Kulgam Gunfight: Youth Rush To Donate Blood For Injured Youth

SRINAGAR — An appeal to help a seriously injured youth from Kulgam received an incredible response with at least 22 pints collected on Wednesday even as more than 200 people turned out to help.   Quoting sources, a local news agency reported that several pints of blood were donated by youth for the injured Kulgam youth, Yawar […]

Amarnath Yatra Security Scaled Up

NEW DELHI — Security arrangements for the forthcoming annual Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir have been scaled up, with authorities deciding to issue a ‘barcode’-enabled authority slip to pilgrims to keep a track of the actual number of people travelling to and from the cave shrine.  The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), that is […]

Missing Tral Man Arrested With Weapon    

SRINAGAR — Government forces on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a man who was missing from May 25 during a cordon-and-search operation at Chopan Mohalla at Nagpathri area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.  The forces also claimed to have recovered a weapon from his possession.  A police officer told a local news agency that […]

New Medical Colleges To Start Admission Process Soon  

SRINAGAR — Health and Medical Education Department is likely to get Letter of Permission (LoP) from Medical Council of India (MCI) for four Medical Colleges viz Government Medical College Anantnag, Baramulla, Kathua and Rajouri to admit 100 MBBS students in each college from the current academic session of 2019-2020. The Government Medical College, Doda is […]

High-Level Meet Reviews Security, Yatra Preparedness

SRINAGAR — A Security Review Meeting followed by another meeting relating to the status of National Highway (NHW)/forthcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2019, was convened here on Wednesday by Additional Secretary (J&K), Union Ministry of Home Affairs which was co-chaired by Advisors, K. Vijay Kumar, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai, K K Sharma and K Skandan. The meeting was […]

Kashmiri-ISIS Recruit in Syria Now in US Custody 

SRINAGAR —A Kashmiri youth, who allegedly joined the ISIS, has been arrested by the US allied forces in Syria and his parents have approached state authorities for intervening and bringing him back, officials said here on Wednesday. The youth identified as Adil Ahmad is believed to have joined the banned terror group in 2013, officials […]

SAC Approves 2 Fast Track Courts to Settle Family Disputes

SRINAGAR — With pendency of 12,000 cases relating to familiy disputes, the SAC which met on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved establishment of two Family Courts, one each at Jammu and Srinagar in the first phase along with creation of 29 posts of various categories for each Court. The establishment […]

Sumbal Incident: Police Stands By Its Challan 

SRINAGAR — While as a team of doctors at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Medical College Bemina has ruled out “penetrative sexual assault” on a three-and-a-half year old girl of Bandipora district, the Police, relying on the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report, insists that there were no flaws in the charge sheet of rape […]

Elections Over, Fuel Prices Begin To Rise

NEW DELHI — Petrol and diesel prices started rising soon after the last phase of the general election concluded, and have increased by 70-80 paisa per litre in the past nine days. Prices have been on the rise since May 20, a day after the final phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections ended. […]

1 Killed, 70 Civilians Injured During Clashes In South Kashmir

SRINAGAR — A civilian was killed and nearly seventy others were injured in government forces action in south Kashmir’s Shopian and Kulgam districts on Monday. An unspecified number of militants with the help of locals managed to escape from the encounter site in Kulgam.  A civilian was killed and at least dozen others were injured in government […]

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