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Govt asks ISPs to stop transmission of social networking sites in Kashmir

JAMMU, APRIL 26: The State Government today asked the internet Service Providers (ISPs) to stop transmission of around 22 social networking sites in Kashmir with immediate effect. “In the interest of maintenance of public order, the  Government, in exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (2)  of Section-5 of the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 read with the Indian Telegraph (Amendment ) ... Read More »

Kashmiri Journalist is new Executive Editor of International Business Times

Srinagar, April 24: A young Kashmiri journalist Danish Manzoor will lead the Indian Edition of International Business Times, the organisation announced last weekend. International Business Times (IBTimes) is a digital global news publication and according to their surveys, it delivers international business, politics & current affairs news to an audience of over 15 million people in India (roughly) and 75 ... Read More »

Reform needed for Azaan from mosques: Soz

  Srinagar | Apr 23 (PTK): Welcoming Pakistan Minister’s decision on ‘Azaan’ ( call for prayers) former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz today said this much needed reform would be welcomed by all. “Pakistan’s Religious Affairs Ministry deserves appreciation for its decision to reform in saying of Azaan on loudspeakers in a manner that the Azaan ... Read More »

Self-styled ‘Gau Rakshak’ group assaults nomad family in Reasi

Police arrest four assailants Reasi, April 22, CNS: Police on Saturday arrested four members of a self-styled ‘Gau Rakshak’ (cow vigilante) group from Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir after they assaulted a nomad family when they were moving with their livestock on Thursday night.       A nomad family comprising nine members including two women and a girl along with ... Read More »

Two militants killed in Hayatpora Chadoora encounter: Army

‘Operation still on’ Srinagar, Apr 20 (KNS): Two militants were killed in a brief encounter that raged between forces and militants in Hayatpora village of Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday. Defense spokesman, Colonial Rajesh Kalia told KNS that two militants were killed in an encounter that raged in Budgam district today. He said that the operation ... Read More »

7th Pay Commission Recommendations: Official panel to work-out implementation modalities

New scales to take effect in JK from April 2018 JAMMU, APRIL 21: As a follow to the announcement made by the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu in his budget speech regarding implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in the State, the Government today constituted a high-level official panel to work-out the modalities in this regard. According to an ... Read More »

Congress forms Manmohan Singh-led ‘policy-planning’ group for JK

‘Group to hold dialogue with all stakeholders; help restore peace’ Srinagar, Apr 19 (KNS): All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Wednesday constituted a policy-planning group for Jammu and Kashmir under the chairmanship of former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, sources said. Reliable sources told KNS that the group was constituted by AICC president, Sonia Gandhi. “The constitution of a group ... Read More »

Cabinet expresses deep anguish over loss of precious lives

Urges all shades of political opinion to help restore peace in Kashmir Valley  JAMMU | APR 18 (PTK): The State Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti expressed deep anguish over the loss of precious lives in the Kashmir valley during the prevailing law and order situation. The Cabinet made a fervent appeal to ... Read More »