SMC Asked To Scrutinize Building Permissions

SRINAGAR — Mayor Srinagar Junaid Azeem Mattu has directed Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation to seek written statements from all ward officers and co-signed by concerned building inspectors affirming that there are no current building violations in their jurisdiction that haven’t been taken up for relevant corrective action as per legal norms. Commissioner SMC has also been […]

VDC Member Kills Wife, Ends Life  

DODA — A 45-year old Village Defence Committee (VDC) member killed his wife and later committed suicide by shooting himself in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. A police officer said that Dheeraj Raj (45) son of Maan Singh killed his wife Urmila (41) Devi with an Axe at Bashal Shamthi village in Kastigarh Tehsil belt […]

Army Soldier Injured In Cross-LoC Shelling In Poonch

POONCH — An Army soldier was injured in cross-LoC shelling in Krishana Ghati Sector of Mendhar in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. A police officer said Pakistani army opened fire and used mortar shells upon Indian posts in Krishna Ghati Sector today morning adding that the fire was responded strongly triggering off […]

KU Inks MoU With National Health Mission  

SRINAGAR — In a bid to enhance the chances of employability to the Unani Graduates, University of Kashmir Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with State Health Society (SHS), National Health Mission (NHM) Jammu & Kashmir Government to introduce a six- month Bridge Programme, Certificate Course in Community Health (BPCCHN). Recognizing the capacity, capability […]

Army Officer, Militant Killed In Anantnag Gunfight

SRINAGAR — An army officer and a militant were killed while three soldiers, one of them a Major were injured in a gunfight in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Monday. After day-long battle, an unspecified number of militants fled from the area.   Reports said that a joint team of army’s 19 Rashtriya Rifles, SOG and […]

GoI Seeks Delimitation Files From J&K Law Department 

SRINAGAR — Notwithstanding ‘clarification’ by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the government of India has asked State’s law and parliamentary affairs department to provide all files related to delimitation, sources said on Monday. They said a communication has been received, wherein the law and parliamentary affairs department has been specifically asked to provide the details pertaining […]

HC Rejects Bail To Accused Held With 3500ml Codeine

SRINAGAR — The J&K High Court has dismissed a bail plea by two persons from whose possession 35 bottles each 100 ml with the ingredients of codeine phosphate were recovered at Bandipora in north Kashmir.  Rejecting the contention of the petitioners that rigor of section 37 of NDPS Act was no attracted, a bench of Justice […]

SC To Hear PIL On Doctors’ Security Today

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking deployment of security in government hospitals in view of frequent assaults faced by doctors. A Vacation Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant listed the matter for hearing on Tuesday. The plea sought the court’s direction to the […]