Sartaj Madni quits PDP vice-president’s post

Sartaj Madni quits PDP vice-president’s post

Srinagar, July 23:  Sartaj Madni, uncle of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, resigned as the vice-president of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday. The resignation comes three weeks after several PDP MLAs, including senior leader Imran Ansari and his uncle Abdi Ansari, had accused Mufti of nepotism and questioned her decision to […]

Ball in GoI’s court  

Ball in GoI’s court  

The state home department imposing a ban on the selected TV channels in Kashmir has evoked sharp reactions from the different sections of the society. Recently the home department had asked district magistrates to take legal action in case they notice certain TV channels, which are not permitted by the ministry of information and broadcasting, […]

3 militants killed in Kulgam gunfight

3 militants killed in Kulgam gunfight

Srinagar, Jul 22: Three militants, involved in the abduction and killing of a trainee constable of Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday, were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir district of Kulgam on Sunday. Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid and Defence Ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia […]

Train service suspended in south Kashmir

Train service suspended in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 22: Train service was on Sunday suspended as a precautionary measure in south Kashmir, where three militants were killed in a fierce encounter by security forces Sunday. However, train service in north Kashmir between Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla was operating as per schedule normally, a senior railway official said. He said a fresh advisory […]

Militants fire upon army patrolling party in Lolab

Srinagar, Jul 22: A firing incident was reported amid a cordon-and-search operation in Shumriyal forest area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday. Reports said that some gunshots were heard in the forest area when the army’s 28 RR search party was moving through the area today on wee hours. SSP Kupwara, Ambarkar […]

Dip in militant violence in JK under Guv rule: MHA data

New Delhi, Jul 22: Militant violence has come down in Jammu and Kashmir substantially ever since the state has been placed under Governor’s rule but incidents of stone pelting have increased marginally, official data show. According to the data compiled by the Home Ministry, there has been a decrease in attacks carried out by militants […]

Governor reviews flood preparations with Chief Secretary

Governor reviews flood preparations with Chief Secretary

Srinagar, Jul 22: Governor N.N Vohra has reviewed the preparedness of the Administration for rescue and relief measures to be taken for meeting the eventuality of a flood situation in the State. Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam informed Governor about the advance measures taken by the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction (DMRRR) in […]

Govt reinforces administrative discipline to ensure responsive governance

Govt reinforces administrative discipline to ensure responsive governance

  Srinagar, Jul 22: Within a month of the proclamation of Governor’s Rule in the State, J&K has started witnessing a discernible turnaround in governance through prompt service delivery and proactive public outreach by the government functionaries. Governor N N Vohra’s focus, during this period, has been on reinforcing administrative discipline to ensure punctuality, accountability, […]

Vyas to head seven Corporations

Vyas to head seven Corporations

Srinagar, Jul 22: The Government has appointed B B Vyas, Advisor to the Governor as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporations and Boards under the administrative control of Industries and Commerce Department. According to an order issued in this regard, Vyas will head the Board of Directors of the J&K State […]

Soldier injured in landmine explosion in Poonch

Jammu, Jul 22: An Army jawan was Sunday injured in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Sepoy Shade Suraj Arun was part of a patrolling party when he accidentally stepped over the landmine in Sawajian sector, causing the explosion, a police official said. […]

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