JKPM demands permanent NTA exam centres in Kashmir


Jammu & Kashmir People’s Movement has invoked various central and state government authorities, demanding “urgent relocation” of NET examination centres to the preferred centres of aspirants. JKPM General Secretary Shehla Rashid has written to various authorities, including Prime Minister’s Office, National Testing Agency, Governor’s Office, etc. on behalf of hundreds of aspirants who are demanding

Three militants killed in Pulwama gunfight

Three militants have been killed in an overnight gunfight between security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police sources said.While one of the militants was killed on Thursday, two others were brought down after the encounter resumed at dawn.  Their bodies along with a large cache of weapons were recovered

Clashes between protesters, security forces after Eid prayers : Kashmir

Clashes between protesters and security forces broke out after Eid prayers in some parts of Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. There were no reports of anyone getting hurt, they said. Protesters pelted stones on security personnel in some parts of the old city after Eid prayers. Similar incidents were reported in Sopore in north Kashmir

Eid shopping fever grips Kashmiri’s ahead of festival

Eid shopping reached a feverish pitch in Srinagar city and other towns of the Kashmir Valley on Monday as shoppers thronged markets, literally choking most of the traffic arteries in the old city.In a land plagued by violence for over 30 years, Eid is one festival during which Kashmiri’s tend to forget the pain and

Search on for 8 missing climbers in Nanda Devi

A search is underway for seven climbers — four Britons, two Americans and an Australian — and their Indian liaison officer, who went missing a week ago during an expedition to the Nanda Devi peak in Uttarakhand, CNN reported on Sunday citing local authorities.The group was attempting to scale Nanda Devi East, one of the

Gunfight breaks out in Shopian village

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Dragad Sugan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday wee hours. As per sources , a joint team army’s 44 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search at Dragad Sugan area during pre-dawn hours today. A police officer told us that cordon

State to have Disaster Response Force

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla Himachal Pradesh will establish State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), on analogy of National Disaster Response Force to generate a prompt and efficient response at the time of disasters. This was revealed by Chief Secretary BK Agarwal while chairing the 9th meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) held here last evening. He said

After days of tension, Kashmir limps back to normal

After two days of official clampdown and separatist called protests, life on Sunday started limping back to normal in the Kashmir valley.Authorities had imposed a clampdown in the Valley after the killing of top militant commander Zakir Musa on Thursday. Curfew-like restrictions, closure of all educational institutions, cancellation of scheduled exams and a virtual Internet

Farooq won, Mehbooba likely to finish third
Farooq won, Mehbooba likely to finish third

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah appeared set to win the Lok Sabha election from Srinagar while former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was trailing at the third spot in Anantnag constituency. As the counting of votes was completed for nearly 65 per cent of the votes in the six Lok

Indumeet starts Drug De-addiction campaign in Kashmir
Indumeet starts Drug De-addiction campaign in Kashmir

Srinagar In an effort to eradicate the use of drugs among the youth of Kashmir , Kashmiri Sikh Community leader Indumeet Singh started  a campaign under which the youth will be taught the side effects of drugs on health. The campaign  started   from the Imamiya Public School Meer Behri Dal, where a day long seminar

Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President
Don’t believe exit polls: J&K Congress President

Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls. Speaking to the media here, Mir said: “Don’t believe these exit polls. Wait for the results on May 23 (when

Indumeet lashes out for neglecting Kashmiri Sikhs, fulfill pending demands
Indumeet lashes out for neglecting Kashmiri Sikhs, fulfill pending demands

Srinagar Kashmiri Sikh Community leader Indumeet Singh on Sunday lashed out at regional and central political parties for neglecting demands of Sikh residents in Kashmir. In a statement Indumeet Singh said that , “Since decades all the political parties neglected the genuine demands of Kashmiri Sikhs which is the reason of silent migration of Sikhs

Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday
Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Early in the day, Modi arrived at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and took a helicopter to Kedarnath. He was wearing a grey attire with a pahari cap and a saffron

Rahul meets Alwar gang rape victim, assures justice
Rahul meets Alwar gang rape victim, assures justice

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the Alwar gang-rape victim, and assured her and the family of justice.Speaking to the media after the meeting in Thanagaazi, Gandhi said that this was an emotional issue for him and not a political one. “The victim will definitely get justice. Strict action will be taken against the

Most educational institutions shut down in J&K
Most educational institutions shut down in J&K

Amid calls of hanging of rapist as students continue to clash with the police, the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday shut down most educational institutions in the valley. Fearing further spurts in violence as the protests took centre-stage after two consecutive rape incidents were reported in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts, colleges in Srinagar

Student protests continue in Kashmir Valley against rape
Student protests continue in Kashmir Valley against rape

Students at many places in the Kashmir Valley took to the streets and clashed with security forces on Tuesday in protest against the rape of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Students of Amar Singh College came out of the campus and fought pitched battles with the security forces here. The students were

Drug free World organizes Anti-drug campaign in Govt. Boys Middle Schools
Drug free World organizes Anti-drug campaign in Govt. Boys Middle Schools

Baramulla In an effort to eradicate the use of drugs among school children, “Foundation for a Drug-Free world” has organised an “Anti- drug Campaign” and distributed booklets among the students of Government Boys middle  School , Waripora Payeen of Nehalpora area of North Kashmir’s District Baramulla . The statement issued by the organising members of

The Hooda factor in LS elections
The Hooda factor in LS elections

Ravinder Singh Malik Chandigarh Even, the party high command and senior leaders also accepted it as he was appointed the chairman of co-ordination committee of 15 members leaving other senior party leaders in a state of disappointment. Along with this, out out 17, Hooda entertains the unflinching support of 13 legislators which clearly indicates his

Turned away from Kullu crematorium, Dalit family allegedly cremates kin in jungle
Turned away from Kullu crematorium, Dalit family allegedly cremates kin in jungle

Shimla April 13 A Dalit family was reportedly compelled to cremate an elderly woman in a jungle after some upper caste people allegedly did not allow them to use the village crematorium in Fozal valley of Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district About 100-year-old woman, resident of Dhara village, died after prolonged illness on Thursday. Her grandson,

2 militants killed in J&K's Shopian gunfight
2 militants killed in J&K’s Shopian gunfight

Shopian gunfight: Two militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. Counter insurgency units of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and special operations group (SOG) of state police took the two down during a search operation in an orchard area in Parguchi village. “Hiding militants