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Sahai among 5 IPS Officers promoted to DGP Grade

Srinagar: The State Cabinet which met here on Wednesday under the Chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti accorded sanction to the promotion of five IPS officers to the grade of DGP. Those promoted include D.R. Doley (IPS), Navin Agarwal (IPS), V.K.Singh (IPS), S.M.Sahai (IPS) and Dilbag Singh (IPS) and they have been promoted to the grade with

J&K Bank translates CM’s desire for support, single window clearance system for entrepreneurs

Srinagar: In line with the directions of J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to facilitate hassle free support to the entrepreneurs and ensure speedy disposal of projects through single window clearance system, J&K Bank today dedicated a full-fledged Business Unit and a Satellite office of Sher-i-Kashmir Employment & Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY) Department at JKEDI Complex


KU students protest during Governor’s visit

Srinagar: Kashmir University students Tuesday protested in the campus during the visit of the Governor, N N Vohra’s to the varsity. The students held the protest against the killing of civilians, militants during the last few months. Holding placards, the students assembled outside the Institute of Kashmir Studies and shouted slogans against the recent civilian

LeT distances itself from Amarnath Yatra attack

Srinagar: Distancing itself from the Amarnath Yatra attack, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Tuesday said that India is accusing them as culprits without any evidence. In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi while quoting the outfit chief, Mahmood Shah as saying, “India is a terrorist country and is keeping terrorism it as

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Three OGWs of Hizb arrested in Baramulla, two pistols recovered: Police

Baramulla: Police Tuesday claimed that they have apprehended three over-ground workers (OGWs) of Hizbul Mujahideen and recovered two Chinese pistols from their possession in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A Police official said that police, Army’s 29 RR and CRPF apprehended the three suspects at a joint naka at Behrampora Tilgam crossing and recovered three Chinese

Baramulla girl shines in Kolkatta Cricket Academy

Srinagar: Iqra Rasool, a 17-year-old girl from Baramulla has shone in the cricket academy in Kolkatta where she is being trained to become a fast bowler. Iqra, who was passionate to play cricket from her childhood, was called for trials by Aditya School of Sports in Kolkatta and she made everyone awestruck and proud in

Modern Sports Centres to be established in 8 varsities, 30 colleges: Imran Ansari

Srinagar: As a part of its initiative to promote sports in an institutionalized manner, the Government has decided to create state-of-the-art sports infrastructure in the universities and colleges of the State. This was announced by the Minister for Youth Services & Sports and Information Technology, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, at a high-level meeting convened here

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5 militants killed Machil sector

Srinagar: Army on Monday said a major infiltration bid was foiled in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district by gunning down five militants. Army’s Srinagar based defence spokesperson told GNS that soldiers posted at Machil sector near Line of Control noticed some suspicious movement near the fence today in the afternoon. “The army fired some shots which

Article 35-A: Farooq warns bigger ‘struggle’ than 2008 land transfer agitation  

Srinagar: National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah on Monday warned against any tinkering by government of India with Article 35-A, which gives protection to special status of Jammu and Kashmir and said that it would result in “struggle bigger than the agitation against transfer of land to Shri Amaranth Shrine Board” during PDP’s alliance with Congress

Govt contesting for Article 35-A with full defense: Law Minister

Srinagar: As the Opposition political parties have warned of agitation and Hurriyat calling for protests against abrogation of Article 35-A, the government Monday said it is contesting the case in Supreme Court will “full defense”. Talking to KNS over phone, Minister for Law Abdul Haq Khan said the government is taking all the cases “seriously”

Joint Resistance calls for shutdown on Aug 12 against abrogation of 35-A

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Monday called for a complete shutdown on Aug 12 (Saturday) against the ‘abrogation’ of 35A and atrocities against South Kashmir people. JRL comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued to KNS said that that from last many

Mehbooba visits Suchetgarh, directs early completion of works to boost border tourism

Pre-Independence Railway Platform being redone; Landscaping, rain harvesting to attract more tourists CM also visits Raghunath Bazaar, inspects beautification works JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Suchetgarh and reviewed the pace of developmental and facilitation works being carried out to make the place an acclaimed attraction for border tourism. Mehbooba Mufti during her visit

