KU, GMC Srinagar start campaign on winning note

Srinagar—”Khelo Sehat Ke Liye (Play for Health)” football tournament began Wednesday at four different venues across Kashmir, a statement from the organisers said. As many as six matches were playing on the opening day of the tournament which is being organised by health department and J&K State Sports Council in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir […]

GDC Ganderbal pip Bijbehara to last four stages

Srinagar—Government Degree College Ganderbal had better off Government Degree College Bijebehara by two wickets in the first quarter final of Prof Yousuf Memorial Inter College Cricket Cup played at Islamia College ground Srinagar. The two-wicket victory makes GDC Ganderbal first team to qualify for last four stages. Batting first, GDC Bijbehara were all-out for 166 […]

 Kashmir’s 1st international adventure race features 13 foreign teams

Srinagar—In a first of its kind, Kashmir is hosting an international adventure race ‘Expedition India-2017’ being organized by Johannesburg based adventure company Kinetic Events in collaboration with Department of Tourism and J&K Bank, an official statement said Wednesday. The statement said that Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi welcomed the guests during the opening […]

VO charge sheets Govt officials

Srinagar—Vigilance Organization Kashmir produced a Charge Sheet (Challan) before the Anti-Corruption Court, Baramulla in case FIR 17/2009 u/s 5(1)c, (d) r/w 5(2) P.C Act Svt. 2006 and Section 120-B, 409, 467,468,471 RPC of P/S VOK against Eight (08) accused persons including Three (03) Government officials. In a statement issued to GNS, VOK said that the […]

Ahsan Ahsan Passes Away

Bandipora—Muhammad Ahsan Ahsan- a noted literary activist and founder member of literary organization Adbi Markaz Kamraz died here on Wednesday after the brief illness. He was 86 and is survived by widow and a son. Ahasn was closely associated with the linguist movement led by Adbi Markaz Kamraaz. In her condolence message, the Chief Minister […]

Koul Commission Report:Govt Gets 3 More Weeks for Reply to PIL

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday granted state government three more weeks for the response to a Public Interest Litigation, seeking direction to make public the report by the one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) headed by Justice (retd) M L Koul into the killings during 2010 unrest. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a […]

J&K People Have Regularly Exercised Their Democratic Rights: India in UN

Srinagar—Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in Geneva, Farukh Amil, has asserted that reports of “atrocities and human rights abuses” emanated from the Indian state and not from the part of it administered by Pakistan. Amil was speaking while taking exception to UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein criticising India and Pakistan on Monday for not allowing […]

And Now Love Jihad in J&K

Srinagar—While noises against Muslim minority for alleged Love Jihad have ebbed in the rest of the country, they are being raised in J&K where ironically the community is in majority. The Buddhists in Ladakh have threatened to launch an agitation in case J&K Government doesn’t take immediate steps to prevent Muslims marrying Buddhist women and […]

Amnesty Starts Campaign to End Use of Pellet Guns in Valley

Srinagar— Rights body Amnesty International on Wednesday called for an end to the “dangerous, inaccurate and indiscriminate” usage of pellet-guns by security forces when controlling crowds in strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir as it released a report on the controversial weapon.  Amnesty International’s report “Losing Sight in Kashmir: The Impact of Pellet-Firing Shotguns”- designed with photographs […]

Missing Lolab Man: 3 Summoned, 2 Depose Before Army Court

Srinagar—Two of the three persons have deposed before a court of inquiry by army into the allegations that a person went missing, while another was released after being taken into custody by 27 Rashtriya Rifles in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on August 31. Official sources said that the CoI has also summoned personnel of 27 […]

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