|Pathribal court martial proceedings|
|Army denies certified copies to IGP|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 16: The army today objected to issuance of certified copies of court martial verdict in Pathribal Fake encounter case to the Inspector General of Police Kashmir saying that the latter not being a party in the case has no locus to obtain the copies of effectual proceedings conducted by the commanding officer in the matter against the five accused army personnel.
In its objections, the army has said that the court of chief judicial magistrate has already been informed about the effectual proceedings against the accused under army act and rules in the matter. “It is humbly prayed that the application filed on behalf of IGP Kashmir be dismissed, being without jurisdiction,” reads the objections filed by the army.
The court has now listed the matter for arguments on May 5. Pert...|
|UT for Ladakh a poll gimmick: Mufti|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 16: PDP patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the opportunistic alliance between National Conference and Congress has nothing in common except the lust for power and that is why both parties tried to mislead the people without caring for the consequences.
Addressing large number of political workers from Kupwara district who joined the party today Mufti said the Congress promise of a union territory for Ladakh in its local manifesto is an election time gimmick which has been introduced for votes but without realizing that it is constitutionally impossible. More than 400 political workers belonging largely to the Gujjar community, Pahari section and others joined the party today at Mufti’s Gupkar residence.
Mufti said the NC can’t escape its responsibility from the Co...|
|Kulgam shuts down to protest Omar’s visit|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 16: A shut down was observed at Qaimoh in Kulgam in protest against the visit of chief minister Omar Abdullah there.
Protest demonstrations were held and clashes also occurred between the protestors and police.
Shops, other business establishments, and educational institutes remained closed while traffic was off the roads. Omar was in the town to campaign for Mehboob Beg, coalition candidate for the Anantnag Parliamentary constituency.
Reports said that police and CRPF personnel were deployed in strength to foil any protest. Despite tight security arrangements, groups of youth resorted to stone pelting near Qaimoh when the cavalcade of the chief minister arrived there....|
|NC desperate to create fear, insecurity in Kashmir: Mehbooba|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 16: PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said the National Conference (NC) is desperate to create fear, insecurity and disturb peace in Kashmir as a last bid to keep voters away from polling stations.
While addressing various roadside meetings in Shopian and Wachi segments of Anantanag parliamentary constituency Mehbooba said the ruling party which is sensing its rout could go to any extent and might even target its own workers in order to create panic and fear among political parties.
“They have always thrived in insecurity and at this crucial juncture when the NC feels its very existence as a political party is threatened it might target anyone while it has launched a wild and baseless propaganda against PDP to create a camouflage for its desperate action,” she said.
|Public pressure forced govt not to extend Tosa Maidan lease to army: Mirwaiz|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 16: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) today said the announcement of the state government not to extend the expiring lease of Tosa Maidan to army is the result of pressure built by the effective campaign of the people against the lease extension.
He was speaking at a seminar, organised by his faction here. Mirwaiz said with the cooperation of the people Hurriyat (M) would continue its struggle for demilitarization of Kashmir. “Kashmiris should not forget the fact that the state government equally shares the responsibility of excessive militarization in Kashmir. It was due to scheming politics of state government that led to snatching of kashmiri resources, allowed militarization of famous hill stations and tourist spots which directly led to degradation ...|
|Baisakhi Mela concludes|
|Radhika , Taniya mesmerize audience with melodious voice at Mubarak Mandi|
|JAMMU, Apr 16: Five-Day Baisakhi Mela organized jointly by Tourism Department and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Bhopal concluded here today at Mubarak Mandi.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu Shantmanu was the Chief Guest on the concluded day of five day Baisakhi Festival.
Radhika Chopra and Taniya Gupta mesmerized the Jammuites with their melodious voices. The audience was spell bound by the great performances of these artists, who are the daughters of the soil.
Scintillating performance by Radhika Chopra kept the audience spell bound. She sang dogri, punjabi songs and the famous song sung by her ‘Chithi Lai Aye Janye Mera Dil Janyia’ was applauded by the large gathering.
She also sang many dogri songs on the request of audience. Radhika Chopra is a renowned artist of Jammu ...|
|Wives of former militants from PAK demand travel documents|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 15: The wives of former militants who returned to Kashmir under rehabilitation policy today held a protest demonstration here against the state government for not fulfilling the promises made by them under rehabilitation policy.