LeT militant killed, two escape in Samboora gunfight: Police

Srinagar: One Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was killed while two others escaped during an encounter that raged between forces and militants in Samboora village in Pulwama district on Sunday night, police said. A police spokesman said that encounter broke out on late Sunday night after army and police cordoned off the area following inputs about the

PDP betrayed public mandate: Tariq Karra

Srinagar: Ridiculing ruling Party PDP for betraying the Public mandate , Senior Congress leader Tariq Hameed Karra has said that raising an alarm on the attempts of abrogation of Article 35-A by the Party leaders was yet another ‘ Chameleon’ attempt by the ‘green’ wielding party to deceive public. In a statement to KNS, Karra

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Indian government is trying to defame resistance leaders: UJC

Srinagar: United Jihad Council (UJC) on Monday said that after failing before militant and political leadership the Indian government is hatching a ‘murderous conspiracy against the resistance leaders of Kashmir’. In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, the UJC spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain while quoting the outfit chief, Syed Salah-ud-din as saying that “Despite blinding

Prof. Munshi calls on Governor

SRINAGAR: Prof. A. H. Munshi, Sabbatical Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Prof. Munshi, who has earlier served as Professor of Botany at University of Kashmir, apprised Governor about the various research projects being carried out under his supervision and shared his views

CM directs preservation, conservation of Jammu heritage spots, monuments

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has directed preservation and conservation of heritage spots and ancient monuments in Jammu city and adjoining areas. Interacting with the members of a deputation of Jammu Heritage Society who called on her here today, the Chief Minister directed the Tourism Department to pace up conservation works at the Mubarak Mandi

Mehbooba condoles Prof G M Shad’s demise

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condoled the demise of well-known poet and writer, Prof Ghulam Muhammad Shad of Bijbehara. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister recalled the proficiency of the deceased in Urdu, Kashmiri, Persian and English languages besides being a well-respected teacher of History. Mehbooba Mufti has prayed for peace to the

JK known for distinctive artistic creations: Farooq Abdullah

SRINAGAR: Member of Parliament, Dr Farooq Abdullah Monday said that Jammu and Kashmir is known for its artistic creations in hand woven Pashmina shawls but added that the heritage industry is facing threat from machine made products. The Member Parliament was speaking at a function organized by Weavers Service Centre to mark the National Handloom

Well oriented policy must to sustain Handloom sector: Nizamudin Bhat

SRINAGAR: Vice Chairman Handloom Development Corporation, Nizamudin Bhat today said that a well oriented policy is needed to put the handloom sector back on track and sustain it. On the occasion of National Handloom Day, the Vice Chairman said that Jammu and Kashmir seems losing against less-known states in the national market and there is

Dy CM celebrates Raksha Bandhan with orphans

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with orphans from Ved Mandir Balika Niketan here today. Children tied Rakhi on Deputy Chief Minister’s wrist. Dr Singh interacted with the children and inquired about their education and other needs. Deputy Chief Minister said he was contented to celebrate the

‘Saffron Spice Park’ at Dussu to be commissioned soon : Hanjura

SRINAGAR: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today said that the Saffron Spice Park at Dussu, Pampore is likely to be completed by the end of this month. The park costing Rs 37 crore is getting constructed under National Saffron Mission (NSM). The information was revealed by the Minister while addressing a two-day national

3-day Gurez Festival concludes

GUREZ: The 3-day long Gurez Festival organized by the Department of Tourism concluded here on Monday. The festival which started on August 5 saw an overwhelming response from the locals and the adventure enthusiasts. The festival saw various events including cultural programs by locals, adventure events like mountain biking in Dawar and Tulail Valley, white

Div Com launches de-weeding drive at Dal Lake

SRINAGAR: Continuing with its efforts to restore the grandeur and pristine glory of the Dal Lake, Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) today launched a massive de-weeding drive to remove weeds and lily patches in the lake. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan flagged off the massive drive from Oberoi Ghat at Dal Lake. Vice

