21st Police Public Mela: Raffle Draw Results Announced

Srinagar, Sep 30: Results of raffle draw for prizes of 21st Police Public Mela were announced at Bakshi Stadium here this evening. The draw was held in presence of large gathering of men, women and children. Children drawn from the gathering picked the lucky numbers for prizes of different categories in presence of Director General […]

8 injured in road mishaps

Srinagar, Sep 30: Police said 8 people were injured in different road accidents across the Kashmir Valley on Sunday. An accident took place at Nowpora Cheshmashahi, Srinagar between a Swift Car bearing registration number D12CAH-5114 and Motor Cycle bearing registration number JK01F/6253, resulting in injuries to three persons. All the injured were hospitalized. In another […]

JKYT conducts Talent Search Test

Srinagar, Sep. 30 : As a part of 40th year celebrations, the academic wing of J&K Yateem Trust conducted ‘Talent Search Test 2012’ on Sunday at Government Higher Secondary School Amira Kadal. Organisers said that the aim and object of the test was to encourage the meritorious candidates hailing from the orphaned and downtrodden families. […]

Manpower Shortage Hits Key Govt Departments

Srinagar, Sept 30: Several key departments and institutions in Jammu and Kashmir are facing acute shortage of manpower because of which their performance has been affected adversely and implementation of ambitious schemes has been impeded. The situation has come handy for the authorities to make back-door appointments in violation of relevant service rules and in […]

‘Stormy’ LA Session From Today

Srinagar, Sept 30: The 10-day autumn session of the state legislature opens in the summer capital on Monday amid tight security arrangement in and outside the legislature complex. With the expectation of the short session being stormy, the ruling coalition partners – National Conference and Congress – held a meeting at the International Convention Centre […]

Mirwaiz Addresses OIC, Urges Backing For Talks

Srinagar, Sep 30: Stressing on the inclusion of the “genuine Kashmiri leadership” in talks to resolve the Kashmir issue, the chairman of the Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Sunday urged the OIC to play an effective role in ensuring the backing of international powers and political forces for a time-bound dialogue process. In New […]

Jammu Mantri Gives Land Ownership Orders To Refugees

Jammu, Sept 30: Asserting the government was keen to settle the Pak-administered Kashmir refugees’ issues, the Revenue minister, Raman Bhalla, Sunday handed over “ownership rights orders of 436 kanal land to 686 families of Bhour Campo and Chatha villages before addressing “a large gathering of displaced persons,” an official handout said. He said a “high-powered […]

Steady Decline In Militancy, Violence: DGP

Srinagar, Sep 30: Expressing satisfaction at the overall law and order situation in the valley, the director general of the police (DGP) Ashok Prasad on Sunday termed the year 2012 as the most successful in last 22 years as it witnessed the lowest number of violent militant actions. The state police chief, however, said that […]

UHQ To Review Security Today

Srinagar, Sept 30: The United Command is meeting here on Monday with the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, in chair, to review the overall security situation in the state in the backdrop of recent killings of elected village heads and the spate of resignations by sarpanches and panches in the wake of their enhanced threat perception. […]

Intl Agencies Monitoring Internet Traffic in J-K

New Delhi: The Union Government has asked private telecom operators in Jammu and Kashmir to provide at the earliest a mechanism for fool-proof monitoring of Internet traffic to the state especially that provided on the smart phones. This was conveyed to telecom operators after Department of Telecom found that monitoring equipment of at least two […]