Police Recovers Explosive Shell, Defused By BDS In Lolab

SRINAGAR — Police on Wednesday recovered an un­exploded shell at Lalpora area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Official sources told GNS that a panic gripped at Aram Mohalla in Lalpora after the residents spotted the explo­sive device on the bank of a nallah in the area. The locals immediately in­formed the concerned police station […]

Ranbir To Replace Anbu As Northern Commander

SRINAGAR — Lt Gen Ranbir Singh of the Dogra regiment was on Wednesday appointed as the General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Northern Army Command in Udhampur.   Singh, who as Director General of Military Operations had informed Pakistan of “surgical strikes”, replaced Lt Gen Dev Raj Anbu, who has been appointed as the Vice-Chief of the Indian […]

From KO Archives-Compulsive SF Driving At 80-120-Kmph To Escape Grenade Attacks

SRINAGAR —The spontaneity of the violent response to the accident in which an alleg­edly speeding army vehicle crushed to death a 2-year old child at Baramulla on Saturday manifested the growing public concern over the manner in which the security forces have been treating the civilian popu­lation in the border district, as perhaps elsewhere in the valley. […]

Elderly Pensioners Get Relief 

SRINAGAR — The Government today issued formal orders for payment of 7th Pay Commission pension arrears in respect of pensioners with age more than 80 years in cash, in one go.  “Pension arrears in respect of pensioners with age more than 80 years shall be paid in cash, in one go,” said an order issued by […]

Vandalizing Of ‘Tiger’s’ Grave Triggers Protest  

SRINAGAR — Residents of Drabgam area on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration outside the office of deputy commissioner Pulwama against vandalizing of Hizb commander Sameer ‘Tiger’s’ by government forces.       “From 1965, they are killing living beings. Ever since ceasefire, they have got more excited and they have started beating even graves. Till now they […]

REAL CHAMPIONS!: Real Kashmir Pocket Maiden 2nd Division I-League

SRINAGAR — Real Kashmir Football Club- a Srinagar based professional club- Wednesday created history, becoming the first club from Jammu and Kashmir to win second Division I-League. Real pocketed the silverware- one of the premier tournaments in Indian domestic circuit-after it beat star-studded Hindustan Football Club 3-2 in the finals played at Bengaluru. Two clubs from J&K-Real Kashmir Football Club and Lone Star […]

Tourist Police Seals Fake Travel Agency, Arrests Owner

SRINAGAR — The Jammu & Kashmir Police, (Tourism enforcement wing) has busted a travel racket and arrested a fraudster who allegedly has duped scores of tourists so far. According to a police spokesman, a fake travel agency by the name of “Al Shama Holidays” at Munawarabad, Srinagar was publicising travel packages online and scores of gullible have […]

Relief? Fuel Price Cut By 1 Paisa

MUMBAI — After 16 days of relentless petrol and diesel price hike that was witnessed across the country, a cut of 60 and 54 paise respectively was announced on Wednesday morning.  However, the excitement among consumers proved to be short-lived, after the official website of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) reported an error. Within hours the cut […]

Heavy Rainfall Predicted From June To September   

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir will get the highest overall rainfall during the June-September period and July will be the wettest month, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted, according to a media report. According to the IMD, the north-west India — Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh […]

JRL Calls For Strike On Saturday

SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for strike on June 2, Saturday, against the “recent increase in civilian killings, desecration of religious places , unnecessary and unjustified deployment of heavy contingents of forces around Jamia Masjid Srinagar, desecration of graveyards of martyrs, chopping […]