Hurriyat (M) resents shifting of incarcerated resistance leaders to Tihar Jail

Srinagar: Expressing serious resentment and concern for the shifting of incarcerated resistance leaders, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Farooq Ahmed Dar, to Delhi’s Tihar Jail and questioning of the wife of senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmed Shah by the Enforcement Directorate, Hurriyat Conference (M) said that such repressive measures have failed in the past and

Hurriyat (G) reacts to statement of Jitender Singh

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Monday while reacting to the statement of Union Minister Jatinder Singh, wherein he has said that Modi government has ‘‘clarity and conviction ‘’ in its approach towards the Kashmir issue, said that repressive and obstinate means won’t help, instead will prove counterproductive. People are mature enough to understand follies, said

JKCC to go ahead with its sit-in protest against GST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee (JKCC) expressed their utter disbelief, shock and surprise over the unwarranted and uncalled for house arrest of its leaders, Dr. Mubeen Shah and Mohammad Yasin Khan (who were put under house arrest on Sunday). Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee (JKCC), Convener, said in a statement to KNS that the

LeT militants involved in Yatra attack identified: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Police today said that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was behind the attack on Amarnath yatries in Anantnag last month in which seven yatries were killed and dozens injured. Addressing a press conference in Anantnag police headquarters today, Inspector General of Police, Munir Khan said the investigation conducted by Special Investigation Team (SIT) of case FIR No.

CM chairs SC Advisory Board meeting

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed the need for taking the welfare schemes for SC community to their doorstep so as to ensure their optimal execution. Chairing a review meeting of the J&K Advisory Board for Development of Scheduled Castes, the Chief Minister asked the concerned Departments to launch awareness drives about these schemes

Farooq calls opposition parties meet at his residence Monday

Srinagar: National Conference president, Member Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah has invited all opposition parties in the State for a meeting at his Gupkar residence tomorrow (Monday) morning. Sources while disclosing this to KNS revealed that issues to be discussed at the opposition parties meet include the continuing row over Article 35A governing property rights act

Shabir Shah’s wife “questioned” by ED in New Delhi

Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate has questioned the wife of arrested Democratic Freedom Party chief Shabir Ahmad Shah in New Delhi when she had gone to meet her husband and has summoned her to bring the property statement to ED office on August 11. Bilquees Shah, wife of Shabir Shah, told KNS that on Saturday she

Naseem Geelani’s statement on NIA notice

Srinagar: Dr Syed Naseem Geelani, Asstt. Professor (Senior Scale)/ Asstt Students Welfare officer, Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-K in a statement to KNS said that the date of appearing before the NIA authorities is on 8th of august, 2017 at about 1000 hrs at NIA Hqrs, 7th Floor, NDCC II building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi.

Hurriyat (G) demands immediate release of all detainees

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Sunday while paying heartfelt tributes to youth slain youth in Sopore encounter and all those who embraced martyrdom during last week, said that these brave hearts are laying their precious lives for our better future. Referring to the commitment and dedication of slain youth including Javed Ahmad Dar, Showkat Ahmad

Anjuman Shari Shain will always support Kashmir freedom struggle: Aga Hassan

Budgam: To make the organization viable and more effective, Anjuman Shari Shian has started calling conventions on Zonal level across Kashmir Valley. In this regard one day convention was organized at Inambara Gund-e-Nowgam Sonawari that was attended the almost all the members of Nowgam Zone. The convention was addressed by different members of the Zone.

Social Division is more dangerous and destructive than partition: Prof Manoj

Srinagar: Dr Manoj K Jha, HOD Department of Social Work, University of Delhi has delivered an impressive lecture on the topic *A Country with million sacrifices in the conference hall of Dak Bungalow Poonch. Dr Manoj K Jha who is well known for his brilliant ideas and oratory skills attracted jam packed conference hall with

Govt keen to improve healthcare facilities: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar: The Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said that government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti, is keen to improve the healthcare facilities at possible nearest locations in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that government is ready to help those experienced doctors serving in different parts of world, who

