Army holds meet with JK SIDCO management to sensitise them on security issues

Army holds meet with JK SIDCO management to sensitise them on security issues

SRIN AGAR: The Army Tuesday held a meeting with management of the Jammu and Kashmir State Industrial Development Corporation and factory owners of Lassipora industrial estate in Pulwama district to sensitise them on various security issues including presence of foreigners posed as labourers there. “In continuation of relentless efforts to establish peace and building a […]

Northern Army commander visits forward posts at Siachen

Northern Army commander visits forward posts at Siachen

Srinagar: Chief of Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, visited forward posts on the Siachen glacier Wednesday to review operational preparedness in the sector. He was accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding, Fire & Fury Corps. Singh interacted with troops deployed at the forwards posts and complimented them for their high morale. […]

Mother of Sohail Khan passes away

Mother of Sohail Khan passes away

SRINAGAR: Mother of Suhail Khan, former head of Jammu bureau, Kashmir Reader passed away on Tuesday after protracted illness at their Jammu residence. Her Namaze jenaza was offered at Sidhra and the chaharum would be observed on Friday. Kashmir Reader expresses heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Chief Editor Haji Hayat Muhammad Bhat prayed for […]

‘Gulmarg youth pledges support to Farooq Shah, hails his pro-people initiative’

Srinagar: The youth of Gulmarg constituency have pledged support to National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah and hailed pro-people initiatives of the former bureaucrat, a spokesman said on Tuesday. “Youths interacted with Shah on Tuesday during his interactive outreach in the far-flung areas of Gulmarg constituency bordering Beerwa during which they appreciated the former IAS […]

Another US citizen hunts highest-rated Astore Markhor in Gilgit-Baltistan

GILGIT: A fourth American hunted this season’s highest-rated Astore Markhor the other day, paying a whopping 100,000 US dollars as permit fee to the wildlife department. According to a press release issued by the GB wildlife and parks department, James Hascup hunted markhor in Doya wildlife conservation area. This was the last permit of Astore […]

Two held for cattle ‘smuggling’ in Kathua

Jammu: Two men were arrested in Kathua district after two vehicles carrying cattle were intercepted in Chadwal area on Monday, police said Tuesday. Sixteen animals were rescued from their vehicles, they said. A case has been registered against the duo under relevant sections and further investigation is underway, they said. —PTI

Advisor Ganai inaugurates workshop on ‘Micro-Irrigation in Floriculture’

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai inaugurated two day workshop for the farmers on Micro Irrigation in Floriculture, being organized by Department of Floriculture, Parks and Gardens at Training-cum-Awareness Centre Broota Mandi Akhnoor here on Tuesday. Among others, Principal Secretary, Floriculture, Parks and Gardens, R K Goyal, Director Floriculture, Parks and Gardens Jammu, Babila […]

SKUAST organises plantation drive

SRINAGAR: Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST Kashmir in collaboration with Sindh Forest Division Ganderbal on Tuesday organised a plantation drive at varsity’s Beehama campus. The plantation drive was jointly inaugurated by Irfan Ali Shah Conservator of Forests Srinagar Forest Circle, Prof Saleem Mir, Director Research SKUAST, Prof Tariq Masoodi Dean Faculty of Forestry. Around 2000 saplings […]

PCPG meet held at Hajin

HAJIN: A Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was held at Batagund village of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday. According to a statement issued here, SHO Hajin Muneeb Ul Islam chaired the meeting in which respectable citizens of Batagund and Rakh Hajin villages participated. “During the meeting, a number of issues ranging […]

Family of Shopain youth booked by NIA vouch for his innocence

Family of Shopain youth booked by NIA vouch for his innocence

SHOPIAN: Family of a Shopian youth booked by National Investigation Agency for allegedly “providing logistical support” to militants are vouching for his innocence. Subzar Ahmad Kumar, 20, son of Manzoor Ahmad Kumar, of Shirmal village was charged recently for “providing logistic support” to persons who decamped with service rifles from former Wachi legislator’s residence in […]