla Police Sub Division Tangmarg. Irfan interacted with students at Town Hall Tangmarg

SPO shot dead in Pulwama

Srinagar: A Special Police Officer (SPO) in Police was shot dead by suspected militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Sources said that the SPO, Mohammad Ashraf, at Muran Chowk in the district at around 4:30 p.m. A resident of Mouchpona village suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to the nearby district hospital.

Meticulous compliance with procedural safeguards vital in preventive detention: HC

Srinagar: Meticulous compliance with the procedural safeguards is mandatory and vital, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has observed while quashing a detention order under Public Safety Act of a youth from Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “To prevent misuse of this potentially dangerous power the law of preventive detention has to be strictly

Official apathy: Gov’t appoints ADC Sopore 24 days back, officer reluctant to join office

Sopore: Twenty four days have passed since the Government transferred Mohammad Asharf Bhat KAS as  Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore but is yet to join office. People are facing immense hardships while officials say ‘they cant anything’ about it. After former ADC was transferred as Assistant Regional Transport Officer Kashmir, Bhat who was ICDS project Officer

All students of country can’t be victimized for fault of few: Harsh

JAMMU, Mar 31: Describing the decision of CBSE to hold retest of class 12th Economics paper all over the country as unjustified’ and ill conceived, National Panthers Party (NPP) Chairman Harsh Dev Singh today called for a review of the decision in view of lacs of students being affected by the reckless move ordered even

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2 killed in road mishap at Tanda-Akhnoor, police force people to arrange vehicle

JAMMU, Mar 31: Two persons were killed after being hit by a speedy car at Tanda area of Akhnoor in Jammu division on Saturday. “Around 9 30 am an unidentified Tavera vehicle hit a Scooty at Tanda area of  Akhnoor in which Ghansham son of Tirath Ram and Arun son of Rajesh Kumar Bittu died on

Jammu: Transporters threaten strike over harassment by IG Traffic 

JAMMU, Mar 31: The members of All J&K Transport Welfare Association, Saturday warned to go on strike if the harassment to public transport drivers, conductors is not stopped by the Traffic Police within next five days. Association Chairman T S Wazir while addressing the meeting with other members expressed serious concern over the attitude of

CSC holds Tele Law cum workshop on PWD

Computer Literacy Percentage of J&K has risen to 21 per cent so far: Renzushah JAMMU: Tele Law and Workshop on PWD Specially Challenged Persons, held at PMKVY CSC Centre Canal Road Jammu wherein the State Head of CSC PSV E-Governance Digital India Khwaja Farooq Renzushah has felicitated people of J&K State as well as entire

Speedy tipper kills differently abled boy in Lolab

Kupwara: A differently abled boy was crushed to death by a speedy vehicle in Tekipora Lolab of district  Kupwara on Saturday. Deceased teenager was identified as Shahid Ahmad Naikoo son of Ghulam Mohammad Naikoo resident of  Naik Mohalla Takipora. “He was hit by speedy tipper near Jamia Masjid Tekipora today afternoon,” locals said. Shahid  was

Mughal road, Bandipora-Gurez road opens for vehicular movement

The historic Mughal road, and Bandipora-Gurez road on Saturday were opened for vehicular movement after remaining closed for almost four months. One way traffic was allowed on Mughal Road, which connects Shopian district in south Kashmir with Rajouri and poonch areas of Jammu division of the state. The road linking Gurez with Bandipora district in

Protests erupt in Soura over detention of student, tear gas used to quell them

Srinagar: Clashes erupted in Soura area of Srinagar after police detained a boy on Saturday, Police resorted to tear gas shelling to quell the agitated people. According to eye witnesses students of a local school hit streets after they learnt that a boy from their school has been detained. “Students including girls came on roads

Budgam: Two electrocuted on bus roof, vehicle seized and driver arrested

Budgam: Two persons were electrocuted in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday while  travelling on a bus roof when they came to contact with the electric wire on Saturday. The incident happened in Watrehail area of Budgam and the victims have been identified as Shabir Ahmad Baba, a resident of Gund Ali and Rafiq Ahmad


Policeman shot at in Khannabal

Srinagar: A policeman has been shot at, injuring him critically, in Khanbal area of Anantnag district on Saturday. The policeman has been identified as Trilok Singh son of Mohan Singh, is a resident of Tral. Sources said he has received bullet in chest. Official confirmation awaited.  

