June 2019

As ‘special case’, Baseer Khan given year’s extension in service in public interest

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan was given one year’s extension in service in the public interest but government said it shall not be a precedent case in future. “Pursuant to the approval of the Central Government conveyed vide No. 26014/1/2019-AIS-II dated 30.06.2019, sanction in relaxation of All India Services (Death-cum-retirement benefits) Rules 1958,

Civilian shot at in Baramulla

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Unknown gunmen shot at and injured a civilian in Khajawah Bagh Baramulla on Sunday evening. Reports said Sameer Ahmad Khar, a shopkeeper by profession was fired upon by gunmen and he was rushed to District hospital Baramulla where his condition was stated to be stable. Meanwhile government forces reached the spot and

Governor inaugurates Jehangir Chowk-Alochi Bagh portion of flyover

SRINAGAR, JUNE 30: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated the Jehangir Chowk-Alochi Bagh limb of the Jehangir Chowk- Rambagh flyover here today. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Sh. K. Skandan- Advisors to Governor; Sh. Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation; Sh. Sheikh Imran, Deputy Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. Umang Narula, Financial


Militant killed in Bugam Budgam, internet suspended in central Kashmir district

Srinagar: A militant has been killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces in Bugam Chadoora in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday. Official sources said that joint team of Army’s 53RR and police’s SOG launched a cordon and search operation in the area after “credible inputs” about the presence of the militants there. They

Dr Pervaiz Shah Appointed Incharge Principal GMC 

Srinagar: The Governor administration on Saturday appointed Dr Parvaiz Ahmad Shah as incharge principal Government Medical College, Srinagar, after retirement of Dr Kaiser Ahmad. “Consequent upon the retirement on superannuation of Dr. Kaiser Ahmed, Principal, Government Medical College, Srinagar on 30-06-2019 (AN), and in the interest of Administration and patient-care, Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad Shah, Professor

Remove encroachments on city roads immediately: Div Com to SMC

Srinagar: In order to create hassle free movement of vehicles and pedestrians, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed concerned officers to remove encroachments on city roads immediately. He also directed to take strict action against the violators and booking them as per relevant section of law. The Divisional Commissioner made these directions

Advisor Ganai for making Hajj arrangements ‘zero-error exercise’

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today chaired a high level meeting of police and civil administration to give final shape to the arrangements for Hajj-2019. The Advisor emphasized on making the entire arrangements an error-free exercise for the convenience of the pilgrims. The meeting was attended by senior officials of civil and police

Experts call for impartiality during mediation

Srinagar: The experts from the legal fraternity stressed upon the need for impartiality during the process of mediation. The “three-day basic induction training programme on mediation,” for Judges and Lawyers held at J&K State Judicial Academy Mominabad Srinagar concluded today. Presentations made during the training programme focused on settlement writing, non-settlement writing, a non-starter, role

Education greatest tool for empowerment: Governor, visits SECMOL Alternative School

Leh: Governor Satya Pal Malik visited the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) Alternative School campus and inaugurated the solar powered residential building for boys here. He was accompanied by Gyal P Wangyal , Dy Chairman, LAHDC, Leh; Ms. Avny Lavasa, Deputy Commissioner, Leh; Ms. Sargun Shukla, SSP Leh; and Sonam Wangchuk, Founder

Inter College Judo tournament 2019 concludes at KU

Srinagar, June 29: The Annual Inter College Judo tournament (men/women) 2019 concluded here at University of Kashmir on Saturday. During the tournament various competitions were held in 8 weight categories for both boys and girls. The event witnessed a huge participation particularly from female judokas. In men’s category overall winner trophy was clinched by Gandhi College

Seven years on, 120 families suffer as Govt fails to fulfill its rehabilitation promise

by Ovais Gul Srinagar: Even after seven years elapsed since the residents living on the embankment of river Jhelum here were evacuated, the authorities have utterly failed to rehabilitate the families, the promises done with them were not fulfilled. Demanding rehabilitation, scores of families under the banner of Jhelum River House Rehabilitation Union (JRHRU) assembled at

