Pulwama: Thousands Join Militant Funerals

SRINAGAR: Thousands of people turned out to bid farewell to the two slain militantsMonday in Southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Two Hizbul-Mujahideen militants were killed in Padgampora village in Awantipora area of Pulwama district on Sunday in a military ambush. The massive funerals later turned into a pro-freedom marches and as government forces intervened, fierce clashes […]

7 HM Men Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Police on Monday claimed to have busted a module of Hizbul Mujahideen by arresting seven suspected militants in Kashmir who were allegedly tasked to disrupt the upcoming Lok Sabha by-polls. The arrests were made in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, 70 kms off here, ahead of by-polls in Anantnag and Srinagar due in April. “We […]

‘How Can You Vote After Joining Funerals’

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, on Monday said that it was “unethical and unjustified” to participate in elections after joining  the funerals of militants. He, however, said, “youth of Kashmir lay their lives to end the age-old slavery of their nation”. Paying tributes to the two slain militants in Padgampora encounter, Geelani said, […]

SC Asks Centre, JK Govt; ‘Are Muslims In J&K A Minority?’

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government to “sit together” and decide contentious issues including the question whether Muslims can be treated as minority in the state.  A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul asked both […]

Man, 40, Volunteers To Donate His One Eye For A Pellet Victim

SRINAGAR: In 2016 summer when pellets rained over the protesters in valley, the sight of losing the sight was all over. The toll of blind was increasing every day when the merciless pellets continued to perch the eyeballs. The hospitals, streets, homes presented heart wrenching story. The Southern parts of Kashmir were the worst hit. […]

Arrest Spree Deplorable: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who has been put under house arrest for the past more than two weeks on Monday paid rich tributes to the two slain militants, Shafi Ahmad and Farooq Ahmad, who were killed in Padgampora on Sunday. “It greatly pains that our youth who are the future of […]

LC Elections: PDP, NC Finalise Candidates

SRINAGAR: As the date for filing nominations papers for Legislative Council elections nears, the unionist political parties are finalizing the names of the candidates who will contest the polls to become members of the Upper House. PDP and National Conference have finalised names of their candidates to file nominations for LC elections, Congress party will […]

Govt Sets Fee Structure For Aadhaar Services

JAMMU: With the aim to streamline the working of the various Aadhaar Services, the Government on Monday notified the fee structure which shall be charged by the service providers for providing various Aadhaar Services to the people at the Enrolment Centres. According to an order issued by the Government, there will be no fee for […]

Criteria for Newspaper Classification Okayed

JAMMU: The maiden meeting of the Empanelment Committee constituted by the State Government in June 2015 for empanelment of fresh newspapers and periodicals for release of official advertisements met here on Monday under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner Information, B B Vyas. The members of the Empanelment Committee including Director Information, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, […]

Govt Office Timings Changed In Valley

SRINAGAR: According to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, office timings in all the Government offices and institutions in Kashmir valley except in educational institutes shall be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   These timings shall come into effect from April 1, 2017 and will remain operative up to October 31, 2017. Accordingly, all the heads […]