Justice BD Ahmed is new J&K Chief Justice

Justice BD Ahmed is new J&K Chief Justice

Srinagar: President of India has appointed Delhi High Court Judge Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office, sources said on Friday. Justice Ahmed was enrolled as an Advocate on 5.9.1980 with the Bar Council of Delhi […]

Nocturnal raids continue, 3 civilians arrested in Shopian

Nocturnal raids continue, 3 civilians arrested in Shopian

Srinagar: Police have arrested three more civilians during nocturnal raids in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. The arrests were made in Dangam Village of the district, local sources said. They said police barged in to the residential houses at around 2 am and arrested the civilians. The arrested person’s according to locals include Mohammad Shafi Paul […]

Pak likely to replace its high commissioner to India

Pak likely to replace its high commissioner to India

Islamabad: Pakistan might replace its top envoy to India, Abdul Basit, who has completed his three-year tenure in New Delhi. Basit, the Pakistan high commissioner to India, was appointed in March, 2014 after he suffered a major disappointment when he was sure of being appointed Pakistan’s foreign secretary but last-minute wheeling and dealing resulted in […]

Give details of 271 illegal immigrants: India to US

Give details of 271 illegal immigrants: India to US

New Delhi: The government of India has asked the US to provide details of the 271 illegal immigrants it wants New Delhi to take back. “This is an ongoing matter. The US authorities had conveyed to us sometime back that out of certain statistics provided to us earlier, 271 cases remained to be addressed. However, […]

Suicide attack near Dhaka airport

Suicide attack near Dhaka airport

Dhaka: A young man, suspected to be a suicide bomber, blew himself up at the international airport in Dhaka, nearly a week after a similar attack on a nearby camp of Bangladesh’s elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) force. The man, said to be in his 30s, blew himself up in front of a police outpost […]

Tasaduq wealthier than his sister Mehbooba

Tasaduq wealthier than his sister Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP nominee for Anantnag by-polls, Mufti Tasaduq Hussain, is wealthier than his sister Mehbooba Mufti while four other candidates in the fray for the two Lok Sabha seats in Kashmir have declared assets worth over Rs 1 crore. Tasaduq (45), making debut in electoral politics by filing nominations from south Kashmir’s Anantnag Lok Sabha […]

Man held with election boycott posters in Awantipora

Man held with election boycott posters in Awantipora

Srinagar: Police have arrested a man along with election boycott posters in Awantipora Friday. As per a statement issued by the police, “acting on a tip off, Awantipora Police arrested a suspect identified as Mohammad Yousuf Wani son of Abdul Gani resident of Brah Bandina and recovered a huge number of Election boycott posters from […]

Teachers won’t be deployed for poll duties in J-K: Minister

Teachers won’t be deployed for poll duties in J-K: Minister

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government will not deploy teachers for election duties in bypolls to the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Kashmir and the forthcoming local bodies polls in the state. “Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has instructed that the state government will not deploy teachers as booth level officers during elections in Kashmir Valley,” […]

NC-Cong alliance symbolises deceit, treachery: PDP

NC-Cong alliance symbolises deceit, treachery: PDP

Srinagar: PDP Friday accused the opposition National Conference of being responsible for the “mess” in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed confidence that the ruling party’s candidates would win the upcoming bypolls as the “NC-Congress alliance symbolises deceit and treachery”. “(National Conference president) Farooq Abdullah and (his son) Omar are the main reasons behind the mess […]

6 gamblers held in Budgam: Police

6 gamblers held in Budgam: Police

Srinagar: Budgam police arrested a group of gamblers and recovered stake money over thirty nine thousand from the gambling spot, police said on Friday. Following a tip off, a police party of Police Station Budgam raided a gambling site near Railway station, Budgam. During the raid, police said, six people were apprehended while gambling. Stake […]