Trucks violate orders to cover materials they carry, officials in deep slumber

by Sohail Khan     Srinagar: In a total disregard to government orders to cover the trucks carrying construction materials, vehicles are violating official directions brazenly as officials remain in deep slumber. Vehicles could be seen plying on the highway which is manned by traffic police however fail to implement official directions.   Government has

Kulgam Blast: Injured Person Succumbs, Toll Mounts To 2

Srinagar: The death toll in a mysterious blast inside the shop of a scrap dealer at Chidderban area of Khudwani in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on June 27 rose to two as one of the injured persons succumbed to injuries on Saturday. A police officer said one of the two injured persons, Mohammad Abass Bhat

J&K Sees More Females Foeticides Than 19 Other States In India

Srinagar: Having a dubious distinction of recording sharpest decline in the child sex ratio across all the states in India with 862 females to every 1000 male children as per the last census report , Jammu and Kashmir has reported more female foeticide cases than nineteen other states. Minister of Health and Family Welfare DR.

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Drug peddler arrested in Handwara, another escapes

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said that is arrested a drug peddler at a checkpoint in Handwara district of north Kashmir and seized 1.852 Kilograms of charas from his possession. “One person identified as Irshad Ahmad Dar son of Nazir Ahmad Dar resident of Aahgam Zachaldara was arrested for the drug supply offences and has

ASI killed as car plunges in gorge in Doda

Bhadarwah: An assistant sub-inspector of Jammu and Kashmir Police was killed on Saturday when his car skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, officials said. ASI Vikram Singh (45), a resident of Gatha village of Bhaderwah, was posted in Kishtwar police station in the Criminal Investigation Department

Anti-tank mine recovered in Samba

Jammu: An old anti-tank mine was recovered near a river bed in Samba Saturday morning. Reports said that an anti-tank mine was found lying near a river in Basanter area falling under the jurisdiction of Samba police station. A police official said that mine is rusted and old and will soon be destroyed.

Governor inaugurates ‘Sindhu Darshan Festival’

Leh: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated the grand celebration of day long Sindhu Darshan Festival at Sindhu Ghat, Shey Smanla here today. Highlighting the importance of rivers throughout the world and their contribution in development of great civilisations, Governor noted that it should be our primary concern to save our rivers for the future generations.

CASO launched in Ganderbal village

Srinagar: Government forces on Friday launched a cordon-and-search operation in Wahidpora area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. An official said that 5RR, SOG of police from Ganderbal launched the CASO after inputs about the presence of militants. The CASO in the area has been launched in the area for the first time in several years.

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Animal & Sheep Husbandry sector holds enormous potential for economic transformation of J&K: CS

Srinagar: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Friday chaired a meeting of the State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) to oversee the implementation and accord of approval to the National Livestock Mission (NLM), Action Plan- 2019-20. Financial Commissioner, Finance, Dr. Arun Mehta, Principal Secretary, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Asgar Samoon, Secretary, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj,

Advisors Ganai, Sharma take stock of Yatra arrangements at Baltal

Ganderbal: Advisors to the Governor, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai and K.K.Sharma today visited Baltal Base Camp where they chaired a high-level meeting with officers to take stock of the arrangements being put in place for the smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra-2019 (SANJY) via Baltal route. ADDC Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, SSP Ganderbal, Khalil Poswal, SSP

Kulgam Blast: Inquiry officer to record statements

SRINAGAR: Additional District Magistrate, Kulgam (Inquiry officer) shall conduct a magisterial probe into the mysterious blast incident which occurred at Chadder Village of Tehsil Qaimoh in Kulgam District on June 27 Any person(s) acquainted with the facts of the incident and desirous to depose and record their statements have been asked to appear before the

Two IAS officers transferred

Srinagar: The Government on Friday ordered transfer of two IAS officers in the interest of administration. According to an order which shall have an immediate effect, Dr. Raghav Langer, IAS (UD:2009), Chief Executive Officer, J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency, holding additional charge of Additional Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Regulatory Authority, Srinagar, has been transferred and posted


