If Hurriyat Ready, Hold Talks: Farooq

SRINAGAR — Two days after Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said that Hurriyat leaders were ready for talks with the Central government, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Monday asserted that talks must be held. “The Governor says Hurriyat has agreed to talks. Then, talks should be held with them,” Abdullah told the […]

Amarnath Yatra: Highway Toll Tax Exempted For ‘Free Movement’ Of Vehicles

SRINAGAR — In order to ensure free movement of Amarnath Yatra vehicles on the National Highway, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today issued directions to all concerned officers that the toll tax which is collected at Chachikoot Toll Plaza, shall be exempted for all kinds of vehicles during the Yatra period from July 1 […]

Govt Bans Use Of Hoardings, Sign Boards On Chinar Trees

SRINAGAR — Government has banned the installation of advertisements, signboards and other allied materials on Chinar chinars.  An order issued by the Department of Industries and commerce reads: “The General Secretary. J&K Society for Trekking and environmental Preservation Srinagar vide their communication NO JK/STEP/54/19 dated 11.06.2019 has brought into the notice of this office that […]

Intelligence Cop Ends Life At Police Training Center In Jammu

JAMMU —A policeman of intelligence wing allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at Police training centre Sunjwan area of Jammu district on Monday. The cop who was undergoing lower class course at the training center Sujwan, shot himself while he was on duty today morning, reported news agency GNS. Soon after […]

3 Youth Injured As Clashes Break Out In Pulwama During Shutdown

SRINAGAR — Three youth were injured in state forces action amid complete shutdown in Pulwama town in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Reports said that youth took to the streets and clashed with state forces in Pulwama town. The youth were protesting against the killing of four militants on Sunday in a gunfight in neighbouring Shopian […]

10 Local Militants Active In Kishtwar: IGP  

JAMMU —  At least 10 local militants, mostly belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, are active in Kishtwar district, Inspector General of Police, Jammu, M K Sinha said Monday.  A total of 10 militnats — eight belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and two to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are active in Kishtwar district, Sinha told reporters, […]

Accept ‘Undisputed’ Nature Of J&K For Talks: BJP To JRL

JAMMU — The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising both factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF led by Yasin Malik, should publicly acknowledge the undisputable status of Jammu and Kashmir and it being an integral part of India for talks.   “They should also commit their loyalty to Constitution of India and seek […]

Hurriyat Has Softened Stance: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Monday welcomed the Hurriyat Conference willingness to hold talks with the Centre saying it was better late than never. “Dair aye durust aye (better late than never). The underlying purpose of the PDP-BJP alliance was to facilitate dialogue between the GoI & all stakeholders. Tried my […]

Amit Shah Presents His First Bill in LS on J&K Reservation

 SRINAGAR — A Bill which proposes to give reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to those living within 10 km of the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir and bring them under the ambit of reservation at par with persons living in areas adjoining the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was introduced in the Lok […]

Govt Releases Figures of Soldiers Killed Since 2016

NEW DELHI  — As many as 334 soldiers were killed from 2016 to 2018 in areas where the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is in force, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament on Monday. In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Singh said 113 soldiers were killed in 2016, 125 […]

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