Def Min Sitharaman Reviews Security Situation In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday reviewed the security situation in Kashmir during a visit to the valley, and army officials briefed her on the operational preparedness and counter-infiltration grid. Sitharaman was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on her visit, army officials said. The defence minister visited forward areas in […]

7 Injured In Shopian Clashes

SRINAGAR — At least seven persons suffered injuries during clashes in government forces action which erupted following a brief exchange of gunfight at Laddi village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday morning. Reports said that the militants believed to be two to three in number managed to escape following the brief shootout amid the cordon […]

JRL Threatens Mass Uprising Over Plight Of Detainees In Jails

SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) expressed its deep concern on the plight and apathy of our incarcerated leaders and activists in various jails in and outside the state. According to a statement, condemning the barbaric and inhuman treatment meted out to our senior leaders and activists at the hands of ruthless jail authorities as a […]

England Clinch Series With 60-Run Win As India Suffer Familiar Batting Collapse

SOUTHAMPTON — Indian batting once again wilted miserably under trying circumstances as a relentless England recorded a comfortable 60-run victory in the fourth Test to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. Chasing a tricky target of 245, India were bowled out for a paltry 184 on the fourth day on a pitch where […]

Delhi Made Many Mistakes On Kashmir: Farooq

SRINAGAR — Stating that New Delhi has made “many mistakes” on Kashmir, National Conference (NC) president and MP Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said steps should be taken to win the hearts of the people. He said it hurts people of the state whenever issues like “revocation” of Article 35-A are raised. “It is not that Delhi […]

Heroin Bound For Kashmir Seized, Smuggling Ring Busted

JAMMU — The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Ludhiana Zonal Unit has busted a gang of narcoitic smugglers and seized a consignment of heroin being smuggled into Kashmir. Preliminary investigations suggested that the seized heroin was sourced from across the border. On the basis of credible intelligence, a Mahindra Scorpio car was intercepted by DRI sleuths […]

Move HC To Take Probe On Unmarked-Graves To Logical Conclusion:APDP Urges SHRC  

SRINAGAR — The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has appealed the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to take its own investigations and recommendations regarding unmarked and mass graves to the logical conclusion by litigating the matter before the J&K High Court for implementation.  A spokesperson said that families of the disappeared commemorated the lives […]

5 Held For Pro-Freedom Slogans 

POONCH — Five persons were arrested for raising pro-freedom slogans during a protest demonstration, seeking protection of Article 35A, at Mendhar in the border district of Poonch. SSP Poonch, Rajiv Panday told GNS that five persons have been arrested including one from Shopian district namely Waseem Ahmad Thoker and according to him he was leading the […]

Pak Gets First Woman Chief Justice Of High Court

ISLAMABAD —  Justice Tahira Safdar was sworn in on Saturday as the first woman chief justice of a Pakistani high court, according to a media report. Justice Safdar was sworn in as the chief justice of Balochistan High Court at a ceremony held at the Governor House in Balochistan, the Dawn reported. She made history in […]

Attempt Made To Influence Me: SC Judge

NEW DELHI — New Delhi: Supreme Court judge Justice Indira Banerjee has revealed in an open court that an effort was made to influence her in a case related to Hotel Royal Plaza. A bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee was hearing the matter on August 30 in court number 8 when the revelation […]