SP-Rank Officer To Lead CRPF Convoys In Kashmir

NEW DELHI — CRPF convoys moving to and from the Kashmir Valley will now be commandeered by a higher SP-rank officer and a single motorcade will not have more than 40 vehicles at any point of time, the paramilitary force has ordered in the wake of the Pulwama attack that killed 40 troops during a similar […]

IAF Probing Whether Friendly Fire Brought Down Own Chopper In Budgam

SRINAGAR — Among the threads being investigated in the February 27 crash of an IAF Mi-17 helicopter  in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district during a tense standoff with Pakistan include the possibility that it may have been “accidentally” shot down by Indian Air Defence System, officials said. The officials, who are familiar with the investigation and spoke […]

Tulip Garden Thrown Open To Visitors

SRINAGAR — Asia’s largest tulip garden overlooking the famous Dal Lake here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir was Sunday thrown open to public, marking the beginning of new tourism season in the valley. The garden witnessed an impressive footfall of locals and tourists on the first day of its opening this year. […]

Omar For Immediate Assembly Polls In JK After LS Election

SRINAGAR —National Conference leader Omar Abdullah favours early Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and has expressed the hope that the people of the state will give mandate for a single party rule, instead of a coalition government in the state as has been witnessed since 2002. In an interview to PTI, the former chief […]

4 Members Of Family Among 6 Killed In Rajouri Accident

JAMMU — Six persons, including four members of a family, were killed and a woman critically injured Sunday when a vehicle plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, police said. The accident occurred at Ujhan-Dhandkote in Darhal area around 12.30 am when the driver of the private vehicle, which was on way […]

Court Martial Of Major Gogoi Completed; Could Lose Seniority

NEW DELHI / SRINAGAR — The court martial proceedings against Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the 2017 ‘human shield’ controversy, have been completed and he may face reduction in seniority as a punishment for “fraternising” with a local woman in Srinagar last year, officials said. The court martial process against his […]

Pak Army Chief To Brief Parliamentarians On ‘Hostile Situation’ At LoC

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will brief the parliamentarians next week on “hostile situation at the Line of Control” in the aftermath of recent tension with India, media reports said on Sunday. The briefing, to be held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on April 4, will be attended by the […]

ITBP Soldier Shoots Self Dead In Srinagar

SRINAGAR — A day after a Sub-Inspector of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) committed suicide in north Kashmir, another trooper of the paramilitary force shoot himself dead in Srinagar on Sunday morning. “Constable Ramphul Meena (belt number 127020492) of ITBP 11 bn today morning shoots himself with his service rifle INSAS inside a camp at Sericulture Office […]

Kothibagh Principal Suspended for ‘Not Helping’ Poll Staff

Srinagar: Principal of a prestigious government run school in Srinagar was suspended after she allegedly refused to cooperate with the election staff. Principal Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothibagh and four teachers in Bandipora were suspended on Saturday for allegedly not cooperating with the election staff, reports said. “The action taken by Assistant officer 23-Amira […]

Prominent School Faces Charges Of Corruption And Embezzlement

SRINAGAR — Kashmir Valley’s prominent missionary school, Tyndale-Biscoe and Mallinson,  are under scanner for massive misappropriation of funds after a court here directed the state crime branch to launch a “fresh probe” against it, according to a media report.  The action came in response to a complaint filed by Rajan Sadhu, its former estates supervisor, and Issac […]

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