HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Probe Into 2 Fake Encounters In 2016

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition, seeking a probe into alleged fake encounters at Chak Dragmulla Kupwara and Sarai Bala Srinagar in 2016.   “We are of the considered view that this is not a case where this Court would need to take any action in exercise of its inherent […]

2 Jaish Militants Killed In Shopian 

SRINAGAR — Two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were killed in a gunfight with government forces at Memender village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.  A police spokesman in a statement said that based on a “credible inputs” about the presence of militants in Memender area, a cordon and search operation was launched today morning jointly by […]

Hurriyat Strike Shuts Businesses in Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR —The shutdown called by Joint Resistance Leadership against whole resistance leadership, a widespread spree of arrests and continued threats to tinker with Articles 35A and 370 on Wednesday affected normal life across the Kashmir Valley. Shops and other business establishments were closed while public transport was mainly off the roads, reports reaching GNS said. […]

Mirwaiz Urges India, Pak Not To ‘Escalate Situation’

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq urged India and Pakistan not to escalate the situation and desist from “warmongering which will be a disaster for the entire region.”  “First thing leadership and people of Kashmir greatly urge India and Pakistan not to escalate the situation and desist from warmongering which will be a disaster […]

Attacks On Kashmiris:No Further Order Needed As Violence Stopped, Says SC

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court Wednesday said no further orders were “called for” on a PIL over violence against Kashmiris as the Centre has informed it that no fresh incident has been reported in the country since February 22, the day when it took cognisance of the issue. The top court had on February […]

Order On Shutdown Of 9 Airports Withdrawn

SRINAGAR — The order to shut down nine airports, including the ones in Srinagar and Jammu, has been withdrawn.  The order to shut down airports at Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali, Pithoragarh was issue earlier during the day amid escalation of tension between India and Pakistan after the IAF carried out strikes in […]

Guv Launches Portal To Monitor Infrastructure Projects

JAMMU — Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday launched ‘State Infrastructure Monitoring System-SIMS’ the official Portal developed by the Finance Department in collaboration with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for management, monitoring, information and payment system of all Infrastructure Projects being funded through the Jammu Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC). Navin Choudhary, Principal Secretary Finance, […]

Admin Nod To 5-Member Committee For Upgradation Of SEOC

JAMMU — The Jammu and Kashmir administration Wednesday constituted a five-member committee for the upgradation of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), officials said. “Sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a committee regarding upgradation of the SEOC in Humhama, Kashmir,” an order issued by General Administration Department (GAD) said.  The committee would be headed […]

Omar Urges PM To Suspend Political Activities

SRINAGAR — National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to suspend all his political activities till the missing Indian Air Force pilot returns home safely, and also asked Opposition parties to put off their meeting in the national capital. “PM Modi must suspend his political activities until #WingCommanderAbhinandan is returned safely. It […]

India, Pakistan On The Brink   

ISLAMABAD / NEW DELHI — India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other’s fighter jets on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a 1971 war, prompting world powers to urge restraint. Both countries have ordered air strikes over the last […]