Sumbal Rape: HC Wants Probe Strictly As Per Law 

SRINAGAR —The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday directed Inspector General of Police, Kashmir to ensure that the investigation into the rape case of a three-year-old girl child in Sumbal village was conducted “strictly in accordance with the law.” Hearing a suo-moto Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and […]

Kashmir Shuts Against Civilian Killings in Ramazan 

SRINAGAR:  Normal life was severely affected due a call for strike by Joint Resistance Leadership against the civilian killings during the month of Ramazan. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had called for the shutdown alleging loss of innocent Kashmiri lives at the hand of security agencies. Authorities ordered the closure of schools and colleges to […]

Deputy Mayor SMC Sheikh Imran Joins Peoples Conference

SRINAGAR — Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Imran Ahmad Sheikh Friday joined the People’s Conference headed by Sajad Gani Lone. Sheikh joined the People’s Conference at Lone’s residence in presence of senior party functionaries including general secretary Imran Ansari. SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu was also present. Sheikh had become the deputy mayor […]

Govt Dental College: Proposal sought for 10 % increase in UG/PG seats  

SRINAGAR — Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Atul Dulloo chaired a meeting to review the physical and financial components of ongoing projects at the Government Dental College (GDC) and Hospital Srinagar. “The increase in intake of UG and PG seats also came up for discussion. The Principal Secretary was informed that total PG seats […]

Home Minister Repeats Call For Art 370 Review

NEW DELHI — Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says there is a need to review Article 370 and 35-A that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir to establish whether these Constitutional provisions have benefited or done damage to the state. Singh’s remark comes against the backdrop of the BJP’s stand in […]

‘Mahatma Gandhi Is Father Of The Nation Of Pak’:BJP Spokesperson Suspended  

NEW DELHI — The BJP on Friday suspended its Madhya Pradesh spokesperson Anil Saumitra from its primary membership for calling Mahatma Gandhi the “father of the nation of Pakistan”. In a Facebook post earlier in the day, Saumitra wrote: “Mahatma Gandhi was the father of the nation but of Pakistan. India has had crores of […]

PM Addresses First Presser, Declines To Take Questions  

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first face-to-face interaction with a large number of reporters in five years, on May 17 asserted that the BJP would come back to power with full majority of its own. In a surprise move, Modi showed up on the dais for a scheduled press conference by BJP […]

Curfew Continues In Communally Tense Bhaderwah

SRINAGAR — The Bhaderwah town observed a complete shutdown even as curfew remained enforced on the second consecutive day on Friday against the killing of a man on Thursday midnight. Reports said that the curfew continued as police and paramilitary CRPF men deployed in strength in town and adjoining parts of Bhaderwah to maintain law […]

Governor Condemns Bhaderwah Killing, Urges People To Remain Calm

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Friday condemned the death of a person in firing in the communally-sensitive Bhaderwah valley on Thursday and directed the police and civil administration to bring the culprits to justice. Malik condemned the loss of a life in the unfortunate incident and urged the people not to take the […]

Finance Ministry Says It Has No Estimation Of Amount Of Black Money

NEW DELHI —  The government has declined to share information on black money cases received from Switzerland, citing confidentiality.  Replying to an RTI query, the Finance Ministry said India and Switzerland share information on black money on a case to case basis as per the investigations being carried out.  It is an ongoing process, it added.  […]

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