May 2018

5 KAS officers shifted

Srinagar: Five KAS officers were transferred by the government on Thursday in the interest of administration. According to an order issued here, Mukhtar Ahmad Choudhary (KAS) Secretary, J&K Advisory Board for Development of Gujjar and Bakerwals, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Tribal Affairs Department. Mohammad Aslam (KAS) Deputy Director,

68-year-old killed in mine blast in Poonch

Jammu: A 68-year-old man was killed when he stepped on a mine planted by army along the line of control in Poonch district of Jammu. “Today around 1600 hours one civilian namely Imamdin son Kamma of Baghyaldara Poonch  died  due to mine blast near LOC,” SSP Poonch confirmed in a tweet

Nayeem Akhter’s PRO allegedly threatens Junior Engineer in Tral

Tral : A Junior Engineer working in Power development Department, currently posted in power grid station Tral, allegedly that he was threatened by PRO to public works minister Nayeem Akhter. The Junior Engineer Harminder Singh, in his complaint to police said that he is being forced by the PRO Nayeem Akhter namely Harbaksh Singh, to

Patwaris strike continues on 17th day, ask govt to ‘come clean’ on their demands

Srinagar: Patwaris (revenue officials) continued with their protests and pen down strike across the Jammu and Kashmir on 17th consecutive day on Thursday. Under the banner of the All Jammu and Kashmir Patwari Association (AJKPA), the Patwaris also announced to continue with the strike unless government gives in “black and white” what it agreed in

Mirwaiz welcomes DGMOs decision to honor 2003 ceasefire

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday welcomed the decision of the DGMOs of India and Pakistan for deciding to honor the 2003 ceasefire and follow it in letter and spirit. Mirwaiz said that such a decision will at least provide a huge sigh of relief to the people on both sides

Erring traders fined in Srinagar

          SRINAGAR, MAY 31: The field executives of Legal Metrology department intensified the market checking in the city Srinagar and booked 68 erring traders for violating Legal Metrology Laws and a penal sum of Rs 69,400/ was collected from them.

To bring creative freshness in learning processes DSEK holds Prayer competition at GHSS Kothibagh

SRINAGAR, MAY 31: ‘To bring creative freshness in the learning processes in the school education system’ Directorate of School Education Kashmir in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages organised a ‘Prayer competition’ at GHSS Kothibagh on Thursday. 10 teams comprising of eight students each from 10 Districts of Kashmir participated in the

Government accepts resignation of Sr Additional Adv Gen Jammu

SRINAGAR, MAY 31: Government has accepted the resignation tendered by K Nirmal Kotwal, Sr Additional Advocate General, Jammu, on Thursday. According to an order Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, K Nirmal Kotwal as Sr Additional Advocate General, Jammu tendered resignation with effect from 10 February 2018 and has desired that the counsel fee

20 officers elevated as Directors in Planning Department

SRINAGR, MAY 31: The Government today ordered promotion of Incharge Directors and Joint Directors of J&K Economics& Statistics Gazetted service to the special scale (Directors). The officers who have been promoted as Directors include Harjeet Singh Arora, Parvaiz Sajad Kakroo, Rakesh Jamwal, Veena Kumari Thapar, AHQadiri, Omera Jan Mir, Farooq Ahmad Yasvi, Zulfkar Ali Banday, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat,

Rs 18 cr disbursed among Pahari speaking students

  SRINAGAR, MAY 31:  Government on Thursday claimed to have distributed disbursed over Rs 18 crore among Pahari speaking students of the state during the past financial year. This was stated by Vice Chairman, State Advisory Board (SAB) for Development of Pahari Speaking People, Kuldeep Raj Gupta, while chairing a meeting of Board members. According

Underground Fish Aquarium, Aqua Park to be setup in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, MAY 31: Government will soon set up an underground fish aquarium and aqua park at Botanical Garden Srinagar at a cost of Rs 100 crore with an aim to provide another place of leisure and knowledge for locals and tourists alike. This was stated by the Minister of State for Forest, PHE, I&FC and

