November 2018

National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights begins at KU

Srinagar: A two -day National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) started here at University of Kashmir on Friday. The seminar has been organized by Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM) Srinagar, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India (GOI) in collaboration with National Medicinal Plants Board. Speaking

Govt provides Rs 1 lakh assistance to pellet victim baby Hiba

Shopian: Deputy Commissioner Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed on Friday provided a financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to Hiba Nisar, the 18-month-old girl who was hit with pellets in eyes in Shopian district of south Kashmir last week. According to the District Administration Shopian, the 18-month girl child’s eye got “accidentally injured on November 25

‘Daawat-e-Milad’ held at Iqbal high school Soura

Srinagar: “Daawat-e-Milad” was hosted by Strategy and Tactics executives at Iqbal high school ,Soura Srinagar . The programme included a gathering of people and included some intellectual members of the society. The guest of honour of the event were Javaid Ahmad Matjee, chairman Iqbal high school. Mushtaq Sadiq patron (time n us and falag e

Panchayat Poll Phase VI tomorrow: 111 Sarpanchs, 1048 panches elected unopposed

Srinagar: While 111 Sarpanch and 1048 Panch have been elected unopposed, polling will take place for 406 sarpanch and 2277 panch seats, with 7156 candidates in fray in the 6th of the 9-phased Panchayat Elections tomorrow. As per the schedule published on October 22, the nomination process for 590 halqas having 4507 Panch constituencies commenced

Mirwaiz welcomes ex-Norway PM’s call for tripartite dialogue on Kashmir

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday welcomed the former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik’s statement calling for among others tripartite dialogue among India, Pakistan and Kashmiris. “The statement on Kashmir by ex Norwegian PM Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik who recently visited the valley, reflects the true reality of the

JRL slam Army Chief’s ‘drone attack’ remarks, ‘collaborators with western qualifications’

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have expressed their grave concern our the recent statement of Indian army chief about using drone attacks in Kashmir and said that such an irresponsible, unfortunate and provocative statement from the highest military leadership has threatened a small

Four villages in Tral demand bridge connectivity

By Basharat Rashid TRAL :  Four villages in Tral are accusing authorities of lackadaisical approach in not providing them bridge connectivity and are forces to cross wooden planks over gushing stream. The residents of Lam-Gutengoo, Bangdar, Pinglish and Shaldraman areas of this sub division have said that in absence of bridge, locals “constantly face inconveniences”

Two revenue officials injured after being stone pelted, were returning from poll duty

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Two revenue department officials suffered injuries at kuligam Lolab on Thursday evening while returning from poll duty.  Reports said that  they were attacked by a mob with stones while returning back home after completion of polls. “Both the officials were travelling towards their respective destinations after completion of all formalities required on

Group Mediclaim Health Insurance Scheme: Finance Deptt issues notice to Insurer for foreclosure of Insurance Agreement

‘ Jammu: Responding to various media reports regarding Group Mediclaim Insurance Scheme, the Finance Department today clarified that the notice for foreclosure of the Insurance Agreement has been served to the insurer with effect from 31 December 2018. “Till the midnight of 31 December 2018, any employee or their family members enrolled in the scheme will

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Police arrests man, accused of sending threatening, obscene messages to girl

Srinagar:  Police on Friday arrested one person accused of sendin threatening and sending obscene content to a girl in Srinagar. According to police spokesperson father of girl (name withheld) approached Police Station Nishat with a complaint that a person, Muzafar Ahmed Mughal resident of Rajouri, is sending obscene content to her daughter on her phone.

PM Narendra Modi meets Saudi Crown Prince Salman in Buenos Aires

INS Monitoring desk Srinagar,Sep 30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Buenos Aires and discussed about investment and infrastructure fund, according to NDTV. The two leaders, who are  in Argentina for the G20 summit, met in the prince’s residence in Buenos Aires and discussed Saudi’s readiness to supply India with

Awantipora shuts on second day against militant killings 

Basharat Rashid Pulwama : A complete shutdown is being observed on second consecutive day Friday in Awantipora tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the killing of two hizb militants in pre-dawn hours of Thursday. All the shops, business establishments, government and private offices are closed while public transport is off the roads in the

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - FEBRUARY 06: Shikara boats are moored the bank of Dal lake next to the snow clad mountains in Dal Lake on February 06, 2017 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Administered Kashmir, India. Cold weather continued in the Kashmir valley with most places in the state recording sub-zero temperatures.(Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

Minimum temperatures below freezing point in Kashmir valley

Srinagar: The minimum temperatures remained below freezing point in the Kashmir Valley on Friday as an unabated cold wave continued in the Ladakh region, the weather office said. “Same weather conditions are likely to continue for another five to six days,” a Met Department official said. Srinagar city recorded minus 0.9 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 0.6

