Cong Apprehends ‘Misadventure’, Demands PM’s Statement

Cong Apprehends ‘Misadventure’, Demands PM’s Statement

NEW DELHI —  Condemning the government’s decision to curtail the Amarnath Yatra, the Congress on Saturday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a statement in Parliament on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed apprehensions about a “misadventure” by the Union Home Ministry. The Congress sought a reply from the prime minister, a […]

UK, Germany, Singapore Issue Advisory Against Travel To J&K

UK, Germany, Singapore Issue Advisory Against Travel To J&K

NEW DELHI — UK, Germany and Singapore issued travel advisory “strongly” discouraging their citizens from travelling to Jammu and Kashmir due to the recent security alert in the state and asked those staying in the Kashmir Valley or along the Armanath Yatra pilgrimage route to leave the state. “Travel to Kashmir is strongly discouraged,” Germany said. […]

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR — Tourists and Amarnath pilgrims left Kashmir Valley on Saturday in the wake of J&K authorities issuing an advisory, asking them to cut short their stay citing security threats. An official at Srinagar Airport said Indian Air Force flights were pressed into service “as per requirement”. Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department sent buses on Friday, […]

Army: Foiled BAT Action, 5-7 Militants Killed In Keran

Army: Foiled BAT Action, 5-7 Militants Killed In Keran

SRINAGAR — Army has claimed to have foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir, killing at least “five to seven” intruders. The BAT generally comprises special forces personnel of the Pakistani Army and militants. “A BAT attempt was […]

2 Militants, Soldier Among 4 Killed As Shopian Gunfight Ends

2 Militants, Soldier Among 4 Killed As Shopian Gunfight Ends

SRINAGAR – More than 50-hour long gunfight between militants and government forces ended in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Saturday, claiming two militants, a soldier and non-local labourer. The encounter ensued on the intervening night of August 1 and 2 at Ittoo Mohalla Pandushan village and ended on Saturday afternoon with the killing of […]

Cops Asked Tourists To Leave Kashmir, Say Hoteliers

Cops Asked Tourists To Leave Kashmir, Say Hoteliers

SRINAGAR — Amid an unprecedented government advisory dealing a blow to the already fledgling tourism industry, cops on Saturday morning rushed to houseboats and hotels in the Dalgate area here to ask tourists to leave Kashmir as soon as possible. Many panic-stricken tourists were seen leaving their accommodations as Kashmir grappled with yet another day of […]

GB Pant: Attendant Files Complaint Against Staff ‘Misbehaviour’

GB Pant: Attendant Files Complaint Against Staff ‘Misbehaviour’

SRINAGAR — Even as the authorities claim to provide better medical care to the patients at valley hospitals, the alleged misbehavior of officials at GB Pant hospital here with the attendants has put a question mark over the claims. Shah Jehangir, an attendant whose baby is admitted at the hospital had been asked to conduct ultrasonography […]

J&K Bank Posts Net Profit Of Rs 21.87 Cr For Q1

J&K Bank Posts Net Profit Of Rs 21.87 Cr For Q1

SRINAGAR — Continuing with its profit-making momentum, J&K Bank posted a net profit of Rs 21.87 Cr for the quarter ended June (Q1) 2019. The bank announced its reviewed financial results for the first quarter of current FY following the approval of its Board of Directors at a meeting held here at its corporate headquarters. The […]

RBI Imposes ₹11 Cr Fine On Seven PSBs For Violating Norms

RBI Imposes ₹11 Cr Fine On Seven PSBs For Violating Norms

MUMBAI — The Reserve Bank on Friday said it has imposed a collective penalty of ₹11 crore on seven public sector banks for violating norms on current account opening. Allahabad Bank and Bank of Maharashtra have been imposed a fine of ₹2 crore each, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank and United Bank of India […]

Desist From Any ‘Political Adventurism’ In JK: CPI(M) To Centre

Desist From Any ‘Political Adventurism’ In JK: CPI(M) To Centre

NEW DELHI — The CPI(M) said on Saturday that the government should desist from any “political adventurism” in Jammu and Kashmir that will have grave consequences for the country and demanded explanation on steps being taken in the state. The party’s politburo in a statement said the “unprecedented” cancellation of the Amarnath Yatra has heightened tensions and […]

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