8% natives infected with HIV in JK

JAMMU-Project Director AIDS control society J&K today denied the figure report published in the local leading newspapers regarding the prevalence of HIV. The HIV prevalence in J&K is 0.08% and not 8% or 0.8 % as reported. Moreover there is a difference between being HIV positive and being an AIDS patient.  The 4500 cases reported […]

Dua takes over as GOC 15 Corps

Srinagar: Lt Gen Subrata Saha, GOC Chinar Corps today handed over the reins of Chinar Corps to Lt Gen Satish Kumar Dua at Badami Bag Cantonment. Lt Gen Dua was commissioned into the Regiment of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in December 1979 and has thus been associated with the soldiers and people of the […]

Mattoo assumes office as Advisor

SRINAGAR: Prof Amitabh Mattoo today assumed office as Advisor to the J&K Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr B B Vyas, Director General Information, Mr Zaffar Ahmad Bhat and other senior officers were present on the occasion. Born on 26 June 1962 in Srinagar, Prof Mattoo is one of India’s […]

Rahul Gandhi visits LOC areas

Balakote : Amidst high-alert, the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today visited the Mendhar and Balakote sectors of Poonch district and met the victims of recent ceasefire violation. The top Congress leader arrived in Mendhar at 11 in the morning and met the firing victims. He also met the families of those persons who were killed […]

Who Will Be The Next CS?

‘Sharma not the senior most bureaucrats in the State’ The possibility of the elevation of Financial Commissioner (Industries and Commerce) Khursheed Ganai- the 1982-batch IAS topper-, is doing  rounds in the power corridors as several ministers in the government see it as the most appropriate step to offset the embarrassment caused by Khanday’s decision. Srinagar: […]

Rising Number of Youth Taking to Militancy: Saha

SRINAGAR: Increasing number of Kashmiri youth joining militancy is a matter of concern, a top army commander said on Wednesday while talking about the strategy of Pakistan-based groups to focus on recruiting locals after their “failure” to push in foreigners. PTI quoting outgoing Commander of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha saying that “several […]

Militant Killed in Uri Gunfight, 5 Trapped

SRINAGAR: A suspected militant was killed in a gunfight with army and SOG of police in the Uri sector while five others are believed to have been trapped at a forest area in Rafiabad in Baramulla district on Wednesday. A senior defence ministry official said that army’s 46 RR along with the additional reinforcement of […]

PRO Accuses Tara of Rape, Murder & Abortion

No End to Ex Deputy CM’s Woes : Notices issued on Kewal’s plea for CBI probe to Government JAMMUS: The then PRO, Kewal Krishan Sharma ,  of the former Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, has thrown another bomb shell. In the Court today, Kewal Krishan Sharma  reiterated his allegations against Former Deputy CM and accused him […]

Agenda of Alliance ‘Dangerous Document’: BJP

Terms it a ‘new charter of bondage for Jammu’ Jammu:  The Agenda of Alliance of the ruling coalition in Jammu & Kashmir, that was made public on March 1, the day when the new State Government was formed, is now under scanner. Bharatiya Janata Party think tank and advisor to party president in Jammu and […]

India-Pak border meet on

New Delhi: Pakistan and India’s border officials will meet next month in New Delhi for a bi-annual meeting, Pakistan Rangers officials told The Express Tribune on Wednesday. “As per border ground rules 1961, a routine, biannual meeting of IG Border Security Force (BSF) and DG Pakistan Rangers is scheduled at  New Delhi from September 9 […]

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