Train services resume across Kashmir after two day suspension

Srinagar: Train services resumed Friday across Kashmir after remaining suspended for two days as a precautionary measure. An official said that the trains shall chug normally today following a fresh advisory from police last night. He said train service was resumed this morning on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region after remaining

Kartarpur corridor: Imran Khan’s googly to India says Pak FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Srinagar: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Kartarpur corridor was  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s “googly at India”. Geo News reported that Qureshi minister made these remark at a ceremony in Islamabad to mark the first 100 days of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. Qureshi said that the approach of Pakistan is “people-centric”,


Remove impediments in developmental in Kashmir: CS to officials

Srinagar: Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam today called for removing the impediments/bottlenecks for effective and efficient fund utilization, and ensuring smooth service delivery to the public. Chief Secretary was chairing a meeting at the winter secretariat here to review the languishing and new projects in Ganderbal district which will be proposed for funding by

Army commander reviews Valley security 

Srinagar: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday to review the prevailing security situation. Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the units in South Kashmir, and was briefed by the commanders on ground about the current situation and recent counter


‘To arrest Dal pollution, 1000 houseboats being fitted bio-digesters at Rs 13.63 crores’

Srinagar: To arrest the pollution, 1000 houseboats are being fitted with bio-digesters at an estimated cost of Rs 13.63 crores, the government announced on Thursday as Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma chaired a meeting to review the functioning of Lake and Water Development Authority (LAWDA) during his first visit to the summer capital after

Mehbooba congratulates Kupwara as GoI announces rail link to frontier district

Srinagar: PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti congratulated people of Kupwara as central government approved extension of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link up to the frontier district in north Kashmir. “Congratulations to people of Kupwara , as the railway link from Baramulla to Kupwara finally approved , hope soon Chenab valley and Pir Panchal too

‘Fact-finding’ panel to look into JKPCCL affairs

Jammu: The Governor’s Administration on Thursday accorded sanction to the constitution of a Fact-Finding Committee to look into the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation Limited (JKPCCL). According to the order issued by the GAD, the Committee shall be headed by Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring Department. Its members are Divisional Commissioner

DGP sanctions Rs 38.4 lakhs to 64 retired cops

Jammu: Director General of Police Shri Dilbag Singh sanctioned retire gift of Rs 38.40 Lakh in favour of 64 police personnel of J&K Police who retired from service on superannuation on Thursday. The gift of rupees Sixty thousand each has been sanctioned out of Contributory Police Welfare Fund on their superannuation or voluntarily retirement. Order

Panchayat Polls Phase-V: 33.7% voter tunout in Kashmir

Jammu: In the Phase-V of Panchayat Polls held today, overall poll percentage of 71.1% was witnessed across the State. According to the Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shaleen Kabra, an overwhelming 85.2% polling was witnessed in Jammu division and 33.7% in Kashmir division. Giving district-wise details, Kabra said that Kupwara witnessed 42.5% polling, Bandipora 34.6%, Baramulla

Government announces winter vacations

Srinagar: The Government on Thursday announced winter vacations for educational institutions of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division. According to an order issued by the Education Department, winter vacation for upto 8th standard would be observed with effect from December 6 to 2nd March 2019 while for 9th standard onwards the vacation would

Islamic University postpones examinations scheduled for November 30

Srinagar: The Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora authorities have postponed all examinations scheduled for Friday November 30. An official of the varsity told Kashmir Reader that new dates for the postponed papers shall be notified separately. “Further, class work shall also remain suspended,” he said.

SHRC seeks compliance report from DC, SSP Anantnag in Hurriyat leader’s killing

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights commission on Thursday issued a notice to superintendent of police and Deputy Commissioner of Anantnag and asked them to submit the detailed compliance report into the assassination of senior Hurriyat leader Mir Hafeezullah. Mir Hafeezullah was killed by unknown gunmen outside his residence on November 25 2018. The

closeup of the feet of a dead body covered with a sheet, with a blank tag tied on the big toe of his left foot, in monochrome, with a vignette added

Slab collapses on laborers, one dead, eight injured

Langate: One laborer died  and eight others were injured after a slab collapsed in in Langate area of district on Thursday. “Four of the injured have been referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment,” locals said. Locals said that the slab of commercial complex collapsed on laborers working there. The laborer killed in the incident has

PDP calls for making borders irrelevant, NC for opening all historical routes

Srinagar: PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Muti, who got a new lease of political life after dramatic dissolution of state assembly last week, called for making borders between India and Pakistan “irreverent” by facilitating trade and encouraging people to people contact. National Conference which until recently was bête noire of PDP, called for

