September 2018

Geelani hails Pak FM Qureshi’s ‘courageous’ UN speech on Kashmir

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday hailed Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi of “reminding” UN of “long standing and almost forgotten issue of Kashmir.” In a statement issued here, the octogenarian leader said that Qureshi “courageously highlighted the Kashmir issue and proved that Pakistan is a friend and well-wisher of

Army Commander reviews security situation

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday to review the prevailing security situation. Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the hinterland formations in North and Central Kashmir and was briefed by the commanders on ground about the current


Holding Class 11th exam through JKBOSE in students interest: DSEK

Srinagar: Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo today said the decision to hold Class 11th examinations through J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has been taken in the larger academic interest of the students so that they are well prepared for Class 12th and professional competitive examinations. The Director Education said that

Legal Services in not only about courts, it’s also about educating people: CJ

Srinagar: Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal, on Sunday inaugurated legal services cum awareness camp, at Panthachowk here. Organized by District Legal Services Authority Srinagar in collaboration with District Administration Srinagar ‘Mega Legal Services and Awareness Camp’ witnessed participation of hundreds of citizens from different parts of Kashmir, besides officials

Growers demand setting up of fruit market in Tral

Tral: With increase in fruit business in Tral sub division of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the growers face many issues due to lack of fruit market. The apple growers of this sub division have to visit Sopore apple market to sell their merchandise. A delegation of farmers told INS that they have been working hard

Police pays tributes to cop Killed in militant attack on police station Shopian

Srinagar: Police offered tributes to a policeman Saqib Mir who was killed on Sunday morning in a militant attack in shopian district of south Kashmir. A wreath-laying ceremony was held at District Police Lines Shopian and it was led by DIG south Kashmir Amit Kumar Besides SSP Shopian, Commanding Officer of 14th battalion CRPF and

Pak military chopper flies near LoC in Poonch, goes back after 5 minutes

Jammu: A Pakistani military helicopter flew within 250 meters close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, official sources said.  A police officer said Pakistani helicopter flew over Gullapur sector for five minutes before returning back. While the development happened at 12:15 p.m., the police officer said Indian soldiers did not fire on the

Militants attack police station, kill cop, snatch his rifle in Shopian

Shopian : A policeman was killed in an attack on police station by militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir early on Sunday morning. Reports reaching INS said that militants fired grenade and fired indiscriminate on police station in which a policeman was injured who was removed to hospital. The policeman identified as Saqib Ahmad

Court finds Bandipora cleric guilty of sodomy, sentences him to 3-years in jail

Srinagar: Court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Sumbal Bandipora on Saturday found a cleric guilty of unnatural sex with a child more than seven years back at Dar-ul-Uloom Naidkhai in the north Kashmir district and sentenced him to three years in jail. Announcing the judgment, Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Sumbal Manzoor Hussain also imposed Rs

1283 candidates in fray for 422 Wards going to polls in Phase-I: CEO

Srinagar: 1283 candidates in fray for 422Wards going to polls in Phase-I, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shaleen Kabra said on Saturday even as he expressed satisfaction over the response shown by the contestants vis-à-vis filing nominations for the upcoming Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in J&K. Addressing media-persons at his office here this

Ensure completion of syllabus before exams: DSEK to Heads of Institutions

Srinagar: Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo today asked heads of all the educational institutions to ensure completion of the syllabus before the commencement of Board examinations next month. “Wherever required extra classes should be organized to ensure completion of syllabus at the earliest,” DSEK said in a circular issued here today. He

Provide students sample model papers, conduct mock test: Secy Education

Srinagar: Secretary, School Education Ajeet Kumar Sahu, on Saturday conducted a meeting with all the Chief Education Officers of Kashmir Division and Director, School Education, Kashmir to review preparations regarding the conduct of annual examination for class 10th, 11th and 12th. Sahu stressed upon completing syllabus well in time by the schools and also providing

Regularize illegal power connections by Oct 31: Div Com to DCs

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Kashmir division to regularize all illegal power connections under Saubhagya scheme up to October 31, 2018 on war footing. The Divisional Commissioner made these directions while reviewing the status of centrally sponsored scheme Saubhagya aimed to provide electricity to

Govt notifies Road Safety Fund rules

Srinagar: The Governor’s administration has notified the rules for operationalization of the Road Safety Fund to ensure effective implementation Jammu and Kashmir State Road Safety Council Act-2018. According to Principal Secretary Transport, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Road Safety Council Act provides for constitution of State Road Safety Council and establishment of Road Safety Fund for

Our doors open: NC on Altaf Bukhari’s offer of forming govt for Article 35A

Srinagar: Reacting to PDP senior leader Altaf Bukhari’s statement that both PDP and National Conference should form a government in unison, National Conference said that the party had unilaterally offered support to PDP after 2014 elections which they declined. “Our party is not after power and chair, the apprehensions on our part about BJP being

Police cracks hit and run case, arrests accused

Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have cracked hit and run case through CCTV footage and accused the arrested. “On Monday evening 24.09.2018,an aged man was moved down by an unknown vehicle, who died later in the hospital. The deceased was identified as Syed muzafer shah s/o Syed Raza shah R/o Syed Afzal sheribhat zadibal

9am to 3pm: DSEK notifies new school timing for Srinagar Municipal limits

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered the change in the school timings in from October. The new school timing has been set from 9 am to 3 pm. The order to this effect was notified by directorate of school education Kashmir (DSEK). As per an order issued by the DSEK, timings for all government

