Shutdown Call Evokes Mixed Response

Srinagar—The shutdown called by ‘Joint Resistance Leadership’ against the arrest of seven Hurriyat leaders by National Investigating Agency evoked a mixed response here in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday. Old Srinagar city remained shut due to restrictions imposed by authorities while in uptown barring city centre Lal Chowk majority of the shops were seen open while […]

Drama at Srinagar Airport:State Govt Caught Off Guard, Says Report

Srinagar: State government, Jammu and Kashmir police and even the state Intelligence Bureau (IB) were caught off-guard, only coming to know from TV news that seven Hurriyat leaders were being flown to Delhi, a news channel reported. “Jammu and Kashmir government was reluctant to allow the seven arrested Hurriyat leaders to be moved to Delhi […]

NIA-like Approach Will Not Resolve Problem: CCG

Srinagar—The ‘Concerned Citizens Group’ led by former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha still believes dialogue is  the only way forward in Kashmir and issues like Kashmir cannot be resolved by arrests and harsh methods. The group which will be undertaking yet another visit of Srinagar early next month to push for dialogue and update itself with […]

HC Concerned About Condition of Roads

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir high court has directed teams of lawyers, who were directed to “inspect and oversee” the conditions of various roads in Kashmir Valley, to remain present before it on August 30. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by Civil Society Tral through advocate G N Shaheen, a division bench of Chief Justice, […]

HC asks Govt:How Many Complaints Received Against ‘Overcharging’ Docs?

Srinagar:—How many complaints have been received against doctors for overcharging patients during 2016 and 2017, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court asked government on Tuesday and directed it to file a ‘better affidavit’ in this regard.   The direction was passed by a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durez Ahmad and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey […]

Rs27 Crore Housing Board Scam:Court anguished at non-filing of status report

Jammu:—A Division Bench of the State High Court has expressed anguish over the non-filing of the Action Taken Report (ATR) by the state Govt  with regard to the action taken into the preliminary enquiry report submitted by the committee of officers constituted to probe Rs.27 crore scam in J&K Housing Board. After hearing Advocate Sheikh […]

Militants Escape Forces Naka in Bandipora

Bandipora— A brief exchange of fire took place between government forces and militants in Bandipora district late last night, police said Tuesday. A joint party of the Army and police signalled a taxi to stop at Bandipora late last night during routine checking, a police official said. He said the driver of the vehicle ignored […]

Pak Suspends LoC Trade for Week

Srinagar— Pakistan Administered Kashmir government on Monday suspended the cross-LoC trade along the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route. Sources said that the authorities in PaK have sent a letter to authorities on this side of the LoC saying the trade will remain suspended for this week. They said no reasons were given for suspending the trade, which takes place […]

Key to India’s Success Its Diversity: President Kovind

New Delhi—Ram Nath Kovind swore in as the 14th President of India on Tuesday at Rashtrapati Bhawan in a glittering ceremony. Kovind was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar. He exchanged seats with Pranab Mukherjee and a 21-gun salute followed as the new President Kovind made […]

India rejects OIC resolution

New Delhi—India on Tuesday reacted strongly to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir during its foreign ministers’ meet recently, terming them as “misleading” and asked it to refrain from making such references. Rejecting “outrightly” all such references, the external affairs ministry said, “The OIC has no locus standi on India’s […]

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