NIA orders attaching house belonging to father of alleged JeM overground workerNIA orders attaching house belonging to father of alleged JeM overground worker

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday ordered attaching of a property belonging to the father of an alleged overground worker of Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit whom the central probe agency accused of being involved in CRPF Group Centre attack in Lethpora area. Ravinder Kumar, Dy. Superintendent of Police and Chief Investigating Officer of the case (RC No. 10/2018/NIA/DLI) issued the order after obtaining the approval of the Director General of Police (DGP) NIA New Delhi to attach the house along with 17 Marlas land of Nazir Ahmad Reshi situated in Ratnipora village…

DGP says drone used to drop weapons across LoC in Rajouri, calls aerial weapons’ dropping a challenge

Calling the aerial dropping of weapons as a big challenge, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police, Dilbag Singh on Saturday said that the militants arrested in Rajouri district had also received weapons dropped on this side of the LoC using a drone. He said that an information was received by the police that some suspicious movement has taken place in Gurdan area near Rajouri after which police and 38 RR of army launched a joint search operation last night during which three suspects were held. He said one of…

3 militants killed,3 security personnel including army officer injured

    Baramulla, Sep 4 : Three militants were killed while three combined forces personnel including an Army Major were injured in a gunfight that raged between militants and Government Forces in Yedipora Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Barmaulla district on Friday. A police official told that after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area, Forces laid a siege while during search operation militants open fire ensuing encounter. The encounter took place behind the battalion quarter of 29 RR. A militant was killed in the initial exchange of…

Massive traffic jams on highway

There was massive traffic jam on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway today even as the authorities had permitted one-way traffic only. The commuters and the passengers alleged that against the one-way traffic norm announced by the authorities, the vehicles were allowed from the opposite side which created mess on the highway. The vehicles bound for Srinagar remained struck in the worst traffic jam at various places from Banihal to Nashri, sources said. The local commuters alleged that traffic cops did not bother to regulate the traffic in proper way. However, the…

BOSE formulates scheme for promotion of students

J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) has decided to promote students who have passed at least two subjects in their previous exams. A notification in this regard was issued by the Director Academics on Monday. The BOSE has not conducted bi-annual private exams for class 10 and 12, 2019-20 session, in Kashmir division, and winter zones of Jammu which were scheduled in March-April 2020. The exams got deferred due to COVID19 pandemic.

8 civilians injured in Baramulla grenade explosion

Eight civilians were injuries in a grenade attack by suspected militants on an army convoy in this district on Monday, police said. A police official said the grenade aimed at an army convoy missed the target and exploded on the road causing injuries to eight civilians. The injured have been identified as Muhammad Yousuf Khan, Muhammad Afroz Ganaie, Abdul Samad, Iqra Nazir, Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Tariq Ahmad Chopan, Muhammad Ayoub Zahoor Ahmad Lone and Ishtiyaq Ahmad. The injured were shifted to a Primary Health Centre and Baramulla District Hospital wherefrom…

LG visits Ganderbal, reviews developmental scenario

Lieutenant Governor (LG), Manoj Sinha visited Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Tuesday and reviewed developmental scenario in the district, besides taking stock of COVID19 management. Sources told Greater Kashmir that the LG chaired a high level meeting of officers at mini secretariat Ganderbal. Advisor to the LG Baseer Ahmed Khan, Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar besides several senior officers of civil and police administration were present during the meeting. The LG e-inaugurated some developmental projects as well. During the meeting, the DDC…

Pandemic threatens peace, risks new conflicts: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace but risks exacerbating existing conflicts and generating new ones. The UN chief told a Security Council meeting on the challenge of sustaining peace during the pandemic that his March 23 call for an immediate cease-fire in conflicts around the world to tackle the coronavirus led a number of warring parties to take steps to de-escalate and stop fighting. “Yet, regrettably, in many instances, the pandemic did not move the…

Alleged Shopian fake encounter | DNA samples of families collected in Rajouri

The DNA samples of family members of three boys of Rajouri who are missing post July 18 Shopian encounter were collected in Government Medical College and Associated Hospital Rajouri by a police investigation team from Kashmir’s Shopian district. Three boys, Mohammad Imtiyaz and Ibrar Ahmed, both resident of Kathuni mohalla of Dharsakri village of Rajouri and Mohammad Ibrar resident of Tarkassi village of Rajouri, left their homes for working as laborers in Kashmir’s Shopian and went out of contact with their families after July 17 late evening. Missing reports have…

Restriction re-imposed in Budgam for 5 days

The administration here on Tuesday ordered re-imposition of lockdown for five days starting amid rise the corona cases in the district. District Magistrate, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, in an order issued today, asked SSP Budgam, SDMs, Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and SHOs to ensure strict implementation of the restrictions. “All shops and business establishments falling within the peripheries of Charar-i- Sharief, Chadoora, Magam, BK Pora, Narbal, Beerwah, Chattergam, Nagam, Khansahib shall remain closed for the next five days,” reads the order. It says all types of public transport, intra-district movement of private…