City and Neighbourhood

Saturday, April 21, 2018Perpetrators of Unnao, Kathua rape incidents shouldn't be 'shielded, glorified': PFI

New Delhi, Apr 21: Terming the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents as "violent acts to subjugate, humiliate and instill fear", the Population Foundation of India (PFI) has asked the government to ensure that the perpetrators are neither "shielded nor glorified".

PFI is a body advocating for effective formulation of gender sensitive population.

Executive Chairperson, PFI, Poonam Muttreja, has d


Saturday, April 21, 2018Srinagar to get its first ever see through AC coach soon

Srinagar: With an aim to boost tourism and provide a pleasant rural experience to the travellers, department of tourism will promote Kashmir’s first ever see-through air conditioned railway coach among the travellers.

In this regard, Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah inspected the 40-seater coach at Railway Station Budgam.

The coach has large glass windows, glass roof, observation lou


Saturday, April 21, 2018US human rights report criticises violations in India by both government, terrorists

New York, April 21: The US State Department's human rights report criticises India for violations by police and security forces while at the same time noting the "serious abuses" by separatist insurgents and terrorists.

"The most significant human rights issues included police and security force abuses, such as extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, ra


Friday, April 20, 2018Pak shells areas along LoC in Nowshera

Jammu, April 20: Pakistani troops opened fire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said today.

Pakistani troops shelled Anwas, Laam, Sarya and Pukhrani areas of Nowshera sector late last night.

The firing continued for a brief period, they said and added that there was loss of life or injury to anyone.


Thursday, April 19, 2018Indian-Americans protest against Kathua, Unnao rapes

Washington, Apr 19: Indian-Americans, including women and children, raising slogans like "Hate Murder, hate Crime: No more. No More" held peaceful protests in front of the Indian Embassy against the gang rape and murder of young girls in Kathua and Unnao, demanding swift justice.

They displayed banners and posters seeking justice for the minor girl who was gang-raped by six men and then murder


Thursday, April 19, 2018Colleges, Hr Sec schools shut in Kashmir as students' protest continues

Srinagar, Apr 19: Authorities today shut down several colleges and higher secondary schools in Kashmir to thwart student protests demanding justice for the eight-year-old victim of Kathua rape and murder case.

Colleges and higher secondary schools were closed for class work in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian and Ganderbal districts while several such institutions were closed in other six districts


Wednesday, April 18, 2018Mobile internet service remains snapped in Jammu

Jammu, Apr 18: The mobile internet service continued to remain snapped on Wednesday in three districts of Jammu region in the wake of an alleged sacrilegious act, here on the city outskirts.

''After an alleged sacrilegious act was reported in Bishnah area on city outskirts on Tuesday morning, the mobile internet service was suspended,'' an official here told TNN.

He said the people of villa


Wednesday, April 18, 2018IUST students hit streets, several colleges, HSS remain closed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 18: Security forces burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse students of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora, who boycotted their classes and protested against the rape and murder of eight-year-old girl at Kathua in January this year.

Meanwhile, class work in a number of Government Degree Colleges (GDCs) and High Secondary Schools (


Tuesday, April 17, 2018Budgam police inaugurates 8 Ball Pool Tournament

Srinagar, April 17: 8 Ball Pool Tournament was Inaugurated by DIG Central Kashmir Range Shri V.K.Birdi at G.Os mess Humhama.

SSP Budgam Shri Tejinder Singh and other officers were also present at the inaugural function.

The tournament is being organised by District Police Budgam. A total number of 32 individuals are participating in the tournament.

On the inaugural day 16 matches were


Tuesday, April 17, 2018Over 32 injured in Uri bus accident

Srinagar, Apr 17: Over 30 persons, including students, were injured in a road accident in border town of Uri in north Kashmir on Tuesday.

Official sources said a State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) bus on way to Uri from Gawalta overturned due to slippery road condition at Salamabad on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road at 0915 hrs resulting in injuries to 32 passengers, including some students we


Tuesday, April 17, 20189-year-old boy from Kashmir invents 'Counting Pen'

Srinagar: Nine-year-old Muzaffar Ahmad Khan from Gurez valley of the state has invented a 'counting pen' that while writing, keeps a count of the number of words written.

"It is a pen with a casing attached to its rear. Once someone starts writing, it keeps a track of the word count, which is displayed on a small LCD monitor attached to it. It (the word count) can also be displayed on one's mo


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Intensive lobbying on in BJP for Cabinet berths as Raj Bhawan accepts resignations of Lal, Ganga

JAMMU: Even as the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party feels the heat for not getting CBI probe into Rasana rape and murder case, intensive lobbying is on in the party for the two vacant positions in Mehbooba Mufti cabinet as Governor N N Vohra today accepted the resignations of Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga.

