Advocate who feared for his safety shot dead at home in Srinagar

Advocate who feared for his safety shot dead at home in Srinagar

Srinagar: Advocate Babar Qadri, 40, was shot dead from point-blank range at his residence in Hawal area of Srinagar on Thursday evening by unidentified gunmen. Just a few days ago, he had tweeted a screenshot and requested the police to file a case against a Facebook user named Shah Nazir for spreading falsehoods that he […]

Militant, who had joined a month back, killed in Tral

Militant, who had joined a month back, killed in Tral

Was given a chance to lay down arms, paid no heed: police Anantnag: A local militant, who had joined the ranks of Al-Badr a month ago, was on Thursday killed in an operation by government forces here in Tral area of Pulwama district. A pistol and 5 rounds of ammunition were retrieved from his possession, […]

CRPF officer killed in militant attack in Budgam

CRPF officer killed in militant attack in Budgam

Srinagar: A CRPF officer was killed in an attack by militants in Budgam district on Thursday, police said. Militants shot at and injured the Assistant Sub Inspector of the CRPF of 117 battalion at Kaisermulla in Budgam district, a police official said. He said the militants also decamped with the service weapon, an AK assault […]

Rs 49 crore used up in ruining Shopian-Bijbehara road, now ‘no funds left’

Rs 49 crore used up in ruining Shopian-Bijbehara road, now ‘no funds left’

Shopian: Three years after work started on widening the Shopian-Bijbehara road, officials now say there are no funds to complete the widening or macadamisation of this 25-kilometer road which connects more than a hundred villages in Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag with their district headquarters. The work on the road was initiated towards the end of […]

1,104 new cases of Covid, 14 dead in Jammu, 8 in Kashmir

1,104 new cases of Covid, 14 dead in Jammu, 8 in Kashmir

Srinagar: Twenty-two more deaths related to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours were reported on Thursday evening, taking the toll of victims in Jammu and Kashmir to 1,084, while 1,104 fresh cases were detected in the Union Territory, taking the total number of cases to over 68k mark. According to officials, fourteen casualties were reported […]

Security forces alert to Pak efforts of dropping weapons, narcotics: DGP

Security forces alert to Pak efforts of dropping weapons, narcotics: DGP

Srinagar: Security forces are alert to Pakistani efforts of dropping consignments of weapons and narcotics into Jammu and Kashmir along the border and they will give a befitting reply to these attempts, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said here on Thursday. The DGP, talking to reporters after the wreath laying function for a slain […]

Government frames common admission schedule for private schools affiliated with JKBOSE

Government frames common admission schedule for private schools affiliated with JKBOSE

‘Any violation shall warrant action under rules’ Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has framed a common admission schedule for private schools affiliated with the J&K Board of School Education following complaints about “exploitation” from parents. An order issued by Principal Secretary School Education Department Asgar Hassan Samoon Thursday said that the government’s Fee Fixation […]

Classes held in open at govt schools for Bakerwals, students flee when it rains

Classes held in open at govt schools for Bakerwals, students flee when it rains

BUDGAM: Two seasonal schools for the Bakerwal nomadic community in the upper reaches of Ringazbal area in Khan Sahib tehsil, Budgam district, do not have any furniture and classes are being held in the open. The seasonal schools, locally known as ‘bohaks’, usually operate for a period of six months from May to October every […]

Govt deploys officers for B2V-III

Govt deploys officers for B2V-III

SRINAGAR: For the third phase of Back to Village (B2V3) Programme being held from 2nd to 12th of October 2020, the government has ordered deployment of officers assigning them their districts of operation. An order in this regard issued here today by the GAD stated that the exact location of the Panchayats where the Officer […]

Pak announces Nov 15 as poll date for Gilgit-Baltistan assembly

Pak announces Nov 15 as poll date for Gilgit-Baltistan assembly

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has announced that the once-postponed election for the legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan will be held on November 15 amidst India’s objection to Islamabad’s moves in the strategically-located region. President Dr Arif Alvi issued an official notification on Wednesday to fix the date of the elections in Gilgit-Baltistan. “The president of the Islamic Republic […]

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