Abdul Haq meets Kashmiri students in Mumbai

Srinagar: On the directions of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Minister for Rural Development Panchayat Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan today met Kashmiri students studying in various colleges of Mumbai to get the firsthand account of the issues being faced by the students outside their state. While interacting with the students, Minister asked the

JKSJA organizes One Day Conference on ‘Cyber Law’

SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) organized one day Conference on ‘Cyber Law’ for Sub-Judges and Munsiffs of Kashmir province, here today. Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Judge, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated the Conference. The conference hosted eminent Resource Persons including District & Sessions Judge, East District, Kakardooma Courts, Delhi, Talwant Singh

It is Chankyee politics not Tarka Shastra: Er Rasheed to Modi

Kupwara: Reacting to Prime Minister Narinder Modi’s revelations that dialogue is the only way forward to resolve various issues all across the globe, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that the statement doesn’t carry any substance unless words are transformed into action. While addressing a gathering at Awoora Kupwara today Er. Rasheed

Authorities snap internet and cellular services after killing of 3 militants

Baramulla: Three militants were killed in a gunfight at Amargarh Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A police official said that acting on a specific information about the presence of militants in Jamia Mohalla, Amargarh locality of Police jurisdiction Tarzoo in Sopore, Police Sopore along with 52 RR, 92, 177, 179 BN CRPF cordoned


Islamia College student protest killing of student turned militant Abid Hamid

Srinagar: Students here at Islamia College of Science and Commerce Srinagar staged a pro-freedom protest after the news about the death of LeT militant Abid Hamid Mir of Hajin spread in the College. Abid, a resident of Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district was the student of the college and was on rolls in

Zakir Musa announces his affiliation with ‘Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind’

Srinagar: Zakir Musa, the former Hizb ul Mujahideen commander, while paying rich tributes to militant commander Abu Dujana and his associate Arif Lelhari has said that they are the “first martyrs of jihad movement” he is leading. He also announced his affiliation with Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind and termed both the slain as premier members in its

Union, state Govt pushing youth to join militant ranks: Oppn

Srinagar: Saying that the dialogue is the only way out to resolve the Kashmir issue, the mainstream opposition parties on Saturday blamed central as well as the state government for pushing the Kashmiri youth to join militant ranks. The mainstream opposition parties including National Conference (NC), Congress, People Democratic Front (PDF) and others blamed the

Kashmiri students part of family, should feel at home in my state: Karnataka CM

Bangalore: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq, on the directions of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, today visited Bangalore to get first hand appraisal of the facilities and training being provided to the JK youth under Himayat Scheme (DDU-GKY). Pertinently, the Minister had on July 17 this year flagged off from

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No transparency in recruitments: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Saturday accused PDP-BJP government of destroying public institutions in the state by sidelining legal and established recruitment processes. The trend, he said, was marring the merit and leaving future of the youth in hands of “corrupt politicians”. “Ever since, PDP BJP government came into power, all

Massive infrastructure coming up in JK for sports promotion: Imran Ansari

SRINAGAR: The Government has decided to establish artificial turf football fields and cricket grounds in all the 142 undivided blocks of the State to promote sports activities in an institutionalized format. This was announced by the Minister for Youth Services & Sports and Information Technology, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, at a high-level meeting convened here

FCS&CA Deptt to implement GIS at FPS, Sale Centres: Zulfkar

SRINAGAR: Continuing with his efforts to strengthen the monitoring system in the department, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today informed that the department is gearing up for geo-tagging of its assets through Geographical Integration System (GIS). The announcement was made during a departmental review meeting, where the Minister

Kansal reviews progress on redress of issues of Kashmiri artisans

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal convened a meeting here today to review the progress on the redressal of issues faced by Pashmina weavers, manufacturers of copper utensils and fur artisans. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Director Industries and Commerce Kashmir, Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Officers from Handloom, Power and

Jehangir Chowk–Barzalla Expressway Corridor nearing completion

SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today said that 65% of physical work on the prestigious Jehangir Chowk–Barzalla Expressway corridor has been completed, with rest of the project expected to be completed by the end of this year. The Minister said that the work is underway in double shift on the Rs 350 crore

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