SPO Killed, Another Injured in South Kashmir

Srinagar—A Special Police Officer was killed and another injured in separate incidents of firing by suspected militants in Pulwama and Anantnag districts of south Kashmir on Saturday, the police said. Unidentified militants fired upon Mohammad Ashraf Mir – a resident of Machpuna Pulwama, but presently staying in Chanapora area of the city here near Murran […]

Army Chief Reviews Security Along LoC

Jammu—Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited Northern Command headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district and reviewed overall security situation along the Line of Control. Gen Rawat, who was on a two-day visit to J&K, had visited forward areas bordering China in the eastern Ladakh region yesterday. Today, the Army Chief visited Northern […]

Dialogue With Pak ‘Key For Peace’: Mehbooba To Modi

New Delhi—Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a dialogue process with Pakistan at the earliest as the “key for peace” was with the neighbouring country. Speaking at a function organised by a group of Kashmiri Pandits owing allegiance to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti […]

Doctors Litigating In Court:High Court Pulls Up Govt For ‘Outright Unfairness’

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has pulled up government for “outright unfairness” in providing benefit to a doctor leading to litigation between the two doctors and affecting the patient care.  “Having gone through all these (five) petitions and the documents placed on them, I am constrained to observe, at the very outset, that the […]

Govt Appoints Principal Magistrates For JJBs

Srinagar—The State Government has designated eight judicial officers as Principal Magistrates for the Juvenile Justices Boards. In the first phase eight JJBs have been set up in Anantnag, Baramulla, Srinagar in Kashmir division and Jammu, Doda, Rajouri districts in Jammu division besides one each in Kargil and Leh in Ladakh region. According to the a […]

Procedural Safeguards Mandatory In Preventive Detention: HC

Srinagar—Meticulous compliance with the procedural safeguards is mandatory and vital, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has observed while quashing a detention order under Public Safety Act of a youth from Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “To prevent misuse of this potentially dangerous power the law of preventive detention has to be strictly construed […]

UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Gaza clashes

United Nations— The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops. Called by Kuwait, Friday’s session began as a closed-door meeting but has evolved into an open discussion. Heading in, Kuwaiti Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi called the situation in Gaza “very dangerous.” At least 16 […]

Dry Winter Aftermath: Forests Turning Into Ashes

Srinagar—Many forest areas in the Valley are rapidly turning into ashes due to massive fires over the past two days. Officials said that forest fires that broke out in Handwara and Tral-Shikargah were rapidly spreading to other forests in the Valley. Authorities have so far failed to bring the situation under control, leading to more […]

Saudi Crown Prince wants US troops to stay in Syria

Dubai—Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has called on US troops to remain in Syria, despite US President Donald Trump saying that US forces will be pulled from the country in the future. “We believe American troops should stay for at least the mid-term, if not the long-term,” Prince Mohammad told Time magazine on Thursday. The crown […]

‘Russia has nukes to destroy 50 of the biggest US cities’

New York—American writer and academic James Petras says there will not be any winners in a war between Russia and the United States and that Russians have sufficient nuclear weapons to destroy at least fifty of the biggest American cities. US President Donald Trump reportedly told Russian President Vladimir Putin last week that if Washington […]

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