March 2019

Farooq Shah promises chain of cold stores, nursing school in Tangmarg

Tangmarg: Stating that Sariwarpora-Goewa belt of Tangmarg constituency would be developed as a major horticulture hub, National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah on Sunday said that the area has a huge potential for apple production and National Conference government would be setting chain of cold stores in the area so that apple producers could supply

Dance Of Death: 5 of a family among 6 persons killed in accident in Rajouri

Srinagar: Five members of a family were among six persons killed when a vehicle plunged into a deep gorge in Rajouri district of Jammu on Sunday, officials said. They said that a private vehicle en route to Darhal town from Rajouri went out of the driver’s control while negotiating a curve and plunged into a

MeT Forecasts Dry Weather Till April 5 In Kashmir  

Srinagar: The weatherman on Sunday forecast ‘mainly dry’ weather in Kashmir Valley upto April 5 even as night temperature remained above normal in most parts of the Valley. “There would be mainly dry weather from today upto 5th April,” a meteorological department official said. He that Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded a

After Sub-Inspector in Baramulla, ITBP trooper commits suicide in Srinagar

Srinagar: A day after a sub-inspector of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) ended life in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, a trooper of the paramilitary force took the extreme step by shooting himself here on Sunday. Official sources said Constable Ramphul Meena of ITBP’s 11 battalion shot himself with his service rifle (INSAS) at a camp

2 hundred passenger vehicles stranded on highway near Bahihal

Suhail Punjabi Srinagar: Over two hundreds passenger vehicles were stranded on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Banihal as authorities halt them on the thoroughfare amid visit of NIA team after a private car went up in flames near a CRPF vehicle after an explosion, apparently caused by a gas cylinder, around the Jawahar Tunnel in Ramban district.

Parvez Ahmed launches JK Bank’s stakeholders Connect Series

Former Chairman M Y Khan visits J&K Bank Headquarters for Management interaction  Srinagar: J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed on Saturday launched the Bank’s stakeholders Connect Series in which the bank as mark of gratitude will invite all the present and legacy stakeholders of the Bank who have been instrumental in creating and strengthening

Disallowing seminar worst kind of repression: Mian Qayoom

Srinagar: President of the Kashmir Bar Association on Saturday termed authorities decision to disallow seminar on the topic: “The Right of Self Determination and Indian Repression in Kashmir” as “worst kind of repression” even as lawyers were divided on taking a legal course against it. For the first ever, Kashmir High Court Bar Association was

No change in school timing in Jammu division

Jammu: Director School Education, Jammu has ordered that the school timing for all Government as well as recognized private schools falling in summer zone of Jammu division shall continue to be from 9 am to 3 pm within Municipal Limits, and 10 am to 4 pm in rural areas till April 30, 2019 as already

Two among 3 injured laborers who fell from building succumb to injuries

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Two of the three laborers injured after falling from the building here have succumbed to injuries. The deceased have been identified as Mohammad Isaq Wagay resident of Brah Runipora and Farooq Ahmad Bhat resident of Dethu chitergul Anantnag. Officials said that they succumbed to injuries at a medical facility. Earlier the

Gunmen kill shopkeeper in Baramulla

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Unknown gunmen shot dead a shopkeeper in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday afternoon. An eyewitness said that Arjumand Majid Bhat (35) alias ‘Raju Mistry’ was shot dead at his shop at around 4.50 p.m., resulting in his on spot death. He said that Bhat, a resident of Khwaja Bagh Baramulla,

Medical negligence or cardiac arrest, 36-year-old lady dies in Ahmad hospital

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The family from Rawalpora in the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday alleged that the negligence of the doctors at a private hospital here has claimed the life of their beloved daughter on March 27. The family has also filed a complaint at Police Station Nowgam, seeking action against the hospital authorities. The

