New Twist In Teacher’s Death Case:From ‘Custodial Death’ To ‘Custodial Escape’   

SRINAGAR — A day after admitting that teacher from Awantipora died in its custody at Srinagar, police on Wednesday filed FIR under 224 RPC which pertains to “escape or attempts to escape from custody”.    Amid new twist, the magisterial inquiry at Srinagar has been also closed and a fresh magisterial inquiry has been initiated […]

Youth Tech Fest Organized At SRCC Delhi

NEW DELHI — In a bid to encourage youths at the nation’s most prestigious collegeSriram College of Commerce (SRCC) and to mark them aware of high tech benefits  which in turn increases and enhances their performance in their respective fields -Delhi based Online Marketing Platform DVComm.In organized a Tech Fest for the youths for involvement […]

State Bird Of J&K Is Under Threat From Stray Dogs

Basic knowledge about the importance and activities of Black-necked crane among people in the cold desert of Ladakh is so widespread that Chartses, local name for mating dance of this long-legged bird, is an important feature of every cultural programme or local festival. Ladakhis, particularly those living in Changthang region, consider black-necked crane not only culturally important, but […]

Gunshots Heard During Cordon In Baramulla Village

SRINAGAR  — Amid inclement weather, some gunshots were heard after government forces launched a cordon-and-search operation at Kandi area of Kalantra in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. Sources said that a joint team of army’s 29 RR, SOG and CRPF laid a seige at Kandi area of Kalantra in Baramulla late today afternoon, reported […]

Funding Case: Delhi Court Allows ED To Quiz Geelani’s Son-In-Law

NEW DELHI — A Delhi court Wednesday allowed ED to quiz Altaf Shah alias Altaf Fantosh, son-in-law of  Hurriyat Conference-G Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and others in connection with a funding case involving Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed. Special judge Rakesh Syal allowed the agency to question Shah, Zahoor Watali, an influential businessman who has allegedly […]

State Elections Deferred As J&K Sought 70,000 Troops

NEW DELHI —  The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections were deferred as the state administration asked for over 70,000 paramilitary troops for conducting simultaneous polls, a demand which could not be acceded to, officials said Wednesday. A home ministry official said the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s demand of about 717 companies of paramilitary personnel could […]

Old Pals: NC, Congress Announce Pre-Poll Alliance

JAMMU — The Congress and the National Conference (NC) on Wednesday announced a pre-poll alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir but said there will be “s friendly contest” in Anantnag and Baramulla. As per the pact, National Conference will contest Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag and Ladakh. However, the party will not field […]

JK Bank Regularizes 526 Casually Engaged Subordinate Staff

SRINAGAR  —  Jammu and Kashmir Bank Wednesday regularized the services of 526 casually engaged workers under Bank’s scheme for casually engaged workers approved by the Board of the Bank. J&K Bank Chairman & CEO Parvez Ahmed congratulated the casually engaged subordinate staff earlier working on meager wages on temporary basis for past so many years and living a […]

Govt Invites Tata Sons Pvt Ltd To Develop IT Sector In J&K

MUMBAI — Advisor to Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, K Skandan today met Tata Sons Private Limited Chairman N. Chandrasekaran at Mumbai to workout modalities for involvement of the corporate sector for development of IT and other sectors in J&K. He was accompanied by Vice-Chancellor of the Kashmir University, Prof Talat Ahmad, Secretary IT, Saugat Biswas and […]

Govt Looks At Providing Jet-Airways’ Unused Airport Slots To Other Domestic Airlines

NEW DELHI — The government plans to provide unused airport slots of Jet Airways to other domestic airlines on an interim basis, a senior official said Wednesday, amid efforts to minimise flight disruptions. Cash-strapped Jet Airways, which is looking to raise fresh funds, has grounded at least 47 planes due to non-payment of lease rentals. Besides, […]

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