32 people visiting Madhya Pradesh eye camp lose vision

SATNA: As many as 32 people who attended an eye camp in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district last month have complained that they have lost their vision, prompting the local administration here to order a probe into the incident. The eye check-up camp was held on December 29 at a trust-run Sadguru Eye Hospital in the […]

Ten persons injured in road accident

SOPORE: Ten persons were injured in a road accident in north Kashmir’s Sopore town on Sunday. Reports said ten persons were injured at Wadoora in Sopore town when A mini bus bearing registration number JK05A 8856 plying on the Kupwara-Srinagar highway, collided with a speedy bus bearing registration number JK01B 3456 near Wadoora in Sopore […]

R-DAY PREPARATION: Surveillance increased in Kashmir ahead of January 26

R-DAY PREPARATION: Surveillance increased in Kashmir ahead of January 26

Srinagar/Baramulla: Surveillance has been increased across Kashmir Valley ahead of January 26. Police and paramilitary CRPF personnel have been deployed in strength in the summer capital Srinagar, particularly in the areas around Bakshi Stadium — the venue for the main parade held in Kashmir. In Lal Chowk, the commercial hub of Srinagar, and its adjoining […]

BSF mounts tactical operations along IB to foil infiltration bids

BSF mounts tactical operations along IB to foil infiltration bids

Jammu: Ahead of January 26, BSF has strengthened border domination and mounted ‘tactical operations’ to foil infiltration attempts from across the border with Pakistan in view of fog and extreme cold conditions. “Tactical operations are being mounted to foil attempts of smugglers and anti-national elements during this foggy season,” BSF DIG (Punjab Frontier) R S […]

‘India has no moral, constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in Kashmir’

‘India has no moral, constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in Kashmir’

SRINAGAR: Pro-freedom leaders on Saturday said India “has no moral or constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in Jammu Kashmir”, even as they appealed people to observe January 26 as ‘Black Day’. Hurriyat Conference (M), in a statement issued here, said the political, economic, and religious rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir […]

Hizb appeals people to observe shutdown on January 26

Hizb appeals people to observe shutdown on January 26

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujhadeen militant outfit on Saturday said asked people of Kashmir to observe a shutdown in January 26. Quoting its chief Syed Salauddin, United Jihad Council, in a statement issued to a local news agency here, said, “Innocent people are being murdered. Youth are arrested and leadership is being detained in their houses. Freedom […]

Now, pillion riders too will have to wear helmets

Now, pillion riders too will have to wear helmets

SRINAGAR: Traffic police is going to launch a special drive in the state to strictly enforce the helmet laws applicable to two-wheeler riders, even as it would also make the pillion riders wear helmets. An official handout issued here by the Traffic Headquarters said the cops have conducted special drives for enforcing helmet rules in […]

NC to complain to governor on bureaucrats, bank employees attending PDP meeting

NC to complain to governor on bureaucrats, bank employees attending PDP meeting

SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) on Saturday said it would lodge a complaint with governor N N Vohra against some bureaucrats and JK bank employees for their alleged participation in political meetings of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “The trend of bureaucrats, government officers, and JK bank employees openly participating in political meetings of a particular political […]

Int’l community must understand seriousness of Kashmir issue, says Mirwaiz

Int’l community must understand seriousness of Kashmir issue, says Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Saturday asked the international community to understand the seriousness of the Kashmir issue. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz said, “Besides the international community, it is also the responsibility of the Indo-Pak leadership to involve the people of Kashmir in a meaningful dialogue process to find […]

Storekeepers protest flawed digitisation of ration cards

Storekeepers protest flawed digitisation of ration cards

OWAIS FAROOQI BANDIPORA: The flawed process of digitising ration cards in Bandipora forced the storekeepers of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Department to burn thousands of forms in protest. The storekeepers burnt the files outside the deputy commissioner concerned Sajad Hussain’s office after they found the details in the records didn’t match the […]