RK Chhibber replaces Pervez Ahmad as J&K Bank Chairman, Vigilance sleuths raid bank headquarters

Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday appointed RK Chhibber as the interim chairman and the Director on the Board of Directors of the J&K Bank. Chhibber will replace Pervez Ahmad, who was appointed in 2016 as the chairman of the bank. In an order issued on Saturday, the government said: “Parvez Ahmad, Chairman cum Managing Director, shall cease to be Director on the Board of Directors of the Bank and consequently be no longer the Chairman cum Managing Director of the bank.” “RK Chhibber is hereby nominated as the Director…

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‘Stone pelters in Kashmir Pack your Bag’: As Amit Shah gets Home Ministry warnings started emerging

BJP leader Tajinder Singh Pal Bagga compared Amit Shah to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and issued a warning to Kashmiri stone pelters. On a day when the charge for Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was given to Amit Shah, who is largely credited for Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) magnificent win in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, BJP spokesperson Tajinder Singh Pal Bagga made a controversial statement giving fodder to the Opposition. The firebrand BJP spokesperson who is known to make controversial statements, on Friday, was back in the headlines after he…

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Pellet terror returns to hunt Kashmir, scores injured in Shopian, Kulgam

At least ninety persons sustained fire arm injuries, sixty of them from pellets, after they clashed with the government forces in South Kashmir’s Kulgam and Shopian districts One of the injured includes, Yawar Ahmad, who received bullet in his abdomen at Kulgam and is reported to be in critical condition. In Kulgam clashes erupted after youth tried to break the cordon laid down by the forces to save the trapped militants after the pre-dawn Ramzan meals were over. Thousands of people thronged the gunfight site at Mohamadpura, Kulgam and clashed…

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Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar to prevent protests post Musa’s killing, Mobile internet service suspended across Kashmir

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday to prevent protests against the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa late last night. Reports and witnesses said that the police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in strength in various sensitive areas of the city. They have erected barricades at various intersections to restrict the movement of the people, said a motorist who was stopped at Hyderpora and Parraypora in uptown Srinagar. Another witness said that curfew was announced in Maisuma area of…

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To prevent Eidgah march restrictions imposed in Downtown

Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Tuesday to prevent a separatist-called commemoration march. The Hurriyat Conference has called for the march to the Martyrs Graveyard in the Old City’s Eidgah area to pay homage to two senior separatist leaders, Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who were killed by unidentified assailants on this day in 1990 and 2002. Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq, the father of Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was killed at his residence in the outskirts of the city on May 21,…

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Gunfight rages in Pulwama, three Rebels, Soldier, Civilian Killed, Curfew imposed in Pulwama town, shutdown in Shopian

Three rebels, an army man and a civilian were killed in a fierce gunfight that broke out in Dalipora area of Pulwama town in south Kashmir on Thursday morning. An official said that the gunfight broke out shortly before dawn after the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Dalipora following inputs about the presence of militants. He said the rebels opened fire after the forces approached the house where they were hiding. “The forces retaliated, triggering a fierce gunfight,” he said, adding that three militants and a…

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#JusticeForAiman: Protests erupt in Srinagar, Baramulla, Sopore

Protests erupted in many parts of Srinagar city on Monday over the rape of a minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district last week. Reports said that protests erupted in Saida Kadal, Gaw Kadal, Almagari Bazar and Shalimar areas of the city. Schools and other business establishments have also been closed in the city while the movement of public transport has been affected. There has been an outrage over horrific rape of a three-year-old girl in Trigam, Sumbal. Police have already arrested the accused, who is a…

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Poll Boycott: Pulwama records 1.91% and Shopian 2.64%

Nearly sixteen per cent voter turnout was recorded in two Lak Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir till 3 pm on Monday, officials said. While Leh and Kargil recorded 49.07 and 60.91 percent turnout respectively, the turnout was dismal in Pulwama and Shopian. Pulwama recorded 1.91 per cent turnout and Shopian 2.64 per cent during this time. Enthusiastic voters started pouring out to throng the polling stations in Leh and Kargil districts. In contrast, most of the polling stations wore a deserted look in Shopian and Pulwama districts where polling…

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Voting on for two LS seats in J&K, Grenade attack on polling station in Pulwama

Polling began on Monday for Ladakh and Anantnag Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir. Enthusiastic voters started pouring out to throng the polling stations in Leh and Kargil districts. In contrast, most of the polling stations wore a deserted look in Shopian and Pulwama districts where polling is being held in the third and final phase of Anantnag Lok Sabha seat. Polling started at 7 a.m. in both the Lok Sabha seats, but it will end at 4 p.m. in Anantnag constituency and 6 p.m. in Ladakh constituency. In…

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Voting begins for phase two polls in Kulgam

Voting began on Monday for the second phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag Lok Sabha seat amid high security. Very few voters were seen queuing up outside polling stations as voting began at 7 a.m. Voting is being held in four assembly segments of Kulgam district — Noorabad, Devsar, Kulgam and Homshalibugh. As a precautionary measure, mobile Internet services have been suspended in the south Kashmir areas. Train services between Baramulla and Banihal have also been cancelled for the day. There are 18 candidates in the fray in…

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