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Kupwara: Govt asks farmers to not cultivate paddy, water scarcity says advisory

Sat, March 31 Kupwara: Government has issued an advisory to farmers here asking them to cultivat alternate, draught resistant and less water consuming cops instead of paddy this year. An advisory  issued from the office of deputy commissioners  kupwara said that executive engineer irrigation and flood control division kupwara has provided inputs regarding scarcity of

Elderly man dies in scuffle with neighbor in Bandipora

Srinagar: An elderly man died in a scuffle with his neighbors in Bandipora area of north Kashmir, police said on Friday. “One person namely Arshid Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Ahmad resident of Bakerpora Baniyar reported in Police Post Ajas, Bandipora that his father got injured during a scuffle with his neighbour on March 29.

We have announced 2018 as ‘Visit Kashmir Year’: TAAI President

Srinagar:Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) President Sunil Kumar on Friday said that 2018 has been announced as “Visit Kashmir Year.” After successfully holding its three-day 64th Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) convention, the delegates are now enjoying their stay in the lap of nature at Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Srinagar. The pre and post-convention

Crown of Khankah-e-Maulla shrine installed

Srinagar: The management of Khankah-e-Maulla shrine installed the much awaited finished version of restored and reconstructed crown on Friday morning. VC Waqf Board Nizam-ud-din Bhat, officials from administration and JKPCC, entire shrine management and devotees were present on the occasion of installing the crown. The management had recently received the crown from artisans who took

Financial ‘clampdown’ in J&K: NC

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference senior leader and former Finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Friday accused the incumbent PDP-BJP government for the states “worsening economic condition over the last three years.” “The state’s economy is continuously witnessing a sharp decline ever since this government took over. Local industry has nosedived to a record low, trade

Tragic life of slain SPO who lived in a tin shed

Anantnag: Tin shed, with two rooms only, is the ‘house’ outside which a J&K policeman, who died later, along with his wife, still battling for life, were fired upon in Katoo Wapzan villlage of Bijbehara in Anantnag District on Thursday evening. Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh special police officer (SPO) and his wife Farida Akhter were fired upon by

Fire erupts in Shikargah forests of Tral

TRAL: Massive fire continues in a wildlife forest compartment of Shikargah in Tral sub district on Friday. “The fire erupted yesterday evening in the forest compartment number 42 of wildlife in Shikargah area, which is still blazing,” sources said. Range officer wildlife, Tral, Iqbal Khurshid talking to INS confirmed the fire at 42 compartment of

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One OGW of Hizbul Mujahideen arrested in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: An over ground worker of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit have been arrested on friday in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District. According to police on a specific information Police launched cordon and search operation at Lobar mohalla pati Shalbugh area of Ganderbal. “During search Police arrested one OGW of HM namely Nazir Ahmad Malik Son of

Visually impaired boy from Pulwama shines at Mountaneering championship in Jammu

Pulwama: A visually challenged climber from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has won laurels by making it to semi finals in first ever Indian Mountaineering Foundation national sport climbing championship which was held in Jammu. Mohammad Ashraf Sofi, 26, son of Manzoor Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Trich village of Pulwama  who made it to semi-finals

After 8 years of house detention, Geelani at jamia masjid hyderpora

Srinagar:  Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has reached Jamia Masjid Hyderpora to offer friday prayers after eight years of house detention. Geelani has been under house detention since 2010 and was barred to offer prayers at Masjid since. Geelani left his home and is flanked by the new chairman of Tehreek e hurriyat

Bank robbery attempt foiled in Pulwama village 

Pulwama: A bank robbery attempt was foiled by security men guarding J&K Bank branch at Newa village of Pulwama district during Thursday night. Honest Security Services Limited Superviser Mohammd Ismail  said that on thursday night  3 to 4  dacoits attempts to break the front gate of the branch. “Security men warned them then  fired some aerial shots. The person fled

