School Bus Safety: Principals Liable For Violations, Warns DM Srinagar

SRINAGAR — District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday issued an order directing all schools operating in the district to ensure strict adherence to bus safety rules and guidelines.  The order comes in the wake of growing complaints and reports of overloading among other practices of negligence in school buses putting lives of children […]

‘Collective Efforts Needed To Tackle Alarming Drug Abuse’

SRINAGAR — Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Medical College Bemina today organized an awareness programme to commemorate ‘’International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2019’.  A rally was also flagged-off a rally from the SKIMS Medical College to JVC Hospital to create awareness about the ill-effects of drug abuse.  The events were organised […]

Ton-Up Babar Stars As Pakistan Clinch Crucial Victory Against NZ

BIRMINGHAM — Babar Azam produced a sublime unbeaten century under pressure as Pakistan continued its revival in the World Cup by halting New Zealand’s unbeaten run with a six-wicket victory, here Wednesday. Chasing 238 on a tricky Edgbaston pitch which offered vicious turn, Azam (101) and Sohail (68) showed intent, temperament and resolve while batting […]

Army Commander Reviews Security Arrangement For Amarath Yatra

SRINAGAR — Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Wednesday arrived here on a two-day visit to review the overall security scenario in Kashmir ahead of the Amarnath Yatra, an official said. The army commander, accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen K J S Dhillon, visited the army formations and units deployed for the […]

Probe After Pregnant Woman Dies Due To ‘Medical Negligence’  

SRINAGAR — Authorities have ordered an inquiry after a pregnant woman died due to alleged medical negligence at Maternity and Children Hospital (MCH) Sherbagh in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, even as police took cognizance of the case.  Shobi Jan (25) wife of Mohd Hussain Bhat of Sarnal Anantnag died on Tuesday (June 25) due to medical […]

JKCCS, APDP Seek UN OHCHR Access To Kashmir

SRINAGAR — The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) observed the ‘International Day in Support of Victims of Torture’.  On this occasion, APDP and JKCCS drew attention to the report on Torture, released on May 20, 2019. The report brings to focus the systemic and systematic use […]

Assam Police Arrests Kashmir Youth For ‘Obscene’ Remarks

GUWAHATI — Assam Police has arrested a person from Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly posting an obscene comment on Facebook on the widow of a CRPF commando who was killed in a blast triggered by Maoists in Jharkhand last month, an official statement said.   The slain CRPF commando, Sunil Kalita, hailed from Kamrup district […]

‘Corruption By High, Mighty Should Be Taken Up On Priority’ 

SRINAGAR — During his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah took a detailed review of various development schemes and projects in the State. The review meeting in Srinagar was attended by the Governor, Union Home Secretary, all the four Advisors, Chief Secretary and Senior officials of the State and Central […]

South Kashmir: Militant Killed In Tral Gunfight

SRINAGAR — A militant was killed in an encounter with government forces at Branpatri forest area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. A police spokesman said that the cordon was laid following credible inputs. As the joint team launched searches, the militants opened fire leading to an encounter, the spokesman said. During […]

Tough Policy Has Led To Many Militants Being Killed In J&K: GoI

NEW DELHI — The Government on Wednesday said that due to its zero tolerance policy towards militancy and sustained action by security forces, a large number of militants have been killed in the Kashmir Valley. The government also dismissed that Pulwama attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel on February 14 was due to intelligence […]

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