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People will oppose any harm to special status ‘tooth and nail’: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday said that people will oppose “tooth and nail” attempts to harm special status and cautioned government of India that any fiddling with it will “make things from bad to worse.” “People of Jammu and Kashmir will not tolerate any attempt to damage or harm the

Art 35A: Civil society demands special session of state legislature

Muzamil Shah   Srinagar August 21: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Sociey members on Monday demanded an ‘urgent special session of the legislative Assembly and Legislative council to pass a resolution in ‘defense of Article 35-A and Article 370.   Addressing a press conference held in a local hotel here JKCS asked pro unionist parties to

KEA march to Governor house foiled, call for Kashmir bandh on Aug 29

Faisal Shabir Srinagar: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) proposed  march towards Governor House in Srinagar was Monday foiled by police, call for Kashmir bandh on Aug 29. KEA co-chairman Farooq Ahmed Dar along other members tried to take out the procession from city centre however police swung into action and thwarted the march. Dar and other

Police says 2 LeT’s militants killed Gowhar in Shopian

Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed involvement of two Lashker-e-Toiba militants behind the killing of a 16-year-old boy whose bullet-riddled body was found in native Shopian district of South Kashmir.  “Police on the basis of reliable inputs has identified two LeT (militants) namely Waseem Shah resident of Heff and Nazim Dar resident of Urpora and a man hunt

Army’s Tongil Moo Do program, 70 participants join the event

At least 70 participants from South Kashmir joined Army’s ‘orientation cum referee’ seminar on Tongil Moo Do, a form of martial art.   A three day program was organised by the Army was held at Youth Centre Highground which commenced on 18 Aug.   “The seminar saw 70 participants from south Kashmir which included teachers

Accused can’t be punished on moral conviction or suspicion: HC 

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has upheld acquittal of a “militant” whom police had blamed for killing a couple at Mahore area of Udhampur in Jammu region of the state in 2001. “In arriving at conclusion about guilt of accused charged with heinous crime, the court has to judge the evidence by yardsticks

Div Com Jammu reviews progress of hydroelectric power projects in Kishtwar

The Divisional Commissioner directed the Deputy Commissioner, DC, Kishtwar to take immediate steps for removing the bottlenecks in the execution of Hydroelectric power projects in Kishtwar district  including land acquisition, disbursement of compensation to land owners and construction of approach roads. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari today reviewed the status of work on

Mehbooba throws open Kashmir University’s Kargil, Leh satellite campuses

KARGIL/LEH,: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti inaugurated the two satellite campuses of University of Kashmir . Mehbooba is on a three day visit of Ladakh. Both the campuses are equipped with adequate facilities for teaching, residing and other facilities. The satellite campus, at Kargil is built at a cost of Rs. 29 crore and  would have

Official panel to ensure implementation of ban on private practice by Medical Faculty

SRINAGAR: Health & Medical Education Department, J&K Government has constituted a committee to implement the Government order No.43-HME of 2013 dated 17-01-2013 and Circular No: 02-HME of 2016 dated 13-06-2016 regarding Ban on Private Practice upon all HOD’s in Government Medical Colleges, Government Dental Colleges and the Associated Hospitals of the state in letter and

Bizarre: Hospital denied CT scan, father was short of Rs 50, child dies

In a bizarre incident one year old child died as hospital refused to conduct a CT scan for his father was shot of Rs 50 for the test. The incident happened in Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) on Sunday in Jharkhand were the boy was brought as he had fallen on his head. The

Bihar Floods: death toll reaches 253

  At least 253 people have died in the devastating floods in Bihar. The deluge is faced by almost 1.26 crore people in 18 districts of the state. Several states including Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh are facing floods due to heavy monsoon rains. In Uttar Pradesh, 69 people have died so far due to

A Muslim pilgrim prays in front of the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, March 10, 2016,. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Fire breaks in Hotel in Makkah, 600 saved

  600 residents and pilgrims were saved in a fire incident that occurred in Makkah. On Monday Saudi Arabian civil defence service said that the cause of fire was a faulty air conditioning unit on the eighths floor of a hotel in the Azaziyah District of Makkah . Civil defence spokesman Nayef al-Sharif, was quoted

