News from the region

Thursday, January 18, 2018Avalanche warning for some places in State

Jammu, Jan 18 : A low danger avalanche warning was issued today for some avalanche prone areas.

Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued the avalanche warning for the areas above 2500 metre altitude. The warning is valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5 pm today.

The warning exists for avalanche prone areas in Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
"People are advised not to venture in avalanche prone slopes/areas during the warning period," the SASE advisory said.

It further said that fresh snowfall had occurred at few place


Thursday, January 18, 2018War like, tense situation on LC, IB; jawan’s sacrifice will not go waste: DG BSF

Jammu, Jan 18 : Director General Border Security Force K K Sharma on Thursday said that situation was tense on Line of Control and International Border in state.

“Situation on LC and IB is tense and war like,” Mr Sharma here told mediapersons after wreath laying ceremony of BSF jawan attained martyrdom in Pakistan Firing.

He said that BSF troops were giving befitting reply and the morale of


Thursday, January 18, 2018Mehbooba expresses anguish over murder of minor girl in Kathua

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Expressing her anguish over the abduction and murder of a minor girl belonging to nomadic Bakerwal community in Kathua, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said incidents like this will be investigated expeditiously and the guilty will be punished.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter the Chief Minister said “Outraged by the heinous incident in which a young Bakerwal


Thursday, January 18, 2018New revenue villages created on merits

Jammu, Jan 18 : Minister for Revenue, Mr. Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the House that desirability to create new revenue villages are assessed and taken care on certain merits.

Replying to a question of Mr. Javid Ahmad Rana, the Minister informed the House that the fresh revision of revenue records has not been undertaken in District Poonch so far and as and when the said process is i


Thursday, January 18, 2018Dy Speaker asks Govt to probe mysterious death of minor girl

JAMMU, Jan 18 : Deputy Speakers Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today asked the government to conduct a thorough probe into the mysterious death of a minor girl in Hiranagar area of district Kathua.

Pertinently, an eight year old girl, who went missing last week, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her native village in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district on Wednesday.


Thursday, January 18, 20182124 teacher vacancies referred to JKSSB for fast-track recruitment: Altaf Bukhari

‘New initiatives improving quality of education, results in govt schools’

JAMMU, JANUARY 18 : Minister for School Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today informed Legislative Assembly that the government has referred 2154 teacher vacancies under Direct Recruitment Quota to J&K Service Selection Board (JKSSB) to fill these on fast-track basis.

To overcome the shortage of teachers in the schools, the education department has identified more vacancies, which s


Thursday, January 18, 2018Army organises a lecture on prevention of winter related diseases at Padhyarna, Kishtwar

Kishtwar, Jan 18 : To educate the locals regarding the importance and relevance of healthy life, Indian Army organised a lecture on prevention of winter related diseases for the locals of Padhyarna, Kishtwar.

The lecture is an initiative to increase awareness regarding good hygiene and healthcare issues in day to day life. The locals were educated about symptoms and preventive measures of wi


Thursday, January 18, 2018Akhtar condoles Hakim Adbul Salam’s demise

JAMMU, Jan 18: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar has condoled the demise of Hakim Abdul Salam who breathed his last at Batahaar, Budgam today.

Hakim Abdul Salam was the grandson of legendary Kashmiri poet Abdul Ahad Naadim, who is known for having written popular Naats.

In his condolence message, Naeem said that Abdul Salam was a pious person who had dedicated his life to the served o


Thursday, January 18, 2018Finalise AIIMS location and announce in budget : Paneerselvam urges Centre

Chennai, Jan 18 : Levy of GST on the projects executed for the state government was a cause for serious concern as it amounted to fiscal transfer from the States to the Centre, besides adversely affecting the financial capacity of the State, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam said on Thursday.

Speaking at the pre-budget meeting chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New


Thursday, January 18, 2018Foreign skier killed, another missing in snow avalanche in Gulmarg

Srinagar, Jan 18 : A skier from Sweden was killed and another missing after a snow avalanche hit upper reaches in world famous ski resort of Gulmarg.

Official sources told TNN that two skiers went missing after a snow avalanche hit near second phase of Gandola on Affarwat peak, connected with Cable Car from base camp.

Search and rescue teams were rushed to the area to trace the missing skie


Thursday, January 18, 2018Body of missing 8-yr-old girl found in CITY

Jammu, Jan 18 : The police has found the body of an eight-year-old girl, who was missing for the last one week, in Kathua district.

The girl's body was found near the jungles at Rasana village of Hira Nagar yesterday, the police said.

The parents of the girl had lodged a missing person's report in the Hiranagar police station when she did not return home, they said.

"We are investigatin


Thursday, January 18, 2018Charges filed against Kashmiri separatists for waging war against India

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under stringent anti-terror laws against seven jailed Kashmiri separatist leaders for allegedly conspiring with Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin to wage war against India to secede Jammu and Kashmir.

The agency has named Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and alleged mastermind


Thursday, January 18, 2018Minor girl's murder rocks J&K assembly

Jammu, Jan 18 : The proceedings of Legislative assembly were marred on Thursday after the opposition created an uproar over the murder of a minor girl in Kathua district.

As soon as the assembly started proceedings of the day, opposition National Conference (NC) and the Congress legislators stood up agitating against the murder of 8-year-old girl belonging to a nomad 'Bakerwal' (goatherd) fam


Thursday, January 18, 2018Traffic disrupted on Kashmir highway to protest erratic power supply

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was disrupted on Thursday to protest unscheduled and frequent power cuts in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.

Hundreds of people, including women and children, took to the streets and blocked the national highway at Bijbehara in Anantnag at 1120 hrs, against erratic power supply in their areas.

