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CM Mehbooba Mufti submits resignation to Governor

Minutes after the BJP ended its alliance with the PDP, the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti submitted her resignation to Governor NN Vohra, as the state is set to come under the governor’s rule. “Mehbooba Ji submitted her resignation to the Governor,” said senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar.  Earlier, Ram Madhav ...

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BJP ends alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday pulled out of its ruling alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Reports said the decision was taken by the BJP party president Amit Shah after meeting with the party’s ministers in the state. It has become untenable for ...

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All Kheer Bhawani pilgrims safe, reports of stone-pelting baseless: Police.

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday termed as “baseless and malafide” the reports claiming that buses carrying Kheer Bhawani mela pilgrims were pelted with stones. “Rumors have been spread by a section of media particularly in Jammu regarding stone throwing on some Kheerbawani mela buses which is totally baseless and ...

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This is how state governments messed up SSA issue.

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, a Government of India flagship programme for universalising elementary education, was launched in J&K state in 2002. The scheme was implemented through a society, UJALA. Under the scheme launched by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD), the state government established new primary schools and recruited teachers ...

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Rahul writes to Shujaat’s father, Beg, others express solidarity with bereaved family.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday wrote to the family of the editor-in chief of Rising Kashmir, late Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead along with his two guards by three motorcycle-borne assailants outside his office here last week. “I am shocked at the cold-blooded killing of Shujaat Bukhari outside ...

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Over 1400 bunkers to be built in frontier areas.

The Centre has sanctioned the construction of over 14,000 bunkers at a cost of over Rs 400 crore in the frontier areas of Jammu and Kashmir to safeguard the lives of people living along the Line of Control and the international border, an official said today. These bunkers would include ...

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GCC demands independent probe into Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

The Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC) on Monday condemned, and demanded an independent inquiry into the killing of Rising Kashmir editor ShujaatBukhari. In a statement issued here, the GCC said: “The Group believes the dastardly act is a direct attack on the freedom of speech and expression and aimed at ...

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Eminent author Ghulam Nabi Gowhar passes away in Budgam.

Retired Sessions judge, eminent columnist and author Ghulam Nabi Gowhar passed away late last night at his residence in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.Gowhar breathed his last around midnight at his residence in Kralpora area of the district. He was suffering from kidney malfunction. The deceased has penned several books on ...

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Army, militants exchange fire in Kupwara forests.

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Army and militants exchanged a brief gunfire in Dedikote forest in Kupwara district on Monday evening, police said.“Militants attacked army’s patrolling party of 4 VIKAS, sub-unit of 47 RR this evening. The army retaliated the fire, triggering of a brief exchange of gunfire,” senior superintendent of Police Shri Ram Ambarkar ...

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No salary yet for pellet-blinded youth after Government provided them employment.

Five months after they were employed by the government on compassionate grounds, a dozen blinded youth, victims of shotgun pellets, have not received their first salary awaiting police verification.The youth were among the hundreds blinded during the summer unrest of 2016 that came to be known as the year of ...

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