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Will boycott local polls unless assured protection for Article 35A: NC

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 10:00 PM

4 days after appealing people to vote for a bright future, Abdullah says the decision for holding ULB and Panchayat polls was taken in a hurry

Days after National Conference appealed the people to vote in the upcoming municipal and Panchayat elections, the party Wednesday said it will not participate the elections unless the government of India and the state government assure protection f more...


Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 02:00 PM

The Foreign Ministry said the Indian forces resorted to "unprovoked ceasefire violations" in the Kotkotera sector along the LoC on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Pakistan on Wednesday summoned a senior Indian diplomat over cross-border shelling which it said killed a civilian along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir region, officials said.

The Foreign Ministry said the more...


Hizb militant’s family alleges thrashing, vandalism by forces in Awantipora; police denies

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 12:00 PM

One of his brothers, according to the source, suffered injuries due to thrashing and was shifted to a nearby hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

The family members of Hizb ul Mujahideen militant Lateef Ahmad Dar alias Tiger on Wednesday alleged that the government forces vandalized their house and thrashed them during a search operation last night in Awantipora area of south Kashmi more...


SSA teachers' demand deserves highest consideration: Khurshid Ganai

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 12:00 PM

Ganai was addressing teachers at SKICC during a function organized by directorate of school education Kashmir (DSEK) to celebrate Teachers Day.

The advisor to governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Wednesday said the demand of Sarva Shiksha  Abhiyan (SSA) teachers deserves highest consideration and government is looking into all measures to resolve the issue.

Ganai was addressing more...


Jammu and Kashmir official removed from post for comments on politics on social media

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 11:00 AM

Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner Angrez Singh Rana ordered the attachment of Patwari (revenue official) Abid Hussain Veeri following receipt of an inquiry report, the officials said.

A government official was removed from his post and attached to office of collector land acquisition for his comments on politics on social media in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Wednesda more...


No helmet, no fuel for bikers in Kashmir capital Srinagar

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 11:00 AM

An order issued here by District Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah said the large number of road accidents have been reported involving two wheelers in Srinagar city.

Motorcyclists without helmets will be barred from buying petrol at filling stations in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

An order issued here by District Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah said the l more...


Video: NC to boycott upcoming panchayat, municipal polls in Jammu and Kashmir

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 11:00 AM

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, NC President Farooq Abdullah said the party won’t contest the panchayat and municipal polls slated later this year as the situation was not conducive for the polls.

National Conference on Wednesday said that the party would not contest upcoming Panchayat and Municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir "until the government of India and the st more...


Video | ReT teachers stage protest, observe September 5 as ‘black day’

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 11:00 AM

The teachers assembled at Sher-e-Kashmir Park and staged a protest to press for implementation of the 7th pay commission benefits.

Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers on Wednesday staged a protest in Srinagar to press for their demands even as they observed Teachers’ day as a “black day”.

Teachers Day is observed in India on September 5.

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NC to boycott upcoming panchayat, municipal polls in Jammu and Kashmir

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 10:00 AM

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, NC President Farooq Abdullah said the party won’t contest the panchayat and municipal polls slated later this year as the situation was not conducive for the polls.

National Conference on Wednesday said that the party would not contest upcoming Panchayat and Municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a press conference in Sr more...


ReT teachers stage protest, observe September 5 as ‘black day’

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 10:00 AM

The teachers assembled at Sher-e-Kashmir Park and staged a protest to press for implementation of the 7th pay commission benefits.

Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers on Wednesday staged a protest in Srinagar to press for their demands even as they observed Teachers’ day as a “black day”.

Teachers Day is observed in India on September 5.

The teachers more...


Uri rape-and-murder: Mirwaiz calls for severe punishment to accused

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 10:00 AM

On Tuesday, police had claimed that the missing minor girl whose body was recovered past Sunday had been gang raped by her step-brother and his three other accomplices at the instance of her step-mother before being murdered in a brutal manner.

While terming the minor girl’s gang- rape and murder in Uri by her family members as ‘heartlessness and moral turpitude’, Hurriy more...


Bridge collapse: Search operations continue for survivors

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 09:00 AM

A part of the bridge on the arterial Diamond Harbour Road caved in Tuesday evening, killing one person, trapping several people and crushing many vehicles.

Some people could still be trapped under the debris of the fallen Majerhat bridge, officials said Wednesday, stepping up search and rescue operations a day after a portion of the 50-year-old structure in south Kolkata collapsed. more...


Kashmiris need no lesson from NSA: PDP on Ajit Doval’s ‘aberration’ remark

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 09:00 AM

"Constitution of J&K represents our legacy of struggle against autocratic rule"

Taking a strong exception to remarks of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that separate constitution for Jammu and Kashmir was an “aberration”, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said that the people of the state “need no lesson from the NSA”.

Doval had on Tuesday more...


Man shot dead on LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir

@Admin : 05-Sep-2018, 06:00 AM

Reports said that the army noticed the movement of two persons in Kass area near famous Veer Badreshwar temple.

Army shot dead a man who they claimed was trying to cross over into this side of Line of Control (LoC) in Keri sub-sector area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said that the army noticed the movement of two persons in Kass area near famous Veer Badresh more...


Policeman’s missing rifle recovered in Poonch

@Admin : 04-Sep-2018, 11:00 PM

“Yes, we have recovered the weapon and more details will be shared soon,” SSP Poonch Rajiv Pandey told Greater Kashmir.

The service rifle of a policeman missing since last week was recovered from here, an official said today.

He said the automatic rifle was recovered by the police from Shanker Nagar locality of Poonch town during an intensive search operation.

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Search operation launched near LoC village

@Admin : 04-Sep-2018, 11:00 PM

He said the police teams were later joined by army personnel.

Government forces on Tuesday launched a major search operation in Langer village near Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera area. 

A police official said that students of a local school on Tuesday morning reported to their elders some suspected movement by some persons in the maize fields. “The local villagers more...


Gurez faces shortage of doctors

@Admin : 04-Sep-2018, 11:00 PM

Admin sends out SoS

The border area of Gurez in north Kashmir is facing acute shortage of doctors, which has forced district administration Bandipora to try and reach out to doctors ready to work in border area of north Kashmir.

On Monday deputy commissioner Bandipora, Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary, took to social media platform to seek out doctors ready to work in Gurez. “Gurez more...


Panchayat poll and electoral politics

@Admin : 04-Sep-2018, 10:00 PM

…is the situation conducive for a poll?

Panchayat poll is barely two months away, scheduled for Nov/Dec: 2018. It will be preceded by poll of urban local bodies in October. Delhi Sarkar and the State Government seem to be bent upon making it possible against heavy odds and relevant political questions as well. The major query remains—is the situation conducive for a poll, whatever more...


Approaching 35-A

@Admin : 04-Sep-2018, 10:00 PM

Constitutional Perspective amidst Changing Political Narratives

Before finalizing any viewpoint on Article 35-A, in an atmosphere of ubiquitous electronic media where ‘political narratives’ multiply like nuclear fission reactions, it is significant for the rational thinkers of the Jammu & Kashmir state to imbibe the thorough understanding of the historical, political and c more...


What ails SKIMS?

@Admin : 04-Sep-2018, 10:00 PM

In past one decade rush of patients to the institute has more than doubled but government has failed miserably to upgrade human resource and infrastructure to cater to this growing rush, impacting adversely the healthcare delivery at the premier institute

Long queues of patients at ticket counters, chaotic scenes outside OPD room and emergency areas jam packed with patients. These are com more...