Fresh Snowfall In Higher Reaches, Highway Reopens  

SRINAGAR — Fresh snowfall was reported in many areas in the higher reaches including including Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, amassed nearly fresh snow overnight even as Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley reopened for one-way traffic. A meteorological department official said Srinagar—the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – recorded […]

Elect Those Who Will Ensure J&K’s Voice Is Heard: Farooq

SRINAGAR — National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah urged the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to elect those leaders in the upcoming general election who would ensure that their voice was heard in Parliament. “Now that the trumpet of the Lok Sabha polls has been blown, the NC is all geared up. The people […]

2 Officials Suspended For Uploading Mass Transfer List

BUDGAM — Department of Education Tuesday placed two employees under suspension for making ‘mass transfer’ list of teacher viral on social media. Reports said that Government of Jammu and Kashmir Office of the Chief Education Officer, Budgam had accorded the sanction to the mass transfer of teachers. Reports added that a list of over 500 […]

JK Gets First Palliative Care Centre For Cancer, Terminally Ill Patients

JAMMU —Terminally ill patients in Jammu and Kashmir suffering from non-communicable diseases including cancer now won’t have to travel to Delhi or Chandigarh for treatment with the state Tuesday getting its first palliative care centre.  Established at district hospital Gandhi Nagar here under the national palliative care programme, the centre was inaugurated by Principal Secretary […]

Missing Rifle, Grenades And Ammo Recovered

SRINAGAR — Two youth were arrested after a bank security guard’s “missing” rifle was recovered from their possession while another was arrested for the possession of a grenade and ammunition, police said. “On the intervening night of March 11/12, police Shopian arrested two youths of village Kumdalan village. During questioning, a 12 bore rifle which was missing […]

Advisor Inspects Progress On Wular Conservation

BANDIPORA — Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar inspected pace of work on the Wular Lake Conservation Project, here today.  The conservation project on the world famous Fresh water Lake is being implemented by Wular Conservation & Monitoring Authority (WUCMA). Commissioner Secretary Forests Manoj Kumar Diwedi, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Suresh Chugh and […]

Muttahid-e-Masjlis Ulema Calls Shutdown On Weekend 

SRINAGAR — Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), an amalgam of clerics, has called for a shutdown on Saturday against NIA summon to its chief and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami. Addressing a press conference at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal here, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam condemned the summoning of Mirwaiz and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami. He appealed […]

ECI’s Special Observers Visiting J&K Soon

SRINAGAR — Amid criticism over the decision not to conduct assembly and Lok Sabha polls simultaneously in J&K, Election Commission of India on Tuesday held a meeting with three special observers to take into account the affairs of the State. The Commission met its special observers for the State, AS Gill, Noor Mohammad and Vinod Zutshi, […]

If LS Polls Can Be Held In J&K, Why Not LA Elections:Yechury  

NEW DELHI — CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday questioned the central government for not announcing the dates for assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.  “If Lok Sabha polls can be held in Jammu and Kashmir, why is security a problem for assembly polls in the state?” asked Yechury.   The CPI (M) general […]

Arms Loot From MLA’s Residence: NIA Arrests 3 Shopian Natives

NEW DELHI —The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday arrested three persons in Jammu and Kashmir for alleged theft of seven AK series assault rifles of security personnel posted at the residence of former PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir in Srinagar last year, officials said. Those arrested were identified as Parveez Ahmad Wani (35) of Thokarpora, […]

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