Those Trying To Obstruct Development In Kashmir Will Never Succeed:Modi

Hate — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that those trying to spread hate and obstruct development works in Kashmir will never succeed as he cited a recent government exercise to assert that power of development is stronger than the might of bullets and bombs. In his monthly ‘Mann ki baat’ broadcast, he said […]

Wrongfully Jailed For 23-Yrs,Teacher Breaks Down At Mother’s Grave After Homecoming  

BHADARWAH — Days after a Rajasthan court acquitted him in a 1996 bomb blast case, a 57-year-old teacher by profession said he would not take any legal action for his wrongful confinement as it was his destiny and “Allah wanted me to teach the inmates inside the jail”.  Despite heavy downpour, hundreds of people gathered in […]

670 Posts In Prisons Dept Lying Vacant, Chief Justice Told

SRINAGAR — 670 posts are lying vacant in Prisons Department, the Chief  Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal, was informed during a visit to Central Jail here on Saturday. Mittal inspected arrangements relating to diet, health, hygiene, sanitation, prisoners’ barracks, vocational training and medical facilities during her visit to the jail, an official spokesperson […]

Govt Transfers 10 Police Officers

SRINAGAR — The State government on Saturday ordered transfer of ten police officers in the interest of administration. According to an ordered issued by the state’s Home department, the transfers and postings shall immediate effect. As per it, Shakti Kumar Pathak, (JKPS:1999), SSP, Kishtwar, has been transferred and posted as SSP, Samba vice Dr. Koshal […]

Elderly Woman Killed, Son Injured As Landslide Hits Mud House In Doda

DODA —  An 82-year-old woman was killed and her son seriously injured on Saturday when a rain-triggered landslide hit their mud house in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Over two dozen sheep were also killed in the incident which took place at Baggar area of the hilly district, SP (Operations), Doda, Ravinder […]

Weatherman Issues Alert On Possible Landslides, Flash Floods

JAMMU / SRINAGAR —  The mercury in Jammu and Kashmir marked a sharp dip on Saturday as intermittent rains lashed wide parts of the state for the third consecutive day, disrupting traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and claiming the life of an elderly woman, officials said. The weatherman has issued an alert, predicting adverse weather […]

Mehbooba Slams Centre For Additional Troops Deployment In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir is a “political problem” which would not be solved by military means, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday, as she criticised the Centre’s decision to deploy additional 100 companies of central armed police force (CAPF) to the valley. Mehbooba, the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also said the […]

Kashmir On Edge As Speculations on 35A Run Riot

SRINAGAR — The Union Home Ministry’s order of rushing 10,000 additional paramilitary personnel to Kashmir followed by a police missive on riot control equipment have amplified apprehensions on the ground about the removal of the Article 35A and Article 370. Though the Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday clarified that Centre’s decision to deploy additional paramilitary […]

Even Operation to Deal with Fallout Code-Named: Report

SRINAGAR — The countdown for the removal of the controversial Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir has started, according to top sources in the government. Two days after National Security Adviser Ajit Doval returned from a visit to the Valley, the Centre has decided to move 10,000 additional paramilitary troops there to address the likely fallout […]

Omar Cites Order on Procurement of More Riot Guns 

SRINAGAR — Senior BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as well as saffron party’s state president Ravinder Rana on Saturday said Kashmir-based mainstream politicians were spreading rumours by linking the movement of troops to the Valley to the abrogation of Article 35-A of the Constitution. The statement triggered angry reaction by […]