INS Desk

Govt excludes six villages from Magam police station’s sway

Govt excludes six villages from Magam police station’s sway

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday excluded six villages from police station Magam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. According to an official notification issued here by Principal Secretary Home Department, the villages have been included within the jurisdiction of Police Station, Kunzer in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. “In exercise of the powers […]

 INS Desk

Kashmir, Kishtwar saw curfew 186 times in 2 years: Govt

Kashmir, Kishtwar saw curfew 186 times in 2 years: Govt

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley and Kishtwar district in Jammu remained curfew and restrictions on 186 times in last two year, the government said on Tuesday. In a written reply to a question by legislator, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Legislative Assembly, currently in Budget Session, said the government imposed curfew and restrictions on 186 times in […]

 INS Desk

Kashmir turned into ‘prison’: NC stages walk out from House

Kashmir turned into ‘prison’: NC stages walk out from House

Srinagar: As Kashmir Valley has been turned into virtual garrison ahead of January 26, the opposition National Conference on Tuesday staged walkout from the Legislative Assembly. Members of Congress party protested against cross border and LoC firing in Jammu district. As the House assembled for day’s business, members of the opposition National Conference protested and […]

 INS Desk

Govt orders Crime Branch probe into minor’s ‘rape-n-murder’ in Kathua

Govt orders Crime Branch probe into minor’s ‘rape-n-murder’ in Kathua

Jammu: The ruling PDP-BJP government on Tuesday ordered crime branch probe into the gruesome ‘rape’ and murder of 8-year-old girl in Kathua district last week. The announcement was made by Minister Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri in legislative assembly, presently in its Budget session. The rape and murder of the minor nomad girl continued to […]

 INS Desk

Missing files of Dulhasti power project: Govt in talks with GoI, NHPC

Missing files of Dulhasti power project: Govt in talks with GoI, NHPC

Srinagar: The government on Monday said presently there is no agreement or MoU available with the State government on the terms and conditions under which Dul Hasti power Project was executed by NHPC. Reply to a question CPI (M) MLA M Y Tarigami, deputy chief minister, who is also incharge of power ministry, Dr Nirmal […]

 INS Desk

Massive fire engulfs Ganderbal forests, officer injured

Massive fire engulfs Ganderbal forests, officer injured

Srinagar: Massive fire has engulfed forests in Mansbal Range in this central Kashmir district, officials said on Monday. They said fire was raging in compartment no. 9 Mansbal range of Sindh forest Division Ganderbal from last three days and compartment no. 20 from last two days. Official sources told that fire was caused due to […]

 INS Desk

Student protest in Srinagar in pictures

Student protest in Srinagar in pictures

Police in action as protesting students flee in Srinagar. The students of 1st year were protesting against Kashmir University authorities for their “mass failure” in the examinations for which results were declared last week..Pictures by Zahoor Zagar

 INS Desk

Cop injured as militants attack police station in Baramulla

Cop injured as militants attack police station in Baramulla

Baramulla: Suspected militants on Monday evening attack police station Baramulla by hurling a grenade, leading to injuries to a policeman. Official Sources said that soon after the blast at police station Azad Gunj, police fired few rounds in air, leading to panic in the entire area. The policeman, Rafiq Ahmad of Devar Lolab,  who was injured […]

 INS Desk

Wrong information: Dy Speaker orders enquiry

Wrong information: Dy Speaker orders enquiry

Jammu: Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi on Monday asked the government to conduct enquiry into the purported wrong information provided in reply to different Cut Motions to the Members. The Deputy Speaker issued these instructions after MLA Pahalgam raised the issue during the discussion on Demand for Grants of the Public Works Department. […]

 INS Desk

Wave of terror unleashed in Kashmir ahead of Jan 26: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Wave of terror unleashed in Kashmir ahead of Jan 26: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar, Jan 22: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq strongly condemned the fresh wave of “terror” unleashed by forces across Kashmir ahead of January 26, stating that there was hardly any corner or a village in south and north Kashmir where people are not harassed. A spokesman of the amalgam expressed its serious concern […]

 INS Desk

Protest by 1st year students: KU cites 4 reasons, says it will take 15 days to correct it

