4 KAS Officers Shifted 

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday transferred four KAS in the interest of administration.  According an order issued here, Nazim Zai Khan, KAS, Director, Horticulture, Planning and Marketing, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Finance Department.  Shahnawaz Bukhari, KAS, under orders of transfer as Programme Officer, ICDS […]

Akhtar Sends Legal Notice To Abid Ansari, Seeks Apology

SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party senior leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar on Tuesday sent a legal notice to PDP MLA Abid Ansari for the statements in which he has made allegations of corruption against him. “You (Abid Ansari) have clearly mentioned the name of my client (Naeem Akhtar) in your statement to a local news agency […]

LOC Firing: Pak Summons Indian Envoy

ISLAMABAD —  Pakistan on Tuesday summoned India’s acting Deputy High Commissioner to protest the unprovoked ceasefire violations across the Line of Control by the Indian forces that resulted in the death of a Pakistani civilian. Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal, who is also the foreign ministry spokesman, summoned the Indian diplomat and […]

Sister’s Marriage Festivities Turn Into Mourning

SRINAGAR —  Wedding celebrations turned into mourning for a family in Harwan Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla District after the bride’s brother, a militant, was killed in an encounter with security forces in the state’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. The news of Lone’s death came as his sister’s wedding celebrations were underway at his house in […]

DGP’s Appointment: SC Refuses To Interfere With J&K Decision

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to interfere with the decision of the Jammu and Kashmir government to appoint an acting Director General of Police (DGP) last week. The apex court was hearing a plea by the state government which has sought modification of the top court’s order mandating that an acting police […]

Panchayat Polls: NC,PDP Making Excuses,Says Ram Madhav  

SRINAGAR —  BJP leader Ram Madhav said Tuesday his party will contest the panchayat and local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the NC and the PDP of “making excuses” to stop the democratic process in the state. The BJP national general secretary also said the party will put forth its strategy once the poll […]

ULB, Panchayat Polls: Congress Core Group Meets Today 

SRINAGAR — As National Conference and PDP have announced to stay away from upcoming Urban Local Body and Panchayat elections, J&K Congress is holding an important meeting of its core group on Wednesday before submitting a report to central leadership for a final call about the participation in the polls.   “There is a core group meeting […]

Govt Raises Panchayat Powers Ahead of Elections

Many more empowering measures for rural self-governance institutions to follow: RDD SRINAGAR — In anticipation of upcoming Panchayat elections, J&K Government on Tuesday enhanced the powers of rural local self-government bodies to auction the Panchayat properties like plants/tress on Panchayat lands, area for parking, grazing areas, fish from Panchayat ponds etc. The powers of Panchayats have […]

North Kashmir: 2 Militants Killed In Predawn Gunfight In Handwara  

Thousands Join Funeral Of Slain Lashkar Duo; Internet Snapped, Schools Closed   SRINAGAR —  Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in an encounter with the armed forces in Kupwara district of North Kashmir Tuesday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Galoora area of Handwara, in the north Kashmir district, early this morning […]

Heroin Worth Rs 10 Crore Seized In City

SRINAGAR — The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized heroin worth Rs 10 crore, which was suspected to have been smuggled in from Pakistan, from a residential area here, official said Tuesday. On the basis of specific intelligence, the DRI officers raided the residential area in Srinagar in the wee hours of Sunday and recovered […]

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