Arrival of tourists biggest dividend of peace: Omar

Gulmarg : The highest dividend of peace is the arrival of tourists in great numbers particularly in Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Sunday. He said tourism has an important role in the state’s economy and generation of wide-ranging economic activities for its people. “Our efforts should be to develop and showcase […]

Patwari dies of heart attack

Srinagar:  A revenue official Saturday died of heart attack at a hotel here, reports said. Abdul Hamid Lone, a Patwari, hailing from Karnah sector of the frontier Kupwara district had checked in at Hotel New York in the busy Lal Chowk on Thursday evening and was found unconscious by the hotel staff on Saturday morning. […]

Pulwama: Soldiers fire in air after stone pelting

Srinagar: Army soldiers resorted to aerial firing in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on Saturday after people pelted stones on them when they tried to cordon off a hamlet. Reports said when soldiers of 55 Rashtriya Rifles were busy in sealing Masjid Mohalla in Naira village, scores of people staged a massive protest against them and pelted […]

5 cops among 18 injured in road mishaps

SRINAGAR: 18 people including five policemen were injured in separate  road mishaps  across the valley, police said on Saturday. Eight persons were injured when a Scorpio (Jk05B/3982) they were travelling in, skidded off the road and fell into  the river Jehlum at Nowshera, Uri. All the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment, a police […]

HC orders status quo on CRPF officer’s demotion

Srinagar: A division bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered status quo on a top CRPF officer’s demotion, three weeks after its single bench upheld an order by Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, demoting Shamsher Singh Sandhu from the rank of Inspector General to Deputy Inspector General of the paramilitary force on grounds […]

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches; plains receive rains

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches; plains receive rains

Srinagar: The tourist resort of Pahalgam and the higher reaches in south Kashmir received fresh snowfall while many parts of the Valley were lashed by rains during the night even as the minimum temperatures rose further giving the residents more relief from cold conditions. Pahalgam resort received 4.8 cm of fresh snow and the mercury […]

Kunan-Poshpora: Feb 23 to be observed as ‘Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day’ every year

Kunan-Poshpora: Feb 23 to be observed as ‘Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day’ every year

Srinagar: Ahead of the 23rd anniversary of the infamous Kunan-Poshpora mass rape, the J&K Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), which is support group for ‘Justice for Kunan-Poshpora Survivors’, has decided to observe February 23 every year as ‘Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day’. In a statement here Friday, a JKCCS spokesperson said, “On the occasion of the […]

Crime Branch probing promotion of teachers on ‘fake certificates’

Srinagar: The Crime Branch of police is probing allegations that two government teachers were promoted as lecturers in the education department after they submitted fake certificates. The scam surfaced in 2011, when the State Vigilance Organization (SVO) received a complaint against two teachers, who were promoted as lecturers and posted in Budgam and Kupwara districts. […]

JK to enhance retirement age to 60?

Srinagar: The government has “agreed to enhance the retirement age of employees from 58 to 60 years,” a local news agency reported on Friday. The increase in retirement age has been a long-pending demand of the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), an amalgam of several employees unions, which recently deferred protests in Jammu as a ‘goodwill […]

Bandipora arrests: Shutdown enters second day

By Azim Jan Bandipora: A complete shutdown was observed for the second consecutive day Friday in main town of this north Kashmir district to protest the arrest of youth on charges of stone pelting and the alleged high handedness of the government forces. Like Thursday, all shops, offices, commercial establishments remained closed, while public transport […]