Missing Cop From Shopian ‘Joins’ LeT

Srinagar—A policeman who had gone missing from his home at Shopian district of south Kashmir has reportedly joined Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit as his picture in which he poses with an AK rifle goes viral on social media. According to official sources, the cop namely Constable Ishfaq Ahmad, a resident of Heff Shirmal village in southern […]

‘Black Day’ In Kashmir Marks 1947 Indian Army Arrival

Srinagar—Normal life across Kashmir valley remained paralysed on Friday in the backdrop of the shutdown call by separatists to “protest the landing of Indian Army in Valley on this day in 1947”. The separatist leaders had appealed people to observe October 27 as a “black day”. Seventy-years ago on Friday the Indian army landed in […]

HC Orders Gulzar Peer’s Release

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday quashed detention order under Public Safety Act against self-styled faith-healer Gulzar Ahmad Bhat alias Gulzar Peer. Bhat, a resident of Shamasabad Khansahib, was ordered to be detained under PSA by district magistrate Budgam on March 8 “to prevent him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the […]

Scattered Souls nominated for best Book Fiction award in Tata Literature Live!

Srinagar—Scattered Souls—a collection of interlinked short stories by a young Kashmiri author Shahnaz Bashir has been shortlisted for the Best Book-Fiction Award at the Tata Lit Live Awards 2017. In various reviews, his stories have been compared with great writers like Sadat Hassan Manto and Anton Chekhov. The award will be announced on 20 November in Mumbai. […]

Vyas Gets 3 Month’s Extension

Srinagar—Chief Secretary B B Vyas who was set to retire on November 30 this year has been given three months extension and he will continue as chief secretary of the state. Government of India’s Department of Personnel and Trainings (DoPT) cleared the proposal sent by the State Government for six-month extension of Vyas. Official sources […]

Accept Our 3 Conditions, Count Us In: UJC

Srinagar—Conglomerate of local militant outfits, United Jehad Council Thursday came up with three conditions for the viable solution of Kashmir issue. The UJC Chief Syed Salahuddin while addressing a press conference said that India should admit that Jammu and Kashmir is a dispute that can be resolved in the light of UN resolutions through tripartite […]

HC Orders CCTV Eye On Construction Material, Polythene To Gulmarg 

Srinagar—In a bid to prevent entry of construction material and polythene to Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed installation of CCTV cameras on toll and check posts leading towards the world famous ski-resort.  A division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Ali Mohammad passed the directions after being informed […]

Guv promulgates law on damage to public property

Srinagar— Governor N N Vohra has promulgated an ordinance making persons calling for strikes or demonstrations, which lead to damage of public property, liable for fines and imprisonment up to five years, an official spokesperson said today.   The Jammu and Kashmir Public Property (Prevention of Damage) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 amends the existing law relating to […]

JK Pensioners to get free insurance cover from next year: Dr Drabu

Srinagar—In a significant decision, Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb A Drabu, today announced that the pensioners of Jammu and Kashmir government will get free insurance cover from the next year. “Pensioners are a nation’s treasure. They are the repository of our tradition and culture. Keeping in view their contributions and hardships, […]

Official panels to scrutinize applications for regularization of unauthorized constructions

Srinagar—The Government Thursday constituted Empowered Committees for scrutinizing applications for regularization of illegal, unauthorized constructions in the cities of Jammu, Srinagar and Katra. As per the Government order, the Divisional Commissioner Jammu would be the Chairman of Empowered Committee for Jammu City (Jammu Municipal Corporation and Jammu Municipal Authority), while as Vice Chairman JDA, Chief […]

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