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Ready to join third front if it takes shape in Jammu and Kashmir, says Muzaffar Baig

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 01:00 PM

Says Peoples Conference has been like a home to me

Senior PDP leader and former Member of Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Baig on Tuesday said that he was ready to join the third front if it takes the shape of a political force in Jammu and Kashmir.

Targeting PDP leadership for its decision to boycott local elections, Baig said the party hasn’t lived up to its vision. more...

Panchayat polls: Kupwara records highest voter turnout in Kashmir

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 01:00 PM

The overall voting percentage across the 14 districts of the state was recorded 62 percent.

The frontier district of Kupwara recorded the highest voting percentage of 69.7 followed by Bandipora with 66.3 in the second phase of Panchayat elections in Kashmir valley on Tuesday. 

The overall voting percentage across the 14 districts of the state was recorded 62 percent.  more...

JKSSB cancels 71 selections, asks candidates in waiting list to approach concerned departments

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 01:00 PM

Malik said these candidates were required to furnish the clarifications/deficient documents in respect of their candidature, but they failed to do so, despite repeated notices by the Board.

J&K Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today approved cancellation of recommendations/candidature of 71 candidates to pave the way for operation of waiting list.

According to Malik Suhail, more...

DSEK invites applications from under privileged students to avail 10 percent quota in coaching centres

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 12:00 PM

The students from Below Poverty Line (BPL) category, orphans, destitute, physically challenged and other under-privileged categories are eligible to apply for the admission through the education department.

The directorate of school education Kashmir (DSEK) has invited applications from the under-privileged candidates to avail admission in private coaching centres under 10 percent departm more...

JRL calls shutdown on November 22 against killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 12:00 PM

"JRL has announced a day long complete shutdown against this barbarism and inhuman act on Thursday 22nd November 2018 and peaceful protests after Friday prayers on 23rd November to show the solidarity with the movement and martyrs, who laid their lives to end this age old slavery," said a statement issued today.

Condemning the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir, Joint Res more...

Two army soldiers wounded in cross-LoC fire in Pir Panjal

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 10:00 AM

As per reports, an army soldier was injured in a sniper fire from across the LoC in Lam area of Rajouri.

Two army soldiers were wounded after the armies of India and Pakistan traded heavy fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

As per reports, an army soldier was injured in a sniper fire from acro more...

Cop, who allegedly attempted suicide at DGP office, succumbs to injuries

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 10:00 AM

Chander was rushed to the government medical college hospital by his colleagues, but he succumbed to his injuries at 11:45 am Tuesday, the official said.

A policeman, who had allegedly shot himself over a family issue at the official residence of the Director General of Police (DGP) here, died at a hospital Tuesday, police said. 

Head Constable Subash Chander was on duty at more...

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat district president Anantnag Hafizullah Mir shot dead

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 10:00 AM

Wife injured in the attack

Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday morning shot dead Tehreek-e-Hurriyat district president Anantnag Hafizullah Mir in this south Kashmir district. His wife was wounded in the attack.

Reports said that gunmen shot Mir at his home in Badru-Akingam area of Achabal.

He was rushed to district hospital Anantnag where doctors declared him dead on more...

Deeply saddened by killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader in south Kashmir, says Mirwaiz

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 10:00 AM

“Shocked and deeply saddened by the killing of resistance leader Hafizullah Mir of Anantnag released from jail after two years, who was being repeatedly threatened for past one month!” said the Mirwaiz on Twitter.

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said he was “shocked and deeply saddened” by the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir. more...

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader’s killing part of conspiracy to suppress genuine Kashmir voices: Jama’at

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 10:00 AM

While condemning the murder, Jama’at demanded an impartial probe into all these “inhuman acts” by some international judicial commission to unveil the real culprits behind this vicious deign.

Jama’at-e-Islami on Tuesday said that the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) was part of a “well-hatched conspiracy” to suppress genuine Kashmiri voices.

“The more...

