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PM Modi Condemns Killing Of Three BJP Workers In Kulgam

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the killing of three BJP workers in south Kashmirs Kulgam district, and said they were bright youngsters doing excellent work there. I condemn the killing of 3 of our young Karyakartas. They were bright youngsters doing excellent work in J&K, Modi said in a tweet. My thoughts are with [...]

30 Oct 2020 7:50 am
Lt Governor Condemns Killings Of BJP Workers In South Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has strongly condemned the killings of political workers who were shot dead by the militants in Qazigund area of South Kashmirs Kulgam district. Expressing his anguish over the killings, the Lt Governor said that the perpetrators of violence are the enemies of humanity and such cowardly acts can not be [...]

29 Oct 2020 11:37 pm
Covid-19 Claims 11 More Lives In J&K, Toll 1467

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir reported eleven more covid-19 related deaths in last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 1467, officials said on Thursday. Among those who succumbed to the virus include seven from Kashmir Valley and three from Jammu, they said. The victims from the valley include man from Nouroo Budgam, a man from [...]

29 Oct 2020 11:29 pm
Two Killed, Six Injured In Road Accident

SRINAGAR: Two persons including a baby were killed while six others received injuries in a road accident that took place in Ramban district on Thursday. Officials told the news agency KNO that an Ecco vehicle was moving on a road near Baglihar Hydel power project in Ramban when it skidded off the road. A few [...]

29 Oct 2020 11:22 pm
Youth Shot Dead In Kathua

SRINAGAR: A youth was on Thursday shot dead by his friend in Patel Nagar area of Kathua district, officials said. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kathua, Shailendra Mishra told the news agency KNO that the incident took place at around 11:40 AM when youth was shot at in Patel Nagar area, who was taken to [...]

29 Oct 2020 10:59 pm
BJP Worker Shot Dead, Two Others Injured

SRINAGAR: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was shot dead while two others sustained injuries in an attack at Y K Pora area of Qazigund in south Kashmirs Kulgam district on Thursday evening. The slain BJP leader has been identified as Yuva Morcha General Secretary Kulgam, Fida Hussain Itoo. Quoting officials news agency KNO reported [...]

29 Oct 2020 9:10 pm
J&K Reports 551 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally Reaches 93764

SRINAGAR: The Government on Thursday informed that 551 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 197 from Jammu division and 354 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 93764. Also 11 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 04 from Jammu division and 07 [...]

29 Oct 2020 8:21 pm
Power Supply To Remain Affected In Kashmir Parts

SRINAGAR: According to the Power Controller, Kashmir Province, Srinagar, in order to carry out necessary preventive maintenance works, 200 MVA Grid Station Pampore, 140 MVA Rawalpora GS &132 D/C Pampore Rawalpora TL, 75 MVA, 132/33 KV GS Awantipora &132 KV D/C Pampore Awantipora TL shall observe shutdown on November 04 from 9:30 am to 5:00 [...]

29 Oct 2020 7:38 pm
KU-WRRA Join Hands For Better Water Resources Management In J&K

SRINAGAR: The University of Kashmir and J&K Water Resources Regulatory Authority (WRRA) Thursday vowed to work in close coordination on policy-making related to judicious management of water resources in the Union Territory. An official statement said that at a high-level expert meeting here, KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad and Mr Ghanshyam Jha, Chairman J&KWRRA, deliberated [...]

29 Oct 2020 7:22 pm
Land Laws: We Wont Stay Inside, Will Come Out, Says Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said Jammu and Kashmir has been converted into a jail where voices of politicians, journalists and civil society members are being stifled. Speaking to reporters at her residence on the Gupkar road in Srinagar on Thursday Mehbooba said the PDP supporters protested in Jammu against [...]

