JKLF, Hurriyat (M) pay tributes to Tahir Sofi

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik paid rich tributes to Tahir Rasool Sofi of Baramullah who was slain by forces in 2013. In a statement, Malik said that “martyr Tahir was an emerging scholar.” He also said that “the sacred blood of these martyrs will not go in vain.” The statement […]

Police holds drug abuse sensitization program

SRINAGAR: Police on Tuesday organized a drug de-addiction awareness program in ITI Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. In a statement, a police spokesperson said that about 100 persons including sixty trainees participated in the day long program organized by Drug De-Addiction Centre (DDC), Baramulla. Incharge DDC, Baramulla, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf briefed the students and […]

122 retired officials reappointed in 5 yrs: Govt

Jammu:  Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed 122 retired officials in the state in various departments and ministries since 2009, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Tuesday. 98 officials were re-engaged and re-employed after their retirement on superannuation, he told the state Assembly in reply to a question of Abdul Rehman Veeri (PDP). 24 retired officers […]

‘Peaceful 2014 polls biggest challenge for police’

Jammu: Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Tuesday said peaceful conduct of elections this year will be the biggest challenge for the force. “Peaceful conduct of Parliamentary and Assembly elections are one of the biggest challenges before JKP this year,” Prasad said while addressing police durbars at district police lines at Rajouri and Poonch. He […]

PDP, AAP protest Farooq’s ‘maha-chor’ comment

SRINAGAR: Opposition PDP Tuesday took out a rally in protest against National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah for his purported remarks on power theft in Jammu and Kashmir. Several PDP activists, led by former employees’ union leader turned politician Khursheed Aalam, took out a march from party headquarters at Polo View amid tight security arrangements to […]

Govt admits shortfall in food grains

JAMMU: Government Tuesday said the state government is distributing food grains to 19.72 lakh families of the State as per the census of 2001, which results in marginal short-fall with respect to APL category to the extent of 5,950 MT per month. Replying to a question by N C member Aijaz Ahmad Jan, Minister of […]

Youth commits suicide

SRINAGAR:  A youth committed suicide while another made a similar attempt to end his life in the Kashmir valley, police said Tuesday. 22-year-old Mursaleen Muahtaq Lone hanged himself in his house at Parin Kunamulla in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal. He was rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead, a police spokesman […]

India-Pak match aftermath: UP university says 67 Kashmiri students ‘suspended indefinitely’

SRINAGAR: Sixty-seven Kashmiri students have been “suspended indefinitely” by the Swami Vivekananad Subharti University (SVSU) in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans after India-Pakistan cricket clash on Sunday. According to a Hindustan Times report, a high level committee was set up by the varsity to inquire into the behaviour of Kashmiri students following […]

Rather lays CAG report in Assembly

JAMMU: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Tuesday laid several Reports on the table of the Legislative Assembly. The Reports included CAG’s Audit Report on the State Finances for the year ended March 31, 2013, CAG’s Audit Report on Revenue Sector and Public sector Undertakings (Social, General, economic Sectors) for the year ended 31st March, 2013 […]

Allow transit trade of Kashmir origin goods to Middle East: JKJCCI to Pakistan

SRINAGAR: A delegation of Kashmiri traders who on invitation of Pakistan Embassy has held a meeting with visiting Pakistani delegation to discuss the latest issues related the cross-LoC trade. A meeting was held at Pakistan Embassy between the members of the Joint Chamber (JKJCCI) including its president Dr Mubeen Shah, Yasin Khan (KTMF), Ashraf Mir […]