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Government revives Road Accident Victims Fund – Rules also approved

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved notification of the “Road Accident Victims Fund” along with scheme for realization and disbursal of amount. The objective of the fund is to provide immediate succor to the dependents/ kith and kins/ legal heirs of the persons killed/

House collapses in Kishtwar, two dead

JAMMU: Two persons were killed when their mud house collapsed in remote area of Kishtwar district of Jammu on Friday. Reports said that the house collapsed  due to heavy rain in Drabshalla area, police said, adding that some cattle also got buried under the debris. The deceased were identified as Prithiv Raj (40), and his

Panic grips Qaziabad Kupwara as Methane gas emanates from tubewell

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Panic gripped Qaziabad area of Kupwara following emission of gaseous substances from soil while digging the tube well in the area. The emission gaseous substances was reported at a newly-dug tube well at Sehpora village of Qaziabad in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “Most methane produced naturally is offset by its uptake

Anantnag municipal council officer attached after video showing him accepting bribe went viral

Srinagar: The divisional administration Kashmir has attached an officer of Municipal Council Anantnag after a video showing him allegedly accepting bribe went viral on the social media, officials said on Friday. Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Khan has attached Executive Officer (EO) Ghulam Mohammad Malik with the office of deputy commissioner Anantnag till the veracity of

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RBI appoints Additional Director on J&K Bank Board of Directors

Srinagar: Reserve bank of India in a significant move on Wednesday appointed A K Misra – former Executive Director RBI- as Additional Director on its Board of Directors. The order from RBI dated July 3, 2019 mentions “Reserve Bank of India is of the opinion that it is necessary in the public interest and in

Bus plunges in gorge in Watlab, driver critically injured

  By Peerzada Waseem Srinagar: Driver of a mini bus was critically injured after he lost control of the vehicle and plunged in a gorge in Watlab area of Sopore in Baramulla district on Thursday. The mishap took place at Sangri Top of Watlab  and the bus was coming from Budgam to Baba-shukur-udin shrine. The

Thief caught red handed in Sopore, two accomplices escape

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore : The residents of Gundbrath Village of Sopore north Kashmir Baramulla district foiled burglary attempt and caught a thief red handed while two of his accomplices managed to escape from the scene. Residents caught one persons while stealing goods from a house during intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. Two of

Over two thousand teachers without salaries in Kupwara

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Over two thousand teachers are waiting disbursement of their salaries since five months in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district “Teachers at Zone, Chamkote, Kralpora, Trehgam and Sogam are suffering for want of their salaries as the seats of DDO’s continue to remain vacant,” an official told INS. Teachers said that  no concrete measure

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IMF approves $6 billion package for Pakistan

California: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $6 billion bailout package for Pakistan after the country agreed to enforce flexible exchange rate, enhance taxes and end circular debt –the weaknesses that have remained unaddressed despite availing nearly two-dozen programmes, Express Tribune reported. The IMF will immediately disburse the $1 billion out of $6

Fresh batches of yatris leave base camps for Amarnath cave shrine

Srinagar: Fresh batches of pilgrims on Thursday left Nunwan Pahalgam and Baltal base camps for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas , where about 38,000 yatris had darshan of the self-made ice-Shivlingam so far. An official said that weather is pleasant and yatra is progressing smoothly from both traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal

Rahul Gandhi resigns as Congress President

Srinagar: Indian National Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday resigned as the party chief citing loss of party during 2019 election as the reason for it. “As president of the Congress party, I’m responsible for the loss of the 2019 elections, accountability is critical for the future growth of our party. It is for this

Cab drivers plying on Murran route shut operation, strike enters day four

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Commuters are facing hardships in Pulwama areas following strike by cab drivers plying on Murran route as district administration has ordered they vacate the Murran chowk. They strike entered its fourth day on Wednesday. “District administration has stopped us entering into Murran chowk where we get passengers from decades and today

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J&K Bank commissions ATMs at Seer-Jagir, Baaltal

Srinagar: J&K Bank on Monday  commissioned Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) at Seer-Jagir in Sopore and installed a permanent ATM at Baaltal for Amarnath Yatris. The Bank’s Zonal Head Kashmir (North), Karanjit Singh inaugurated the ATM in presence of Cluster Head, Parvez Ahmad, Head Business Unit Agro Hi-Tech, Mohammad Amin Pukhta, amid a gathering of valuable

Two male bodies found in Malaknag Anantnag

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Two male  bodies have been recovered near Malaknag Sherbagh area of Anantnag district on Wednesday, officials said. The bodies were found by police and investigation has been launched in the case. According to initial reports one among the dead is believed to be a local while another a non local. Police

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Drug peddlers on way to sell contraband substance to school kids arrested in Baramulla

