Village heads resign en-masse

Panchs, Sarpanchs in South Kashmir announce resignation through clerics, posters

Tral shootings

Showkat Dar/Mudasir Yaqoob

Pulwama/Srinagar, Apr 22: Day after unidentified gunmen shot dead a Congress Sarpanch and his son in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a number of Panchayat representatives from Kashmir Tuesday tendered their resignation en-masse, citing having been ‘misled’.Reports said Panchs and Sarpanchs More

Govt puts riders on R&B spending

‘Don’t divert funds, avoid open-ended schemes’

Abhinav Verma

Jammu, Apr 22: Taking serious note of arbitrary utilization of funds previous year, the State government has put several conditions on Roads and Buildings Department before authorizing it to spend 25 percent of annual plan for current year.Sources said that the department has been asked not to utilize More

Eerie calm in Tral areas

Victim families say have lost everything

Showkat Dar

Tral (Pulwama), Apr 22: Scare and jitteriness writ large in Tral area of district Pulwama Tuesday following the killing of three civilians including a father-son duo last evening.Unidentified gunmen struck here twice Monday evening, killing Numbardar (Village Head) Muhammad Anwar Sheikh son of Muhammad More

Relatives of Hizb militants detained

Tral, Apr 22: Police Tuesday rounded up around six relatives of Hizbul Mujahideen militants from South Kashmir’s Tral area following the killing of a Sarpanch, his son and a Numbardar Monday evening.Quoting sources, local news gathering agency CNS reported that police raided the houses of Hizb militants More

Police issues advisory

Pulwama/Srinagar, Apr 22: In the wake of killing of a Sarpanch, his son and Numbardar in Tral last night, security has been tightened across South Kashmir slated to go to polls on April 24. Police has issued advisory to the Panchayat representatives asking them to remain vigilant and intimate local police More

Sarpanch takes refuge in police station

Kakapora, Apr 22:  A Peoples Democratic Party Sarpanch who survived a bid on his life in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Monday evening, is reluctant to come out from Kakapora Police Station.Bashir Ahmad Malik of Hakerpora said some unknown persons shouted at him and directed him to stop. “ More

Azad cancels rally

Tral (Pulwama), Apr 22: Union Health Minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday called off his scheduled election rally here following the killing of a Sarpanch, his son and a village Numbardar in the area.According to sources, deceased Sarpanch, Ghulam Nabi Mir, affiliated with More

Hizb involved, says DGP

Srinagar, Apr 22: Police is taking necessary measures to ensure the security of Panchs and Sarpanchs in Kashmir in view of the fresh killings in Tral, Director General of Police Ashok Prasad told local news gathering agency KNS Tuesday.He said police is investigating Monday’s Tral shootings on Panchayat More

Omar, Azad, Mehbooba condemn killings

Srinagar, Apr 22: J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Union Minister for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of Sarpanch, his son and a Numberdar in Tral area yesterday.Omar said on his twitter site, “I unequivocally More

Omar: PDP endorsing Modi’s venomous ideology

Asks people to vote for NC-Congress candidates

GK News Network

Noorabad (Kulgam), Apr 22: The J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday made a passionate appeal to the people of Kashmir to vote in favor of the NC-Congress candidates in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a rally in south Kashmir’s Noorabad, Omar told people that “every single vote More

NC survives on violence: Mehbooba

GK News Network

Srinagar, Apr 22: Strongly condemning the attacks on civilians in Tral area of South Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said the “dance of death is timed only to benefit National Conference in the elections as that party is the sole beneficiary of poll boycott.”

Protests, clashes in Sopore, Shopian


Srinagar, Apr 22: Protests erupted in some areas of south and north Kashmir against the detention of youth during nocturnal raids by police.Amid shutdown in parts of Sopore, tension gripped the town as protesters clashed with the police. The locals were protesting arrest of around a dozen youth by More

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Recruitment drive at Bhaderwah Campus on April 24


Jammu April 22: The Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu is going to organize a placement cum recruitment drive on April 24. As pre commune, the specials placement cum recruitment will be held under More

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FC Industries reviews functioning of Deptt

Jammu, Apr 22: Financial Commissioner, Industries & Commerce Department, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai reviewed the functioning of different units of the departments today. The meeting was attended by More

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Mrityunjay excels in District Sport Climbing

Jammu, Apr 22: Mrityunjay Sharma, a climber in the sub junior boys’ category, dominated the 14th Jammu District Sport Climbing Championship which concluded here at Sprawling Buds School, Chinore in Bantalab More

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NGT assured of strict action


Jammu, Apr 22: Jammu and Kashmir government has assured National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, that it would soon direct closing of all brick kiln, which are digging the earth without seeking required permission More

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EARTH DAY: Just another day for city residents

Jammu struggles for lung space, green environment


Jammu, Apr 22: Khushi Ram, an 80 year old street vendor, has seen how the city was robbed off the lush green environment and how concrete jungles came up at the places which were dense forest areas in More

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Snow clearing operation in full swing on Mughal Road

Will be thrown open in 15 days: XEn


Surankote, Apr 22: With an aim to throw open the historic Mughal Road for vehicular traffic, authorities have pressed men and machinery into service while the snow clearance operation is in full swing More

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Deadlock continues between Kishtwar admin, employees

Employees’ Association writes to ECI, lodge complaint


Kishtwar, Apr 22: Amid continuing deadlock between the employees association and Kishtwar district administration, the agitating employees today filed a complaint with Election Commission of India (ECI More

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