News from the region

Sunday, March 18, 2018Ganderbal police solves burglary case : 05 burglars arrested, stolen items recovered

Srinagar, March 18 : Ganderbal police has solved a burglar case by arresting five accused persons involved in the crime and recovered stolen items on their instance.

One person Shamim Ahmad Baba reported in Police Station Gund and stated that on 3rd of February, some burglars looted his mobile shop at Kullan, Ganderbal.

In this regard, a case FIR number 04/2018 under section 380, 457 RPC wa


Sunday, March 18, 2018Forest fire death toll rises to 17 in TN

Madurai, Mar 18 : The death toll in massive forest fire in Theni district of Tamil Nadu increased to 17, with the death of a 29-year-old man in a private hospital, here on Sunday.

Official sources said G Sathishkumar, hailing from Erode district, succumbed to his burn injuries at Grace Kennet Hospital, this noon. He sustained 60 percent burns and was battling for life for the past one week. Th


Sunday, March 18, 201811 teachers suspended, salary of 3 others held in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Eleven teachers were suspended for unauthorised absence while salary of three others was held for unsatisfactory performance in the central Kashmir district of Budgam, official sources said.

They said a team, headed by Director School Education, conducted a surprise inspection at different educational institutions in Budgam on Saturday.

However, during inspection, only 1


Sunday, March 18, 2018Jammu government doctor sacked over Facebook post

Jammu, March 18 : The Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of the Registrar of the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu for an "anti-government" post on Facebook, an official said on Sunday.

Amit Kumar was sacked after he violated rules that prevent a government servant from using social media to write anti-government posts. Kumar had been appointed for three years on con


Sunday, March 18, 2018Life remains affected in parts of South Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Life remained affected for the third day on Sunday in parts of south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where three militants were killed by security forces in an encounter in the wee hours of Friday.

Bodies of two local militants were recovered on Friday, while the body of third, a foreigner, was recovered yesterday from under the debris of two houses damaged in the encounter.


Saturday, March 17, 2018ADC Row: Thousands of people in Nowshera participate in 'Jammu Chalo' march

Jammu, Mar 17 : Against the backdrop of demanding separate appointment of Additional Deputy Commissioners in four tehsils of Rajouri district, thousands of people from bordering Nowshera town on Saturday participated in 'Jammu Chalo' march.

Amid anti-government slogans thousands of people from Nowshera town started marching towards Jammu to 'gherao' Civil Secretariart on Monday.

The Nowshe


Saturday, March 17, 2018Life remains affected in parts of South Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Mar 17 : Life remained affected for the second day on Saturday in parts of south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where two militants were killed by security forces in an encounter in the wee hours of Friday.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road in Tral and Awantipora and their adjoining areas for the second day. Work in government offices and b


Saturday, March 17, 2018Cop escapes bid on life in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 17 : A senior police officer escaped an attempt on his life when militants fired upon his vehicle in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Saturday, official sources said.

They said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Shopian, was on his way to Behibagh to attend a function of Army when militants ambushed his bullet proof vehicle at Hajipora on Shopian-Kulgam road. However, th


Friday, March 16, 2018Weather turns pleasant in Kashmir as Sun appears

Srinagar, Mar 16 : After witnessing below normal temperature due to snowfall on upper reaches and rain in plains during the past 48 hours in the Kashmir valley, weather turned pleasant after the Sun made an appearance on Friday.

However, border town of Kargil froze at minus 8 degree minimum temperature followed by world famous ski resort of Gulmarg where the night temperature recorded a drop


Friday, March 16, 2018Militants killed belonged to IS linked group

Srinagar, March 16 : Two militants killed in a gunfight on the outskirts of Srinagar belonged to an Islamic State (IS) affiliated group, police said on Friday.

The gunfight took place on Thursday night in Balhama area.

A police statement said: "In the encounter... the two militants who were killed have been identified by the families as Rasiq Nabi Bhat of Tral and Shabir Dar of Awantipora."


Friday, March 16, 2018Amid tight security ,Navratras to begin in Jammu, Katra from Mar 18

Jammu, Mar 16 : A week-long Navratras to commence with fanfare in this winter capital of the state and holy Katra town in Reasi district amid tight security arrangements from March 18.

Security forces have stepped up vigil in Jammu and Katyra ahead of Navratras, sources here said.

“Security has been beefed up at several vital points including popular market places for smooth and incident f


Thursday, March 15, 2018Fake police nabbed by Crime Branch, uniforms, equipment recovered

Mumbai, Mar 15 : A 28-year-old man has been arrested by the Crime Branch Unit X for allegedly cheating people by assuring them government jobs in various department in
Mantralaya, BMC and other offices.

Receiving several complaints against the 'fake policeman', the Crime Branch swung into action and
formed the special team to nab the accused.

According to Crime Branch sources, after go


Thursday, March 15, 2018Alia Bhatt turns 25, says movies make her feel alive

Mumbai, March 15 : Actress Alia Bhatt, whose look from her upcoming film "Raazi" was unveiled on her 25th birthday on Thursday, says movies keep her alive.