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested six drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their posession in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. The arrested have been identified as Mohd. Rafiq Sofi s/o Mohd. Subhan Sofi r/o Jalal Sahab Baramulla and Naveed Manzoor Najar @ Bob Nakvor s/o Manzoor Ahmad Najar r/o Iqbal Colony

Staff crunch hits three Government schools in Kupwara, officials promise action

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Three government schools in Kupwara have been badly hit by staff crunch that has badly hit the academics of wards enrolled in the schools. Official sources said that Primary School Gratnad, Middle School Bangla and Middle School Laddah are but few examples of the crisis in the education department. “There are

Portable water scarcity hits Shopian villages

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: Many villages in Shopian district have been hit by portable water scarcity that has irked the residents and angered with the district officials. “Villages of Imamsaheb area while no filtered water is being provided by PHE to us,” locals said. One of the resident told INS that they are being supplied

Girl found dead in an orchard in Qazigund, police launches investigation

Qazigund: An 18-year old girl was found dead in an orchard at Baapora area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday. The body of the girl was found hanging in the orchard and locals immediately informed police station about it. The deceased has been identified as Nazia Akhtar (18) Daughter of Mohammad Amin

Revoke Amarnath Yatra duty orders against us, say Anganwadi Workers; protest in Srinagar

Anagnwari workers on Tuesday protested at Srinagar’s Press Enclave demanding revocation of  Amaranth Yatra duty orders against them. Women workers alleged that they have been assigned to stay be on duty for 40 days with paramilitary forces, which, to them is ‘not acceptable by any means’. They reiterated their demand of regularization  of services. Pic

Ladakh Buddhist Association sacks its president over molestation charges

Srinagar: Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) has sacked its president Tsewang Thinles over charges of sexual assault on a teenage girl. He has been  booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A teenage girl has lodged a complaint alleging that she was sexually assaulted by him. Police has registered a case under FIR Number

Ganderbal: DFG demands commencement of work on lingering projects, holds sit in, baton charged

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Police on Tuesday flexed muscles on protesters demanding commencement of work on various development projects in the district here including construction of proper building for Central University, road widening, and pending power station. According to eyewitnesses the protest was organised by Development Forum Ganderbal who assembled at the Beehama chowk and

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Abducted minor girl rescued, kidnapper arrested in Reasi

  Jammu: Police on Tuesday said that it has recovered the abducted minor girl and arrested the kidnapper in Reasi district of Jammu division of J&K state. Officials said that they acted on a complaint filed by a resident of Kansi Patta area of the district that his daughter who had gone to attend summer

Gandola burglary case solved, 5 arrested, Rs 51 lakh recovered

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Police on Tuesday said that it has solved the Rs 51 Lakh theft case in Gondola Gulmarg and has arrested five accused including an employee in the case. The stolen amount has been recovered from their possession. On the intervening night of June 23 and 24, burglars struck at cash counter

Van rams into Army vehicle, 3 dead

  Jammu: Three persons were killed and four others received critical injuries after a van rammed into an army vehicle in Ghagwal area of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. A police official said the accident took place at Sandh Bari area of Ghagwal in Samba at 1:20 AM. A van (JK21C-2944) on

Forest fire erupts in Sidhra woods, houses suffer minor damages

  By Asif Israiel Khan Jammu: Forest fire erupted in Sidhra woods on Monday and some houses are reported to have suffered minor injuries. According to reports forest fire engulf part of woods but the blaze has been controlled. Some houses near the woods on fire have suffered minor damages but people are safe.

PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Kishtwar accident

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his condolences for the lives that were lost in an accident in Kishtwar area of Jammu. The death toll has reached 35 in the incident. “The accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar is heart-wrenching. We mourn all those who lost their lives and express condolences to

SC imposes fine on former RAW agent for filing PIL to earmark PAK, Gilgit as LS seats

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday while dismissing the PIL seeking direction to the Centre to earmark and declare Pakistan-administered-Kashmir and Gilgit as parliamentary seats, imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on former RAW official Ram Kumar Yadav for filing the petition. The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also termed it “legally untenable”.

Injured Baramulla youth succumbs, was shot at by unknown gunmen yesterday

Srinagar: The young man who was shot at by unknown gunmen on Sunday in Baramullah’s Old Town area has  succumbed to his injuries at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital. He breathed his last on Monday morning. The deceased has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Ahanger (25), reports said. He was fatally wounded by bullets in abdomen and

25 feared dead as passenger vehicle plunges into deep gorge in Kishtwar

Srinagar: At least 25 people have been killed while 13 others have suffered injuries after a passenger vehicle fell into a deep gorge at Keshwan area of Kishtwar. Reports said that the passenger vehicle bearing registration number JK17-6787 was on way to Kishtwar from Keshwan when it skidded of the road near Srigwari and fell into

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

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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.

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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

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