April 2018

Kavinder Gets Industries, Zulfikar Education, Altaf Bukhari retains Finance

Srinagar: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday assigned portfolios to the cabinet ministers and minister for state. Kavinder Gupta (Deputy Chief Minister)   has been assigned Industries & Commerce and Transport; Abdul Rehman Veeri—Rural Development & Panchayati Raj; Ghulam Nabi Lone—Revenue; Syed Basharat Ahmad Bukhari—Horticulture, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs; Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali            School Education, Haj and Auqaf and

3 persons killed by unknown gunmen in Baramulla

  Baramulla: Unknown gunmen on Monday evening killed three persons in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. The Three civilians have been identified as Asif Ahmad Sheikh, Haseeb Ahmad Khan and Mohmmad Asgar. They were killed by Unknown gunmen in Khanpora area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla, sources said.

NC corners PDP over Rajiv Jasrotia induction, Gupta’s comment on Kathua incident

Srinagar: National Conference on Monday condemned the elevation of BJP MLA Rajiv Jasrotia as a Minister in the State Government despite his presence at the Hindu Ekta Manch rally that sought to trivialize the barbaric and brutal rape and murder of a young child in Rasana, Kathua. Terming Jasrotia’s inclusion in the Council of Ministers

KU postpones all exams scheduled on May 1

Srinagar: The Kashmir University has postponed all examinations scheduled on May 1 following a strike called by Joint Resistance Leadership against the killing of a civilian and 2 top militants in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. “In view of concerns expressed by students, all Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on May 1, 2018


Drubgam aftermath: Clashes erupt in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Intense clashes erupted between government forces and protesters in  main town area of south Kashmirs Anantnag distirict on Monday, after two militants and a civilian were killed in Pulwama. Eyewitnesses said that intense clashes between youth and government forces started at Lal chowk, Ganjiwara, new market and Achhabal adda in Anantnag town. Two militants

DGP confirms Tiger’s killing, says it should ‘bring peace’

  Srinagar: DGP SP Vaid on Monday confirmed the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sameer ‘Tiger’ along with his associate in  Drabgam Pulwama, saying  “it should peace in  the area.” “In Drabgam Pulwama encounter today morning in a joint operation two HeM (militants) killed including top commander Samir Tiger who was involved in number

Governor administers Oath to New Ministers In Mehbooba’s Presence

           Jammu: Governor N.N. Vohra administered Oath of Office and Secrecy at the Jammu Convention Centre here today to the Council of Ministers.           The Council of Ministers who took Oath as Minister for State included Kavinder Gupta, Mohd. Khalil Band, Sat Paul Sharma,  Mohammad Ashraf Mir,  Sunil Kumar Sharma,  Rajiv Jasrotia, and. Devinder Kumar Manyal.  Shakti

Shutdown, restriction hits normal life in Old City. Pic/ Zargar Zahoor

JRL calls for shutdown tomorrow

Srinagar: The Joint resistance Leadership Monday called for a valley wide shutdown tomorrow against killings in South Kashmirs Pulwama district. “JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik ‘condemned the killing of a student Shahid Ashraf Dar and two youth Sameer Ahmad and Aqib Wani by Indian armed forces and injuring

Sameer Tiger, Aqib Mushtaq killed in Pulwama gunfight

Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Drubgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. The slain militants were identified as Sameer Ahmad Bhat s/o M Maqbool Bhat alias Sameer Tiger, and Aqib Mushtaq s/o Mushtaq ahmad khan alias ayk khan of Rajpora Pulwama. The gunfight

Nirmal Singh, Kavinder Gupta swap positions, Singh to be speaker of assembly

Jammu: Nirmal Singh and Kavindre Gupta swapped their protocols as Bharatiya janata Party inducted new faces in the ministerial list on Monday. Ram Madhav, BJP’s point man looking after Kashmir affairs told reporters in Jammu that the transition  for the new faces to be inducted the ministerial portfolio was ‘smooth’. “The decision to change and

Drabgam encounter: Two militants killed, civilian succumbs

Pulwama: Two militants have been killed in the gunfight between militants and Government forces at Drabgam area of Pulwama on Monday, sources said. According to police sources two militants have been killed while identification process of the slain is underway. One Youth identified as Shahid resident of Arihall injured in Drabgam Pulwama clashes Succumbed to


