Terrorist attack in J&K’s Poonch : 5 soldiers martyred ; 2 injured

Three to four terrorists are believed to have taken positions atop the hill from where they targeted the Army vehicles which had to slow down their speed at the blind curve and bumpy road. A civilian dumper was also caught in the firing.

Final Location Survey on 5 new rail lines in Kashmir approved

JAMMU: The Ministry of Railways has approved the final location survey of five lines, all of which fall in the Kashmir division while a survey of no new line has been approved in the Jammu division. This information was provided by Union Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday in a comprehensive reply in Lok […]

BJP warns Mehbooba Mufti against inciting public sentiment on Article 370 verdict

NEW DELHI: BJP’s National General Secretary, Tarun Chugh, who also serves as the party in charge for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh, issued a stern warning to former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for allegedly inciting public sentiment against the Supreme Court’s verdict on the abrogation of Article 370. Chugh strongly condemned […]

Millionaire former legislators owe over Rs. 5 crores to J&K govt

SRINAGAR: 47 Former MLAs of the 12th Jammu and Kashmir Assembly including Cabinet Ministers are yet to repay the loans taken from the erstwhile state assembly for building, repairing or purchasing homes. In all, they owe around Rs 5.7 crores to the state exchequer, an RTI reply has revealed. Jammu-based lawyer Advocate Sheikh Shakeel applied […]

More than 370, J&K statehood was important—and that’s coming back

A gentleman who used to be an editor asked me why I hadn’t written `an obit for 370’ after the Supreme Court’s orders. It’s frustrating to hear that sort of thing from well-informed people. For, of all the constitutional changes concerning Jammu and Kashmir, making Article 370 of India’s constitution non-operational was the least important. […]

J&K DGP sanctions scholarships of over Rs 30 lakhs forwards of Police Personnel

JAMMU: The Director General of Police (DGP), J&K, RR Swain, has approved scholarships totalling Rs 29,78,000 for 582 wards of serving police personnel who achieved 80% and above marks in the class 10th exams in (replace of within) the academic year 2022-23. Notably, Rs 6000 each was granted to 325 wards scoring over 90%, and […]

SC order will be implemented in letter and spirit; Paharis to get reservation soon: J&K LG

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor J&K Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the Supreme Court judgment on the conduct of Assembly elections in J&K before September 30, 2024, will be implemented in letter and spirit. LG also said that Paharis will get reservation very soon. He added that there has been a 350 percent increase in the arrival […]

Dal lake’s icy embrace captures Srinagar’s coldest spell

SRINAGAR: In the heart of the picturesque landscape of Srinagar, the mercury plunged to a bone-chilling -5.4 °C on Wednesday, marking the lowest temperature recorded this season. The iconic Dal Lake, a jewel in the city’s crown, now wears a frozen veil, mirroring the starkness of the frigid conditions.   The cold snap has not […]

Lok Sabha passes bill granting 33% reservation to women in J&K Assembly

SRINAGAR: Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill granting 33 percent reservation to women in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly. The bill was introduced in the house by Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai on behalf of Union Home Minister Amit Shah followed by a debate and reply by the MoS Home. […]

Tragedy of Kashmiri Pandits

The tragic plight of Kashmiri Pandits who continue to live in exodus away from their homeland remains a huge blot on modern Kashmiri history. The majority community in Kashmir needs to introspect seriously on this because the ultimate test of any society is the way it treats its minorities. This introspection may begin with recognizing […]