Govt Can Control Temple Properties Only By Legislation, Says HC

Srinagar—The government has no power to take over management of a temple or religious place by way of an executive order but it can do by bringing legislation, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said. “If government feels that a particular temple or religious place and properties attached thereto are required to be maintained […]

Illegal Constructions in Twin Capitals Get Legal Cover

Srinagar—The state government has come up a policy to regulate all illegal and unauthorized construction of buildings and structures in summer and winter capitals of the state as well as Katra. According to an official notification, the policy aims to bring the illegal and unauthorized constructions and land use or building use conversions into planning […]

Yet Again: Govt Uses Force To Stop 8th Muharram Procession

Srinagar— Police on Friday fired tear smoke shells and resorted to cane charge to foil attempts by Shia Muslim mourners to take out traditional Muharram procession in civil lines areas of Srinagar. Muharram processions in the civil lines area of the city are banned since 1990, with government citing ‘ security considerations’ as the reason. […]

Sitharaman in Valley, Reviews Situation

Srinagar—Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday arrived in Valley on her maiden visit to review security and during which she held meetings with army commanders and also called upon Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Accompanied by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat, the Defence Minister was received by Northern Army […]

On Surgical Strikes Anniv: No Fanfare; Only Tweet Lauding

  Srinagar—There was no fanfare on the first anniversary of the surgical strikes by Army on terror launchpads across the LoC in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) with the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps putting out a solitary tweet to celebrate the unprecedented military action. “We are proud of the valour & indomitable spirits of surgical strike heroes,” […]

Syrian Mufti in Kashmir, Stresses on Weeding Out Extremism

Srinagar—Syria’s senior-most Sunni Muslim cleric Ahmad Bader Eddin Mohammad Adib Hassoun Friday met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Both sides stressing on the need to “weed out the cult of violence” from the Muslim society. During the meeting the chief minister and the grand mufti discussed several issues confronting the Muslim world and “the need to […]

Sopore Shuts for 3rd Day Running

Sopore—Sopore town of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district in northern part of Kashmir observed a complete shutdown for the 3rd consecutive day against the killing of militants commander Abdul Qayoom Najar. “A complete shutdown was observed in the native area of the slain militant on third consecutive day. All business establishments and shops remained shut in […]

Jaitley’s comments ‘cheap: Sinha

New Delhi—BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha Friday accused Arun Jaitley of making “cheap” remarks and said the finance minister’s criticism of his work amounted to criticism of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had entrusted him with key ministries. In a dig at Jaitley over his “job applicant at 80” barb, Sinha said the finance […]

SOG constable shoots self

Srinagar—A cop was injured at Amnu area of Kulgam district when his service rifle went off accidentally on Friday evening. Official sources said that the policeman Rinku was cleaning his service rifle inside SOG camp Amnu in the southern district when suddenly the rifle went off. In the incident, the SOG personal sustained bullet in […]

22 killed in Kabul Shia mosque

Kabul—At least 22 people were killed and dozens more injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday. The explosion occurred at 2pm local time in Qala-e-Fathullah area of Kabul as worshippers were leaving the mosque after weekly Friday prayers. Eyewitnesses were quoted by […]

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