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Court rejects anticipatory bail plea of ARTO Shopian


Srinagar, July 25: A local court here has rejected an application for anticipatory bail by ARTO Shopian and Pulwama Abdul Majeed Bhat from whose residence huge cash of about Rs 34 lakh besides gold ornaments, licensed weapon and ammunition of AK-47 and demonetized notes of Rs 99000 were found by the vigilance organization. According to reports, the accused ARTO Shopian and ...

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Mother delivers baby in army ambulance in Rajouri


Srinagar, July 25: A woman on Tuesday gave birth to a baby girl in an army ambulance, when they were on way to Rajouri hospital, a defense spokesman from Jammu told. The spokesman said that residents of a remote village near the Line of Control (LoC) approached the army for the help after an expecting mother complained of a labor pain. ...

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Anantnag Gunfight: Two militants killed, searches on


Srinagar, July 25: The gunfight which started on Wednesday early morning in Anantnag town ended with the killing of two militants, however, the search operation is still on in the area. An official said that two militants identified as Bilal Ahmed from Khudwani area of Kulgfam district and Abid Hussain Bhat, son of Wali Bhat, a resident of Suzan Doda district ...

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Militants, govt forces exchange fire in north Kashmir’s Kupwara


Srinagar, July 25: Militants on Wednesday morning exchanged heavy fire with the government forces in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A senior police official said that the exchange of fire took place in Kashir Katan Nall in Keran sector of the frontier district. He said that a group of militants opened fire when they were challenged by the forces ...

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UN rights report on Kashmir raised in UK parliament


London, July 25: The controversial UN human rights report on Kashmir, released last month, was raised in the House of Lords by British peers who called on the UK government to take steps to help implement the recommendations. Lord QurbanHussain, whose origins are in PaK, raised the issue in the Upper House of Parliament yesterday, calling for the UK government to ...

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Voting begins for Pakistan general election


Islamabad, July 25: Voters in large numbers started flocking outside polling stations across the country on Wednesday to cast their vote in Pakistans 11th general election, according to DawnNewsTV. The first vote was cast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda. While polling stations officially opened for voting at 8 a.m., enthusiastic citizens queued up outside their respective stations as early as 7 a.m. ...

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1007 yatris leave Jammu for Amarnath shrine in Kashmir


Srinagar, July 25: The twenty-fourth batch of Amarnath pilgrims left the Jammu base camp on Wednesday for the cave shrine in Kashmir Himalayas. An official said that the batch consisting of 1007 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar camp in two convoys of 30 vehicles. 278 yatris left for Baltal route while 729 left for the traditional Pahalgam route at 5:20 am and ...

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Rahul Gandhi demands probe into alleged NEET data leak


New Delhi, July 24: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday demanded a probe into the alleged massive breach of personal data of candidates who had appeared for NEET 2018 exams. In a letter to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Chairperson Anita Karwal, Gandhi highlighted media reports about the breach of over 2,00,000 students’ data who appeared for the National ...

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MGNREGA employees continue to protest in Srinagar, Seek absorption in RDD


Srinagar, July 24: Employees of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on the second consecutive day, today staged a protest demonstration at Partap Park in Srinagar, demanding their absorption in Rural Development Department and PR Scores of the employees from all districts of Jammu and Kashmir assembled at Partap Park and protested against what they termed “successive Governments played ...

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