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Plea in SHRC over plight of stranded passengers.

The state human rights commission Tuesday received a plea against “violation of basic human rights” of Kashmir-bound passengers who are stranded in the winter capital Jammu for the past many days owing to closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway. An official at the SHRC’s Jammu office confirmed  that they received a ...

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Journalism student detained under PSA, sent to Kot Balwal jail.

A 24-year-old third-semester student of journalism at the Central University of Kashmir has been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu for allegedly working as overground worker of militants, a charge refuted by his family. Aadil Farooq Bhat son of Farooq Ahmad ...

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HEADQUARTERS ROW: Everyone’s interest will be protected: Govt.

People in the mountainous Kargil town continued with their protests and shutdown for the fourth consecutive day Tuesday to demand the headquarters of newly-carved out Ladakh division on rotational basis between Leh and Kargil.All shops and business establishments remained closed, while traffic was off the roads. The shutdown has been ...

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Northern Army Commander visits Ladakh.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command visited HQ Fire & Fury Corps today, where he reviewed the operational preparedness in the Ladakh sector, a Defence spokesman said. He was briefed by Lt Gen YK Joshi, GOC Fire & Fury Corps.“Lt Gen Ranbir Singh also met and interacted ...

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35A an article of trust between New Delhi, J&K: Sajad Lone.

Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday said the erosion of J&K’s special status is responsible for growing alienation and mistrust towards New Delhi. In a statement Lone said the Article 35A is not just a matter of legality, but it is a matter of trust between New Delhi ...

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British High Commission delegation calls on Mehbooba Mufti.

A high level delegation of the British High Commission in India called on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Chef Minister Miss Mehbooba Mufti here on Tuesday, a PDP spokesman said in a statement. The delegation headed by British Deputy High Commissioner to India Ms Jan Thompson  included ...

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Present admin sowing seeds of discord: Madni.

Senior leader of Peoples Democratic Party Muhammad SartajMadni on Tuesday said that if the incumbent government ignores the demand of granting divisional status to Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley it could sow seeds of discord for future. In a statement Madni accused the Governor’s administration of functioning without taking public ...

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Kargil committee a delaying tactic by government: Naeem Akhter.

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PDP spokesman and MLC Naeem Akhter on Tuesday alleged that the government has resorted to delaying tactic by forming a committee on Kargil’s demand in the wake of the divisional status to Ladakh.Akhter said that when the government decided to give divisional status to Ladakh they didn’t invite any stakeholder ...

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Over 400 Kashmir-bound oil tankers, LMVs cross Jawahar Tunnel: IGP Traffic.

Hundreds of oil tankers and light-motor vehicles (LMVs) stranded on Srinagar-Jammu highway have crossed the Jawahar Tunnel following the partial opening of the strategic road on Tuesday, police said. IGP Traffic Alok Kumar said they were trying to clear all stranded vehicles from the highway. “Over 400 oil tankers and ...

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Avalanche warning issued for Kashmir, Ladakh areas.

Divisional Administration Kashmir today issued an avalanche warning for the next 24-hours for hilly and avalanche prone areas of Kashmir Valley, Leh and Kargil districts. “Avalanche warning valid for next 24-hours from February 12 (1700 hrs) to February 13, 2019 (1700 hrs) exists for avalanche-prone areas in Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, ...

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