Farooq’s Poll Plank: ‘Regional Autonomy In 30 Days If NC Wins’

JAMMU— National Conference (NC) president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said if his party is voted to power in the upcoming assembly elections, “regional autonomy will be granted in J&K within 30 days of his party forming the government”. “A road-map in this regard has been drawn between 1996 and 2002 and […]

Pak PM Telephones UN Chief: ‘End HR Violations In Kashmir’  

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take the notice of the human rights violations in Kashmir. During a telephonic conversation with Guterres, Khan “underscored (the) UN’s role to end these violations”, Dawn reported, citing a statement issued by the prime minister’s office. Khan’s call to the UN […]

Separatists Fan Anti-India Sentiments: Rajnath  

NEW DELHI — Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said separatists exploit every possible situation to fan anti-India sentiments and incite the people. Inaugurating the annual conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police at the site of the tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat, the home minister said the Pakistan establishment is […]

Only 40 Percent City Areas Connected With Drainage

SRINAGAR — Due to the delay in the completion of sewerage projects on account of lack of funding, only 40 percent area of Srinagar remains connected with the drainage system. A few hours downpour triggers “massive water logging in parts of the Valley” which was “happening because of poor drainage system”, residents complained. An official of […]

Contractual Employees Protest Over Pending Wages 

SRINAGAR — A large number of contractual employees associated with the Senior Contractors Coordination Committee (SCCC) on Thursday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar against the delay in the release of their wages. Scores of the contractual employees led by SCCC chairman Basher Ahmad Khan assembled in press colony shouting anti-governmental slogans and demanded the release […]

KEA Denounces Police Charges Against Yasin Malik  

SRINAGAR — The Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan has condemned the police charges of attempt to murder against senior resistance leader Muhammad Yasin Malik and his associates. In a statement, Yasin Khan said it was unfortunate that the ailing leader who heads JKLF has been booked for attempt to murder for merely having staged […]

Pvt Schools Seek Sale Of Books In Schools

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Joint Coordination Committee of Private Schools (JKJCCPS) has sought the sale of books within the premises of the private schools here. The demand was raised in a meeting of the members of the JKJCCPS with the Director Education Kashmir, Dr. G N Itoo, to discuss with “him issues relating to […]

Dy Mayor’s ‘Rule Breaking’ Stunt Invites SHRC Notice  

SRINAGAR — Observing that “exercising powers by any authority which are not available to him in law amount to breaking of rule of law and as such violation of human rights”, the State Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to deputy mayor Sheikh Imran over his alleged misbehavior with doctors during a visit Chest Disease […]

Kupwara Man Faces Prosecution For Anti-India Sermon  

SRINAGAR —The government on Thursday accorded sanction for prosecution against a person for presenting a sermon against the State and India and for chanting slogans against the sovereignty of India at Takya Khurhama village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara in May last year.  According to an official, police station Lalpora received an extract from Police post […]

Major Reshuffle In Admin: 50 KAS Officers Shifted

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday ordered with immediate effect transfer of 50 KAS officers in the interest of administration. According to a government order  issued here Ms. Sunita Anand, KAS, Special Secretary to the Government, School Education Department, is transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Youth Services and SportsDepartment. […]

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