SHOPIAN KILLINGS: Commission directs CRPF to produce witnesses

Srinagar: The one-man commission probing  the killing of four persons  in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on September 7 last year allegedly at the hands of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Wednesday directed the paramilitary force’s counsel to appear before it along with witnesses on Thursday  so that their statements can be recorded. Justice M L […]

Action ordered against absent employees

Srinagar: Authorities have ordered disciplinary action against eight officials after they were found absent from duty in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “Acting on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla , Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone,  to ensure attendance of employees in government offices, a team of officers toady paid surprise visits to various departments and found […]

Ex-DC Baramulla cleared of DoB tampering charge

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday closed the case of manipulating and tampering of date of birth (DoB) against the former Deputy Commissioner Baramulla after the inquiry officer cleared him of charges levelled against him in 2013. The government on January 10, 2013 had filed a chargesheet against the then Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Ghulam Ahmad […]

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 […]

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 […]

ED registers case against Syed Salahuddin

New Delhi: In a first, the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday registered a money laundering case against ten people, including chief of Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin for alleged cross-border funding of militant activities in India. The ED was prompted to register the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (Act) after it took cognisance of […]

Avalanche warning for higher parts of JK

Avalanche warning for higher parts of JK

Srinagar: With most parts of Jammu and Kashmir experiencing fresh spell of snowfall, authorities Monday issued a high and medium-danger avalanche warning for higher parts of the state asking people living there to avoid venturing into steep slopes during the next 24 hours. “On the basis of information from SASE, Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster […]

Schools closed

Srinagar: All schools up to middle classes in the Kashmir Valley will remain closed on Tuesday, March 11 in view of the fresh snowfall, according to a government order. “All primary and middle schools in Kashmir shall remain closed for two days (Monday and Tuesday) due to snowfall and inclement weather,” an official spokesperson said […]

6 booked for making fake appointments

SRINAGAR:Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) Monday registered a case against six persons including four senior officials of Education department for making fake appointments in Budgam district. “A case was registered against six persons including four senior officials of Education department after an inquiry revealed that they hatched a criminal conspiracy and allowed the […]

Dr Hajini gets National Award for Translation in Kashmiri

SRINAGAR: National Akademi of Letters, Sahitya Akademi New Delhi has announced National Awards for the best translations in major languages of India. The awards were announced Monday after the meeting of Executive Board held at New Delhi where the decisions taken by various juries for grant of these awards were ratified. In Kashmiri the award […]

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