Alia and "Raazi" producer Karan Johar treated her fans to a glimpse into her look for the film, which is directed by Meghna Gulzar. It is a period drama based on Harinder Sikka's novel "Calling Sehmat", about a Kashmiri spy married to a Pak


Thursday, March 15, 2018J&K Estates Department starts vacating official quarters "illegaly" occupied by former ministers, MPs

Jammu, Mar 15 : Jammu and Kashmir Estates Department on Thursday started eviction process of vacating official quarters "illegally" occupied by the former ministers and the Members Parliament.

"While the Court has vacated the stay and eviction notices were also served to the former ministers, MLAs and MPs to vacate the official accomodations," official sources here told TNN.

They said that


Thursday, March 15, 2018Despite snow Kashmir highway through for one-way traffic, Leh still closed

Srinagar, Mar 15 : Despite fresh snowfall on Thursday, the national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic while the Srinagar-Leh and historic Mughal roads remained closed since December last year due to accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions.

The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was through for one-


Thursday, March 15, 2018Life returns to normal in Srinagar outskirts, parts of Anantnag

Srinagar, Mar 15 : Life returned to normal on Thursday after remaining affected for three days in Srinagar outskirts and parts of Anantnag district in south Kashmir against the killing of three militants in an encounter by security forces on Monday.

Meanwhile, teaching also resumed in Government Degree College (GDC) in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, where life retuned to normal on Wed


Wednesday, March 14, 2018DGP Prisons Concludes Security Assessment of Chenab Valley Jails

Jammu: After inspecting progress of ongoing works at new Jail at Bhaderwah, DGP Prisons Dilbag Singh, IPS today visited District Jail Kishtwar to have the familiarization and security review of the institution. He was accompanied by Shri Abrar Choudhary, SP Kishtwar, Shri Perbeet Singh ASP, Shri P.K. Choudary CO 82bn CRPF, Shri Nissar Ahmed DySP Ops, Insp Sameer Jeelani SHO Kishtwar, besi


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Gulmarg, other upper reaches receive fresh snowfall; rain lashes plains in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 14 : The upper reaches, including the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, received fresh snowfall, while rains lashed summer capital, Srinagar, and other plains in Kashmir valley.

Meanwhile, the night temperature witnessed some improvement and settled above normal at majority of places in the valley, though day chill intensified due to wet weather.

A Met department spokespers


Wednesday, March 14, 2018Old Shrine in Kashmir damaged due to lightening

Srinagar: A century-old shrine at Garkote area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district suffered damages after the shrine was struck by lightning on early Wednesday.

According to reports the century old shrine of Baba Fareed (R.A) was gutted in fire triggered after lightning struck it.

Locals said that it was raining since midnight, however suddenly, a flash of fire was seen at the top


Wednesday, March 14, 2018DGP Prisons review construction of Bhaderwah District Jail

Jammu: DGP Prisons J&K, Dilbag Singh, IPS visit to Bhaderwah to review the ongoing construction works of District Jail.

Dilbag Singh, IPS DGP Prisons visit the Chenab valley and took stock of the ongoing work of new District Jail Bhaderwah. He was accompanied by Shabir Ahmed SSP Doda, Rajinder Kumar Addl. SP Bhaderwah, Maj. Ambarish Mehta Officiating Commandant of 4 RR,


Tuesday, March 13, 2018Restrictions lifted in SeK, downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 13 : Curfew-like restrictions, imposed on Monday in the Shehar-e-Khas (SeK), downtown and parts of old city and civil lines in Srinagar as a precautionary measure to prevent any law and order problem following killing of three militants in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir district of Anantnag in the wee hours yesterday, were lifted on Tuesday.

The main gates o


Monday, March 12, 2018Mirwaiz under house arrest; Malik arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, Mar 12 : Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest early Monday morning, while JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik was arrested and lodged in a local police station in the summer capital here.
Meanwhile, restrictions of 'staying at home' on hardline amalgam chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani continued from last about two years.

The move


Monday, March 12, 2018Armed men rob bank official of Rs 6 lakh in Kashmir's Kulgam

Srinagar, Mar 12 : A group of armed men today looted Rs 6 lakh from the personal vehicle of a bank manager who was on his way to his office in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said.

The official, who was on his way from Kulgam to his branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Kapran carrying Rs 6 lakh cash in his personal vehicle, was allegedly intercepted by a group a four gunmen, a police of


Monday, March 12, 2018Previous govt completely neglected Balochistan: PTI leader

Quetta, Mar 12 : President of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI), Balochistan chapter, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, has said that all the previous governments did nothing to bring the people of Balochistan into the mainstream.

According to a report published in Dawn on Tuesday, the PTI leader has urged the ruling government to take the constructive steps in Balochistan province before it gets too l


Monday, March 12, 2018Educational institutions in Srinagar, south Kashmir remain closed

Srinagar, Mar 12 : All educational institutions remained closed as a precautionary measure here and majority parts of south Kashmir, where three militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in Anantnag in the wee hours of Monday.

However, educational institution are open in north Kashmir, where life is also normal with business and other activities going on smoothly.

The Kashm


Monday, March 12, 2018Exams postponed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 12 : All university and board examinations, which were scheduled to be held on Monday, have been postponed in the Kashmir valley, where three militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in Anantnag early this morning.

A spokesman for the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) said all examinations which were scheduled to be held today have been postpone