‘1000s of FIRs against forces,  but no arrests and verdicts’

Srinagar—International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Monday said that thou­sands of FIR’s stand registered against Government Forces in almost all the police stations of Kashmir and Chenab Valley but so far not a single culprit was ever arrested by police. Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Presi­dent IFJ &HR told news agency CNS that after an FIR […]

Yatra attack: Police files chargesheet

Srinagar: Police on Monday filed a charge sheet against eight persons in connection with attack on bus carrying Amarnath Yatra last year. Those charge sheeted including four militants of Lashker-e-Toiba, killed in separate encounters last year, as well as a juvenile. Eight pilgrims were killed in the attack on 10 July last year and subsequently […]

Fire at airport delays flights

Srinagar—A fire broke out at the Srinagar International Airport today in the area under the control of the Indian Air Force, disrupting the air traffic for sometime, officials said. “There was a fire at the airport on Air Force side, which has now been put out,” an official of the Airport Authority of India said. […]

41149 posts vacant: Govt

Srinagar—The state Government on Monday said that currently there are 41147 posts vacant in the state, 35113 of them non-gazetted. In a written reply to National Conference MLA from Kangan Mian Altaf question, the government said that 6034 posts are gazetted. Among the 6034 gazetted posts, the government said that highest number,2153, was in school […]

Panel to examine NHM demands

Srinagar: The government has constituted an official panel to examine the concerns and demands of the employees of National Health Mission (NHM), Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) and J&K State Aids Control Society (JKSACS). The panel headed by Administrative Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department includes Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Administrative Secretary, […]

GPF interest rate revised

Srinagar—The Finance Department has revised the rate of interest on the General Provident Fund (GPF) of the state government employees. “Pursuant to the notification No: 5(1)-B (PD0/2017 dated 01-01-2018 issued by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, it is hereby ordered that the accumulations at the credit of subscribers to […]

Kabul on edge as IS gunmen launch fresh attack on military   

Kabul—Gunmen and suicide bombers launched a pre-dawn attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a military compound in Kabul today, killing 11 soldiers in the third major assault in the Afghan capital in recent days. The series of assaults, including one of the deadliest bombs in Kabul in recent years, have left already war-weary […]

Turkish forces target strategic hill near Syria’s Afrin

  Ankara—Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters were trying to capture a strategic hill in northwestern Syria on Sunday as their offensive to root out Kurdish fighters enters its second week. Associated Press reporters in the Turkish border town of Kilis heard constant shelling and clashes as Turkish aircraft whizzed above and plumes of smoke […]

Fighting flares in Yemen's Aden after separatist 'coup'attempt 

Aden—Fresh fighting flared in Yemen’s southern city of Aden Monday after separatist forces seized government buildings in what the prime minister said was an attempted coup. Aden has served as the headquarters of Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s government since it was forced out of the capital Sanaa by Shiite rebels three years ago. The […]

World War II bomb defused in Hong Kong

  Beijing—The Hong Kong Police on Sunday successfully defused a World War II bomb after an hour-long operation. No casualties or loss of property was reported. The 1,000-pound bomb was discovered by workers at a construction site in Wanchai district in downtown Hong Kong on Saturday. It is the second time that Hong Kong has […]

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