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Senior PDP leader Mohammad Khalil Bandh resigns from party
Bandh said that the party compromised the basic principles of democracy. Twitter: @MKBandh

Senior PDP leader Mohammad Khalil Bandh resigns from party

17 Jul 2019 | 2:56 PM

SRINAGAR: Three-time MLA and former Minister Mohammad Khalil Bandh from South Kashmir’s Pulwama announced his resignation from the PDP on Wednesday.

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Tribune News Service
Srinagar, July 17

Three-time MLA and former Minister Mohammad Khalil Bandh from South Kashmir’s Pulwama announced his resignation from the PDP on Wednesday.  

Bandh said that the party compromised the basic principles of democracy, as senior leaders were sidelined in decision making. 

Bandh won the Pulwama assembly seat for the PDP in the 2002, 2008 and 2014 assembly elections.

His exit is yet another jolt to PDP as at least 10 former ministers and legislators have left the party since last year, after the PDP-BJP coalition Government collapsed on June 19, 2018.

 
Kathua case: HC to hear plea for death penalty to accused tomorrow

Kathua case: HC to hear plea for death penalty to accused tomorrow

17 Jul 2019 | 7:25 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court will on Thursday hear the plea of the Kathua rape and murder victim's father, who wants an enhancement of the sentence.

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Sopore

Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Sopore

17 Jul 2019 | 2:35 PM

SRINAGAR: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

Pandit enclaves to test govt’s resolve

Pandit enclaves to test govt’s resolve

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: Resettlement of displaced Pandits in Kashmir, which is back on the agenda of the BJP, is likely to test the resolve and sincerity of Narendra Modi-led NDA government.

BJP kick-starts campaign for Assembly elections

BJP kick-starts campaign for Assembly elections

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: Taking advantage of the prevailing “chaos” among rival political groups, the BJP today formally kick-started preparations for the Assembly elections in the state.

Damaged pipeline: Blood comes in taps in Shopian

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

SRINAGAR: In an incident which put health of hundreds of residents at risk, blood flowed through taps in a village of Shopian district last week.

Lack of infra forcing people to migrate from frontier

Lack of infra forcing people to migrate from frontier

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: While China is building an extensive network of highways, buildings and other infrastructure along the un-demarcated Line of Actual Control (LAC), the lack of basic amenities and infrastructure in border areas of Ladakh is forcing villagers to migrate to towns.

Ban on school vans leads to traffic chaos in Jammu

Ban on school vans leads to traffic chaos in Jammu

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: Severe traffic congestion was witnessed outside various schools in Jammu on the second consecutive day on Tuesday after the ban on vans ferrying students.

Take steps to improve meal scheme coverage, state told

Take steps to improve meal scheme coverage, state told

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: Claiming that the coverage of children in primary and upper primary government schools in nine districts under the Midday Meal Scheme is below average, the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has directed the state to take necessary steps for improving the same.

Facing losses, farmers want curbs on trucks lifted

Facing losses, farmers want curbs on trucks lifted

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

SRINAGAR: Agriculturists have demanded lifting of restrictions on the plying of fruit and vegetable-laden vehicles on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

Fund crunch hits repair of sewers

Fund crunch hits repair of sewers

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: Lack of funds and non-compliance from the finance department to entertain tenders for the maintenance of the sewerage network project in the Jammu city, have put residents to great hardships.

State to re-hire 2,261 lecturers

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: With government schools facing staff crunch, the school education department has decided to rehire 2,261 subject teachers and lecturers on academic arrangement across the state.

Rajouri-Thanamandi road in shambles

Rajouri-Thanamandi road in shambles

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

RAJOURI: The 22-km Rajouri-Thanamandi road, being executed and maintained by the Border Road Organisation (BRO), is in extremely miserable condition.

Pedalling around with message for PM

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: A die-hard fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Naresh Kumar, a 46-year-old scrap dealer, goes from street to street on his bicycle which carries a congratulatory message for the PM on his second tenure.

