‘Chilleh-Kalan’ in Kashmir Ends On Wet Note 

SRINAGAR — Parts of Kashmir Valley received light snowfall on Wednesday even as local meteorological department predicted wet weather across Jammu and Kashmir, cautioning that the it may disrupt transport on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Valley with the rest of the world. According to a Meteorological Department official, there was very light snowfall […]

3 Civilians Injured In Kulgam Blast 

SRINAGAR — Three civilians were injured after suspected militants lobbed a grenade on police station Dhamhal Hanjpora in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. A police officer said that some militants hurled a grenade on police station Dhamhal Hanjpora which exploded near the roadside. In the explosion, three civilians suffered splinter injuries and were hospitalized, he said. […]

Govt Orders Prosecution Of 2 Persons For ‘Praising’ Burhan Wani  

SRINAGAR — The government has ordered prosecution of two persons including Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader Noor Mohammad Kalwal for “praising” Burhan Wani, the 21-year-old  Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander who was killed in an encounter with government forces at Kokernag on July 8 2016.  State’s Home Department issued an notification, required under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, to […]

Pak Experts Inspect 1000 MW Pakal Dul HEP

JAMMU — A high-level team of Pakistani experts inspected the 1000 MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric power project being built on the Chenab river basin in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district under the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), officials said. The three-member team, headed by Pakistan’s Commissioner for Indus Waters Syed Mehr Ali Shah, visited […]

Army Fighting Youth Not Even Trained To Handle Guns: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said army was fighting youth in Kashmir who are not even trained to handle guns.  Addressing a delegates session of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Independent Movement headed by Bilal Lone, at Rajbagh, Mirwaiz said New Delhi should not be irked by his telephonic […]

I-League:Chance For Real Kashmir To Pip Chennai In Crunch Churchill Brothers Clash

VASCO — Giant-slayers Real Kashmir FC are in with a chance to go top of the points table if they secure a win over second-placed Churchill Brothers in their I-League clash here on Thursday. Both teams shared the spoils in the first-leg match at the TRC stadium in Srinagar, with the game ending in a […]

Qatar Pelted With Shoes As They Stomp UAE To Reach Final

ABU DHABI — Qatar punished unwelcoming hosts United Arab Emirates 4-0 in a politically charged clash marred by disgraceful behaviour from shoe-throwing fans on Tuesday to reach their first Asian Cup final. The Qataris, whose national anthem was drowned out by boos before the game, face Japan in Friday’s final after goals from Boualem Khoukhi, Almoez Ali, […]

Pvt Schools Insist on Admission Fee, Appeal FFC To Modify Fresh Order

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Joint Coordination Committee of Private Schools (JKJCCPS) has appealed the Fee Fixation Committee to modify its fresh Order No 01-FCC of 2019 issued on January 28, 2019 barring private schools from charging one time admission fee. JKJCCPS said government is only over ruling JK School Education Act 2002, issued by JK […]

Civil Society Opposes ‘Sellout’ Of Power Project Ratle To NHPC

SRINAGAR — Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Wednesday took strong objection to the present administration’s move for yet another sell out of a viable power project Ratle to the same organisation namely NHPC that has been involved in the loot and plunder of state’s water resources for decades.  In an emergency meeting, […]

SAC Approves ‘J&K Reimbursement Of State Taxes’ Scheme To Boost Investment

JAMMU —  The State Administrative Council, headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, has approved Jammu and Kashmir Reimbursement of State Taxes scheme to encourage investment for industrial development in the state, an official spokesman said Wednesday. In the Industrial Policy-2016, the state has fixed a target of attracting an investment of Rs 2,000 crore per […]

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