Majid Kapra

Batamaloo building blaze: Affected shopkeepers demand action against culprit

Batamaloo building blaze: Affected shopkeepers demand action against culprit

Srinagar: With CCTV footage showing two masked men igniting fire at a commercial building in Batamaloo which was gutted in the wee hours Tuesday, the affected shopkeepers Wednesday demanded that culprits be brought to book. The aggrieved shopkeepers alleged that two masked individuals broke into the Wani Complex during the middle of the night and […]

 Majid Kapra

2 held for stabbing youth in Jawahar Nagar 

2 held for stabbing youth in Jawahar Nagar 

Srinagar:  Police on Monday arrested two persons and registered a case of attempted murder against them for allegedly attacking and critically injuring a youth in Jawahar Nagar locality in uptown here on Saturday. Identified as Sahil Ahmad Dar of Solina area of the city, a youth was critically injured after being stabbed by unknown persons […]

 Majid Kapra

DySP arrested on corruption charges granted interim bail

DySP arrested on corruption charges granted interim bail

Srinagar: A local court here on Saturday granted an interim bail to suspended police officer Adil Mushtaq Sheikh who was arrested last month on several charges including corruption, officials said. Sheikh, a deputy superintendent of police, was granted interim bail by the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Srinagar, till October 21, the officials said. They […]

 Majid Kapra

50,000 individuals in Kashmir use intravenous drugs: Director Health

50,000 individuals in Kashmir use intravenous drugs: Director Health

Attributes growing drug abuse among youngsters to poor mental health

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the rising drug menace in the valley, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather on Tuesday claimed that 50,000 individuals in Kashmir are intravenous drug users. He also said that during a recent de-addiction assessment of 70,000 people in Kashmir, 50,000 were determined to be IV drugs users. He […]

 Majid Kapra

CUK decision to withdraw PhD vacancies draws flak

CUK decision to withdraw PhD vacancies draws flak

Srinagar: The aspiring PhD candidates, having completed their post-graduation from the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) have raised their concerns over the varsity’s recent decision to withdraw PhD vacancies. The candidates, representing various social science disciplines including economics, education, languages, and law, have expressed dissatisfaction over the decision, which they alleged has been taken in […]

 Majid Kapra

Mirwiaz delivers Friday sermon at Jama Masjid after 4 years

Mirwiaz delivers Friday sermon at Jama Masjid after 4 years

Joins congregational prayers; says J&K issue needs to be resolved through dialogue

Srinagar: After four years, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq delivered Friday sermon at Srinagar’s Jama Masjid and offered congregational prayers there. A senior police official, sources said visited the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz a day earlier, informing him that he has been released and will also be allowed to go to Jama Masjid to discharge his religious […]

 Majid Kapra

Police deputy superintendent arrested

Police deputy superintendent arrested

Srinagar: A deputy superintendent of police was arrested in Srinagar following a warrant from a local court, officials said on Thursday. Identified as Sheikh Adil Mushtaq, a 2015 batch Kashmir Police Service (KPS) officer, sources said he was arrested yesterday by officers from Nowgam police station following searches at his Sanatnagar residence in uptown Srinagar. […]

 Majid Kapra

J&K cop dies in Mumbai, family cries foul play

J&K cop dies in Mumbai, family cries foul play

Srinagar: Family of a young cop, who died “mysteriously” in Mumbai a few days ago, has demanded a thorough probe into the “inexplicable” death of their kin. The dead body of the deceased cop — 28-years old Auqib Khurshid Mir, son of Khurshid Ahmad Mir — reached his home in Hassanabad, Rainwari, two days after […]

 Majid Kapra

3 held in SMHS hospital for stealing mobile phones: Police

3 held in SMHS hospital for stealing mobile phones: Police

Srinagar: Police on Sunday claimed to have busted a gang of mobile phone thieves by arresting three of its members including the kingpin at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital in Srinagar. The gang, comprising three active members, police said was stealing mobile phones of patients and their attendants at the hospital. Police have also […]

 Majid Kapra

Apples growers submit memorandum to LG, seek 100% import duty on ‘Washington produce’

Apples growers submit memorandum to LG, seek 100% import duty on ‘Washington produce’

Srinagar: Fruit growers in Kashmir have submitted a memorandum to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, urging him to impress upon the Center to re-impose hundred percent import tariff on “Washington produce”. The LG, growers said, gave patient hearing to their demands and assured that he will take up the matter with the Center and the UT […]

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