BJP Leader’s Killing:Party Gen Secy Surrenders Security After Protest

SRINAGAR —A senior functionary of the Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP Tuesday surrendered his security here as a mark of protest against the withdrawal of security to the party activists by the government and the killing of party leader by suspected militants on Saturday. BJP’s state general secretary (organization) Ashok Kaul surrendered his security […]

Advisor Interacts With College Principals

SRINAGAR — Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, held an interactive meeting with a group of College Principals of Kashmir Division, here today. Secretary Higher Education, Talat Parvez Rohella and Director Colleges, Prof. Yasin Khan were also present on the occasion. The Advisor impressed upon the Secretary Higher Education to take necessary steps for […]

Mirwaiz Reviews ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’

SRINAGAR — A meeting of Awami Action Committee (AAC), Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid and Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam was held under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at Mirwaiz Manzil Nigeen to finalise the program in connection with the upcoming “Hafta-e-Shahadat” (martyr’s week) commencing from May 16. According to a statement issued here, e members of the AAC, Anjuman-e-Auqaf […]

Jalandhar Attack: NIA Files Chargesheet Against Two Kashmiris

NEW DELHI — The NIA filed a chargesheet against two Kashmiri men in connection with grenade attacks at a police station in Maqsudan, Jalandhar last year. In the four attacks that took place on September 14, 2018, one police personnel had sustained splinter injuries, the agency  said on Monday in  a statement. The agency had arrested […]

3 Kashmiri Youth Detained In Rajouri

SRINAGAR — Three youth hailing from south Kashmir’s Shopian district were detained by the police after they were moving “suspiciously” in a village near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district. A source said the youth – all residents of Imam Sahib tehsil of Shopian – were detained last evening from Bareri village of […]

Sadderkote Massacre: Govt Gunman Arrested After 23 Years 

SRINAGAR — A government gunman, who was “evading” arrest from last 23 years in connection with killing  Of seven members of three families in Sadderkote-Bala, Bandipora, was on Tuesday arrested by police.   “A police party of police station Sumbal led by SHO under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal arrested the person namely Wali Mohammad Mir son […]

This Govt School Has Just Two Rooms For Eight Classes   

KUPWARA — Despite tall claims of the state education department to provide better facilities to government-run schools, Government Boys Middle School Dedikote in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district still lacks basic amenities and infrastructure.  The school has only four rooms – two for teaching eight classes and two for the office and lab. This speaks volumes […]

Killer Highway: 5 More Die In Mishaps 

JAMMU — Five people, including a policeman, were killed and 15 others injured when three private passenger vehicles skidded off mountainous roads and rolled down hills in separate incidents in Ramban and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Tuesday. Two people, identified as policeman Bittu Ram and a youth named Neik Ram, were killed […]

Toll Tax Triggers Protests, Rollback Demands  

SRINAGAR — People on Tuesday protested against authorities for imposing toll tax near Sangam on Srinagar-Jammu highway in south Kashmir. A number of people said that the toll plaza was made operational from today and every vehicle passing through it was charged toll of  Rupees 85 for every light motor vehicle. “This is outrages how can […]

Fake Encounter Accused Cop’s Bail Plea Rejected

SRINAGAR — The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed application for bail by a police driver, Farooq Ahmad Padroo, accused along with the former SSP Ganderbal Hans Raj Parihar and others in the infamous fake encounter killings of carpenter Abdul Rehman Padroo and Ghulam Nabi Wani of Kokernag, a cloth merchant, in 2006. “The Special Leave […]

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