Amritpal’s aide Varinder booked under Arms Act in Kishtwar; J-K police seeks to bring him for questioning

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday booked Varinder Singh, suspected to be the bodyguard of the fugitive radical preacher Amritpal Singh, under the Arms Act in connection with a gun licence issued to him in Kishtwar district, officials said. The district administration also cancelled Varinder Singh’s licence, and said it will probe how […]

For some politics is based on hate: Sibal after SC observations on hate speech

New Delhi:A day after the Supreme Court observed that hate speeches will end when politicians stop using religion in politics, Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Thursday said it was like “asking for the moon” as for some people politics is based on hate. The Supreme Court on Wednesday took serious exception to hate speeches, […]

Will soon arrest killer of 7-year-old Lolab girl: SSP Kupwara

Kupwarar: Senior Superintendent of Police Kupwara, Yougal Manhas on Thursday said that police will soon crack the murder case of a 7-year-old girl and that the killer will also be behind the bars soon. Talking to reporters here, SSP Kupwara, said that throat slit body of the girl was found near her residence in Khurhama […]

MeT issues orange alert for isolated heavy rain, lightning in J&K on March 31

Srinagar: Weather department on Thursday issued an orange warning for isolated heavy rain and thunder and lightning in Jammu and Kashmir on March 31. A meteorological department official here said that there was forecast for scattered light rain and thunder over Jammu and Kashmir in the next 24 hours. For subsequent two days, he said, […]

Pak ex-Army chief Bajwa claims his predecessor sought 3-year extension: Report

Islamabad: Pakistan’s ex-army chief Gen (retd.) Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that his predecessor tried to exploit a political row triggered by a news report against then-premier Nawaz Sharif to seek another three-year extension for himself, a media report said on Thursday. According to the report, General (retd.) Raheel Sharif as Pakistan’s Chief of Army […]

AFSPA to be extended in 8 Assam districts

Guwahati: The Assam government will extend the ‘disturbed area’ tag under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for another six months in eight districts of the state from April 1. It will be extended for Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, according to a notification issued by the state […]

Spouses of H-1B visa holders can work in US, says judge

Washington: A judge in the US has ruled that spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are Indians, can work in the country, in a big relief to foreign workers in the American tech sector who have been struggling to make ends meet. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that […]

Matricide Incident Reported from Sopore

Srinagar: A son has allegedly killed his mother in Sopore area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports and officials said. Reports said that a youth strangulated to death his mother in Dangarpora village in Sopore area on intervening Wednesday and Thursday night. Confirming the unfortunate incident, a senior police officer said that they have launched […]

Kashmiri Pandit’s Killing: SIA raids underway in Pulwama village

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Saturday conducted raids in Achan village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama in connection with the killing of a Kashmir Pandit. An official said that SIA is conducting raids at Achan in connection with the investigation of killing of Kashmiri Pandit Sanjay Sharma. He said the sleuths […]

Police seeks dismissal of Iltija’s writ petition for issuance of passport

Srinagar: Seeking dismissal of the writ petition filed by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter for issuance of a passport, the criminal investigation department wing of police has informed the High Court here that her final verification report was forwarded to the concerned department last month. Iltija,35, sought the intervention of the High Court in February, […]

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