Jammu Gunfight Kills 3, Injures 12

SRINAGAR — Three militants were killed in an encounter with joint team of government forces near Kakrayal in Reasi district’s Katra area. SDPO Nagrota was among 12 security personnel injured during the gunfight, police said.  A police spokesman said that yesterday at about 0805 hours during checking by flying squad at Domail, Police Party signaled a truck […]

2 Militants Killed In Sopore  

SRINAGAR — Two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were killed in a gunfight at Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. Officials said that army’s 22 RR, SOG and CRPF laid a siege at Checkpora area of Sheikhpora adjacent to Arampora, Sopore late last night. As the joint team intensified the searches in the wee hours today, […]

Health Risk to Patients: Govt Bans Saridon, 327 Other Drugs

“The move means that around 6,000 medicine brands belonging to different companies and with a combined market size of Rs 2,000-2,500 crore may soon vanish from the drug market in the country.” NEW DELHI — In a major setback to pharma companies the Ministry of Health on Wednesday banned the manufacture for sale or distribution […]

APM Called By NC: GoI Free To Conduct Polls

‘Not Running Election Boycott Campaign’; Seeks Removal Of ASG On Article 35A; PDP Stays Away     SRINAGAR — National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Thursday presided over a meeting of prominent politicians from various political parties of the state at his Gupkar residence in Srinagar.  In the meeting NC vice President Omar Abdullah, General Secretary […]

Delhi HC Grants Bail To Watali 

NEW DELHI — The Delhi High Court Thursday granted bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested by the NIA for his alleged role in a funding case registered on the directions of the government of India. The court said there was no prima facie material to show that 70-year-old Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali was involved in […]

Govt Fails To Submit Film of Land Retrieved From Encroachers 

HC Grants Div Com 2 Weeks More Time For Submitting Pictures, Videos  SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has granted government two weeks time to submit pictures and film of land claimed to have been retrieval by it from encroachers in each district of Kashmir division. “We fail to see as to why the photographs […]

World Hunger Levels Rise For Third Consecutive Year: UN

UNITED NATIONS —World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fueled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations (UN) warns, jeopardizing a global goal to end the scourge by 2030. Hunger appears to be increas­ing in almost all of Africa and in South America, with 821 million people — one in nine […]

Israeli Military Begins Demolitions In Palestine

JERUSALEM  — The Israeli mili­tary has reportedly sent rein­forcements to Khan al-Ahmar as the regime prepares to demolish the Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank in de­fiance of international warnings and criticisms. The Palestinian Information Center reported on Thursday that Is­raeli forces had completely besieged Khan al-Ahmar, situated east of Je­rusalem al-Quds, and […]

Ranjan Gogoi Appointed Next CJI

NEW DELHI — The President of India Thursday appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India, according to the Law Ministry. He would assume office on October 3 after present incumbent Dipak Misra retires a day before. Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and would retire on […]

Sale Of State Land In Parimpora: Official, Land Brokers In Dock

SRINAGAR — Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint which revealed that some land brokers in league with the Revenue officials have sold the possession of State/ Kahcharai land around 141 Kanals located at Estate Parimpora Srinagar to different beneficiaries and as on the date different colonies have developed in the said land. On the receipt of […]

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