Panchayat elections: Government announces holiday in poll-bound areas

Panchayat elections: Government announces holiday in poll-bound areas

JAMMU:The government on Wednesday announced pubic holiday in poll bound areas during panchayat elections beginning November 17. The long overdue elections will be held in eight phases across the state. “Public holiday shall be observed within the limits of the respective CD-Blocks of concerned Districts on account of Panchayat Elections -2018, on the date of […]

Elderly man hit by unknown vehicle in Pattan

Elderly man hit by unknown vehicle in Pattan

Baramulla: An elderly person was hit and injured by an unknown vehicle in Hamray area of Pattan on Srinagar-Baramulla highway on Wednesday afternoon. The injured person was identified as Farooq Ahmad Najar son of Abdul Ahad Najar of Kupwara. However, the vehicle which hit him could not be traced. Najar was shifted to Pattan hospital where […]

Ceiling of CMO office Bandipora collapses, doctor escapes unhurt

Ceiling of CMO office Bandipora collapses, doctor escapes unhurt

Srinagar: Chief Medical Officer Bandipora narrowly escaped unhurt when portion of ceiling of the office collapsed on Wednesday. The CMO Dr Bilques was present in her office when the incident occurred, an employee of health department said. The office is situated in the mini secretariat, Bandipora. The building despite being new has developed cracks raising […]

Government slaps 37th PSA on Masrat Alam

Government slaps 37th PSA on Masrat Alam

Srinagar: The government has slapped one more Public Safety Act (PSA) on the incarcerated Muslim League chairman Masrat Alam Bhat. This is 37th PSA on him, according to Muslim League spokesperson while condemning his shifting to Hiranagar Jail in Jammu. The League’s spokesperson Sajad Ayoubi said, “The court, while quashing the 35th PSA order against Masrat […]

China dismisses ‘hearsay’ on Muslim internment

China dismisses ‘hearsay’ on Muslim internment

Beijing: China defended its internment of Muslims in the country’s northwest as a terror prevention measure on Tuesday, calling on the international community to reject “hearsay” and believe its official line. Up to a million Uighurs and other Chinese Turkic-speaking minority groups have been placed in political re-education camps in the Xinjiang region, according to […]

Forces launch search operation in Tral village

Forces launch search operation in Tral village

Representative image of cordon and search operation in Kashmir Srinagar: The government forces on Tuesday evening launched a cordon and search operation in Lorow village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. A police official confirmed to Kashmir Reader that search operation is underway.

Police arrests woman in Srinagar with grenades, ammunition

Police arrests woman in Srinagar with grenades, ammunition

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday said that it has arrested a woman along with 20 grenades from Lawaypora area On Srinagar city. “Today evening upon receipt of reliable information that some OGWs is coming from Baramulla towards Srinagar with ammunition, a naka was laid opposite Kirmaniabad shrine near Lawaypora,” a police officer told GNS. In the […]

Government issues avalanche warning in Kashmir

Government issues avalanche warning in Kashmir

Srinagar: In the wake of fresh spell of snowfall in hills, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan has issued an avalanche warning. An official spokeperson said that the warning is for residents hailing from avalanche prone areas of Bandipora/Baramulla/Anantnag/Kulgam/Budgam/Kupwara/Ganderbal/Leh & Kargil districts have been. “People of these areas have been asked not to venture out in avalanche […]

It is official. Basant Rath transferred from traffic police

It is official. Basant Rath transferred from traffic police

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Security, Alok Kumar was on Tuesday transferred and appointed as Inspector General of Police (IGP) Traffic. Basant Kumar Rath who was the IGP Traffic, J&K was however transferred and attached in the office of commandant general, Home guards/ Civil Defense/SDRF. According to an order under number 1552-Home of 2018, […]