Rajnath meets JKP constable

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today met Mohd Salim, the constable of Jammu and Kashmir police who was injured in an encounter with Pakistan terrorists in the state on August 27.The Home Minister met the constable at AIIMS, where he was admitted after being injured in the encounter.During his meeting with the constable, […]

Nocturnal raids, arrests spark skirmishes in Nowhatta

ISIS flag-wavers under police radar: Official SRINAGAR: Nocturnal raids in the old city sparked protests and clashes between youth and police on Saturday morning. According to the reports, police arrested many youth during nocturnal raids in Nowhatta and Gojwara area sparking night protests.  Eyewitnesses said that several youth were dragged out from their houses during […]

Dogs on prowl, 6 school children attacked in Lasjan

2100 cases of dog bites reported every month: Official PULWAMA: Stray dogs Saturday attacked half a dozen school-going kids in Lasjan area in the outskirts of Srinagar city. The attacks created panic among the parents while locals alleged that such attacks have become the order of the day and no measures were being taken to […]

PDP halqa president arrested for molestation bid

KUPWARA: Police are investigating an alleged molestation bid by a halqa president in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district belonging to the ruling coalition partner People’s Democratic Party (PDP) here today.   According to the police sources, a lady (name withheld) lodged a complaint against one Shabir Ahmad Lone s/o late Mohammad Yusuf Lone and Fayaz Ahmad […]

Shopian woman set alight in critical condition

SHOPIAN: A young woman identified as Shokey Jan, 24, was allegedly set ablaze by her in-laws Friday afternoon injuring her critically. She is battling with her life in the SMHS Burn Ward. Married to Ajaz Ahmad Sheikh of Nadigam in the South Kashmir’s Shopian district, the woman, according to her brother, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din, was initially […]

Include specially-abled children in mainstream: Akhtar

LEH: On his extensive tour of Leh district, Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, Saturday visited a hostel meant for specially-abled children at Chushot.  He interacted with the children and enquired about the facilities available there. Akhtar appreciated the efforts of the local school education department for developing such a facility for the specially-abled children.  He […]

Zargar is new SMC commissioner

SRINAGAR:  Showkat Ahmad Zargar Saturday assumed charge as Municipal Commissioner and after a brief introductory meeting with his staff reviewed various works besides sought report on sanitation, building permissions and illegal constructions. The Commissioner said improvement in the solid waste management, drainage and sewerage system besides beautification of Srinagar city were on his wishlist. Zargar […]

HM commander’s video puts police on tenterhooks

SRINAGAR: The repeated release of videos by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani asking youngsters to join the fight for establishing a ‘khilafat’ (Islamic empire) in the region has put police on tenterhooks with top cops conducting a brainstorming session to counter the new wave of militancy in the Valley.  “We are establishing all angles related […]

Smriti assures will look into PMSSS ‘mess’

‘Am personally looking into problems of Kashmiri students’  NEW DELHI: Days after a Noida based university have expelled at least 30 students from Jammu and Kashmir who were admitted for various course under the PMSSS scheme, the Union Minister for Human Resources and Development Simriti Irani Saturday said she will look into the complaints. “We […]

Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction: UN

GENEVA: Satellite images confirm the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria’s Palmyra, the United Nations said on Friday, after international condemnation of the act claimed by the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group. The UN Training and Research Agency (UNITAR) said its satellite programme had compared images of the site taken on June 26 […]