Govt Directs Deptts To Expedite Work On Languishing Projects

SRINAGAR — The state government has directed the departments to speedup up the pace of languishing projects, which were earlier cleared earlier by the J&K Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC). Official sources said that in the last two months, the High-Powered Committee (HPC) constituted for ensuring assured funding of languishing projects has cleared around 1200 languishing […]

Forest Deptt To Use Drones To Check Fires

SRINAGAR — The forest department will use the drones to check the forest fires. This was revealed during the technical training workshop on the use of web-based Forest Fire Monitoring App and GPS technology for the Range officers of Srinagar Forest Circle of the department. Around 25 Range Forest Officers were trained in the use of […]

BJP Asks Mehbooba To Apologize For Supporting Militants’ Families

SRINAGAR — Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday sought apology from PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on her remark over alleged harassment to families of militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. BJP senior leader and former deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta while seeking an apology from Mehbooba Mufti over her […]

Mehbooba’s ‘Support To Militants’ Her Compulsion: Governor

JAMMU — Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday termed as “compulsion” former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s call for action against policemen for harassing and beating family members of a killed militant including his sister in Pulwama district.    Malik also promised a high-level probe into the alleged torture of some family members of a militant […]

BJP Entering Our Homes: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR  —  ?????Wading into the debate over the passage of a bill to criminalise the practice of triple talaq among Muslims, PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti on Monday alleged the BJP was “entering our homes” using the legislation. Speaking to reporters in Srinagar, Mufti said: “By bringing triple talaq bill, they [BJP] are entering our houses. This will […]

Rains, Snow From Jan 4, Set To End Dry Spell

SRINAGAR: The Meteorological department on Monday forecast fairly widespread light rains and snow from Tuesday and “widespread” downpour in Kashmir Valley on January 4 and 5   If the forecast comes good, it will end the prevailing dry spell and give respite from bone-chilling temperatures in the Valley from last several days. Although there was […]

‘18 Women, 31 Children Among 160 Civilians Killed In Deadliest 2018’

SRINAGAR — Eighteen women and 31 children were among 160 civilians killed in 2018, the deadliest in last decade with 586 people slain in different incidents of violence in Kashmir Valley, according to the annual report by Association of Parents Of Disappeared Persons and Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). “The year 2018 was the […]

257 Militants Killed In 2018: DGP

SRINAGAR — Director general of police, Dilbag Singh, Monday said that despite the elimination of over 257 militants in counter-insurgency operations across the state in 2018, around 260 to 300 are still active in Kashmir Valley. “Since its Pakistan-sponsored militancy, they (Pakistan) keep trying to replenish the numbers of militants and this year, infiltration was sizeable. Despite […]

Jamia Incident: JRL Holds Meet, Mehbboba Calls Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising both factions of Hurriyat Conference kled respectively by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq besides Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday held a meeting at Geelani’s Hyderpora residence in view of the recent desecration of Jamia Masjid pulpit by some masked youth. Mirwaiz and Malik reached at […]

Weapon Loot Case: SSP Security Attached

SRINAGAR — A day after four weapons were reported missing from guard room attached to former Congress MLC Muzaffar Parray here, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Monday attached with immediate effect Maqsood-ul-Zaman, SSP Security Kashmir, with Security Headquarters. In an order issued here, Sajad Hussain, SSP Commandant JKAP-3rd Bn, has been asked look after […]

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