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‘Mismanaged’ written test creates chaos and confusion

Srinagar: The exhibition of non-professionalism on part of authorities in conducting written test for Fire and Emergency Services Department’s (FESD) firefighter, driver and other posts created mess and chaos during the morning rush hours in Srinagar city as hundreds of public and private vehicles got stranded due to the clashes that erupted between thousands of […]

DGP ailing, admitted in SKIMS

Srinagar: State Police Chief K.Rajendra has been hospitalized after developing some pain in his chest.  A doctor at SKIMS said that Rajendra is in Intensive Care Unit. “He has some problem with pancreas which is a large gland behind the stomach that secretes digestive enzymes into the duodenum,” he said adding that he was admitted […]

Paper Leak Scam: HC Snub Spurs Raids

SRINAGAR: The recent snub by the state High Court has spurred hectic operations against the absconders in the sensational CET paper-leak  scam as the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police Wednesday raided more than 15 places in South Kashmir and initiated a massive manhunt for  those wanted in the BOPEE scam. Sources said that […]

Govt pulled up for shielding corrupt officials

JAMMU: A Division Bench of the State High Court comprising chief justice M.M.Kumar and Justice Tashi Rabstan Wednesday issued various directions of wide public importance in a much publicized public interest litigation filed by two social activists Shiekh Muhammad Shafi and Prof S.K.Bhalla. The DB after hearing Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed with Advocate Suraj Singh […]

SC order clouds Kashmir’s change slogan

SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that the states cannot unilaterally revoke life sentences , awarded to the convicts. The country’s apex court restrained the states from exercising power of remission for releasing convicts from jail who are serving life sentence and sought their response whether the Centre’s nod was needed for the purpose […]

Police foil Mridu Rai’s Kashmir talk

SRINAGAR: In yet another crackdown on a peaceful talk by the visiting Professor Mridu Rai, Police on Wednesday swooped on the Hotel Grand Mumtaaz where the renowned author had to deliver the Pt. Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk, which had been organized the Coalition of Civil Socieities. ” At the last moment the government threatened action […]

Sonia faces tax fraud charge

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday confirmed that her party has been served notices by the Income Tax department in a case that alleges she and other party leaders misappropriated funds of a company that used to publish the now-defunct National Herald newspaper. Talking to a news channel, Gandhi cited political vindictiveness as […]

Lashkar top gun ‘dead’ in Handwara fight

SRINAGAR: A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight in North Kashmir’s Handwara town Wednesday, a CNS report said. Police, however, did not confirm the militant death, saying that a large area had been cordoned off to prevent the escape of the holed up militants. Quoting police sources the newsgathering agencies said a militant was […]

Bollywood’s fresh Kashmir flick evokes mixed response

Srinagar:  The Bollywood’s fresh take on Kashmir  Haider, which is set to release in October, has released the two-minute trailer, evoking mixed response from Kashmir audiences. The Vishal Bharadwaj thriller was largely shot in Kashmir. Many from the expatriate youth have posted angry outbursts.  “Haider is yet another Bollywood crap on how Pakistan misguided Kashmiri […]

Toll soars as Israel pummels Gaza

GAZA: Eleven women and children were among 17 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza on Wednesday, hiking the overall death toll to 38 in two days, the emergency services said. More than 300 people have been wounded in the offensive that began early Tuesday. Among the dead was at least one fighter, as well […]