Indian Soldier Killed in Pak Sniper Fire

Srinagar—An Army soldier was killed in a single sniper attack fired allegedly by Pakistani troops in Balakote sector of Poonch district in Jammu region. A senior police official said Naik Mehandir of 7/11 GR regiment was critically injured when Pakistani troops fired at a forward post in Balakote sector along the Line of Control (LoC) […]

Cabinet Okays Creation of Posts, Promotions

Srinagar—The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday accorded sanction to the creation of 167 posts in various categories in the Police Department by corresponding reduction of 156 posts in Ministerial and Steno cadres. Cabinet accorded sanction to the creation of 32 posts in various categories for establishment of Fire & Emergency Station, […]

Corrupt Govt Employees Come Under Scanner

Srinagar—With the government receiving complaints about officials, involved in regular corrupt practices, it has been learnt that administrative heads have been asked to carry out fresh assessment of such employees and recommend action against them. According to a report the high-level panel which was constituted by the government to examine the cases against the tainted […]

HC Seeks Updated Status of Probe Into EET Scam

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed Crime Branch to file updated status report of its ongoing investigation of scam in Elementary Training Colleges in the state. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench headed by Justice Badar Durez Ahmad passed the direction after perusing a latest status report handed over to […]

Mujahid Hussain in police lockup 

Srinagar—Well known Shia youth leader Syed Mujahid Hussain who was picked up by police on the day of Ashura from Zadibal area of the city remains in police custody without any charge, his family said. Syed Mujahid was detained when he was regulating Ashura ceremonies at Alamgari Bazar on Sunday and lodged in Karan Nagar […]

Fedayeen Storm BSF Camp at Airport Gates

SRINAGAR: In a daredevil act fidayeen militants breached heavy security and sneaked into a fortified BSF camp situated at the gates of high security Srinagar International Airport in the wee hours of Tuesday. The resultant gun battle and explosions rattled the area, forced closure of the airport for several hours and ended 10 hours later with […]

BJP-RSS Ignorant About Kashmir ‘Sensitivities’: Geelani

Srinagar—Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday urged both India and Pakistan to observe restraint along the line of control (LoC), and avoid resorting to actions that could culminate in further loss to life and property. Observing that a flare-up could culminate in full-fledged war, Geelani said: “None of us can afford the devastation […]

5 Valley Residents Killed in Punjab Accident

Srinagar—In a deadly road accident, five Kashmiris were killed while another was critically wounded after a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident on Tuesday morning in Ambala city of Punjab. The deceased, who were mutton dealers had gone to Punjab to fetch sheep for slaughter purposes. A police official identified the deceased […]

‘Youth Caught, Beaten Not a Braid Chopper’

Baramulla—Police on Tuesday said that they have rescued a local youth from the clutches of a group of people whom locals alleged was a braid chopper at Delina area of Baramulla. The youth namely Nayeem Ahmad Malla s/o Gh Mohiudin Malla r/o Dandoosa Rafiabad according to police is not a braid chopper but was in […]

Excise Duty on Petrol, Diesel Cut by Rs 2

New Delhi—Bowing to public pressure, the government Tuesday cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre to moderate the relentless rise in fuel prices witnessed for the last three months. “Govt of India has reduced Basic Excise Duty rate on petrol and diesel [both branded and unbranded] by Rs 2 per […]

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