Police description of Mehbooba as ‘daddy’s girl’ not part of order containing grounds for detention under PSA

SRINAGAR: The police’s description of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti as “daddy’s girl” is not among the grounds for her detention under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), according to official records. The seven-page order served on the 60-year-old PDP chief, the daughter of party founder and former chief minister Mufti Mohammed […]

ACB arrests GDA accountant while accepting bribe

BARAMULLA: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) team on Saturday arrested an Accounts Officer Gulmarg Development Peer Nazir Ahmed for accepting a bribe of Rs. 5000 from a complainant for clearing his pending bills at the office. The ACB trap team was constituted at office of Gulmarg Development Authority located at Tangmarg in Baramulla District. The team […]

NIA arrests LoC trader for harbouring militants

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested LoC trade organisation president Tanveer Ahmed Wani in connection with a case related to suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who was caught “escorting” militants out of the Valley. Wani was called to the NIA headquarters and questioned about providing funds to Hizbul Mujahideen militant […]

42 days Amarnath Yatra to begin in June

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, who is also the Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over the 37th Board Meeting held here on Friday at Raj Bhavan, Jammu. Regarding the duration and date of commencement of the Yatra 2020, based on the approach set out by the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Committee, which […]

Review ban on quarrying in Lethpora: MP Masoodi to administration

PAMPORE: Member Parliament for Anantnag parliamentary Constituency, Justice (retired) Hasnain Masoodi, has appealed Lieutenant governor administration to review the decision of banning of quarrying in Letpora and adjoining areas. He told Kashmir Reader that district administration Pulwama banned the quarrying in Letpora and adjoining areas without any justification. “The ban has disempowered the villagers and […]

Lt Gen B S Raju is GoC 15 Corps

Srinagar: Lieutenant General B S Raju is all set to take over the charge of General officer Commander (GoC) of Srinagar based army’s 15 Corps headquarters thereby relieving incumbent GoC Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon. “Yes, Lt Gen BS Raju will take over as GoC 15 Corps on March 1,” sources in the army told KNO. […]

Traffic jams in Baramulla due to lack of parking lots

BARAMULLA: The shortage of parking lots inmain town Baramulla is causing traffic jams on Srinagar-Muzafarabad road. For several years, the shopkeepers, transporters and public have raised this issue, but the administration is not taking serious steps to resolve it. The people here said that there is not a single space in the town for the […]

Electric transformer gutted fourth time in a month 

Baramulla: The electric transformer of Zandfaran village of Narvaw Baramulla has been damaged for the four times in row this month on Wednesday. Local people of the Zandfaran village said that their electric transformer which was installed a week ago after repairs was damaged again on Wednesday morning Locals said that department was installed a 100 […]

Unscheduled power cuts irk Pampore residents

Constraint will remain till supply improves: PDD official

Pampore:  Unscheduled power cuts irk residents  Pampore town in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The residents told Kashmir Reader that they have been protesting for past six months against PDD for resorting unscheduled power cuts. They said that after the protests, the PDD officials were directed by district administration for providing the town with three hours […]

31,619 displaced families from PaK registered after 1947: Govt

New Delhi: A total of 31,619 displaced families from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) got registered after 1947 and of them, 26,319 families settled in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha that 5,300 more families initially registered with Jammu and Kashmir but […]