Anti-encroachment drive launched in Bijbehara

Anantnag: A massive anti-encroachment drive was Tuesday launched in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district  On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Dr Syed Aabid Shah, the Tehsildar Bijbehara, Sajad Ahmad Wani along with a team of revenue officers and police officials of Bijbehara police station  undertook a special anti encroachment drive in Wagama […]

CPEC Can Be Extended To J&K: China

SRINAGAR: Insisting that China has remained “neutral on the India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir”, an opinion copy that appeared in one of the leading Chinese newspapers says that economic ties lack any consequence on its disputed status or the sovereignty of India or Pakistan. It insists that the dispute over Kashmir should be settled peacefully with […]

NHM Employees Teargassed, Dozens Arrested, Injured

SRINAGAR: J&K Police on Tuesday resorted to pepper gas spray on the NHM employees and arrested dozens. The NHM employees were on strike for the 7th consecutive day today outside the Press Enclave Srinagar demanding regularization and redressal of other demands. The employees said that the police used “indecent and abusive language” with the women […]

Contractor’s Murder: Papa Kishtwari Was Armed,Says Police Officer

SRINAGAR: A case related to the murder and disappearance of a contractor involving infamous government gunman Papa Kishtwari was listed before the court of 4th Additional Session Judge here in Srinagar on Tuesday. The three accused Ghulam Muhammad Lone alias Papa Kishtwari, Ghulam Rasool Ganaie and Khurshid Ahmed Ganaie against whom an FIR vide number 16/2007 under […]

Rains Lash Kashmir Plains, Snow In Higher Reaches

SRINAGAR: Plains of Kashmir Valley on Tuesday experienced intermittent rainfall while upper reaches experience fresh snow even as MeT Department predicted three days of widespread rains and snow in the region. According to MeT Department here, light rainfall lashed Kashmir Valley since morning and continued throughout the day intermittently. Reports said fresh snowfall occurred in […]

People Resistance Forces Men In Uniform To Call Off Search Op

PULWAMA: Forces on Monday night called off their operation against ‘hiding militants’ when people in large number hit to roads and resorted to stone-pelting in Newa area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Sources told news agency CNS that after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in Lonepora Newa area, 55 Rashtriya Rifles, SOG of […]

‘Women Reduced To Objects For Fulfilling National Interests’

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) and Kashmir University (KU) Tuesday jointly organised a ‘Round Table Conference’ on the eve of International Women’s Day. The conference according to the statement issued to KNS was aimed to highlight the “Challenges to Women’s Socio- Economic Empowerment in Kashmir”. The discussion was prefaced with […]

‘Antibiotic Misuse Killing Patients In JK’

SRINAGAR: Raising concern over rampant misuse of antibiotics in Jammu and Kashmir (JK), Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Tuesday said that this is responsible for unprecedented levels of antibiotic resistance which is killing patients. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that patients are dying from antibiotic-resistant bacteria because of misuse of antibiotics. […]

NC Urges ECI To Stop Delimitation of Panchayats  

JAMMU: Describing the ongoing delimitation of Panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir as “sham”, National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday urged the Election Commission of India to intervene and “prevent the subversion and murder of democracy in the sensitive state”. “Hugely motivated by political considerations to suit the ruling PDP-BJP coalition partners, […]

Acute Shortage Of Essentials Persists In Valley

SRINAGAR: Despite tall claims by the government and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) on stock position in the Valley, Kashmir Valley has been facing acute shortage of sugar and flour from past many months. There is no flour and sugar at CAPD depots while government is mum, reluctant to take responsibility for shortage. “There […]

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