Shahid-ul-Islam Released On Parole 

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesman Shahid-ul-Islam, who was granted custody parole by an NIA court earlier this week, met his family in Srinagar on Thursday. Shahid-ul-Islam was detained at police station Rajbagh for the night and was allowed to meet his family today morning, said a source. According to the terms of the parole, Shahid-ul-Islam will […]

Militants Hurl Grenade At Police Station Anantnag

ANANTNAG — Two Central Reserve Police Force personnel and five civilians including three women were injured in a grenade blast outside a police post at Sheerbagh in this south Kashmir district on Thursday. Official sources said that suspected militants lobbed a grenade on police post at Shair Bagh area in Anantnag which exploded with bang, injuring […]

India’s Unemployment Rate Hit 45-Year High In 2017/18: Report

NEW DELHI —  India’s unemployment rate rose to a 45-year high during 2017-2018, theBusiness Standard newspaper on Thursday quoted a government survey as showing, in the latest setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi just months before a tightening election. The assessment by the National Sample Survey Office conducted between July 2017-June 2018, showed the unemployment rate stood […]

Modi Govt Committed To Equitable Development Of 3 Regions Of JK: Prez

NEW DELHI — President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday said the Modi government was committed to equitable development of the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir and has created a favourable environment for it. Addressing the joint sitting of Parliament at the beginning of the Budget Session, Kovind also highlighted the peaceful conclusion of Panchayat elections […]

Delhi Objects To Kashmir Conference Being Addressed By Pak FM In UK 

NEW DELHI — India on Thursday said it has “very strongly” taken up with the UK the issue of a conference on Kashmir being allowed to be hosted in London which is scheduled to be addressed by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India was expecting the British government […]

Pak Rejects India’s Objections To Qureshi’s Call To Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR — Pakistan on Thursday rejected India’s objections to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s phone call to Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Express Tribune reported. The Foreign Office, in a statement, reiterated that Kashmir is a pending dispute between the two nations and that the same had been acknowledged through United Nations Security […]

1-2 Feet Snowfall At Banihal Keeps Highway Shut

SRINAGAR — Intermittent snowfall and low visibility has cut off the valley from rest of the world as Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained while air traffic was disrupted with many flights cancelled, officials said. The Srinagar-Jammu Highway has been closed for traffic due to accumulation of snow around Jawahar Tunnel in Qazigund area and landlsides at Anokhi fall […]

Will Keep No Mark Of PSA If Voted To Power: Omar

PULWAMA — National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said Thursday the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA), under which a person can be detained without trial for six months, would be revoked if his party was voted to power in Jammu and Kashmir. “Let me assure the people of Jammu Kashmir that if the National Conference comes to […]

Political Leaders Want Youth Killed To Keep Delhi Under Pressure: Guv 

JAMMU — Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday courted a fresh controversy by accusing the state’s political leaders of wanting to get “youths killed” to “blackmail” Delhi and keep it “under pressure”. Addressing a Kissan Mela here in Akhnoor, the governor also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ready to give everything that the people of Kashmir demand […]

SRO-202: HC Admits Plea Against 5-Year Probation To Medical Officers

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has admitted a petition by several medical officers, challenging some Rules of SRO-202 including completion of five years probation period and denial of increment to them for as many years before their services are fully regularized.  A bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magray also ordered that the medical […]

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