PDP man’s body found on house slab in Anantnag

Srinagar:  Body of a 45-year-old man, formally associated with ruling Peoples Democratic Party, was found on the slab of his under-construction house in Shangus area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A police spokesman said that at around 9.30 a.m. on Monday, Police Station Achabal received information that body of one Shabir Ahmad Wani Son of Abdul Rehman

Militant arrested in Shopian

 According to Police militant belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen was arrested a from Shopian village in south Kashmir. “Police, 62 RR and 18 Bn CRPF during a raid arrested a hizbul mujahideen militant from Zainapora”, a police officer was quoted by a local news gathering agency. The militant has been identified as Shahid ahmad Wani s/o Gh ahmad

Govt forms GoM on pension to J&K Industries, handicraft employees 

Srinagar:  The State Government on Monday constituted a  4-member group of ministers to examine and make recommendations in a “time bound manner” on the proposal for funding the pension of employees of the J&K Industries Limited (JKI) and J&K Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation (JKHC, S&E). The GoM includes Minister for Industries and Commerce (Chander Parkash), Minister for Rural

No Militant presence in Ganderbal: SSP

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Central district of Kashmir Ganderbal has no militant presence, police said on Monday “There is no militant presence in Ganderbal however militants are using these as tracks,” Senior Superintendent of Police Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmad lone told reporter. SSP Ganderbal was speaking to reporters after a joint operation by 24 RR and Special

Arms and ammunition recovered in Ganderbal

Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: Government forces bust hideout in Chaknar Akhal area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. In a joint operation Special Operation Group, J&K police, 24 Rashtriya Rifles ‘busted a hideout and recovered arms and ammunition’. “One Ak 56, 02 magazines and 44 rounds been recovered from the place,” sources told INS. SSP Ganderbal

Soldier dies of cardiac arrest

Srinagar: A soldier died due cardiac arrest near Line of Control in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said. Sources said that the soldier suffered cardiac arrest in a post at Naugam sector near LoC, He was rushed to medical facility however he died.    

‘Can drone take me to Mecca’ Turkey arranges Hajj pilgrimage for the poor man

  Srinagar: The poor man who asked ‘can a drone take me to Mecca?’ has reached the holy city for the annual Hajj pilgrimate. Al-Hassan Abdullah, a poor Ghanaian villager’s story went viral on Turkish social media. Abdullah had a TV crew if “a drone can take him to Mecca”? Abdullah had naively asked a

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President Ram Nath Kovind on a Days visit to J&K

  In his first visit outside the Capital Delhi after assuming office, President Ram Nath Kovind is on a day’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir and has reached Leh on Monday.   Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, senior ministers, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat and other civil and military

After Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Col Prasad Purohit Gets Bail in Malegaon Blast Case

Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit (retired), the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast has been granted bail by Supreme Court on Monday. Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre granted conditional bail to Purohit asking him not to tamper with evidence. Another accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, has already been granted bail in

PDP worker found dead in Anantnag

Srinagar: Body of a PDP worker and local panch was found dead by police near his residence at Shagus area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday. Reports said that police recovered the body of Shabir Ahmad Wani, 45, son of Abdul Rehman nearby his under construction house in  Wakilbalan area of Nowgam Shangus. Shabir had left home

Cable TV operator killed in Shopian

Srinagar: Unidentified gunman on Sunday evening killed a cable TV operator in Shopian district of south Kashmir. Reports said Hilal Ahmad Malik was shot at by the gunmen near his residence at Malik Mohalla Shopian around 8:00 pm. He was immediately shifted to nearby hospital from where he was refereed to Srinagar hospital in critical conditions for specialized

CASO throwback to 1990 situation: Mirwaiz 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said that under the garb of cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) 1990 like situation was being created to harass and intimidate people, especially in Kashmir Valley. In s statement issued here, the Hurriyat Conference expressed serious concern over the growing “unabated human rights violations, bloodshed, state terrorism, and frequent harassment”

