Government bans Jamaat-e-Islami J&K for ‘supporting militancy’

Government bans Jamaat-e-Islami J&K for ‘supporting militancy’

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi led government on Thursday night banned Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for alleged activities which are “prejudicial to internal security and public order”. A notification on the ban was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) after a high-level meeting on security, chaired by […]

GoI extends reservations to people along IB

Srinagar: The government of India on Friday amended the JK Reservation Act through an Ordinance to add the words “and International Border” after the word “LAC” so that the benefits of reservation available to residents of LAC are extended to IB. This would benefit residents in Jammu, Samba, Kathua. Through a Presidential Order, apply the […]

GoI clears amendment of Article 370 clause for SC, ST quota

GoI clears amendment of Article 370 clause for SC, ST quota

New Delhi: The government on Thursday gave its nod to the promulgation of an ordinance for giving reservation benefits to SCs and STs in Jammu and Kashmir by amending a clause of the contentious Article 370, which gives special status to the state. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired […]

Pistol found near IAF jet crash site handed over to police

Srinagar: Locals on Thursday handed over to police a pistol they found near the wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Police sources told GNS that the pistol was found by a minor boy. After his family spotted it, they immediately informed the police and handed over the pistol […]

Pilot project recently happened, now real one has to be done: Modi

Pilot project recently happened, now real one has to be done: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday appeared to be making a reference to India’s air strikes in Pakistan when he said a “pilot project” was recently carried out and now the “real one” has to be done as the earlier exercise was a practice. Speaking at an award ceremony for scientists, he said, “You […]

India-Pakistan tensions ground thousands of air travellers

India-Pakistan tensions ground thousands of air travellers

London: Thousands of air travellers worldwide were left stranded on Thursday after Pakistan closed its airspace in response to escalating tensions with India. Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it would keep airspace shut until 11.59 pmlocal time, disrupting major routes between Europe and South East Asia. Thai Airways has cancelled nearly 30 flights, affecting […]

J&K political parties welcome Pak’s gesture of releasing IAF pilot tomorrow

J&K political parties welcome Pak’s gesture of releasing IAF pilot tomorrow

Srinagar: Mainstream political parties of Jammu and Kashmir Thursday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the neighbouring country after his MiG 21 was shot down, will be released on Friday. “The decision to hand over Wing Commander Abhinandan is a great gesture & shouldnt be […]

Unfazed by trolls CRPF soldier’s widow pitches for peace with Pak

Unfazed by trolls CRPF soldier’s widow pitches for peace with Pak

Kolkata: Unfazed by trolls she faced for her advocacy of peace between India and Pakistan, the widow of a CRPF soldier killed in Pulwama attack Thursday asserted she stands by her view that dialogue should be “given a chance”. She also urged the New Delhi to ensure the safe release of Indian fighter pilot Abhinandan […]

10 more Degree Colleges approved in J&K

10 more Degree Colleges approved in J&K

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here Thursday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the establishment of 10 new Government Degree Colleges at various locations during the years 2019-2020-2021. The Colleges will be established at Tulail (Bandipora) Boniyar (Baramulla) Soibugh (Budgam) Kastigarh (Doda) Jourian (Jammu) Women College, Bhagwati […]

SAC approves 3% hike in DA of government employees, pensioners

SAC approves 3% hike in DA of government employees, pensioners

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the release of an additional installment of 3% Dearness Allowance (DA) payable on basic pay to State Government employees and pensioners January 1. The arrears accumulated on account of DA hike will be […]

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