Promotion Plea of Tainted Patwari Spurned

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High court has dismissed a petition for promotion by a Patwari (revenue official) who is facing trial in a corruption case. The petitioner—Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, who is working as Patwari, had approached the Court, seeking a direction to the government for grant of promotion to the post of Girdawar from […]

Missing Woman Suspected Of Having Crossed LoC

SRINAGAR — A woman missing from her home in frontier area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district is suspected to have crossed the Line of Control, a media report said today.  According to The Economic Times, Shaheena Begum, who is married in Nambla village of Uri, went missing in the first week of July, from […]

Pandit Groups Observe July 13 As ‘Black Day’

JAMMU — Several organisations representing displaced Kashmiri Pandits observed July 13 as ‘Black Day’, saying on this day in 1931 the community faced “persecution” in the Kashmir Valley.  Members of the organisations held a demonstration outside the Raj Bhawan here, even as Martyrs’ Day was observed in Jammu and Kashmir. July 13 is observed as Martyrs’ […]

‘Shahpur-Kandi Dam To Be Functional In 3 Years’

JAMMU — The Shahpur-Kandi dam project on the Ravi river, which was stuck for over four decades now, will be functional by 2022, most likely in the first half of the year, Union minister Jitendra Singh said Saturday. He said the dam will prove to be a game changer, particularly for the border districts of Kathua […]

Omar Mocks Cleanliness Drive At Parliament Complex

SRINAGAR — National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday mocked the cleanliness drive at the Parliament complex, saying it was one of the cleanest places in the country. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister was responding to a Swachh Bharat programme held inside the Parliament complex in which several BJP MPs, including actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, […]

Fire in Gulmarg Guts 30 Shops

SRINAGAR — Nearly 30 shops were gutted in a fire incident on Saturday in tourist resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district. According to sources the fire emerged from a wooden shop near Police Station Gulmarg and eventually engulfed nearly 30 shops.  Eyewitness said that fire was brought under control with the rigorous efforts of Police, […]

Shutdown, Curbs Mark Martyrs Day 

SRINAGAR — Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday skipped the official function at the Martyrs’ graveyard here and instead deputed his advisor and divisional commissioner Kashmir for paying homage to the 22 people martyred in firing by forces of Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh on this day in 1931. Authorities also imposed restrictions in parts […]

Army Chief Warns Pak Against ‘Any Misadventure’

NEW DELHI — Any misadventure by Pakistan Army will be repelled with punitive response and no act of militancy will go unpunished, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said Saturday. Speaking at an event on ’20 Years after Kargil Conflict’, Rawat said Pakistan Army, time and again, resorts to misadventure, either through state-sponsored militancy or intrusions in […]

Track-II: India, Pak Activists Engage In Dialogue

ISLAMABAD — Civil society activists from India and Pakistan have participated in a two-day Track-II dialogue held here to resolve the differences, the first such interaction after the Pulwama attack that further strained the ties between the two neighbours. The dialogue titled ‘Beyond Politics and Polemics New Beginning on a Difficult Trail’ was organised by […]

7 Killed As Cab Rolls Down A Ravine on Highway

RAMBAN / SRINAGAR —  Eight persons were killed in two separate road accident in Ramban and Pulwama districts on Saturday. Seven persons were killed while another person suffered critical injuries after a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge in Ramban district. Reports said that a passenger cab on its way from Ukhral […]

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