Srinagar: Scouts & Guides from various institutions were felicitated at the Green Valley Educational Institute, Ellahi Bagh for participating in National Scout Jamboree held at Bangladesh. Chairmen of various other schools were also present.  Mr. Riyaz Ahmad Beg, SDM Srinagar who was also present as the chief guest interacted with the students.  “Students are the future of

Internet services shut in parts of south Kashmir

Srinagar: Internet services were suspended on Monday following the encounter between the government forces and militants in Drabgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Internet services were suspended shortly after clashes broke out near the encounter site in Drabgam. An official said that the decision to snap internet services was taken as a “precautionary measure”

New faces in Ministerial list sworn in by Guv in Jmu

Jammu: The newly inducted ministers were sworn in by the Jammu and Kashmir Governon NN Vohra in Jammu on Monday. PDPs Mohammad Khalil Bandh and Mohammad Ashraf Mir have been inducted into the list of ministers. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inducted five new faces in the Jammu and Kashmir cabinet on Monday. Assembly speaker

Guv accepts resignation of Nirmal Singh, Haq Khan, three other ministers

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Monday accepted the resignation of four BJP ministers including deputy Chief Minister and PDP’s  Abdul Haq Khan. Official sources said that the Governor accepted resignation of Singh (Dy CM), Minster for PDD, housing and urban development, Industries and Commerce, and Forest and Ecology: Abdul Haq Khan

Drabgam encounter: Two army men, seven civilians injured

Pulwama: Nine people including two army personnel have been injured in the ongoing encounter at Drabgam area of Pulwama district on Monday. According to local sources seven people were injured during clashes near the encounter site. While two army soldiers have received fire arm injuries in the gunbattle. Gunfight broke out between militants and government

Clashes erupt in drabgam, gunfight continues

Pulwama : Clashes erupted between government forces and protesters in Drabgam village of Pulwama while a gunfight between Militants and forces is underway in the area. Protesters have become a serious issue for Government forces who force themselves between the bullets trying to save the trapped militants. Four civilians died in a recent encounter while

Gunfight erupts in Drabgam Pulwama

Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Drabgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, reports said. The operation is launched by a  joint team of army, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF. “There was a lull, breif, after initial exchange of fire but contact has been made aware


It’s official: Kavinder Gupta to be Deputy CM, Khalil Bandh, M Ashraf Mir PDP new faces in Govt

Sohail Punjabi Jammu: Bhartiya Janta Party’s senior leader and speaker Kavinder Gupta will be sworn-in as deputy Chief Minister of the state while BJP state president Sat Paul Sharma is among minister of state tomorrow. Also PDP leaders—Mohammad Khalil Band and Mohammad Ashraf Mir will also take oath as minister of state along with BJP’s

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Massive clashes erupt during CASO in Tarigam Kulgam

Kulgam: Massive Clashes started during a cordon-and-search-operation in Khanday Mohallah of Tarigama area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam District on Saturday evening. Sources told to INS that Jammu Kashmir police, army’s Rashtriya Rifles and paramilitary CRPF started the operation in the area. As soon as the joint team laid a siege in the area, people hit

Shopkeeper , reportedly BJP worker, shot at in Aloochibagh Srinagar

Srinagar: Suspected militants shot at and injured a shopkeeper, allegedly affiliated with a mainstream political party, at Alochbagh area of Srinagar. Sources said the injured, Zubair Ahmad Parray, was shifted to SMHS hospital. Zubair had left police job some years back. Local sources said that he was associated with BJP during the electioneering for last

Friendly football tournament held at Sheikh-ul-Alam stadium

Srinagar: A friendly football tournament was on Sunday organized at Sheikh-ul-Alam stadium Illahi Bagh here by Strategy and Tactics Executives. The match was organized in the loving memory of a student and various teams from different institutions namely Iqbal public high school Soura Srinagar, The bliss Experimental School Ahmad Nagar Srinagar and private teams namely

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Govt forces launches cordon in Sopore Village

Sopore: Government Forces on Sunday evening launched cordon and search operation in Zaloora Sopore following the presence of militants in the area. Initial reports said that the forces including Army’s 22 RR, CRPF and SOG and Sopore Police sealed Sagipora area of Sopore, some 15 kms away from sopore town. Locals reports said that door

Mehbooba greets people on Budh Purnima

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has greeted people of the State on the occasion of Budh Purnima. In her message on the occasion, the Chief Minister hoped that the occasion brings along peace, progress and prosperity for the entire State. The Chief Minister has wished well being to the people on the occasion.

