Policeman fires in air after being questioned by senior for reporting late to duty, arrested

JAMMU: A policeman was arrested for allegedly firing a couple of rounds in the air after being questioned by his senior for reporting late to duty at a railway station in Udhampur district, officials said on Wednesday. Constable Khushvinder Singh was part of an additional deployment form the armed police for protection of bridges and […]

2 shops damaged by fire in Baramulla

BARAMULA: Two shops were destroyed in a fire incident onTuesday evening at Dodh Bug in Kandi area of Baramulla. According to police, the shops belonging to Manzoor Ahmad and Tanveer Ahmad were damaged. Few rooms atop the shops too were damaged in the fire, he said. Police said that they have initiated investigation into the […]

Illegal structures demolished at Pampore

BILAL HABIB PAMPORE: A demolition drive was Tuesday carried out in Pampore area where many illegal structures pulled down. The drive was lead by Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din along with other officials with several illegal structures and walls demolished at Khankahbagh and Saffron field Konibal Pampore area. On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, revenue […]

Div Com Kashmir administers pledge on ‘Constitution Day’

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today held a pledge ceremony for justice, liberty and equality, to celebrate Constitution Day – 2019 also known as Samvidhan Divas. This day is celebrated every year on November 26 in the country. On this day Dr. B.R Ambedkar, the author of the Constitution, is remembered. On November […]

HC disposes PIL on stone quarrying

Directs govt no extraction takes place in forests

RINAGAR: While disposing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on illegal stone quarrying, the J&K High Court on Monday directed the government to ensure no such illegal activity is carried within the forested area. The direction came after senior Additional Advocate General (AAG) B A Dar submitted in the court that the stone quarrying within the […]

Youth arrested with grenade at Baramulla

BARAMULLA: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a youth along with grenade during a recruitment process for railway police. The youth has been identified as Umar Faooq, resident of Rafiabad. The youth, according to police, was also a part of the recruitment drive held at Kralhar area under the railways. During search, grenade was […]

BSNL exchange Pattan non-functional, locals express dismay

BARAMULLA: Locals in north Kashmir’s Pattan said that the BSNL exchange in their area has become non-functional and “nothing is done to restore it”. They said that the exchange was initially set to cater to more than 1000 customers, but the services are in complete disarray. “The exchange does not even operate during power cuts,” […]

Illegal timber seized at Khonmoh

PULWAMA: About 337 cubic feet of illegal timber was seized at Khonmoh by Forest Division Awantipora on Sunday. A team of forest officials raided Anmol industries ITI complex SIDCO phase 2-3 and seized 307 cft of timber along with 37 feet of Kail varieties of timber along with three bandsaws. The seizure, according to officials, […]

Shopian villages without road connectivity

SHOPIAN: Around five tribal villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian are without road connectivity and the locals said they are forced to carry ailing patients and expected mothers on wooden stretches. The villagers said administration has forgotten their villages, and “they have forgotten the concept of road”. “Last year, a temporary bridge was laid on the […]

Uri villages cut-off by mudslides after incessant rains

BARAMULLA: Incessant rains have cut-off two villages in north Kashmir’s Uri due to mudslides. Chutranda and Batgram villages near LoC have lost contact with the outside world causing disruption of essential supplies. The locals demand early restoration of road connectivity so that they can get winter supplies. They said that connectivity is vital for them […]