‘Minimum Wages’ for Labourers Okayed

Srinagar—For the first time since 2013, the J&K government Wednesday approved a significant hike in ‘Minimum Wages’ for skilled and unskilled labourers, and administrative/ministerial labour. Chairing the meeting of State Advisory Board on Revision of Minimum Wages at the Civil Secretariat here, Minister of Finance and Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb Drabu approved the hike […]

Schools Closed After LOC Firing

Poonch—After the intense mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani Army targeting Indian forward posts, authorities on Wednesday ordered the closure of schools near the Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar area of Poonch district. Reports said that shelling and firing from across the border started at 8:45 am in Degwar, Maldiyalan and Tarwan areas along […]

Siblings killed in LOC fire

Muzafarabad—Two civilians, a brother and a sister, were killed and two others were wounded after Indian troops reportedly fired into Pakistani controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, in the latest cross-border violence between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The incident took place in a village in Abbaspur sector on the Line of Control. “A brother and a sister were […]

3 soldiers hurt in LOC fire

Srinagar: Three Indian Army soldiers were injured on Wednesday after Pakistani troopers allegedly fired at them with automatic weapons and shelled mortars at forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, PTI reported. The police also reported a ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces in the Laam sector. According […]

Major killed, 3 hurt in mishap

Srinagar—An Army Major was killed and three other officers, including a colonel, were injured when the car they were travelling in skidded off the Jammu-Poonch highway here today, police said. Their car hit a tree around 03.30 am today at the Thati- Gharota area in Jammu district, they said. An officer identified as Major Ashish […]

Kashmir again raised at UN

United Nations—India has dismissed Pakistan’s latest provocation at the General Assembly by raising surgical strikes and Kashmir as a waste of time “symbolic of what holds us all back”. Pakistan permanent representative Maleeha Lodhi’s remarks about India on Tuesday were “a lonely voice from the wilderness”, said Eenam Gambhir, a First Secretary in India’s United […]

Guv Calls for Audit of Security Establishments

Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today called for a time-bound security audit of “sensitive and important” security establishments in the state. The governor and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti held a meeting to discuss the security situation in the wake of a militant attack on a BSF camp near the Srinagar airport. The meeting […]

CM Mehbooba visits T-20 cricket tourney for women

Srrinagar—Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday visited the T-20 cricket tournament for girls being organized by State Cricket Academy under the auspices of J&K State Sports Council. The Chief Minister watched a match for few moments and also interacted with the participant players. On the occasion, the Chief Minister said the Government has given a focused […]

Plea Against Article 370: No One From J&K Appears Before SC

Srinagar—The Supreme Court of India has given liberty to the government of India to file a counter affidavit to a petition, challenging validity of Article 370 of the Constitution of India which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time, no one from state government appeared before the court’s registry when the […]

Growing reach of militancy

The attack on the BSF camp near airport, the Valley’s best defended installation has yet again brought home the rising reach of militancy in the state. Despite the layers of the security checks, the militants managed to sneak deep into the BSF camp, kill an Assistant Sub Inspector and engage the personnel there for close […]

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