Principal, 4 Teachers Suspended  

SRINAGAR — Principal Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kothibagh and four teachers in Bandipora were suspended on Saturday for allegedly not cooperating with the election staff. “The action taken by Assistant officer 23-Amira Kadal; 2-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency is hereby confirmed viz suspension of Principal GHSS Kothibagh. The suspended officer is hereby attached with the office Chief […]

One Dead, 2 Injured As Avalanche Hits Doda

DODA — A 40-year-old government employee was killed Saturday and two of his colleagues were injured after an avalanche struck a remote village in this hilly district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.  A group of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department employees were performing their duties to restore drinking water supply in the snow-bound Gandoh […]

Car Blast Near Banihal, NIA Joins Probe  

SRINAGAR — A CRPF vehicle suffered slight damage when a private car exploded on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday, police said. A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) visited the scene to collect samples. Official sources that a team of NIA arrived at Banihal late afternoon and visit the blast scene. They collected samples, the […]

Parvez Launches JK Bank’s Stakeholders Connect Series

SRINAGAR — J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed Saturday launched the Bank’s stakeholders Connect Series in which the bank as mark of gratitude will invite all the present and legacy stakeholders of the Bank who have been instrumental in creating and strengthening the Brand Equity journey of the Bank; for interaction & knowledge sharing with […]

Over 1,000 Jet-Airways Pilots To Go Ahead With No Flying Call From April-1

MUMBAI — Over 1,000 pilots of the struggling private carrier Jet Airways have decided to go ahead with their “no flying” call from April 1 following the airline failing to receive funds from the banks Friday, its pilots’ guild has said. The National Aviators Guild (NAG), the body claiming representation of some 1,100 pilots at Jet […]

Motorcyclist Fired Upon By Soldiers In Pulwama  

SRINAGAR — A motorcyclist and his pillion rider were injured after army personnel fired upon them at a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama disrict on Saturday. A police official said that Shahid Farooq and Aqib Ahmad Dar, residents of Prichoo and Ashmander villages of the district were fired upon by the army personnel after they jumped […]

Amit Shah To Address Two Election Rallies In Jammu Next Week

JAMMU — Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will address two election rallies in Jammu in the next week, state party president Ravinder Raina said Saturday. “Shah will first address an election rally in Sunderbani (Rajouri) and later in Udhampur on April 3,” Raina told reporters here. This will be Shah’s first visit to the […]

Shopkeeper Shot Dead In Baramulla   

SRINAGAR — A 35-year old shopkeeper was killed by unknown gunmen at Baramulla town in north Kashmir on Saturday evening. A senior Police officer said that the man namely Arjumand Hussain (35) alias Raju Mistry, a resident of old town Khawajabagh Baramulla was fired upon by gunmen in main town Baramulla leaving him critically injured. The officer […]

CRPF Soldier Injured In Pulwama Grenade Blast

SRINAGAR — A paramilitary CRPF man was injured after militants on Saturday hurled a grenade on CRPF bunker near SBI Branch in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. A police officer said that militants attacked a bunker of paramilitary CRPF 182 bn guarding the SBI branch Pulwama.  “In the blast, one CRPF trooper suffered injuries. The injured […]

Ties With J&K Will Be Over If Article 370 Goes:Mehbooba Tells GoI

SRINAGAR —Peoples Democratic Party chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday warned that the state’s relationship with the Centre will be over if Article 370 of the Constitution is revoked. The article grants special status to the state. Mufti’s statement came two days after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s blog post that said Article […]