May 2019

2 militants killed in Tral

Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Two militants were killed in an encounter with government forces in Nanar area of Tral in Pulwama district on Friday.  “On a credible input, a and search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces at Nanner in Midoora area of Awantipora, a police spokesman said. During the search operation, the hiding

DM orders immediate survey on conversion of agricultural land in Srinagar

Srinagar: The District Magistrate (DM) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has issued an order directing for immediate holding of survey in respective Patwar Halqas on illegal conversion of agricultural land for commercial or residential purposes in the district and furnishing of updated asami-wise lists with all relevant details within two weeks. The step has been

Two illegal structures on notified Khushalsar lake area demolished

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration Friday demolished two under-construction structures on the notified area Khushalsar lake in Tehsil Eidgah of the district. In another anti-encroachment operation illegal structures were demolished at the posh Peerbagh area of Tehsil Chanpora where 1 kanal of State land was retrieved from illegal encroachment. Concerned Tehsildars Moin Kakroo and Mubashir Amin


Overwhelming mandate gives Modi opportunity to play decisive role in Kashmir resolution: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said overwhelming mandate gives Prime Minister Narendra Modi an opportunity and the power to play a decisive role in the resolution of the long-pending Kashmir conflict. Addressing a huge gathering of people on Jumat-ul-Vida which was observed with religious fervor across Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Gunfight erupts after militants fire upon patrolling party in Nanar Tral

By Basharat Rashid   Pulwama: Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Nanar area of Tral in Pulwama district on Friday afternoon after militants fired on patrolling party, officials said. According to sources an Army patrolling party was fired upon which was retaliated by the forces leading to exchange of gunfire from both

Thousands of people stayed and prayed all night at jamia masjid, the central grand mosque of jammu and kashmir.

Jumatul Vida observed as ‘Youm-e-Quds and Kashmir, huge congregation at Jamia, Dargah  

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The last Friday of Ramadhan (Jumat-ul-Vida,) was observed as “Youm-ul-Quds and Kashmir” in the Valley while Friday congregations on the eve of were held across Kashmir valley and the biggest congregation in the valley was held at Dargah Hazratbal and at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar where Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq delivered Friday

Shopian gunfight: Civilian among killed, 2 slain militants identified

Srinagar: Two militants and a civilian were killed on Friday in an encounter with government forces in a Shopian village of south Kashmir, police said. Officials said that a joint team of forces including 44 RR, CRPF and SOG Zainapora launched search operation after having specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

Post Friday prayers, clashes erupt in Kupwara main town

By Tasadduq Hussain   Kupwara: Clashes broke out between protesters and government forces in main town Kupwara following Friday prayers here. According to eye witnesses as the people came out after offering Juma tul Vada prayers intense Pro Freedom sloganeering broke out. Forces deployed in the area clashed with protesters and the situation had not

3 killed, 10 injured after SUV falls in gorge in Doda

Bhadarwah: Three people died and 10 others were injured after an overloaded vehicle when an SUV on its way to Bhalla in Doda district from Jammu, skidded off the road and rolled down a 200-ft deep gorge at Khaleeni belt. According to police the accident took place on Thursday night and rescue operation was launched

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Kishtwar: Forces come under militant’s fire in Marwah, two policemen injured, reinforcement rushed

Kishtwar: Two policemen have been injured in the ongoing anti militancy operation in Appan area of Marwah in District Kishtwar on Friday after they came under militant fire. “Reinforcement from Kishtwar has reached Marwah,” a police official said. According to him the anti militancy operation in the area was launched following a specific input that

Amit Shah gets Home, Rajnath is new Defence Minister

NEW DELHI: Amit Shah will be the new Home minister while Rajnath Singh has been given the portfolio of Defence minister and Nirmala Sitharaman will be the new Finance minister. The Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday announced that the new formation saying Former foreign secretary turned minister S Jaishankar has been given the External Affairs ministry and

