Taiwan opposition leader Tsai wins presidential vote

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen won the island’s presidential election on Saturday after the ruling party admitted defeat, a result likely to usher in a new round of uncertainty with giant neighbour China. A source with Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) told Reuters that the party was working on Tsai’s victory speech. She […]

Police organises winter camps in Srinagar

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday organised various winter camps cross the Srinagar city. Inspector General of Police Kashmir SJM Gillani along with SSP Srinagar visited a couple of camps. The IGP while highlighted the aims and objectives of the camps said: “These camps are being organized simultaneously across Srinagar by the police with […]

‘Entire J&K a disputed territory’

SRINAGAR: Terming the “integral part” statement of Indian external affairs ministry as “ridiculous and misleading”, Hurriyat Conference (G) on Saturday said the entire Jammu and Kashmir “is a disputed territory awaiting its final resolution since last seven decades”. “Kashmir is an internationally acknowledged dispute and the whole world is witness to this historic fact as […]

Autonomy issue raised to dilute freedom demand in Kashmir: Qasim

Srinagar: The Chief of Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM), Dr Muhammad Qasim on Saturday said the “rants of autonomy” in Jammu and Kashmir are being raised to dilute the demand of freedom. “Ideological pro-freedom leadership should ponder over this conspiracy preferentially. Many issues have been raised in the past year that point towards this conspiracy,” Dr […]

Two arrested with narcotics in Jammu

Jammu: Two persons were arrested here for allegedly possessing narcotics, police said on Saturday. Acting on specific information, police laid a surprise check at Rajiv Nagar Chowk here and intercepted two persons in possession with narcotics, a police official said. During the search, 1.5 kg Ganja and 2.5 kg poppy straw (Bukki) were recovered from […]

Eleven officials suspended

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Bashir Ahmed Dar, on Saturday suspended eleven employees of different offices who were found absent from their duties during the working hours. Dar paid a surprise visit to various government offices here this morning, an official statement said. During the inspection, some officials were found absent from their duties without proper […]

One dies, two injured in road accidents

Srinagar: One person died while two others were injured in two separate road accidents in Handwara and Kulgam, police said on Saturday. They said in Handwara, a WagonR car hit and injured a woman Jabeena Begum wife of Bashir Ahmed War at Umer Colony Magam. The injured was shifted to district hospital Handwara for treatment […]

Pathankot attack aftermath

Pathankot attack aftermath

State orders ‘Security Audit’ of all vital civil, military establishments Sets up ‘Multidisciplinary Agency Team’ to complete task by January 21   JAMMU: In backdrop of the attack on Pathankot airbase of Indian air force, the state on Friday set up a ‘Multidisciplinary Agency Team’ for ‘Security Audit’ of all vital civil and military establishments […]

Police directed to ensure ban on army uniforms, combat dresses

Police directed to ensure ban on army uniforms, combat dresses

JAMMU: The director general of police, K Rajendra Kumar, on Friday directed all district superintendents to strictly implement ban on unauthorised sale and use of army uniforms and combat dresses in the state. According to a police spok-esman, DGP has also directed the authorities concerned to impose section 144 in the areas already notified by […]

Governor rescinds Assembly, Council session order

Governor rescinds Assembly, Council session order

JAMMU: Governor N N Vohra on Friday rescinded his earlier order according to which the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council of the state were summoned on January 18. A Raj Bhavan spokesperson said the cancellation was necessitated as “the Legislative Assembly has been kept under suspended animation after imposition of the governor’s rule’.