2 IAS Officers Shifted

SRINAGAR — The Government on Friday ordered transfer of two IAS officers in the interest of administration. According to an order which shall have an immediate effect, Dr. Raghav Langer, IAS (UD:2009), Chief Executive Officer, J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency, holding additional charge of Additional Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Regulatory Authority, Srinagar, has been transferred and […]

Mirwaiz Demands Release Of Political Prisoners  

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said hundreds of political prisoners including youth and resistance leaders are languishing in various prisons since past many years and months and all basic principles of humanity and democracy are being ignored to prolong their “illegal” detention on one pretext or the other.  Addressing […]

2 Minors Drown In North Kashmir

SRINAGAR — A 3-year-old and a 6-year-old boy drowned in separate incidents in north Kashmir on Friday. Reports said that the boy Mohammad Ibrahim Mir (6) son of Hilal Ahmad Mir of Nagri Gamander slipped into the nallah in Kupwara this evening  . Soon after the incident, the family and neighbours immediately removed him to nearby […]

Elected Govt In J&K In Nation’s Interest: Congress

NEW DELHI — Opposing the statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress MP Manish Tewari Friday said an elected government in the state is in the interest of the nation and will help the Centre in its fight against militancy Alleging that the sense of alienation among the […]

J&K Reservation Bill Passed In Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI   The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union home minister Amit Shah, proposes to give reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to those living within 10 km of the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir […]

JK Bank Fraud: ACB Books Management, Ex-FM’s Son

SRINAGAR — Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Jammu on Friday formally booked the management, officers and officials of the J&K Bank along with illegal beneficiaries who among others allegedly include Hilal Ahmad Rather, son of Rahim Rather, the former finance minister, involved in financial irregularities and loan fraud worth crores of rupees.   According to ACB statement issued here, […]

Ousted Proteas Make It More Difficult For Sri Lanka With 9-Wicket Win

CHESTER-LE-STREET — Former champions Sri Lanka are all but out of the ongoing World Cup after suffering a nine-wicket drubbing against a clinical South Africa, here Friday. Sent in to bat, Sri Lanka produced a dismal batting show to manage a modest 203, a target which the Proteas overhauled with 76 balls in hand. With […]

3 Militants Escape Army Dragnet in Budgam, 1 Killed

 SRINAGAR — A militant affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was killed in an encounter with government forces in Nowgam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on pre-dawn hours of Friday. Reports said that a joint team of army’s 50 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Gund Checkpora, Kanipora, Nowgam late Thursday night. A police […]

6 Injured During Clashes at Encounter Site in Budgam

SRINAGAR — Six youth sustained injuries, two of them due to bullets, during clashes near the encounter site at Gund Checkpora Kanipora Nowgam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday, reports said. Reports said that the youth took to streets and clashed with the government forces near the encounter site and its adjoining areas including Khanpora […]

H1N1 Influenza-438 Positive, 27 Deaths In J&K This Year

SRINAGAR — Twenty seven people died due to swine flu in Jammu and Kashmir this year so far, government of India informed parliament on Friday.  In all, 1076 people died of the H1N1 influenza in India and highest number of deaths occurred in Rajasthan (205) followed by Maharastra with 189 deaths and 146 in Madhya Pradesh. […]

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