29 Oct 2020 7:15 pm
Militant Arrested In Pulwama: Police

SRINAGAR: Policeon Thrusday claimed to have arrested a Local TRF Militant in Below area of South Kashmirs Pulwama district. A senior police officer told news agency GNS that a joint team of Police, armys 44RR and CRPF during Naka duty arrested a TRF militant in Below area. The police officer further told that 02 grenades [...]

29 Oct 2020 5:39 pm
Seroprevalence Survey Depicts We Are Heading Towards Herd Immunity: DAK

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday said that we are heading towards herd immunity as the second round of seroprevalence study on COVID-19 infection conducted by GMC Srinagar in district Srinagar has revealed that 40.6% of the sampled population had developed antibodies. President DAK Dr Suhail Naik said it seems we will attain herd [...]

29 Oct 2020 3:55 pm
Tales From Towns

Unlike Back to Village programme that saw reasonable participation of people, My Town, My Pride was struggling to draw crowds, reports Khalid Bashir Gura On a warm autumn afternoon, under crimson Chinars at Sher-i-Kashmir Park, Showket Ahmed Bhat, an official deputed by the Jammu and Kashmir Handloom and Handicraft department is busy explaining to a [...]

29 Oct 2020 3:23 pm
Man Injured In Bear Attack

SRINAGAR: A 45-year-old man was critically injured in a bear attack on Thursday morning at Khiram Srigufwara area of this south-Kashmir district. Quoting an official news agency KNO identified the injured as Bashir Ahmad Khan (45), a resident of village Khiram Kannard Gojir Basti said that the person, as per his family, was attacked by [...]

29 Oct 2020 2:35 pm
New Land law: PDPs Protest March Foiled, Several Leaders Detained

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Thursday foiled the protest march of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the new land law and detained several leaders including the former Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Khurshid Aalam in Srinagar. According to the news agency KNO Correspondent, the PDP leaders had organized a protest rally today from the party headquarters in [...]

29 Oct 2020 12:01 pm
With 49,881 New COVID-19 Cases, Indias Tally Reaches 80,40,203

SRINAGAR: With a fresh spike of 49,881 coronavirus infections and 517 deaths in 24 hours, Indias tally crossed 80 lakh-mark with the total number of cases at 80,40,203, the Union Ministry of Health stated on Thursday. Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 6,03,687 are currently active, 73,15,989 have been discharged, while 1,20,527 lost the battle [...]

29 Oct 2020 11:45 am
NIA Raids Continue In Kashmir For Second Day

SRINAGAR: Six non-profits and trust and nine places, including the property of former Delhi Minority Commission chief Zafarul-Islam Khan have been raided by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a funding case. The NIA on Thursday raided the office of trust Falah-e-Aam in Nowgam, sources said. 6 NGOs and trusts where NIA is conducting raids [...]

29 Oct 2020 9:36 am
COVID-19: Second Sero Survey In Srinagar Shows Prevalence Of 40.6%

SRINAGAR: Government Medical College Srinagars Departments of Community Medicine and Biochemistry in collaboration with CMO Srinagar, Directorate of Health Services and supported by JK National Health Mission conducted the second round of Seroprevalence study in district Srinagar which showed that 40.6% of the sampled population have developed antibodies when the study was conducted this month. [...]

29 Oct 2020 12:12 am
Covid-19 Claims 4 Lives In J&K

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir reported four more covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count to 1456. Among those victims, officials told news agency GNS that three were from Jammu and one from Kashmir Valley. The victim from Valley a 58-year-old woman from Bagh-e-Mehtaab Srinagar who was admitted to a hospital [...]

28 Oct 2020 11:57 pm
Budgam Gunfight: Slain Militants Identified

SRINAGAR: Two militants killed in a gunfight with the counter-insurgent forces in Mouchwa area of central Kashmirs Budgam district were affiliated with JeM outfit, police said. A police spokesman in a statement said that on a specific input regarding presence of militants in Mouchwa area of Budgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched [...]

