Corrupt forest official jailed for 1 year

Srinagar:  The Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir Srinagar convicted one Firdous Ahmad Bhat, the then Jr. Assistant, DFO Office Peerpanchal Division Budgam to undergo simple one year imprisonment and fine of Rs 10,000. In 2006 case FIR No. 51/2006 under section 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act and section 161 RPC was registered against […]

Poonch to have mini secretariat

POONCH:   Ground floor of Mini Secretariat complex will be made operational by December-2015, while Rs 3 crore stands disbursed as land compensation among the land owners, whose land was acquired for the purpose. This information was given to the Minister for R&B, Gardens Parks and Floriculture, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, who is also the […]

CMs Gold medal for public service

SRINAGAR:  Government today announced Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for honesty/integrity and meritorious public service for the year 2015. The officers who have been nominated for the medal are Dr. Pawan Kotwal, IAS, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Khan, Chief Engineer, EM&RE Power Development Department, Mr. S. S. Jamwal, Director (BADP/ CSS), Planning & Development […]

ATM gives electric shock

Srinagar: The customers using ATM of Union Bank of India on Friday complained that current was flowing through the machine and urged the authorities to mend it before there was some fatal mishap due to it.   A number of customers told Srinagar-based news agency GNS that from last 20 days, the Bank’s ATM located […]

I-Day: Valley Wrapped In Security Blanket

SRINAGAR: Extraordinary security arrangements were put in place today on the eve of the India’s Independence Day and in the aftermath of militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. The Bakhshi Stadium in Srinagar and the Maulana Azad Stadium in Jammu, the venues of the main Independence Day parades and functions in the state, have been […]

Modi Sends Greetings to Pakistanis on I- Day

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished the people of Pakistan a happy Independence Day, hours after two countries traded heavy firing along the Line of Control in Kashmir.  Modi took to Twitter to convey his message, passing on greetings and well wishes to the people of Pakistan. Greetings & good wishes to […]

Woman Killed in LOC Firing

MUZAFFARABAD: A civilian woman was killed in frontier Kashmir town after troops from two hostile countries exchanged firing and  shelling, officials said. Three other civilians — the woman’s husband and daughter, and a third female relative — were wounded in the shelling, local officials said. The incident took place on Friday in Nezapir sector, located […]

Time To Realise 2002 Dream: Mufti

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the effective implementation of the Agenda of Alliance of the Coalition Government will ensure equal opportunities of growth and inclusive development and a more transparent and accountable administration that will restore confidence in the people for the Government.  He said his government is committed to give to […]

Iran Hints At Role In Kashmir Resolution

ISLAMABAD: On the eve of his India visit Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran was ready to play its role for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue. Addressing Pakistan National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Zarif said Iran cannot offend Pakistan to please somebody. He said Iran backs the oppressed, […]

Shutdown continues in Pulwama

Pulwama: A complete shutdown was observed on the fourth connective day in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the killing of a civilian in Padgampora village. A civilian Bilal Ahmed Bhat son of Abdul Ahad was killed in BSF firing after the killing of two militants sparked protest in Padgampora Pulwama. All the shops and business […]

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