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Constable who fled with rifles joins Hizbul Mujahideen

Srinagar, May 22: A policeman who fled with four service rifles from Budgam district of Kashmir two days back has reportedly joined the Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit. Constable Syed Naveed Mushtaq of Jammu and Kashmir Police had decamped with four INSAS rifles from Chandpora area where he was posted to guard a godown of the Food Corporation of India (FCI). Local media quoted Hizbul Mujahideen's spokesman Burhan- ud-din as saying, "We welcome Syed Naveed (Mushtaq) Shah in our fold." A police official said there were intelligence inputs suggesting that Mushtaq had joined the militant group. Mushtaq, who had joined the police force as a constable in 2012, fled with his INSAS rifle and those of his three other colleagues posted at the godown on Saturday last. There have been a number of instances of the policemen fleeing with service rifles and joining various militant outfits. Over a year back, a policeman Shakoor Ahmad, posted as personal security officer of a senior police of...

Arms, ammunition recovered in Kupwara forest

Srinagar, May 22: Security forces have recovered arms and ammunition from forest area in Handwara area of Kupwara district where a brief encounter to...

Against separatism, but Govt is ‘impotent’ in Kashmir: Congress

Govt should come out with blueprint to restore peace

New Delhi, May 22: Calling the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government "impotent", the Congress alleged today they have "failed" to check anti-nation...

Centre, J&K govt fail in ensuring peace: Farooq

Kashmir issue needs to be resolved on first priority

Srinagar, May 22: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah today accused the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government of "failing miserably" in e...

Chief Justice inaugurates 5-day training programme on Labour Laws

SRINAGAR, May 22: The J&K State Judicial Academy in its endeavour to further strengthen the Judicial Institutions and to enlighten all stakeholders a...

126 Dy. SPs transferred

JAMMU, May 22: Police Headquarters today ordered transfer of 126 Deputy Superintendents of Police with immediate effect. These include Daleep Singh i...

Army officer who tied man to jeep awarded

New Delhi, May 22: Major Leetul Gogoi, who had tied a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a shield against stone pelters, has been honoured with ...

Despite tension on LoC, Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves to cross over to PoK

SRINAGAR, May 22: Despite tense situation on the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir, where four militants and three soldiers were killed during t...

PoK anthem played ahead of cricket match in Pulwama

Srinagar, May 22: A video showing anthem of Pakistan -occupied-Kashmir being played before the start of a cricket match in south Kashmir's Pulwama di...

India must fight next war with indigenous solutions: Gen Rawat

Army pays homage to 3 soldiers killed in Naugam

NEW DELHI, May 22: India’s armed forces must fight the next war with indigenous solutions, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today as he made a strong ...

Paswan unwell; Agri Min gets addl charge

NEW DELHI, May 22: Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has gone to London for treatment of heart-related ailment and Agriculture Mini...

Kashmir, Kashmiris and Kashmiriyat are ours

NDA govt will find permanent solution to Kashmir issue: Rajnath

Sikkim, May 21: "Kashmir is ours, Kashmiris are ours and Kashmiriyat is also ours," Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the ...

Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar ahead of Separatists’ rally

SRINAGAR, May 21: Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar – the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – ahead of a rally by the sep...

4 militants among 3 jawans killed in Naugam encounter

Srinagar, May 21: Four militants were killed in a fierce encounter that began along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naugam sector in north Kashmir y...

Fresh representation made to Prez: Justice Karnan’s lawyer

NEW DELHI, May 21: A fresh representation has been made to the President on behalf of Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan seeking suspension of the ...

NSG likely to meet next month, slim chance of India’s entry

NEW DELHI, May 21: The next plenary session of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is likely to be held in Swiss capital Bern next month, but the chanc...

BJP yet to decide on Prez candidate: Shah

NEW DELHI, May 21: The BJP is yet to take a decision on its candidate for the upcoming Presidential poll, even as the party virtually rejected Shiv S...

Over 1,800 IAS officers fail to disclose asset details

NEW DELHI, May 18: Over 1,800 IAS officers have failed to submit details of their immovable assets to the government within the stipulated time frame...

6 employees suspended for absence from duty

Jammu, May 21: Government has ordered suspension of six employees, including two doctors, for allegedly remaining absent from duty in Kathua and Ramb...

Foreign funds flag Kashmir dispute, religious strife as ‘risks’ to India investments

NEW YORK/NEW DELHI, May 21: A number of large foreign funds, managing trillions of dollars of investor assets globally, have flagged ‘persisting reli...

World News

Trump was looking to fire Comey from day one: White House

Washington: The White House has defended US President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI chief James Comey, saying he had been considering to expel ...

NATO mulls sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan

London: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today that military chiefs wanted a few thousand more troops from the alliance to be deployed in...

Australia to drug test unemployed in trial welfare crackdown

Sydney: Australia will drug test the newly-unemployed as part of a crackdown on people who blow their benefits on getting high, with data from sewage...

Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-In agree denuclearising North Korea ‘common goal’: Seoul

Seoul: Chinese leader Xi Jinping and new South Korean president Moon Jae-In agreed Thursday that denuclearising North Korea was a "common goal" betwe...

Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-In agree denuclearising North Korea ‘common goal’: Seoul


China protests to US over American delegation meeting Dalai

Beijing: China today lodged a diplomatic protest with the US over a Congressional delegation's meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, saying the move ...

