Contractual lecturers go on indefinite hunger strike

Srinagar: Around 250 contractual lecturers working at Directorate of Technical Education J&K on Saturday went on indefinite hunger strike and staged strong protest demonstrations in both divisions of Jammu and Kashmir demanding their regularization of services at the Director’s offices. While castigating the “lackadaisical” attitude of the Directorate Technical Education Jammu and Kashmir towards the […]

Body fished out

Srinagar: The body of a  lady who drowned in river Jehlum near Cement Bridge here was fished out by the Baramulla Police on Saturday. A police spokesnman said the deceased was later identified as Ruqaya Begum wife of Abdul Hamid Malik of Sangrama, Baramulla. After completing all legal formalities Police handed over the body of […]

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on LOC

Jammu: Army on Saturday said that Pakistani troops targeted Indian forward posts with small arms and automatic weapons along the Line of Control in Poonch district prompting Indian forces to retaliate. “Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons at our forward posts in Bhimbher Gali sub-sector in Poonch district around 2230 […]

Educated JK youth joining militancy: GOC

Rangreth (Budgam), Aug 8: The General Officer (GOC) Commanding of Srinagar based Chinar Corps on Saturday  said that educated youth from Jammu and Kashmir are joining militancy. Talking to reporters on a sidelines of a function here the GOC said: “I would submit that any youth joining militancy is disturbing. And if educated youth are […]

Geelani condemns ‘un-Islamic’ acts of ISIS

‘Those harming minorities have no right to calll themselves Muslims’   Srinagar: Veteran Kashmiri Islamist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday condemned the ‘un-Islamic’ actions of the so called Islaimic Caliphate in Iraq and Syria and said those attacking minorities have no right to call themselves Muslims. He, however, slammed American strikes against the […]

Probe Committee to submit report today

Srinagar: Health Department has taken serious note of the alleged assault on lady doctor by a Congress leader at Community Health Centre at Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. “The Committee will submit factual report on Sunday and if its proven that the lady doctor was assaulted, then the department will impress upon the state […]

Court dismisses Army revision petition

Srinagar: A local court in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday dismissed the first legal challenge of Indian Army in the Kunan Poshpora mass rape and torture case. The sessions Court, Kupwara dismissed the revision petition of the Indian army that sought an end to further investigations ordered in the case on 18 June 2013 […]

Amarnath Yatra concludes today

Srinagar: The annual Amarnath pilgrimage that began on June 28 this year  would conclude on Sunday on Shravan Purnima as ‘Charri Mubarak’, the holy mace of Lord Shiva, would reach the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. “The annual Amarnath pilgrimage will conclude on Sunday. A caravan headed by Mahant Deependra Giri, the custodian of […]

Sharif regrets Pakistan’s bad relations with India

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday regretted that Pakistan was having bad relations with key neighbour India and said it was time the two had good relations.  Addressing the National Security Conference here, which was attended by ministers, chief ministers, political leaders of all major parties, army chief Gen Raheel Sharif and other senior […]

City youth hangs self

Srinagar: A 22-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself inside his home here in Khanyar area of old city  on Saturday. The decaesed was identified as Zahid Mushtaq son of Mushtaq Ahmad Khan of Badu Bagh, Khanyar area.  Family members of the deceased  rushed him to the nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought […]

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