Governor compliments administration for ensuring free, fair, peaceful polling

Governor compliments administration for ensuring free, fair, peaceful polling

SRINAGAR:  Governor Satya Pal Malik has complimented the civil and police administration for ensuring free, fair and peaceful Phase-I of Panchayat Polls in the State with an overwhelming participation of the people. Governor this evening asked Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, who was camping in Srinagar today to oversee the arrangements for smooth conduct of the polls, […]

Another Shopian youth kidnapped, killed 

Another Shopian youth kidnapped, killed 

Srinagar:  In a second killing of its kind in the last couple of days, suspected militants on Saturday killed a youth in Shopian district, hours after kidnapping him from Saidapora area in south Kashmir district. A police officer told GNS that the militants kidnapped Huzaif Ashraf (19) alias ‘Raja Kandur’ son of Mohammad Ashraf of […]

Panchayat polls: 74% voter turnout recorded in first phase in J&K

Panchayat polls: 74% voter turnout recorded in first phase in J&K

Srinagar: Around 74 per cent votes were polled in 47 blocks in the first of the nine phase panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir amid unprecedented security arrangements following a general strike called by separatists and apprehension of militant attempt to disrupt the process. The highest voter turnout of 71.9 per cent was recorded in Kupwara […]

One of the five abductees killed in south Kashmir

One of the five abductees killed in south Kashmir

Srinagar: A bullet riddled body of one of the five persons abducted by gunmen in south Kashmir district of Shopian was recovered on Saturday while two others were released, official sources said here this evening. They said They said a group of unidentified persons abducted three persons in village Saidpora Payeen and  Manzgam in Shopian district […]

Won’t give proxy parties a walkover in assembly polls: NC

Won’t give proxy parties a walkover in assembly polls: NC

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) on Saturday said that the party will not give proxy parties a walkover in the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the people want their party to take lead in the polls. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), NC provincial president, Nasir Aslam Wani said that the people want […]

Cold-blooded murder of class 11th student by HM deeply disturbing: Omar

Cold-blooded murder of class 11th student by HM deeply disturbing: Omar

Srinagar: Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) Vide President, Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that the cold-blooded murder of 11th class student by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen was deeply disturbing. In a tweet, Omar said that there can be no justification for this act. Omar said that the killing of class 11th student should force those who […]

DM Kishtwar suspends arms license of erring VLW

DM Kishtwar suspends arms license of erring VLW

KISHTWAR: District Magistrate, Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana today suspended arms license of a Village-Level Worker (VLW) posted in Block Inderwal. The DM suspended arms license of the erring VLW as a precautionary after receiving complaints that the accused is coercing voters to vote in favour of particular candidate(s). The step was taken to ensure the […]

Advisor Ganai reviews progress on Jammu Ropeway Project

Advisor Ganai reviews progress on Jammu Ropeway Project

JAMMU: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today visited the construction site of prestigious Jammu Ropeway Project and took stock of the progress of ongoing works. Secretary, Tourism Department, Rigzin Samphel, Managing Director, J&K Cable Car Corporation, Shamim Ahmad Wani, Director Tourism Jammu, OP Bhagat, besides host of other officers of the Tourism Department […]

Div Com directs district admins to complete demarcation of JDA land

Div Com directs district admins to complete demarcation of JDA land

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, today convened a meeting wherein he directed the officers to complete the demarcation process of Jammu Development Authority (JDA) lands. The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Rishpal Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner Samba, Arun Manhas, VC JDA, P S Rathore, DLM JDA, D S Katoch, Revenue Attorney, […]