Protest by 1st year students: KU cites 4 reasons, says it will take 15 days to correct it

Srinagar: Amid protests by 1st year students, Kashmir University on Monday cited as many as four reasons why result of some candidates was declared as “LO”/“NA” or even “re-appear”. “This is to bring to the notice of students enrolled at various degree colleges whose result of 1st semester (CBCS) was declared on 19/01/2018 that the […]

 INS Desk

7 new power projects proposed on Chenab, Rattle to be developed by JKSPDC: Govt

7 new power projects proposed on Chenab, Rattle to be developed by JKSPDC: Govt

Jammu: The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Monday said there are 4 power projects with 1680 MW cumulative capacity operational on River Chenab, while as 7 more projects having total capacity of 5388 MW have been proposed to be constructed on the river flowing through Chenab Valley comprising Kishtwar, Doda and Ramba. He […]

 INS Desk

Pulwama: Hawal residents protest against PDD, block highway

Pulwama: Hawal residents protest against PDD, block highway

Pulwama: People in Hawal village of this south Kashmir district held protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) on Monday, demanding repair of the damaged transformer. Residents blocked the highway against lackadaisical approach of power department, halting traffic movement for about three hours. “It has been more than ten days since we left our defunct […]

 INS Desk

Most accidents on Sadhna Top due drivers’ negligence: Govt

Most accidents on Sadhna Top due drivers’ negligence: Govt

Jammu: The Government on Monday said that most of the accidents on Sadhna top on Kupwara-Karnah road occurred due to the negligence of drivers. Calling Attention Notice moved by MLC, Qaiser Jamsheed Lone in Upper House, Minister for Agriculture Production, Ghulam Nabi Lone also said that the accidents occurred due to the negligence of drivers […]

 INS Desk

Govt actively pursuing transfer of power projects: Nirmal Singh

Govt actively pursuing transfer of power projects: Nirmal Singh

Jammu: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh on Monday said that the State Government was actively pursuing the transfer of power projects as it is an important part of the developmental agenda of the present coalition government. Replying to separate written questions of legislators, M Y Tarigami, Vikar Rasool and Krishan Lal in the Legislative […]

 INS Desk

Gunshots heard in Lassipora, police says verifying details

Gunshots heard in Lassipora, police says verifying details

Pulwama: Police on Monday said that it was verifying details after some gunshots were heard in Lassipora area of this south Kashmir district. Sources said some gun shots were heard near Police post Lassipora. There was no loss of life or injury reported so far. When contacted a senior police officer confirmed that some gun […]

 INS Desk

Will deliver ‘robust response’ to any ‘aggregation’: Pak

Will deliver ‘robust response’ to any ‘aggregation’: Pak

Srinagar: Pakistan on Monday said it will deliver a ‘robust response’ to any “aggregation” even as it reiterated to continue political, diplomatic and moral support to people of Jammu and Kashmir. “Pakistan will deliver a robust response to any aggression by the enemy,” Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan was quoted as saying by Radio […]

 INS Desk

Grenade blast in Pampore Pulwama, civilian injured

Grenade blast in Pampore Pulwama, civilian injured

Pulwama: A civilian was injured and some vehicles roadside were damaged in a grenade blast at Pampore area in this south Kashmir district on Monday. Sources said suspected militants threw grenade towards army vehicle (Casper) near Khrew Chowk Pampore, which exploded on roadside, injuring a civilian. The injured, who sustained minor injuries, has been shifted […]

 INS Desk

Border, LoC flare up: Another civilian killed, toll 12

Border, LoC flare up: Another civilian killed, toll 12

Jammu: The toll in cross-border and LoC shelling in Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 12 as one more civilian was killed in Akhnoor sector’s Kanachak area on Sunday. Sources said that Gopal Bawa (45) son of Bansi Lal was killed due to cross border firing and his body has been shifted for post-mortem. In the […]

 INS Desk

Special envoy Dineshwar Sharma arrives on Monday

Special envoy Dineshwar Sharma arrives on Monday

Srinagar: Former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma, who was appointed as the ‘representative’ by Government of India to understand the “legitimate aspirations” of people in Jammu and Kashmir, is arriving in Kashmir on Monday. Ahead of the visit, Sharma met Governor N.N. Vohra in New Delhi and held extensive discussions in regard to several important […]

