Modi Visit: Ground-To-Air Security Put In Place

SRINAGAR: Amid heightened security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 9.28 km long Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sunday. Separatist leadership has called for a complete shutdown against the visit and the strike call has been supported by the militant combine ‘United Jihad Council’ (UJC). UJC Chief Syed Salahuddin in a statement […]

CM Says, Will Talk With ‘Stone Pelters’

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Saturday said that the government will try to talk with the youth involved in stone-pelting. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function at Dak Bunglow Anantnag, Mehbooba said, “the process to talk to stone pelters that got stopped in the past will be resumed again and […]

ED Raids City Business House

SRINAGAR: Enforcement Directorate Saturday raided offices and other premises of a Kashmiri businessman here in posh Rajbagh area of Srinagar city and seized bank records and other important documents. CNS quoting reliable sources reported- that based on specific inputs, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted search operations at four company offices and the residence of an […]

Govt Opens Doors for New Liquor Shops

SRINAGAR: Despite BJP ruled states enforcing a crackdown on meat and liquor, the PDP-BJP government in Kashmir is set to issue fresh licences for opening liquor vends in the un-served areas. Following the High Court directions to notify new policy, excise department of Jammu and Kashmir notified a new excise policy for the year 2017-18 […]

Shiv Sena Seeks Closure of Meat Shops

Jammu: Taking cue from Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Sena has started a campaign in Jammu demanding closure of all alleged “illegal” meat shops in Jammu region. Saffron organisations led by Shiv Sena and Dogra Front have begun talking to the traders and other organisations for starting a full-fledged agitation against the alleged illegal meat shops in […]

ECI Takes Note of SSC Advertisement

JAMMU: Taking a serious note of an advertisement issued by the Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSSC) in some newspapers on Saturday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has called for putting all the activities highlighted in the said advertisement on hold in view of the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). […]

Violence Only Response To People’s Protest: JKCCS

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) –a Srinagar based rights defender group – on Saturday said that at least 16 civilians were killed in the past three months of this year. According to the statement, the JKCCS said, “In the first three months of this year, at least 14 civilians have been shot […]

No Quality Control Of Drugs In JK

SRINAGAR: Despite reports of inferior quality and expired drugs being used in government hospitals, the health department has remained inactive on the quality of drugs supplied to state-run hospitals. Sources in the health department said that in fact, whole drug market in the state is under the dragnet of poor-quality drugs. “There is a deep-rooted […]

Chadoora Shuts for 4th Day

CHADOORA: A complete shutdown was observed in Chadoora areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on the fourth consecutive day against the killing of three civilians and a militant in forces’ firing on Tuesday. Reports said that all shops and business establishments are closed in Chadoora, Wathora and Nagam villages while public transport if off the […]

Justice Ahmed Takes Oath As CJ

JAMMU: Governor N N Vohra administered Oath of Office to Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed as Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at an impressive Oath Ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan here on Saturday. The Warrant of Appointment of Justice Ahmed as Chief Justice of the J&K High Court was read out […]

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