INS impact: HSS Behnipora Rajwar gets four more lecturers

Kupwara: Day after the INS reported the acute staff shortage at Higher secondary school Behnipora in Handwara area here, Directorate of School Education Kashmir has transferred four teachers to the school. The school has more than three hundred students and with four more transfers the teaching strength has become eight. INS had reported that the

Forest department Ganderbal seizes illegal timber during night, driver escapes

Ganderbal: Forest department Ganderbal seized  23 cfts of illegal timber last night, police said. Police said that on the specific information forest officials along with DFO Ganderbal Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, Ranger Mansbal range of Sindh forest Division ganderbal stopped an Ecco van under registration number JK04B 9859 at Anderwan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chats with his son and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, before King Salman leaves for Medina, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 8, 2017. Picture taken November 8, 2017. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

Saudi crown prince met leaders of right-wing Jewish organisations in US

Srinagar: Mohammad Bin Salman the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has met right-wing Jewish organisations during his tour of the United States, Aljazeera reported. According to Aljazeera MBS has met leaders of AIPAC, Stand Up for Israel (ADL) and the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). “The groups, which have donated millions to illegal settlement

CM J&K ‘Thankful to Sachin’ for funds to construct school in Kupwara

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday took to twitter to thank former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for sanctioning over Rs 40 lakh for construction of a school building in Kupwara district of North Kashmir. “Thankful to @sachin_rt for using his MPLAD funds for the construction of a school building in Kashmir. Even off the field, he

Fire engulfs school building in Salamabad Uri

  Srinagar: The old high school building in Salamabad area of Uri school building was engulfed in fire on Friday morning. The school office, Laboratory and Computer lab were gutted completely in the fire mishap. Though fire was brought under control but it had already damaged the building severely.

Militant injured in Shopian shootout, admitted in SKIMS

Srinagar: A militant injured in shootout last night at Ahgam Shopian has been admitted in SKIMS, Soura and has under gone surgery last night. “Police authorities have learnt that one Asif Ashraf Malik S/O Ashraf Malik R/O Krawoora Shopian active since 19-10-2017 with outlawed outfit HM has been admitted with a bullet injury at SKIMS

Army seasonal huts at Mughal road torched

Srinagar: Seasonal huts of the Army Friday went up in flames after unidentified torched them along the Mughal road in south Kashmir. According to sources half a dozen huts were engulfed in fire. Police said that fire tenders were immediately pressed into service to douse the flames. The huts are occupied by Army from April

HC quashes PSA detentions of 2 youth from north Kashmir

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High court has quashed detention orders under Public Safety Act of two youth from north Kashmir. A bench of Justice M K Hanjura quashed order (No.12-DMK/PSA of 2017 dated 18th of October, 2017), passed by   District Magistrate, Kupwaraunder Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act by virtue of which Javid Ahmad Lone

‘Individual’ injured, army reported its MVCP attacked in Shopian: Police

Srinagar: An “individual” suffered bullet injuries in Shopian even as army “reported” that its MVCP was fired upon by militants travelling in a swift car. “As reported by army in Shopian, a MVCP of 44RR was fired upon by (militants) travelling in a swift car, which was signaled to stop,” a police spokesman said, adding,

63 schools skip Science exhibition in Kupwara, CEO to look into matter

Kupwara: Education department on Thursday had to face embarrasment after only 18 instutions participated in science  exhibition from 81 educational institutes of the district. The Science exhibition was organised at district institute of  education and training (DIET). The exhibitiin was organised by education department Kupwara. “Only 18 schools participated in the program. 63 educational institutes skipped

Madarassa teacher shot at in Kulgam  

  Srinagar: A Madarassa teacher was injured when unknown militants fired upon him in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Thursday evening. Official sources said the gunmen fired upon the 25-year-old teacher Sayer Ahmad Wani son of Manzoor Ahmad Wani of Chancer village outside the local mosque at Khandaypora around 8:45 pm. Sayer, a teacher

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SPO killed, his wife injured in militant attack in Bijbehara

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Suspected militants on Thursday evening shot dead a special police officer (SPO) and critically wounded his wife in katsoo Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Reports said that suspected militants barged into the house of SPO Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh at Katoo Wapzan villlage of Dashnipora belt of Bijbehara and shot him

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