Avny Lavasa: IAS Officer Who Took Action Against BJP in Ladakh

Srinagar: On May 10, the  J&K president of Bharatiya Janata Party Ravinder Raina and its sitting legislative council member Vikram Randhawa were  charged with offences of bribery and exercising unfair influence in the ongoing parliamentary elections.  The FIR was lodged after a local court asked the police to file a case on complaint by the […]

CEC Arora Denies Rift;‘Members Need Not Be Clones Of Each Other’

NEW DELHI — Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Saturday denied any controversy in the internal functioning of the Election Commission saying the members of the poll body are not expected to be “clones of each other.” “There have been so many times in the past when there has been a vast diversion of views as […]

Day 3: Curfew On Without Relaxation In Bhaderwah  

SRINAGAR — Curfew continued without any relaxation for the third day in Bhaderwah town in Doda district on Saturday. The curfew was imposed on Thursday after one Nayeem Shah was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes. The police on the other hand says it was not proper to blame the cow vigilantes for the murder even as […]

Candidate Figuring Below Wait List Can’t Lay Claim For Selection: HC

SRINAGAR – Can a candidate figuring in merit position below the wait listed candidate lay a claim for selection and appointment against the advertised post if both wait listed candidate does not join against the post when appointment is offered to him on account of non-joining of the selected candidate? Responding the query in negative, a bench […]

In a First, Pakistan Seals Offices of 12 Militant Outfits 

SRINAGAR — Pakistan has sealed offices of all the twelve Kashmiri militant organizations, which have been operating from Pakistan Administered Kashmir from last 32 years, reported Independent Urdu. The newspaper reported that offices of all 12 organizations affiliated with the United Jihadi Council were sealed, while as, the amount of office expenditure in these organizations […]

Former HC Judge Says, Access To Justice Denied in Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Former High Court Judge Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi on Saturday demanded government to repeal of SROs 149 and 313, saying fundamental right of access to justice is being denied to people in every nook and corner of the Kashmir Valley.    As per SRO-149 of 2019 and SRO-313 of 2019, the cases of the […]

Employees Body Seeks Policy For Unemployment Crisis

SRINAGAR — Darbar Move Employees Federation, J&K president Owais Wani  Saturday appealed the government to form a roadmap policy to overcome unemployment crises in the state.  In a statement, he said that where government is supposed to come up with a policy to accommodate educated and skilled, besides creating employment avenues. The educated youth is being compelled […]

North Kashmir: Militant Killed In Sopore Gunfight

SOPORE —A militant was killed in brief exchange firing at Hatlangoo area of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Saturday afternoon. A senior Police official confirmed the killing of a militant in a brief exchange of firing. “Arms and ammunition was also recovered from his possession,” the officer said. The slain militant has been identified as Waseem Ahmad Naik […]

4 Militants Killed In Pulwama, Sopore

SRINAGAR — Four militants, three of them affiliates of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, were killed in an encounter with government forces at Panzgam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, police said. Also, a militant was killed in a gunfight in Sopore in North Kashmir. A police spokesman said one among the slain militants in the gunfight at […]

‘US Sitting By The Phone Awaiting Call From Iran’

WASHINGTON — A senior Trump administration official says the US is “sitting by the phone” to hear from Iran, but it has yet to receive any message suggesting Tehran is willing to accept Donald Trump’s overtures for direct talks. The US has heard no message yet from Iran, but “we’re sitting by the phone,” the […]

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