Three bodies recovered from Shopian gunfight site

By Mudassir Maqbool. Shopian: Three bodies have been recovered from the gunfight site in Zainpora area of Shopian after a fierce gunbattle broke out between militants and government forces early Friday morning. Police sources said that they have recovered three bodies from the site and they are ascertaining their identities. “We had one body in

Students accuse GDC Tral of denying admission in UG courses

By BASHARAT RASHID Tral: The aspiring Undergraduate (UG) students in Tral who recently passed their 12th standard bi-annual examinations are accusing authorities of Government Degree College Tral of denying them admissions putting their career at risk. A delegation of students who passed 10+2 exams, a week back, have alleged that they visited college for admissions

Shopian encounter: Fresh firing at gunfight site, operation continues

Srinagar: Firing has resumed between forces and militants after a lull at gunfight site at Dragad Sugan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian. According to officials searches were launched after they believed that they had killed the militants and launched the searches. “There is fresh gunfire exchange at the site,” he said. Another source in police

Zaingeer Sopore shuts against militant killings

Sopore:  Zaingeer area of Sopore and its adjascent areas are observing a complete shutdown today on Friday to mourn the killing of two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in a gunfight with government forces on Thursday. Witnesses said that all the shops and business establishments are shut while traffic is also off the roads. They said that people


Shopian encounter: Clashes erupt near gunfight site, teargassed

By Mudassir Maqbool   Shopian: Clashes erupted between protesting youth and government forces near gunfight site in Dragad area in Shopian district on Friday. According to locals sources youth took to streets and clashed with forces who are conducting the anti militancy operation in the area. They claimed that protests intensified after news of killing

Gunfight rages in Shopian orchards

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian : A gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in orchards of Dragad area in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday morning. Offcials said that the anti militancy operation is being conducted by joint team of forces including 44 RR of Army. They said that  on intensifying search operation towards


CASO in Kulgam Village

Sameer Ahmad Kulgam: Government forces on Thursday evening launched a cordon and search operation in Dessan village of south kashmir’s Kulgam district. Sources informed the journal press a joint team of government forces including Army’s 9 RR, Special Operation Group of local police and paramilitary CRPF cordoned off all the roads leading to the Dessan

DC Srinagar takes firsthand assessment of encroachments made in Khushalsar, Gilsar lakes

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Thursday conducted a comprehensive inspection of Khushalsar and Gilsar lakes in Eidgah Tehsil in view of illegal constructions and encroachments of these water bodies where organised colonies have been constructed over the years. The visit follows a preliminary inspection report, submitted by a task-force team comprising officers

Govt: Comprehensive action plan formulated to reduce Infant Mortality Rate in JK

Srinagar: The State Government has formulated a comprehensive action plan to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to a single digit by the year 2020 in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The Health and Medical Education Department prepared the action plan with technical support from Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) teams for which a

Annual Work Plan, Budget 2019-20 under Mid-Day Meal Scheme approved; Panchayats to implement 

Srinagar: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting of the State Level Steering-Cum-Monitoring Committee (SLSMC) under Mid-Day Meal to review its functioning and to approveAnnual Work Plan and Budget (AWP&B) 2019-20. Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, H&ME Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary, Planning, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary, School Education Sarita Chauhan, Secretary

Chairman JK Bank dedicates AAS to cancer patients under CSR

Srinagar:Chairman and CEO JK Bank Parvez Ahmed today dedicated AAS (All About Support) a Cancer Patients’ Hostel in Amboli,Andheri West Mumbai, to provide accommodation facilities to cancer patients of J&K state who visit Mumbai for treatment of the life consuming disease in TATA Memorial Cancer Institute and other renowned oncology centres in Mumbai.The facility was

