Highlights of budget 2018-19

Highlights of budget 2018-19

Srinagar: Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir finance minister, Haseeb A Drabu, on Thursday presented his fourth budget in J&K legislative Assembly. Drabu came to the house at around 11:55 am and started his budget speech at 12:05 pm. Following are the highlights of the budget 2018-19. • Fiscal deficit previously estimated at around 9.5 per cent […]

Four policemen killed in IED blast in Kashmir’s Sopore

Four policemen killed in IED blast in Kashmir’s Sopore

Srinagar: Four policemen on patrol duty were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected militants went off in Sopore town in north Kashmir Saturday, an official said. Militants had planted the IED near a shop in a lane between the ‘Chotta Bazaar’ and ‘Bada Bazaar’ in Sopore in Baramulla district, the official […]

After Interlocutor-Hurriyat leaders meet in Kashmir, Prof Bhat says JRL has ‘reservations’, not him

After Interlocutor-Hurriyat leaders meet in Kashmir, Prof Bhat says JRL has ‘reservations’, not him

Srinagar: Two senior Hurriyat leaders, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat and another Hurriyat (M) leader, had met the government of India’s special representative, Dineshwar Sharma, during his second visit to Kashmir. The meeting comes after the joint resistance leadership, comprising the Hurriyat Conferences and the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), rejected dialogue with Sharma. Sharma drove […]

New Delhi to start sustained dialogue in J&K: Rajnath

New Delhi to start sustained dialogue in J&K: Rajnath

Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday made a major announcement while addressing the media in New Delhi and said that the Centre has decided to start a “sustained dialogue” in Jammu and Kashmir. Rajnath also announced that former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed as the Centre’s representative or interlocutor. On being asked […]

US State Department adds Salahuddin to ‘terror list’

US State Department adds Salahuddin to ‘terror list’

Srinagar: The head of the largest Kashmir-based militant group-Hizbul Mujahideen- is the latest addition to the US State Department’s terror list. Mohammad Yusuf Shah, known as Syed Salahuddin, the head of Hizb was added to the U.S. ‘terror list’ on Monday. Under his command, the group has claimed credit for several attacks against government forces […]

Militants issue 7-day long calendar to mark Burhan’s first death anniversary

Militants issue 7-day long calendar to mark Burhan’s first death anniversary

Srinagar: The United Jehad Council (UJC), an amalgam of militant organisations in Kashmir Monday  called for a week-long agitation to mark the first death anniversary of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Wani’s death on July 8, 2016 triggered a powerful people’s uprising in Kashmir. At least 90 civilians were killed in force’s actions to break the […]

Kashmir: forces kill youth, death toll touches 8

Kashmir: forces kill youth, death toll touches 8

Srinagar: Another youth was killed in Ganderbal after the forces fired live ammunition on protestors on Sunday evening. The death toll has reached eight. The youth identified as Mohammad Umar was killed after the forces withdrawing from the poll duty were attacked with stones, locals said. His body was carried in a procession to his […]

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