Govt Open To Talks Within Constitution: MHA

SRINAGAR — Government is always open to talks within the framework of the Constitution of India, Ministry of Home Affairs headed by Amit Shah said on Wednesday. Responding to a question by Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh whether government has chalked out any plan for the peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue which is pending for […]

Feel Like Reborn: 3 Wrongfully Jailed Kashmiris Walk Free After 23 Years

SRINAGAR — How does one feel after spending almost more years of life in jail than outside and that too for a crime one never committed? “I am reborn today. We felt we will die in jail,” says Latif Ahmed Baja with a deep sense of loss. Latif stepped out of Jaipur jail along with two […]

Local Militant Recruitment Declines By 40%, Infiltration By 43%: GoI

SRINAGAR — The security situation in the Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed an improvement in the first half of this year over the corresponding period last year. “Net infiltration has reduced by 43% and local recruitment has declined by 40%. (Militant) initiated incidents have declined by 28%. Actions initiated by the security forces witnessed an increase […]

22 J&K Residents In Foreign Prisons, Says GoI 

SRINAGAR — As many as 22 residents of Jammu and Kashmir are in foreign prisons, government of India informer parliament on Wednesday. “As per the information available with the Ministry, the number of residents of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in foreign prisons as of 15.07.2019 is 22,” said Minister Of State, Ministry Of External Affairs, V. […]

Disability Access Audit Of Airports: HC Seeks Status Report in 4 Weeks 

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High court has granted Airport Authority of India four weeks time a report on disability access audit of the three airports in the state.  “The status report has not been filed by the Airport Authority of India in terms of the last order. The same shall be positively filed within […]

Bill to Designate Individual as Terrorist Passed in LS

NEW DELHI — The Lok Sabha on Wednesday approved a bill to amend UAPA aimed at allowing the government to designate an individual as a militant with Home Minister Amit Shah asserting this is of “prime importance” to nip militancy in the bud. Stoutly defending the amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act(UAPA) to make […]

Gowhar Geelani’s Book Released  

SRINAGAR — Journalist and political commentator Gowhar Geelani’s book ‘Kashmir: Reason and Rage’ was formally released at a ceremony here  on Wednesday, followed by a panel discussion by eminent writers and thinkers of the State. Addressing the gathering, which was attended by prominent journalists, commentators, doctors, traders, students and the family of the author, Geelani delved on […]

PHE Urges City Residents To Use Water Judiciously

SRINAGAR — Executive Engineer, Public Health Engineering Water Works Division Srinagar has appealed the general public to use water judiciously. He said that due to surge in temperatures the consumption of water has increased manifolds which has resulted in shortage of water supply in some parts of Srinagar city especially in tail-end portions, according to […]

Multimedia Laser Show Project Approved For Nigeen Lake

SRINAGAR — The Rs 5 crore multimedia laser show project for Nigeen Lake was approved Wednesday  in a meeting held at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Union Secretary Tourism Yogendra Tripathi. Principal Secretary Tourism, Navin Choudhary represented the State Government at the meeting, an official spokesperson said. During the meeting, Union Secretary directed completion of […]

Meeting Discusses Detailed Project Report For ‘Jhelum Rejuvenation’  

SRINAGAR — State Forest Department in collaboration with Himalayan Forest Research Institute Shimla Wednesday organized first consultative meeting here to discuss rejuvenation of Jhelum River.  Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, J&K, Suresh Chugh was the chief guest on the occasion. Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir, SFA Gillani, Director Soil and Water Conservation, Director, SFRI, Conservators […]

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