September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Ex-gratia for kin of civilians never enhanced since 1990

    The compensation provided to the kin of the civilians other than government employees killed during insurgency-related incidents in J&K has remained unchanged at Rs 1 lakh since 1990 when the armed insurgency broke out.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Baramulla schools damaged in 2005 earthquake await reconstruction

    Twelve years on, several school buildings and a few hospitals in Baramulla district, which had been damaged damage during the 2005 earthquake have not been re-reconstructed.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    CM for technological interventions to improve school education in J&K

    Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Anil Swarup called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    HC to govt: Use central funds for school infrastructure

    The High Court on Wednesday directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to utilise the funds of centrally sponsored schemes for providing infrastructure to schools.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Kashmiri youth stand by Rohingaya refugees

    The Kashmir Reform Group today staged a silent protest against what it called Rohingaya genocide.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Forces not allowing reconstruction of destroyed houses: DeM

    Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) general secretary Nahida Nasreen today alleged that the government forces are not allowing people to reconstruct their houses that were destroyed during gunfights.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Hurriyat (M) PaK chapter convener addresses UNHRC session in Geneva

    The convener of Hurriyat Conference (M), Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) chapter, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi today expressed serious concern over, what he said, “the grim human rights situation in Kashmir”, urging the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to send a fact-finding mission to Kashmir.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Naeem Akhtar for protection of public assets

    Stressing on the need to maintain and protect roads and bridges, minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, today said that hassle free operation of public assets will not only give fillip to economy but also enhance efficiency of delivery of basic amenities.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Secretary MHRD calls on Governor

    Anil Swarup, secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Department of School Education and Literacy, called on Governor NN Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.

    September 21, 2017 12:12 PM

    Kashmir: Two killed, 30 injured in Tral grenade blast

    Two civilians were killed and thirty others, including police and paramilitary personnel, injured in a grenade blast in Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.

    September 21, 2017 10:21 AM

    Pak PM seeks implementation of UNSC resolution on Kashmir

    Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today demanded that the UN Security Council resolution on Kashmir be implemented, asserting that his country will continue to support the right of self determination for Jammu and Kashmir.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Adopt humane approach, CM tells police

    Police must act as an “institution of public reassurance” than “a cause of fear” among the masses, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday and asked the police force to be “more humane and relaxed” in dealing with situations.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Grenade found in Budgam

    The government forces on Wednesday morning launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Khag area of Budgam district.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Hizb militant arrested in Anantnag: Police

    A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant was arrested by the police in Anantnag district on Wednesday, sources said.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Tangmarg admin complex awaits take off since 2003

    The paucity of funds has badly hit the under-construction administrative complex at Tangmarg in Baramulla district.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Veeri condoles demise

    Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri has condoled the demise of mother of custodian general, Ajaz Ahmed Bhat.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    HCBA elections on September 28

    Election Commission of J&K High Court Bar Association (HCBA) is conducting elections for Bar office-bearers on 28th September.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Hurriyat (G) executive council to meet on September 23

    Hurriyat Conference (G) is holding a meeting of its executive council on 23rd September at 10 am at its head office in Hyderpora here.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Soldier killed in Keran: Army

    A soldier was killed when Pakistani troops opened fire at an Army patrol along the Line of Control in Keran, Kupwara on Wednesday, officials said.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    J&K united in defending Article 35-A: NC

    National Conference on Wednesday reiterated its stand of safeguarding Article 35-A and upholding the integrity and unity of the state, saying the party would “fight against disruptive and divisive forces tooth and nail.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Kashmiri detainees thrashed, tortured in jails: Joint leadership

    Joint separatist leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday condemned authorities of different jails in and outside J&K for their “revengeful and pathetic” approach towards the Kashmiri detainees.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    ‘This is inhumane, barbaric’

    After the government refused to accept the recommendations of the State Human Rights Commission to pay compensation of Rs one lakh to a girl who has become paraplegic after government forces fired bullets at her, the Commission has sought a detailed report from commissioner/secretary, Home department.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    ICFJ award: Mehbooba felicitates GK correspondent

    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated Greater Kashmir correspondent Zehru Nissa for bagging the prestigious International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Global Health Reporting Award-2017.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Theft of Qur’an: HC seeks status

    The High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to inform it about the status of probe on theft of a Holy Qur’an handwritten by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb from Sri Pratap Singh Museum here in 2003.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Shimla activist approaches NHRC, SHRC against ‘trampling’ of militants’ bodies

    A Shimla-based businessman has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission and the J&K Human Rights Commission against alleged trampling of militants’ bodies by the army.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    In a first, British envoy arrives in Kashmir with his bullet-proof vehicle

    British Deputy High Commissioner to India, Alexendar Evans, arrived in Kashmir on Wednesday, taking security officials by surprise as he has brought his own armoured Range Rover vehicle along.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    J&K govt opens new jail for protesters in Pulwama

    The government has made operational a new jail in Pulwama specifically meant for anti-government protesters who are detained on charges of stone-pelting.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    Centre tells J&K govt not to engage SPOs ‘till further orders’

    The government of India has put a freeze on engagement of special police officers by the J&K government till further orders, a source disclosed on Wednesday.

    September 21, 2017 1:03 AM

    SSB man killed, ASI injured in firing near Banihal tunnel

    A Sashastra Seema Bal head constable was killed and an assistant sub-inspector injured in a firing incident at Navyouga Engineering base camp near Banihal tunnel on Wednesday evening.

    September 20, 2017 7:36 PM

    Mehbooba felicitates GK journalist Zehru Nissa for bagging ICFJ award

    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated Greater Kashmir correspondent Zehru Nissa for bagging the prestigious International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Global Health Reporting Award 2017.

    September 20, 2017 7:35 PM

    Police seeks help to trace missing Srinagar youth

    Police on Wednesday sought the help of public to seek whereabouts of a youth missing from his home in Srinagar.

    September 20, 2017 5:43 PM

    Act as an institution of public faith: Mehbooba to Police

    Asking the Police to be more relaxed and humane in dealing with the situations, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today advised the force to act as an institution of public reassurance rather than a cause of fear among the masses.

    September 20, 2017 5:23 PM

    Udaan extended till Dec 2018 for Jammu and Kashmir

    The Union Cabinet today extended the time period for Udaan - the Special Industry Initiative (SII) for Jammu and Kashmir till 31 December 2018.

    September 20, 2017 5:17 PM

    Hurriyat (M) convener addresses UNHRC, flags Kashmir rights violations issue

    Convenor of “Azad Kashmir Chapter” of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Syed Faiz Naqshbandi has apprised the international community about grim situation of human rights in Kashmir while addressing the 36th session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), a statement issued here said today.

    September 20, 2017 1:12 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir: Grenade found near bank in Ompora

    Police today found a hand grenade concealed underground near a bank building in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.