''We have been facing difficu


Thursday, January 18, 2018Situation tense of LC, IB, says DG BSF

Jammu, Jan 18 : Director General BSF K K Sharma on Thursday said that situation is tense on Line of Control and International Border .

"Situation on LC and IB is tense," Mr Sharma here told reporters after wreath laying ceremony of BSF jawan attained martyrdom in Pak Firing.

He said that BSF troops are giving befitting reply and the morale of the troops is very high.

He further added, "


Thursday, January 18, 2018NC, Congress legislators stage walkout from J&K Assembly

Jammu, Jan 18 : Legislative Assembly on Thursday witnessed noisy scenes as Opposition members of National Conference and Congress staged protest over mysterious death of a minor girl in Kathua district.

An eight year old girl, who went missing last week, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her native village in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district on Wednesday, which triggered agit


Thursday, January 18, 2018Not enough done in 3 years to stop rapes in Delhi: Swati Maliwal

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Swati Maliwal, who will complete her term as chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) in the next five months, has said that not enough has been done to put an end to rapes in the national capital.

"We have done a lot of work for the cause of women and we have data to prove that. But if you ask me what is DCW's contribution in effectively reducing or stopping rap


Thursday, January 18, 2018Assembly polls in three northeast states on Feb 18, 27

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Assembly elections in Tripura will be held on February 18 and in Meghalaya and Nagaland on February 27, the Election Commission announced on Thursday.

The counting of votes will take place on March 3.


Thursday, January 18, 2018NIA files terror charges against Kashmir separatists

New Delhi, Jan 18: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under a stringent anti-terror law against jailed seven Kashmiri separatist leaders and Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin.

In all, the agency named 12 accused in its nearly 13,000-page chargesheet who can be tried under the non-bailable Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act which e


Thursday, January 18, 2018BSF jawan martyred, another injured, girl killed, 6 injured in Pak firing along IB in state.

Jammu, Jan 18 : A BSF jawan attained martyrdom while another sustained injuries and a civilian girl died as Pakistan shelled forward posts and villages along international border in R S Pura and Arnia belts here.

Pakistani Rangers started unprovoked heavy shelling on Wednesday night in R S Pura sector which continued till Thursday morning.

One BSF jawan attained martyrdom in R S Pura firing


Thursday, January 18, 2018Punjab based smugglers arrested with poppy straw in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 18 : Two Punjab based drug smugglers were arrested on Thursday with contraband of poppy straw in this winter capital of the state.

"During nakka checking one passenger vehicle (JK02AB 1408) was intercepted early morning at nakka point in Panjtirthi area," police said.

They said that during search approximately 30 kg of poppy straw (bhukki) was recovered from the possession of two


Thursday, January 18, 2018Omar appeals to India-Pak to maintain ceasefire on LoC, IB

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Appealing to India and Pakistan to maintain ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in state, working president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah said it is the people on both sides near borders who suffer the most.

Reacting to fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in R S Pora, where a BSF jawan was killed and several others i


Thursday, January 18, 2018No woman in J&K applied for Hajj without maharam

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Not a single woman in state, the only Muslim majority state in the country, has applied for the Hajj-2018 pilgrimage without maharam after the Centre announced that a group of four women above the age of 45 years can go for Hajj without maharam.

Meanwhile, Haj pilgrims from the state have been given a choice of another embarkation point “ Delhi” besides Srinagar with differe


Thursday, January 18, 2018Traffic resumes on Kashmir highway, Sadhna, Razdan passes closed

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Traffic on the national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was resumed on after remaining suspended Wednesday night due to slippery road conditions following fresh snowfall.

Meanwhile, dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), were cut off with their respective district headquarters i


Thursday, January 18, 2018Minimum temperature improves in J&K after light snowfall in higher reaches

Srinagar, Jan 18 : Minimum temperatures throughout state improved further on Thursday as higher reaches received light snowfall.

There has been light snowfall in higher reaches of the Valley and the Trikuta Hills in Jammu region during the night.

Nightlong cloud cover improved minimum temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as the weather office forecast light rain or snow at isolated


Thursday, January 18, 2018BSF trooper, civilian injured in Pakistan firing

Jammu, Jan 18 : A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a civilian were injured in overnight Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district.

"Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling and firing on Indian positions late last evening in R.S. Pura sector resulting in injuries to a BSF trooper and a civilian," police sources said in Jammu on Thu


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Sections of 2 pvt hospitals sealed for non-compliance

Srinagar, Jan 17 : Authorities today sealed a few sections of two private hospitals in Kupwara district for allegedly failing to comply with the norms laid down by the Health department.

"The Directorate of Health Sevices, Kashmir, today sealed a few sections of Quality Care hospital and Ess Bee hospital in Kupwara district," a spokesperson of the health department said.

He said the X-ray, ultrasonography and endoscopy sections of the two hospitals were sealed under the Clinical Establishment Act.

"The department's task force has been conducting routine inspections of private health


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Budget discussion concludes in Upper House

JAMMU, JANUARY 17: The general discussion on budget concluded in the House today with several members participating in the debate.

Initiating the debate, Ghulam Nabi Monga, said the Panchayat budget is not up to the expectations. He accused the government of disempowering the Panchayats.

He said the provisions included in the budget for R&B, agriculture sector and unemployed youth is not up


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Govt to open 17 new Degree Colleges: Priya Sethi

Jammu, Jan 17: Minister of State for Higher Education Ms. Priya Sethi, while replying to a question of Aga Syed Mahmood Mosavi, informed the house that the State Government has recently approved the opening of 17 new Degree Colleges in the State.