28 Oct 2020 11:12 pm
Massive Fire Breaks Out In Sopore

by Mohammad Younis Shah SRINAGAR: A massive fire broke out in a residential house at Neharpora area of north Kashmirs Sopore town in Baramulla district on Wednesday evening. An official said that fire broke out in a residential house of Ghulam Nabi Shah Neharpora area of Sopore. He said that fire has engulfed at least [...]

28 Oct 2020 10:38 pm
Minor Girl Raped In Uri, Accused Arrested

SRINAGAR: Police have arrested an accused of raping a minor girl in Uri town of North Kashmirs Baramulla district. The accused who is over 19 years old and identified as Nazim Hussain Kataria abducted a 10-year-old girl and tarnished her chastity in a tin shed inside the forest. Station House Officer, Police Station Uri, Muhammad [...]

28 Oct 2020 10:20 pm
People Face Trouble Due To Lack Of Heating Arrangement In Hospitals: DAK

SRINAGAR: With temperature dipping below freezing point, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday said that healthcare staff, patients and their attendants are facing huge inconvenience due to lack of proper heating arrangements in Kashmir hospitals. President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said with steep fall in night temperatures below freezing point, the cold stress can prove fatal [...]

28 Oct 2020 9:40 pm
KEG Concerned Over NIA Raid On Greater Kashmir Premises

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) expresses its concern over the pre-dawn NIA raids on Greater Kashmir premises in the Srinagar Press enclave. In a statement, KEG said that though NIA after five-hour wait said that the raid was on GK trust, GK management said that the investigating agency checked the computers and took away [...]

28 Oct 2020 9:14 pm
Chief Secretary Chairs Maiden Meeting Of State Broadband Committee

SRINAGAR: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday chaired the first meeting of the State Broadband Committee to review the implementation of National Broadband Mission in Jammu & Kashmir. Administrative Secretaries of departments of Home, Housing & Urban Development and Information Technology besides, officers from LSA, Department of Telecom, GoI, BSNL and representatives [...]

28 Oct 2020 8:41 pm
Land Laws In Present Form Totally Unacceptable, Says Apni Party

SRINAGAR: Apni Party on Wednesday convened an urgent meeting of its office bearers at its office in Lal Chowk-Srinagar to discuss and deliberate on fresh amendments made by the union government to the J&K Land Laws. The meeting was chaired by Party General secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir in absence of the Party President Syed Mohammad [...]

28 Oct 2020 6:06 pm
Land Laws A Step To Alienate People, NC MPs Say

SRINAGAR: The new land laws promulgated by the Ministry of Home Affairs are a step further to alienate people and curb their constitutional rights, National Conference MPs, Husnain Masoodi and Mohammad Akbar Lone have said in a statement. The incumbent ruling dispensation has defaulted on the assurances of kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat, and Insaniyat and the new [...]

28 Oct 2020 5:04 pm
JK Appoints Media Consultants To LG Sinha

SRINAGAR: The administration in Jammu and Kashmir has appointed two media consultants to the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. The orders issued on October 28 were published on the GAD website. As per the order, Yalish Yadav would be Senior Media Consultant and Dr Dushyant Kumar Rai as Media Consultant. Both will be working in the [...]

28 Oct 2020 4:17 pm
NIA Statement On Raids

SRINAGAR: National Investigation Agency on Wednesday morning conducted searches at 10 in Srinagar and Bandipora. In a statement NIA said that it raided atleast at 10 locations in Srinagar, Bandipora and one location in Bangalore in connection with a case pertaining to certain so-called NGOs and Trusts raising funds in India and abroad in the [...]

28 Oct 2020 4:11 pm
Controversy Over Banknote Maps Have Kashmir Links

SRINAGAR: Cartography is emerging the new tension to the diplomacy and invariably it is Kashmir at the focus of it, right now. Different countries and corporate fiddle with the political maps and it creeps to the newspaper front pages. In Delhi, a Joint Committee on data protection has questioned the micro-blogging giant Twitter for showing [...]

