INS Correspondent

Burglars break into dry fruit shop in Sopore, decamp with goods worth lakhs

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore:  Burglars struck at a dry fruit shop during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, and decamped with goods worth lakhs of rupees in north Kashmir’s Sopore town. The shop is owned by Bashir Ahmad Zargar at goal market main Chowk Sopore and decamped with dry fruit items, an inverter, and

Minor drowns in Jhelum in Sultanpora Pattan

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: A seven year old boy drowned in river Jehlum at Sultanpora Pattan of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday afternoon. An eye witness said that the boys were taking bath in the water body when the kid drowned. He has been identified as faizan Ahmad marazi S/o Mohammad Yousuf Marazi of

Baramulla residents protest against MC, aghast over establishing garbage dumping site in area

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Residents of Kanispora Baramulla on Friday staged a protest demonstration against the Municipal Council for establishing a garbage dump in the area. Scores of residents including women blocked Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway to highlight the issue. “The garbage dump in Chopan Mohalla at Kanispora Baramulla is only to create inconvenience to the people

Mysterious blast in Zasov Pulwama, one injured

By Mudassir Maqbool   Pulwama: One person has been injured in a mysterious blast that occured in Zasov Village of Pulwama district on Friday. The injured has been identified as 28 year old Javaid Ahmad Dar son of Mohamad Abdullah Dar resident of Zasov village of Pulwama. Dar was collecting waste material outside, reports said, 

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Two Amarnath pilgrims die during Yatra to cave

Srinagar: A yatri from Gujarat and another from Jharkhand died during Yatra to Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas, a yatra official said on Friday. Sixty-three-year-old pilgrim, identified as Shrikanth Doshi, resident of Gujarat, died at Sheshnag on traditional Pahalgam cave shrine track. The cause of his death was being ascertained. The official said another

Traders, Fruit Growers, Pharmaceutical association others protest against Highway Ban in Sopore

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Demanding revocation of five hour daily restrictions on highway hundreds of members of coordination committee Sopore on Friday morning joined a protest along with members of fruit traders at Asia’s second largest Fruit Mandi at Apple town Sopore. President fruit growers and dealers association Sopore Fayaz Ahmad Malik said that due

Five youth arrested during nocturnal raid on Warpora village in Sopore

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Government forces conducted nocturnal raid on Warpora village of Sopore in North Kahmir’s Baramulla district in the intervening night of Thursday and Friday and detained five local  youth The Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police, and paramilitary CRPF personnel raided many residential houses in Warpora village. Senior Superintendent of

Tehsildar Ganderbal conducts anti-encroachment drive at Malshibagh

Ganderbal: Tehsildar Ganderbal, Dr. Mohd Iqbal Malik along a team of  revenue officials today conducted anti- encroachment drive in Malshibagh area to retrieve the State land. During the drive about two Kanal of state land at prime location was retrieved from the encroachers besides demolished illegal structure  constructed on the said land. Speaking on the

Trehgam remembers Khalid on first death anniversary; observes shutdown

By Tasadduq Hussain   Srinagar: Trehgam township in Kupwara district observed shutdown to commemorate the first death anniversary of  Khalid Gaffar, who was killed allegedly by Army outside his home in Trehgam on this day last year. His brothers are serving forces– one is soldier in Indian army while two others are in police. Locals

ICDS workers protest against Govt’s decision ‘salary after sarpanch’s sign’

By Tasaduq Hussain   Kupwara: Scores of Integrated Child Development Scheme workers on Thursday held a massive protest against the recent government decision of getting their salary and attendance signed from concerned Sarpanchs without which they cannot  avail the honorarium. Protesters blocked Chowkibal-Kupwara road, raising slogans against ICDS department and state government for issuing an

CEO JKCA autocratic, changing constitution dubiously, clandestinely, plans of becoming president: Senior First Class Cricketers

  Srinagar: Accusing CEO Jammu Kashmir Cricket Academy of changing the nature of the organistation by resorting to autocratic and despotic means, senior first class cricketers have alleged that the observations by Supreme court are being violated. They called the situation in the academy as ‘grim’. “We first class cricketers have enough qualifications to hold

Two teachers for 70 students at GPS Check Jamal Mir village Pattan

By Peerzada Waseem Pattan: Mere two teachers have been deputed by the education department to cater to seventy enrolled wards at  Government Primary School (GPS) in check Jamal Mir village of Pattan of North kashmir Baramulla district. Locals are aghast over the education department that their callous approach in only ruining the educational standard in

