Experts Blame Parking Of Vehicles For Highway Mess  

JAMMU — Committee of experts of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), constituted to assess the situation of land sliding and unstable slopes on Highway, have blamed parking of vehicles on the thoroughfare.   This was revealed by the committee during a meeting convened by Advisor to Governor KK Sharma to discuss the issues faced by […]

Poppy Cultivation: Over 715 Kanals Of Land Destroyed  

SRINAGAR — Authorities Tuesday said poppy cultivation over 700 kanals of land in Shopian and Budgam districts of Jammu and Kashmir had been destroyed over the last week. “ A joint team of Revenue officials, Excise Department and District Police Shopian in a special drive destroyed poppy cultivation over 465 kanals of land in the […]

Locals Find Skeleton Of Man Missing From 2-Yrs In Kupwara Forests

SRINAGAR — Locals on Tuesday found the skeleton of a man missing for nearly two years at forests of Hangnikote in Vilgam, Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.  Reports said some locals while collecting the Morel Mushroom Spores (Guesh) in the forests spotted the human skeleton along with an identity card.  As per the card, the […]

Amarnath Yatra: Guv Chairs High-Level Security Meeting

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday chaired a high-level meeting here to review security arrangements ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra which is scheduled to commence on July 1. The meeting, held at Raj Bhawan here, was attended by Governor’s Advisor K Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, senior Army, […]

Grenade Lobbed On SBI Pulwama

SRINAGAR — Suspected militants on Tuesday evening lobbed a grenade towards a state bank in Pulwama district of South Kashmir which exploded without any damage. The grenade as per sources was hurled at State Bank of India (SBI) in main town Pulwama followed by the firing.  Sources said that alert cops retaliated the attack with firing. […]

Fearing EVM ‘Tampering’ Oppn Moves EC; BJP Says ‘Accept Defeat With Grace’

NEW DELHI — Barely two days before the Lok Sabha vote count, a political row erupted Tuesday over reports of alleged tampering of EVMs and a concerned former President Pranab Mukherjee also stepped in to say the onus is on the Election Commission to put all speculation around these voting machines to rest. Already locked in […]

Arunachal MLA, 10 Others Gunned Down

AGARTALA — Suspected NSCN militants Tuesday gunned down sitting MLA and NPP assembly poll candidate Tirong Aboh and ten others, including his son and security personnel, in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, a top police officer said. Aboh (41), who represented the Khonsa West constituency, was seeking a re-election from the seat. Initial reports suggested […]

SC Dismisses Plea To Count 100% VVPATs

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking 100 per cent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes on May 23 for Lok Sabha polls. A larger bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has already dealt with the matter and […]

Election To Parliament Can Be Challenged Only Via Poll Petition: HC

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday said election to either House of the Parliament can be called into question only through election petition even as dismissed a plea by a non-state subject contestant, seeking direction the Election Commission of India to refix the polling date regarding phase-III of polling on May […]

Kashmir Highway Curbs to End from May 27 after 45 Days

SRINAGAR — Restrictions on civilian movement on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway (NH-44) would be completely lifted from May 27, the government announced on Tuesday.  On April 3, the state administration had banned civilian traffic movement on the highway between Baramulla and Udhampur on Sundays and Wednesdays to enable the increased movement of government forces. The decision was […]

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