Bar condemns ‘abusing, manhandling’ JKLF chief by police

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Sunday condemned abusing and manhandling of JKLF chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik by police at Khanyar here. “The Bar Association also ridicules the police claim that they did not assault Mohammad Yasin Malik but stopped the vehicle, in which he was travelling and asked the travelers inside the

BJP finalizes names to be inducted in cabinet, oath ceremony on Monday

Srinagar: The ruling partner in J&K government with PDP, the BJP has finalized names of its members to be inducted in the cabinet headed by Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. Sources said that oath ceremony of the new ministers will take place on Monday(April 30) at Rajbhawan Jammu. On April 18, except deputy chief minister Nirmal

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CASO in Hajin Bandipora

Bandipora: Government forces on Saturday evening launched a joint cordon-and-search-operation in Hajin area of this north Kashmir District. Reports said that Army’s 13RR Unit, Police and CRPF launched the CASO in Bone Mohallah and Banger Mohallah of Hajin Town following a specific tip-off about the presence of militants. Sources said that forces carried out the

November exam session to continue this year, says govt

Srinagar: The School Education Department has decided to continue with the existing system for conduct of examinations in November session for the current academic year. According to a notification issued by the School Education Department, the decision, if any, on shifting the examinations to the March session shall be taken in due course of time

‘Assault’ on Malik makes clear police following RSS diktats: JRL

Also Denounce huge deployment of forces around educational institutions, use of force against students Srinagar: Senior resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday strongly condemned the “police assault and use of derogatory” language against JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik by police at Khanyar when he was on way to Jamia Masjid


Move offices close in Jammu, Mehbooba arrives in Srinagar

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti arrived here on Saturday from Jammu after the Civil Secretariat and other move offices closed at Jammu. On her arrival here, the Chief Minister was accorded a formal reception at the airport by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; Inspector General of Police, Kashmir zone, S P Pani; Deputy Commissioners

Darbar Move Practice Symbolizes Unity, Must Go On: Altaf Bukhari    

  Jammu : Minister for Finance, Education, Labour and Employment on Saturday said that centuries old bi-annual Darbar Move practice has strengthened and symbolized the unity of Jammu and Kashmir and it must go on. The ruling partner in government, the BJP has on number of occasions called for abandoning the bi-annual practice of ‘darbar

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Fin Min takes stock of Darbar Move arrangements in Jammu

Jammu: Finance minister Altaf Bukhari visited Civil Secretariat Jammu to take stock of the arrangements done for the shifting of offices to summer capital Srinagar. Almost 197 buses in total left for valley with records and other essentials for the and of the offices. Bukhari while talking to reporters Bukhari assured that unlike the power shortage

New school timings in place: DSEK

Srinagar: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir has ordered the change in school timings in all private and government schools within Srinagar Municipal limits in  Kashmir. As per the order, no 656 DSEK of 2018 the new timings from May 1 to all recognized private and government schools will be from 08:30 am to 2:30

Yasin Malik not harassed, instead of producing papers created obstruction in the lawful duty: Police

Srinagar, April 28: Police on Saturday claimed that Yasin Malik rather producing registration papers of the vehicle they were travelling ‘created obstruction in the lawful duty’ on Saturday at Khanyar. Police spokesman in a statement issued here referred to the ‘news items circulated by the Media agencies’ claiming that JKLF Chief Yasin Malik was ‘assaulted

Yasin Malik assaulted, claims JKLF, Mirwaiz condemns

Srinagar: The JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik was assaulted and then arrested by local police in Khanyar area of the old city in Srinagar when he was on his way to Jamia Masjid to lead a peaceful protest called by JRL on Saturday. The part spokesman said police party headed by SP Sajad near Gousia


Section 144 around SSB exam centers in Bandipora

BANDIPORA : District Magistrate Bandipora, Khursheed Ahmad Sanai, has ordered imposition of prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC within the 200-meter radius of all examination centers set up for the J&K Services Selection Board examination on April 29, 2018. The prohibitory orders have been issued in order to curb the tendency of external interference and to prevent

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