Three laborers fall from two story house in Anantnag, injured

By Sameer Ahmad Anangnag: Three laborers were injured  after they fell from a two story house in Anantnag District of south Kashmir on Saturday. Sources told to INS that the three laborers were working in a two story house of Dr Azad, a resident of Ashajipora Anantnag. The injured have been referred to district hospital


Mysterious Car blast at Tethar Banihal

  Asif Israiel Khan Banihal: A Santro car was completely damaged in a mysterious blast at Tethar Banihal on highway on Saturday. The blast took place in a car moving towards Jammu from Srinagar today  around seven kilometres from the Banihal town. Police said that at around 1030 hrs, an explosion took place in a

Sham Lal Sharma joins BJP in Jammu

Jammu: Senior Congress leader and its former State Vice President Sham Lal Sharma on Saturday joined BJP in Jammu. Sharma joined BJP in presence of BJP National Vice-President & J&K incharge Avinash Rai Khanna, State President Ravinder Raina and other senior leaders. Sharma is also brother of two times Congress MP Madan lal Sharma.

Land donor locks primary school in Tral village

By BASHARAT RASHID Tral: The government school in Bangidar-Gutroo village in Tral has been locked by its land donor accusing authorities of not fulfilling its promise of employment in lieu of land. The land donor, Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh, son of Abdul Ghaffar Sheikh, a resident of Gutroo village in Tral, has said that he had donated

Girl critically injured in accident near GDC Handwara, shifted to Srinagar

By Tasadduq Hussain   Kupwara: A girl has been critically injured in an accident near Government Degree College Handwara on Saturday. According to initial reports the girl was on its way to the college, when she was injured following two cars rammed into each other. She was quickly evacuated to District Hospital Handwara for treatment,

GA Saloora to join PDP today

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: Awami Insaf Party chief patron Gh Ahmad Saloora of Ganderbal will be joining Peoples Democratic party on Saturday. Saloora told INS that he will be formally becoming part of PDP today. He was earlier associated with National Conference for almost four decades before parting ways and forming his party AIP.

DM imposes 144 CrPC in and around Mini Secretariat Kishtwar

KISHTWAR: District Magistrate (DM) Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana has imposed section 144 CrPc in and around Mini Secretariat Kishtwar for smooth functioning of elections process and maintenance of proper law and order. By imposing 144 CrPC, assembly of five or more persons in and around Mini Secretariat is prohibited. No one shall join or take

ITBP Trooper Shoots Self in Baramulla’s Kunzer

Baramullah: An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) trooper shot himself dead inside a camp in Kunzer area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla on Saturday. Police identified as Sub Inspector Chander Mani of ITBP’s 4th Adhoc G Coy.

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Rains lash Kashmir, dry weather forecast from tomorrow

Srinagar: Rains lashed most parts of Kashmir Valley overnight even as mercury rose above sub-zero level in Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort. The weatherman also forecast ‘mainly dry’ weather from tomorrow. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 8.6 degrees Celsius last night against 6.1 degrees Celsius normal for

MHA Forms TMG To Take Action Related To Militancy Funding Cases

Srinagar: Indian Ministry Of Home Affairs on Friday ordered a “Multi Disciplinary Terror Monitoring Group (TMG)” to take coordinated action in all registered cases that relate to militancy, militant financing and militancy related activities. The ADGP, CID, JK Police will be the Chairman of the TMG and IGP, JK Police, Additional Director IB, J&K, Representatives

12 candidates each in fray for Srinagar, Udhampur  Parliamentary Constituency

Srinagar: Twelve candidates each have been left in fray Srinagar and Udhampur parliamentary polls scheduled to go for polls in 2nd phase of the election on April 18. On the last day of withdrawal of candidature on Friday, no nomination was withdrawn by any candidate in the Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency. The Returning Officer, Dr Shahid

Unknown gunmen shot at youth in Nowpora Tral

Basharat Rashid TRAL: A youth was injured after he was shot at by unknown gunmen at Nowpora area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday evening. Official sources said that Naseer Ahmad Ganie (25) son of Bashir Ahmad Ganie, a resident of Nowpora village in Tral was fired upon by unknown gunmen this

