July 2018

Govt accepts M Y Khan’s resignation as Chairman CVPPPL Board of Directors

Srinagar: The Government has accepted the resignation of Mr M Y Khan as Chairman, Board of Directors of the Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Ltd (CVPPPL) and has lauded his contribution in CVPPPL. According to a statement issued by a spokesman of the Power Development Department (PDD), Mr Khan tendered his resignation on 28th July

Militants hurl grenade, fire at army camp in Shopian

  Shopian: Militants on Tuesday evening fired an UBGL followed by firing on army’s 44RR camp located in Chilipora Shopian in South Kashmir. Sources said that there was no casualty reported in the incident. More details are awaited.

Advocate General meets Governor

Srinagar: D.C Raina, Advocate General J&K, called on Governor N.N. Vohra today, at the Civil Secretariat and briefed him about the status of important cases relating to J&K which are pending in the Supreme Court of India. Governor has advised AG to keep him regularly informed in regard to all important cases in the High

Amendment in PSA Act unfortunate, unacceptable: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Tuesday expressed strong resentment against the decision of the State Administrative Council (SAC) to delete a provision in the Public Safety Act (PSA) that barred authorities from lodging J&K residents in jails outside the State. Addressing a special meeting with party leaders and legislators from Srinagar, NC General Secretary Haji Ali

elections: Govt forms panel on notification, de-notification

Srinagar: The governor administration on Tuesday ordered constitution of a committee for examination and finalization of notifications and de-notification proposals of the Housing & Urban Development and Rural Development & Panchayati Raj  Departments. Headed by Administrative Secretary H&UDD, the eight member panel has been tasked to scrutinize any such proposal before the  notification is issued

Body of Barzulla youth, buried in Kupwara woods, exhumed finally

Srinagar: Following High Court directions, authorities handed over the body of a youth from Barzulla to his family on Tuesday, more than a month after he was killed in “encounter” in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said. The slain youth was buried at Jumgund forests in the Kupwara on June 29 after police failed

Secy PHE orders dredging, desilting of Doodhganga

Budgam: Secretary, Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control, (PHE, I&FC) Farooq Ahmad Shah, along with the District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, on Tuesday, inspected diversion channel of Doodhganga river at Peerbagh and took stock of possible measures to increase the carrying capacity of the channel. The 10 KM long flood diversion

SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA - 2016/02/05: An Indian policeman points a pellet guns at protesters during pro-freedom demonstrations in old Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir. Angry protesters took the main street of Nowhatta area of old Srinagar and shouted anti India slogans soon after the Friday congregation prayers ended in Srinagars Grand mosque. Police used tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd. (Photo by Faisal Khan/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Unknown persons overpower cop, snatch rifle in Lolab

Srinagar: Unknown persons on Tuesday snatched service rifle from a cop  from Kandhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The policeman has been identified as Mohd Ishaq (belt no. 436) of 4th IRP bn who is part of the deployment with former minister and MLA Abdul Haq Khan. “He was overpowered by some persons and

Students study on roadside after land donor locks school in Tral village

Tral : Students in Karmulla village of Tral are studying on roadside after school building was locked down by land donor on Tuesday. The students are studying on roadside, in an open field. Headmaster, Mohd Hussain Baba, said that school building was locked by land donor on Monday. “He accused the education department of not fulfilling

The United Nations Security Council meets on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

UN demands unconditional release of HR defenders in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Geneva: UN on Tuesday urged the Government of Saudi Arabia to unconditionally release all human rights defenders and activists who have been detained for their peaceful human rights work, including their decades-long campaigns for the lifting of the driving ban for women. “Any investigations must be held in a transparent manner, with full respect for

The United Nations Security Council meets on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

ISIL attack on Al Sweida, Syria leaves 200 dead, women, children abducted, UN condemns

Syria: UN Tuesday condemned the ISIL attack on civilian-populated areas in As-Sweida in southwest Syria last Wednesday which left more than 200 people dead, while more than two dozen women were taken hostage. “We have received reports that more than 200 people were killed and injured in multiple attacks, including suicide bombings in As-Sweida City

Assam’s Citizen Identification Can Exclude 4 Million People, Ensure Rights, Nondiscrimination for All Residents says HRW, Amnesty International

Srinagar: The Indian authorities should ensure that documenting and updating the names of citizens in the northeastern state of Assam is transparent and nondiscriminatory, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International India said today. The potential exclusion of over 4 million people, many of them Muslims, raises concerns over arbitrary detention and possible statelessness without due

Muslim adopted son cannot claim benefit of SRO 43: HC

Srinagar: As Muslim community does not permit adoption as a matter of process, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has dismissed a plea by a man, seeking benefit of SRO-43 of 1994 for being the adopted son of a person who was killed in an encounter between the Army and militants on 30 November 2004.

