Appointment of Skandan Krishnan as Advisor to JK Governor approved

Appointment of Skandan Krishnan as Advisor to JK Governor approved

JAMMU: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, Tuesday conveyed approval of the Competent Authority, to the appointment of Skandan Krishnan, IAS (Retd) as Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The formal orders of his appointment as Advisor and other terms and conditions are being notified separately. Skandan Krishna, has done […]

Kashmiri youth forced to take gun: Geelani

Kashmiri youth forced to take gun: Geelani

Srinagar: Paying rich tributes to militants killed in Hapatnar, Budgam and Heff Shopian encounters, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday reiterated that the youth of Kashmir were forced to opt for gun as a reaction to “Indian military and forcible occupation of the state”. Terming Kashmir as a bone of contention between the […]

2 persons killed as many missing as avalanche hits Ramban

2 persons killed as many missing as avalanche hits Ramban

Srinagar: Two persons were killed and as many others are missing when an avalanche hit them while they were heading home at Kawana Trigam village in Ramban district on Tuesday. Official sources said that snow avalanche occurred at around 3:00 p.m. near Kawana at Trigam, swept away four persons. Bodies of two persons were recovered […]

Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to take stock of measures being taken for preservation and conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes. Principal Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Departments Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Commissioner Secretary Forests Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Secretary Tourism Rigzin Samphel, Principal Chief Conservator Forests Suresh […]

Militants attack security forces party in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Militants attack security forces party in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar: Militants attacked a security forces party on Tuesday in south Kashmir district of Pulwama. Official sources told UNI that militants fired at a security force party at Pahu in Pulwama on Tuesday afternoon. “The security forces retaliated ensuing in a brief exchange of fire,” they said, adding the militants later managed to escape from […]

Militant brother of IPS officer met a sad end, former DGP

Militant brother of IPS officer met a sad end, former DGP

Srinagar: Former Director General of Police (DGP)Dr S P Vaid on Tuesday said the militant brother of an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer met a sad end today when he alongwith two other ultras were killed in an encounter by security forces in Shopian in south Kashmir. One of three slain militants has been identified […]

4 media persons among several injured in clashes near Shopian encounter site

4 media persons among several injured in clashes near Shopian encounter site

Srinagar: Several people, including three photojournalists and a reporter, were injured when security forces fired pellets and burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators, who were trying to disrupt operation against militants in south Kashmir district of Shopian. Meanwhile, Kashmir National Television Journalist Association (KNTJA) has condemned the attack on media persons, alleging that they (photojournalists) […]

Observe Jan 26 as black day: JRL

Observe Jan 26 as black day: JRL

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has asked people to register their strong protest against Government of India’s policy of non-resolution of Kashmir dispute and subsequent “severe repression” unleashed upon people, by observing January 26 as a ‘black day’. JRL in a statement issued to […]