The Minister informed that the newly sanctioned colleges shall be established in the uncovered areas of the State. She informed that the department


Wednesday, January 17, 201810.90 lakh cusec mtr de-silting done in Jhelum Srinagar, Baramulla

‘Rs 12.23 core DPR formulated for WSS Darina- Rafiabad’

Jammu, Jan 17: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Ch. Sham Lal informed the House that as part of flood prevention measure around 10.90 lakh cusec mtr de-silting has been done in Jhelum between Srinagar- Baramulla till Dec 2017.

“To augment the dredging activities after the 2014 floods the department of Irrigation and Flood Control outsourced dredging work in Baramulla a


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Rs 9.81 cr Outdoor Stadium coming up in Udhampur: Ansari

Jammu, Jan 17: Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Mr. Imran Raza Ansari informed the House that Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has conveyed the approval for construction of Outdoor Stadium at Udhampur involving a cost of Rs.9.81 crore under Special Package for Development of Sports Infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir on the recommendations of J&K State Sports Council.



Wednesday, January 17, 2018Bangladeshi national nabbed by civilians in Jammu outskirts

Jammu, Jan 17 The civilians on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi national and handed over to the police in Akhnoor area here on outskirts.

"Some locals noticed a suspucious movement of a man in the Akhnoor town and they enquired about his credentials," police sources here said.

They said that he was identified as Mohammad Moazzem,42, was seen moving at village Jajyal, Garkhal of sector Akhn


Wednesday, January 17, 2018J&K Govt employees to get revised salaries from April 2018: FM

Jammu, Jan 17 : Government on Wednesday announced that the State Government Employees would get the revised salaries from April 2018.

Replying to the question raised by the Congress MLA, Nawang Rigzin Jora in the Legislative Assembly, the Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu in a written reply said the state government had already announced that revised salary would be paid to the employees


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Burglars loot SBI ATM in Bemina Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 17: Burglars on Wednesday looted an ATM belongs to State Bank of India in Bemina area of Srinagar last night and decamped with cash.

A police official said that unknown persons on Tuesday night looted around 15 thousand rupees from the machine, “the machine was not functioning from last two days,” he said.

In this regard, a case has been registered and investigations have been


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Countries that back terror must be tackled: Army chief

New Delhi, Jan 17 : Countries which support terrorism need to be "tackled" and terrorism is here to stay unless the world joins hands to end it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.

He also said that a country which is victim of terror has to fight on its own war.

Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue here, Gen Rawat stressed on cutting terrorism funding and raised concerns over nuc


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Sadhna top on Kupwara-border town of Tangdhar closed due to snow

Srinagar, Jan 17 : The Sadhna top, connecting border town of Tangdhar and other far flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier district of Kupwara has been closed due to fresh snowfall since early Wednesday morning.

The road has become slippery due to fresh snowfall since early this morning, official sources told TNN.

Though only three inches of s


Wednesday, January 17, 2018195 security personnel killed in terror incidents in 3 yrsme

Jammu, Jan 17 : The Government today said 195 security personnel lost their lives in the last three years in terror incidents in the Kashmir Valley.

In a written reply to a question of BJP's Ramesh Arora, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told the Legislative Council that 195 security personnel were killed in "terrorist- related violence" in the last three years in the valley.

Of these, 78 were


Wednesday, January 17, 2018PM, J&K CM urged to facilitate travel of pilgrims to Sharda

Jammu, Jan 17 : An organisation of Kashmiri Pandits has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to take steps to facilitate the travel of Hindu pilgrims to Sharda temple in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Sharda Peeth, once regarded as a major centre of learning, is an abandoned Hindu temple located in Sharda village along the Neelam river


Wednesday, January 17, 2018DySP among over 12 policemen injured in clash over last rites

Jammu, Jan 17 : More than 12 policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police, were injured when a mob attacked them with stones and torched a place of worship and few vehicles over the last rites of a Hindu woman married to a Christian man in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Seema Kumari got married to Rinku Kumar, who later embraced Christianity. They belonged to Sayal village in


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Pak troops fire at LoC posts in Poonch; Army Captain injured

Jammu, Jan 17 : Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, injuring an Army Captain, officials said.

There was a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army.

They resorted to firing along the LoC in Chakan Da Bagh area in Poonch last evening, a security force official said.

The injured Army Captain has been hospitalis


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Six killed, 7 injured as van falls off bridge in TN

Thoothukudi, Jan 17 : Six people from Madhya Pradesh were killed and seven others injured three of them seriously, when a tempo traveller van in which they were on their way to Kanyakumari for an excursion fell off a bridge after crashing the parapet wall at Thalavaipuram, here on Wednesday.

Police said a group of tourists from Madhya Pradesh, who came to Tamil Nadu for a tour to the important


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Life returns to normal in bijbehara in south Kashmir

Anantnag, Jan 17 : Life returned to normal on Wednesday in several areas of this south Kashmir district, where people observed strike on the first death anniversary of three Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants killed in an encounter with security forces last year.

Shops and business establishments reopened and traffic was plying normally on all routes in Bijbehara, a major town on Srinagar-Jammu


Wednesday, January 17, 2018HMV traffic to ply only one-way, LMV from both sides on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 17 : Hundreds of heavy vehicles, including those carrying essentials and oil tankers, left different parts of Jammu for Kashmir valley as only one-way Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) traffic will continue on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu highway till further orders.
However, Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) traffic will ply from both Srinagar and Jammu with some restrictions, a traffic police


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Police seek help to trace missing person in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 17 : State police has sought help to trace a person from downtown, missing for the past two days.

A police spokesman said on Wednesday that 40-year-old Bilal Ahmad Mir, resident of Chandanpora Waniyar, Safa Kadal in the downtown is missing from his house since January 15.