US warns against N Korea travel after new arrest

Washington: The US has strongly warned its citizens against travelling to North Korea following the arrest of a fourth American citizen in the reclus...

Pakistan executes four hardcore Taliban militants convicted by military courts

Islamabad: Pakistan today hanged four more "hardcore" Taliban terrorists convicted of "heinous" terrorism-related offences by controversial military ...

Business News



Coal scam case: CBI seeks 7 years jail for ex-coal secy

New Delhi, May 21: The CBI has urged a special court here to award the maximum punishment of seven years jail term to former coal secretary H C Gupta...

SC to examine whether NOIDA is a corporation under UP law

New Delhi, May 21: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a plea of the income tax department whether the North Okhla Industrial Development Authori...

Coalscam: ‘Dishonest misrepresentation before ex-PM’

New Delhi, May 21: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had no reason to presume that then Coal Secretary H C Gupta recommended a non-compliant priva...

Delhi can become a desert if green cover goes: HC

New Delhi, May 21: The national capital can turn into a desert if the green cover and forest land fall prey to illegal construction and encroachment,...

8kg heroin, currency notes seized in Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur (Pb), May 19: Around eight kg of heroin was seized in a joint operation by Punjab police and Border Security Force (BSF) in the Thakurpur b...

Maoist sentenced to 10 years RI, fined Rs. 1 lakh

Koraput (Odisha), May 18: A Rayagada court today sentenced a prominent Maoist to 10 years in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh for indulging in various te...

HC allows functioning of Amethi centre run by Rajiv Gandhi Trust

Lucknow, May 18: The Allahabad High Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh government not to interfere in the functioning of a vocational training ce...

HC orders inquiry into alleged fraud in recruitment at UP

Allahabad, May 18: The Allahabad High Court today ordered an inquiry into allegations of fraud in the recruitment of review and assistant review offi...


CM chairs 8th meeting of Pahalgam Development Authority

Mehbooba directs strict Master Plan compliance, booking of encroachers, facilitating people of forest, wildlife areas

SRINAGAR, May 22: Tulips are set to bloom at the tourist resort of Pahalgam even as the mini zoo there is also being expanded and the Institute of Ho...

Speaker for making house panels result-oriented

SRINAGAR, May 22: The Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Mr Kavinder Gupta today asked the Chairmen of the Financial and other Committee...

3 lakh LPG connections issued in JK under PMUY: Zulfkar

Minister lauds untiring efforts of FCS&CA employees, oil companies in reaching out to people amid trying circumstances

SRINAGAR, May 22: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Department of Information and Public Relations, Choudhary Zulfk...

Kheer Bhawani delegation calls on Div Com Jammu

JAMMU, May 22: A delegation of representatives of Kheer Bhawani Mela committee called on Divisional Commissioner, Dr. Mandeep K Bhandari, and urged...

NC seeks special session of J&K Legislature, setting up of Union Cabinet Sub Committee on border sufferers

JAMMU, May 22: National Conference on Monday sought a special session of the State Legislature and constitution of Union Cabinet Sub Committee for de...

Jugal Kishore chairs DISHA meet

Advocates effective monitoring, synchronization for optimum outcome

JAMMU, May 22: Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma, today chaired the District Development Coordin ation and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) meeting...

IGP Kashmir briefs Governor

SRINAGAR, May 22: Muneer Khan, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. This was Khan's firs...

Yoga vital for healthy life: Div Com

Jammu, May 22: Divisional Commissioner, Dr Mandeep K Bhandari, today emphasized the need of adopting Yoga as regular exercise in today's frazzled lif...

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Legal Section

HC’s directive for Govt. Employees possessing 2 reserved categories

HC Quashes Govt. Order issued in derogation of Sec. 19 of J&K Reservation Act, 2004

Jammu, May 22: In a significant Judgment having wide public importance Justice Alok Aradhe of Jammu & Kashmir High Court has quashed Govt. Order date...

HC stayed the order of Change of time from 8 AM to 10 AM in Jammu Division during Summer

Jammu, May 20: In a petition filed by Jammu Kashmir Ladakh All Departments Clerical Staff Association challenging seeking quashment of the order wher...

Court awards rigorous life-imprisonment to husband dowry death case

Jammu, May 19: Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur Kikar Singh Parihar today awarded rigorous life-imprisonment to Kamlesh Kumar who killed his wife fo...

Court awards 8 years imprisonment in rape case

JAMMU, May 18: Principal Sessions Judge Kathua Vinod Chatterji Koul awarded 8 years imprisonment to Mohd Ayaz S/O Bashir Ahmad R/O Lohai, Morha Sarh...

Alleged Hushing up of RDA Scam by SVO

DB directs GAD to conclude enquiry within four months

JAMMU, May 17: In the much publicized Public Interest Litigation highlighting alleged hushing up of Rajouri Development Authority Scam wherein instea...

Sarpanch Murder case: DB rejects bail of HM Ultra

Jammu, May 16: In a much publicized murder case of Sher Mohammad Sarpanch village Changa in which Trial Court awarded fe-imprisonment and fine Rs 500...

DB directives in PIL Seeking implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at work place Act 2013

JAMMU, May 15: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Adv Rajeshwari Katoch seeking implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace ...

Promotion to posts of Asst Prof in Medical Dept by DPC before finalizing of the academic arrangments: HC

Jammu, May 13: In a petition filed by Dr. Gurmeet Singh & Ors were appointed on the post of Lecturers in the discipline of Medicine in Government Med...


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