28 Oct 2020 3:41 pm
Teenage Girl Slips To Death While Collecting Firewood

SRINAGAR: An-18-year-old girl died after she slipped into deep gorge while collecting firewood at Kilshay village of Gurez in north kashmirs Bandipora district on Wednesday morning. An official told the news agency KNO that a teenage girl identified as Shameema Jan daughter of Mushtaq Ahmed Malik died on the spot after she slipped into a [...]

28 Oct 2020 2:56 pm
2 Soldiers Injured In Mine Blast Along LoC

SRINAGAR: Two soldiers were injured in a mine blast at a forward area along Line of Control in the Balakote sector in Poonch district on Wednesday afternoon. Official sources told news agency GNS that at around 1230 hours, two soldiers Sepoy Inayat Hussain (59 BSF attached with armys 14 Punjab batallion) and Sepoy Sahil Kumar [...]

28 Oct 2020 2:15 pm
NIA Raids Greater Kashmir, Several Other Locations

SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths on Wednesday morning carried out the searches at many places in central Kashmirs Srinagar district. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out raids in Srinagar including the office of leading daily newspaper Greater Kashmir. Reports said that multiple raids were carried out at the office of [...]

28 Oct 2020 12:33 pm
14 Year-Old Boys Body Fished Out Of Jhelum After A week

SRINAGAR: The body of a 14-year-old boy, who allegedly committed suicide by jumping into river Jhelum in north Kashmirs Sopore area last week, was retrieved from Jehlum after one week. Quoting officials news agency KNO a 14-year-old boy identified as Shahid Nazir Changal, son of Nazir Ahmad Changal of Ahadbab crossing, jumped into the river [...]

28 Oct 2020 11:33 am
43,893 Fresh Cases Take India COVID-19 Tally To 79,90,322; Death Toll Reaches 1,20,010

SRINAGAR: With a fresh spike of 43,893 coronavirus infections and 508 deaths in 24 hours, Indias tally stood at 79,90,322. The daily spike in cases, as well as deaths, have been on the decline, the Union Ministry of Health stated on Wednesday. Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 6,10,803 are currently active, 72,59,509 have been [...]

28 Oct 2020 11:05 am
Two Militants Killed In Budgam Gunfight: Police

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight with the counter-insurgent forces in Mouchwa of central Kashmirs Budgam district on Tuesday, police said. An official said that two militants were killed so far in the ongoing encounter at Mouchwa. #MouchwaBudgamEncounterUpdate: 02 unidentified #terrorists killed. #Operation going on. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice [...]

28 Oct 2020 12:38 am
With Restrictions On Land In J&K Gone, Army Can Identify Areas As Strategic

SRINAGAR: Coinciding with the 73rd anniversary of the signing of the instrument of accession, the Government of India issued new land laws for Jammu and Kashmir on October 26, 2020, 14 months after its special status was undone and the state was bifurcated into two Union territories. The new laws opened the sale of the [...]

27 Oct 2020 11:54 pm
Will Oppose New Land Laws Tooth And Nail: Monga

SRINAGAR: Terming the new land laws issued by the Center unacceptable, uncalled for and unjustified, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Vice-President and former MLC G N Monga on Tuesday said they will oppose such moves tooth and nail. In a statement, he said since last year the BJP Government in New Delhi is [...]

27 Oct 2020 11:35 pm
Covid-19 Claims 7 More Lives, J&K Toll 1452

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir reported seven more covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the fatality count in J&K to 1452. Among those who succumbed to the virus, four are from Jammu division and three from Kashmir Valley. Regarding those who died in Jammu include two residents of the winter capital of J&K [...]

27 Oct 2020 11:01 pm
New Land Laws Shows BJPs Real Intentions: CPI(M)

SRINAGAR: CPI (M) Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik on Tuesday said that the Centres new land laws, paving the way for outsiders to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has once again shown the real intentions of the BJP government to revoke Articles 370 and 35A. In a statement CPI(M) leader Ghulam Nabi Malik [...]

