2016 to see end of terrorism in Pakistan: Army chief

KARACHI: Pakistan Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif on Friday said 2016 will be the year of unity and eliminating terror from the country. “With the support of the nation, we will root out terrorism, crime and corruption and will make peace and justice prevalent in the country,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) quoted the army […]

UN says 980 killed in Iraq in December

The United Nations says nearly 1,000 people were killed by violence in the Arab country in December 2015. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, said in a statement Friday that the violence in the last month of 2015 claimed the lives of 980 Iraqis, up from 888 the previous month. The mission […]

Pakistan sentences nine militants to death

Military courts in Pakistan have sentenced at least nine people to death for their involvement in terror-related crimes. In a statement Friday, Pakistan’s military said that the country’s army chief, General Raheel Sharif, had confirmed the death sentences given by military courts over a series of terror attacks that killed dozens of Shia Muslims and […]

11 years on, dysfunctional Pattan trauma hospital mocks at official apathy

Srinagar: Eleven years on, the sub District Trauma hospital Pattan is yet to get operational. While paying visit to the hospital in June around this year, Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed said the hospital would be made operational on the 16th August 2015. However, even after four months have passed since the CM’s announcement there is […]

Protesting youths clash with security forces in Kashmir

Srinagar: Violent clashes were witnessed at two places in Kashmir on Friday, with stone-pelting mobs attacking security personnel who retaliated by lobbing teargas shells, officials said. In Pulwama district, about 30 km from here in south Kashmir, protests erupted immediately after the Friday prayers as a group of youth took out a protest march and […]

Police party stoned after ‘charas smuggler’ arrested

Palhalan: The religious preachers in North Kashmir Palhalan area Friday appealed youth not to target police during their operations against social evils. The appeal came after a police party came under heavy stone-pelting attack after it raided the house of a charas smuggler in Ghat Palhalan area of the Pattan town. According to the witnesses, […]

Govt assures action against teachers flouting tuition ban

SRINAGAR: Despite stringent ban on private tuition by government teachers during winter, the district education authorities have failed to implement the order as coaching centers are being run by teachers. The Education Department had issued the order, saying that action will be taken against the teacher found violating the rule. The decision was taken to […]

Navroz omission as holiday has hurt Shia community: NC

SRINAGAR: National Conference on Friday expressed disappointment and shock over the omission of “Navroz” as an official holiday in a list of holidays released by the General Administration Department (GAD) of the J&K Government and said this omission was not only a sign of the Government’s insensitivity towards a particular community but also yet again […]

DG compliments JKP for good performance in 2015

JAMMU: Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has said that Jammu and Kashmir Police would explore new areas to improve functioning of police in the State.  He said that efficient strategy needs to be formulated to meet bigger challenges during the days to come.    Rajendra was interacting with the Inspectors General of […]

Dorjay bereaved, Cooperative Deptt condoles

JAMMU: A condolence meeting was convened by Registrar Cooperative Societies in the Cooperative Office Complex, Rajinder Nagar, Bantalab, Jammu for condoling the demise of  Tsewang Rigzin, the elder brother of Minister for Cooperatives, Chering Dorjay. The participants observed 2 minute silence and prayed for peace to the departed soul. The participants expressed their solidarity in […]