Combating drug-menace shared concern of Govt, society: Advisor

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Friday said that combating drug-menace and saving youth from its ill effects was a shared concern for the government and the society. Addressing an inaugural function of ‘Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign’ in Srinagar, the Advisor said that civil society and educational institutions should step up efforts to defeat

Asking For K-Resolution Neither Crime Nor Terror: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said asking for resolution of Kashmir issue is neither terror nor crime. Addressing a Friday gathering at Jamia Masjid Mirwaiz said government of India should not criminalize political aspirations which are rooted in history and principle of justice. Mirwaiz said Hurriyat Conference have always taken

Session Judge Srinagar Disallows Bar Seminar For ‘Topic Chosen’ By It

Srinagar: For the first ever, Kashmir High Court Bar Association has disallowed to hold a seminar at at District Court complex Mominabad, Batamaloo here to commemorate the 23rd anniversary advocate Jalil-ul-Qadar Andrabi, who was kidnapped by Army while on his way home from High Court on 8 March 1996 and was killed in custody. Andrabi’s

Power shutdown in Srinagar on March 30, April 4

           SRINAGAR: In an official communication, the Power Controller, Kashmir province, PDD Bemina today said that 33/11 KV of KP Bagh power line would remain shutdown on 30th March 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm to carry out urgent work.           Likewise, the 33 KV lines of STD Ganderbal would be remain shutdown on

Kupwara-Karnah road to remain closed on March 31, April 1

Kupwara: District administration Kupwara on Friday said that due to blasting in Sadhna Pass no traffic or otherwise movement will be allowed on the road on March 31 and April 1. Sub District Magistrate Karnah said that blasting is scheduled to take place in snow bound Sadhna top for two days on Sunday and Monday.

Zojilla pass: Snow clearance operation commences on Sonmarg-Kargil road

Srinagar: Snow clearance at Zojjila pass over strategic Kargil-Sonamarg road commenced on Friday under project VIJAYAK.  Officials said that a team of 40 officials and officers, with 4 Dozer, 2 Snow Cutters, 1 Wheel Loader and one JCB supported by dedicated team of Mechanical and Medical experts have been put in service. The Work was

It’s gun not special status that ruined J&K: Omar Abdullah criticizes Arun Jaitley

By Ovais Gull   Srinagar: Reacting sharply to Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley’s statement against special status of J&K, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that it was ‘gun’ not ‘special status that damaged the state.  Abdullah said that claims by Jaitley are fallacious as ‘special status has always protected the state’.

Pattan youth missing since March 22, family protests in Srinagar

  Family of a missing driver from Pattan on Friday protested in press enclave Srinagar urging government to launch speedy lookout for him. According to family members of the missing driver ‘Jan Mohd Bhat, S.O Asadullah Bhat R.O Pattan, left home on March 22 and since no whereabouts of him are known’. He works as

Army man dies after falling in gorge in Boniyar Sector Baramulla

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla : An army man died fell into a deep gorge in upper reaches of Boniyar sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday late night. Police officials told INS that the deceased has been identified as soldier Naik Parvez Ahmad of 5 Grenadiers was part of patrolling party. “The incident happened

Enforcement Directorate attaches Shabir Shah’s Rawalpora property

Srinagar: Enforcement Dirctorate has attached the property of pro freedom leader Shabbir Ahmad Shah in Effandi Bagh, Rawalpora area of Srinagar. The ED said the property is being held in the name of his wife and daughter. “He has been involved ini carrying out illicit activities along with his accomplice Mohd Aslam Wani, who is

School timings to change from April 1: Government

Srinagar: The directorate of school education, Kashmir (DSEK) has ordered changes in school timings and will come into effect from April 1. The schools falling within Srinagar Municipal limits shall operate from 9 am to 3 pm, an order issued by the DSEK said. The schools falling outside municipal limits of Srinagar district and other

