Hizb militant held in Bijbehara

Anantnag—Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a militant of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Wednesday. A police officer said that the a joint team of police, army’s 1RR, 3RR and 90Bn CRPF following a tip off raided at Bijbehara and apprehended the militant. The officer identifeid the militant as […]

HC rejects bail plea 2 persons arrested with 33.5kg charus 

Srinagar—The Jammu and High Court on rejected bail applications of two persons who were convicted by a trial court under NDPS Act after police recovered 33.5 kilograms of charus from a car they were travelling in at Udhampur district of Jammu region in 2012.     “Where a person has undergone detention for a period […]

Sharp Sight Holds Eye Checkup Camp for Valley Scribes

Srinagar—Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals) has been in the forefront for providing world-class eye care facility at affordable prices to the people of North India since 1998.  Sharp Sight Srinagar Organized Free Eye Checkup Program for Media Persons at their Srinagar Centre in Chanapora. “We felt that there is an urgent need of high […]

As Wular Lake Diminishes, So Do Livelihoods

When 67-year-old Mohammad Subhan Dar fished in Wular Lake in his youth, fish were abundant in the expansive lake tucked in the lap of lush green mountains in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The fish, Dar and other villagers said, are on their way to vanishing. “Earlier a fisherman could catch up to 15kg of fish in a […]

There is difference between a reaction and an insightful response

The open letter by Javeed Ali has many layers of ambiguity, as he fails to articulate his stand on Kashmir. At times, it appears he is content with Indian rule in J&K, but wants certain constitutional guarentees respected. Why would a perceived occupier be interested in “winning the hearts and minds of Kashmiris”? 2. There […]

GST Council to meet on Oct 6,may dole out sops to exporters

New Delhi—The 22nd meeting of the GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, will be held on October 6 to deliberate on GSTN glitches and ironing out issues faced by exporters, a ministry official has said. The meeting was scheduled to be held on October 24 but was preponed in view of the […]

Holland to assist JK to develop hi-tech horticulture base

Srinagar—To inspect demonstration projects of High Density Apple orchards established by Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir in collaboration with companies from Netherlands, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Holland), Alphonsus Stoelinga, today inspected various projects here. The projects have been established under International Business Programme of the Netherlands Government […]

49% progress achieved on Ration Card-Aadhaar seeding

Srinagar—Around 49 percent of beneficiary ration cards are seeded with their Aadhaar, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Department Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali was informed Tuesday. The information was revealed during a review meeting chaired by the Minister to get update about the implementation of electronic Public Distribution System (ePDS) in […]

Mushroom Dev Centre Thrown Open at Lal Mandi

Srinagar—Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura and Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday inaugurated “Integrated Mushroom Development Centre (IMDC) at Lal Mandi being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 4 crore. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Agriculture said that purpose of setting up these Mushroom Development Centres was that […]

Dalgate traders demand redressal of grievances

Srinagar—Dalgate Traders Association Tuesday staged a protest to press for the redressal of their multiple grievances. The traders alleged that even after the expiry of three years and despite completing all the formalities, flood affected traders did not get the relief. The traders who assembled at Dalgate Crossing said that they are facing problems due […]

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