Stop summoning lawmakers to army camps, police stations: MLA

Stop summoning lawmakers to army camps, police stations: MLA

Jammu: PDP legislator from Chadoora constituency Javed Mustafa Mir said on Tuesday that the police department has become a “hub of corruption”. “There is a department in police meant for controlling corruption but unfortunately it has been change into the department of corruption,” he told the assembly during a discussion on grants for relief and […]

SRTC’s Delhi-Srinagar bus service turns into illegal freight carrier

SRTC’s Delhi-Srinagar bus service turns into illegal freight carrier

SRINAGAR: The passengers travelling on J&K State Road Transport Corporation’s bus service between New Delhi and Srinagar have complained of malpractices by the operating staff that inconveniences the passengers. They complain that the vehicles were being “illegally used as freight carriers” with drivers loading merchandise and other goods in New Delhi that does not belong […]

Photojournalists say cop told us ‘leave or get blinded’

Photojournalists say cop told us ‘leave or get blinded’

Srinagar: Many photojournalists working for local media outlets said police and paramilitary troopers abused and threatened them in Nowhatta, where they were covering clashes between protesters and government forces on Friday. “A policeman holding a pellet gun shouted at us ‘tuih chivva yecchaan aen gacchin’ (do you want to get blinded)’. He was effectively threatening […]

Shops, bank building perish in Court Road blaze

Shops, bank building perish in Court Road blaze

SRINAGAR: At least 12 shops and a commercial building housing two banks and a post office were gutted in a massive fire that erupted near Court Road in Lal Chowk area of capital Srinagar on Friday night. Witnesses said the fire erupted at around 2 am from the first floor of a building where the […]

No traffic diversion from today: SSP

No traffic diversion from today: SSP

Srinagar: The SSP Traffic Srinagar said on Monday that the existing traffic diversions in the city will be done away with from Tuesday. In a press conference held here, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Fayaz Ahmad Lone said that in view of the inclement weather and recent snowfall, the traffic diversion stands cancelled for “temporary […]

Serious efforts on to promote pilgrimage tourism, says CM

Serious efforts on to promote pilgrimage tourism, says CM

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said the government is making serious efforts to promote pilgrimage tourism in Srinagar. Interacting with workers at the foundation laying ceremony of an integrated development of Hazratbal Dargah, Mehbooba said that her government has plans of developing tourism facilities in Srinagar city in a “big way” so that […]

Valley may erupt again with greater intensity, fears Sinha-led delegation

Valley may erupt again with greater intensity, fears Sinha-led delegation

SRINAGAR: A five-member delegation led by former minister Yashwant Sinha, which visited Kashmir from October 25-27 this year, fears Kashmir may witness “something bigger” in 2017 than what it witnessed in 2016 following the killing of Burhan Wani. In its 10-page report submitted on Friday, the delegation has pointed out that there is a strange […]

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