CM directs admn to be alert, minimise climatic disruptions

CM directs admn to be alert, minimise climatic disruptions

Jammu, Apr 20: In view of the heavy downpour in plains and snowfall in higher reaches of the State, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has directed the Divisional Administration of Kashmir to be in a state of preparedness and reach out to people to minimise the level of disruption caused to people due to bad weather […]

Landslide damages three residential houses, power supply in Uri

Landslide damages three residential houses, power supply in Uri

Srinagar, Apr 20: Three residential houses and a high-tension power supply were damaged on Friday due to landslides in Rajarwani area of north Kashmir’s Uri town. According to locals, the landslide occurred on Friday afternoon resulting in damage to three residential houses and a 33, 000 KV power transmission line in Rajarwani, Uri. Earlier, rains […]

Javaid Mir takes stock of situation

Srinagar, Apr 20: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Floriculture, Javaid Mustafa Mir took stock of the situation due to continued rainfall here today. He asked officers to ensure minimum disruption of services. He asked Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan to monitor the situation and take necessary measures wherever required. Divisional Commissioner […]

Fresh avalanche warning issued

Fresh avalanche warning issued

Srinagar, Apr 20: A fresh avalanche warning has been issued for hilly and avalanche prone areas in the Jammu and Kashmir following fresh snowfall and heavy rains during the past few days, an official spokesman said here Friday evening. He said the SASE has issued low danger avalanche warning of Level 2 on Friday evening […]

Army commanders discuss Kashmir situation

Army commanders discuss Kashmir situation

New Delhi, Apr 20: Senior Indian Army commanders Friday discussed the increase in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, the volatile situation in Kashmir Valley, and the challenges faced by forces, particularly along the borders with China and Pakistan. During the Army Commanders Conference, which began on Monday and will conclude Saturday, they also […]

Mulling changing law to award death to sexual assaulters of kids: Centre

Mulling changing law to award death to sexual assaulters of kids: Centre

New Delhi, Apr 20: Government is actively considering amending the penal law to introduce death penalty to those convicted of sexually abusing children up to 12 years of age, the Supreme Court was informed today. The assertion of the Centre assumes significance following the public outcry for award of death penalty to such sexual offenders, […]

Govt depts face staff crunch, officers under heavy workload

Govt depts face staff crunch, officers under heavy workload

Srinagar, Apr 20: With the recent retirement of nine JK cadre officers and dozens of other bureaucrats retiring ever year, The Jammu and Kashmir government is grappling with a huge shortage of officers. Official sources said that many officers are retiring in the current year including around 20 KAS officers which would affect the administration […]

Funding Case: NIA files charge sheet against Salahuddin’s son

Funding Case: NIA files charge sheet against Salahuddin’s son

New Delhi, Apr 20: The NIA Friday filed a charge sheet against Syed Shahid Yusuf, son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, in a 2011 funding case. District judge Poonam Bamba posted the matter for considering the charge sheet on May 4. The 42-year-old Yusuf, who was posted as an agricultural assistant in central Kashmir’s […]

JKLF chief arrested in Srinagar

JKLF chief arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, Apr 20: JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik was arrested in the summer capital, Srinagar, to prevent him from leading a protest march after Friday prayers against the rape and brutal murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu region. A JKLF spokesperson said that a large police party today came to the residence […]

Opposition submits notice for CJI impeachment to Vice Prez

Opposition submits notice for CJI impeachment to Vice Prez

New Delhi, Apr 20: Opposition leaders Friday submitted a notice for the impeachment of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra to vice president Venkaiah Naidu. The move comes in the wake of the Supreme Court (SC) judgment of yesterday, which dismissed the demand for an investigation into the death of CBI judge BH […]