Political Uncertainty Hampering Progress: Mufti

Pitches for dialogue with separatists and Pakistan SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Friday pitched for dialogue with separatists as well as with Pakistan, saying the state’s development is hampered by the political uncertainty. “I strongly believe that all issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved amicably by engaging in a meaningful dialogue,” he […]

Wamiq Farooq Murder Case:Fresh Warrants Issued Against Accused Cops

SRINAGAR:  A Srinagar court on Friday issued non-bailable warrant against two accused cops in Wamiq Farooq murder case.     Hearing the lawyer representing the family of Wamiq Farooq (Class 7th student) who was killed during 2010 public unrest, Forest Magistrate Srinagar, B A Munshi directed Senior Superintendent Police Srinagar to arrest the two accused […]

No ‘Material Evidence’ of Indian Hand: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s advisor on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has said the dossiers on India’s alleged involvement in Pakistan’s unrest have no “material evidence” but only narrative to protect witnesses. Aziz addressed the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Thursday. The Dawn reported that Aziz said the dossiers instead contained the “pattern and […]

40k Teachers Without Salaries for Last Four Months: EJAC

SRINAGAR:- Notwithstanding the claims of Government that salaries of SSA teachers are being regularly released, J&K Teachers Forum President Friday claimed that 40,000 teachers were not paid the salaries from last four months. Teachers forum has threatened to take to streets to protest what it described as anti-teacher approach of the state government. While out rightly […]

HC Blasts Govt. for Hiring Kin As PRO’s

Strictures passed against then SSP Jammu JAMMU:  In a significant judgment, Justice Tashi Rabstan of J&K High Court Jammu wing directed the State Government to frame some standard criteria for engagement of PROs by the ministers and other higher-ups. Passing order on a writ petition filed by one Prof. S.K. Bhalla, he also directed the […]

SOG of JK Police ‘Created Illegally’: JKCCS

SRINAGAR: Srinagar based Human Rights defender group, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies (JKCCS) Friday alleged that the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police has been “illegally created, and draws support for its criminal activities through the State and its functionaries”. “There exists no ‘creation order’ for the Special Operations […]

3 CRPF Men, 2 Civilians Hurt in Blast

SRINAGAR: Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men and two civilians were injured in a grenade explosion on Friday in Pampor’s Kadalbal area, police said. The blast occurred early on Friday on a CRPF patrolling party near J&K Bank in Kadlabal Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu Highway, a police official said. Talking to KNS P.R.O CRPF Ashish […]

Firing Rattles Kupwara Forests

SRINAGAR:- Heavy gunfire and artillery shelling rattled from Kupwara forests on Friday where a joint search operation launched by army’s 41 RR and SOG entered the eighth day. Sources said that militants escaped into the Manigah forests in Hyhama area of frontier district on 17th November for the third time in a week killing an Indian […]

Mysterious blast in Bandipore

Bandipore: One person was injured in a mysterious explosion in Bandipore district last evening. A Police spokesperson said that Shabir Ahmad Dar (25) son of Akram Dar resident of Chingpora Banyari found some explosive device while extracting sand from river Jehlum which exploded in his right hand, resulting in injuries to him. The injured was […]

Minor hurt in explosion

SRINAGAR:- Police Friday said that a 10-year-old boy sustained severe injuries Thursday evening while fiddling with an explosive device hidden under sand in Banyari village of Bandipora district. Divulging details police said the boy identified as Shabir Ahmed, s/o Mohammad Shafi of Banyari sustained severe injuries when he played with some device he found under sand […]

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