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Former IAS officer, out to ‘unmask’ Kashmir, claims she was transferred for not serving biryani

Former IAS officer, out to ‘unmask’ Kashmir, claims she was transferred for not serving biryani

Former IAS officer Sonali Kumar, who served in Jammu and Kashmir for more than three decades, has claimed that she was once transferred for not serving biryani to a visiting delegation. According to the publisher, Manhas Publications, the book —  Unmasking Kashmir: A Bureaucrat Reveals — is an outsider’s journey through the labyrinthine innards of […]

JKSSB concludes first ever computer based test for 500 posts

JKSSB concludes first ever computer based test for 500 posts

The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) Saturday concluded the first ever computer-based written tests (CBT) for about 500 posts of different departments. News agency PTI quoting officials said that around 5,500 candidates took the examinations with at 10 centres in Jammu and Srinagar from November 14 to 18. For the first time, biometric […]

Rajnath ‘asks J&K govt to shift juveniles from jails to remand homes’

Rajnath ‘asks J&K govt to shift juveniles from jails to remand homes’

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to move all juveniles, arrested on charges of pelting stones, from jails to remand homes and review their cases “sympathetically,” reports quoting officials said. The issue was discussed in detail at Wednesday’s meeting of the core group on Kashmir, chaired by Rajnath and attended […]

IN PICTURES: Restrictions in parts of Srinagar

IN PICTURES: Restrictions in parts of Srinagar

Fearing protests, authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar  a day after a militant was killed in an alleged shootout with the police on the outskirts of the city. An official said complete restrictions were imposed in Parimpora, Khanyar, M R Gunj, Nowahtta, Rainawari and Safakadal police station areas, while partial restrictions were in force in Maisuma […]

UNGA adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution on self-determination

UNGA adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution on self-determination

The UN General Assembly has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming that the universal realisation of the right of peoples to self-determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights. The resolution, co-sponsored by 75 countries was adopted on Thursday without a vote in the 193-member Assembly’s Third Committee, which […]

Forces injured over 1700 people with pellets in 8 Kashmir districts: Govt

Forces injured over 1700 people with pellets in 8 Kashmir districts: Govt

Over 1700 people in Kashmir suffered pellet injuries in firing by forces amid months of curfews and shutdown following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani last July, the PDP-BJP government has said in a report submitted to the State Human Rights Commission. According to the official data, which is based on reports submitted […]

LoC flare-up: Pak Army chief says ‘perpetual threat’ on eastern border

LoC flare-up: Pak Army chief says ‘perpetual threat’ on eastern border

General Qamar Javed Bajwa Friday said that there cannot be any let up in the Pakistan Army’s preparedness and response against the “perpetual threat” on the eastern border. Gen Bajwa also expressed satisfaction at the operational preparedness of the troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) and was given a detailed briefing on the […]

Cop, Zakir Musa associate killed in Zakura shootout: Police

A cop and a militant were killed in a shoot-out in Srinagar outskirts Friday, police said. Reports quoting police officials said the slain militant, Mugees Ahmad Mir, was an associate of Zakir Musa, who left the Hizbul Mujahideen to float the Al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind  in Kashmir. Mugees Ahmad Mir, a resident of the […]

Jamia Millia students protest varsity invitation to Mehbooba, Rajnath

Jamia Millia students protest varsity invitation to Mehbooba, Rajnath

Jamia Millia Islamia students on Friday held a sit-in protest against the invitation extended by the varsity authorities to J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate a hostel. The students holding placards held a sit-in protest  in front of the central canteen. The students said they believed that that […]

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