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Kartarpur corridor could be ‘new beginning’ of reconciliation between India, Pak: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said the Kartarpur corridor could be a “new beginning” of reconciliation between India and Pakistan and called for facilitation of bilateral trade and people to people contact to make borders “irrelevant”. The planned corridor will connect Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev’s final resting place

Budgam shuts to protest militant killings

By Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: A complete shutdown is being observed today in several parts of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district against the killing of top Lashkar commander Naveed Jatt and his associate who were killed yesterday in an encounter at Kuthipora Chattergam area. All the shops, schools, petrol pumps and other business establishments of the Bagati

PDP protests against SAC’s decision of declaring J&K Bank as PSU

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday demanded revocation of the state administrative council’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir Bank. Scores of PDP activists led by former works minister Naeem Akhtar took out a protest rally from headquarters and marched towards the Press Enclave in Srinagar. The protesting activists were stopped by police at Polo View. The

Pulwama shuts against militants killing

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday following the killing of two local Hizbul Mujahideen militants in a gunfight with government forces at Shar Shali area of Pampore. Internet services have also been shut in the district The slain militants include top commander Adil Ahmad Bhat of Malangpora Awantipora

J&K Bank employees hold protest demonstration in Srinagar

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank employees Thursday held a protest in Srinagar demanding roll back of state administrative council’s (SAC) decision to turn the bank into a public sector undertaking (PSU). The call for protests was issued by All India J&K Bank officers Federation on Wednesday. Reports said that dozens of employees assembled at the corporate

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Several people injured as govt forces fire pellets, resort to aerial firing in Sopore

Sopore: Several people were injured after government forces fired pellets and teargas shells besides resorting to aerial firing during funeral procession of Lashker-e-Toiba militant Mehraj Khan at Iqbal market of Sopore in north Kahsmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. Khan was killed along with LeT commander Naveed Jatt in a gunfight at Chattergam in Budgam district

Thousands attend slain Sopore militant’s funeral

Sopore: Massive throng erupted at the funeral of slain militant from Sopore area of Baramulla district, who was killed along Naveed Jatt in Budgam yesterday.  Locals said that thousands attended Mehraj Udin khan alias at Iqbal Market Sopore. Mehraj, according to police was an Over Ground Worker for militants but was nabbed by police. He

Victimization of Women by Persons in Authority: JK Govt seeks suggestions, views on revised draft legal framework

JAMMU: J&K Government has decided to reinforce the legal framework to curb instances of women being victimized by the persons in authority or in fiduciary relationships. “The existing legislative provisions have been found deficient to curb this menace and therefore, a need was felt to introduce such provisions in the relevant laws which would prevent occurrence


2 Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants killed in Khrew, internet snapped

Pulwama: Two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed in encounter with government forces at Khrew area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said on Thursday. Police said that a cordon and search operation was launched before dawn jointly by the police and government forces following “credible inputs” about the presence of militants in Sharshali area

Panchayat Polls Phase-V: Voting at 2512 polling stations tomorrow

Jammu: Polling for Phase-V of Panchayat Polls will be held tomorrow at 2512 polling stations including 769 in Kashmir division and 1743 in Jammu division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 848 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive including 755

To curb mushroom growth of NGOs, SAC approves new legislation  

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the ‘Jammu & Kashmir Societies Registration (Amendment) Act, 2018’ to curb the mushroom growth of NGOs/Societies and streamline their functioning. Provisions for renewal, appeal, de-registration and mandatory requirement of maintenance of accounts, address, details of

“Eat Right India” movement, Swasth Bharat Yatra, reaches Jammu   

Jammu: The Track-I of Nationwide “Eat Right India” movement, Swasth Bharat Yatra reached Jammu    which was received by the team of Commissionerate of Food Safety, Municipal Limits Jammu at Hari Palace, Jammu, where the baton was exchanged and awareness programme was organised. Prabhat Pheri (Activation Walk) was organised in the morning hours that passed through

Will take every step to preserve art and culture: Dr Farooq; Kashmir like home to me, says Tabu  

Will take every step to preserve art and culture: Dr Farooq; Kashmir like home to me, says Tabu   Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday inaugurated the fourth-edition of Kashmir World Film festival at Tagore Hall in the presence of prominent bollywood celebrities and eminent artists. Dr Farooq was among

In first, JK to get Gas Network

Jammu: In today’s world, Natural Gas is the cleanest form of energy and is a non-pollutant. It is extremely useful both for heating and cooking purposes. There is a worldwide movement towards a Gas based economy with increasing use of Natural Gas in transport, industrial and domestic sectors. Recognizing this, a nationwide City Gas Distribution

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