Despite massive searches the missing could not be traced.
Anybody having information about the missing pe


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Key Indian equity market indices trading in green

Mumbai, Jan 17 : The key Indian equity market indices, which opened lower on Wednesday, are trading in green.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 34,771.05 points on Tuesday, opened lower at 34,753.80 points. It was quoting at 34,830.93 points, up by 59.88 points, or 0.17 per cent in the early session.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Mixed response among UP's Muslim leaders on Haj subsidy revocation

Lucknow, Jan 17 : The decision of the union government to scrap Haj subsidy and divert it to welfare of Muslim women and education of girls has evoked a mixed response from Muslim leaders and clerics in Uttar Pradesh.

While most of them have welcomed the move as "long awaited", some say that the Narendra Modi government should not take decisions that seem to single out one community. They have


Wednesday, January 17, 2018NIA to file chargesheet against Kashmiri separatist leaders on Thursday

New Delhi, Jan 17 : A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman in a case of funding terror in the Kashmir Valley will be filed by the NIA on Thursday, the day their judicial custody ends, officials said.

According to National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources, the agency will file the chargesheet against the arrested separatist leaders and a businessman under various s


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Cloud cover pulls up minimum temperatures in Valley

Srinagar, Jan 17 : Overnight cloud cover in the Valley on Wednesday improved minimum temperatures even as Kargil town of Ladakh region remained the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 19 degree Celsius.

"Cloud cover during the night resulted in improvement of minimum temperatures in the Valley today even though these continued to remain below the freezing point.

"In Srinagar city, the min


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Frisking, searches by security forces back in Srinagar ahead of Republic Day

Srinagar, Jan 16 : Security forces have intensified searches and frisking in the summer capital, Srinagar to foil any attempt by militants to smuggle in arms and ammunition into the city ahead of Republic Day celebrations.

Security forces have established naka checkings at several places in the city, checking passing vehicles, particularly two wheelers.

'We have directions to conduct random


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Youth injured in 'security force' firing in south Kashmir dies

Srinagar, Jan 16 : A youth, who was injured in alleged security force firing last month, after massive protests erupted following the killing of two local militants in an encounter in south Kashmir district of Shopian, died on Tuesday, official sources said.
Life was crippled in Chittragam and adjoining villages after the youth identified as Mohammad Ayub Bhat died.
Bhat was injured critically when security forces opened fire to disperse demonstrators, protesting against the killing of two militants on December 19 last year at Batmuran Wanpora in Shopian. Bhat was admitted to hospital and h


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Cancellation of Poonch-Rawlakot bus reflects tense situation on LoC: Omar

Srinagar, Jan 16 : Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said cancellation of Poonch- Rawlakote, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) bus service on Monday reflected the tense situation on the Line of Control (LoC).

The bus service was suspended on Monday after five Pak soldiers were killed and several injured in retaliatory action by Indian troops in Kotli area of Jandrot near LoC.

Taking to micr


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Kashmir private hospitals putting patients’ lives at risk: DAK

Srinagar, Jan 16 The Doctors Association Kashmir on Tuesday alleged that private hospitals in Kashmir valley lack facilities and staff to deal with emergencies.

“That is putting lives of patients at risk,” said DAK President Nisar ul Hassan in a statement here this afternoon.

“Private hospitals do not have critical care units jeopardizing the safety of patients,” he said.

The DAK Presid


Tuesday, January 16, 2018DMRRR dept gets Rs 362 cr allocation during 2017-18: Govt

Jammu, Jan 16 : The Government today said that the newly-created Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) department was allocated Rs 362 crore for 2017-18 to meet unforeseen exigencies.

Minister for DMRRR Javaid Mustafa Mir informed the House in a reply to a question of PDP member Javid Husssain Beigh in the state Assembly.

"Jammu and Kashmir is highly-prone


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Rs 3 cr released for upgradation of NTPHC Pahalgam: Bali Bhagat

Jammu, Jan 16: Minister for Health & Medical Education Bali Bhagat today informed the Legislative Council that government has released Rs 3 crore for up-gradation of NTPHC Pahalgam.

He said that the funds have been provided under National Health Mission (NHM) but work on the project has not been taken up due to imposition of ban on construction work in the area.

The Minister was replying to


Tuesday, January 16, 2018MLA Rashid, NC raises Kawa's arrest in Assembly

Jammu, Jan 16 : In Assembly today witnessed uproarious scenes after the opposition NC and MLA Sheikh Rashid raised the issue of Bilal Ahmad Kawa, who was arrested on charges of involvement in the 2000 Red Fort attack last week, and demanded a statement from the government.

The issue was raised by Independent MLA Rashid who also trooped into the well of the House, before returning to his seat l


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Govt making efforts to vacate 140 hectares of horticulture

Jammu, Jan 16 : The Government today said efforts are being made to vacate over 140 hectares of horticulture land which is under the occupation of the defence establishment in the state.

"Efforts are being made to identify the alternate land for accommodating the security forces suitably in order to vacate the horticulture land from the occupation of defence establishment," Chief Minister Mehb


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Increase in abduction cases in 2017: Govt

Jammu, Jan 16 : State witnessed increase in cases of kidnapping of women and girls as compared to 2016, the state government said today.

As many as 877 cases of abduction of girls and women have been registered last year, in comparison to 775 cases in 2016, J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a written reply to the question of PDP's Anjum Fazili in Legislative Assembly.

She further ad


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Roadmap finalized for time-bound completion of Mubarak Mandi Project: Tassaduq Mufti

Reputed conservation architects with expertise in historical conservation co-opted

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Minister for Tourism, Mr Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today said that a roadmap has been finalized for time-bound accomplishment of the Mubarak Mandi Conservation Project.

“Reputed conservation architects with expertise in historical conservation and space making have been co-opted and a process has been finalized for time-bound completion of this prestigious project,” Mr Tassaduq


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Payment of land compensation started for Ring Road

Jammu Jan 16: Minister for Revenue, Abdul Rehman Veeri today informed the Legislative Assembly that the process for disbursement of compensation to land owners/interested persons whose land has come under the Ring Road project in Jammu district has been started.

