Decision To Hold Polls, GOI’s Sheer Arrogance: PDP  `

 SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party on Monday termed the announcement of Panchayat and Urban Local Body polls in Jammu and Kashmir reflection of Government of India’s  ‘sheer arrogance’, cautioning that such a move could turn the already violence infested state into an inferno.   In a statement issued here, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura stated […]

Revised SOPs For Disaster Relief Fund Notified

SRINAGAR — The Governor’s Administration Monday accorded sanction to the adoption of revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). According to the order issued by GAD, State Executive Committee (SEC) will place funds at the disposal of Departments/agencies for utilization as per SDRF norms and in line with government rules on financial […]

‘Cancel License of Pvt Schools For Exorbitant Fee Hike’

SRINAGAR — Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Director Directorate of School Education (DSEK) to cancel recognition of all those private schools in the valley including Leh and Kargil districts which have exorbitantly hiked fee in their institutions. The Divisional Commissioner made these directions while reviewing the status of fee structure in various schools […]

 Iqbal Is Innocent, Please Release Him, Family Urges Govt

SRINAGAR — Family of Iqbal Ah­mad Rather, who was arrested by police on Srinagar-Jammu high­way has appealed the govern­ment to release him as according to them, he is innocent and un­aware of the reason why he has been arrested. Hailing from Futlipora, Char-e-Sharief of central Kashmir, Iqbal’s family says that he had gone to Jammu for […]

Omar Takes Dig At Mehbooba

‘You Voted for BJP Even After Fall of Govt’ SRINAGAR — Taking a dig at PDP President Mehbooba Mufti for her outright rejection of any alliance with BJP in future, the National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah reminded her that she and late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed did not remember their promise of not allying with BJP […]

3 Panchayat Ghars Targeted In Southern Villages

SRINAGAR — Unidentified persons damaged three Panchayat Ghar in south Kashmir in 24 hours, officials said. The third incident was reported at Drubgam village of Pulwama and the Panchayat Ghar suffered minor damages, official sources said. Earlier a Panchayet Ghar was set on fire by some unknown persons at Nazneenpora Shopian. It also suffered partial damage, […]

CPI(M) Also Joins Poll Boycott Bandwagon

SRINAGAR— The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday said it will boycott the upcoming panchayat and local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Slamming the Centre for going ahead with the elections despite opposition from mainstream parties in the state, the CPI(M) said it showed the “arrogance” of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government. The […]

Kashmiri Migrants Can Vote In Civic Polls

SRINAGAR — The State’s Election Office Monday said that with the amendments in J&K Representation of People Act-1957 and J&K Conduct of Election Rules-1965, the names of Kashmiri migrants continue to be enrolled in the Electoral Rolls of Assembly Constituencies of Kashmir Valley. “As the Municipal Electoral Rolls are relatable to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Rolls, […]

Polls In Kashmir A Military Exercise, Says JRL

SRINAGAR — Stating that highest per capita military power is being used in Jammu and Kashmir to conduct elections, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Monday rejected any electoral process as a substitute to right to self-determination and once again made a fervent appeal to the people of Kashmir to observe a complete election boycott to the upcoming […]

Ikhwani Turned Soldier Shot Dead Inside Home

Soldier was on leave to attend ‘Chaharum’ of his son  KULGAM — An Ikhwani counter insurgent turned soldier was killed when suspected militants barged into his house and pumped bullets into his body in a village in Kulgam district. The deceased during the peak of counter insurgency was known as Mukhtar Gola. An official said that […]

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