August 2018

Militants release 11 abducted policemen, kin in South Kashmir  

Srinagar: A day after abducting them, militants on Friday released policemen and an SPO besides relatives of ten other cops. The abduction by militants followed arrest of Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo’s father among fourteen other persons by police in south Kashmir amid allegations of harassment and ransacking of houses of the militant families. Those released

SAC sets 4-Phase schedule for Municipal elections, 8-Phases for Panchayat polls

SRINAGAR: In a major decision aimed at empowerment of the people at the grass root level, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Friday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik after extensive deliberations on various aspects and feedback received from the Departments of Housing & Urban Development, Rural Development & Panchayati

In first SAC meeting, Malik approves Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy for all Govt employees

Srinagar: In a major decision for the welfare of government employees and their family members, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Friday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the implementation of the Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy for all State Government Employees including Employees of PSUs/Autonomous Bodies/Universities on

Rajiv Shukla meets Malik, discussed promotion of cricket in J&K

Srinagar: Rajiv Shukla, Chairman of the Indian Premier League and former Union Minister met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Friday. Governor and Shukla discussed various matters relating to promotion of sports in the State, an official spokesperson said. Governor emphasised the vital importance of sports in the holistic development of

Top police, CRPF officers meet Governor

Srinagar: Muneer Ahmad Khan, ADGP, Home Guards, Security, and Law and Order, Alok Kumar, IGP Security and Zulfiquar Hassan, Inspector General (Operations) CRPF, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Friday. Khan briefed him about several important matters relating to Security and Law and Order management in the State, an official

SPO quits job in Tral village

Tral: A special police officer (SPO) quit job in Tral area of south Kashmir on Friday after thrashing of SPOs in the village. Sources said that the SPO Bilal Ahmad Kumar, announced his resignation on Friday afternoon in a local mosque at his native village Midoora Tral. A policeman’s son was abducted from his village

Stray dog injures 21 people in Kulgam

* By Naveed Bhat Kulgam: At least twenty one people were injured on Friday after bitten by a stray dog in the south Kashmir Township. A mad dog went on rampage this afternoon in main town here attacking and injuring at least twenty one people, official sources told to media that all the injured were

J&K Police’s ’Run For Peace”: Traffic advisory issued

J&K Police is going to organize ’Run For Peace” Kashmir Marthon-2018 on 2nd September-2018 from Lake View Police Golf Course Srinagar upto Saida Kadal Bridge. Traffic Police City Srinagar has formulated following route plan on 2nd September 2018 from 05:00 AM upto 9:30 AM.  No traffic shall be allowed to ply from Badyari Chowk

Prenatal sex determination: Ultrasound clinic of Kidney Hospital Sonwar sealed

Srinagar: The District Appropriate Authority Srinagar under PC&PNDT Act, 2002 along with National inspection and monitoring team (NIMC) today sealed the ultra sound clinic of Kidney Hospital Sonwar for violation of PC&PNDT Act, 2002. The seizure memo was issued on spot. Under the PC&PNDT Act, 2002 the sex selection/ determination is prohibited. under section 18

Article 35A: JRL hails peoples resilience, determination

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership has said that the resilience and determination of the people of J&K has “forced” the Supreme Court of India to defer the “mischievous” case, challenging the hereditary state subject law. In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the

Militants set free police officer’s brother in Kulgam

Militants have released the brother of a police officer who had been abducted by them from his Kulgam based residence here in South Kashmir. Gowhar Ahmed Malik, a resident of Kathpora Kulgam who happens to be the brother of a DSP rank police officer was picked up by a couple of gunmen on Thursday night.

Salahuddin’s son sent to remand till Sep 10

New Delhi: Special National Investigation Agency on Friday sent Syed Shakeel Yousuf, son of Syed Salahuddin the Hizbul mujahedeen supremo has been sent to NIA remand till September 10. According to media reports Yousuf was arrested yesterday from Srinagar and flown to Delhi same day. NIA has already into custody other son of Salahuddin.

Authorities disallow Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Sgr

By Owais Gul  Srinagar: Amid restrictions in the Srinagar parts, the authorities today barred people from offering congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar. Witnesses told INS that all the four gates of historic Jamia Masjid remain locked while all the roads leading to the historic Masjid were sealed by the authorities

Massive clashes Erupts in sopore soon after Friday prayers

Sopore:Clashes broke out between protesters and forces in Sopore northern part of Kashmir soon after Friday prayers . Hundreds of youths assembled at Jamia Masjid Sopore and shouted anti Indian slogans and pro freedom and pelted Stones on deployed security forces, forces use tear gas smoke shells to disperse them. Clashes was going on when

Police releases father of Hizb Commander Riyaz Naikoo

  Srinagar: Police have released the father of Hizb Commnader Riyaz Naikoo from the custody. Asadullah Naikoo, was picked up by Forces in a nocturnal raid from his Beighpora Awantipora residence here in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Riyaz Naikoo alias Muhammad Bin Qasim is the Operational Commander of militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen. SP Awantipora Mr