Centre upset with Vohra, search for new Governor J&K begins

NEW DELHI: The central government has begun its search for a new Governor for Jammu and Kashmir as they have decided not to continue with NN Vohra, NDTV reported. Vohra has handled the state for more than a decade but according to report will not be given another term. “Search is on for a new face

Militants barge into houses of cops in Shopian, ask them to ‘resign or face dire consequences’

  SHOPIAN: Militants on Monday night barged into the houses of three  police constables, thrashed and asked them to resign from their job. The incident happened in Shopian villages of South Kashmir.  Police sourced confirmed the incident. “During intervening night three constables identified as Jahangir Wagay, Faizan Wagay, and Danish Bhat, all residents of Nadpora

Kathua case: 3 witnesses move J&K High Court against SIT Crime Branch

Srinagar: Three witnesses have moved High court against Special Investigation Team of Crime Branch that is handling the kathua rape and murder case of a minor girl from nomadic community. According to reports High Court after hearing Advocate Ankur Sharma seeks reply from the Home Secretary and all individual members of the SIT on the

Bar Association Anantnag protests against ‘attempts to scrap Article 35 A’

Anantnag:- District Bar Association Anantnag, Islamabad Tuesday held a protest rally from court premises up to Lal Chowk against ‘attempts to scrap Article 35 A’. The protest was led by President Bar Association Anantnag Fayaz Sadogar and General Secretary Sheikh Irfan Gulzar, who said that any fiddling with  the article 35A will create ‘dire consequences

FS seals GB Panth canteen over ‘unhygenic’ food

Srinagar: Official of Food Safety, Srinagar have sealed a canteen at G B Panth Hospital after bwing complained sub-standard and unhygienic food served to customers. Anofficial statement issued here said that a team headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar inspected the canteen and found it in unhygienic condition. “Flies in large number were found

Sex Racket Busted In Rajouri, 11 Persons Booked 

  Rajouri:  Police have busted a sex racket here and have booked eleven persons in the case  while three person have been detained so far. Police had received a complaint from a girl belonging to Rajouri that she has been forced into illegal moral trafficking (sex racket) by a boy who took his phone number

15 days women cricket coaching camp concludes in Ganderbal

  Ganderbal: The 15 days women cricket coaching camp concluded in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District on Monday. The camp was aimed to expose cricketing talent among the girls and a better plate form is promised to be given by the Jammu and Kashmir cricket association (JKWCA) under its women empowerment initaitive. About 25 to 30

MLA Kokernag demands compensation for flash floods sufferers of Kokernag

Anantnag:- There have been incidents of cloud bursts at many places in Kokernag area during the last few days, causing a lot of damage to property and a threat to the public lives. The places of such incidence include, Mathindoo, Rein-Arther, Guridraman, Ahlan Gadol, wandewalgam, Zalangam, Bindoo, Kokernag etc. There has been a lot of

3 CRPF men injured in grenade blast in Anantnag

Srinagar: Three CRPF personnel were injured when militants on Monday evening lobbed a grenade on paramilitary forces in Sherbagh area of District Anantnag in South Kashmir, police said. “In the incident three jawans of CRPF sustained injuries. The injured Jawans were shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment,” a police spokesman said. He said Police


After Vohra’s displeasure, regularization of casual workers to be ‘speeded up’: Govt SRINAGAR: All Departments have been directed to speed up the submission of cases to the Empowered Committee for urgent disposal for cases of regularization of the casual workers, an official spokesperson said here. Following the instructions given by Governor N.N. Vohra that the

J&K Bank wins 16th Police Martyr’s Memorial Football Tournament

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra witnessed the final match in the 16th J&K Police Martyr’s Memorial Football Tournament 2018, organized by the Armed Police Headquarters at Tourist Reception Ground, Srinagar this evening. 34 teams from all over the State participated in this10 day Tournament. Governor witnessed the final match which was played between the J&K State

Institute of Islamic Culture and Civilization (IICC) felicitates newly appointed faculty on Islamic Studies in Hr Sec, college, university level

  Srinagar: Institute of Islamic Culture and Civilization (IICC), Monday felicitated recently appointed faculty members in the discipline of Islamic Studies at Higher Secondary, College and University level. “This subject can play an important role in shaping an ethical and multidisciplinary normative framework to engage with diverse issues of our society,” The director of IICC,

One killed, minor injured in Uri road accident 

Baramulla : In a tragic road accident one perosn was killed on spot while a minor sustained serious injuries in a road accident in North Kashmir’s Uri belt. Reports said that a vehicle bearing registration number JK05B 0346 met with an accident at Dhani area of Uri on Monday resulting on spot death of driver while a