27 Oct 2020 10:45 pm
Fashion Fiesta Launches 19th Outlet In South Kashmirs Tral

SRINAGAR: Fashion Fiesta, a chain of branded apparels and accessories, inaugurated its 19th outlet in Tral area of south Kashmirs Pulwama district on Tuesday. A number of senior citizens of the town and people associated with business were present on the occasion. The showroom was inaugurated by leading hotelier Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya. Speaking on the [...]

27 Oct 2020 9:17 pm
Gunfight Breaks Out In Central Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Mouchwa area of central Kashmirs Budgam district on Tuesday. Reports said that a joint team of Army, CRPF and Police launched a cordon and search operation in Mouchwa after having credible inputs about the presence of some militants in the area. #Encounter has started [...]

27 Oct 2020 9:07 pm
Mushtaque Barq Published His Novel

SRINAGAR: Poet Mushtaque B Barqs novel Shades and Shadows is one of the few new books that Kashmir published at the peak of Covid-19. The novel was published by Prakhar Gonj Publications. The novel is about contemporary social and political ethos, highly metaphoric and profound in its content. Its protagonist, under the shadow of his [...]

27 Oct 2020 8:19 pm
J&K Reports 452 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally Reaches 92677

SRINAGAR: The Government on Tuesday informed that 452 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 194 from Jammu division and 258 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 92677. Also, 07 COVID-19 deaths have been reported; 04 from Jammu division and 03 [...]

27 Oct 2020 8:11 pm
BJP Put J&K Land On Sale, Says Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday slammed centre over the recent amendments in the land laws in Jammu and Kashmir. Taking to a social networking site, Twitter Mehbooba Mufti wrote: Yet another step thats part of GOIs nefarious designs to disempower & disenfranchise people of J&K. From [...]

27 Oct 2020 6:14 pm
Apni Party To Fight For Comprehensive Domicile Rights On Land: Altaf Bukhari

SRINAGAR: Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday reiterated his Partys position vis--vis restoration of Statehood to J&K along with comprehensive domicile rights on land and jobs for its residents. Bukhari said the party will go through the gazette notification issued by the union government today with regard to land rights in J&K [...]

27 Oct 2020 5:21 pm
Why Roads Are Major Killing Stretches In Jammu and Kashmir?

by Aamir Altaf Jammu and Kashmir ranks second across India in the tally of 10000 vehicles with an average of over 900 deaths every year. Road accidents are common in India and take almost thousands of lives every year. According to a Union Ministry report, there is a steep rise in the number of pedestrians [...]

27 Oct 2020 5:11 pm
New Land Laws: PAGD Says Will Fight It Out

SRINAGAR: Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration on Tuesday condemned the new law that was implemented in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect, anybody who is a resident of India can purchase land. Kashmir Is On Sale, Omar Reacts To New Land Laws PAGD spokesperson Sajad Lone in a statement strongly condemned repeal of J&K Land [...]

27 Oct 2020 5:06 pm
Invoking UAPA, Delhi Declares 18 Individuals Including Hizb Chief As Terrorists

SRINAGAR: The Centre has designated 18 key operatives and leaders of groups such Lashkar e Taiba (LeT), Hizb Ul Mujahideen (HM), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Indian Mujahideen and members of Dawood Ibrahim gang as individual terrorists under the recently amended Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)., reported The Indian Express. According to report, those in the list include [...]

27 Oct 2020 4:06 pm
Kashmir Is On Sale, Omar Reacts To New Land Laws

SRINAGAR: Under the new law that was implemented in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect, anybody who is a resident of India can purchase land. Unacceptable amendments to the land ownership laws of J&K. Even the tokenism of domicile has been done away with when purchasing non-agricultural land & transfer of agricultural land has been [...]

27 Oct 2020 3:17 pm