Snowfall Breaks Month-Long Dry Spell 

SRINAGAR — Kashmir received its first snowfall of the New Year on Wednesday, breaking a month-long dry spell in the Valley, the meteorological department said. The 300-kilometre-long Jammu-Srinagar highway and the Mughal Road, which connects Jammu’s Poonch and Rajouri districts with south Kashmir’s Shopian, have been closed for vehicular traffic after the fresh snowfall, officials […]

SMC To Provide Coloured Waste Collection Dustbins To House Owners

SRINAGAR — The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) will provide coloured dustbins to the house owners to collect the waste at the doorsteps of people. This was revealed in a meeting which was chaired by the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma, to review the Solid Waste Management (SWM) in the state and its projects under Swach […]

JKLF Zonal Organiser Booked Under PSA

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Wednesday said that the amalgam’s zonal organizer, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, who was in police custody since Dec 12 has been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and was shifted to Kot-Balwal Jail today. A JKLF spokesman said that the amalgam’s zonal organizer was arrested by police for […]

‘Snow Shovelling Increases Heart Attacks’

SRINAGAR — With Srinagar outskirts receiving fresh snowfall and people clearing their sidewalks and driveways, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said shovelling of the snow increases the risk of heart attack. DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement issued here on Wednesday said, “Lifting snow is incredibly taxing on heart and can trigger […]

JK Cements Employees Protest Delay In Release Of Salaries

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Cements, a public sector undertaking, has failed to release the salaries of employees for the last four months promoting them to hit the roads. A large number of employees associated with the J&K Cements Association Wednesday staged a protest here at the Press Colony Srinagar to seek release of salaries. […]

DD Srinagar Fails To Release Payments Of TV Professionals

SRINAGAR — The Doordarshan Kendra, Srinagar, has failed to release the payments for the work done by the freelance TV professionals. The TV professionals have said that the payments due to them have not been released by the DD Kendra Srinagar citing lack of funds from Prasar Bharati. However they said that crores of rupees are being […]

6 Persons Face Prosecution Reviving Militancy In Kishtwar

SRINAGAR —  The government has accorded sanction for the prosecution of six persons in a case registered in Kishtwar under unlawful activities (Prevention) Act.  The state’s Home department accorded sanction to prosecute the six persons, one of them an absconder, based on a docket received prepared by SHO of police station Kishtwar. As per the SHO, […]

Bill In Lok Sabha To Make Linking Of Aadhaar Voluntary

NEW DELHI — The government Wednesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha that will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID Aadhaar as a means of identity verification for obtaining services like opening a bank account and getting a mobile phone connection. The bill, which seeks to amend three separate laws governing Aadhaar, telecom sector, […]

Govt Forces Killed 140 Militants Between June-December

NEW DELHI — Altogether 140 militants were killed by state forces in Jammu and Kashmir between June and December 2018 during which 426 stone pelting incidents were also reported in the state, Union minister Hansraj Ahir said Wednesday. Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, he said 140 militants were killed from June 25 […]

ISIS Presence In J&K Is Not That Big: Police Chief

SRINAGAR — The presence of the ISIS in Kashmir is not “that big” but attempts are being made by anti-national elements to radicalise a section of the youth with the global militant  group’s ideology, DGP Dilbag Singh said Wednesday. The DGP’s remark came days after a group of youngsters, carrying ISIS flags, forcibly entered the […]

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