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Happy over party’s decision, reason given for expulsion debatable: Altaf Bukhari

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 04:00 PM

Bukhari, in a statement, said that he had a long association with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), especially with its founder Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Soon after he was expelled by the PDP for ‘anti-party activities’, former finance minister Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said that he was happy over the party decision.

Bukhari, in a statement, said that he had a lo more...


PDP expels Altaf Bukhari for 'anti-party' activities

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 02:00 PM

“Party has been watching with concern the activities of Altaf Bukhari for quite some time and thereby stands expelled from the basic membership of party.”

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expelled senior leader Altaf Bukhari for “anti-party” activities.

“(The) party today expelled Altaf Bukhari from the party for his anti-party activities,” more...


Pakistan exports over 100,000 kg human hair to China

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 01:00 PM

Demand for human hair has increased in China due to growth in the makeup industry. The other reason for the increase in the export of human hair is that there is little trend for wearing wigs for fashion, AM Chauhan, a prominent beautician, told the daily.

Pakistan has exported to China over 100,000 kg of human hair valued at USD 132,000 over the last five years.

The Ministry of more...


Khardung La avalanche: Toll rises to seven

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 01:00 PM

The official said arrangements have been made to airlift the bodies to Zanskar tehsil.

Two more bodies were recovered on Saturday from the site where an avalanche struck two trucks in Ladakh, taking the death toll to seven, officials said.

"Another two bodies have been recovered at Khardungla avalanche site. In total, seven bodies have been recovered so far," a State D more...


Avalanche warning issued for nine Kashmir districts

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 01:00 PM

The warning has been issued for the avalanche-prone areas of district Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh, said an official spokesman, in a statement.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday issued a fresh avalanche warning for nine districts of Kashmir.

The warning has been issued for the avalanche-prone area more...


Traffic police Srinagar city issues advisory in view of heavy snowfall forecast, R-day

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 12:00 PM

In the advisory, the police said in view of predictions of heavy snowfall from January 19-25, driving on roads covered with ice and snow could be very challenging.

Srinagar city Traffic police on Saturday issued an advisory for motorists in view of heavy snowfall forecast from today, warning that driving on the roads covered with snow could be very challenging.

In the advisory, more...


Forces conduct mock-drill at Lal Chowk ahead of R-Day

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 11:00 AM

The mock-drill was conducted by a joint team of Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and paramilitary CRPF near the historic Clock Tower in Lal Chowk.

Government forces on Saturday conducted a mock-drill in Lal Chowk area of summer capital Srinagar to check their “alertness” ahead of R-Day. 

The mock-drill was conducted by a joint team of S more...


Student among three booked under PSA in Pulwama, shifted to Jammu jail

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 10:00 AM

An official said the deputy commissioner Pulwama acting on a police dossier issued the detention order under PSA for three youth.

Three youth from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to a jail in Jammu, officials said on Saturday.

An official said the deputy commissioner Pulwama acting on a police dossier issued the d more...


JNU sedition case: Court questions Delhi Police for filing charge sheet without procuring requisite sanctions

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 AM

The police told Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat they will procure the required sanctions within 10 days.

A court here questioned the Delhi Police on Saturday for filing charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case without procuring the requisite sanctions.

The polic more...


Mirwaiz urges UN chief to implement recommendations of UN rights report on Kashmir

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 09:00 AM

The UN chief had earlier said his office did its job by producing a detailed report on human rights situation in Kashmir.

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday urged the United Nations (UN) secretary general Antonio Guterres to take consistent action to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Commission report.

“While the people of more...


Probe ordered after Kupwara woman delivers baby on road in Srinagar

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 08:00 AM

Divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan said that an order has been issued to Principal/Dean GMC requiring him to look into the factual position with respect to denial of entry of the pregnant woman into the hospital leading her delivering on the road and subsequently death of her baby girl, news agency GNS reported.

Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday ordered a probe after a wom more...


Omar, Mehbooba pained after woman forced to deliver on road in Srinagar

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 08:00 AM

Omar hopes Governor Malik will take immediate action in the tragic case; Mehbooba says she can’t fathom the pain the parents must be feeling

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday expressed pain and anguish after a woman was forced to deliver on a road in Srinagar.

Taking to Twitter, the National Conference vice-president Omar Abd more...


Grenade lobbed at CRPF party in Anantnag, passer-by injured

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 08:00 AM

Reports said that the militants lobbed a grenade at a CRPF party deployed near a school on KP road in Anantnag.

A passer-by was injured after suspected militants lobbed a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

Reports said that the militants lobbed a grenade at a CRPF party deployed near a school on KP road more...


Mehbooba speaks with Rajnath, seeks release of Shahid ul Islam on humanitarian grounds

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 07:00 AM

In a tweet, Mehbooba said that she has spoken with the Home Minister Rajnath Singh to seek release of Islam on humanitarian grounds.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday sought an ‘early release’ of jailed Hurriyat (M) leader Shahid ul Islam.

In a tweet, Mehbooba said that she has spoken with the Home Minister Rajnath Singh to seek relea more...


Kashmir University postpones today’s test for M. Phil course in Clinical Psychology

@Admin : 19-Jan-2019, 04:00 AM

Kashmir valley has been experiencing widespread snowfall since last evening.

The entrance examination for M.Phil course in Clinical Psychology scheduled to be held today on January 19, 2019 has been postponed, said a varsity official.

“Fresh date for the postponed examination shall be notified separately later,” said the Director Admissions, Prof Irshad Nawchoo, in a more...


UNEASY CALM ON LoC

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

Army soldier injured in mine explosion

An army soldier deployed on a forward location of Line of Control in Sunderbani Daddal area in Rajouri district received multiple injuries in a landmine explosion on Friday.

Sources said the explosion took place in the morning hours and the soldier received injuries in his lower limbs.

"He was immediately removed for me more...


Woman dies after giving birth

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

Dewal residents stage protest

The residents of Dewal area in Mahore sub-division of Reasi district staged a protest against the health authorities, here on Friday, after a woman died after giving birth.

The protesting residents said, “Rajo Begum, wife of Mohammad Iqbal, went into labour on Thursday. She delivered a baby but developed some complications. We called the prima more...


Putting squeeze on Canada

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

No early resolution of Canada’s dilemma as national egos get involved

Canada is an advanced, industrialised and affluent country and a magnet for economic immigrants, including from India, but it is currently finding itself squeezed, as a poor, developing country would have, between an aggressive China and a United States determined to, at least, partly thwart its ambitions. The immedia more...


Whatever Shah Faesal decides, it's tough time ahead

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

Now Shah Faesal has answered the question himself by announcing his resignation from services, and seeking opinion from youth on how should he fulfil their dreams

The question Indian media would always ask Kashmiri panelists: who is your role model - Shah Faesal, Afzal Guru or Burhan Wani. Now Shah Faesal has answered the question himself by announcing his resignation from services, and s more...


Social Engineering

@Admin : 18-Jan-2019, 10:00 PM

Here cyber insurance is also a protection option

In other words, in the world of Internet, we are all at risk and at the same time we are also a risk to others. This kind of scenario is keeping everybody guessing as cyber frauds have become order of the day. The risk of stealing credentials of the browser is widespread which the fraudsters then use for everything from finance fraud to out more...