Army ‘encroaches upon’ industrial land in Rangreth

Army ‘encroaches upon’ industrial land in Rangreth

Minister for Roads and Buildings, Syed Altaf Bukhari, Friday expressed serious resentment over the alleged illegal occupation of SIDCO land by Army at Industrial Electronic Complex Rangreth here.

Soldiers ‘thrash’ residents in Bandipora, several injured

Soldiers ‘thrash’ residents in Bandipora, several injured

Protests erupted in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday against the alleged high-handedness of Army personnel. People in Takiya village of Saderkoot area of the district alleged that Army personnel from the nearby Ajas camp resorted to unprovoked harassment and thrashed residents after barging into their houses in wee hours today.

CB to submit CET-2010 paper scam report soon

CB to submit CET-2010 paper scam report soon

A day after JK High Court directed the Crime Branch to file latest status of the investigation in 2010 CET paper selling scam, the investigating agency Friday said that inquiry is going on in full swing and the status report shall be submitted before the Court soon.

UN chief declines to comment

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declined to comment on a report by a rights group that sought the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir and investigation into the alleged human rights violations by force personnel.

BOSE in ‘plagiarized’ book row

Amidst claims of government to bring revolution in the education sector, the students across the state will have to study 'plagiarised' book in their 10th standard.

Government fails to act on State land grab in Baramulla

Six years after the state vigilance organisation (SVO) in its verification report confirmed that 60 kanals of state land (kahcharai) had been grabbed by the owners of a private housing society at Delina in North Kashmir's Baramulla district, no action has been taken by the administration to retrieve the land.

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Police crack blind murder at Harwan

Police crack blind murder at Harwan

With the arrest of two accused, Police on Friday cracked blind murder of a person who went missing last month at Harwan area on the outskirts here

2 kids suffer food poisoning after eating pizza

2 kids suffer food poisoning after eating pizza

Two kids of Buchpora locality here suffered food poisoning after eating pizza last evening.

CURTAIN RAISER| Mehfil-e- Husni-Qirrat to celebrate revelation of Holy Quran

CURTAIN RAISER| Mehfil-e- Husni-Qirrat to celebrate revelation of Holy Quran

The art of Holy Quran Recitation or Qirrat-e-Quran is going to stay in Kashmir as is evident from the fact that it was a difficult proposition for the organisers of the Mehfil-e-Husn-e-Qirrat to shortlist 13 reciters out of a long list they had received. The event is going to be epoch making one wi

Kohli inspects mini-buses, sumos

Minister for Transport, Abdul Gani Kohli on Friday directed the transport authorities’ to display fare boards across all taxi and bus stands in the city to prevent overcharging and monopoly of transporters.

Body fished out from Chuntkul

Police and State Disaster Response Force personnel on Friday fished out body of a youth from Chuntkul outflow channel of Dal lake.

Contaminated water supply causes mass illness at Shalpora

Panic gripped Shalpora, a suburb between Batamaloo and Elachi Bagh here, as dozens of inhabitants on Friday developed serious skin rashes and gastric problems with many fearing the high Coliform content in water could spark a pandemic.

Retired bureaucrats ‘working on’ top positions  Defeated politicians ‘holding’ ministerial berths

Retired bureaucrats ‘working on’ top positions  Defeated politicians ‘holding’ ministerial berths

Amid celebrations of Digital India Week (DIW) recently launched by Government of India to popularize e-services and use of information technology, the Jammu and Kashmir government has forgotten to its over a dozen key websites where several retired bureaucrats are still shown working on top positions and defeated politicians from previous dispensation holding ministerial berths.

DDB decisions to be implemented in letter & spirit: Mufti

DDB decisions to be implemented in letter & spirit: Mufti

Describing District Development Boards (DDBs) as “mini-legislatures” and “institutions of inclusivity”, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the decisions taken in the District Development Board (DDB) meetings shall have to be implemented in letter and spirit.

Rana seeks separate plans for rural, urban areas

Rana seeks separate plans for rural, urban areas

MLA Nagrota Devender Singh Rana on Friday sought paradigm shift in developmental process and emphasised the need for devising separate plans for rural and urban pockets of the Jammu districts, saying that certain areas were lagging in development.

Alleged grabbing of land by Ex-minister's daughter| 'Owners' move petition, seek restoration

In an alleged grabbing case of 342 Kanals of land by daughters of former minister, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, the owners of the land today filed a Miscellaneous Petition in the State High Court seeking restoration of possession on the land.

Group of youth beats, strips woman in Udhampur

In a heinous act of crime against women, a woman was Friday stripped by gang of five youth in full public view in Jaganoo area of Udhampur district.

Domana: Second laborer ends life in 24 hrs

Barely within twenty hours another non state labourer was found hanging with a tree here in Domana area in the city outskirts.

Discontent brewing in Pak cricket over new domestic structure

Discontent brewing in Pak cricket over new domestic structure

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing stiff resistance from players and its affiliated departments and regions over a proposed domestic structure which is likely to be implemented this year.

Hafeez given visa

Hafeez given visa

Pakistan’s experienced allrounder Muhammad Hafeez has finally been issued a visa by the Indian High Commission in Colombo but the Pakistan Cricket Board may ask the ICC to extend the 14-day deadline to undergo a bowling assessment test.

Inter-school competition begins

Inter-school competition begins

The Inter-School Under-19 tournaments for boys and girls organized by District Srinagar Youth Services and Sports department started at Boys Higher Secondary School Nawakadal and Girls Higher school Nawakadal, here on Wednesday.

Budgam Inter-School badminton event concludes

The Inter school badminton event organized by District Youth Service and Sports department Budgam concluded at Spring Buds High School Ompora, Budgam on Tuesday.

Thang-Ta trials on July 3-4

Jammu and Kashmir Thang-Ta Association is going to conduct selection trials for Thang-Ta Federation Cup at Islamia College Hawal on July 3 and 4.

Inter-district hockey tournament ends

The Under-17 and 19 boys Inter-District hockey tournament organized by District Srinagar Youth Services and Sports department concluded at Amar Singh College ground here on Tuesday.

Hema Malini discharged from hospital

Hema Malini discharged from hospital

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini, who was injured and admitted to hospital after her Mercedes collided with another car in Dausa district, was today discharged from hospital.

Salman Khan to be seen in 'Badtameez Dil'?

Salman Khan to be seen in 'Badtameez Dil'?

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is anxiously awaiting the release of his forthcoming film “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, has been approached to visit the set of new TV show “Phir Bhi Na Maane..Badtameez Dil”.

B-Town wishes 'speedy recovery' to Hema Malini

B-Town wishes 'speedy recovery' to Hema Malini

Bollywood veterans like Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi and Rishi Kapoor wished actress Hema Malini a "speedy recovery" after she suffered injuries in a road accident.

'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' crosses Rs.150 crore mark

After garnering appreciation from all quarters, actress Kangana Ranaut's “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” has become the first Bollywood film of 2015 to gross over Rs.150 crore, according to trade gurus.

Japanese talk show with newly-weds runs for record 44 years

The talk show hosted by Japanese presenter Katsura Bunshi VI has entered the Guinness World Records for being the longest-running show in the world hosted by the same person and going on air for over 44 years.

Bringing Ottoman Istanbul to life - courtesy Kolkata and Dan Brown

Inspired by great writers' depiction of grand cities, British historian Jason Goodwin sought to immortalise the Ottoman Empire's imposing capital, which not only straddles continents but also cultures and eras, in fiction and found recreating the ambiance of 19th century Istanbul owed as much to a stint in Calcutta of the 1980s as contemporary accounts.

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