High-Level Panel To Monitor Wular Lake Conservation

JAMMU — Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today took stock of the working of Wular Conservation & Monitoring Authority (WUCMA). The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Forests Manoj Kumar Diwedi, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) and Chief Executive Director WUCMA. The issues faced in the implementation of the project were put forth by […]

46-Day Amarnath Yatra Begins From July 1

JAMMU — Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over the 36th Board Meeting held today at Raj Bhavan, Jammu. Those present at the meeting included BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary and Members of the Board including Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj; D.C. Raina; Pt. Bhajan Sopori; Prof. Anita Billawaria; […]

Girl Commits Suicide After Pictures Circulated On Social Media

SRINAGAR — A 21-year-old girl in Pulwama district Thursday committed suicide after her pictures were circulated on social media. Police have registered a case for abetment of suicide and launched the hunt to arrest the man accused. The 21-year- old girl was shocked after she came to know that her pictures had been uploaded on Facebook […]

Attack On Kashmiris, Centre’s ‘Inaction’ Widely Condemned

SRINAGAR —The attack on Kashmiris in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow drew widespread condemnation in Kashmir on Thursday even as questions were raised over the   Central government’s alleged inaction to stop the targeted violence against Kashmiris in parts of India following the February 14 Pulwama bombing. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah saying it had “hurt the […]

CISF Steps Up Security Of All JK Based Units

NEW DELHI — The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has beefed up security cover of all its units in Jammu and Kashmir and has provided additional bullet-proof armours to its troops in view of the enhanced alert in the state, a senior officer said Thursday. In Jammu and Kashmir, the CISF has “beefed up security […]

Rs 29.5 Crore approved for State Disaster Response Fund

JAMMU — The State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) headed by Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Thursday approved release of Rs 29.5 Crore to meet any eventuality on account of natural disasters for the year 2019-20. Administrative Secretaries of Finance, Home, Revenue, PW(R&B)/DMRR&R, School Education, Financial Commissioner, Revenue, Chief Executive […]

One Killed, 32 Injured In Grenade Blast In Jammu 

JAMMU — A teenager was killed and 32 others were injured on Thursday in a grenade attack in the crowded general bus stand area in the heart of the city with the attacker arrested in this connection, police said. Mohammad Sharik, 17, a resident of Hardiwar in Uttarakhand, who was among 33 people brought to the […]

Pak Places 121 Members Of Banned Outfits Into Preventive Detention

ISLAMABAD — A total of 121 members of the proscribed groups have so far been taken into “preventive detention” across Pakistan, the Interior Ministry announced Thursday. The new figure of 121 came two days after the ministry said Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar’s son and brother were among 44 members of the banned militant outfits taken […]

JKLF Chief Booked Under PSA, Shifted To Jammu Jail 

SRINAGAR — The chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik has been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to a jail in Jammu. Malik was arrested on February 22 and kept at the Kothibagh police station in Srinagar. However, he was informed by police on Wednesday evening that […]

JRL Calls For Shutdown Today  

SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown on Friday against the “arbitrary” arrest of senior resistance leader and chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik and many others under “draconian” PSA.   “This spree of arrests, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and attempts to tinker with hereditary state subject law under the pretext of […]

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