Thousands of kanals of forest land under encroachment

Srinagar—Despite encroachments on for­est land, government has failed to make proper de­marcation of the forest land in the state. The recorded forest area is 20230 sq. kms, which consti­tutes 19.95 % of geographical area of the state. Recently, the government said that depart­ment has retrieved 148339.40 kanal against 290126.82 kanal encroached forest land in Jammu […]

Deposit Guns In 5 Days: DC Kup

Kupwara—District Magistrate Kupwara on Wednesday asked licensed gun owners to deposit their weapons in the respective police stations within five days. The instructions came after the reports of three missing residents of WarnovLolab, who apparently was on a hunting expedition in the upper reaches of Lashikote forests when they got trapped in a snow avalanche […]

Now NIA To Probe Human Trafficking

New Delhi—The apex anti-terror body National Investigation Agency (NIA) will be the nodal authority for probing cases of human trafficking after the government today approved a proposal in this regard, according to an official. The Union Cabinet today okayed the draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, which also proposes a punishment of […]

Chidambaram’s Son Arrested

New Delhi: Karti Chidambaram, arrested in connection with the probe into the INX Media case, was on Wednesday remanded to one-day CBI custody by a Delhi Court. 46-year-old Karti, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Sumeet Anand and the CBI sought his custodial interrogation for 15 days claiming that […]

Court Orders Release Of Kulgam Youth

Srinagar—Life and liberty of the citizens of the State are of paramount importance, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court observed as it quashed detention order under Public Safety Act against a youth from Kulgam and ordered government to release him from preventive custody forthwith. “Life and liberty of the citizens of the State are of […]

From KO-Archives:Umar Denies Rift With Hurriet, Disagrees With It On Lahore Talks

Srinagar: Differences of perception among the leaders of APHC on recently concluded Indo Pak prime ministerial talks in Lahore surfaced today with former Hurriet chairman stating in a round­about manner that he viewed the talks from a different angle.Al­though Moulvi Umar Farooq today rejected reports that he had any differences with the rest of the […]

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