Replying to a Question by Dr Gagan Bhagat in the House, the Minister said that the compensation is being paid to the farmers/ owners


Tuesday, January 16, 2018‘Multifarious activities under implementation to promote tourism activities in the area'

Jammu, Jan 16: Minister of State for Tourism, Priya Sethi today informed the Legislative Assembly that a separate Tourism Development Authority has been set up to ensure holistic development of Kargil from the tourism point of view as this area has tremendous potential for religious, border, adventure and cultural tourism.

She said under Tourism Incentive Rules-2012, all the areas within the


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Projects taken up under package at different stages of implementation

JAMMU, JANUARY 16: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu informed the House that as on date the estimated size of the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) is Rs 82453 crore and the projects instituted under this package are at different stages of execution.

The Minister was replying to a question by Mr Rajiv Jasrotia. He said the package aims at overall development of the State and c


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Three story building gutted in Khara ,Doda

DODA,JAN 15: A three story building gutted in devastating fire incident at Khara block of Doda here today .

As per police sources, a building owned by Mohd Hanief But S/o Abdul Karim Batt resident of village Trankhal in Kahara ,Doda district gutted in a bizarre fire.Local people along with police doused the flames, but till then the building got completely gutted in fire.No injury or casualt


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Civilian injured in Shopian in December dies

Srinagar, Jan 16 : A civilian injured in clashes with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir last month died in hospital on Tuesday.

Muhammad Ayub Bhat, who had sustained gunshot injuries in Batmuran village of Shopian district during clashes between protesters and security forces on December 19, succumbed in the hospital.

Two militants were killed by security forces in th


Tuesday, January 16, 2018MLA stages walkout from LA for ignoring tourism potential in Kargil

Jammu, Jan 16 : MLA Kargil Asgar Ali Karbalai on Tuesday staged walkout from the Legislative Assembly for ignoring tourism potential in his Constituency.

The member raised the issue of tourism potential in Kargil district of Ladakh region and sought reply from the government.

Recently appointed Minister Tourism, Tassaduq Mufti in his reply said he has newly taken over the charge and sought


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Soldier dies in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 16 : A soldier from Jammu died under mysterious circumstance in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Tuesday, official sources said.

They a 40-year-old soldier Pawan Kumar, son of Mohan Lal, resident of Bishna, Jammu, was found dead at Opluna camp of 79 Brigade in Baramulla district. The exact cause of his death was being ascertained, they said, adding that it was reported that


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Army jawan cremated at his native place in

Nashik, Jan 16 : The body of an Army jawan, Lance Naik Yogesh Muralidhar Bhadane (28), who was killed in Pakistani firing at Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, was cremated with full military honours at his native place Khalance village in Shindkheda taluka in Dhule district here on Monday.

Lance Naik Yogesh Bhadane was killed when Pakistan violated the ceasefire by


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway disrupted due to protests, Mughal road closed

Srinagar, Jan 16 : Traffic on the National Highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was disrupted on Tuesday for about an hour due to protests in Qazigund, official sources said.
Heavy vehicles would continue to ply from one side only while Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) from both Srinagar and Jammu.

However, traffic on the National Highway, linking Ladakh region with


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Electrician found dead in north Kashmir hospital

Srinagar, Jan 16 : An electrician was found dead in a room in hospital in north Kashmir district of Baramulla under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday, official sources said.

They said panic gripped Sub-District Hospital (SDH) at Pattan in Baramulla this morning when an electrician identified as Gulzar Ahmad Sofi was found dead in a room.
Police was immediately informed, they said, adding th


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Ruckus in J&K Assembly over Kashmiri businessman's arrest in Delhi

Jammu, Jan 16 : The opposition National Conference (NC) and Independent MLA Engineer Rashid on Tuesday interrupted the proceedings of State assembly over the arrest of a Kashmiri businessman by Delhi Police.

Bilal Ahmad Kawa, 37, a Kashmiri businessman was arrested by Delhi Police and the Gujarat anti-terrorism squad at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on January 12 for alleged


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Abdul Haq offers to resign after allegations of corruption

Jammu, Jan 16 : Rural Development minister Abdul Haq Khan today offered to resign after a Congress legislator levelled allegations of corruption against him in the implementation of a centrally-sponsored scheme.

"I will leave the ministry if the allegations of corruption are proved right," Khan said in the Legislative Assembly after Congress MLA from Banihal Vikar Rasool raised the issue of al


Tuesday, January 16, 20185,946 SPOs appointed in state in 2017: Govt

Jammu, Jan 16: The Government today said 5,946 special police officers have been appointed in the state in 2017.

However, the engagement of SPOs is made district-wise and unit-wise basis in the state.

In a written reply to the question of member Krishen Lal in the Assembly, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said 5,946 people have been engaged as SPOs during the year 2017.

Of these, the highe


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Cold wave continues in J&K, Kargil freezes at minus 19

Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 16 L: The minimum temperatures dropped again in cities on Tuesday due to nightlong cloud cover, sending down chilly wind from snow-clad mountains, the Met Office said.

At minus 19 degree Celsius, Kargil town recorded the lowest minimum temperature in state on Tuesday followed by Leh at minus 13.8 degree Celsius, a Met department official said.

Chilly winds blowing into t


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Body of soldier martyred in J&K arrive in Nashik

Nashik, Jan 16 : The body of soldier Yogesh S Bhadanen martyred while battling Pakistani forces at Sunderbani sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district arrived here at Ojhar Airport on Monday.

