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Vohra, Mehbooba, Omar among many condemn journalist Bukhari’s killing

Srinagar: Mainstream parties condemned the killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari at press enclave on Thursday. Governor N.N. Vohra has conveyed shock and grief on the gruesome killing. Recalling Bukhari’s standing as a veteran journalist Governor described his murder as a big loss to the media fraternity. In a message Governor has prayed for peace

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Soldier abducted, killed in Pulwama

Srinagar: A soldier was abducted and killed by suspected militants in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday. Official sources said that the bullet-riddled body of army soldier Aurengzeb of 44 RR was recovered from Goosu village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Aurengzeb, a resident of Poonch, was abducted by militants earlier in the day

Senior journalist Shujat Bukhari killed

Srinagar: In a dastardly act, senior journalist and Editor of Rising Kashmir Shujat Bukhari was killed along with his PSA after unknown gunmen opened fire at his vehicle at press enclave here on Thursday. sources said that gunmen opened indiscriminate fire as soon as Bukhari was disembarking at the press enclave around 7 pm.

BJP Man C M Sharma Appointed SHRC Member: Bar ‘Reticules’ Govt

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Thursday strongly “ridiculed” and describes the appointment of Chandra Mohan Sharma, who has fought two elections including 2015 Rajya Sabha Election on BJP ticket, as a non-judicial member of the J&K Human Rights Commission. In a statement issued here, the lawyers body described it an

Though delayed, OHCHR report on Kashmir human rights violation welcome: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Welcoming the OHCHR report on human rights violations in Kashmir, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the report is the first ever by a UN body on Kashmir. “Although much delayed, it has recognized the grave human rights violations by the state especially during the last thirty years taking place

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Farooq, Omar greet people on Eid

Srinagar: National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah have greeted the people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Praying for peace and prosperity in the State, Dr. Farooq Abdullah in his message said “The spirit behind the observance of Eid-ul-Fitr is to express our thanks to Almighty Allah for giving us

Op suspension opportunity to ‘misguided youth’ to return home: DGP

Srinagar: All operations have been suspended for last one month which gives the “misguided” youth an opportunity to return to a normal life with their families, particularly parents, Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid has said. He felicitated the families of Jammu and Kashmir Police, CPMFs, retired police personnel and their families.  He has

Police constable fired upon in Shopian, critical; sister also injured

Srinagar: Suspected militants fired upon a police constable Rayees Ahmad Lone at Kathohalan, Shopian on Wednesday. His sister also suffered injuries in left leg and has been hospitalized. Sources said that Lone, who was recently promoted from SPO to constable, received multiple bullets and is critical. He was shifted to Srinagar for specialized treatment, they said. Lone

39 cops transferred

Srinagar: The state’s Home department on Wednesday ordered transfer of 39 police officers in the administration. According an order issued here, Amritpal Singh, IPS (JK:2014), awaiting orders of adjustment is posted as Addl. SP PC Anantnag against available vacancy. Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy, IPS (JK:2014), awaiting orders of adjustment is posted as Addl. SP Baramulla

Militants attack police station in Lassipora Pulwama

Pulwama: Suspected militants attacked a police station with grenade and firing at Lassipora in this south Kashmir district. Sources said militants hurled grenade followed by firing at Police Station Lassipora. The police fired back. However There was no immediate loss of life reported in the incident. Emerging story, further details awaited.

Div Com reviews arrangements for Eid prayers at Eidgah

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Wednesday convened a meeting to review the arrangements made for Eid congregation prayers at Eidgah in the old city of Srinagar. The Divisional Commissioner directed R&B to construct stage as per the specification provided by the Wakf Board. He asked the Board officials to install tents

Geelani urges people to remember destitute on Eid

Srinagar: While extending his Eid greetings to the Muslim Ummah, Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday appealed people to remember the destitute section of the society on festival. In a statement issued, Geelani said the festival was the day of expressing gratitude to Almighty Allah and seeking His blessings. It is also the

