Militant apprehended after hurling grenade in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 17 : A militant was apprehended after a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pattan town on Wednesday left three policemen and a civilian injured. Upon receiving a tip-off about the movement of militants in the area, a checkpost was set up in Pattan town of Baramulla district, police said. When they signalled […]

Third phase of J&K municipal polls ends peacefully

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 13 : Voting for the third phase of municipal polls ended peacefully on Saturday in Jammu & Kashmir’s Samba, Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla districts, with an overall turnout of 16.3 per cent. Samba district recorded the highest voter turnout of 81.5 per cent in the Jammu region, while Baramulla in the Valley recorded […]

J&K Governor reviews security ahead of municipal polls

Srinagar, Oct 6 : Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting to review security arrangements ahead of the four-phase municipal elections beginning October 8. “After obtaining sector-wise assessment of the prevailing security situation, the Governor emphasised the importance of maintaining a close watch on the ground, and appreciated the […]

Congress calls Modi government’s Pak policy ‘oxymoron’, asks it to go

New Delhi, Sep 21 : Lambasting the Modi government’s Pakistan policy and its “mishandling” of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting return of terrorism to the Valley, the Congress on Friday said the government had lost its right to continue. Pointing to killing and abductions of security personnel and civilians in Kashmir as well as repeated ceasefire […]

ED to question jailed Dubai-based businessman to probe 26/11 funding

By Anand Singh New Delhi, Sep 21 : The Enforcement Directorate is planning to question Dubai-based hawala operator, Naval Kishore Kapoor, who is currently lodged in Tihar Central jail here, to find details of funding which emerged out of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. A senior ED official, privy to the probe, told IANS requesting […]

Cabinet nod to extension of special package for J&K

New Delhi, Sep 19 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the extension for one year, during FY 2018-19, of special financial package for implementation of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission for Jammu and Kashmir. However, there would be “no additional financial implication” of the decision, the government said. The Cabinet also approved allocation of […]