The Air Force commanding officer Sameer Borade, V S M group captain J Mathu , Senaldal Major Rohit Khatri, district Collector Radhakrishnan B. , DSP Sanjay Darade Mla anil Kadam and other officers


Monday, January 15, 2018800 acres of waqf land encroached in Jammu: J K govt

Jammu, Jan 15 : Government today said nearly 800 acres of Waqf board land has been encroached in this region.

Around 800 acres (6,300 kanals) of land belonging to Waqf board has been encroached by various individuals and government organisations in the region, Minister for Haj and Auqaf Abdul Rehman Veeri said in a written reply to the question of PDP member Firdous Ahmed Tak in the Legislative Council.

The eviction process under the Waqf Act has already been initiated against the private encroachers, he said, adding that some of the occupants have approached the court challenging the


Monday, January 15, 2018R-Day: Security forces on heightened alert in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 15 : Security forces have been put on a heightened alert in Kashmir following inputs of a possible militant attack in the city ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, police said today.

The security forces in Kashmir, especially the city, were put on heightened alert following recovery of two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in HMT area here over the past two days, the police


Monday, January 15, 2018Four OGWs tasked to motivate youths to join militancy arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 15 : Four Over Ground Workers (OGWs), tasked to motivate innocent youths to join militancy were arrested by police in the frontier district of Kupwara on Monday, official sources said.

They said on a tip off that a local module was working to motivate youths to join militancy, a police party conducts raids at several places.

Four OGWs were arrested, they said adding they are


Monday, January 15, 2018Land acquisition in Kishtwar: NC legislator marshalled out from Upper House

Jammu, Jan 15 : National Conference legislator Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo on Monday was marshalled out from the Upper House after he raised an issue of compensation to the people whose land was being acquired for new power projects in Kishtwar and constitution of House Committee.

Speaking to mediapersons later outside the House, the member said, “I do not understand that why the Chairman Legislative


Monday, January 15, 2018PHC Rohama to be upgraded as Model Health Centre

Jammu, Jan 15: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat informed the House that the PHC Rohama is being developed as model Health Centre with maternity and child healthcare services.

He said a proposal has been submitted to the Planning and Monitoring Department, adding that the demand for up-gradation of PHC Rohama as Sub-District Hospital was also projected by the MLA Rafiabad


Monday, January 15, 2018Army Day Celebrated With Veterans Of Doda

Doda, Jan 15: The Army Day was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm by 10 Rastriya Rifle's Force at Doda on January here.

Army Day is celebrated every year on January 15 to mark the taking over of command of Indian Army by Field Marshal, K M Cariappa as the first Commander-in Chief of the Indian Army. Theme of organising the event to welfare ex-serviceman in and around their respectiv


Monday, January 15, 2018Kargil students witness LC proceedings

Chairman welcomes their presence

JAMMU, JANUARY 15: A group of students from Sargole Kargil today witnessed the proceedings of the Legislative Council.

The students hailing from far-off areas of the Kargil district have come here for first time to witness the business of the House.

Chairman, J&K, Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali welcomed the students in the House. He hoped that students will learn many new things and kn


Monday, January 15, 201891000 solar home lighting devices provided to un-electrified villages

Jammu, Jan 15: Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology Sajad Gani Lone today informed that the government has distributed 91,000 solar home lighting devices to the households of un-electrified villages and hamlets of the state under Remote Village Electrification Programme of MNRE, Govt of India.

Replying to a question of Ajatshatru Singh, the Minister informed th


Monday, January 15, 20182 courses being taught in Polytechnic College Shopian: Imran Raza Ansari

Jammu, Jan 15: Minister for Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari, while replying to a question of Showkat Hussain Ganai, informed the House that Government Polytechnic College, Shopia presently teaches Electronic & Communication engineering and instrumentation & control engineering courses.


Monday, January 15, 2018Various flood protection projects submitted to CWC for Poonch: Mir

Jammu January 15: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, rehabilitation and Reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir informed that government has submitted two major flood protection projects worth Rs 115 Cr to Central Water Commission (CWC) for Poonch District.

“State has sought funds for flood protection projects from Shahi Khul to Kalai bridge and from Kalai bridge to S. K bridge estimated to


Monday, January 15, 2018Kashmiri mother seeks CM's help for son's release

Srinagar, Jan 15 : The mother of a Kashmiri businessman arrested in Delhi on terrorism charges on Monday urged Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to help get her son released, claiming he was innocent.

The businessman's family members also staged a protest here.

Businessman Bilal Ahmad Kawa was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on January 12 by Delh


Monday, January 15, 20185 laws women need as urgently as ban on triple talaq

January 15: In its urgency to push through the Triple Talaq Bill, the government appears to have overlooked five criminal laws relating to women and marriage identified in 2015 by a government committee as needing immediate political attention.

These are: Criminalising marital rape; clarifying the definition of "cruelty by husband and his relatives",;plugging a loophole in the anti-dowry law;


Monday, January 15, 2018India, Israel sign nine agreements

New Delhi, Jan 15 : India and Israel on Monday signed nine agreements, including in the areas of cyber security and oil and gas, following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu here.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in cyber security was signed. A second MoU was signed between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Israel


Monday, January 15, 2018Pak says 4 soldiers killed by India along LoC

Jammu, Jan 15 : A teenager, hailing from Paksitan- occupied Kashmir (PoK), escaped from a juvenile home in R S Pura sector here, police said today.

Ashfaq Ali (16), a resident of the Bhimber area of PoK, was lodged at the juvenile home since May last year following his arrest from the Noushera area of Rajouri district.

"The boy scaled the boundary wall in the early hours yesterday and fled,


Monday, January 15, 2018A boy escapes from juvenile home in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 15 : A teenager, hailing, escaped from a juvenile home in R S Pura sector here, police said today.