Scores of wives of the former militants with their children assembled at Press Enclave here and held protest demonstration against yesterday’s incident in which Saira Bano of Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK), wife of Abdul Majeed Wani of Bandipora, who set herself ablaze few days ago, succumbed to her injuries.
They alleged that state and central government made a mockery of the rehabilitation policy and they were deceived by them. “We are only demanding that travel documents should be given to them so that we would again meet with our near and ...|
|Bail plea of DSP, PSI dismissed in Banihal custodial killing case|
|JAMMU, Apr 15 (JNF): High Court today dismissed bail applications of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) and a Probationary Sub-Inspector (PSI) facing trial in custodial killing of a youth in Banihal.
Justice Virender Singh of J&K High Court has dismissed bail applications of Sonaullah DySP Sonaullah Naik and PSI Mohammad Qayoom Mirza, who were facing trial in custodial killing of a youth.
As per police case a local youth Ayaz Ahmad Wani was taken to custody by then In-charge Police Station, Banihal Inspector Sonaullah Naik presently DySP on November 3, 1995 on the pretext that he is to be recruited as a Constable in Police Organization. When deceased did not return home, his father Abdul Rashid Wani approached police officer concerned for release of his son lodged in the lock up at ...|
|Cop commits suicide in Banihal|
|BANIHAL, Apr 15: A 27-year-old cop of Jammu and Kashmir Police allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle.
The incident took place at his private residence in Nagbal, around 2.15 PM today.
After listening the gun shot other family members of diseased rushed toward the room and found the cop dead. The cop shot himself with his service rifle at his chest. Police also reached the place of incident.
Police identified the deceased as Constable Javaid Ahmed resident of Kudji Mangit Banihal. The bullet had pierced through Javed's heart, killing him on the spot. Police brought the body to Emergency Hospital Banihal where after autopsy it was handed over to family members for last rites.
Police has initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC.
|Communal forces using political platform as a tool: Azad|
|BJP activists intrude into Cong rally resulting in scuffle|
|KISHTWAR/BHADERWAH, Apr 15: As the campaigning for the two phases of parliamentary elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended today, Union Minister and Congress candidate for Kathua-Doda Parliamentary constituency Ghulam Nabi Azad’s visit to Dacchan area in Kishtwar was marked by intrusion of BJP activists into his rally and an ensuing scuffle with his supporters.
It was learnt that 10 BJP activists led by local leader Shiv Kumar stood up during Ghulam Nabi Azad’s speech at Government Higher Secondary School, Dacchan and raised slogans ‘Go Back, Azad Go Back’. Azad was addressing a public rally on the last leg of the election campaign at Dacchan where he faced tough opposition from the BJP activists.
Shiv Kumar was accompanied by half-a-dozen women. They, however, entered into a verbal duel w...|
|Body of 8 year old boy untraced family awaits burial|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Ali Mohammad has not earned a penny for the past three days. He spends his day wailing and praying to get the dead body of his lone eight year old son. He and his wife spend most of the time at the banks of Trikolbal Nallah from where their son slipped into the water.
With every passing day, their pain and anxiousness only increases. They fear they might not even be able to bury their son, Adnan.
On April 13, after returning from school, Adnan was playing in a shikara hooked to the bank of the Trilokbal Nallah near his home in Trilokbal, Pattan. The shikara suddenly wobbled, throwing Adnan into the water.
It was after 20 minutes that family came to know of the incident. The police was informed immediately and search started. The body remains untraced.
Ali Mohammad ...|
|NC a stumbling block in restoring peace, tranquility in J&K: Mufti|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Dubbing Omar Abdullah led NC-Congress coalition as a non-performing liability, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today regretted that the present regime has reversed the process of peace and development- which was initiated by the previous PDP led government.
He observed that the present regime is a stumbling block in restoring sustainable peace and accelerating equitable and balanced development in the State.
Addressing series of public meetings at Tailwani, Reenpora, Paysaipora, Shangus, Bragpora, Bulbul Nowgam areas in connection with the campaign for Lok Sabha elections, Mufti said that since formation this government situation in the state has been deteriorating with every passing day. “Every section of the society is bearing brunt...|
|Hurriyat (M) to hold seminar|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 14: The Hurriyat Conference (M) today described the plans of the government to extend the lease of Tosa Maidan as an anti-people act and an attempt to strengthen and perpetuate the Army’s hold on Kashmir.
According to a statement issued here, a spokesman of the Hurriyat (M) said that thousands of acres of land have been occupied by the army including even the land at the world famous tourist resorts of Kashmir which has resulted in vandalising the land besides causing the loss of natural beauty and environmental degradation at these places.
