Mehbooba Writes To Modi For Sharda Peeth Pilgrimage

SRINAGAR —Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday wrote to PM Modi to seek allowing Sharda Peeth pilgrimage in Pakistan-controlled-Kashmir (PcK). “Wrote to PM @narendramodi for opening of Sharda Peeth route for facilitating the Pandit community. I hope like Kartarpur, this too will be considered for better peace & prosperity in the region,” […]

Mirwaiz Put Under House Arrest

SRINAGAR —  Hurriyat Conference-M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest on Saturday. In a tweet, Mirwaiz said that they were not allowed any space for any kind of political activity and posted pictures of police personnel outside his Nigeen residence as well as the Hurriyat’s Rajbagh office. “One day #Hurriyat workers /delegate session […]

HC Seeks Report On Solid Waste Management In J&K

SRINAGAR —  The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Saturday sought a report union of India, indicating various schemes and funds allocation relating to solid waste management as well as the specific purposes for which the same have to be utilized in Jammu and Kashmir.  A division o the court also directed the Union of India […]

JK’s Power Woes Will End By 2020: Advisor

SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor, Ke­wal Kumar Sharma, on Saturday said the power crisis in the state would be overcome to a large extent by 2020 as massive infra­structure upgradation is going on in this key sector. Taking a comprehensive review of the of power sector at a high-level meeting here today, Sharma asked the Power […]

Governor Launches Ayushman Bharat Scheme

JAMMU — Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday launched the ambitious “Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Man­tri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)” at an impressive function held at Teacher’s Bhawan, Gandhi Nagar here. Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office; K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai -Advisors to Governor; Ju­gal Kishore and Shamsher Singh, Members of Parliament; […]

BSF, Rangers Exchange Sweets on Border  

JAMMU — The BSF and Pakistani Rangers Saturday exchanged sweets along the International Border (IB) in Jammu as the Indian border guarding force celebrated its 54th raising day, officials said. “On the occasion of BSF’s 54th raising day, both border guarding forces of India and Pakistan– Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers– exchanged sweets and […]

Jammu: 2 Soldiers Killed In Blast On LoC In Akhnoor

JAMMU — Two Army personnel were killed and as many injured in an accidental blast along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir today, an officer said. A landmine exploded near the anti-infiltration obstacle system when an Army column was on patrol duty along the LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district late this […]

Civilian Injured In Firing During Pulwama Cordon

SRINAGAR — A civilian was wounded in a firing incident during a cordon-and-search-operation in a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, reports said. Quoting an unnamed police official, news agency GNS reported that a civilian, identified as Bashir Ahmad Mir, was hit by a bullet during a CASO launched by the forces in […]

Work On Hold, Kashmir Rail Delays Again

SRINAGAR —The Kashmir rail link project is likely to get delayed as the construction of the Chenab bridge has been halted for the last over two months due to dif­ferences between the Railway Authorities and the contractors over arbitration and quality of the painting. The work on the main arch for the bridge over Chenab […]

Curious Case Of Ex-Norway PM’s Meeting With Hurriyat

On November 23, the ex-Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik landed in Srinagar and headed directly to the top separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s residence at Hyderpora where he was also joined by the Hurriyat M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The meeting lasted half an hour after which Bondevik held brief meetings with the […]

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