UN Chief Plans Kashmir Talks

SRINAGAR: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is mulling the option of talking to senior officials from India and Pakistan on the situation in Kashmir and will see how things can be improved on the ground, his spokesperson has said. Guterres “will talk to different officials if it helps (to) move the process along. That’s something that […]

Valley Shuts Against Pulwama Killings

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Valley on Friday observed a complete shutdown against killing of two civilians during a gunfight in Padgampora village of South Kashmir on Thursday. The joint resistance leadership had called for a state-wide shutdown on today in response to the killings. Two local militants and two civilians were killed in Padgampora village of […]

Govt Repeats: People Urged To Stay Away From Encounter Sites

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Friday appealed the people to stay away from counter-insurgency operation sites for their own safety. The Div expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Aamir Nazir and Jalaludin in Pulwama. He said his heart goes out to the families of the bereaved, an official spokesperson said. […]

‘Forces Lauded For Dealing with Threats’

SRINAGAR: In the back drop of several incidents of violence in Kashmir valley, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security situation of Jammu and Kashmir. Sources said that the top officials of home ministry attended the meeting. “Singh was briefed on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Minister Lauded security forces for […]

Army Chief’s ‘Threat’ Adopted As State Policy: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani on Friday while blaming government of India for continuous “bloodshed” in the state, said that the state administration has virtually “given its nod” to army chief’s “intimidation against innocent civilians and approved it as their state policy”. In a statement issued here, condemning the two civilian killings in Pulwama […]

Intra-district Fight In Bandipora Over Indoor Stadium

Bandipora: The locals of Bandipora town have threatened to launch an agitation against J&K government over establishing of Indoor stadium in Sumbal part of the district. The Union minister of state for youth affairs and sports, Vijay Goel, recently announced a special development package of Rs 200 crore for sports in Jammu and Kashmir which […]

Kunan Event Ban: SHRC Puts Govt On Notice After ‘Support Group’ Petition

Srinagar: A ‘Support Group for Justice’ for Kunan mass rapes victims has approached the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC to challenge the denial of permission for an event on 23rd February 2017, commemorating the Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day. A statement issued by rights defender group, JKCCS, said that on 9th March 2017 the group pleaded […]

PDP, BJP Appoint Their Functionaries As VCs of PSUs

JAMMU: The PDP and BJP parties, which are running a coalition government in J&K, have appointed sixteen (16) top party functionaries as Vice-Chairpersons (VCs) of several Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) on a consolidated monthly salary of Rs 80,000/- (Eighty Thousand only) in addition to perks and allowances admissible under relevant rules to be borne by […]

Fresh Snowfall Drapes Valley In White

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley received fresh mid-March snowfall during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday while as intermittent rains continued for fourth consecutive day on Friday. The weatherman has predicted more rains over the state in next 24 hours. However, the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed due to the slippery conditions of road at Ramban. The […]

Lok Sabha By-Polls: 27 Lakh Voters Registered in Srinagar, Anantnag Constituencies

JAMMU: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K Shantmanu on Friday informed that by-elections to Lok Sabha constituencies of Srinagar and Anantnag would be held on April 9 and April 12, 2017. He sought maximum participation of voters in the polling. The CEO further informed that the notification for Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies would be issued […]

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