Ashfaq Ali (16), a resident of the Bhimber area of PoK, was lodged at the juvenile home since May last year following his arrest from the Noushera area of Rajouri district.

"The boy scaled the boundary wall in the early hours yesterday and fled," a police official said.

A case ha


Monday, January 15, 2018Summer-like weather during day, night remains chilly in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 15 : People continued to enjoy summer-like weather due to sunshine though the night temperature remained several degrees below freezing point owing to dry conditions in Kashmir valley.

However, chilly weather conditions continued in the border town of Kargil, which was the coldest place in the region at minus 20 degree C, followed by Leh, where the mercury settled at minus 10.9 d


Monday, January 15, 2018MLA stages walkout of J&K Assy on 'non-functional' trauma centre

Jammu, Jan 15 : Independent MLA from Udhampur Pawan Gupta on Monday staged walkout of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on 'non-functional' trauma centre in his constituency.

The MLA raised the issue in the House and said the government is not portraying clear picture on trauma centre.

He added that every time in the reply, the government claimed that the trauma centre in Udhampur is complete


Monday, January 15, 2018Indian Army retaliates, kills 7 Pakistani soldiers

Jammu, Jan 15 : The Indian Army today carried out a "retaliatory action" against Pakistani troops, killing seven of their soldiers and injuring four others others along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

The action comes after an Indian solider was killed in Pakistani firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Saturday.

"Army has carried out retaliation aga


Monday, January 15, 2018Army chief warns of stronger reaction against Pak terrorism

New Delhi, Jan 15 : Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today his force will not let anti-India activities succeed at any cost in Jammu and Kashmir and warned of stronger reaction against Pakistan-supported terrorism.

Addressing Armymen on the occasion of Army Day, Gen Rawat also said that disputes along the Line of Actual Control in northern border (China) were continuing and transgressions were


Monday, January 15, 2018Protests rock J-K Assembly over Army chief's remarks

Jammu, Jan 15 : Protests rocked Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over the remarks of Army chief as the opposition National Conference created ruckus and staged walk out from the House demanding statement from the government over the issue.

Rawat had on Friday said social media and government schools in the state were spreading a "disinformation campaign" resulting in radicalisation of youths.



Monday, January 15, 2018NC members create ruckus, stage walkout of J&K LA

Jammu, Jan 15 : Oppositon members from National Conference (NC) on Monday created ruckus and staged walkout of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly over intensified "Cordon And Search Operation" in the Srinagar city.

As soon as the House assembled for the day proceedings, NC legislators stood from their seats and shouted slogans against the government.

The members alleged that fear ps


Monday, January 15, 2018Drug peddlers arrested with heroin in Rajouri

Jammu, Jan 15 : Two drug peddlers were arrested on Monday with contraband of heroin in Rajouri

A joint team of SOG and Police Post Chingus Chatyar raised a naka near Kallar Chowk on Rajouri highway and started general checking of vehicles for security reasons in view of forthcoming Republic Day.

During checking, Police personnel intercepted a car moving towards Rajouri and recovered 40 gms


Monday, January 15, 2018BJP asks J-K minister not to lock horns with Army chief

Jammu, Jan 15 : The BJP today asked Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Ahmed Bukhari "not to lock horns with the Army chief", two days after he said Gen. Bipin Rawat should "do his own job" and not meddle in the state's affairs.

Rawat had on Friday said social media and government schools in the state were spreading a "disinformation campaign" resulting in radicalisation of youths.


Monday, January 15, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leave to cross over to POK

Srinagar, Jan 15 : The 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, despite ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops on January 12, official sources said.

The weekly peace bus left Bemina, Srinagar, this morning for Kaman post, the last Indian


Monday, January 15, 2018Kargil freezes at minus 20, Kashmir shivers in cold wave

Srinagar, Jan 15 : Night temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley remained several degrees below the freezing point on Monday with Kargil town freezing at minus 20 degree Celsius.

"At minus 20 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature, Kargil was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir followed by Leh at minus 10.9 degree Celsius.

"Minimum temperature recorded in Srinagar was minus 3.3, in


Monday, January 15, 2018Five Jaish militants killed on LoC in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 15 : Five militants from Jaish-e-Mohammed's suicide squad were killed on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police, army and paramilitary forces, officials said.

Defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said a group of militants was spotted infiltrating from Pakistan into India near Dulanja area of border town Uri -- some 120 km from here


Sunday, January 14, 2018About 2 lakh children being covered under IPPI

Srinagar, Jan 14 (UNI) About two lakh children below the age of five years will be covered under Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme on January 28 for which 100 polio booths are being set up in the frontier district of Kupwara and Shopian.
An official spokesman said here on Sunday that Chief Medical Officer, Kupwara Parled Singh said that Health Department has made elaborate ar


Sunday, January 14, 2018Major tragedy averted, IED planted on Srinagar-Baramulla road defused

Srinagar, Jan 14: Security forces on Sunday averted a major tragedy when they detected and defused a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), planted by militants on the city outskirts on Srinagar-Bandipora road.

This was the second IED detected and defused by the security forces on city outskirts during the past 24 hrs.
The IED has been defused and traffic has now been restored on the roa


Sunday, January 14, 2018J&K shivers in cold wave, Leh coldest at minus 15.2

Srinagar, Jan 14: Biting winter cold continued its sway on the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with the weather office giving no indication of any immediate relief.

Minimum temperatures remained several degrees below the freezing point in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region. At minus 15.2 degree Celsius, Leh town was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.



Sunday, January 14, 2018Restrictions imposed in downtown, SeK lifted

Srinagar, Jan 14 (UNI) Restrictions imposed in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) on Saturday, when separatists had called for a general strike against civilian killings in alleged security force actions in the Kashmir, have been lifted on Sunday.

