Mehbooba Seeks End to Indo-Pak Hostility

Tanghdar (Karnah)—Appealing for peace between India and Pakistan, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today sought end to hostilities between the two countries on the borders saying it is the people of the State who suffer the brunt of these skirmishes. Addressing a well attended public meeting here after laying the foundation of some developmental projects in […]

US May Have to ‘Destroy’ N-Korea: Trump

United Nations—President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction’” of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea, told the murmuring crowd at the U.N. that “it is […]

Fee Hike By Schools: HC Gives Govt 3 Weeks for Response

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir high Court asked the state government on Tuesday to file its response “definitely” within three weeks on framing a policy for increasing the school fee by a certain percentage across the board on annual basis depending on some criteria.  “The state government shall also file affidavit indicating its response to para […]

Court Says, Prisons in Kashmir Over Crowded 

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday observed that there was “glaring situation of overcrowding” in various jails in Jammu and Kashmir. A division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey made the observation after going through the reports of State Legal Services Authority and Director General Prisons on […]

Two Kupwara Residents Arrested by NIA

Srinagar—National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said that it have arrested two Kupwara residents over their alleged links with a Pakistani militant Bahadur Ali who was held last year in Handwara. According to NIA, two persons have been arrested in NIA Case RC-11/2016/NIA/DLI from Jammu. He identified the duo as as Zahoor Ahmed Peer and […]

Year After ‘Surgical Strikes’: Death Count of Soldiers, Militants Rise

SRINAGAR—Nearly a year after Indian army carried out “surgical strikes” inside Pakistan controlled Kashmir to deter attacks from across LOC there has been an increase in casualties suffered by the Army, a report said on Tuesday. The period after the ‘surgical strikes’ has also seen a sharp rise in ceasefire violations along dividing Line of […]

DySP Lynching: JKLF Chief Moves SHRC 

Srinagar—The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik has petitioned the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to look into “false implication” of many Kashmiri youths by the police in the DSP Mohammed Ayub Pandit lynching case. It is for the first time the separatist leader has approached a state office. Malik visited the office […]

PDP Leader Demands Rohingya Deportation from J&K

Jammu—Expressing his concern over inordinate delay in deporting Rohingya refugees camping in Jammu, Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) and senior leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vikramaditya Singh Tuesday said that his consistent stand on immediate deportation of ‘illegal’ Rohingya Burmese refugees stands vindicated after the written submission of Ministry of Home Affairs, […]

Babus Get Relief: No Action On Last-minute Graft Complaints

New Delhi—No action will be taken on last-minute corruption complaints against bureaucrats when they are being considered for senior-level posts or promotions, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has said.  The announcement may come as a relief to bureaucrats, some of whom complain of a rise in motivated allegations of corruption against them ahead of a […]

I am Saldon I am Shifah

    My name is Stanzin Saldon. I also call myself Shifah. I was born in a Buddhist family in 1987 in Leh. I had joined Government Medical College, Jammu, but decided to change my field after four years of training because I was interested in social work. Subsequently, I did my Bachelors in Social […]

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