Stray dogs attack and injure six in Uri, two including minor shifted to Srinagar

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Stray dogs attacked and injured at six persons including an elderly woman and children in Dawaran area of Uri innorth Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday morning. Official at Sub District Hospital Uri said that six persons were attacked by stray dogs and received injuries among them two have been shifted to

JRL calls for shutdown on July 13

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a complete shutdown on July 13 to commemorate the martyrdom of martyrs of 1931. “Strike will be observed on the day in remembrance of 13 th July martyrs and of all the martyrs of the land and as a means to once again reiterate the urgent need for

District Library Pulwama hit by staff crunch, no latest procurement of books done

by Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Established in 1972  Government district library in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been badly hit by lack of procurement of latest books and also lacks proper staff. “District Library is run by two persons and the computer lab has never been used since,” a visitor told INS. Javeed ahmad , a

GVEI felicitates meritorious students

Srinagar:  The Felicitation Ceremony of meritorious students of GVEI from 2010 to 2018 was held today at Green Valley Educational Institute. Mr. S.S.Bali, Additional District Development Commissioner) presided over the function He shared his inspiring thoughts on the occasion. Mr. G. N. Var, President Private School Association declared the event as a source of inspiration for

PDD, STD daily wagers protests in Ganderbal, demand disbursement of pending wages

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Daily wage employees of Power development department on Wednesday in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district protested against government demanding disbursement of their pending salaries in earnest. Scores of workers under the banner of PDD/STD workers Union assembled in STD/PDD EXN’S office and marched towards Mini Secretariat Ganderbal while raising slogans. We have

DE&CC Pulwama asks unemployed PG’s to get registered

Pulwama: According to the Deputy Director Employment, Pulwama all unemployed Post Graduate men and Women of any stream of District Pulwama are hereby requested to register themselves in the office of District Employment & Counseling Centre Pulwama near BDO Office Drusoo. “So that the office will able to consolidate the same and forward it to

Hunger strike at Mini Secretariat Tangdhar for Sadhna tunnel enters day 2, protesters decry callous attitude of authorities

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Hunger strike by locals inside Mini Secretariat Tangdhar has entered second day as they demand construction of Sadhna Tunnel while accusing  government of lackadaisical approach about the ‘grave issue consuming lives every year’.  Eye witnesses said that scores of members of sikh community on Wednesday joined the protests. According to protesters

Accident in Batengoo Anantnag, 2 dead, 8 injured

by Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Two women passengers died while at least 8 others have been injured after a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident near Shoul area of Batengoo in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. According to sources a Mini bus bearing registration number JK03 5707, was travelling from Shamsipora to Anantnag when

Family of Sarjan Barkati protest in Srinagar, demand his immediate release

Family members of Sarjan Barkati on Wedensday staged a protest demonstration at Srinagar Press Enclave and demanded his release. Barkati was arrested in 2016 following massive protests over killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani along with associates. He shot to fame for his sloganeering style and his videos went viral on the social media

Restrictions on Highway aimed to avoid any ugly situation says Div Com

by Ovais Gull Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Wednesday said that the restrictions on highway were put in place to avoid ‘any ugly situation.’ Addressing a presser, Khan who was accompanied by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, SP Pani said that there was no ban on the civilian movement along highway

Local recruitment in militancy declined by 40%: MOS Home in Lok Sabha

Srinagar: Local recruitment in militancy has declined 40% against in 2018 and militant  initiated incidents saw a decline of 28%, while net infiltration reduced by 43% in Jammu and Kashmir. This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today. He

Like militants, Police categorizes drug peddlers as A,B,C in Kupwara

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Owing to rise in illicit trafficking and consumption of narcotic substances across frontier district Kupwara, Police has now categorized drug peddlers into categories like that of militants as A, B and C. Officials claims that the figures have skyrocketed as compared to past five years despite continuous detentions and  crackdowns. As

Macadimised roads break within 24 hours of work in Sopore, residents accuse R&B of using sub standard material

by Peerzada Waseem Sopore : Residents of various localities in Sopore sub division of Baramulla district are accusing Roads and Buildings Department of using sub standard material in macadamization of roads including in main town. Inhabitants claimed that in Iqbal market Down town, Arampora, Chinkipora, Main Chowk, Bus Stand area of Sopore,  macadamised roads and

65-Year old man killed in road accident in Nowshehra

Srinagar: A 65-year old man was killed in a fatal accident in Nowshehra area of Rajouri district of Jammu division of the state on Monday. According to reports the car collided with a roadside rock near Garn More resulting in injuries to five persons. Among the injured, one Kuldeep Singh son of Balwant Singh, a