Vigilance books police officer in corruption case

Srinagar: Vigilance Organization has registered a formal case against a police officer in corruption case on Thursday. According to spokesman the case was registered against Mehmood Khan, Sub-Inspector, then SHO Police Station Manjakote, Rajouri vide FIR No. 15/2018 u/s 5(1)(d) read with section 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 at P/S VOJ on Thursday, on

Valley Citizens Council organised signature campaign at Pratap Park here, for justice to family of Kathua rape victim. Pic by Zargar Zahoor

Kathua case: 7 accused presented before court in Pathankote under thick security cover

Pathankot (Punjab): Under thick security cover trial of the Kathua rape-and-murder case of a minor began on Thursdya here today and seven of the eight accused being produced before the district and sessions judge. The court has asked prosecution to submit translated copies of charge sheet, statements and case diaries of the case from Urdu to

Mendhar: 7 medical shop’s temperarly closed, expired drugs seized

  Mendhar: In the backdrop of complaints received from different quarters regarding spurious drugs being sold in the town, a team comprising of Assistant Drug Controller Poonch, Tehsildar mendhar and Drug inspectors on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today carried out surprised inspection of as many as 18 medical shops in the

Woman dies of anesthesia overdose in Jammu, police registers case

Jammu, May 31 : A woman died due to an overdose of anesthesia at a private clinic here on Thursday. The woman, identified as Praveen Kour (55), of Nanak Nagar, had to undergo a surgery at a private ENT clinic in Shalimar area, police said. They said that the woman collapsed in the operation theatre

Government orders transfer of 35 Dy SPs

Director General of Police, SP Vaid on Wednesday ordered transfers of 35 Dy Superintendents of Police of Jammu and Kashmir Police with immediate effect. These include: According to the order, Zulafqar Ahmad, DySP PC Jammu has been transferred and posted as DySP SSG, while Ashiq Hussain Tak, DySP Hqrs Shopian, under orders of transfer as

Sgr-Leh highway closed on 3rd consecutive day due to landslide.

Ganderbal: Sonamarg Drass road stretch of Srinagar-Leh highway was closed for traffic on third consecutive day due to Major landslide occurred at Shaitan nallah near Zojila pass which forcing closure of traffic on Tuesday afternoon an official said. A truck bearing registration number JK13B- 4755 travelling from Sonamarg towards Drass has got trapped under the

Kidnapped teenagers rescued, accused arrested

Anantnag: Police on Thursday claimed to have rescued two teenagers who were kidnapped and arrested the accused of the crime. “One person namely Mohd Zahir Mansoori Son of Mohd Habib Resident of Shankirpora District Araia State Bihar at present residing at Nagipora Kullar Anantnag Lodged a written complaint stating there in that his son namely

Journalism started during Mahabharata, Narad muni was google: UP Minister

Mathura (UP): If you think that you have had enough of  modern inventions being bizzarely linked with ancient India, you are wrong. This is new one, this time from Uttar Pradesh minister Dinesh Sharma who has claimed that journalism began during Mahabharata, DeccanHerald reported. Sharma while speaking at an event titled ‘Hindi Journalism Day’ and

KU students protest  against expulsion of student

Srinagar:  Kashmir University students Thursday protested against expulsion of a fellow student by varsity authorities. Protesting students claimed that a student namely Mohsin was expelled by the varsity over an altercation with the warden of MA Hostel over some issue. Students demanded that Mohsin’s expulsion order be be revoked.  

One killed several injured in two different accidents at Narwal, Banihal

Srinagar: One person was killed and several were injured in two different incidents of accidents in Banihal and Narwal on Thursday. One person was killed, identified as Ghulam Mohiuddin of Rajpora, succumbed and three others injured in a road accident in Banihal while three passengers were injured after a Maruti car hit with a truck. In another

Weapon snatching bid foiled at DC office Kulgam

Kulgam: Suspected Militants on thursday tried to snatch service rifles of CRPF man at a post of 18 BN of CRPF  guarding the DC Office in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district however their attempt was foiled by alert Policeman. The incident happened at the gate of DCs Office in Kulgam town. Sources told INS that the

Shutdown in Kakapora, samboora over attempt to set ablaze militants house

Srinagar: The twin areas of  Kakapora and Samboora areas of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are observing shutdown against attempt to set ablaze house of Jash-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant Adil’s home allegedly by Army. Earlier, according to local sources people doused flames of Adil’s residential house after it was set on fire. The incident took place during night.

