Upgradation Of Infra, Diagnostic Facilities In Hospitals Sought

JAMMU — Principal Secretary Fi­nance, Navin K Choudhary to­day directed the upgradation of health facilities i the state. He said this while chaired two separate meetings to dis­cuss the budget proposals of the Departments of Health & Medical Education. He also chaired a meeting of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs in­cluding Elections for the fi­nancial year […]

‘Zakir Musa Hiding In Punjab’

PUNJAB — Security agencies have been put on high alert in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab on Thursday following intelligence reports that Kashmiri militant Zakir Musa could be hiding in the area. The intelligence reports have suggested that Musa could be disguised as a Sikh and wearing a turban. He is the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind […]

CB Books Revenue Officials For Land Fraud

SRINAGAR — Crime Branch Kash­mir on Thursday claimed to have booked revenue of­ficials and a land broker for duping people of their valu­ables. CB in a statement said that it received a complaint from one Humayun Ashraf Lone, stating therein that he “has purchased a piece of land measuring one kanal situated at Mouza Rawal-Pora, Tehsil […]

Drabu Quits PDP: ‘Life’s Another Phase Over’

SRINAGAR — Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Haseeb Drabu, also the architect of the Agenda of Alliance that brought the PDP and the BJP together to form a government in 2015, on Thursday quit the party. Drabu, who earned a good rapport with BJP’s Kashmir point-man Ram Madhav during the three-month long negotiations on the […]

Govt Move to Scrap ReT Scheme On HC Radar  

SRINAGAR — The J&K High Court today said that the government decision to cancel the ReT scheme will have no effect on those candidates whose cases have been decided or pending adjudication before the courts.   A bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey also issued notice to the government returnable within four weeks and ordered that […]

LoC Flares Up: 2 Indian Soldiers Killed

SRINAGAR — An army soldier and a border security force personnel were killed and three others including an officer were injured as India and Pakistan armies exchange fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara and Rajouri districts on Thursday. Army officials told a local news agency GNS that Pakistan army attacked posts of […]

Stone Pelting: 2 Kashmiri Youth Arrested from Gujarat

BHUJ (GUJARAT) — Two residents of Jammu and Kashmir including a minor, allegedly involved in pelting stones at security forces, have been detained in Kutch district of Gujarat, police said Thursday. Altaf Najar(23) and a 16-year-old boy were allegedly involved in attacking government forces, and three FIRs have been registered against them in J&K, said a senior […]

JRL Holds Candle light Vigil Against HR Violations

SRINAGAR —The Joint Resistance Leadership held candlelight vigil protests on the fourth consecutive day on Thursday. A large number of activists of the JRL staged protests in different parts of  Kashmir against what they termed was a continuous human rights violations being witnessed in Kashmir. In a statement, the leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz […]

Thieves Rule The Roost At LD Hospital

SRINAGAR — The attendants and patients at the Kashmir’s lone maternity care hospital Lalal Ded (LD) are facing an ordeal as thieves has struck inside the wards stealing the cash as well as the other valuables of the people including the blankets and shoes. So next time you visit the LD hospital, be better take […]

JK Cements Employees Protest For Release Of Salaries

SRINAGAR — A large number of employees associated with the JK Cements Employees Association Thursday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar to demand the release of salaries pending for the last four months and implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations. Scores of protesting employees assembled in Pratap Park and marched towards the press enclave, chanting slogans […]

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