Creation of new administration units

SRINAGAR: After receiving feedback and suggestions on the creation of new administrative units from public representatives in south Kashmir, the Cabinet Sub-Committee, (CSC) on Sunday visited Baramulla district in north Kashmir to receive the local demands and suggestions for creation of new administrative units in Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora Districts. An official spokesman said in […]

Highway status: Jammu-Sgr traffic today

SRINAGAR: One-way traffic will continue to ply on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the Valley’s link with outside world, and on Friday vehicles will be allowed to move from Jammu towards Srinagar, official said. “On Friday, the traffic will move from Jammu to Srinagar, and no vehicle will be allowed to move from Srinagar,” Deputy Inspector General […]

Avalanche hits Army post in Machil

Srinagar: A soldier was killed after an Army post came under an avalanche in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district on Thursday, reports said. “Two soldiers belonging to Army’s 5 ASSAM (D Company) were buried alive when a snow avalanche hit their post near Muthal top in Machil sector on Thursday afternoon,” a […]

Sahai felicitates J&K Police sports personal

SRINAGAR: The Additional Director General of Police Armed, SM Sahai Thursday felicitated J&K Police sports personnel for their excellent performance during the year 2013, a police statement issued here said. Jammu and Kashmir Police had bagged 15 gold, 10 silver and 28 bronze medals in different sports events during the year 2013 and the recently […]

Highway closed following fresh snowfall

Highway closed following fresh snowfall

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, which connects Kashmir with outside world, was closed for vehicular traffic as the Valley including Srinagar experienced fresh snowfall on Wednesday. “The highway was closed for traffic around 2 pm after heavy snowfall between Qazigund and Banihal rendered the arterial road unsafe,” a spokesman of the Traffic Department was quoted as […]

Sanction for prosecution of corrupt babus: SC stays J&K HC order

Srinagar: Supreme Court has stayed a J&K High Court order regarding sanction for prosecution against officers and officials found indulging in corruption by the State Vigilance Organization. “There shall be stay of the impugned order for a period of three months from (January 2),” said a division bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and A.K. Sikri. […]

2 KAS officers shifted, SSB member’s stay extended

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday ordered transfer of two KAS officers and accorded extension in the deputation of Farooq Ahmad Peer as member J&K Service Selection Board for one year beyond January 13. According to a government order, Mohammad Tariq (KAS), Deputy Secretary to Government, ARI and Trainings Department, is transferred and posted as […]

Now, People’s League faction leaves Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR: Amid widening of cracks in the Hurriyat Conference (M), one more of its constituents, the J&K People’s League (JKPL), has announced to work as a “single, independent” party. Already-divided JKPL, a faction of which has been a constituent of the Hurriyat (M), Wednesday announced its restructuring with Bashir Ahmad Tota as and Ghulam Mohammad […]