Pakistan shall be ‘punished’ for activities detrimental to India: Army commander

Pakistan shall be ‘punished’ for activities detrimental to India: Army commander

UDHAMPUR: The Army’s Northern Command chief, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said Friday Pakistan shall be “punished” if it carries out activities detrimental to India and asserted that befitting replies were given to the neighbouring nation for violating ceasefire. The Army commander’s comments come in the wake of fatalities in sniping incidents along the Line of […]

J&K government formally winds up ReT scheme after 18 years

J&K government formally winds up ReT scheme after 18 years

File photo of ReTs protest in Srinagar Srinagar: The government on Friday issued a formal order winding up 18-year-old Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) scheme under which government would recruit teachers. The scheme was started in April 2000. The decision comes two days after the State Administrative Council (SAC) gave a nod to winding up the scheme. An order […]

Decline in number of Kashmir youth joining militancy: Army commander

Decline in number of Kashmir youth joining militancy: Army commander

Udhampur: The Army’s northern command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday said there is a relative decline in the number of youths joining militancy in Kashmir for the past some time. However, he said there have been a large number of reports of radicalisation of youths in the Valley. “As far as recruitment is concerned, […]

Hizb releases video of Nadeem being gunned down, charges him with killing of two militants in Shopian 

Hizb releases video of Nadeem being gunned down, charges him with killing of two militants in Shopian 

SRINAGAR: A video has emerged on social media showing unknown militants firing a barrage of gunfire on a civilian, Nadeem Manzoor of Shopian’s Safnagri, whom they charged with tipping off government forces about two militants. The two militants, identified as Idrees Ahmad (Chota Abrar) of Safnagri and Amir Amin (Abu Shoban) of Awneera, were killed in […]

J&K: NC won’t boycott legislative assembly, Lok Sabha polls

J&K: NC won’t boycott legislative assembly, Lok Sabha polls

Srinagar: National Conference on Friday said their election boycott was restricted to civic body and panchayat polls and they would contest the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly and Lok Sabha elections. Both National Conference and PDP had announced to stay away from the elections due to the government of India’s noncommittal about defending the […]

SC to hear plea challenging validity of Article 370 in April

SC to hear plea challenging validity of Article 370 in April

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear in April a plea challenging the validity of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, following a request by the state and the Centre. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah said it will hear […]

BJP supports Congress, Congress supports BJP in Bijbehara

BJP supports Congress, Congress supports BJP in Bijbehara

Bijbehara: The saying, “politics makes strange bedfellows,” has proven true in Bijbehara town of Anantnag district where arch rivals Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have joined hands to form the local municipal committee. The oath-taking ceremony for the 5 committee members –two from the BJP, two from Congress, and one Independent – was held […]