Molestation case: Police rules out action against Khan’s guards

Srinagar: Police has ruled out any action against the security guards of former Minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan, who is on the run after a local court issued arrest warrant against him for allegedly trying to molest a lady doctor last week. “There has been no security lapse in this case. The […]

Kashmir caged on Afzal hanging anniversary

Kashmir caged on Afzal hanging anniversary

Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Sunday in most parts of Kashmir Valley to prevent protests to mark the first death anniversary of Mohammad Afzal Guru who was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9 last year. Almost all major towns in the Valley were put under a siege with heavy deployment of […]

Rajendra, Gupta promoted to DGP grade

Jammu: The Cabinet which met here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah approved promotion of K. Rajendara Kumar and P. L. Gupta, IPS officers of 1984 batch, to the grade of DGP in the pay scale of Rs 75500-80000 with effect from January 1. The Cabinet also approved promotion of IPS officer, Lalatendu […]

Biswas posted as DC Anantnag, Shah Faesal is DC B’pora

JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here Saturday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has ordered following transfers and postings in the administration. Baseer Ahmad Khan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, against an available vacancy. Saleem Mohammad, IAS, awaiting […]

‘Restrictions likely from Feb 9 to 11’

Srinagar: Authorities are likely to impose restrictions across Kashmir valley on February 9 and 11 in wake of strike call and protests called by pro- pro-freedom groups to commemorate the death anniversaries of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru. The decision, according to a local news agency GNS, has been taken by the authorities […]

Sealing of buildings

SRINAGAR: Terming ruling National Conference and opposition People’s Democratic Party as “silent dummies acting as pawns of New Delhi, “ the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) on Wednesday accused Congress party of bringing deliberate suffering to trade and commerce of Kashmir “due to its regional and political bias. “ Referring to recently held Cabinet meeting during […]

Maiden documentary on Maqbool Bhat to be screened Saturday

SRINAGAR: Thirty years after he was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, the JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat will ‘speak’ to the people of Kashmir again—through the maiden documentary on his life made possible by ‘donated efforts’ of two amateur filmmakers from the Valley. Journalist Afzal Sofi and a film editor Muneeb-ul-Haq have scripted into […]

Now, Amarnath yatris to get insurance cover

JAMMU: On the instructions of NN Vohra, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), all pilgrims who possess valid yatra permits will be provided an insurance cover of Rs 100,000 against accidental death within the state during the entire period of the yatra 2014. SASB’s Chief […]

Omar gives nod to Rs 1039 cr higher education plan

Jammu: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday approved a Rs 1039 crore education plan, under which new universities, technical colleges, model degree colleges and polytechnics will be set up in the state while the existing higher education system will be upgraded. The State Higher Education Plan (SHEP) was approved by the Chief Minister at the […]

Pathribal: Omar raises case closure with Singh

JAMMU: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday took up closure of infamous Pathribal fake encounter case by Army with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seeking justice to victim families and punishment to the guilty, an official spokesman said. Omar raised the issue of closure of case by Army on January 23 and “emphasised the need of […]