‘GoI Authorizes 4,949 More Pellet Guns For Kashmir’

SRINAGAR: The Government of India (GoI) has authorized 4949 more pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir. This, despite the fact, that both PDP led state government and BJP led union government had promised to restrict use of pellet guns against civilian protesters and explore other options. However, in January, it made fresh authorisation of 4,949 […]

NHM Employees Demand Regularisation of Services, Get Batons

SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday baton charged the doctors and paramedics engaged under National Health Mission (NHM) scheme of government of India who were demanding regularisation of their services. The protesting employees who are on a 72-hr-long strike since Wednesday at Pratap Park in Srinagar raised massive anti-government slogans. The protesting employees said, “we have on […]

Mess of Education: ‘Naeem Akhtar Prepared Transfer List Creates Chaos’

SRINAGAR: The J&K government on Thursday said that it can reverse its own order of mass transfers affected from March Ist this year. Education Minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari, appealed Teachers’ community not to panic over the recent mass transfer order issued by Directorate of School Education Kashmir. The Minister said, “there is scope of modifications […]

People Make Army Men Pay Compensation After Accident

PULWAMA: In a rare case, people in South Kashmir on Thursday made Indian army soldiers pay compensation after their vehicle hit a passenger vehicle and damaged it. The army personnel were part of an “administrative convoy” while driving through Pulwama where they had to pool money to compensate the losses that a local driver incurred […]

2016 United All Sections As Never Before: Civil Society

SRINAGAR: Sharply reacting to the report prepared by Union ministry of home affairs as how to “contain situation in Kashmir”, a Kashmir civil society pressure group, Kashmir Centre For Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) on Thursday while dismissing the report said that it deserves for once again giving a recipe to its agencies for manipulating […]

2006 Fake Encounter: Non-bailable Warrant Issued Against SP Parihar

BANDIPORA: A local court in north Kashmir district of Bandipora has issued a non-bailable warrant against a former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) involved in alleged fake encounter of a person in 2006. The non-bailable warrant has been issued by Principal District and Sessions Judge Bandipora against the former SSP Hans Raj Parihar after he […]

2 Kashmiris ‘Crushed’ To Death In Banihal

BANIHAL: In a late night accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway two persons, according to police, died when a truck and a trawler collided with each other. The accident was reported from Sherbibi Nachalana area of Banihal. Families of the duo, however, alleged that they were murdered. Massive protests erupted at Banihal after people learned that two […]

‘HM Militant Arrested In Awantipora’

SRINAGAR: A joint team of Police and security forces arrested an HM militant in Gulzarpora area of Awantipora, police said on Thursday. “Acting on a tip off regarding the presence of militants in Awantipora and Pulwama areas, Awantipora Police, Pulwama Police, CRPF and Army laid multiple joint Nakas at different places. During the naka checking, […]

‘Islam will be largest religion in the world by 2070’

LONDON: Islam is the only religion growing faster than the world’s population, and it will be the largest in the world by 2070, research has found.  US-based Pew Research Centre analysed demographic change among the world’s major religions and found that the world’s population of Muslims will grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2050, compared […]

No Ban On Wearing Turban During Exam: BOSE

SRINAGAR: The Board of School Education (BOSE) has denied reports that there is any ban on wearing of turban by Sikh students during examinations in the state. A spokesperson of the BOSE said that a fake and fabricated post has been displayed over Social Media (Facebook) by some mischief mongers under the name and banner […]

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