Residents stop SMC from dumping garbage at Achan, protests going on

Srinagar:  Achan residents have blocked the road leading to the dumping yard of Srinagar Municipality and are not allowing them to dump the daily collected garbage from city. Locals have blocked the bridge at Saidapora and a fleet of trucks with garbage has been halted on Soura road. Residents blame authorities of playing a cruel

Great return march: Israel kills 7 Palestenians including 2 kids

GAZA  — At least seven Palestinians were killed and 500 others injured by live bullets or suffocated from teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli forces attacked the Great March of Return protests at Gaza-Israel border, according to the Ministry of Health. The forces fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at

Pakistan takes up Kashmir issue with UN chief; ‘Must be resolved as per wishes of people’

Srinagar: Days after India cancelled talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan has taken up the Kashmir issue with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. According to a report in Pakistan-based Geo News, Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the UN Secretary General that the Kashmir

Total ban on transfers: Govt issues instructions regarding MCC

Srinagar: The Government on Friday issued instructions regarding enforcement of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that came into force with the announcement of the schedule for the conduct of elections to the Urban and Rural Local Bodies in the State. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department, there shall be a total


Interlocutor meets Governor, discuss security, polls

Srinagar: Dineshwar Sharma, Government of India’s Special Representative for Dialogue in J&K, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. “Governor and Sharma discussed a range of issues relating to the internal security situation, developmental scenario, initiatives required for restoration of peace and normalcy and regaining the trust and confidence of

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Bear rescued from Water tank in Ganderbal

  Ganderbal: A bear was rescued in Gutlibagh area feom a water tank of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday by wildlife department. Ranger Wildlife Mohd. Maqbool said: “Bear was stuck in water tank, we tranquillised the bear with the help of Locals and police.” He said that bear was later on released in upper

JKSSB issues provisional shortlist for Naib Tehsildar posts

Srinagar: J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) has finalized the provisional shortlist for the posts of Naib Tehsildar. The shortlist was finalized at 143rdmeeting of the Board convened here last evening under the chairmanship of Zubair Ahmad, Chairman, JKSSB. Members of the Board, Anil Koul, Prof Tasleema Peer, Ajay Kumar Sharma, Rachna Sharma, Vivek Sharma, Musheer

Elections sans participation of major regional parties meaningless: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Friday asserted that people from all corners of the state have put up a brave front against machinations aimed to fiddle with Art 35 A. Addressing a meeting of party functionaries from Amira Kadal constituency, party’s Additional General Secretary Sheikh Mustafa Kamal said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are

GoI using rule by force in J&K: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Friday said that “brutal killing” of youth from Noorbagh Srinagar, Muhammad Saleem Malik at his home and using teargas shelling on his funeral by forces reflects the “repressive mindset” of the state and its utter contempt for human lives on Kashmir. “On one hand all ploys are being employed by

Mastermind behind threat posters to SPOs, political workers arrested: Police

  Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday said that it has arrested the mastermind behind the posters which were being used to issue threats to the Special Police Officers, political workers and other Police Officers. A police spokesperson in a statement said that on a tip off the police with the assistance of

5 BJP candidates elected uncontested in South Kashmir

  Anantnag:  Five candidates of Bharatiya Janata Party were elected uncontested from three Municipal Committees in Kulgam and Anantnag, sources said. The last date for withdrawal of the nomination papers for which was September 25. BJP won uncontested for two seats of Achabal and two seats of Kulgam and one seat of Devsar Municipal Committees

PHC, primary schools, anganwadi centres in JK to be under panchayats: Rajnath Singh

Srinagar: Primary health centres, primary schools and anganwadi centres in Jammu and Kashmir will come under the administrative control of the panchayats after the local body polls are over next month. Home Minister Rajnath Singh was quoted as saying on Friday that powers for ‘own fund generation’ like collection of the building permission fees, taxes on

Noorbagh civilian’s killing a planned murder: Jama’at e Islami

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Friday expressed ‘grave concern and resentment’ over the ‘killing spree’ going on in the valley at the hands of the government forces and asked the international and local human rights organizations to take serious note of the “state-sponsored barbarity” In a statement, the Jama’at said that in Noorbagh Srinagar, a

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Post Friday Clashes in Sopore  

Baramulla: Clashes erupted in Sopore area of this north Kashmir district after Friday congregational prayers. Reports said that soon after the prayers, a group of youth pelted stones on forces, deployed in strength, at Teliyan Mohalla Sopore. The forces fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesting youth and ding dong battles were going on

State govt asks education department to celebrate ‘Surgical Strike’ day

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked Education Department officials to organise activities in public schools from September 28 to 30 to celebrate ‘surgical strike day’ and submit photos and videos of the celebrations by October 1. According to a circular by the Education Department Secretary, Wednesday, the Broadcasting and Information Ministry had issued directions

Friday prayers not allowed at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar for 2nd consecutive week

Srinagar: No Friday prayers were allowed in historic Jamia Masjid here for the second consecutive week Friday. Reports said while heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces was made since morning in Old City, the authorities did not allow Friday prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta here, the fifteenth such occasion this year.

Clashes amid CASO in Bandipora Village 

By Nasir Khuehami Bandipora: Clashes erupted between the Govt forces and people in Gundpora area of Onagam village here in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district after forces launched Cordon and search operation here on Friday. Reports said that 27RR and SOG launched CASO after specific tip-off about the presence of militants in the area. “As soon as forces cordoned

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