DoB Fraud: Court Rejects Bureaucrat’s Plea   

SRINAGAR — The J&K High Court has dismissed a petition filed by a senior bureaucrat, seeking directions to quash an FIR registered against him by Crime Branch of Police for allegedly fudging his date of birth in his service records. The FIR was lodged against Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, ARI and Training Mohammad Mehraj-ud-din Khan, […]

Kathua Victim Was Sexually Assaulted: Medical Panel

JAMMU — A board of doctors set up by the Medical Superintendent of  the medical college in Jammu to ascertain the cause of death of the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim has confirmed she died of asphyxiation and was sexually assaulted, reports said on Saturday. As per reports the board was constituted on the request […]

Journalist Asif Sultan Sent To Judicial Custody Till September 22 

SRINAGAR — Journalist Asif Sultan was on Saturday sent to judicial remand till 22 September by District Court Srinagar. Sultan, an Assistant Editor at a local magazine Kashmir Narrator, was picked up by the J&K Police from his home in Batamaloo area of Srinagar at around 2 in the intervening night of August 26-27, his family said. […]

Teachers’ Hunger Strike Enters Day 6

SRINAGAR — The indefinite hunger strike announced by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers entered the sixth day on Saturday, with the health condition of several protesters worsening. The teachers, led by Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC) president Abdul Qayoom Wani, have been protesting at Partap Park since September 3, demanding the implementation of the Seventh Pay […]

Mushtaq-ul-Islam Booked Under PSA In 35 Year Old Case

SRINAGAR — Muslim League Chairman Mushtaq-ul-Islam has once again been booked in a case related to digging up of cricket pitch during India-West Indies one day match in 1983 here in Srinagar city. The spokesperson of the party said that Mushtaq-ul-Islam was already acquitted by court in this case; however authorities despite court orders once again framed […]

Lok Adalat Opens At High Court Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Justice Alok Aradhe, Executive Chairman JK State Legal Services Authority (JKSLSA) in presence of Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey, Chairman J&K High Court Legal Services Committee today inaugurated National Lok Adalat Sessions in ADR Centre, High Court Complex Srinagar. Speaking on the occasion, Justice Alok Aradhe said the aim of holding the Lok Adalat is […]

ADC Srinagar Reviews Muharram Arrangements

SRINAGAR — Additional District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Mehraj-ud-Din, and Sub District Magistrate East Srinagar, Riyaz Ahmad Beigh, today visited various Shi’a dominated areas of the district to take stock of Muharram arrangements being made there. The officers who were accompanied by senior officers from various concerned departments visited Zadibal, Baghwanpora, Lal Bazar and Hassanabad and spoke […]

Egypt Court Sends 75 To Death, 47 To Life Over 2013 Protest

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sen­tenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest. In a case involving 739 defendants facing charges ranging from murder to damaging property, the court Satur­day also sentenced to life in prison the head of the Brotherhood, Mohammed […]

Pak Army Has Reversed Great Game: Report

LONDON — A leading British security think tank has as­sessed that for the first time in 200 years, Pakistan Army has abandoned the British raj policy of confronting Rus­sia for control over Central Asia – and Pakistan’s army now sees the Russians as their strategic partners. In a detailed analysis published by the Royal United Services […]

Amit Shah To Lead BJP In 2019 LS Polls

NEW DELHI — The BJP leader­ship on Saturday decided to de­fer organisational elections till the crucial battle of 2019. According to party sources, the saffron party will contest the 2019 parliamentary elections under the ‘organisational leader­ship of Shri Amit Shah”. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will of course be the star campaigner of the party during both […]