Famous Bakery unit fined Rs 20000, Milk plant sealed at Lassipora

Srinagar: Commissioner, Food Safety, J&K Vinod Sharma today inspected food establishments in Srinagar City. He was accompanied by Dy. Commissioner, Food Safety, Kashmir, Irfana Ahmad, Assistant Commissioner Food Safety, District Srinagar, Hilal Ahmad Mir and other concerned officers. The team inspected various Bakery & Confectionary Units within Srinagar City to check the quality of bakery


2 local LeT affiliates killed in Sopore encounter

Srinagar: Two local militants, affiliated with Lashker-e-Toiba, were killed in an encounter with Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched jointly by police and (gobvermm,ent) forces in Dangerpora area of Sopore,” a police spokesman said. During the search operation, he said, the hiding militants

Hurriyat Conference (M) asks GoI to change Kashmir policy, welcomes OIC’s statement

Srinagar: Expressing grief and anguish over yet another killing of civilian Sajjad Ahmed Paray in Shopian by the government forces, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Thursday said that the use of brute force on protestors was highly undemocratic, unjustified and uncalled for. Paying tributes to slain Sajad, Hurriyat Conference said that such killing of Kashmiri’s and

Revisit Kashmir policy, take steps for Kashmir resolution: Er Rasheed tells Modi

By Ovais Gull   Srinagar: Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president and former MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Wednesday appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that political problem should be dealt by political process not by misusing various agencies.   Addressing media persons, Er Rasheed who was accompanied by several party leaders and

DGP hosts Iftar party for media persons at Srinagar  

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh hosted an Iftar Party at Officers’ Mess Humhama here on Wednesday. Media persons from different media houses (print &electronic) and News agencies attended the Iftar party. Senior officers from the organisation were also present on the occasion. DGP and other senior police officers interacted with the media persons

Sopore gunfight: Second holed up militant killed, searches going on

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: One more militant has been killed in gunfight between militants and government forces in Bunpora Mohalla of Dangerpora village in Sopore subdivision of Baramulla district on Thursday. One militant was killed earlier after the gunfight broke out following search operation by forces in the area for several area. “Two militants have

Students take out anti-Tabacco awareness rally in Ganderbal

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: In a bid to create awareness about the harmful effects of smoking among the public, Government Boys Middle School Rangil in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district held a rally on the occasion of World Anti-Tabacco day on Thursday. The rally, which began from the school covered several places of the town. Chanting various

Sopore Encounter: One militant killed, operation on

Sopore: One militant killed has been killed in ongoing gunfight which broke out between militants and government forces in Sopore village of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Thursday after several hours of siege. A senior police officer told GNS that one militant has been killed amid ongoing encounter. As per the sources two LeT

Militant killed in ongoing Sopore gunfight

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: One militant has killed in an ongoing encounter at Banpora, Dangerpora area of sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. Police sources confirmed that one militant has been killed in the gunfight that broke out after several hours of cordon and search operation in the area. They said that the

Indian Army’s Kargil war veteran declared ‘foreigner’, arrested in Assam

Assam: Police in Guwahati has arrested an Indian Army Kargil war veteran, an honorary Lieutenant, after he was declared foreigner here. His family has moved court. The family of war veteran has approached the Gauhati High Court on Wednesday, after he was sent to a detention centre for foreigners or illegal migrants. The Hindu reported

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10th death anniversary of Asiya, Neelofar: Shopian shuts on Geelani’s call

Shopian: South Kashmir’s Shopian district is observing complete shut down to commemorate the 10th death anniversary of Asiya (17) and Neelofar (22), whose bodies were recovered from Rambi Ara stream on this day in 2009. Valley was on boil following the duo were recovered dead amid alleged raped and murder of them. Neelofer was Asiya’s


Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute bags award for best infrastructure, teaching excellence

Srinagar: Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute was crowned as Best Educational Institute in two categories at International School Awards held at Chitkara University on recently. Over 500 schools participated. The school bagged an award for ‘Best Infrastructure’ of the year 2019 as well as for ‘teaching excellence’. “Credit goes to the management, teaching and non-teaching staff,