Help in tracing missing lady: Police

Sopore:  Police on Friday sought help from general public to trace out the missing lady Saleema Begum. The missing report was lodged by Mohammad Akbar Ganie S/0 Khazir Mohammad Ganie R/0 Tujjar Shareef Bomia Sopore that his wife Saleema Begum (aged about 32 years) went out from home on 26 August 2018 and has not

Article 35A: SC adjourns hearing to 2nd week of January

Srinagar: The Supreme Court of India on Friday adjourned till 2nd week of January the hearing on petitions, challenging Article 35-A of the Constitution of India. A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by the Chief Justice Dipak Misra adjourned a bunch of petitions, challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A that grants special

Article 35A: Hearing begins before SC

New Delhi: Supreme Court begins hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, that grants special privileges to the residents of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Details to follow

Valley shuts on JRL call as SC hears petition challenging Article 35A today

Srinagar: Kashmir valley is shut on second consecutive day in response to a shutdown call given by JRL against petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A of the Constitution in the Supreme Court. The hearing is slated today in Supreme court. Article 35 A defines permanent residents of the state and provide special rights and

DySp’s kin abducted by militants, toll 9

Srinagar: Militants have abducted nephew of a police officer from Therin area of Shopian district in the intervening night of Aug 30 and 31. An official privy to development identified the officer as DySp Mohd Syed Shah R/o Therin shopian and  his nephew as Adnan Ashraf shah. A top cop wishing anonymity told INS that

Budgam: J&K Bank Lead District Office convenes DLRC/DCC meeting

Srinagar: 64th District level review committee/District consultative committee (DLRC/DCC) meeting was convened by J&K Bank Lead District Office Budgam. The meeting was presided over by chairperson DLRC/DCC and District commissioner Budgam Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar(I.A.S). J&K Bank Lead District Manager, Ajaz Ahamd Bhat, was convener of the meeting. Dr.Bilal Mohuiddin (IAS probation), R L Korotonia

Reasi Engineer suspended for ‘financial mismanagement’

Reasi: The District Development Commissioner Reasi, Prasanna Ramaswamy G, on Thursday placed MK Vikram, I/C Executive Engineer, PWD, Division Mahore under suspension following a complaint of financial mismanagement. Meanwhile, the DDC has ordered a departmental enquiry into the matter to be conducted by Superintendent Engineer, PWD, Udhampur-Reasi circle. “The matter was brought to the notice

Focus on good governance: Governor to administration

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik today called for giving a renewed push to the “Mission on Delivering Governance” and “Mission on Delivering Development” to bring Jammu and Kashmir back on course. “Our collective priority should be to reach-out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to mitigate their problems through good governance and address their

Governor presented ceremonial Guard of Honor at Civil Secretariat

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik was on Monday presented ceremonial Guard of Honor by Jammu and Kashmir Police on his arrival at the Civil Secretariat here for the first time after assuming office last week. Governor was received at the Civil Secretariat Lawns by his Advisors, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar & Khurshid Ahmad

Forces beat police Sub-Inspector’s father in Tral

Tral: Government forces on Thursday allegedly beat up father of a Sub-Inspector in Jammu and Kashmir Police at Nazneenpora Hayuna village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Reports said that forces beat up Bashir Ahmad Bhat, father of Sub Inspector of Police Tahir Bashir Bhat of Tral. The family of the victim alleged that

IAK protests against abrogation of Article 35-A in City Center Lal Chowk

By Owais Gul Srinagar: Amid restrictions in Srinagar parts and shutdown across the Valley, the Industrialist Association of Khonmoh(IAK) on Thursday carried out a protest march in support of Article 35-A, currently subjudice in the top court of India. Notably, the Supreme Court (SC) is scheduled to hear a bunch of petitions on Article 35-A on

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Non local drowns in Jehlum in Sopore

  A 20 year old Non local drowned in River Jehlum at Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. According to reports that a non local identified as Zaffar Ahmed from Udhampur drowned in river jehlum at Chankhan area of Sopore when he was bathing there along with other persons. Meanwhile rescue operation to

Traders body Kangan hold protest against tinkering with Article 35-A.

