More militants being neutralised, says Parrikar

BENGALURU: Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar on Friday said the increased number of militant encounters show that the country’s intelligence has “increased” and counter terrorist network is “tightening”. “More encounters means – we are neutralising more, our intelligence has increased, our counter terrorist network is now tightening up,” he told reporters here. He said, “If you […]

Religious tolerance in India deteriorating: US

WASHINGTON: Religious tolerance in India is “deteriorating” while religious freedom violations are “increasing”, a rights expert has told American lawmakers. “A pluralistic democracy, in India today religious tolerance is deteriorating and religious freedom violations are increasing,” Robert P George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at the Princeton University and a former chairman of the US Commission […]

JKLF, Hurriyat (M) leaders visit Tanveer’s family

JKLF, Hurriyat (M) leaders visit Tanveer’s family

Srinagar: Leaders of Jammu Kashmir liberation Front and Hurriyat Conference (M) on Thursday Bemina residence of Sheikh Tanveer Sultan, who was killed by the government forces at Kud, Udhampur. Chairman JKLF, Muhammad Yasin Malik, led a delegation of his party men to the residence. The delegation, according to a statement issued here, met the bereaved […]

‘Arrest of Yasir frustration of Mehbooba-led govt’

‘Arrest of Yasir frustration of Mehbooba-led govt’

Srinagar: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, on Thursday said arresting Qazi Yasir reflected “frustration of Mehbooba Mufti-led government”. In a statement issued here, Shah said, “The arrest of Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir during a press conference is interference in the religious matters. Mirwaiz had called a press conference to announce […]

Govt middle school Galibal has 3 rooms for 8 classes

Govt middle school Galibal has 3 rooms for 8 classes

Baramulla: Eight years passed since the Department of Education upgraded Government Primary School at Galibal, Baramulla, to Government Middle School. But till date, the upgraded school is yet to get a building that can accommodate its 58 students and staff. The building from which the school is currently operating has only three classrooms. Javid Ahmad, […]

Protests against ‘transfer’ of doctors continue at Sopore; admin says order withdrawn

Protests against ‘transfer’ of doctors continue at Sopore; admin says order withdrawn

Sopore: Government employees and residents of Sopore, Baramulla, continued to protest on Thursday against the alleged transfer of all the senior doctors from the Mother & Child Hospital (MCH). The protest started on Tuesday against the transfer of four gynaecologists from the MCH to District Hospital Baramulla. The protests were suspended on assurance from the […]

Govt appointed lecturers for one month, colleges paid them for just two weeks

Govt appointed lecturers for one month, colleges paid them for just two weeks

Srinagar: Contractual lecturers posted in various undergraduate colleges of the state on Thursday said they were not paid their due salaries for March despite government order. The government, in its order issued to nodal principal–principal Amar Singh College Srinagar, the government extended the services of lecturers and teachers, working as academic arrangement, for one month […]

2009 Asrar murder case: IO’s absence delays cross examination

2009 Asrar murder case: IO’s absence delays cross examination

Srinagar: A police officer, who investigated Asrar Mushtaq Dar murder case in 2009, could not be cross examined by defense counsel before a court here as he did not appear before it. The investigation officer had appeared before Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar Rashid Ali Dar last week following a warrant issued against him […]