The spokesman further said that in connection with the protest campaign started by All Parties Hurriyat Conference against the extension of lease of Tosa Maidan under a clandestine understanding between the state government and the army...|
|PDP working for peaceful K-resolution: Mufti|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 14: Reiterating resolve of his party to work for the peaceful and amicable solution of the Kashmir issue, patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said that mandate in favour of his party in the Parliament elections would accelerate the process of addressing all aspects of the Kashmir problem.
According to a statement issued here, while addressing series of public meetings at Tumlahal, Lasipura, Wachi, Dekapura and Harman areas in connection with road show in favour of party candidate Mehbooba Mufti, the PDP patron said that his party has fielded most capable and trusted candidates for the Parliament elections. “We are fighting Parliament election to send credible representatives in the Lok Sabha so that voice of the people of Kashmir should be...|
|KCDS to hold protest on Tosa Maidan |
|Says 12 out of 66 firing ranges in India located in J&K|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 14: Stating that the firing has devastated biodiversity by filling the area with all sorts of military waste that includes unexploded bomb fragments, shells and heaps of waste material generated by military exercise and heavy artillery shelling, KCDS has expressed a grave concern announcing a protest programme against Tosamaidan lease agreement on Wednesday.
According to the statement issued here, KCDS held a round table conference in which tourist and trade bodies besides Tosamaidan Bacho Front in which the participants said that Tosamaidan is under the control of Army since 1964 and as such prohibited for human activities. The area has regularly been used for firing drills by Indian army and air force that has so far killed 63 persons and caused permanent disability to...|
|Headmaster booked for ‘raping’ minor school girl|
|POONCH, Apr 14: Police today claimed to have booked a Headmaster for allegedly raping a minor girl at Dara Dullian village of Haveli tehsil in Poonch district.
Police sources said that last evening mother of Nazia Sheikh (name changed) along with some other persons of Dara Dullian village reached Police Station Poonch and gave a written complaint alleging that a Headmaster of Government High School Dara Dullian Walayat Hussain, 50, son of Maqbool Hussain resident of Dara Dullian raped her daughter many times in the school.
A sibling of the girl preferring anonymity said that the girl was lured by the teacher as she was just 12-year-old and committed rape. Taking advantage of her ignorance Headmaster raped her several times and now she is carrying three-month pregnancy. He added that gir...|
|NC minister’s cavalcade attacked|
|SRINAGAR, April 14: Minister for Higher Education Muhammad Akbar Lone’s cavalcade came under attack when he was moving towards Paribal Hajin to attend a workers meeting.
According to CNS, a news gathering agency the National Conference leader Muhammad Akbar Lone was on way to Paribal Hajin to attend a workers meeting when scores of agitated youth pelted stones on his cavalcade near New Brigde Hajin. Reports said the security guards and the policemen accompanying him exercised maximum restraint and did not retaliate.
A police official told CNS that few youth who were present near New Bridge hooted at the cavalcade and they did not resort to any stone-pelting. SHO Hajin Atiqullah refuted the report and said that no such incident occurred in Hajin. ...|
|5 days after setting herself ablaze, PAK woman loses battle for life|
|Rehabilitation policy for Kashmiri youth proving a death trap for us: Returnees|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 14: A Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) woman who had recently accompanied her husband under the return and rehabilitation policy via Nepal on Monday lost her battle for life, five days after she had set herself ablaze in a village in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
According to KNS, a news gathering agency, Saira Bano wife of Abdul Majeed Wani hailing from Badipora Bandipora set herself ablaze on April 10. Bano has left behind her three children including two girls between the age of six to ten years. After the incident, she was referred to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar hospital in a critical condition where she succumbed to her injuries on Monday.
Reports stated that Bano was disgruntled over the lack of facilities being provided to...|
|4-day international conference at KU|
|Kalam favours technological advances for better healthcare|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 13: Former president APJ Abdul Kalam today emphasised on the need for incepting technological advances in medical practice to offer better health facilities to the citizens of the nation.
He was addressing the an international conference on ‘Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Processes’ organized by Department of Biotechnology University of Kashmir here today. Kalam inaugurated the four day long conference.
