Day After DGMOs Meet, Calm On Borders 

JAMMU — A day after the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan decided to ensure peace on the borders between the two countries, calm prevailed on Wednesday on both the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. Nearly 50,000 residents of border villages in Jammu, Samba and […]

Warrant Issued Against Lal Singh’s Brother For Abusing CM 

JAMMU — A Jammu court has issued an arrest warrant against BJP leader Rajinder Singh for using derogatory language against Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during a rally in Kathua.  The warrant was issued by Kathua’s Chief Judicial Magistrate A S Langeh yesterday after the SHO of the Hiranagar police station filed an application in the […]

AAC Finalizes Preparations For Observing Anniversary Of Mirwaiz Yousuf Shah

SRINAGAR —Awami Action Committee held a meeting at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to finalize the preparations for observing the 51st death anniversary of Muhajir-e-Milat and Mufasir-e-Quran Mirwaiz Muhammad Yousuf Shah that falls on June 2 (17 Ramadhan). A statement here said that on Friday, recitation of Holy Quran will be […]

Funeral Prayers In Absentia Held For JKLF Leader

SRINAGAR — Funeral prayers in absentia were held for Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Ghulam Muhammad Butt who passed away in Rawalpindi Pakistan yesterday. The prayers were held in Srinagar in which senior JKLF leaders and people in large numbers participated, said a JKLF spokesman, in a statement. Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front […]

Dal Lake Restoration: ‘Despite Brilliant Orders, Nothing Achieved’  

SRINAGAR — Since 2002, hundreds of brilliant orders were passed by the high court which has culminated into 7 volumes but despite it nothing substantial has been achieved so far, senior advocate and amicus curie in Public Interest Litigation for Dal Lake to its pristine glory, Advocate Z A Shah said.  In his submission before a division […]

2 Grenade Attacks In Pulwama

SRINAGAR — Unknown persons on Wednesday carried out two separate grenade attacks in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.   Reports said that a grenade was hurled at the residence of a National Conference (NC) defeated candidate, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat in Tral township today afternoon. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or the property. […]

2006 Sex Scam: Ex-BSF DIG, JKP DySP Among 5 Found Guilty

CHANDIGARH — Former DIG of the BSF and a former J&K police Deputy SP were among five persons held guilty by a special CBI court here today in the 2006 Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal. Two other accused, including the then Additional Advocate General of J&K, were acquitted by the court of Judge Gagan Geet Kaur. […]

JK Bank Braves Turbulent Times In Banking Industry

SRINAGAR — J&K Bank while showing resilience during turbulent times in banking industry has registered a profit of Rs.202.72 crore for the financial year 2017-18. The Board of the bank adopted the audited financial results for the Q4 & FY 17-18 here today.  The audited results reveal that the bank registered reported a total business of 140304.78 Cr comprising deposits of 80006.50 Cr and […]

Indonesia, India To Develop Strategic Indian Ocean Port

JAKARTA — Indonesia and India pledged on Wednesday to step up a defence and maritime cooperation, with plans to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean, the leaders of the two countries said after meeting in Jakarta. Indonesian President Joko Widodo met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss, among other issues, developing infrastructure and an economic […]

India, China Agree To Start Talks On Bilateral Social Security Agreement

BEIJING/NEW DELHI — India and China have agreed to start formal negotiations on a bilateral social security agreement aimed at protecting Indian professionals and skilled workers abroad. The understanding was reached between the two sides during the two-day talks held in Beijing on May 28-29, a press release from Indian Embassy said in Beijing. During the talks, the Indian delegation led by Vinod […]