Traders Accuse ST Officials ‘Harrasment’, Stage Protest

Srinagar: Hundreds of traders from Maisuma, Gowkadal, Red Cross Road and Exchange Road Saturday staged a demonstration near Akhara Building here to protest against what they called harassment by officials of the Sales Tax Department. The protesting traders claimed that sales tax officials were raiding their shops and stores and levying hefty fines on all […]

Why politics may deprive JK of smart city?

SRINAGAR: The release of smart city list by the Central government, which does not include Srinagar, has sparked a heated debate in the Kashmir Valley. Government of India on Friday announced a list of 98 smart cities that would be developed in the country. The state of Jammu and Kashmir was conspicuous by its absence […]

Over 700 Minors Booked Under PSA: Report

SRINAGAR: More than 700 minors in Kashmir Valley have been booked under the Public Safety Act in a clear contradiction with the amendment on 28th March 2013 bringing into effect the Jammu & Kashmir (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2013 which bars the detention of persons under the age of 18 years under this […]

‘No detention policy’ a litmus test for Govt run schools

Srinagar: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar’s , instructions to  educational institutions to do away with the practice of barring the students from appearing in 10th and 12th class examinations by screening through the dreaded ‘Golden Test has put life into the rule for no detention policy on the basis of soi-disant ‘Golden Test’. Through this instruction,  the […]

Blast Inside Army Camp, 12 Injured

PULWAMA: At least 12 army personnel were injured when a shell went off with a big bang during a training exercise at army’s pre-induction school inside an army base in Khrew area of the district.   The critically wounded seven soldiers were airlifted for advanced treatment soon after the ‘accidental’ blast. According to reports, the […]

US NSA Visiting Pak Today

Days After Collapse Of India-Pak Talks  ISLAMABAD: U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is expected to pay a day-long visit to Pakistan on Sunday for discussions on various bilateral and regional issues, officials said here on Saturday. Ms. Rice is expected to hold important talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over a host of issues. […]

20,000 to Appear for CSC Exam Today

SRINAGAR: As many as 20,180 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir are all set to appear  in the  J&K Combined Services Competitive Examination scheduled to be held on  Sunday in 26 centers across  the state (11 in Srinagar and 15 in Jammu).  Given the scale, the government has instructed all relevant departments to be ready and […]

3 held for rape in Jammu

JAMMU: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a girl of Poonch district, police said here on Saturday. Shavaiz Iqbal, Shakeel Ahmed, both drivers, and Zaffar Iqbal, an engineer, all belonging to Rajouri district, were arrested from Jammu yesterday, police said. The girl’s father had lodged a complaint at Surankote police station […]

Bhat is Ameer Jama’t for 4th time

Srinagar: Party veteran Ghulam Muhammad Bhat was elected as the new Ameer of Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir in the election held at party headquarters here on Saturday. “Ghulam Muhammad Bhat was elected as president of the organization under the patronage of election commission nominated by the organization. Out of 125 votes polled by Numaindigaan (Council […]

2 month long Amarnath Yatra concludes

Srinagar: The nearly two-month-long Amarnath Yatra concluded peacefully on Saturday, with 3.52 lakh pilgrims having visited the Himalayan cave shrine. The annual pilgrimage, undertaken by Hindu devotees to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, concluded on the occasion of Shravan Purnima, amid chanting of hymns in the spiritual ambience of south Kashmir Himalayas. Governor N. […]

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