Gulmarg: Villagers tracking the snow-covered slopes at the famous ski resort of Gulmarg which witnessed the season's first heavy snowfall on Tuesday. The snowfall in the high altitude areas of the valley and rains in plains ended a five-month long dry spell, the longest in four decades. PTI photo by S Irfan (PTI1_3_2017_000266A)

Rains forecast in Kashmir plains, light snow in mountains

Srinagar: Weatherman on Friday forecast rains for 24-hours from this evening at “most parts” of Jammu and Kashmir. “Rains are expected from this evening to tomorrow evening at most parts of Jammu, Kashmir and at a few places in Kargil district,” Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said. Earlier, an official of the MeT office said


2 JeM militants killed, 5 soldiers injured in Budgam; Internet snapped

Srinagar: Two militants, reportedly affiliated with Jash-e-Mohammad, were killed and five army soldiers were injured in a gunfight in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday. A senior police officer said the gunfight ensued after a joint team of army and police retaliated fire from hiding militants during a cordon-and-search-operation at Sutsoo Kalan area of Chattergam

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Civilian Shot At In Tral

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: A civilian was shot at and critically injured by unknown gunmen at Reshi Mohalla Tral in this south Kashmir district on Thursday late evening. Official sources said that Muzzafar Ahmad Hajam Son of Mohd Amin Hajam, a resident of Midoora Khangund in Tral, was fired upon by unknown gunmen at his maternal

Court orders inquiry into ‘corruption, misappropriation’ by Biscoe, Mallinson administration

Ovais Gull Srinagar: A court in Srinagar has asked the Crime Branch to initiate a probe into a complaint that the administration of Tyndale Biscoe and Mallinson School are “indulging in corruption and misappropriation.” The orders were passed by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar after the former Estates Supervisor of Tyndale-Biscoe and Mallinson society, Rajan

DC asks all departments not to dig roads in Srinagar without prior permission

SRINAGAR, THURSDAY 28: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday directed all concerned departments to seek prior permission for digging of roads wherever and for whatever purpose needed anywhere in the district. The DC who was speaking in a meeting with Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineers of all concerned departments directed for seeking authorisation

Mega mock exercise on flood disaster management held in Srinagar

Srinagar: A mega mock exercise on floods disaster management was Thursday held at Nehru Park here where a flood-like situation was created and demonstration of rescue operations given as part thereof. The mock exercise cum awareness programme was held jointly by the National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Management Authority and

One candidate withdraws, 24 left in fray for Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat

Jammu: One candidate of Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan Kanta Andotra, who had filed her papers from Jammu- Poonch Parliamentary Constituency today withdrew her nomination at Returning Officer’s Office Jammu. District Election Officer Ramesh Kumar accepted her withdrawal as candidate. With her withdrawal, 24 candidates are left in fray for Jammu- Poonch Lok Sabha seat. The candidates

Researcher from Tral receives GRABS award-2019

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Dr Amir Gul, a Senior Research Fellow at University of Kashmir’s Department of Food Technology, has received a prestigious best researcher award at Chennai. A resident of Shairabad Tral, Amir was conferred with the GRABS AWARDS-2019, Best Young Researcher Award, for his outstanding contribution. The award to him was given by GRABS

Militant, active from 2014, arrested in Bijbehara: Police

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant affiliated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Al-Badr militant outfits from Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A police official identified the militant as Rameez Ahmad Dar and also claimed recovery of arms and ammunition from him. Dar, the official said, was active since January

Militant from Sopore, a JeM affiliate, killed in Handwara: Police

Srinagar: A Jash-e-Mohammad militant from Sopore was killed in a gunfight with a joint team of government forces at Yaroo area of Langate Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. “Based on credible inputs about the presence of (militants) in Yaroo area of Langate in Handwara, a cordon and search operation was launched by

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