Collective Efforts Needed To Support Children: CJ

JAMMU — Chief Justice Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal,  Wednesday said that “we as a society have to ensure that no child grows up alone and have to work together to make it veracity.” She made these remarks during her visit to the SOS Children’s Village at Gol Gujral and Home for Mentally Challenged […]

Jamia Incident Aimed To Defame Kashmiris: KCSDS

SRINAGAR — Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Wednesday said that the incident of “desecration” of Jamia Masjid was aimed to defame the “indigenous movement by attempting to link it with global islamic terrorist movement.” “KCSDS views with great disgust and dismay the underhand tricks played by ‘invisible forces’ through their hoodlums as […]

CB Cautions Job Seekers From Unathorized Consulting Agencies

SRINAGAR — Crime Branch Kashmir Wednesday issued an advisory for overseas job seekers in view of reports of illegal job consulting agencies functioning in the Valley. A spokesperson of CB said that unauthorized and illegal manpower job consulting agencies have been established in nook and corner of Kashmir who operate without holding valid licenses from the MOIA […]

CBI Books Colonel, 4 Soldiers For Graft

NEW DELHI —The CBI has booked a colonel among five Army personnel for allegedly receiving bribes worth Rs 18 lakh from a supplier of rations for troops posted in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday. This is the second case when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against army […]

JKSSB To Fill Class-IV Vacancies 

JAMMU — The Government today announced that henceforth recruitment to Class-IV posts in all the Departments shall be done through the J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) to ensure utmost transparency in these recruitments.  “By virtue of amendments carried out in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Decentralization and Recruitment Act, 2010 and the Jammu and Kashmir […]

Mirwaiz Leads Cleansing Of Jamia Pulpit, Vows To Name Masked Men  

SRINAGAR — Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led members of Awami Action Committee to cleanse the pulpit of Jamia Masjid ‘desecrated’ last Friday by “hooligans”   Mirwaiz who heads the ACC, the caretaking body of the 14-century grand mosque, took out a cloth and started cleaning the pulpit while others joined him amid shouting of pro-freedom slogans. On the occasions, […]

Militant, Others Killing Nothing To Boast About: DGP  

SRINAGAR — There is no joy in any death in a counter-insurgency operation, be it of security personnel or a militant, Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbagh Singh said Wednesday. Addressing an annual press conference here, Singh, who took over as director general of police (DGP) in September last year, said the number of incidents of […]

Army Chief Reviews Kashmir Security  

SRINAGAR — Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday reviewed the prevailing security situation and strategy for counter militant operations in the hinterland, a defence ministry spokesman said. Accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, the Army Chief was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, at Badami Bagh […]

It’s For EC To Decide Assembly Poll Timing In J&K: Rajnath  

NEW DELHI — Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said it is for the Election Commission of India (EC) to decide when to hold Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, which is currently under President’s rule. Responding to a media query, Rajnath Singh said since elections for Panchayat and urban local bodies have been […]

Govt Seeks Development Reports Monthly  

JAMMU —The Government has asked all the Administrative Secretaries to regularly furnish monthly status/progress report regarding major developmental initiatives/activities to the Planning, Development & Monitoring Department for onward submission to the Raj Bhavan.  “All the Administrative Secretaries are directed to furnish the monthly information regarding major developmental activities and achievements during the month to the Planning […]