 INS Desk

Concerned over rising crimes against women, Kathua girl’s killing heart wrenching: CM 

Concerned over rising crimes against women, Kathua girl’s killing heart wrenching: CM 

Sheeri (Baramulla): Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday expressed concern over the rising crimes against women and asked the police to deal sternly with those found involved in cases against the fairer gender. Addressing the attestation-cum-passing out parade at Subsidiary Training Centre Sheeri, Chief Minister, Mehbooba said the killing of a young girl at Kathua […]

 INS Desk

Avalanche warning for 16 districts

Avalanche warning for 16 districts

Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday issued a low danger avalanche warning for sixteen districts of Jammu and Kashmir. As per to Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), low danger avalanche warning of level-1 exists in higher reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Udhampur, Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil, Leh Districts, while as […]

 INS Desk

MeT forecast isolated snow, rain for 3 days from Jan 24

MeT forecast isolated snow, rain for 3 days from Jan 24

Srinagar: The weatherman on Sunday forecast isolated rain or snow for three days from January 24 in Jammu and Kashmir. As per statement issued here, Director meteorological Sonam Lotus said the weather would be mainly dry for next two days.   Date                                         Weather Forecast   22.01.2018 MAINLY DRY WEATHER. 23.01.2018 MAINLY DRY WEATHER. […]

 INS Desk

Newspapers need to invest in field stories: Suresh

Newspapers need to invest in field stories: Suresh

Jammu: Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) K.G Suresh said that it was time that the journalists go back to the roots and that newspapers need to invest in the field stories. “People still have faith in the media and whatever they read in the newspapers, they believe it to be the truth,” […]

 INS Desk

At work, Kashmir women too faces ‘discrimination’

At work, Kashmir women too faces ‘discrimination’

Srinagar: Many women professions in Kashmir believe their gender count against them during their career. The INS spoke to a number of fairer gender professionals—doctors, engineers, policewomen, lawyers and journalists and here is what they have to say. Dr Masrat, a senior gynaecologist, at a government hospital here says that gender bias for female doctors […]

 INS Desk

Mehbooba calls for end to border hostilities

Mehbooba calls for end to border hostilities

Sheeri (Baramulla): Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday appealed for cessation of hostilities on the borders in the State, saying that it is the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have suffered due to the acrimony between India and Pakistan. Addressing the attestation-cum-passing out parade at Subsidiary Training Centre Sheeri, Chief Minister reiterated her appeal […]

 INS Desk

Official curbs halt life in Srinagar parts

Official curbs halt life in Srinagar parts

Srinagar: The government imposed restrictions within the territorial jurisdictions of seven police stations affected life in Srinagar on Sunday. The curbs were imposed in wake of 28th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre in which about 55 civilians were shot dead by paramilitary forces in Gaw Kadal Srinagar when people were protesting against alleged molestation of […]

 INS Desk

Family, friends protest in Srinagar, demand Kawa’s release

Family, friends protest in Srinagar, demand Kawa’s release

Srinagar: The family and friends of Bilal Ahmad Kawa, arrested recently by Delhi police for alleged involvement in 2000 Red Fort attack case, on Saturday staged a protest in Press Colony here in Srinagar and demanded his immediate release. The family said that Kawa was travelling to Delhi with his brother who was scheduled to […]

 INS Desk

In pictures: ‘Govt forces damaged property amid CASO in Kulgam’

In pictures: ‘Govt forces damaged property amid CASO in Kulgam’

Kulgam: People alleged that government forces damaged public property amid a cordon-and-search operation at Radwani Bala Village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday evening . Despite repeated attempts officials could not be contacted for comments. (Preezada waseem)

 INS Desk

Legislators call for increasing forest cover, warn against ‘environmental disaster’

Legislators call for increasing forest cover, warn against ‘environmental disaster’

Jammu: The members of the state legislative assembly on Saturday called for increasing forest cover, and warned government against “environmental disaster.” Several members took part in the Discussion on Demand for Grants of Forest, Environment, and Ecology Department in Legislative Assembly. Initiating the discussion, Congress MLa Usman Abdul Majid said J&K is bestowed with rich […]

 INS Desk

CASO in Pulwama village

CASO in Pulwama village

Srinagar: Government forces on Saturday evening launched a Cordon and Search Operation in South Kashmir’s Bhatnoora Litter area of Pulwama. When this report was filed, the crackdown was going in the area.