Mehbooba for promoting Kargil as separate tourist destination

Kargil: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said that she has directed her Government to promote Kargil as a separate package in the tourism market. Addressing a public meeting here after laying the foundation of two road projects, the Chief Minister said nature has bestowed Kargil with unique features which ought to be sold as a

HC upholds CRPF trooper’s acquittal in officer’s killing in 1996

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has upheld trial court’s verdict, acquitting a CRPF trooper who was accused of killing his officer, a Coy Commander with the paramilitary forces, in 1996. According to the prosecution, Om Parkash, Inspector 31 Bn CRPF Smailpur Transit Camp Jammu, filed a written report in Police Station, Bari Brahmna

HC stays govt order against police officer accused in Khanabal killings

 Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has stayed a government order according sanction to the prosecution of a police officer accused in twin killings at Khanabal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district in 2010. “In view of the submissions and in the facts of the case, it is directed that the operation and effect

Missing youth’s bullet-riddled body found in Shopian

Srinagar: The bullet-riddled body of a 16-year-old youth was recovered by police, a day after he went missing, in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Sunday. Reports said that the body was found by the locals in an orchard and accordingly they informed the police which later recovered it. Later, the police identified the body

Mehbooba hopes ‘pleasant change’ after PM’s Kashmir remark  

Kargil: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday expressed hope the remarks by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Kashmir during his Independence Day speech would bring about a welcome change in the State “as it did during the previous tenure of former Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee.” Addressing a public meeting at Hussaini Park Kargil, the Chief

Political issues being raised before SC, Bar tells Sinha-led team

Srinagar:  The issues which are political in nature, are now being raised before the Supreme Court and every now or then, petitions are being filed by BJP or RSS backed groups to strike down Article 35-A, Article 370 of the Constitution of India or the Constitutional Application Order of 1954, Kashmir High Court Bar Association

440 students participate in five day Camporee

Srinagar: In a Camporee organized at Sonmarg 440 boys and girls, scouts and guides, from more than dozen schools participated in a five day event. The eighth district level camporee, organized by Jammu and Kashmir Bharat Scouts & Guides, at Sonamarg was held on August 13 to 17. “The Qualities of our young generation needs

2 weeks after yatra ends, Jitender posted CEO SMVDSB 

By INS Srinagar:  The State Government on Saturday appointed Jitendra Kumar Singh (IAS), Additional Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board, as Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. The 2008-batch IAS officer has been posted Ajeet Kumar Sahu (IAS) who has been asked to await orders of posting in General Administration Department till

Intelligent traffic management in Srinagar likely to get delayed 

By INS Srinagar: Delays are likely to mar installation of intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) in this summer capital of the state.  Official sources said that the Srinagar Municipal Corporation told the Jammu and Kashmir High Court earlier this week that Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) was contracted for providing ITMS for Srinagar.

Gunmen killed PDP worker in Anantnag

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be militants, shot dead a worker of ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Dailgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Reports the gunmen opened fire upon the Mohammad Isaaq Parray at Uggen in Dailgam on afternoon. Parray suffered serious injuries and was shifted to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought

Halted by 107 deaths, $26.6 billion Makkah Grand Mosque expansion project to resume

Two years after the crane collapse accident killing 107 people in Mecca, Saudi bin laden Group will restart work on the $26.6 billion expansion project of the Grand Mosque. According to media reports expansion project will resume work after the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Quoting sources reports say that banking and construction industry have confirmed the

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Zahoor Watali got Nawaz Sharif for Narendra Modi’s swearing ceremony

Srinagar: Srinagar based businessman, Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali has made a shocking revelation that he was pivotal in former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif to India for Narendra Modi’s swearing in as PM in 2014, according to a news portal Oneindia. According to the website NIA however has not taken his word seriously. Watali is

CASO in Shopian ends

Cordon and Search operation CASO launched by government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir has ended. CASO was launched by government forces in the early hours of Saturday which according to an official, wishing anonymity, has ended ‘peacefully’.  

