J&K Drug Scam: Medley Company CEO Surrenders

SRINAGAR: In a significant move, a TADA court here on Monday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against all the 14 persons whose names cropped up during investigations conducted by the state authorities into the infamous spurious drugs scam.  Court however granted bail to the Rahul Kumar Singh of Dehradun (Managing Director M/S Medley Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd […]

Bhat Produced In Court Under Tight Security

BUDGAM: Police on Monday produced the self-styled Darvish Gulzar Ahmad Bhat alias Syed Gulzar before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Budgam under tight security.  Hundreds of people waiting in the court complex raised slogans like ‘Gulzar Thag ko Phansi Dou’ when the accused was escorted to the court. The police also produced one of […]

Fake Dervish: Police Constitutes SIT

SRINAGAR: Budgam police Monday constituted a Special Investigation Team ( SIT) to investigate the case of fake Dervish. Police Station Khan Sahib is investigating the case following registration of an FIR under: 40/2013 u/s 376 RPC after four minor girls, who were enrolled in an institute headed by Gulzar Ahmed Bhat alleged that they were […]

Weather Office Predicts Relief from Rains

SRINAGAR: The weather office Monday forecast relief from incessant rains, which in the last 24 hours claimed one life, washed away bridges and inundated low-lying areas in the Valley. A child was drowned in  Kupwara district Sunday, and four bridges were washed away as incessant rain inundated low-lying areas at many places in the valley. […]

Flood Alert Sounded in Baramulla

SRINAGAR: Despite improvement in weather on Monday, authorities sounded a flood alert in Baramulla district as the water entered into hundreds of residential houses in atleast 10 villages of Pattan, forcing administration to close the schools throughout the district on Monday. Meanwhile, one person died on Monday at Nambla Uri in north Kashmir when he […]

Indian PM's Spl Envoy Meets Sharif

LAHORE: Former ambassador and the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, Satinder K. Lambah, Monday met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief and prime minister-designate Nawaz Sharif in Lahore. Lambah’s Lahore visit is a follow-up to the conversation between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sharif on May 12, after the latter’s electoral win. “Special Envoy Lambah conveyed to […]

SKIMS Buys Machinery From ‘Tainted’ Company

SRINGAR: SKIIMS, Soura, has shortlisted a ‘tainted’ company for the supply of ventilators, inside sources said on Monday.  ‘AIR LIQUIDE MEDICAL SYSTEMS’ company has the dubious distinction of being involved in one of the scandals that has surfaced in Health Department and Associated Hospitals of Government Medical College, Srinagar.  Crime branch is investigating how the company […]

Maoist Attack on Congress Party Leaves 30 Dead

RAIPUR: Naxals on Saturday wiped out almost the entire state Congress leadership when they launched a daring attack on a party convoy at Dharbha Ghati Valley in southern Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district in the restive Bastar on Saturday evening.  Late night reports put the death toll close to 30, an official said Sunday. Three Congress leaders, […]

Malik to Govt: ‘Don’t force youth to pick up gun’

SRINAGAR: Advising New Delhi to honour the peaceful movement of Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik Sunday said the new generation of Kashmir is being forced to pick up guns as they are continuously being harassed and suppressed on the one or the other pretext. Malik was addressing people at gathered at Maisuma […]

Got Enough Evidences To Frame Bhat: Police

SRINAGAR – Police today said that they have gathered “enough evidence” to frame ‘rapist dervish’ for his immoral activities. “We have gathered enough evidence now to implicate the fake and immoral person who posed as a mystic in the area from last 10years,” Sub-Division Police Officer, Khan Sahib, Bashir Ahmad told Kashmir Observer.  “During investigations, […]