Night Temp Drops To 6 Years Low In Pahalgam

SRINAGAR —  The night temperatures plunged across Kashmir Valley with famous hill resort of Pahalgam recording its coldest January night in six years. However, during the day, there was sunshine with Srinagar witnessing maximum of 7.1 degree Celsius, nearly a degree above the normal for this time of the year.   A meteorological department official said […]

Group of Shia Clerics Meet JRL, Reaffirm Support

SRINAGAR — A group of Shia Ulema Monday met Joint Resistance Leadership and reiterated what they described as unflinching support for the ongoing struggle for Right to Self Determination. The group met Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik separately, according to sources. The group included Moulana Ghulam Ali Gulzar, Moulana Ghulam […]

Shiv Sena Slams Modi Over ‘Worst’ Kashmir Situation

MUMBAI — The Shiv Sena said Monday that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has worsened under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s watch and claimed the BJP-led government at the Centre frittered away the massive 2014 poll mandate. Modi talks about his “56-inch chest”, but more Army jawans have shed blood in the militancy-hit state under his dispensation […]

Kashmir Still A Challenge For Pak’s Activities: Rajnath

NEW DELHI — Kashmir is still a challenge “due to destabilising activities” by Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Monday. He was talking to media persons after inaugurating the administrative building, residential block and officers’ mess at the SSB sector headquarters in Lakhimpur. “Kashmir is still a challenge due to destabilising activities by […]

At ECI Meet, CEO Suggests Early Polls In J&K: Report

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has suggested early assembly elections in the State, assuring full preparedness, in a presentation made to the Election Commission of India (ECI) in New Delhi two days ago. Official sources said CEO Shailendra Kumar made an elaborate presentation, putting forth the “pros and cons” of early or […]

5 Absconding Militants Among 6 Face Prosecution  

SRINAGAR — The State’s Home Department has ordered a prosecution against six militants, five of on the run, under section 45 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.    According to state’s home department, Police Station Devsar on 28 November 2017 received a reliable information to the effect that militants namely Altaf Ahmad Dar alias Altaf Kachroo […]

JNU Sedition Case: 7 Kashmiris Named In Chargesheet By Delhi Police

NEW DELHI — Seven Kashmiri students were among those against whom the Delhi Police has submitted a charge sheet in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case at the Patiala House Courts. The case pertains to raising of “freedom for Kashmir” and “anti-India” slogans at an event on the campus against the hanging of Afzal Guru. […]

Injured In Firing At Shopian, Ganderbal Youth Battles For Life 

SRINAGAR — A youth from Nagbal, injured in alleged firing on mourners by army in Shopian yesterday, continues to battle for life at SKIMS here even as a shutdown was observed on Monday in Soura and Nagbal areas of central Kashmir’s Srinagar and Ganderbal districts.    Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Soura, Dr Farooq Jan, said that […]

Cops To Get 2% More Hardship Allowances  

JAMMU — The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here on Monday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the grant of Hardship Allowance @ 8% of basic pay in the revised pay levels in favour of Gazetted and Non Gazetted Police Personnel w.e.f 01.01.2019. The SAC also approved Hardship Allowance […]

People Go Too Far For Vote: Guv On Farooq’s TRC Pledge 

JAMMU — Claiming that there was nothing like ‘operation all out’, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday termed National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah promise of appointing Truth and Reconciliation Commission into 2016 killings as a political compulsion.  The governor also advised militants to shun the path of violence, assuring that his administration […]

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