Aadhaar not must for SW schemes

New Delhi,:Aadhaar card will be optional for availing various welfare schemes of the government, the Supreme Court today said and ordered that no personal information of the holders of such cards shall be shared by any authority. A three-judge bench, which in the forenoon referred to a larger Constitution Bench a batch of petitions challenging […]

NIA gets 14-day custody of naveed

Jammu :A local court remanded suspected LeT Pakistani militant Mohammed Naved Yakub to National Investigation Agency’s custody for 14 days on Tuesday to allow the anti-terror agency to question him about the terror outfit’s suspected bid to attack a BSF convoy recently. NIA’s head Sharad Kumar will question Naved — the only one of the two […]

Highway thrown open after 3 days

Srinagar:  Traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu highway resumed Monday evening, three days after it was closed down due to landslides. Official sources of Traffic Police department said that traffic was plying normally  on the key highway linking Valley to the rest of the world on Tuesday after authorities cleared the debris and made it motorable. The […]

Air India offers 25kg free baggage

SRINAGAR: Air India, in an unprecedented move, will now allow economy class passengers to check-in up to 25kg baggage which is 10kg more than the baggage limit which every other domestic flights allow in India. This offer is for the passengers travelling by domestic flights with Air India. In addition to this, Air India is […]

Refer all vacancies to SSB, PSC: CS

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, Iqbal Khandey, Tuesday asked the Administrative Secretaries to complete the process of referring all the existing vacancies accruing in their respective departments to the Service Selection Board (SSB) and Public Service Commission (PSC) by next week. Chairing a meeting here to review the implementation of the fast track recruitment policy, Chief Secretary […]

Geelani Calls for Shutdown in Pulwama

SRINAGAR: Condemning the civilian killing in Malangpora, Pulwama in police firing, Hurriyat (g) chairman Syed Ali Geelani while calling it as a “state terrorism” has called for a complete shutdown in Pulwama district for tomorrow (Wednesday). In a tele-statement, Geelani said the civilian killing was the worst form of “state terrorism” as the present government […]

Encounter Claims 2 Militants, BSF Firing Kills Civilian in Pulwama

Military choppers used to hit militants, violent protests rock Pulwama PULWAMA: An operation launched jointly by the army, SOG and CRPF in  Ratnipora-Lajoora belt late Monday ended after 19 hours on Tuesday after the death of two militants, both hailing from the nearby villages. Residents said the army pressed choppers into service in the area […]

Massive Funerals, Clashes 1 Killed

LELHAR: Thousands of people participated in the funeral processions of both militants amid massive anti-India and pro-freedom slogans at Lelhar and Tilangam. The participants include men, women and children. The funerals were held separately at Lelhar and Tilangam. In Tilangam, more than dozen people were injured after a roof of a school collapsed as a […]

48 militants killed in Kashmir so far

Srinagar:  With the killing of two militants in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district the number of militants killed during encounters with the government forces this year has reached 48. Most of the militants killed this year were locals. In the first two weeks of August this month, 7 militants have been killed during different gun fights […]

Youths taking to the path of militancy much higher than previous years

Srinagar:  General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen Subrata Saha Tuesday said that militancy in Kashmir Valley has stagnated and it is the only movement of the militants from here and there that keeps ‘militancy mantra’ in motion. He was responding to a question about the increase in anti-militancy operations in South […]

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