Yemen facing worlds worst cholera outbreak: UN

Srinagar: Yemen is facing ‘world’s worst cholera outbreak’, while ‘starvation’ looms large over almost 25 million people said Stephen O’Brien, the UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs. “Today, millions of people in Yemen are facing a triple tragedy: the spectre of famine, the world’s largest ever single-year cholera outbreak, and the daily deprivation and injustice

Solution to Kashmir problem by 2022: Rajnath Singh

Srinagar: Solution to Kashmir problem will be found before 2022, this was stated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday. Media reports quoted Singh saying, “There are a lot of problems — terrorism, naxalism, Kashmir problem. Much is not needed to be said about these problems. But I can assure you this much that

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Pulwama reopens after two day shutdown

  Srinagar: After remaining shut for two days against the killing of LeT commander Ayoub Lelhari, Pulwama opened up on Saturday. Business establishment and other offices resumed normal work in Pulwama. Ayoub was killed in a brief shootout with government forces on Wednesday.

Death Toll Reaches 400 In Sierra Leone Floods And Mudslidings

Srinagar: The floods in Sierra leone has consumed at least 400 lives including almost 100 children while many are still missing. Reports quoted Elhadj As Sy, secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies saying, “More than 400 people are dead”,  while Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination


Cordon and Search Operation Underway In Ten Villages In Shopian

Srinagar: In at least ten villages Cordon and Search Operation, CASO, launched by government forces is underway in Shopian district of South Kashmir. According to police sources CASO began around 10 am and is a joint operation of 62 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group, Central Reserve Police Force and jammu and Kashmir police. “The operation

Sinha-led team informs Mehbooba about their take on Kashmir situation

Srinagar:  Former external affairs minister of India Yashwant Sinha-led Track II team, presently on ‘Peace Mission 3.0’ to Kashmir Valley, met Mehbooba Mufti on Friday evening. The delegation apprised the Chief Minister about the series of meetings they had with various sections of society, an official spokesman said. They also informed her about their impressions

Resistance camp denounce ‘online’ death threats to Nadvi

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Friday expressed their deep concern over the death threats served on social media against leading religious cleric and columnist, Altaf Hussain Nadvi. In a statement issued here, the leaders— Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that he has been one of the courageous soldier and


CASO launched in Larkipora

Srinagar: Government forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Larkipora Padgampora area of South Kashmir. INS has learnt that the CASO is a joint operation of 55RR and Special Operation Group (SOG) Awantipora. Details awaited.

Traffic Police Srinagar To Launch Awareness About ‘No Horn Zone’ Order

Muzamil shah Srinagar: Day after Divisional Commissioner Kashmir declared various areas of Srinagar as ‘No Horn Zones’, Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic city says they will first launch an awareness campaign. “There is no magic wand to teach them overnight. We will start awareness campaign, will advertise it first and then things will change,” SSP

Sinha-led Track II team meets Governor

Srinagar:  Former external affairs minister of India Yashwant Sinha-led Track II team, presently on ‘Peace Mission 3.0’ to Kashmir Valley, met state’s governor here on Friday. Sinha, the senior BJP leader, was accompanied by Sushobha Barve, Executive Director, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR), Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Kapil Kak and Bharat Bhushan former Editor and

DeM chief Asiya Andrabi slapped with another PSA

Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson,  Asiya Andrabi and her personal secretary Sofi Fehmeeda have been slapped with another Public Safety Act on Thursday . “As previous PSA expired on August 15, government detained them in a new PSA against Andrabi and Sofi Fehmeeda,” spokesperson of DeM said in a statement issued to media. Asiya and Fehmeeda

SHRC seeks govt’s response on parking of cars along Jhelum bund  

Srinagar:  State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Friday sought a report within four weeks from district authorities on lining up of cars along Jhelum bund near Lal Chowk, the commercial hub of this summer capital, for want of parking space. Taking note of media report, highlighting damage to the Jhelum bund due to the illegal car parking, chairperson of

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Omar seeks assembly session ahead of Aug 29 hearing on Art 35A in SC 

Srinagar:  Former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Friday sought a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislature before August 29hearing of a petition against Article 35A of Indian constitution which protects the state subject laws of people of the state. The Assembly Session, Omar said, shall frame up an appropriate response to counter

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