Internet snapped, colleges closed in Sopore amid CASO in Dangerpora village

Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Government forces on Thursday launched a cordon-and-search operation at Dangerpora village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The internet services in Sopore have been snapped. Reports said a joint team of Army’s 22 RR, special operation group of police (SOG) and CRPF launched joint search operation following “suspicious movement” of some

Shopian operation called off after civilian casualty

Srinagar: The government forces have called off search operation at Pinjoora Shopian where one civilian was killed and several others were injured during clashes last evening. Sources said that there was no militant found, dead or alive, even as officials had claimed to have killed one of them. As soon as government forces started cordon

SAC approved re-designation of 400 posts of Paravets as Veterinary Pharmacists, Stock Assistants

Srinagar: The SAC which met today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved re-designation of 400 posts of Paravets as Veterinary Pharmacists/Stock Assistants in the Animal/Sheep Husbandry Departments which were created in September, 2018. In order to provide healthcare facilities to the livestock in the State, these 400 posts of Paravets were

Benefit of time bound promotion extended to Homeopathic Medical Officers

 Srinagar: The SAC which met today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved Time Bound Promotion scheme for Homeopathic Medical Officers on the pattern of Allopathic and Ayurvedic/Unani doctors. It is noteworthy to mention that the Time Bound Promotion scheme is available to Allopathic/Ayurvedic and ISM doctors. The cadre of Homeopathic Medical

Fast tracking of family disputes: SAC approves 2 Courts

Srinagar: The SAC which met today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved establishment of two Family Courts, one each at Jammu and Srinagar in the first phase along with creation of 29 posts of various categories for each Court. The establishment of Family Courts will help to promote conciliation in, and

3 more IAS officers in Apex Scale in J&K

SRINAGAR, MAY 29: The State Administrative Council which met under the chairmanship of Satya Pal Malik, Governor, J&K considered promotion of IAS officers of 1987, 1988 & 1989 batches to the Apex Scale. There are 02 officers of 1987 batch, 02 officers of 1988 batch & 02 officers of 1989 batch allotted to J&K cadre.

Srinagar admin to set up multidimensional mechanism to tackle State land encroachments

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration is putting in place a multidimensional mechanism to tackle encroachments and facilitate easier and methodical retrieval and safeguarding of State and common lands in the district. This was informed in a meeting of concerned Tehsildars held here Wednesday under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. The meeting

Financial Commissioner IT meets Governor

Srinagar: Suresh Kumar, Financial Commissioner, Department of Information Technology (IT), Jammu and Kashmir, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Kumar briefed Governor about functioning of the IT sector and its endeavours in ushering the State towards E-governance. He also apprised Governor about the details related to upcoming and completed major

Unemployed youth must reap benefits of floriculture industry: Div Com

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the unemployed youth of the valley must reap benefits of booming floriculture industry. He further said that the sector of floriculture has immense potential for income and employment generation especially in the rural areas. Changing the living standard of the people and increasing urbanization

Additional Secy MHA reviews security, highway status, Yatra arrangements

Srinagar: A Security Review Meeting followed by another meeting relating to the status of National Highway (NHW) and forthcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra was convened here on Wednesday by Additional Secretary (J&K), Union Ministry of Home Affairs which was co-chaired by Advisors, K. Vijay Kumar, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai, K K Sharma and K Skandan. The meeting

Jumat-ul-Vida, Shab-e-Qadr: Traffic police issues advisory

Srinagar: The traffic police Srinagar today issued a route advisory for devotees coming from different areas towards Ziyarat Dargah Sharief Hazratbal for the celebrations of Jumat-ul-Vida falling on 31 May 2019 and Shab-e-Qadr on 1st June 2019. North Kashmir: Vehicles coming from North Kashmir carrying devotees after reaching Shalteng have been asked to adopt Shalteng

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