Farooq visits ailing Mian Bashir at Kangan

Kangan: National Conference President and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Monday visited Baba Nagri Kangan to inquire about the health of Haji Mian Bashir Ahmed. Farooq while inquiring about the health and welfare of Haji Mian Bashir Ahmed prayed for his complete recovery and good health, a statement by National Conference

One person killed, minor injured in Uri road accident

Baramulla: One person died on the spot while a minor sustained serious injuries in a road accident in at in north Kashmir’s Baramula district. Reports said that a vehicle (JK05B-0346) met with an accident at Dhani area of Uri, resulting into on the spot death of driver identified as Irshad Ahmed Tantray while a minor,

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

Crime Branch JK police files supplementary chargesheet in Kathua case

Pathankot: Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Crime Branch on Monday filed a supplementary charge sheet in kathua rape and murder casebefore a court in Pathankot. The charge sheet, according to officials, includes medical opinion about the effect of sedatives on the victim as well as the location of Vishal, son of Sanji Ram. Ram is alleged

Patricide: HC Upholds Lifer To Jammu Son For Killing Father

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has upheld the life term handed down to man who killed his father by stone thrashing him and dragging him with the string of his underwear which he tied unto his neck. As per prosecution, one Yashpaul murdered his father named Moti Ram in the evening of 15

11 employees terminated by RDD in Shopian

SHOPIAN: The Rural Development Department Shopian today terminated services of 11 employees working under MGNREGA in Shopian district. As per the order, the supporting staff under MGNREGA has been engaged purely on contractual basis having consolidated salary. “These supporting staff in violations of the terms and conditions of their engagement have gone on unauthorized strike

The bread that got Rajpora on the foodies map: Shirmal

Imtiyaz Pandow Pulwama: If you are interesting in the traditional bread making of Kashmir then you surely need to know Rajpora. Its bread, Shirmal, bakers sell at least 30-40 kg’s of Shirmaals every day and during festive seasons around year they sell 5-6 quintals of it. Rajpora village is situated 7.5 Kilometers away from Pulwama. Famous

NIA raids Asiya Andarabi’s residence in Soura

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) slueths on Monday raided the residence of Dukhtaran e Millat chief Asiya Andrabi at Iqbal Colony 90 feet road in Soura Srinagar. According sources the searches are being carried out at her in connection with a “sedition case” filed against them by the central agency. Andrabi, along with her two

Minor crushed to death in old city

Srinagar: A minor was killed after being hit by a vehicle in old city on Monday. Police has identified the boy as 3-year-old Wasif Qayoom who was walking along with his uncle when a school bus hit him near Shiraz Chowk. The child hailing from Nowgam area of Srinagar died on the spot. The driver according

Religious seminary gutted in north Kashmir

Kupwara: An Islamic seminary was gutted in north Kashmir’s frontier district Kupwara on Sunday evening. The fire started from one of the rooms of the said Darul uloom at about 11 40 pm during the intervening night of 29 / 30 July. “As the word of fire spread all men women especially youth came out

Mentally challenged person injured 4 after attacking them with knife

A mentally challenged person atacked and injured four persons of a family in north Kashmir’s Pattan area Baramulla district. Reports identified the attacker Abdul Majeed Dar, a mentally challenged man attacked a group of people with a sharp knife in Chek Jameel Meer village of Pattan on Sunday evening. The injured were identified as Ali

Militants kill local CRPF personnel at home in Pulwama

Srinagar: Militants on Sunday evening shot dead a paramilitary CRPF personnel in Pulwama village of south Kashmir. Official sources said that militants barged inside the residence of local CRPF man identified as Naseer Ahmad Rather at Naira village and shot him dead. Even though Naseer, posted at CRPF 182 battalion in Pulwama, was shifted to

Stone pelting by Buddhists in Kishtwar, probe ordered

Kishtwar: District Development Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana has ordered inquiry into the circumstances which led to law and order problem during the visit of Buddhist Spiritual Guru Gwlang Drupka here at Gulabgarh, Padder on July 25 2018. As per district administration spokesperson, Pawan Hans operators failed to airlift Buddhist Spiritual Guru Gwlang Drupka from Padder

angry employees on protest holding megaphone and blank placard. Cartoon vector illustration concept for social issues

Instead of meeting their demands, govt serves termination notices to 41 MGNREGA contractual employees

Kishtwar: Committees were formed from time to time by government with regard to fulfilling demands by the MGNREGA contractual employees, government has served termination notices to 41 such employees in Kishtwar. The employees are presently on strike across the state. In a statement issued here, the government said that the 41 employees have been asked

Why Mehbooba didn’t resign and waited to be sacked, asks Farooq

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said there were no buyers for Mehbooba Mufti’s “crocodile tears” in Kashmir and her new theatrical drama was aimed at covering her “disastrous, unjust and corrupt tenure”. Addressing two separate functions – a Workers’ Convention at Khanyar and the J&K

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