“Any part of the world be it developed or underdeveloped some of the major issues which include affordable healthcare, availability of pure drinking water, basic infrastructure, sustainable development and focus in research in the field of science and technology should always be the core of any policy making to alleviate the suffering of the poor and needy,” ...|
|5 booked for tampering of land records|
|Patwari among three arrested; ex-Tehsildar, Girdawar at large|
|RAJOURI, Apr 13: Police Sunday booked five persons including former Tehsildar Thannamandi for tampering with the land records and three of the accused were arrested.
As per the reports after conducting initial inquiry on its own, Thannamandi police registered a case and booked five persons for tampering with land records and transferring government land.
On the basis of a complaint by one Zeenat Begum, wife of Munshi Khan, a resident of Thannamandi, the police found that the actual land records of a piece of land was tampered about three years ago and five persons including three revenue department employees and the then Tehsildar were involved in the tampering. After this, the police booked all these five accused under FIR 41/2014 U/S 166, 167, 468, 471, 470 and 109 RPC. The five accus...|
|Governor, CM greet people on Baisakhi|
|JAMMU, Apr 13: Governor N N Vohra and Chief minister Omar Abdullah have greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.
In a message of felicitations, the Governor observed that this day has a special significance for the people of Northern India, particularly for the Sikh community as the Khalsa Panth was born on this day, which also marks the beginning of the New Year in the Indian Calendar.
The Governor said that, in the Northern States, Baisakhi also marks the commencement of the harvesting season, when farmers reap the fruit of their hard work. He observed that the celebration of this festival is a shining example of our glorious pluralistic traditions.
The Governor prayed for peace, harmony, brotherhood, progress and prosperity in the State.
In a greetings message...|
|Craft exhibition organises at Mubarak Mandi|
|JAMMU, Apr 13: A craft exhibition by artists from Chhattisgarh, Punjab Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Assam was inaugurated by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Shantmanu at Mubarak Mandi Jammu. The art and craft of these states was exhibited by the artisans through their paintings and other craft items.
The Divisional Commissioner appreciated the work of these crafts men and showed keen interest in the paintings and other art related works. He went around the exhibition and interacted with the artisans and the visitors. The visitors appreciated the role of Tourism Department in organizing such festivals which depict the rich heritage culture of state and country.
Earlier, the Divisional Commissioner was received by the Director Tourism Jammu, Soujanya Sharma, Assistant Curator, Rashtiya Ind...|
|Militant attack not to cow down party cadres: Farooq|
|SRINAGAR, Apr 13: Strongly reacting to the militant strike in Pulwama, the Union Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Sunday said the militant attack on an NC leader’s house in Pulwama district would not cow down his party cadres.
“We have seen lot of guns and bombs, but we are not afraid of these attacks,” Farooq told reporters after addressing an election meeting at Chanapora here.
He said security remained a concern everywhere during polls, but ruled out Pakistan’s plans to carry out such attacks to disturb the ongoing elections in the state.
“I have full hope that our neighbour (Pakistan) will not carry out any such attack in our elections. Our neighbour will not put any hurdle in our elections. I see that our neighbour will not do such a thing (attack). What ...|
|One killed, 10 injured in Rajouri accident|
|RAJOURI, Apr 12: One person was killed while ten others injured when a TATA mobile vehicle driven by an eleven-year-old boy met with an accident near Neeli on Darhal Road in Rajouri, today.
Police sources said that a TATA mobile vehicle was also loaded with 30 bags of cement. The ill-fated TATA mobile bearing registration number JK11-4931 was on its way from Darhal Bus Stand to Chowkian village. The driver lost his control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp curve and it fell into 200-feet deep gorge resulting in death of one person and injuries to ten 10 others.
The injured passengers alleged that the vehicle was driven by an eleven-year-old boy.
The deceased has been identified as Abdul Rashid son of Mohammad Khan of Darhal while injured have been identified as Mohammad Riaz,...|
|Cong never played politics of religion, caste|
|BJP always pursue deceitful acts to hoodwink people during polls: Azad|
|BASOHLI, Apr 12: Coming down heavily on opposition BJP leaders for dividing the society on religion and caste lines, Congress candidate from Kathua-Udhampur-Doda constituitency, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that "Congress party does not play politics of religion, as there are so many other things to offer to the people of the state as well as the country."
Charging BJP leadership for indulging into deceitful tactics to hoodwink the gullible people, Azad pointed out that except exploiting sentiments of the people, the BJP leadership in state as well as in rest of the country has done nothing concrete for the common masses.
Addressing series of public meetings in hilly belts of Basohli and Bani Assembly segments of Kathua district in connection with the ongoing campa...|