Article 35A Row: Vohra May Be The First Causality,Says Report 

New Delhi — Government of India is likely to replace governor N N Vohra, days after he wrote a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh that that issue of Article 35-A, which empowers the state legislature to define permanent residents of the state, should not be dealt with till a popular government has been formed.  […]

Mainstream Parties Oppose Amendment In PSA Act  

It will reopen question of J&K’s accession to Union of India, Says NC SRINAGAR — Most of the mainstream parties in Jammu and Kashmir including National Conference and PDP on Tuesday expressed strong resentment against the decision of the State Administrative Council (SAC) to delete a provision in the Public Safety Act (PSA) that barred authorities […]

87 Youths Joined Militancy, 12 In Guv’s Rule: GoI

NEW DELHI —  As many as 87 local youths have joined militancy in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today. He said after imposition of Governor’s rule in the state on June 20, 12 youths were reported to have disappeared and later joined militancy. “Eighty-seven youths have joined militancy […]

Barzulla Youth’s Body Exhumed, Buried Finally

SRINAGAR — Authorities handed over the body of a youth from Barzulla to his family on Tuesday, more than a month after he was killed in “encounter” in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said. The slain youth was buried at Jumgund forests in the Kupwara on June 29 after police failed to establish his […]

Muslim Adopted Son Cannot Claim Benefit Of SRO 43: HC

SRINAGAR — As Muslim community does not permit adoption as a matter of process, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has dismissed a plea by a man, seeking benefit of SRO-43 of 1994 for being the adopted son of a person who was killed in an encounter between the Army and militants on 30 November 2004. […]

Panchayat Polls: Govt Forms Panel On Notification, De-Notification

SRINAGAR — The governor administration on Tuesday ordered constitution of a committee for examination and finalization of notifications and de-notification proposals of the Housing & Urban Development and Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Departments. Headed by Administrative Secretary H&UDD, the eight member panel has been tasked to scrutinize any such proposal before the  notification is issued either […]

Will Imran Invite Modi To Oath Ceremony?

ISLAMABAD — The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday rebuffed reports which claimed that the party was planning to invite foreign dignitaries to the oath-taking ceremony of its chairman Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister and added that the decision on the same is pending. Fawad Chaudhry, the PTI spokesperson took to his Twitter handle and said […]

Article 35-A Row: Mirwaiz Readies Cadre For ‘Mass Agitation’

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday asked his cadre to be ready for an all-out agitation should the Article 35-A be, in any way, ‘tampered’ with. Mirwaiz in a Twitter post said ‘no attempt will be tolerated to change the disputed nature and demographic character’ of Jammu and Kashmir. “Meeting of #Hurriyat (took […]

SKIMS Ph.D. Entrance Test Called Into Question

Candidates allege massive irregularities in setting question papers SRINAGAR — Many candidates who sat in the recently conducted Ph.D. entrance test for Immunology, Biochemistry and Microbiology held at SKIMS Soura have on Tuesday alleged massive irregularities in the process describing it as ‘fraught with inconsistencies’.  The aggrieved candidates said that the papers for the examination were […]

Acute Shortage Of Drinking Water Irks Old City Dwellers

Residents allege water-borne diseases loom large over many city areas SRINAGAR — Residents of Saif-ud-Din Pora Rajouri Kadal in the old city are facing a tough time due to acute shortage of drinking water, the residents alleged. Locals accused the Public Health and Engineering (PHE) Department of being indifferent towards their problems. According to the locals, […]

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