Vaishno Devi pilgrim from Maharashtra dies in Katra

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 09:00 AM

Pradeep Ashok Shah, a resident of Sholapur, who had reached Katra to pay obeisance at the famous shrine along with family, fell unconscious while travelling in a three wheeler Monday evening, they said

A 70-year-old pilgrim from Maharashtra died after falling unconscious in Katra, the base camp of the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.


Panchayat polls: 57 per cent voter turnout recorded in Bandipora till noon

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 09:00 AM

Bandipora district of north Kashmir recorded the highest 57.2 per cent polling till noon even as the overall voting percentage stood at 43 per cent across the state until 12 PM.

Bandipora district of north Kashmir recorded the highest 57.2 per cent polling till noon even as the overall voting percentage stood at 43 per cent across the state until 12 PM.


He more...

Pakistan, IMF facing differences over bailout programme

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 07:00 AM

He said that $1 billion of the $3 billion committed by Saudi Arabia had been remitted to the State Bank of Pakistan on Monday and the remaining $2 billion would follow over the next few days.

Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were facing differences over tough conditionalities on key areas of a bailout programme, including further increase in energy prices, more taxes and more...

2nd phase of Panchayat polls begins in Jammu and Kashmir

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 07:00 AM

Large contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed at the polling stations to ensure a peaceful process.

Voting started for the second phase of Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday amid tight security as voters started trickling out to exercise their franchise.

Large contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have more...

Three girls among four civilians injured in Shopian clashes, referred to Srinagar

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 05:00 AM

Reports said that three girls - Simran Jan, Meenu Jan and Rafia Jan suffered bullet injuries while Bilal Ahmad suffered pellet injury in an eye during clashes with the government forces.

Three girls were among four civilians injured during clashes near the site of a gunfight in Nadigam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.

Reports said that three girls -- more...

PANCHAYAT POLLS: 2 sarpanches, 80 panches elected unopposed in today's voting areas

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 04:00 AM

Teacher suspended for use of unparliamentary language

Two sarpanches and eighty panches have been elected unopposed in the four blocks of Rajouri and Poonch districts, where voting under the second phase will be held on Tuesday.

As per details provided by election authorities, a sarpanch and 21 panches stand elected unopposed in the Lamberi and Siot blocks of Rajouri district. S more...

Multiple people reported shot near hospital in Chicago

@Admin : 20-Nov-2018, 03:00 AM

Chicago police said a suspect was shot after they responded to the scene near the hospital.

Police said that multiple people were shot on Monday afternoon near Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at south side of Chicago.

Multiple victims including a police officer was shot in the active shooter incident. The officer injured was in critical condition, according to Chicago Police D more...

JKLF remembers Sheikh Abdul Hameed, others slain at Aali Kadal in 1992

@Admin : 19-Nov-2018, 10:00 PM

Holds blood donation camp at Abi Guzar

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Monday organised a prayer meeting and a blood donation camp here to pay tributes to its late commander Sheikh Abdul Hameed and others who died on this day at Aali Kadal in 1992.

“Before his arrest, Yasin Sahab participated in a congregational prayers meeting held in memory of Aali- Kadal ma more...

Heritage, a Concern

@Admin : 19-Nov-2018, 09:00 PM

Another heritage site, witness to an era, is crumbling. To know the story of a nation, understand its people and identity, conservation of heritage is essential. It connects future generation with the past and enables them to analyze the culture of their land that provides them with a sense of identity. It is a valuable tool that helps in developing a city into an important tourist desti more...

Govt committed to upgrade health infra in J&K: Advisor Kumar, Chief Secretary

@Admin : 19-Nov-2018, 09:00 PM

Discussion was held on the status of creation of utilities at AIIMS sites, construction of main buildings of New Medical Colleges and status of up-gradation of existing District Referral Hospitals besides the meeting also had brief discussion on creation of various posts for the existing health institutions for their smooth functioning.

Governor’s Advisor K Vijay Kumar and Chief Sec more...