Pakistan Has ‘Illegally Occupied’ Our Territory: India At UNHRC

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir is an “integral part” of India and Pakistan has “illegally occupied a part of our territory”, said India’s permanent representative to United Nations, Ajit Kumar, on Thursday. “The neutrality of the phrase ‘Indian Administered Kashmir’ is, therefore, artificial,” Kumar said at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in […]

Novelist Shahnaz Bashir wins “Talent of the Year” Award

SRINAGAR:- Celebrated writer Shahnaz Bashir has won “Talent of the Year” Award for 2017. The Citizen’s “Talent of the Year” is given to a young person who shows “signs of extraordinary talent” in the creative sphere. The award was constituted by the independent online daily – The Citizen in 2016 with a young photographer being the first recipient. Shahnaz […]

Residents Rush To Save Trapped Militants, 2 Killed

SRINAGAR: Two civilians were killed and scores others were injured when residents came out of their homes and clashed with armed forces who had laid seige of their village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday after a tip off that militants were present there. Contingents of forces which included army soldiers, CRPF personnel, SOG and […]

2016 Uprising: Army’s 2 Brigades Part Of ‘Op Calmdown’ Moved Out

NEW DELHI: The Army has moved out two additional infantry brigades deployed in Kashmir in September following massive anti-India uprising after popular Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani’s killing in July last year. “We moved in these troops when the situation warranted it. We have pulled them out when the situation so warranted,” an Army official […]

‘Don’t Drag Families Into Conflict’: ‘DG Police Has Understood This Now’

SRINAGAR: In response to the Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief’s remarks asking militants “not to drag” families of cops into the conflict and instead face the armed forces on ground, umbrella of local militant outfits, United Jihad Council (UJC), on Thursday said, “militants have been telling the same from day one while the Director General […]

Aadhar Not Mandatory To Get Rations Till June 2017

JAMMU: J&K Government on Thursday said that Aadhar Card is not mandatory for consumers to get their ration quota till June 2017. Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Thursday said that some complaints were received where consumers were asked to furnish Aadhar Card details to get ration from various […]

‘Political Dialogue, Good Governance Can Get JK Out of Morass’

JAMMU: British Deputy High Commissioner to India, Dr Alexander Evans called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here on Wednesday evening. During the meeting, they discussed emerging political and socio economic developments in the State, an official spokesperson said. The Deputy High Commissioner was accompanied by Alex Pykett, First Secretary and Deepjyoti Barman, Senior Political […]

‘Weather To Improve From Sunday’

SRINAGAR: On the third consecutive day, the intermittent snowfall on Thursday continued in higher reaches of the Valley while the weather remained cloudy in plains throughout the day. However, the 300 km long Srinagar-Jammu highway continued to remain closed for the second consecutive day today. The highway was closed by the authorities on Tuesday evening […]

Roshni Scheme: ‘Culprits Roaming Free’

SRINAGAR: The probe into the alleged bungling in the Roshni Scheme has been allegedly shelved by the government. The government had assured many times that probe will be held in the Roshni Scheme scam. “Despite that no initiative has been taken by the government to unveil the facts and punish the culprits involved into the […]

Day 9: NHM Employees Extend Strike To 48 Hours

SRINAGAR: NHM employees association has further extended their strike call for 48 hours throughout the state. It is pertinent to mention that the NHM employees are observing strike from 1 March throughout the state demanding their regularization of services. Notably, the Association has earlier met Health Minister of state Asiya Naqash and Mission Director, NHM J&K […]

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