Polls- Prepare Contingency Plans: DGP To Officers  

SRINAGAR —Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh Wednesday directed police officers to prepare contingency plans to tackle any eventuality in view of the upcoming panchayat and urban local bodies polls in the state. Singh held a meeting with the top police officers of Kashmir Zone through video conferencing. The DGP directed the district senior superintendents […]

Not Deferring Polls: Chief Secretary 

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam on Wednesday denied reports that the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections are likely to be deferred. Scotching earlier reports that the Governor’s administration is considering deferment of the polls, the Chief Secretary said: “Municipal and Panchayat polls will be held as per schedule.” Subrahmanyam was speaking to […]

Panchayat, ULB Polls: Congress Too Stays Back 

Asks GoI, State Govt To Clear ‘Confusion’ For Participation In Elections SRINAGAR — The Congress’s Jammu and Kashmir unit Wednesday accused the Centre and the state government of creating “uncertainty” over the panchayat and local bodies polls, saying it will decide on participation once the “confusing” is cleared. The elections in the state is scheduled […]

Militancy Related Incidents Down During Guv Rule: MHA Data 

NEW DELHI — Militancy violence has come down in Jammu and Kashmir substantially ever since the state has been placed under Governor’s rule but incidents of stone pelting have increased marginally, official data show. According to the data compiled by the Home Ministry, there has been a decrease in attacks carried out by militants since […]

India ‘Regrets’ UN Human Rights Chief’s Remarks On Kashmir

“It is important that human rights issues are addressed constructively with respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity in a transparent and credible manner.”   UNITED NATIONS —  India has voiced regret over the issue of Jammu and Kashmir being raised in the UNHRC after High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet made a reference to […]

JK Bank Categorizes State Govt Employees as Preferential Clients

Principal Secy Finance, CEO JK Bank Ink MoU Benefits to include low-interest loan, free debit card, free locker, zero balance account SRINAGAR — The Government today signed an MoU with J&K Bank facilitating categorization of the state government employees as preferential clientsof the Bank entitled to slew of benefits under various banking facilities. The MoU was […]

SAC: NoKs Of Slain Cops To Get Rs 70 Lakh Ex-Gratia  

SRINAGAR —  The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the enhancement, grant of ex-gratia relief to the NoKs of J&K Police Personnel killed in course of performing duties attributed to act of violence/militancy related incidents. The decision will enhance the existing cumulative ex-gratia relief […]

Detention of Asif Sultan: Scribes Stage Sit-in,Seek Governor’s Intervention

SRINAGAR — A group of journalists on Wednesday held a protest rally in Lal Chowk in solidarity with arrested journalist Asif Sultan. He was detained by police and kept in custody for six days before being produced in court. Members of Kashmir Journalist Association (KJA) gathered in the Press Enclave on Wednesday afternoon and held a sit-in […]

SRO 520: CAMPA Employees Protest in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Casual labours of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) Baramulla/Babgavh range on Wednesday held a protest at Press colony in Srinagar against the government for removing the CAMPA employees from SRO 520.  Scores of the employees from various areas assembled at press colony and registered their protest. The employees were demanding the […]

Muharram Reminds Us Value Of Sacrifice: Mirwaiz 

SRINAGAR —Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has extended greetings to Muslims on the beginning of New Year of Hijri calendar 1440 which started with the month of Muharram. Mirwaiz said that the first month of Islamic calendar Muharram is another opportunity for introspection of our deeds and dealings and […]

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