369191 Gun Licenses Issued In Last 15 Yrs

JAMMU: More than 3 lakh 60 thousand gun licenses have been issued in Jammu and Kashmir during the last fifteen years, therefore next to India’s most populous Uttar Pradesh. According to an official report of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, various Deputy Commissioners (DCs) especially those who have served in various districts in Jammu […]

Masarat Alam Booked Under New Case

BARAMULLA:  Incarcerated Hurriyat Conference (G) Secretary General (III) and Muslim League (ML) chairperson, Masarat Alam Bhat, was on Thursday booked under a new FIR No 158/2016 registered in Baramulla police station. A spokesperson of ML said that even thought Masarat was in jail during 2016, even then a case has been registered against him. “How […]

On Gupkar, SBM Employees Teargassed, Scores Detained

SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday used tear smoke shells and batons to disperse the Saakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) employees after tried to march towards Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence. Chanting anti-government slogans, the protesting SBM employees were demanding regularization of their services. The SBM employees earlier assembled at Lal Chowk and tried to march towards […]

Families Of Electrocuted PDD Men Demand Compensation

SRINAGAR: The families of two PDD labourers, who were electrocuted on March 05, Thursday staged protest against the government for ‘failing to provide any compensation to them’. Notably, on March 05, one labourer was electrocuted to death while another was critically injured, after they were hit by electric shock while repairing the wire near Budshah […]

Rajanth Only Sent Forces, Bullets and Pellets In 2016: Hurriyat

SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani, on Thursday said that “India was not sincere” about finding a peaceful and lasting solution to Kashmir issue. While reacting to the statement of the union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, the Hurriyat Conference said, “the Indian government is yet to accept that Kashmir was ‘a […]

Trade Body Alleges Harassment By Tax Deptt

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCC&I) on Thursday said that the business fraternity was being harassed by various departments/wings of the state government. “Revenue collection at the closing of the financial year seems to be a bigger priority than the fragile condition of the state’s business community who are reeling from losses […]

Drabu To Head Empowered Committee of FMs

NEW DELHI: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu has been appointed Chairman of the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of the North Zone. According to a communiqué issued by the Inter-State Council Secretariat here, Dr Drabu will be heading the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi […]

Srinagar to get football stadium as per FIFA norms

SRINAGAR :  Bakshi Stadium is all set to be developed as a modern football stadium as per the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) norms at an estimated cost of Rs 48 crore. This was stated at a meeting convened by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, to take stock of State Sports Council activities. […]

Traffic cop filmed taking bribe for wearing ‘Pehran’ from Trucker

SRINAGAR:  In a bizarre move a traffic police officer is seen in a viral video on social networking, confidently demanding a bribe from a trucker at some unknown location. While confronting the police officer for having all the requisite documents, the trucker argues why to pay the bribe. However, in a shameful reply, the traffic […]

Why KSL is Debated For Wrong Reasons on Social Media

Srinagar:  Some cricket enthusiasts from Kashmir living in Dubai, who initiated ‘Kashmir Super League’ on the model of Indian and Pakistani versions last year aimed not only at satiating their cricketing appetite but also to provide Kashmiri diaspora spread across United Arab Emirates (UAE) an opportunity to come together.  Within no time the initiative got […]

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