Sopore gunbattle leaves behind tragedies,trail of destruction

Scores Of Orchards, Houses Damaged

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, Dec 20: Tuesday’s gunbattle at Saidpora, Sopore in which six militants were killed has left behind a trail of destruction in the area with scores of orchards and houses damaged completely. The 48-hour encounter that ended last evening had put Saidpora area under complete siege with More

‘Persecution forced Aatir to join militant ranks’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Sopore, Dec 20: Women, draped in veil, came and left.  Men muttered the stories of the boy who loved cricket. Youth were in rage, poignant. Bismillah Colony was silent in grief over the death of Aatir Ahmad Dar, 19-year-old boy who was killed on Tuesday in a gunbattle at Saidpora here.  More

SALAH-UD-DIN PAYS TRIBUTES
Srinagar, Dec 20: Chairman of the United Jihad Council (UJC) Syed Salah-ud-Din on Thursday said the sacrifices offered by the militants reflect their resolve to continue the armed struggle in Kashmir.  “Militants are united and committed to take the ongoing freedom struggle to its logical More

Lashkar thanks residents
Srinagar, Dec 20: Chief Operations Commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) Mehmood Shah on Thursday thanked separatist leaders and people of Sopore for expressing solidarity with the militants killed in Sopore encounter. In a tele-statement LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Gaznavi quoting Shah said: “ More

Govt forgets Kunan-Poshpora ‘gang-rape’ re-investigation

Year On, No Headway On SHRC Recommendation

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Dec 20: One year on, the state government is yet to act on the State Human Right Commission (SHRC) recommendations to re-investigate the 1991 Kunan-Poshpora “mass rape case”.  On October 19 last year, a division bench of SHRC asked the government to constitute a Special Investigation More

When will be SVC functional: HC asks Govt

‘Corruption Destroying Institutions’

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 20:  Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state Chief Secretary to specify the time period within which the government is going to make the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) functional.    A division bench of Justice Virender Singh and Justice Muzaffar More

Kashmir’s poultry sector hit by Rani Khet Disease

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec, 20: The poultry sector of the valley has been badly affected as thousands of birds have died due to New Castle Disease or Rani Khet Disease, called Kokuer Kone in local parlance.The disease has taken a heavy toll of birds in Ranbirgarh in Srinagar, followed by some farms in Budgam More

Govt orders postings of 45 BDOs
 Srinagar, Dec 20 :  Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday ordered posting of 45 officials as Block Development Officers including 38 officers of 2011 KAS batch. According to order issued by Rural Development Department, Malik Suhail Ahmed has been posted as Block Development Officer More

Fake driving licenses on sale

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Dec 20: The fake driving licenses are on sale in the Assistant Regional Transport Office (ARTO) here in this south Kashmir district.Sources said the agents in nexus with some officials in ARTO, Islamabad are issuing fake driving licenses in lieu of huge money. “Many gullible More

Publishers flay BOPEE

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 20: The J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations has come under severe criticism of printers and publishers for restricting the Kashmir-based establishments to submit their tenders in Valley for printing and supply.The BOPEE had issued circular seeking tenders from registered More

Give info within 8 days: CIC to SVO

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 20 : The Chief Information Commissioner, Jammu and Kashmir G R Sufi has directed the State Vigilance Organization (SVO) to part with the information pertaining to an enquiry within eight days time on the grounds that the organization failed to justify that such a disclosure would impede More

  • Kashmir

Sopore gunbattle leaves behind tragedies,trail of destruction

Scores Of Orchards, Houses Damaged

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, Dec 20: Tuesday’s gunbattle at Saidpora, Sopore in which six militants were killed has left behind a trail of destruction in the area with scores of orchards and houses damaged completely.  More



  • Srinagar City

Shahr-e-Khas ailing heart of Srinagar: CM

‘IT BORE THE BRUNT OF CRACKDOWNS, CURFEWS, STONE PELTING’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 20: Terming Shahr-e-Khas as “heart of Srinagar”, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said this heart been ailing with many problems and needs to be cured by the government now.  More




  • Jammu

PSC, Hr Edu deptt caught in a row

Intervention Of GAD Sought To End Deadlock

Validity Of Distance Mode Degrees

AKSHAY AZAD

Jammu, Dec 20: The Higher Education Department and Public Service Commission (PSC) are caught in a row with PSC repeatedly denying to admit the requisition for recruitments to various posts, till the issue More



  • GKeducation&career

Giving hope to Kashmir orphans

A young social activist is committed to better the lives of orphans

ENGINEERING SOCIAL CHANGE

ARIF SHAFI WANI

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. But this door never opened for an unfortunate group of children in Kashmir who lost their childhood in past over two More



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