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GoI releases Rs 19k cr from PM’s package for J&K

GoI releases Rs 19k cr from PM’s package for J&K

New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) has released an amount of Rs 19,000 crore out of the Rs 80,000 crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was disclosed at a high-level inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Thursday, Home Ministry officials […]

Army kills civilian in Kupwara clashes

Army kills civilian in Kupwara clashes

Srinagar: A protester was killed in Panzgam area of Kupwara Thursday after army fired upon protesters who were demanding the bodies of slain militants killed during a gunfight earlier in the day. Police sources confirmed the killing of Mohammad Yousuf son of Khazir Mohammad, a resident of Panzgam. They said that Bhat was shifted to […]

New York based CPJ criticizes banning of social media in Kashmir

New York based CPJ criticizes banning of social media in Kashmir

Srinagar: New York based, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent watchdog body, has asked India to immediately revoke a one-month ban on access to social media services in Kashmir, media reports said on Thursday. Pertinently, authorities have directed all Internet service providers to block users’ access to 22 platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, […]

Govt to raise women police battalion in JK to deal stone pelting

Govt to raise women police battalion in JK to deal stone pelting

New Delhi: Around 1,000 women will be hired in Jammu and Kashmir for a police battalion, which will primarily deal with incidents like stone pelting in the Valley. The policewomen will be part of the five India Reserved Battalions (IRBs), the central government has already sanctioned. As many as 1,40,000 youths in Jammu and Kashmir […]

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