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SAC sets schedule for four-phase Municipal elections, eight-phase Panchayat polls in J&K

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) on Friday has set schedule for four-phase Municipal elections and eight-phase Panchayat polls between October to December. The SAC met under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, an official spokesperson said. After extensive deliberations on various aspects and feedback received from the Department of Housing & Urban Development, […]

Friday prayers not allowed in Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

Friday prayers not allowed in Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

Srinagar:  No Friday prayers were allowed in the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, where curfew-like restrictions remained imposed for the second day in view of strike called by separatists against alleged attempts being made to abrogate Article 35-A. Official sources told UNI that restrictions under Section 144 of CrPc has been imposed within the […]

Article 35-A: Strike, restrictions bring life to grinding halt for day 2 in Kashmir

Article 35-A: Strike, restrictions bring life to grinding halt for day 2 in Kashmir

  Srinagar: Strike and curfew-like restrictions brought life to a grinding halt in Kashmir for the second successive day. In downtown and parts of civil lines in the summer capital, Srinagar the authorities imposed restrictions as a “precautionary measure” to prevent any untoward incident following a strike called by resistance leadership against any move to […]

Militants abduct kin of 10 policemen in south Kashmir

Militants abduct kin of 10 policemen in south Kashmir

Srinagar: In what seems to be a tit for tat reaction, family members of 10 policemen, including some officers, have been kidnapped after militants raided the residences of various cops in south Kashmir on Thursday night. The development took place after police arrested relatives of militants including father of popular militant commander Riyaz Naiko among eight […]

Serving to empower, but who? JK Bank donates hefty Rs. 11.50 crore for Kerala, just Rs. 5 crore for 2014 Kashmir floods  

Serving to empower, but who? JK Bank donates hefty Rs. 11.50 crore for Kerala, just Rs. 5 crore for 2014 Kashmir floods  

  Srinagar: It seems bizarre, but it is true. The Jammu and Kashmir bank has donated hefty 11.50 crore for the Kerala flood releif while it contributed just Rs 5 crore for the victims of devastating Kashmir floods of the year 2014. Even as the magnitude of the infrastructural destruction including both to the businesses […]

2 militants killed in Hajin encounter, clashes erupt

2 militants killed in Hajin encounter, clashes erupt

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Hajin area of north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Thursday, a police spokesperson said. Government forces burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the demonstrators, who tried to disrupt the CASO against militants. Police spokesman […]