Facts Being Ascertained About Kins Of Policemen Being Abducted: IGP

SRINAGAR — Amid reports about the abduction of family members of policemen by militants, the state police on Friday said that they are ascertaining the facts. Police also said that no high alert has been sounded in Kashmir. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Range, Swayam Prakash Pani said that the investigations has been taken up […]

Militants Abduct 11 Relatives Of J&K Policemen; Worrisone Says Omar

SRINAGAR — Militants abducted two more relatives of Jammu and Kashmir policemen on Friday taking the number to 11 within the last three days, an official said. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has termed the development “worrisome”. Even when the security forces were working their strategy to recover the hostages safely, a statement purportedly issued by […]

Rupee Slides Further; Hits Fresh Low Of 71

MUMBAI —  The rupee slumped to a fresh record low of 71 against the dollar for the first time ever by falling 26 paise on persistent demand for the US currency amid rising crude prices. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the local currency opened lower at 70.95 a dollar and slipped further to hit its […]

Kashmir On Edge Ahead Of 35A Hearing

SRINAGAR — Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on second straight day on Friday in response to shutdown call by Joint Resistance Leadership to voice support for Article 35A. All shops, public transport, other businesses and educational institutions remained closed in Srinagar and other places in the valley. Attendance in government offices, banks and post […]

Governor Takes Stock Of  Dal Lake Conservation Measures

Orders fixing of timelines for tasks to be accomplished urgently for effective conservation, restoration of water bodies SRINAGAR — Governor, Satya Pal Malik today called for initiating both short and long-term measures for the effective conservation and preservation of the J&K’s water bodies including the Dal Lake. Chairing a high-level meet­ing at Civil Secretariat here this […]

Govt To Act Tough Against Encroachers: Ganai

Calls on people to report incidents of encroachment of public assets SRINAGAR — Expressing his dismay over the growing trend of encroachments, the Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said society needs to extend its support to the Govern­ment in putting an immediate halt to the menace. The Advisor (G) expressed these views during […]

HC Seeks Details Of Embezzlement Of Road Construction Funds

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has sought report from Vigilance Organization Srinagar as to the registration of FIR regarding embezzlement of large amounts of public funds about construction of road stretch between Sumbal to Bandipora in north Kashmir.   Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of high court comprising Chief Justice Gita […]

Article 35-A: Khunmoh Industrialists Hold Protest  

SRINAGAR — Industrialists association of Khunmoh on Thursday held a protest demonstration near Ghanta Ghar Lal Chowk Srinagar against the attempts to abrogate the Article 35-A. Scores of Industrialists association of Khunmoh members assembled near the Ganta Ghar in Lal Chowk holding placards and banners and registered their protest against attempts to abrogate the Article 35-A. The protesting […]

Workshop For College Principals Held At KU

SRINAGAR — Directorate of Inter­nal Quality Assurance (DIQA), the University of Kashmir in collabo­ration with the Central University of Kashmir on Thursday organised a one-day awareness workshop for the principals of affiliated colleges of the valley. The workshop was sponsored by National Assessment and Ac­creditation Council (NAAC) and was organised to aware the vari­ous stakeholders in […]

More Kin Of Cops Abducted

SRINAGAR — After adducing a policeman’s son on Wednesday from Tral area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, militants on Thursday evening abducted kith and kin of other policemen from the same region, officials said. Police sources said militants barged into the house of a policeman in Midoor village and took away his son. “Militants abducted […]