Tanvir nominated as advisor to Omar

Srinagar: National Conference on Wednesday appointed NC leader and former political secretary to Chief Minister Tanvir Sadiq as the political advisor to NC Vice President, Omar Abdullah. Prior to his tenure as the political secretary to former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Tanvir served as the spokesman of J&K National Conference. Tanvir has also served previously

Hurriyat Conference (M) demands release of political prisoners on Eid

Srinagar: Demanding the immediate release of thousands of political prisoners lodged in various jails in and outside the Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Wednesday demanded unconditional release of all the prisoners before the Eid-ul-Fitr stating that the plight of Kashmiri prisoners was disappointing as they are being meted out ill treatment. In a statement issued

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Govt to make Jhelum encroachment-free in Srinagar: Minister

Srinagar: Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Wednesday said the process is on to rehabilitate the people living along the banks of river Jhelum so that banks can be freed from encroachments once for all. Minister said this while reviewing the relocation process of the people living along the banks

CM for better prioritizing of developmental ideas

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday suggested social, economic and environmental monitoring of developmental schemes even as she asked for better prioritization of ideas for overall growth and development of the society. The Chief Minister made these observations during a presentation made by members of India Consensus Prioritization Project (ICPP) who met her here

5 KAS officers transferred

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday ordered transfer of five KAS officers in the interest of administrations. According to separate orders, Shakeel-ul-Rehman Rather, KAS, Special Secretary to the Government, Home Department, has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, with immediate effect. By order of the Government of Jammu &

Parvez Rasool receives BCCI’s best all-rounder award

Srinagar: J&K Ranji trophy team skipper and state’s only International cricketer Parvez Rasool on Tuesday received the BCCI’s best all-rounder in the Ranji Trophy at the BCCI Awards. BCCI announced the awards for the season 2016-17 and 2017-18. This is for the second time Pervez received the Lala Amarnath Award for Best All-Rounder Of the Year

SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA - 2016/02/05: An Indian policeman points a pellet guns at protesters during pro-freedom demonstrations in old Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir. Angry protesters took the main street of Nowhatta area of old Srinagar and shouted anti India slogans soon after the Friday congregation prayers ended in Srinagars Grand mosque. Police used tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd. (Photo by Faisal Khan/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Pulwama: Police fire few rounds in air

Pulwama: Police on Tuesday evening fired few rounds in air after observing some suspicious movement at police station at Kakapora in this south Kashmir district. “Few rounds were fired in air after some suspicious movement was observed (by sentries),” said SSP Pulwama Mohd Asalam Chaudhary.  

Cops killings: Mehbooba cautions people

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the killing of two Policemen in a pre-dawn attack at Pulwama today. In a statement, the Chief Minister described the act as highly reprehensible which was committed in a night during which the entire Muslim Ummah was seeking forgiveness from Allah (SWT). Mehbooba Mufti cautioned people against

Ram Madhav meets Governor, discuss forthcoming Yatra

Srinagar: Ram Madhav, BJP National General Secretary, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. Madhav discussed with the Governor issues relating to hastening the developmental process and promoting peace and normalcy in the State. They also discussed matters relating to the forthcoming Amarnathji Yatra.

Mirwaiz urges people to observe Eid with simplicity

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has appealed people of Kashmir to observe Eid-ul-Fitr with simplicity. Addressing a religious gathering, Mirwaiz urged people to think of the underprivileged the poor the orphans and the needy and share celebration and happiness of the festival with them. He said the message of Ramazan of

Omar says cops killing act of cowardice, barbarity

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on a police guard post in Pulwama, expressed solidarity with the families of Selection Grade Constables Ghulam Rasool Lone and Ghulam Hassan Wagay who laid down their lives in the line of duty. Extending his heartfelt condolences to the

10 CRPF men injured in Anantnag grenade attack

Srinagar: At least ten paramilitary CRPF personnel were injured in a grenade blast in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday, sources said. They said militants hurled the grenade on CRPF party near Ganjiwara area and the device exploded with a bang, resulting in injuries to ten paramilitary personnel. The injured identified as Panda Ram, Boota

2 cops killed, weapons snatched in Pulwama

Srinagar: In a first major attack during the ongoing Ramazan month, militants killed two policemen and critically injured another one in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Tuesday. Official sources said militants fired upon a police post, guarding the new court complex at Takiya Wagam in the district. Two policemen, Ghulam Rasool and Ghulam Hassan,

