‘Centre’s New Policy Is To Choke Democratic Space In Kashmir’

SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said choking the democratic space and punishing people collectively was a new policy adopted by the Centre to deal with Kashmir. The purpose behind the “repressive measures being taken in Jammu and Kashmir by the BJP-led government is to show the electorate how tough the saffron […]

JK Bank PO Exams On Election Days?

I want your kind attention towards the issue of exams being held on April 22, 23, 24 and 25th for J&K Bank Probationary Officers and Banking Associates. Previously these exams were scheduled in the month of February but were postponed due to the tension following Pulwama incident. Now that the new above mentioned dates have […]

Jhelum Task Force Formed; Section 144 Around Embankments

SRINAGAR — In order to stop littering and dumping of solid waste into river Jhelum, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners Anantnag, Pulwama, Srinagar, Baramulla and Bandipora to impose section 144 immediately around Jhelum embankments and take strict action against the culprits.  The Div Com also constituted Jhelum Task Force (JTF) […]

Omar, Mehbooba See LS Polls Behind Boycott Of Pak Day Event

SRINAGAR — Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have said the Centre’s decision to boycott the Pakistan Day function at its High Commission in Delhi was due to the Lok Sabha polls. India has decided to boycott a reception at the Pakistan High Commission to mark that country’s national day […]

Traffic Police Warning To Students Riding Two-Wheelers

SRINAGAR — Traffic Police on Saturday warned strict action against students found riding two-wheelers without valid documents and crash helmets. Sr. Superintendent of Police, Traffic, City Srinagar said it has been noticed that the students of different educational institutions within the limits of City Srinagar ride scooties/Motor cycles as a mode of transportation by violating various […]

SSB Personnel Hospitalized After ‘Misfire’

SRINAGAR — A paramilitary SSB personnel was hospitalized after he fell unconscious following accidental fire from his service rifle. Official sources told a local news agency that K Upan Singh of 36 Battalion SSB fell unconscious soon after his service rifle went off accidentally outside the guard room of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar’s residence near Durga Nath Temple […]

2 Killed After Landslide Hits Truck In Doda

DODA — Two persons were killed when their truck was hit by a landslide in doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Saturday.  The truck was on its way from Thathri to Gandoh and the accident occurred at Piykul Kara, 37 km from here, Friday night, a police official said.  He said the landslide hit the […]

Family Of Critically-Ill Girl Appeals For Help

SRINAGAR — 29-year-old Dar Naseema is suffering from multi-organ failure since May 2014, her family said in an appeal for masses to help. Hailing from Sariwarpora Pattan of Baramulla district in north Kashmir, Naseema developed nephrotic syndrome in May 2014 which resulted in a kidney failure.  She was admitted to AIIMS for specialized treatment on March […]

Academic Arrangement Posts: ‘Can’t Continue Beyond Specified Time’

SRINAGAR — Anyone holding any post on academic arrangement has no indefeasible right to continue beyond the period specified for such arrangement, the Jammu and Kashmir High court has held. The petitioner— Feroz Ahmad Mir—had called in question the validity of February 18 order by virtue of which his engagement on academic arrangement basis was […]

KO Archives-Mar,24,2005: Geelani Boycotts Pak Function

NEW DELHI — Senior separatist leader and chairman of the breakaway faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani today stayed away from the Pakistan Day for the first time since outbreak of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. Geelani had adopted a tough posture on the eve of the Pakistan day criticising Islamabad for allowing running […]