 INS Desk

Govt imposes restrictions in Srinagar parts on Sunday

Govt imposes restrictions in Srinagar parts on Sunday

Srinagar: The government announced restrictions within the within the territorial jurisdictions of seven police stations in Srinagar. According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, “complete restrictions under Section 144 CrPC will be imposed within the territorial jurisdictions of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Safakadal, MR Gunj, Maisuma and Kralkhud police stations of the […]

 INS Desk

140 electric buses under Smart Cities Scheme proposed

140 electric buses under Smart Cities Scheme proposed

Jammu: Minister for Transport, Sunil Kumar Sharma on Saturday said that rational, scientific measures are being introduced to ensure safety on roads besides regulating traffic movement. For this, the Government is working to introduce Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS) in the State which will enable Motor Vehicles Department to take rational/scientific data based decisions […]

 INS Desk

2 KAS officers shifted

2 KAS officers shifted

Srinagar: The state government on Saturday said that two KAS officers have been shifted in the interest of administration. According to separate orders, Suriya Jabeen (KAS), Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Samba, has been transferred and posted as Additional District Development Commissioner, Jammu, against an available vacancy. Razia Bano (KAS), Collector Land Acquisition, Power Grid Corporation […]

 INS Desk

Surrendered militant ‘may be considered’ for pilgrimage passport after 15-years stay in J&K: Govt

Surrendered militant ‘may be considered’ for pilgrimage passport after 15-years stay in J&K: Govt

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday said that a ‘Pak trained’ surrendered militant ‘may be considered’ for Hajj, Umrah passport if on the date of applying for such clearance, he or she has completed 15 years or more in the state from the date of his return from Pakistan or Kashmir administered by […]

 INS Desk

3 civilians, 2 soldiers killed in border, LoC firing in 5 Jammu districts: Govt

3 civilians, 2 soldiers killed in border, LoC firing in 5 Jammu districts: Govt

Jammu: Three civilians and two soldiers, one each from BSF and army, have been killed in sudden spurt in firing from across the border along the International Border and Line of Control during the past few days in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch districts, the Government said on Saturday. Responding to the concern expressed […]

 INS Desk

Kupwara observes shutdown against ‘immoral act’ by non-local

Kupwara observes shutdown against ‘immoral act’ by non-local

Kupwara: A complete shutdown is being observed in this town of north Kashmir against ‘immoral act’ by non-local worker. The entire private business establishments observed shutdown on the call by Traders Federation Kupwara. The shopkeepers and members of the traders’ federation also staged a sit-in protest against the incident. “A non-local worker was caught in […]

 INS Desk

160 fire incidents in Kashmir forest in 2 years: Govt

160 fire incidents in Kashmir forest in 2 years: Govt

Srinagar: As many as 160 forest fire incidents were reported in Kashmir Valley in last two years, the government said on Saturday. In a written reply to a question by National Conference legislator, forest Minister Ch. Lal Singh informed the legislative Assembly that 49 incidents were reported during 2015-16—18 in central Kashmir, 24 in north […]

 INS Desk

Hangul population dwindles further, now at 182 only

Hangul population dwindles further, now at 182 only

Srinagar: The State government on Saturday said that the population of Hangul stand at 182 species in Dachigam National farm. “As per latest census conducted in March 2017, the number of Hangul in Dachigam landscape stands at 182 +/-39. 39 with an upper limit and lowest limit of 214 and 138,” Forest minister said in […]

 INS Desk

Outrage over 8-year-old girl’s murder, protest in Kupwara

Outrage over 8-year-old girl’s murder, protest in Kupwara

Kupwara: Scores of people on Saturday staged protest demonstration in this north Kashmir district, demanding justice for Asifa, the 8-year-old girl who was brutally “raped” and killed in Kathua. Asifa The girl found dead in the forests near her native village Rasana in Hiranagar on Wednesday, had been missing since January 10 when she had […]