Trains service resumes operation following day’s suspension

Srinagar: Train began chug on the tracks following day’s suspension over a shutdown yesterday called by Joint Resistance Leadership to commemorate third death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani who was killed in an encounter by forces. Officials said that  train will chug on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir. Similarly, train service


J&K Bank contributes 85 pc of total credit disbursement of Rs 542.69 Cr in Bandipora

Srinagar: J&K Bank on Monday claimed to have  disbursed 85.38 percent of total credit amounting to Rs 463.38 Cr among all the banks in district Bandipora for the financial year 2018-19. Lead District Manager J&K Bank, G M Ahanger stated this during the meeting of District  Consultative Committee (DCC) cum  District Level Review Czmmittee (DLRC)

Pulwama’s lone sports stadium in shambles, authorities promise facilities soon

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Sports-persons in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are irked over alleged callous and lackadaisical approach of authorities over ill development of sports stadium in the district. Cricket players in the district, INS talked to said that the lone stadium is in shambles and lacks even sitting arrangements ,floodlighting and toilets. “While all

Army man injured in IED explosion in Gumgand Kupwara

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A solider was injured in an Improvised Explosive Device blast (IED) at Gumgand area of Kupwara in northern belt of kashmir on Monday morning. Officials said that the solider was evacuated from the spot to Military Hospital Drugmulla for advanced treatment.

3B Traders holds product presentation in Srinagar

Srinagar:3B Traders Exchange road Srinagar organised a product presentation event in association with A&S Creation Delhi in Kongposh Restaurant I.G Road. A&S Creations a Delhi based company is India’s leading importer of many renowned International brands such as Garmin GPS and Action Cameras , Celestron/Hawke/Swarovski. Products that were showcased include Binoculars and Telecopes, Lifestraw Water


J&K Bank condoles demise of its ex-Chairman

Srinagar, Jul 6: Expressing heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family, J&K Bank today condoled the sad demise of its former Chairman Munshi Ghulam Hassan. Commenting on the occasion, the bank’s Chairman and MD Rajesh Kumar Chhibber said, “I am deeply saddened to learn about the sad demise of Munshi Ghulam Hassan, former Chairman of J&K

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Non local bootlegger arrested in Ganderbal, illicit liquor recovered

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a non local bootlegger in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district and have also recovered illicit liquor from h is possession. An official said that the arrest was made during naka checking at Power house Kangan. The arrested bootlegger has been identified as

Buses carrying yatris collide in Harnag Anantnag, ten injured

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: At least ten Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were injured after the buses they were travelling in met with an accident on the Srinagar Jammu highway on Saturday. Official sources said that two Yatra buses travelling towards Amarnath from Jammu collided near Railway Station  in Harnag area of Khanabal in South Kashmir’s Anantnag

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Three persons arrested in Handwara including two who tried to kill policemen on duty

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: Three persons were arrested in Handwara belt of north Kashmir’s Kupwara distric, with two ‘trying to kill police personnel’ while another has been detained with contraband substances. One of their accomplices, Police said, managed to escape. The incident happened on Friday late evening, an official said on Saturday. According to an

‘Incident happened on father’s behest, wanted to discipline his son: PSAJK condemns harassment of school, teachers ‘in the name of viral video’

Srinagar: Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) today said that the recent viral video of a Kupwara school needs to be seen in its entirety including the background before jumping to conclusions and using it as a tool to harass schools and teachers. The Association said that the video has been shown out

Fruit traders protest against highway ban, demand revocation

by Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Traders associated with fruit industry on Friday protested against government order of banning civilian movement on highway till Yatra ends. They demanded immediate revocation of the order. Members of Fruit Growers and Dealers Association led by President Fayaz Ahmad Malik assembled at fruit mandi Sopore to protest against the orders. “Due

Submit weekly progress report on Monday’s by 11:00 AM: Chief Secretary directs Railway Authorities, reviews progress of USB Rail Link Project  

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam chaired the Apex Committee meeting to review the progress of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project. Principal Secretary, Home , Financial Commissioner Revenue, J&K, Principal Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring Department, Administrative Secretaries of the Departments Forest, Ecology & Environment, PDD, Revenue and Tourism, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir,  Chief

SAC approves guidelines for better implementation of MGNREGA

 SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the guidelines/procedure to be followed by Halqa Panchayat for implementation of MGNREGA as mandated in Schedule 1 of the amended J&K Panchayati Raj Act 1989. The guidelines are mainly regarding transfer of 80% MGNREGA funds to Panchayats, procedure

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