Ganderbal: Traders body Kangan thursday held protest demonstration against tinkering with Article 35-A. In support of Article 35-A traders body Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district protest march at kangan market on Thursday. Reports said that scores of traders protest demonstration here in Kangan market against Article 35-A which provides special status to the Jammu

3 Burglars sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, fined Rs 5000 each

Baramulla: A court in Baramulla has sentenced three burglars to three years in prison and imposed fine of Rs 5000 each on them. Sub Judge Uri Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone sentenced the three accused— Ahmad Jan, Tanveer Ahmad Sofi and Ghulam Mohammad Malik— in connection with an FIR (22/1/2018) under RPC sections of 457,380 regarding burglaries

Arresting Naikoo’s father, Salahuddin’s son condemnable, militants should release abducted son of cop: Er Rasheed

Srinagar: Er. Rasheed Thursday condemned the arrest of top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo’s father Assadullah Naikoo in Awantipora by police and asked militants to release son of cop they have abducted without harm. “Arresting Syed Salah-ud-din’s second son Syed Shakeel and burning houses of militants in south Kashmir is condemnable.Arresting and humiliating families of militants

HM militant’s family accuse forces of resorting to ‘vandalism’ during night raid 

By BASHARAT RASHID TRAL : Family of a local Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Aadil Ahmad Mir, a native of Monghama village in Tral sub division of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, accused government forces of vandalizing their households. According to the family, security forces on Wednesday night barged inside their house and woke up the inmates. They

Muslims welcome yatris to perform “Nawnag” Darshan in Tral village

By BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Despite shutdown and protests against the attempt to abrograte Article 35-A in J&K, darshan of “Nawnag”, holy shrine of hindus, was held as per schedule in Nowdal village of Tral sub division on Thursday. Eyewitnesses told INS that scores of amarnath yatra pilgrims from all over the country assembled in Nowdal

One-day NAAC sponsored awareness workshop held at KU

Srinagar, : Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA), University of Kashmir in collaboration with Central University of Kashmir today organised a one-day awareness workshop for the principals of affiliated colleges of the valley. The workshop was sponsored by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and was organised to aware the various stakeholders in higher education

Clashes erupted During CASO in Shopian village

  Shopian; Clashes erupted as Forces lay Corden Khan Mollah in Keller area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday. Sources said that as soon as CASO was launched in the area youth took to streets and started protesting and pelted stones on forces which lead to clashes there Forces resorted tear smoke shells to

Hajin encounter: Militants body recovered, search operations continue

Srinagar: The body of second militant has been  recovered from the encounter site in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, where  a fresh gunfight broke out between militants and goverment forces. Police said that the operation is still underway and they have recovered killed militants body. Gunfight started with the militants hiding in a residential

Police arrest father of Riyaz Naikoo for questioning

Awantipora:Police has detained father of popular militant commander Riyaz Naiko in south Kashmir’s Awantipora area for questioning. Riyaz, alias Mohammah Bin Qasim is the chief operations of Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit. Sources said that police raided the house of Assadullah Naiko at Beighpora Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and arrested him during last night.

Arricle 35 A: Amid restrictions, protest, valley shuts on JRL call

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in the valley and some parts of Pir Panchal area on the call given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against ‘attempts to abrogate Article 35 A’. JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for two day shutdown on August 30


Militant killed, another escapes in Hajin

Srinagar: A militant was killed and another escaped following a gunfight in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday morning. Official sources said one militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was killed and his associate fled amid intense clashes that broke out in the area soon after the gunfight ensued at Parra Mohalla, Hajin. SSP

NIA arrests second son of Hizb Supreme commander Syed Salahudin from Srinagar

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested another son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen supreme coammander, Syed Salahudin, from this summer capital of the state. A police officer said a team of NIA arrested Syed Shakeel Shah from his residence at Rambagh area of Srinagar. A lab-technician by profession and presently posted in SKIMS Soura, Shakeel is

Militants abduct cop’s son in Tral

Pulwama: Suspected militants abducted son of policeman from Pinglish Tral in this south Kashmir district. The abducted person has been identified as Asif Ahmad Rather son of Rafiq Ahmad Rather, a policeman, from Pinglish Tral. Asif is a student of BSC Agriculture and was kidnapped after Nimaz Isha, official sources said.

DC bandipora cavalcade stone pelted, escapes unhurt

Bandipora: Cavalcade of DC Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday came under heavy stone pelting near Nadihal area of Bandipora District here in North Kashmir this evening. Sources said no one was hurt in the incident.”The DC’s vehicle was damaged in the stone-pelting,” sources  said. “Unknown people pelted stones on the cavalcade and the vehicle


Governor withdraws timeline for utilization of CDF by MLAs

Srinagar: In a significant decision, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday directed that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) scheme shall continue to be operational in the State without any time limits. “Legislators shall continue to recommend works under the Constituency Development Fund scheme subject to availability of balance CDF funds in their respective accounts and

14-Member Bar team to appear before SC, seek dismissal of pleas against Art 35A

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday decided that the 14 member team of the lawyers’ body constituted earlier, to represent the Bar Association before the Supreme Court, shall proceed to New Delhi for appearance before the Supreme Court relating to matters regarding scrapping of Articles 35-A and 370 of the Indian Constitution and

PM reviews progress of flagship health programmes through PRAGATI

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress made by all States including Jammu and Kashmir in the implementation of two major national flagship Health Programmes – Ayushman Bharat and Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya JanaushadhiPariyojana. Chairing 29thinteraction through PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, Prime Minister specifically asked the Chief

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