 INS Desk

30 person killed, 253 injured in man-animal conflict in 2 years: J&K Govt

30 person killed, 253 injured in man-animal conflict in 2 years: J&K Govt

Jammu: At least 30 persons were killed and 253 injured in man-animal conflict in Jammu and Kashmir in last two years, the government said on Saturday. Replying to a question by National Conference MLA Mubarak Gul in the state Assembly, Forest Minister said that of the 30 reported deaths, 21 occurred in 2016 and nine […]

 INS Desk

Kathua ‘rape-n-murder: Opposition questions CM’s silence, police ‘complexity’

Kathua ‘rape-n-murder: Opposition questions CM’s silence, police ‘complexity’

Sohail Punjabi Jammu: The Opposition created ruckus in state legislative assembly over brutal ‘rape and murder’ of 8-year-old girl in Kathua and questioned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s silence over it and police “complexity”, charging it for “hushing up” the gruesome incident. The eight-year-old girl, Asifa Bano, found dead in the forests near her native village […]

 INS Desk

84 schools closed in Rajouri amid Indo-Pak skirmishes along LoC

84 schools closed in Rajouri amid Indo-Pak skirmishes along LoC

Jammu: The authorities on Friday decided to close at least 84 schools in Rajouri district of Jammu amid escalation in India and Pakistan skirmishes along the line of Control. “We have closed 84 schools for three days upto Monday evening,” Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Shahid Iqbal Choudhary told INS. The areas include Rajouri, Manjakot, Dongi, Nowshera […]

 INS Desk

Mehbooba anguished over killing of 3 persons in border firing

Mehbooba anguished over killing of 3 persons in border firing

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and anguish over the killing of three persons during the cross border shelling in the RS Pura, Suchetgarh and Arnia sectors today. The Chief Minister said that it is very unfortunate that the people of border areas in the State continue to bear the brunt of cross […]

 INS Desk

ASI among 8 policemen injured in Pulwama blast: Police

ASI among 8 policemen injured in Pulwama blast: Police

Srinagar: An Assistant Sub Inspector of Police was among eight policemen injured in a grenade blast at Tehsil office in Pulwama. A police spokesman identified the eight police personnel of IRP 18th battalion as Mohammad Shafi Chowdery (ASI) of Rajouri, head constables Ghulam Nabi Wagay of Khaigam Shopian, Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat of Ganderbal, Jagdesh Raj […]

 INS Desk

No lists of casual labours, daily wagers finalized: Govt

No lists of casual labours, daily wagers finalized: Govt

Jammu: The Government on Friday made it clear that no lists of casual labours, daily wagers & other such workers have been finalized for regularization yet and all such lists being circulated on the social media are fake and bogus. Responding to the reports that several such lists are doing rounds on the social media, […]

 INS Desk

8-year-old’s murder in Kathua: Accused a minor, arrested, says Govt

8-year-old’s murder in Kathua: Accused a minor, arrested, says Govt

Jammu: The Government on Friday said that the accused, a minor (15 years old), has been arrested in connection with the death of a minor girl in Hiranagar area of district Kathua. Responding to the concern expressed by the Legislators on the gruesome incident, Minister for Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the […]

 INS Desk

Use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos unsafe: Govt

Use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos unsafe: Govt

Jammu: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat on Friday informed the legislative House that use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos has been declared as unsafe. He said a special drive to detect use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos was conducted by Drugs and Food Control organization J&K in this regard. The Minister was […]

 INS Desk

Bloodshed on LoC sad, painful: Mirwaiz

Bloodshed on LoC sad, painful: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday expressed concern over “bloodshed” taking place on the Line of Control. Addressing the Friday congregation at the Historic Jama Masjid, Mirwaiz said each day civilians including children on both sides of LoC “which is very sad and painful.” “Soldiers also become cannon fodder of […]

 INS Desk

9773 among 32333 aspirants from J&K to perform Hajj this year

9773 among 32333 aspirants from J&K to perform Hajj this year

Jammu: Minister for Hajj & Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the house that the draw of lots for selection of pilgrims for Hajj-2018 was held today by the State Hajj Committee. He informed the House that this year, 32333 persons had applied for Hajj while the total quota for the state this year is about […]