Flood Management Works’: SAC Approves Rs 5411.54 Crore Project

SRINAGAR —The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded in principle approval to the project namely “Comprehensive Plan for Flood Management Works on Jhelum-II” costing Rs. 5411.54 Crore. The project is proposed to be implemented part-wise with part-A amounting to Rs 1684.60 Crore approved under PMDP […]

Mirwaiz Criticizes Govt For Flood Situation After 2 Days Rains

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday termed claims by successive governments regarding foolproof flood prevention as mere lip service.     Addressing a Friday gathering at historic Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz said just two days of rainfall in the Valley punctured the all claims of the administration as the flood threat […]

Jamaat Ban: UAPT To Hold Sittings From June 19  

SRINAGAR — The Unlawful Activities Prevention Tribunal (UAPT), constituted by the Centre to decide whether there is sufficient evidence for declaring Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) as an unlawful association, will hold sittings here for three days from June 19.  The UAPT will hold sittings at the High Court Complex in Srinagar on June 19, 20 and 21, […]

Promotion of IPS officers: CS to Head Screening Panel 

SRINAGAR — The government on Friday reconstituted Screening Committee headed by Chief Secretary B.V.R Subrahmanyam to consider the promotion of IPS Officers to the grade of Director General of Police and Additional Director General of Police or equivalent posts. The committee has been constituted in pursuance of the IPS Promotion Guidelines and in supersession of Government […]

No Resistance If India Gives Kashmiris Their Rights: UJC Chief

SRINAGAR — United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin on Friday termed the statement of Governor S P Malik as far from reality saying it is aimed at misleading the world community. Malik had on Thursday said that the attack by militants on CRPF personnel at Anantnag was carried on Pakistan’s orders.  Syed Salahuddin in a […]

Weapon Snatching:Govt Orders Prosecution Of 4 Persons For ‘Identifying Guard Posts’  

SRINAGAR — The state government has accorded sanction to prosecute four persons under unlawful activities (Prevention) Act for “identification of guard posts and Nakas” in order to “snatch the weapon easily” from government forces.  According to a government order  on 7 June last year, Police Station Kulgam “reliably came to know” that a “self-styled” commander of […]

Anantnag Attack:Guv To Chair Security Meet,More Troops Likely To Arrive Next-Week  

SRINAGAR — In wake of recent fidayeen attack on the CRPF patrolling party at K P Road at Anantnag that left five CRPF men dead and a police officer seriously injured, Governor S P Malik is all set to convene a fresh security review meeting to finalise the security preparedness plan for the upcoming annual […]

Challenging NEET(UG)-2019: SC Refuses To Hear Plea

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea moved by a group of students claiming that the answer keys of four questions in the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses were incorrect. The test was held on May 5. A vacation bench comprising Justices Ajay […]

Xi Offers Support For Improvement Of Indo-Pak Ties

BISHKEK — Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday offered Beijing’s support for Pakistan and India to improve their strained relations during his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan here, China’s state-run media reported. Xi’s remarks comes a day after his meeting with Narendra Modi on Thursday during which the Prime Minister made it amply clear that dialogue […]

2 Killed, 26 Injured In Accidents In Doda, Kishtwar

DODA — Two persons were killed and 26 others injured in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Friday, officials said. A woman was among the two persons who died and a teenage girl was seriously injured after their car plunged into the Kalnai river on the Thathri-Kilhotran road in the afternoon, the […]

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