Tag: Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir: Snow hits power lines, students write exams under candle light

As Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir received the season’s first snowfall on Saturday, most of the Valley plunged into darkness. The snowfall caused major damage to electric lines and almost all districts in Kashmir were without electricity. Meanwhile, heart-wrenching photos of school students writing their examination in candlelight went viral.[Read More…]

2 militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, police said. Following information about the presence of militants in Bugoo village in Arizal area, the security forces started a cordon and search operation. “The hiding militants fired at the[Read More…]

Indian Railways to go Airport style, check-in 20 minutes before departure

Bilaspur-Leh proposed railway line may be declared ‘national project’

New Delhi: The railways has suggested that strategically important 465-km railway line proposed between Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur and Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh along the Indo-China border be declared a “national project”, a Northern Railway (NR) official said on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference here, NR General Manager Vishesh Chaubey said:[Read More…]

AMU Admission 2019: Results of different streams [NRI and Foreign nationals] released at amucontrollerexams.com

Aligarh University issues notice to Kashmiri students who endeavoured to arrange Mannan Wani’s funeral prayer

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) issued a notice to nine students from Kashmir who attempted to arrange a funeral prayer (Namaz-e-Janaza) of the Ph.D. scholar-turned militant Mannan Wani on the varsity campus. Mannan Bashir Wani was a native of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir and was expelled from Aligarh Muslim[Read More…]

District-level cricketer-cum-coach hacked to death in Mumbai

4 killed in Jammu accident

Jammu, Oct 1 (IANS) Four people were killed in a road accident in Jammu, police said on Monday. The accident took place late Monday night when a private vehicle collided with a load carrier in Bathera on the Jammu-Akhnoor road. “The victims were killed on the spot while one other[Read More…]

Indian soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

Indian soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

Jammu, Sep 15 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed on Saturday in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Ministry sources said. The Pakistan Army violated ceasefire in Laam area of Nowshera sector earlier in the day. “A soldier of Gorkha Rifles was fatally[Read More…]

What cost Jammu & Kashmir top cop SP Vaid his job?

What cost Jammu & Kashmir top cop SP Vaid his job?

The shifting at midnight of the Jammu and Kashmir police chief, S.P. Vaid, has triggered an interesting debate in the state. The replacement surprised many although a few in the bureaucratic and police circles had been expecting the change sooner rather than later. An order issued by the state home department around midnight on Thursday said,: “Dr.[Read More…]

There was no hurry to replace Vaid as DGP: Omar Abdullah

There was no hurry to replace Vaid as DGP: Omar Abdullah

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has criticised the timing of changing the state DGP, saying there was no hurry to replace S P Vaid and the state police could do without having to deal with the confusion of leadership. The state government removed Vaid as the DGP late Thursday night and handed the charge to DG Prisons Dilbagh Singh till[Read More…]

Dilbagh Singh is new DGP Jammu and Kashmir

Dilbagh Singh is new DGP Jammu and Kashmir

IPS officer Dilbagh Singh was on Thursday given additional charge as the Director General of Police (DGP) in Jammu and Kashmir in place of S.P. Vaid. An official order late Thursday evening said Dilbagh Singh, an IPS officer of the 1987 batch, would be the DGP apart from holding the[Read More…]

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