Beacon employee injured as device used to ignite gelatin rod explodes

Anantnag: A Beacon employee suffered minor injuries when a device used to ignite gelatin rod went off at camp in Verinag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A police official told to INS that employee Pintu Sharma was injured after a gelatin rods exploded inside the Beacon camp. The injured was referred to nearby hospital

Jhelum water transport to start from June 28: Div Com

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday said that the government will start the water transport in river Jhelum from June 28. The Divisional Commissioner made this direction in an extensive meeting with senior officers from across the Kashmir valley to review the steps taken to streamline the traffic in the Kashmir Division.

Breakdown at Tangnar WSS, Water supply to uptown Srinagar affected

Srinagar: The water supply to many uptown areas of Srinagar have been affected due to breakdown of electric transformers at a pumping station of water supply scheme here. According to the Executive Engineer Water Supply Master Plan Division Srinagar, due to breakdown of electric transformers at pumping station of water supply scheme Tangnar the supply

Mehobba hopeful about extending of ceasefire by GoI

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday expressed hope that Government of India would take a holistic view considering all aspects while deciding on extending ceasefire post Ramazan in the coming days. Interacting with media persons on the sidelines of inauguration of Mehjoor Bridge here, She said it was satisfying to note that people have

Geelani pays tributes to Tufail Matoo, says his murderers must be punished

Srinagar: Paying rich tributes to Shaheed Tufail Matto and martyrs of 2010, the Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani has reiterated the pledge to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end. “The sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and their mission will be accomplished at all costs,” said

4 killed, another injured in Zojila accident

Ganderbal: Four persons were killed and one more critically injured in road accident near Zojila Sonamarg in this central Kashmir district on Sunday. A police officer said that an alto car (JK06-0896) skidded off and rolled down into deep gorge near Zojila pass on Srinagar-Leh highway. Four persons died on the spot and one person


Delhi Can Delay But Can’t Deny Kashmir Resolution: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said that New Delhi can delay but cannot deny the resolution of Kashmir “dispute”. Addressing a religion gathering at Ahmad Nagar here, Mirwaiz, who is also Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema patron, said that no power on earth can silence the voice of freedom emanating from every nook and

BOPEE Scam: HC asks CJM Srinagar to speed up proceedings involving juveniles

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has directed Chief Judicial Magisterial Srinagar to expedite the proceedings in connection with CET-2012 scam, allegedly engineered by then BOPEE chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Peer who was recently convicted and sentenced to undergo imprisonment for 16 years and fined Rs 1 crore. A bench of Justice Janak Raj Kotwal asked the

Farooq recalls Afzal Beg’s contribution in quit Kashmir movement

Srinagar: National Conference on Sunday paid tributes to its veteran leaders Late Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg and Late Khwaja Ghulam Mohuiddin Shah on their 36th and 14th Death Anniversaries respectively. Paying glorious tributes to Late Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg, National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah said that Late Beg’s contributions and vital role in the history

Widow appeals militant son to return home

Shopian: Sara Begum, a widow and mother of active militant Nawaz Ahmad Wagay appealed his son to return home. “I have already lost my husband. I don’t want to lose my son,” she said. “My son took this decision without knowing the consequences. l took lot of pains to his studies and whole family is

Fresh firefight starts between militants and army in Bandipora woods 

Srinagar: Fresh firefight starts between militants and army in Paner forests in Bandipora district on Sunday. Official sources told INS that army rushed reinforcements to Paner woods yesterday after a brief exchange of gunfight with militants. The army later carried massive search operation in the area and came under attack this afternoon. When this report

Shamim Ahmed Wani gets additional charge of MD J&KTDC

Srinagar: The state government on Saturday assigned charge of the post of Managing Director, J&K Tourism Development Corporation to Shamim Ahmed Wani. “In the interest of administration, Shamim Ahmed Wani, General Manager, J&K Tourism Dev. Corporation, holding the additional charge of the post of Managing Director, J&K Cable Car Corporation shall also hold the charge

