Uprising leaves Qazigund to beasts’ mercy

Uprising leaves Qazigund to beasts’ mercy

SRINAGAR: A string of bear attacks in Qazigund, Anantnag, and its adjoining areas has forced residents of the area to stay indoors, with locals saying that the ongoing uprising is making it difficult for the wildlife officials to tackle the problem effectively. A resident, Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh of Kuchpora, was mauled recently by the bear, […]

Day 42: Protests continue amid unrelenting siege

Day 42: Protests continue amid unrelenting siege

Srinagar: The government on Friday enforced a strict curfew in Kashmir to stop people from proceeding towards Aripanthan Beerwah. Dozens of people were injured in clashes with government forces on Friday. Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were stopped from leading the march and taken into police custody. The joint pro-freedom leadership had appealed […]

BJP asks protesting KP employees to return to Kashmir

BJP asks protesting KP employees to return to Kashmir

JAMMU: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the protesting Kashmiri Pandit employees to return to Kashmir valley and join their duties. Kashmiri Pandit employees have been protesting for last 13 days after they fled Kashmir due to the alleged stone pelting on their transit camps.  Jammu BJP unit today asked them that they have to […]

BJP, PDP legislators seek names of Roshni Act beneficiaries

BJP, PDP legislators seek names of Roshni Act beneficiaries

Srinagar: Assembly speaker Kavinder Gupta has sought investigations into land transfers under JK Roshni Act after some members alleged that politicians and bureaucrats have occupied land under the guise of this scheme. Thousands of acres of land in the possession of people were regularised under this scheme, mostly in Jammu region. During question hour, some […]

Opposition missing from the House

Opposition missing from the House

SRINAGAR: The PDP and BJP legislators on Wednesday demanded release of the Industries & Commerce department grants without discussion as the opposition members were absent from the House. After the Question Hour was over, the opposition benches remained empty as the legislators remained away from the proceedings. Senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari pointed out their […]

Tehsildar suspended for putting BJP MLA in BPL category

Tehsildar suspended for putting BJP MLA in BPL category

SRINAGAR: The government on Thursday announced in the House that it has put Tehsildar Khour in Jammu under suspension for making wrong entry in Below Poverty Line (BPL) list. Minister for Revenue and Rehabilitation Basharat Bukhari said Tehsildar Khour has been suspended after the BJP legislator from Chamb in Akhnoor district Dr Krishan Lal Bhagat […]

PDP legislator says Kashmir a conflict zone

PDP legislator says Kashmir a conflict zone

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party legislator Javaid Baig on Thursday said Jammu and Kashmir is a conflict zone that has to fend for its economy due to lack of resources. “It is a conflict zone and you have no country supporting the region financially. We cannot bring investments into the state,” he said while discussing the […]

Secretariat gherao by PHE daily wagers foiled

Secretariat gherao by PHE daily wagers foiled

JAMMU: Police today foiled a protest demonstration of Public Health Engineering (PHE) daily wagers, who tried to gherao the civil secretariat over their long pending demand of regularization of jobs. Police had a tough time stopping the protesting workers from marching towards the Civil Secretariat. A heavy contingent of police had been already deployed on […]

Protests continue in Jammu

Jammu: The students of Jammu University and affiliated colleges on Thursday held demonstration and blocked Tawi Bridge over the police action in the National Institute of Technology campus. The students boycotted their classes and blocked Tawi Bridge for 2 hours to express their solidarity with the NIT Srinagar students. Terming the police action as brutal, […]