Electric division status sought for Duru Shahabad

The Jammu and Kashmir Electric Employees Union of sub- division Duru Shahabad, Anantnag Wednesday expressed gratitude to Syed Farooq Andrabi, ex-Hajj and Auqaf minister, for allotting  10MVA transformer for receiving station Duru and 6.3MVA transformer for Shankerpora receiving station. The union president Abdul Majeed Mir expressed hope that Andrabi will make efforts to sanction a […]

FIR against news channel for showing Kashmiri students as militants

FIR against news channel for showing Kashmiri students as militants

Police on Wednesday said it had lodged an FIR against a news channel for showing two Kashmiri students as militants. A police spokesman said that pictures of Farhan Shafi, a Class 12 student, and Farhat Rashid, a diploma holder, were telecast as militants in place of a slain militant, Farhan Wani. Farhan Wani was killed […]

Avalanche warning issued for seven Kashmir districts

Avalanche warning issued for seven Kashmir districts

Authorities on Wednesday issued avalanche warning for seven districts of Kashmir. “Avalanche warning has been issued for avalanche-prone areas in Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Anantnag and Budgam districts.  “The warning shall be valid from 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) till 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). People living in avalanche-prone areas in these districts have been advised […]

Protest in Kargil against Israeli PM’s India visit

Protest in Kargil against Israeli PM’s India visit

Protests were held for the second day Wednesday in Kargil against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India. Netanyahu reached New Delhi on Sunday to kick start his “historic” six-day tour of India which will culminate on January 19. Hundreds of residents on Wednesday gathered for the protest rally at tehsil headquarter Sankoo. They […]

Muslim corporator in UP hands over cow to police

Muslim corporator in UP hands over cow to police

A Muslim corporator in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut town has handed over his cow to the police to avoid being “attacked by cow vigilantes or landing in jail,” Hindustan Times reported. Abdul Gaffar, a Bahujan Samaj Party corporator from Ward 73, on Tuesday requested the station house officer of Nauchandi police station, Sanjay Kumar, to keep […]

Over 2.50 lakh pension cases pending in JK

Over 2.50 lakh pension cases pending in JK

The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday said that over 2.50 lakh pension cases, with respect to old age, specially-abled persons and widows, are pending under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) and Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS). In a written reply to a question by BJP MLA Jewan Lal in the Legislative Assembly, Social Welfare […]

AMU files missing report for Kashmiri scholar said to have joined Hizb

AMU files missing report for Kashmiri scholar said to have joined Hizb

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has filed a “missing report” for research scholar Mannan Bashir Wani who has reportedly joined the Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit. A photo of Wani, a resident of Kashmir’s Kupwara district, holding what appeared to be an automatic assault rifle, had gone viral on social media earlier this month. According to the […]

Drug menace: Nearly 2,000 codeine bottles seized in a day, four arrested

Drug menace: Nearly 2,000 codeine bottles seized in a day, four arrested

Four drug peddlers were arrested in separate incidents in Srinagar and a large quantity of contraband substances including nearly 2,000 bottles of codeine phosphate seized on Tuesday, bringing to fore yet again the growing drug menace in Kashmir. Acting on a tip off about movement of banned substances by drug peddlers, police Tuesday set up […]

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