News from the region

Thursday, September 19, 2019Normal life remains disrupted in Kashmir, reports of shopkeepers being threatened

Srinagar, Sep 19: Incidents of miscreants threatening shopkeepers and vandalising private vehicles have been reported from many places in Kashmir Valley where normal life remained disrupted for the 46th day on Thursday following abrogation of Article 370, officials said.

They said private cars have come under stone-pelting at many places as the miscreants want to enforce shutdown.



Tuesday, September 17, 2019NAC in Ladakh

JAMMU: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Monday visited forward locations in eastern Ladakh where he also interacted with members of the 15th Finance Commission, a defence spokesperson said.
The 15th Finance Commission team, led by chairman N K Singh, is on a visit to field formations in the Northern Command, gain first-hand knowledge about challenges faced by the Army in dischargi


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Curfew lifted from Kishtwar

JAMMU: The curfew imposed in Kishtwar last evening as a precautionary measure in view of death of prominent leader of banned outfit Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Ghulam Nabi Gundana, was lifted from the district on Monday.
Gundana was laid to rest on Monday amid a curfew in his home town Kishtwar. The curfew was lifted within hours of Gundana's burial as the situation remained peaceful with no untoward


Monday, September 16, 201910% mobiles in Kashmir, 100% landlines working in J&K: Centre to SC

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Centre told the Supreme Court that 10 per cent mobile phones were operational in the Kashmir division, and 100 per cent landlines were operational in districts in Jammu and Ladakh Division.

The affidavit details on the day-wise restoration of mobile phones in the region. The easing of restrictions on mobile phone connectivity began in Kashmir on August 24 and till Septem


Monday, September 16, 2019Will Centre's scheme for apple farmers in Kashmir work?

Sopore (J&K), Sep 16: After the revocation of Article 370 apple growers in Kashmir were finding themselves in a lurch due to a communication blockade and shutdown, government came to the rescue by announcing a scheme to directly buy the fruit from the farmers through a nodal procurement agency.

While the apple growers are mostly happy with this move some sticking issues remain like most apple


Monday, September 16, 2019e-office to help integrate Jammu and Kashmir into national mainstream

Srinagar: Over one crore pages of files relating to the Jammu and Kashmir government that would be physically carted in trucks to winter capital Jammu or summer capital Srinagar every six months during the Durbar Move, will now be made available through the e-office portal.

This and other measures to ensure smooth functioning of the J&K governance system are on the anvil as teams of senior Cen


Saturday, September 14, 2019Normal life remains affected in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 14: Normal life remained affected across Kashmir Valley for the 41st consecutive day on Saturday as the stalemate following the nullification of Article 370 continued with most shops and schools remaining shut and public transport off the roads, officials said.

Restrictions, which were imposed in the Hazratbal area of the city on Friday, were lifted, the officials said, adding mo


Saturday, September 14, 2019Day curfew lifted in Kishtwar, search on for suspects who snatched rifle from PDP leader's PSO

Jammu, Sep 14: Day curfew was lifted in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district even as a massive search operation for suspected terrorists, who snatched the service rifle from a personal security officer of a PDP leader, continued for the second day on Saturday, officials said.

The day curfew, which was imposed in the town following the weapon snatching incident on Friday, was lifted but all e


Saturday, September 14, 2019Guv orders ACB probe into illegal land grabbing in twin capital cities


SRINAGAR: Ten months after repealing the Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, commonly known as Roshni scheme, Governor Satya Pal Mail on Friday ordered a detailed probe into alleged instances of cornering high-value prime land in Jammu and Srinagar cities by misusing the now-repealed law.

The probe which will be conducted by the Anti Corruption Bure


Saturday, September 14, 2019Curfew in Kishtwar as LeT ultras snatch rifle of PDP leader’s PSO

Militants identified; massive search Op launched

JAMMU: In third such incident in past six months, two militants belonging to Lashker-e-Toiba terror outfit snatched the service rifle from a Personal Security Officer (PSO) of a local Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Kishtwar in Jammu region, forcing authorities to impose curfew and launch a massive search operation in the communally-sensitive district.

A senior officer informed that t