3 militants killed in Sopore

3 militants killed in Sopore

Baramulla: Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including the outfit’s divisional commander, were killed Monday in a fierce gunbattle in Sopore area of this north Kashmir district, police said. A group of militants was passing through Muqdam Mohalla in Dooru area in the outskirts of Sopore when Army’s elite paratroopers, joined by the soldiers of 22 RR […]

Militarization in JK is threat to Indian democracy: Navlakha

Militarization in JK is threat to Indian democracy: Navlakha

Srinagar: The militarization and extensive powers given to the Army in Jammu and Kashmir is threat to Indian democracy as the civilian government is losing its say in making political decisions, prominent Indian civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha said on Monday. “The recent incidents in Kashmir have proven that civil government in New Delhi is […]

Creation of new administrative units

SRINAGAR: Debate over the creation of new administrative units in the state ratcheted up further with a verbal spar between the ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Cabinet Sub-Committee’s(CSC) meeting here Monday. The PDP also sought a special session of the Legislative Assembly to discuss the Mushtaq Ganai-led Commission’s report […]

Summoning VK Singh will serve no purpose: Soz

Srinagar: Disapproving of the move to summon former army chief V K Singh before the legislative council privileges committee, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said that the move would not serve any purpose and he should be given “some respect” for the position he held. He said there are courts to […]

Creation of new administration units

SRINAGAR: After receiving feedback and suggestions on the creation of new administrative units from public representatives in south Kashmir, the Cabinet Sub-Committee, (CSC) on Sunday visited Baramulla district in north Kashmir to receive the local demands and suggestions for creation of new administrative units in Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora Districts. An official spokesman said in […]

CET scam: Crime Branch files chargesheet against 25 persons

CET scam: Crime Branch files chargesheet against 25 persons

SRINAGAR: The Crime Brach (CB) of police on Sunday filed chargesheet in the Common Entrance Test (CET) cash-for-paper scam of 2012, naming as accused 25 persons including former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, two brokers, 12 students and their parents. The chargesheet was filed before the Special Judge […]

Geelani warns India, Pak against ‘secret deal’ on Kashmir

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday warned the governments of India and Pakistan against a ‘secret deal’ to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir, saying both these countries don’t have a mandate to resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally. “I want to make it clear again that Kashmir issue can be resolved only by […]

Machil avalanche: Body of missing soldier recovered

Srinagar: Army on Saturday recovered body of a soldier who was swept away by an avalanche that stuck its post in Machil sector along the Line of Control in Kashmir district on Thursday. The body of W Lampa Konyak (belt no. 4369289-W) was recovered with the help of sniffer dogs, a local news agency GNS […]