Colonel Killed in Kupwara Gunbattle

Reinforcements rushed, choppers pressed into service KUPWARA: A Commanding Officer of army was killed while a soldier and a policeman were injured in the ongoing gunbattle with militants in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. As already reported army’s 41 RR and para-commandos intercepted the group of Lashkar-e-Taiba militants Monday evening in the Behak forest area near […]

National Conference Memorandum: An example of politicking over politics;

The National Conference- the major opposition party of the state of Jammu and Kashmir-  Monday presented a memorandum to the Governor, N N Vohra. The memorandum highlighted the divisive forces at work in the state and underscored the PDP-BJP coalition government’s performance and governance deficit, among other things. The party sought the Governor’s intervention based […]

High Court Orders Police to File Chargesheet In Sadrakoot Massacre

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday ordered SHO Sumbal Police Station to file a chargesheet in the Sadrakoot massacre by 24th November, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) said in a statement. “Today Justice Hasnain Masoodi, Jammu and Kashmir High Court, ordered SHO, Sumbal Police Station to file a chargesheet in the 5 […]

‘Bandipore Incident being Probed’

Guilty will be Punished: DGP SRINAGAR: Stating that stern action will be taken against those involved in “unlawful activities”, the Director General of Police K Rajendra Tuesday said that the police were investigating the Bandipore incident and the guilty will be punished as per the law. “We don’t hesitate to take stern action against those […]

Army Denies Thrashing Residents

Srinagar: Army has denied media reports that its personnel were involved  in thrashing up locals in a Bandipore village on Monday that caused serious injuries to five residents. Giving its version of the events an army spokesman Tuesday said: “A joint search operation was launched by Army and the SOG based on information about presence […]

PDP MP: Gowhar Died in Target Killing

Says, there is no accountability in the state  SRINAGAR:  Demanding the immediate removal of CRPF camp located at HMT Srinagar, Member Parliament and senior People’s Democratic Party leader Tariq Hameed Kara Tuesday said that if residents are to be believed a CRPF officer in civvies had laid a trap for Gowhar Nazir and it surely […]

Murder:Cry Students,Family of Adnan Gilkar

Demand Arrest of Teacher Involved SRINAGAR: Students of Government Polytechnic College accompanied by family members of Adnan Hilal, staged a protest here, demanding justice to the family of their 17-year-old class fellow, who committed suicide after being declared ‘failed’ in an examination that he eventually passed on re-evaluation four months after his death. Distressed after […]

Buoyed by central package J&K eyes foreign investments

Drabu seeks public-private participation with land as equity for builders and developers Dubai: Jammu and Kashmir expects the recently announced federal package of Rs 80,000 Crore ($12 billion) to rekindle interest among foreign investors, state’s finance minister Haseeb Drabu said on Tuesday.  “The new government is in place and they have done a lot of […]

Contractors allege SKIMS of ‘favouritism’

Srinagar: Contractors have accused the Engineering department of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) for allotting the contracts of sewage treatment plant to a “favourite” contractor, despite three having submitted tenders. A delegation of contractors told KNS that the Chief Engineer SKIMS had advertised three tenders under NIT No.s 12, 16, 22 at different dates […]

Cabinet Meeting on Thursday

SRINAGAR: Cabinet meeting is taking place on 19th of November at 11am in the civil secretariat Jammu, official sources said Tuesday. “Middle rank administration officers are likely to be transferred along with District level transfers in Police department as well,” the sources informed. Possibly, this could be the last Cabinet Meeting chaired by CM Mufti […]

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