Abrogation of Article 370 ‘fully integrated’ J&K with country: LG

Spells out achievements of government; says people will gain on all fronts

Abrogation of Article 370 ‘fully integrated’ J&K with country: LG

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu said that abrogation of Article 370 has “fully integrated” Jammu and Kashmir with rest of the country in “true sense” In his message on the eve of January 26, he said last year saw momentous change for the people of Jammu & Kashmir. “The abrogation of temporary provisions has […]

Police bags 108 gallantry medals

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Police has bagged the maximum number of gallantry honours with 108 medals on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day, followed by 76 by the CRPF, according to an official communication on Saturday. The tally for the Union Territory police, thickly involved in anti-militancy operations in the Kashmir Valley, also […]

Police rewarded for dedication: DGP

SSP Srinagar Haseeb Mughal among officers awarded Prez medal

Jammu: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Saturday congratulated the force for receiving the maximum of 126 police medals on the eve of the 71st Republic Day and said it shows their exemplary courage and dedication in the service of the nation. Congratulating the awardees and their families, the DGP in his message said […]

US calls for release of Kashmir politicians

Washington: Amid protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act in India, a top American diplomat has underscored the importance of the principle of equal protection under the law. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells, who has just returned from a trip to the region besides attending the Raisina Dialogue in […]

BDC chairpersons to take salutes at BDO offices

Jammu: For the first time, the chairpersons of the block development councils will take salutes at the Republic Day functions at block development offices (BDOs) in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior official said on Friday. Chairpersons of 307 blocks were elected in J&K in October last year. Of these, 81 were won by the BJP, […]

Govt will not allow universities to become political battlegrounds: HRD min

Srinagar: Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday said the government will not allow universities to become political battlegrounds. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function at SKICC here. “We cannot keep students entangled in petty issues, so we will not allow universities to become political battlegrounds, we will never […]

Operate only with J&K Bank: Govt tells officers

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday directed officers to close all official accounts in banks other than the J&K Bank by January 31 or face stern disciplinary action. The J&K administration had last year issued a direction to accounts officers and drawing and disbursing (DDOs) asking them to open official accounts only in […]

Police using modern gadgets to foil militants’ designs: J&K IGP

Srinagar: Police is using modern gadgets to foil the designs of militants to mount attacks in Kashmir, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said, as he appealed to the people to participate in Republic Day functions across the valley. He was speaking on the sidelines of full-dress rehearsal for the Republic Day function at […]

J&K’s accession to India final and irrevocable: Naidu

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India is “total, final and irrevocable”, and asserted that Article 370, which gave the erstwhile state special status, was a temporary provision that had outlived its purpose a long time back. Delivering the Sardar Patel lecture on governance, Naidu called […]

Abrogation of Article 370 should be accepted: GoI to SC

Order on reference to a larger bench reserved

New Delhi: The abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir, has now become a “fait accompli” leaving sole option to accept the change, the Government of India (GoI) told the Supreme Court on Thursday. Vehemently opposing the contention that Jammu and Kashmir was not integrated with India, the GoI […]