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Police arrests teacher over physically assaulting minor

Srinagar: Taking cognisance of a video clip circulated on social media wherein an 8 year boy is being seen hung upside down and physically assaulted by Molvi of a local Dasrgah, Police Station Baramulla has registered a Case FIR NO 86/2018 Under Sections of 342,323 RPC and24 Juvenile justice Act 2013, police said on Thursday.

Militants house set ablaze: ‘The smell of Kerosene woke us up, saw men in uniform doing it’

Pulwama: Amid accusations that Army vandalized property at various places including damaging property, desecrating militants graves, ransacking militants house,  Government forces tried to set ablaze house of an active militant with family inside sleeping in Gandibagh Kakapora of district Pulwama in the intervening night of May 30-31. Family members say that Rashtriya Rifles from KaKapora

‘2 militants killed in Kupwara woods’

Kupwara: Two militants were killed in an overnight gunfight with army at Darli area of Qaziabad Handwara in this north Kashmir district, officials said on Thursday. An army officer said that the militants opened fire on a patrolling party of army’s 32 RR late last night at Qaziabad , a forest area. The fire was

Police Station Sentry open fire in Pulwama

Pulwama: Sentry of police station Rajpora in this south Kashmir district fired few rounds in air after observing some suspicious movement.Alert santry retaliated, official said. “The sentry guarding Police station Rajpora of Pulwama district observed some suspicious movement and fired some aerial gunshots,” said SSP Pulwama.

Zulfkar e-inaugurates 22 residential schools, 20 e-classrooms for tribal students

Srinagar: Minister for School Education, Hajj and Auqaf and Trial Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today e-inaugurated 22 residential (in-house) schools and 20 e-classrooms for Gujjar and Bakerwal Students across the State. Minister of State for Education, Tourism, Tribal Affairs, R&B, Rural Development Information, YS&S, Revenue and Culture Shakti Raji Parihar, Vice-Chairman J&K State Advisory Board

JRL calls for shutdown on June 2

Joint Resistance Leadership has callled for for complete shutdown on 02 June (Saturday) against brutality and civilian killing by forces. JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohd Yasin Malik while terming the recent increase in civilian killings, desecration of religious places , unnecessary and unjustified deployment of heavy contingents of


Srinagar: Police arrests fraudster couple, busts fake travel agency

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Tourism Enforcement Wing of J&K Police busted a fake Travel Agency by the name of “Al Shama Holidays” on Wednesday, police said. They also arrested the couple running the travel agency who would lure tourists.  According to statement issued to press, police after taking cognizance of complaints received from several

Police busts fake travel agency

Srinagar: Tourism Enforcement Wing of J&K Police busted a fake Travel Agency by the name of “Al Shama Holidays,” officials said on Wednesday. “Taking cognizance of complaints received from several tourists, three cases came were registered at tourist police station Srinagar. During Investigation it surfaced that a fake Travel Agency by the name of “Al

Employees who retired after 2016 to get arrears in cash in 3 installments

Srinagar: The pay and pension arrears, if any, in respect of employees who retired or shall retire with effect from 1 January 2016 to 31 May 2018, whose arrears cannot be credited to respective G.P Fund Accounts shall be paid in cash in three equal six-monthly installments, the government said on Wednesday. “In partial modification

NC leader after being attacked says its response of forces action on civilians

Tral: Suspected militants on Wednesday hurled grenade on the house NC Leader Mohd Ashraf Bhat in Tral area of South Kashmir. However, no loss of life or injury was reported as grenade exploded in the lawn besides bunker, installed near the main gate of the house Soon after the grenade attack, police and CRPF reached to the

Residents of Ahmadnagar protest against PDD, PHE

Soura: Scores of residents including women protested against Power Development Department (PDD) and PHE department today blocked Soura-Ganderbal 90ft road at Ahmadnagar chowk . The protesters of Shah Mohalla Ahmadnagar said that their transformer damaged last week before and they are reeling under darkness since past one week in the month of Ramzan. The protesters said

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