There are no restrictions in any part of the city today, police said.
The main gates of historic Jamia Masjid, the stronghold of moderate Hurriya


Sunday, January 14, 2018Traffic on Srinagar-Bandipora road suspended after reports about IED

Srinagar, Jan 14 (UNI) Traffic on Srinagar-Bandipora road has been suspended on Sunday following information that militants have planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Malroo on the outskirts.

Yesterday, Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) detected and defused an IED planted by militants on the Srinagar-Baramulla road at HMT.
Large number of Army, security forces and state police personnel arr


Sunday, January 14, 2018Train service resumes in Kashmir valley

Srinagar, Jan 14 (UNI) Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended on Saturday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike against the alleged civilians killing in security force action.

"We have resumed all train runs in the Kashmir valley on Sunday," a railway official told UNI.

He said an advisory was received from police to


Saturday, January 13, 2018RDA SKIMS suspend strike, welcomes appointment of interim doctor

Srinagar, Jan 13 : The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Saturday suspended strike after four days, demanding reinstatement of the Director of the institute.

The government on last Saturday attached Dr A G Ahangar with the General Administration Department (GAD) and ordered suspension of three senior faculty members after they were found doing p


Saturday, January 13, 2018Two died due to asphyxiation in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Two people died due to asphyxiation in a room in Pulwama district late Friday night, official sources said on Saturday.

They said two people, reportedly working as labourers, were sleeping in a rented room at Dalipora in Pulwama, where a gas heater was also on for heating purpose. However, both the labourers identified as Mohammad Ashraf and Nissar Ahmad were found dead in t


Saturday, January 13, 2018Donot interfere in education sector, J&K minister to Army Chief

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Army should not interfere in education sector, Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said, reacting to the statement of Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat that students in Jammu and Kashmir schools were being taught two maps.

The Army should not meddle with the education sector and rather concentrate on their own job, Mr Bukhari told journalists on the


Saturday, January 13, 2018Curfew-like restrictions imposed in SeK, downtown Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Authorities on Saturday imposed curfew-like restrictions in downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) besides parts of civil lines in Srinagar to prevent any demonstrations following strike called by separatists against the civilian deaths, allegedly in security force actions in the Kashmir valley.

The main gates of historic Jamia Masjid, the stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conferenc


Saturday, January 13, 2018Minor critically injured after unexploded bomb goes off in J-K

Jammu, Jan 13 : A 12-year-old boy was today critically injured by an unexploded bomb that went off near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Mohammad Iqbal (12), a resident of Shahpur, found the bomb in an open field near Qasba village around 11:45 am and started fiddling with it, causing the explosion, a police official said.

"The boy suffered cri


Saturday, January 13, 2018Cabinet ministers should ''speak up'' like SC judges: Yashwant

New Delhi, Jan 13 : Firing a fresh salvo at the government, disgruntled BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today asked his party colleagues and ministers to "get rid of their fear" and "speak up for democracy" like the four Supreme Court judges who came out publicly against the chief justice.

The former Union minister referred to the comments of the four judges to claim that the prevailing atmosphe


Saturday, January 13, 2018Security forces defuse 5-kg IED on Srinagar-Baramulla highway

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Security forces today defused an improvised explosive device (IED), weighing approximately five kilogrammes, on Srinagar-Baramulla highway, a police official said.

The IED was found in HMT area of Srinagar this morning, the official said.

The official said the area was cordoned off and traffic was diverted. A bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot, which defused the e


Saturday, January 13, 2018Strike cripples life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Strike crippled life on Saturday in the Kashmir Valley due to the strike called by separatists against the civilian killings in an alleged security force action.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads in the valley in response to strike call by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Far


Saturday, January 13, 2018Mirwaiz again under house arrest, no relief for Geelani

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq remained under house arrest since Friday evening in the summer capital of Srinagar.

Meanwhile, there was no relief for chairman of hardline HC Syed Ali Shah Geelani who remained under house arrest.
A spokesman for the HC said security forces and police personnel have been deployed outside the Nigeen house


Saturday, January 13, 2018Major tragedy averted, IED planted on Srinagar-Baramulla road

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Security forces averted a major tragedy when they detected a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by militants in the city outskirts on Srinagar-Baramulla road on Saturday, when separatists had called for a general strike against the killing of civilians in the valley.
Traffic on the Srinagar to north Kashmir has been suspended and entire area has been sealed.


Saturday, January 13, 2018Warning by Judges of SC not internal matter of Apex court, Omar

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Former State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that warning by four senior most judges of Supreme Court (SC) that democracy is in danger was not an internal matter of the Apex court and the issue should concern every single Indian.

However, the working president of the main opposition National Conference (NC) said meeting of D Raja with one of the four Judges Che


Saturday, January 13, 2018Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city here on Saturday to prevent separatist-called protests against civilian killings during gunfights between security forces and militants.

Prohibitory orders were imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj and Safakadal in old Srinagar and Maisuma and Kralkhud in uptown areas by the Srinagar District Magistrate.



Saturday, January 13, 2018Train services suspended again in Kashmir for security reasons

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Train services were suspended on Saturday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike against the alleged civilians killings in security force action.

We have suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley today, a railway official told UNI this morning.

He said an advisory was received from police to suspend all trains


Saturday, January 13, 2018Jammu to celebrate Lohri, harbinger of warmer days

Srinagar, Jan 13 : The cold wave sweeping through Jammu and Kashmir further tightened its grip on the valley even as people in Jammu prepared to celebrate the Lohri festival on Saturday.

Lohri marks the season's turnaround.

Camp fires would be organised in Jammu, around which people would gather in the evening to welcome comparatively warmer days ahead.

People in the Kashmir Valley thoug