Lal and Ganga were made to resign as Ministers by their party as the two had


Tuesday, April 17, 2018RASANA TRIAL | All accused plead not guilty, demand ‘narco test’; next hearing on April 28

KATHUA: All the eight people accused in the Rasana gangrape and murder case pleaded not guilty in the Sessions court in Kathua on Monday and asked the judge for a narco test.

The court asked the state Crime Branch to give copies of the chargesheet to the accused and fixed April 28 as the next date of hearing. While seven accused were presented before the district and sessions judge Sanjay Gupt


Tuesday, April 17, 2018Rasana case in Supreme Court, J&K Govt’s reply sought on shifting trial to Chandigarh

JAMMU: The Kathua minor’s rape and murder case today reached the Supreme Court which sought Jammu and Kashmir government’s reply on a plea, filed by the father of the victim, for transfer of the trial to Chandigarh. It also asked the state to provide security to two lawyers who are assisting the victim’s family.

The Supreme Court also appeared not inclined at accepting demand for a Central Bur


Tuesday, April 17, 2018Voices getting louder for saving Jammu from divisive politics

JAMMU: As social media trends with concoctions, uninformed narratives and counter narratives, the civil society voices are becoming louder for saving Jammu from divisive politics.

Even as candle light vigils are held across the region and rallies are being taken in solidarity with the victim of Rasana rape and murder, people are also expressing serious concern over divisive politics and commun


Tuesday, April 17, 20188 Kathua lawyers named in chargesheet obstruction FIR

JAMMU: Eight lawyers have been identified and named by the police in its FIR filed last week against a group of advocates who allegedly tried to prevent crime branch sleuths from filing a charge sheet against the accused in the rape and murder of a girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

The FIR was lodged against dozens of lawyers on April 10, a day after members of Ba


Tuesday, April 17, 2018Mughal Road closed, more snowfall expected

JAMMU: The Mughal Road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with South Kashmir's Shopian district, was closed for vehicular traffic today after snowfall in the high altitude areas including Pir Ki Gali, a traffic police official said.

The Mughal Road was opened for one-way traffic on March 31 after remaining closed for over four months during the winter but incl


Tuesday, April 17, 2018Jammu Bar resumes work after 12 days

JAMMU: The Bar Association of Jammu today resumed work after staying away from courts for 12 days in support of their various demands including handing over the Kathua rape and murder case to CBI and deportation of illegally settled Rohingyas.

The decision to resume work was taken at a general house meeting of the JHCBA held under the chairmanship of its president B S Slathia here.

The gene


Monday, April 16, 2018Army officer injured in accidental fire in Kupwara

Srinagar, Apr 16: An Army officer was injured after his service rifle went off accidentally in Kandi forest in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara on Monday.

Official sources said Captain V K Sahu of 47 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) was part of party, which was patrolling in Kandi forest, when his service rifle went off accidentally on Monday.

“Captain Sahu was injured in the incident,” they said


Monday, April 16, 2018Army porter killed in Pakistani firing

Srinagar, April 16: An Army porter was killed on Monday in firing by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Police said Khurshid Ahmed was killed in Uri sector. Reports reaching here said there was no retaliatory firing by the Indian forces.


Monday, April 16, 2018Srinagar police seeks help of general public in identification of the truck

Srinagar, April 16: Police Post Chanapora seeks help of the general public in identification of the truck involved in the hit & run case in which one person on bike lost life.

The photographs obtained from the CCTV footage are of the truck which is involved in hit & run case. In this regard FIR 49/2018 under section 279, 337, 304-A RPC has been registered in Police Station Sadder and investi


Monday, April 16, 2018Kathua rape and murder case trial begins, accused brought to district court

Jammu: The trial in the gruesome Kathua rape and murder case began on Monday against eight accused who allegedly held an eight-year-old girl in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district for a week in January this year during which she was kept sedated and sexually assaulted before being bludgeoned to death. The accused have been brought to the district court when the trial will be co


Monday, April 16, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leave to cross over to PoK

Srinagar, Apr 16: The weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) left here on Monday to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector, official sources said.
The bus, ferrying nine passengers, including seven Kashmiri residents and two returnees of POK left Bemina, Srinagar, on Monday morning for Kaman