Firing resumes in Hajin area of North Kashmir

Bandipora, Feb 4: Amid clashes between locals and police, the firing has resumed once again in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The Indian forces blasted a residential house a short while ago, where suspected militants are said to have had taken a shelter. The sources said that the blasted house belongs to Sana […]

‘What exactly are your demands?’

‘What exactly are your demands?’

SRINAGAR: National Conference on Wednesday asked PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti, to make public her “alleged charter of demands” presented to the government of India. “Mehbooba should tell the people what she is demanding from the central government, since these demands are being made in their name and at a cost of their right to have […]

Azad says come out with concrete solution

Azad says come out with concrete solution

Jammu: Expressing concern over stalled developmental works in the state, former chief minister and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Wednesday asked PDP-BJP to come out with a concrete solution on government formation. “It is a high time now. PDP and BJP should now come to a concrete conclusion on […]

Acid attack: 2 prosecution witnesses depose in court

Acid attack: 2 prosecution witnesses depose in court

SRINAGAR: Two prosecution witnesses on Wednesday deposed before the Principal District and Session Judge Srinagar in the case involving acid attack on a law student in 2014. The witnesses included the landlord of the shop belonging to the accused duo and a shopkeeper from an adjacent shop. The prosecution has included them in the list […]

HC asks Sessions Judges to give pendency of cases by Feb 5

HC asks Sessions Judges to give pendency of cases by Feb 5

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir high court has directed all Principal and Sessions Judges to provide consolidated statement regarding cases pending in the districts for last month. “The statement must reach the registry (of the court) by February 5,” reads an order by M K Hanjura, Registrar General of the high court. As per a […]

Qayoom Wani transferred to where he belongs

Qayoom Wani transferred to where he belongs

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Teachers’ Forum president, Abdul Qayoom Wani, whose abusive video on social media sparked a controversy recently, was on Wednesday transferred to a Government High School in his native village Tangmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramula district. Last week, Wani appeared in a video in which he was abusing Director School Education, […]

JKLF opens office in Gilgit-Baltistan

JKLF opens office in Gilgit-Baltistan

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader, Amanullah Khan, on Wednesday opened a party office in Gilgit-Baltistan, which is administered by Pakistan. The office is situated in Dar Plaza, Gilgit, the party said in a statement issued here. The JKLF zonal president Dr Tawqeer Geelani and party convener for Gilgit-Baltistan Saif ud Din Bhat wre […]

Govt forms SLEC under SPMRM

Govt forms SLEC under SPMRM

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday accorded sanction to the constitution of State Level Empowered Committee (SLEC) under Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) in Jammu and Kashmir. The scheme is Indian Ministry of Rural Development’s flagship mission, which is aimed at providing urban amenities in rural areas. Headed by Chief Secretary, the sixteen member […]

Abdul Hai Khateeb laid to rest in Bhaderwah

Abdul Hai Khateeb laid to rest in Bhaderwah

Mohd Majid Malik   Bhaderwah: Thousands of people from all walks of life on Wednesday participated in the funeral of a prominent Muslim leader, Abdul Hai Khateeb, who passed away at his residence in Bhaderwah in late Tuesday evening. Khateeb was an active member of Plebiscite Front and was jailed several times. However, later he […]

90 breaches caused by September-2014 floods in Jhelum plugged: Govt

90 breaches caused by September-2014 floods in Jhelum plugged: Govt

Srinagar: Nearly ninety breaches caused by the September-2014 floods in Jehlum River have been plugged by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department. This was revealed during a review meeting held by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Asgar Hassan Samoon on Wednesday with the Chief Engineer of Irrigation and Flood Control and officers of concerned departments. The […]