Targeted Action Against 10 Top Militants Soon: Report

SRINAGAR — Security agencies have prepared a list of 10 most wanted militants in Jammu and Kashmir, that includes top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo, against whom targeted operations will soon be launched to eliminate or nab them, officials said Tuesday. The list was prepared following inputs from intelligence agencies, paramilitary forces, the […]

Amit Shah Keeps Kashmir Focus, Delimitation Crops Up 

NEW DELHI — Home Minister Amit Shah has hit the ground running, as expected. With a catalogue of review meetings, Shah has many crucial things on his agenda including redrawing the delimitation of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir On Tuesday, he was given a detailed presentation on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, where the BJP […]

When SC Upheld Freeze On Delimitation In J&K Till 2026

SRINAGAR —The Supreme Court on November 9, 2010 upheld the freeze imposed by Jammu and Kashmir government on delimitation of assembly constituencies in the state till 2026 and dismissed the plea that it violated the “basic structure” of the Constitution. Rejecting J&K Panther’s Party chief Bhim Singh’s argument that it deprived Scheduled Castes and Scheduled […]

NIA Takes Custody of Shabir Shah, Alam & Andrabi

NEW DELHI — Continuing its crackdown on Hurriyat Conference leaders in Kashmir, the NIA on Tuesday took custody of Masarat Alam Bhat along with Shabir Shah, chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party and Asiya Andrabi, the head of women’s secessionist group Dukhtaren-e-Millat, to question them about their role in the funding. The […]

Security Agencies Prepare Hit List of Top 10 Militants

Srinagar: Security agencies have prepared a list of 10 most wanted militants in Jammu Kashmir that includes top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo, against whom targeted operations will soon be launched, wire agencies quoting officials reported on Tuesday. The list was prepared by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) soon after Amit Shah […]

EC To Announce J&K Poll Schedule After Yatra                         

NEW DELHI — The Election Commission Tuesday said it will announce the schedule for assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir after the Amarnath Yatra, which begins next month. In a statement, the poll panel said it has unanimously decided that “holding of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir shall be considered later in this year”. […]

Kashmir Celebrates Eid Today

SRINAGAR – Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir would celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival of thanksgiving, on Wednesday to mark the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan. The moon was sighted in the region and soon Kashmir’s Grand Mufti took to radio and television to announce Eid on Wednesday. The central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Pakistan announced […]

BOOK EXCERPT: Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove 

Challenges of Governance traces the long and remarkable journey of B.K. Chaturvedi, from the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh where he grew up, to the heady days when he became Cabinet Secretary and, thereafter, Member of the erstwhile Planning Commission. This memoir gives a ringside view of the political situation of the times—the contentious issues, watershed moments, inside […]

‘60K Kashmiri Pandits Likely To Visit Mela Kheerbhawani In Valley’

JAMMU — Over 60,000 displaced Kashmiri pandits from various parts of India and abroad are expected to visit five famous temples in the Kashmir valley during “Mela Kheerbhawani” starting on Zeasht Astami on June 10. Relief Commissioner T K Bhat Tuesday completed his visits to all the five shrines in the Valley to supervise the […]

‘Expedite Supply Of Equipments, Drugs To Health Institutions’  

SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today chaired a meeting to discuss the important issues of Health & Medical Education department. He also reviewed the progress on the projects initiated for the overall development of health sector in the state.  The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Health Atal Dulloo, Mission Director NHM Bhupinder […]

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