Political parties raise security concerns ahead of Panchayat polls

Political parties raise security concerns ahead of Panchayat polls

  Srinagar, Jan 14: Flagging concern about security during panchayat elections next month in Jammu and Kashmir, political parties have said the atmosphere is “worrisome” and “not conducive” for holding the polls at the moment. The state government had recently announced that the panchayat polls would be conducted from February 15 and preparations for elections […]

Govt to raise 15 new battalions for Pak, China borders

Govt to raise 15 new battalions for Pak, China borders

  New Delhi, Jan 14: The Government is planning to raise 15 new battalions in the country’s two important border guarding forces — the BSF and the ITBP — to fortify defence along the strategic frontiers with Pakistan, Bangladesh and China. A senior official in the Union Home Ministry said that it is “actively considering” […]

Preserve Supreme Court to save democracy in India, say top four judges

Preserve Supreme Court to save democracy in India, say top four judges

  New Delhi, Jan 12: In an unprecedented move, four senior most judges of the Supreme Court Friday called a press conference and said that the situation in the top court was “not in order” and many “less than desirable” things have taken place. Unless this institution is preserved, “democracy will not survive” in this […]

Teachers in J&K teach two maps to students: Army chief

Teachers in J&K teach two maps to students: Army chief

  New Delhi, Jan 11: Social media and government schools in Jammu and Kashmir are spreading a “disinformation campaign” resulting in radicalisation of youth, Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat claimed Friday, and called for “some control” over mosques and madrasas in the state. He said a “major revamp” of the education system was needed in […]

China powerful, India not weak either: Gen Rawat

China powerful, India not weak either: Gen Rawat

  New Delhi, Jan 12: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat Friday said India will not allow its territory to be invaded by anyone, asserting that China may be a powerful country but India is not a weak nation either. The time had come for India to shift focus to its northern border, he said, and […]

Funding case: NIA to file chargesheet next week

New Delhi, Jan 12: The NIA on Friday told a court here that it will file next week a chargesheet in the case of alleged funding in the Kashmir Valley as a court extended till January 18 the judicial custody of seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman. According to court sources, during the in-camera proceedings, […]

Restrictions in 7 police station areas today

Restrictions in 7 police station areas today

  Srinagar, Jan 12: Srinagar administration has decided to impose restrictions under Section 144 CrPC in 7 police station areas Saturday, the 13th of January 2018. The areas where restrictions will be imposed include Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, and partial in Maisuma, Kralkhud. An official in the administration said that the restrictions […]