Mirwaiz Welcomes DGMOs Decision On Ceasefire

SRINAGAR — Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday welcomed the decision of the DGMOs of India and Pakistan for deciding to honor the 2003 ceasefire and follow it in letter and spirit.  Mirwaiz said that such a decision will at least provide a huge sigh of relief to the people on both sides […]

100’s Of Girls Join Jashn-e-Taklif Ceremony In Kargil

KARGIL — Hundreds of Muslim girls who have reached the age of puberty (Balugat) joined their first congregational prayers on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam Hassan Mujtaba, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Kargil on Thursday.  The ceremony, known as Jashn-e-Takleef, was organised by the Zainabiya women’s wing of Imam Khomeini […]

Elderly Killed In Mine Blast In Poonch

SRINAGAR — A 68-year-old man was killed when he stepped on a mine planted by army along the line of control in Poonch district of Jammu.  “Today around 1600 hours one civilian namely Imamdin son Kamma of Baghyaldara Poonch died due to mine blast near LOC,” SSP Poonch confirmed in a tweet.

Govt Working On Solution To Resolve SSA Teachers Problems: Zulfkar

SRINAGAR — Minister for School Education, Haj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today assured that the Government is working on a solution to resolve the problems faced by the teachers working un­der centrally sponsored scheme Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). The Minister expressed these views during a meeting held with the representatives of employees’ […]

5 KAS Officers Shifted 

SRINAGAR — Five KAS officers were transferred by the government on Thursday in the interest of administration.   According to an order issued here, Mukhtar Ahmad Choudhary (KAS) Secretary, J&K Advisory Board for Development of Gujjar and Bakerwals, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Tribal Affairs Department.  Mohammad Aslam (KAS) Deputy […]

From KO Archives-Talks With APHC Likely: Advani

NEW DELHI — Home minister UK Advani has said any possible talks with Hurriyat Conference leaders in the coming months could be held only within the framework of the constitution. “It is likely, I am optimistic,” Advani told Star News when asked whether a full-fledged dialogue was possible between the government and the released Hurriyat leaders. To […]

Executive Lacks Will Power To Clean Dal Lake: HC

SRINAGAR — Observing that there is lack of will power on the part of the executive to take effective measures to clean the Dal Lake, the Jammu and Kashmir high court has directed government to provide in tabular form the directions issued by it since 2002 and the stage of their implementation.  Hearing a Public Interest […]

City To Get Underground Fish Aquarium, Aqua Park ‘Soon’

SRINAGAR — Government will soon set up an underground fish aquarium and aqua park at Botanical Garden Srinagar at a cost of Rs 100 crore with an aim to provide another place of lei­sure and knowledge for locals and tourists alike. This was stated by the Minister of State for Forest, PHE, I&FC and Fisheries Mir […]

Minor Or Not? HC Decision On Juvenile Likely Next Week

JAMMU — The fate of the juvenile accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua will be likely decided next week by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court with the Crime Branch moving a petition to contest that he is a minor, officials said today.  A decision on the petition, which will […]

Improving Border Situation: J&K Govt Forms Panel, To Keep MHA Posted  

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Government has constituted District Level Standing Committee “to improve border security along Indo-Pakistan Border”.   Headed by District Magistrate, the panel members include District Superintendent of Police , BSF Commandant  besides representative of IB/ R&AW/Customs/ CID/ Military Intelligence/Naval Intelligence (wherever available).  It has been tasked to “discuss/monitor” the relevant reports of Border […]