Border Firing Sparks Fear, Villagers Flee

SRINAGAR: Firing and shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops escalated Thursday night along their border in Jammu region forcing residents to flee to safer places, reports reaching here said today. India on Wednesday had accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortars on at least 50 border posts overnight, calling it the most serious cease-fire […]

Militants Have Become More Daring: DGP

Says, Geelani Free, Has No Support Base  SRINAGAR: Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Friday said that latest developments along the Line of Control are the source of concern and they are minutely assessing the situation and trying to figure out whether the strategy adopted by militants are short or long term. “As per intelligence […]

PDD Snaps Supply Of Defaulter Big Guns

SRINAGAR: After coming under severe criticism for its inaction on revenue recovery from big and influential defaulters, the Power Development Department (PDD) on Friday launched a disconnection drive against revenue defaulters including VVIPs, CRPF camps, media houses, hotels and industries. Sources said the electricity supply of over a half dozen CRPF camps, four VVIPS including […]

V K Singh Remarks: Mehbooba Says Speaker Has Breached His Own Ruling

SRINAGAR: Expressing dismay over the reported decision of the speaker of the Legislative Assembly to “send a letter” instead of summoning Retired General  V K Singh , PDP today said this is breach of Speaker’s own ruling in the house on the subject. In a statement the party president Mehbooba Mufti said the U-turn by […]

APHC Harps On Dialogue

SRINAGAR: Terming 27th October as a black day in the history of Kashmir, APHC (M) on Friday said the core cause of Indo-Pak tension was Kashmir issue.  It said there was no military solution to the K issue except that all the three main stake holders to the dispute sit and start meaningful dialogue to […]

Army Officer Shot Dead by Subordinate

SRINAGAR: An Army officer was gunned down on Thursday allegedly by his subordinate following a quarrel over duty assignment in Kokernag area of Anantnag district. Police said that Rajinder Singh, a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was shot dead by a Satish Kumar of 19-RR after a brawl between them inside the army camp at Kokernag. […]

Govt to regularize 1st batch of EVs as GLTs

SRINAGAR: After rendering painstaking services for over seven consecutive years, the first batch comprising of over a thousand Education Volunteers (EVs) is all set to get regularized as General Line Teachers (GLTs) on Saturday. The state government is scheduled to issue orders of regularization at a function that will be held at SKICC organized by […]

Gool Arrests Spark Protests in KU

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of students staged a protest in Kashmir University campus after Friday prayers against recent arrest of civilians in Gool. The call for protests was given by Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani. Reports said that hundreds of students from various departments assembled outside the university mosque and took out a rally against the […]

The Changing face of global terrorism

IN the backdrop of the recent attack in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, it becomes amply clear that global terrorism has taken a completely new shape. The evidence was already there but this attack by Al-Shabab clearly indicates and reinforces the changing patterns of global terrorism. The gunmen entered the mall, took hostages and killed […]

Assembly Issues Notice To Former Army Chief

SRINAGAR: Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today issued a notice to former Army Chief Gen V K Singh asking him to explain his position within 20 days on his allegation of pay-off to ministers in the state. “…He (Singh) has been asked to explain his position regarding certain revelations made by him during […]