Selective ban on mobile Internet in JK?

New Delhi: To cripple the misuse of mobile phone services by militants, the Defence Ministry has asked the Department of Telecom to selectively ban mobile Internet in some places considered ‘hot spots’ in Jammu and Kashmir. The ministry has raised an alarm about militants making phone calls using mobile Internet and asked DoT to take […]

Prime plots under commercial use transferred to trusts at rebate prices : CAG

Jammu: The Comptroller and Auditor General has said that prime land in Jammu and Kashmir was transferred at concessional rate to various trusts though the plots were under commercial use, causing huge losses to the state exchequer. “It was observed that (prime) lands in Srinagar were transferred to Khidmat Trust (7 kanals, 15 marlas and […]

AAP gets Rs 15 million in 10 days

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has received nearly Rs 15 million ($246,000) as donations in the first 10 days of March from within the country and outside, party sources said. Interestingly, on March 5, when AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal was detained in Gujarat, it received a staggering Rs 24,26,481. After a stunning debut […]

Woman killed, 4 injured in mishaps

Srinagar: A woman was killed and four people were injured in separate  road accidents in the Kashmir valley, police  said Tuesday. Zeba wife of Ghulam Hassan Sheikh of Zadipora Khanabal was hit and injured by a vehicle at K P Road in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district . She was rushed to hospital where she succumbed […]

‘Fake currency racket busted; kingpin among 12 held’

Srinagar: Police Tuesday claimed to have busted a major fake currency racket with the arrest of 12 persons, including the kingpin and recovered counterfeit currency notes with a face value of Rs 8.85 lakh from them here. After getting a tip off, police arrested the key operator Arshad Ahmad Kaloo, Superintendent of Police, East, Harmeet […]

Cross-LoC trade suspended due to landslides

Srinagar: Landslides forced suspension of cross-LoC trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road as authorities Tuesday  managed to evacuate to safety 16 passengers, including five PaK residents, who were stranded near Kaman Post. The passengers on board ‘Carvan-e-Aman’ (peace bus), connecting divided parts of Kashmir, had crossed into this side from across the LoC yesterday but got stranded […]

Model code violations: FIRs lodged against political parties

New Delhi: A total of eight first information reports (FIR) have been registered against political parties for violating the model code of conduct prior to the Lok Sabha elections, the poll panel said on Tuesday. The model code of conduct came into force March 5 with the Lok Sabha election scheduled in the national capital […]

‘76 parliamentarians charged with serious crimes’

New Delhi: Of the 162 parliamentarians involved in 306 criminal cases, 76 are charged with serious crimes like murder, attempt to murder and kidnapping, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) said on Tuesday. The analysis of the Lok Sabha MPs elected in 2009 comes a day after the Supreme Court […]

Avalanche alert extended to more areas

Srinagar: With heavy snowfall continuing in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir for the second day Tuesday, authorities extended the high danger avalanche warning to more areas in the higher reaches and asked the people not to venture on steep slopes for the next 24 hours. “On the basis of information from SASE, State Disaster […]

Panasonic launches P31 smartphone at Rs 11,990

SRINAGAR: Delivering on its promise of presenting its consumers with the most innovative and advanced products, Panasonic unveiled its latest Smartphone- P31. This latest offering from the company is developed in-line with the brand’s promise and tag line “Play Life, Ur Way” showcasing its proficiency to innovate and offer its customers with unique software and […]