Mirwaiz demands unconditional release of all political prisoners

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday demanded unconditional release of the prisoners and hundreds of youth who he said are being punished for their political affiliations. He said hundreds of political prisoners including youth and resistance leaders are languishing in various Indian prisons since past many years and months and all

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Elderly woman killed in accident in Kupwara’s Herry Bala area

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara:  An elderly women was killed by a speedy vehicle at Herri area in frontier district Kupwara on Friday afternoon. The accident happened on  Kupwara-Tangdhar road at Herri. She was evacuated to medical facility where doctors declared her brought dead. An official identified the deceased as, Taja Begum, 67, Wife of Mohammad

Girl jumps into river Jhelum in Pampore, body recovered

By Basharat Rashid   Pulwama: Body of the girl who reportedly jumped into river Jhelum in Pampora has been fished out on Friday afternoon. According to reports the girl (identity withheld) had jumped into the water body after which locals rushed to retrieve her. “Her body has been found,” locals claimed. Sources said that the

Residents hail staff of GPS Peerpora Shopian for efforts, teachers spend own money for school development

by Mudassir Maqbool Shopain: Staff sanctioned at government primary school in Peerpora village of South Kashmir’s Shoipan district has put in efforts including money from their pockets that helped it be declared as a ‘model school’ by the education department. The school has three classrooms and eighty students are enrolled their with only three teachers.

Bengaluru: BJP National Preisdent Amit Shah speaks at a press conference during his three day visit to Bengaluru on Monday. PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak (PTI8_14_2017_000091A)

Amit Shah moves resolution to extend President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for 6 months

New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah Friday moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of six months. Moving the resolution, he said since the state assembly has been dissolved and the Election Commission has decided to hold fresh elections in Jammu and Kashmir


Rs 177-crore loan fraud unearthed in J&K Bank, ACB registers case

Jammu: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Thursday registered a case and conducted raids after unearthing a loan fraud worth over Rs 177 crore in Jammu and Kashmir Bank here, officials said. The ACB formally booked the management and officials of the bank along with the illegal beneficiaries involved in the financial irregularities, a spokesman of the ACB

Budgam encounter: Youth injured with bullet amid clashes near gunfight site

Srinagar: A youth has received bullet injuries near encounter site at Gund Checkpora Kanipora Nowgam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Sources claim that he has been shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar for advanced treatment. Clashes erupted between protesting youth and forces near the gunbattle  site and its adjoining areas including Khanpora Nowgam. The police

Poonch admin orders school, colleges to seek permission for picnics following 11 deaths at Pir Ki Gali

Srinagar: Following tragic loss of life in accident at Peer Ki Gali, district administration in Poonch on Friday directed all private and government institutions to seek prior permission from competent authority for any picnic henceforth. “All the Government and recognised private schools upto higher secondary level are directed not to leave / go on excursion/Picnic

Gunfight rages between militants and government forces in Kralpora Budgam

    Srinagar,: An encounter broke out between militants and government forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the central Kashmir district of Badgam’s Kralpora area on Friday morning. The anti militancy operation in the area was launched over specific inputs about the presence of militants. Meanwhile, mobile internet service in Badgam has

Assembly Polls :NC leaders confident of major win in Gulmarg

Srinagar: Expressing confidence of a major win in Gulmarg Constituency, National Conference leaders Thursday said that the party has fielded one of the best candidates from the Constituency who would turn the tables in the assembly polls. The party leaders while addressing a large gathering of workers at Kunzer appreciated the party candidate Farooq Ahamd

Kulgam blast: Govt orders Inquiry

Srinagar: The Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Thursday expressed grief over the death of Nazir Ahmad Bhat in a mysterious blast at Chaddar area of Kulgam district. The Advisor in his condolence message has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul and early recovery of

