LoC shelling: CM grieved over civilian deaths

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the death of two civilians and injuries to few others at Jhanger in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district today due to cross LoC shelling. “War like situation creates troubles for people of the state. Even people get killed on the other side of the fence as well […]

LoC flare up leaves two civilians killed in Nowshera Sector 

Two civilians, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed and five others injured as Pakistani troops resorted to 120 mm and 80 mm mortar shelling at various places along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector on Saturday morning. Four army soldiers and a civilian woman were among the injured. Identifying the deceased as Tufail Hussain, […]

Fringe outfits offer support to Musa

Harkat-ul-Mujhadeen’ and another lesser known militant outfit ‘Kashmiri Taliban’ Saturday came in support of ‘disgruntled’ militant commander Zakir Musa stating that he (Zakir Musa) has spoken truth and they all back him.      Spokesperson Harkat-ul-Mujhadeen, Hasan Askari told news agency CNS over phone that whosoever will aid and assist India will face the music. “Even […]

Hizb distances from Zakir’s threat to Hurriyat

The Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) on Saturday distanced itself from the statement of its commander Zakir Musa against the Hurriyat leaders bringing to fore rift in the militant outfit which has been fighting for Jammu and Kashmir’s merger with Pakistan since 1989. “The outfit has neither got anything to do with the statement of Musa nor […]

Police continues with crackdown on use of social networking sites

The state police has continued its crack down on the people who are using the social networking sites. Apart from the ban on many of the networking sites which was announced by the government here recently, officials said that a number of people have been detained for use of social networking sites “to incite violence […]

China supportive of Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said China was supportive of Pakistan’s stance on the issue of Kashmir and favoured its resolution through peaceful dialogue. “On Kashmir issue, China has always been supportive of Pakistan’s stance and has assured to continue extending the same cooperation in future as well,” the Prime Minister said while […]

People evacuated from affected areas

The District Administration Rajouri has established special relief camps for the people evacuated from habitations along the Line of Control (LoC) following heavy cross-border shelling in the area. Following heavy shelling and casualties, the District Administration immediately swung into action and Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with senior officers of Police, Health, […]

Worst is over, 2017-18 to be year of turnaround: JK Bank Chairman

The Jammu and Kashmir Bank declared its audited financials for the quarter and financial year ended March 2017 today by posting an operating profit of Rs. 276.37 Cr for the quarter and Rs 1294.34 Cr for the financial year. The bank however, ended the year with a net loss of Rs. 1632.28 Cr primarily due […]

Cross-LoC Shelling: 87 schools along forward areas closed

District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has ordered closure of 87 schools along LoC till further orders in view of recurrent cross-border shelling in the villages located in the forward areas of the district. “Around 87 schools with total enrollment of 4457 students in areas along LoC affected by shelling from across the […]

Entrepreneurship an important intervention to create jobs: CM

Terming unemployment as a major challenge to the society, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today described entrepreneurship as an important intervention to create more jobs and provide youth more creative means of economic engagement. Interacting with some young entrepreneurs here today, the Chief Minister said entrepreneurship has emerged as an important sector for providing livelihood not […]