Defence Minister Rajnath Singh To Visit Siachen, Srinagar Today

NEW DELHI — Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the Siachen glacier and Srinagar on Monday to review security preparedness along the borders with Pakistan as well to take stock of anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said Sunday.  In his first visit after taking charge of the defence ministry, Singh will first travel […]

Trial In Kathua Rape-Murder Case Nearing Completion

JAMMU —The trial in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir is nearing completion nearly a year after it began at a court in Punjab’s Pathankot, officials said Sunday. Defence lawyers are likely to complete their final arguments on Monday, followed by a brief concluding statement […]

Shab-e-Qadar, Night Of Power And Blessings, Observed In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Shab-e-Qadar, the night of power and blessings, was observed across Kashmir valley with religious fervour as the historic Jamia Masjid in the summer capital here witnessed the largest congregation of devotees. As part of the festivities, Muslims thronged mosques and shrines across the valley Saturday night for prayers and recitation of the Quran as […]

Land Held By Top Police, Civil Officers Retrieved

SRINAGAR — Revenue authorities Saturday retrieved almost ten kanals of land at Friends Enclave Humhama, known popularly as Bureaucratic Colony as most of the top officers of civil and police administration reside there.    The revenue officials headed by a Tehsildar rank official conducted the anti-encroachment drive at two places in Humhama including Friends Enclave.  Sources […]

‘No Call Yet On Release Of Political Prisoners’

SRINAGAR — The Governor Satya Pal Malik led administration has not taken any call as to whether any political prisoners or a stone pelter is to be released on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr as has been the practices of all the successive regimes in Jammu and Kashmir in the past.  Every elected government after taking the […]

Involve Youth, Women In New SHGs: Div Com To Officers  

SRINAGAR — The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday directed concerned officers to involve maximum number of youth and women while creating new Self Help Groups (SHGs) as it is a pre-requisite for poverty reduction and women empowerment. The Divisional Commissioner made these directions while reviewing the performance and progress of J&K State Rural Livelihoods […]

First Day, First Show: Amit Shah Briefed On Kashmir Situation

NEW DELHI — New entrant to the North Block, Amit Shah on Saturday took charge as Home Minister in the Narendra Modi led NDA government. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik called on Shah and apprised him about the overall situation in Kashmir especially the preparation being made for the annual Amarnath Yatra. The 46-day-long yatra […]

Plight Of Uighur Muslims Alarming: Geelani

SRINAGAR — Expressing serious concern over the “alarming” plight of Uighur Muslims in China, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Saturday appealed the Government of Pakistan to intervene and help “their brethren out of this suffocating situation.”  “Although international media is almost silent about what is happening in Uighur community of China but whatever little […]

5 Militants From Kulgam Shun Militancy, Surrender: Police

SRINAGAR — Five youth from Kulgam district of south Kashmir, who had joined militancy, shunned the path of violence and surrendered, police said Saturday. “Five youths, who had joined different militant outfits, shunned the path of violence and returned to the mainstream following efforts by their families and police,” a police official said. He did not reveal […]

Mutton Prices Soar To Rs 500 Per Kg

SRINAGAR —With Eid-ul-Fitr just a few days away, mutton is being sold at an exorbitant price of Rs 500 per kilogram.  While repeated claims of the authorities to issue a revised rate list for mutton has not moved beyond papers, consumers are bearing the brunt by paying almost 20-30 per cent more than the earlier […]

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