Fast track implementation of PM Development Package: Amit Shah in Kashmir

Srinagar: During his first visit to the state of Jammu & Kashmir, the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, held a number of meetings with officials to assess the Security Scenario in the state, review preparations for the Shri Amarnathji Yatra and provide Good Governance in the state. He also interacted with a representative group of

‘Governor, Home Minister discuss development in J&K’

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Amit Shah, Union Home Minister, who arrived here yesterday on his two day visit to Kashmir, had discussions on wide ranging issues relating to the equitable growth and development of the State. Governor presented to Shah handicraft items representing the exquisite craftsmanship of Kashmir and Ladakh and a commemorative

Army commander attends UHQ meeting, visits south Kashmir

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh concluded his two day visit to the Valley on Thursday. Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, he attended the UHQ meeting at SKICC. Later in the day, he visited units and formations in the hinterland in South Kashmir, where he was briefed

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Woman among four drug peddlers arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar: Four drug peddlers including a lady has been arrested by police and contraband substance has been recovered from their posession on Thursday, officials said. According to a police officer police Station Nowhatta arrested four drug peddlers identified as Abdul Ahad Sheikh S/o Dilawar Sheikh , .Mohammad Rafiq Sheikh S/o: Ali Mohammad, Mohammad Yousuf Sheikh 

BJP planning big for assembly polls in JK, new membership drive from Jul 06

By Ovais Gul  Srinagar: The State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is planning big for the upcoming assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir while as the party is scheduled to start a new membership drive for which the mobile gadgets will play a key role. The party leaders while talking to The INS informed that it will

Bengaluru: BJP National Preisdent Amit Shah speaks at a press conference during his three day visit to Bengaluru on Monday. PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak (PTI8_14_2017_000091A)

Work tirelessly to ensure return of youth from militancy, end of drug addiction: Amit Shah tells party workers in Srinagar

By Ovais Gul Srinagar: Union Home Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Amit Shah who is on two-day visit to the Valley Thursday asked party cadre to work tirelessly to put an end to the militancy and drug addiction in Kashmir. Sources privy to the development said that a party meeting chaired by Amit

9 girls among 11 students killed in accident on Mughal road  

Srinagar: Nine girls among eleven students of a private computer institute were killed and seven others were injured after picnic vehicle (Tempo travelers) they were on board skidded off the road and fell in a gorge near Peer Ki Gali along Mughal road in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday. Reports said that the vehicle

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Tral shuts on second day against local militant’s killing

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: A complete shutdown is being observed in Tral area of this south Kashmir district on the second consecutive day Thursday against the killing of a local militant in Brenpathri village. All the shops and other business establishments are closed in the area while as traffic is off the roads. The militant Shabir

IT raids former finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather’s son’s residence, office

  Srinagar: Slueths of Income Tax department on Thursday raided the residence and office of former Finance Minister Jammu and Kashmir Abdul Rahim Rather’s son in Budgam and Srinagar. According to sources IT officials raided the residence of Rather in  Humhama area of central Kashmir’s  Budgam district at around 9 am on Thursday. Officials said

One dead in mysterious blast in Chudar Kulgam

  Srinagar: One person has died of fatal injuries while six others are reported of being in critical conditions after a mysterious blast in ChuderBan area of Khudwani in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.  Sources that the persons were trying to set on fire some trash in which the explosive material was lying went off at

Mysterious blast leaves seven injured in Chudar Kulgam

Kulgam: Seven persons have been injured in a mysterious blast in Chudar area of Ashamji in Kulgam district on Thursday. According to reports the explosion took place in the village near garbage pile. Police has been rushed to spot to ascertain the facts. Locals said that the injured have been evacuated to medical facility for

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17206 arrested for stone pelting in Kashmir in last 3 years: GoI

Srinagar: Over seventeen thousand persons were arrested for stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir in last three years, Ministry of Home Affairs told Parliament. Responding to a question by Shiv Sena’s Anil Desai, MoS Home G Krishan Reddy said that “pursuant to the Government policy of zero tolerance towards (militancy), the State Government has taken

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