Militant, army exchange fire in Bandipora woods  

Srinagar: Militants and army on Saturday exchanged fire at Panar area of Bandipora in North Kashmir. A police officer said that a group of militants attacked army’s 14 RR but there was no injuries reported. Following the attack, army cordoned off the area and suspended the operation in wake of darkness. He said that it was

Khirbwani festival: JK Govt provides free Delhi to Kashmir transportation for KPs

NEW DELHI JUNE 09: Government of Jammu and Kashmir Special Cell for Migrants Resident Commission is facilitating free travel for Kashmiri Pandit community members from Delhi to Tulmulla Ganderbal for the annual Mata Khirbwani festival. The government has made provision of two free of cost Volvo AC buses which will leave Delhi on June 18

Police solves three burglary cases, one of them in one hour

Srinagar: Three persons allegedly involved in theft and burglary cases were arrested and stolen property worth lakhs of rupees from their possession, a police spokesman said on Saturday. Based on a written complaint from Manzoor Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Qadir of Batshah Mohalla Lalbazar that he parked his vehicle (DL10CA 3854) opposite Rung-hamam Nowhatta

Crime Branch registers FIR against J&K Bank employee for fraudulent transactions

Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir registered a First Information Report against a J&K Bank employee for making fraudulently debiting Lakhs of Rupees from different Accounts of Account holders and credited into Bank accounts of his family members. On 11May 2018 Crime Branch Kashmir received a communication No. JKB/Dadaom/2018-152 from J&K Bank Branch Dada Ompora Chadoora. The

 ‘State-of-art tourist gateway to come up at Anantnag’

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, said that government will construct state-of-art tourist gateway at Check-i-Wagund Anantnag. The Divisional Commissioner said this while reviewing the rehabilitation process of 156 shopkeepers which were affected by the displacement of Lower Munda Toll Plaza. The meeting was informed that District Administration had identified 55 kanals of proprietary

‘Aspirational District’ meeting held in Baramulla

Baramulla: To discuss the modalities for the inclusion of district Baramulla under the category of “Aspirational Districts”, Chief Medical Officer Dr B A Chalkoo chaired a meeting with the officials of the education department, ICDS department and All BMOs of district Baramulla here on Saturday. According to an official handout, the district required coordinated efforts

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Gunmen fire upon Pulwama shopkeeper, shifted to hospital

Srinagar: Unknown gunmen on Friday fired upon at a shopkeeper in Kakapora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district of south Kashmir. The injured identified as Manzoor Ahmad was shifted to hospital. Further details are awaited.

GoI will pay Rs 5 lakh to NoKs of those killed in border firing: Rajnath

Jammu: Indian Minister for Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh today rolled out string of relief and employment initiatives for border residents. Addressing border residents at series of interaction sessions here in R S Pura, the Home Minister said that centre is committed to provide every possible relief to the people living along the border areas. “We


No change in heart of rulers, will respond to Delhi’s dialogue offer: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said that as the flip-flop continues, there is not so much a change of heart of the rulers but rather a change of strategy forced upon them by the change in circumstances. He was addressing largest gathering on Jumat-ul-vida at historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar. Mirwaiz

Geelani barred from offering prayers at Hazrabal

Srinagar: Authorities barred Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani from offering Friday prayers in Hazratbal, a spokesman said. According to the statement issued to media, the spokesman said that Geelani was stopped after he defied house arrest restrictions. “The police forces outside his residence did not allow him to venture out to march towards Hazratbal,”

Jumat-ul-Vida observed across Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramazan, was observed across Jammu and Kashmir with reverence and religious fervor. The largest congregation gathering was witnessed at historic Jamia Masjid followed by Dargah Hazratbal here where thousands of people, including men, women and children joined the congregational Friday prayers. Congregational prayers were also

HC quashes 6 detention orders under PSA

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention orders under Public Safety Act, described as lawless law by amnesty international, against sis detainees and ordered their release from the preventive custody forthwith. The detainees against whom the PSA detention orders were quashed include Naseer Ahmad Bhat (lodged in District Jail Kathua) son of

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