Overcoming all odds, woman lawyers make presence felt

Overcoming all odds, woman lawyers make presence felt

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: High-profile female law practitioners in Jammu say since the profession was male-dominated earlier, the biggest challenge for them was to make forays into it.

2010 unrest victims’ kin protest

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

SRINAGAR: Kin of the 2010 unrest victims on Tuesday alleged that the recommendations of the Koul Commission of Inquiry had not been implemented by the authorities to date.

Dineshwar meets Governor

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

SRINAGAR: Dineshwar Sharma, Union Special Representative for Dialogue in J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhawan here on Tuesday.

Demand for separate medical supply body in Jammu region

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: The Citizen’s Forum on Monday demanded a separate J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd (JKMSCL) for the Jammu region.

Protest over minor’s rape in Kathua

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

KATHUA: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two persons at Sadrota village of the Lohia Malhar block in Kathua district.

Tribunal to hold sittings in Leh over Jamaat ban

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

The Unlawful Activities Prevention Tribunal, headed by a Delhi High Court judge, is all set to begin its sittings in Leh for two days from July 20 to look into the evidence supporting the declaration of Jamaat-e-Islami, J&K, as an unlawful association.

Better cricket facilities would’ve helped me: Parvez

Better cricket facilities would’ve helped me: Parvez

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

SRINAGAR: South Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool on Tuesday said he would have performed better if the state had the right cricket infrastructure.

2 held for killing Baramulla shopkeeper

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

SRINAGAR: The police have arrested two youths from Baramulla district for their alleged involvement in the killing of a shopkeeper on June 30.

in brief

Plantation drive at Nagrota military station

17 Jul 2019 | 6:49 AM

JAMMU: The Army conducted an afforestation drive at the Nagrota military station to increase green cover in the area and spread awareness among people about the importance of saving the environment.

Delhi Police arrests JeM terrorist from Srinagar

Delhi Police arrests JeM terrorist from Srinagar

16 Jul 2019 | 9:52 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist from Srinagar, it said on Tuesday.

There was no serious demand for plebiscite in Kashmir: Prof

There was no serious demand for plebiscite in Kashmir: Prof

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

NEW DELHI: There was never a serious public demand for holding a plebiscite in Kashmir.

Two more Amarnath yatris die

Two more Amarnath yatris die

16 Jul 2019 | 6:47 AM

SRINAGAR: Two more Amarnath pilgrims died during their journey to the holy cave shrine taking the toll to 12 this year.

NC mocks at mushrooming political outfits

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

SRINAGAR: The National Conference (NC) today said political amalgamations and individuals propping up in “every nook and corner of the valley are running on the whims of forces inimical to the interests of the state”.

Take waste management to grassroots, says Div Comm

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday directed officers concerned and deputy commissioners to make solid waste management (SWM) a people’s movement by taking its issues, concerns and management to citizens.

Civic problems persist in Jammu, people suffer

Civic problems persist in Jammu, people suffer

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

JAMMU: Even nine months after the urban local bodies elections, Jammu city grapples with municipal problems and no change is visible on the ground.

Religion, profession have respective sanctities: Actress

Religion, profession have respective sanctities: Actress

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

JAMMU: Sanam Zeeya (24), a Bollywood actress from Kashmir, whose new film ‘Shadi Ke Patase’ is releasing pan India on July 19, said religion and profession should not be inter-mixed as both have their own sanctities.

A first: Valley journalists vote to choose press club body

A first: Valley journalists vote to choose press club body

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Press Club held its first-ever election in Srinagar on Monday.

Inflation hikes living cost in J&K

Inflation hikes living cost in J&K

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir is slowly turning into an expensive Himalayan state in India to live in due to a high inflation rate, and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for June endorses it.

Hurriyat wants KPs back, but no separate colonies

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

SRINAGAR: The hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said it had “always welcomed” the homecoming of Kashmiri Pandits, but opposed separate settlements for them.

NGT doubles fine on construction companies to Rs2 crore

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Noting repeated failures, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has raised the penalty slapped on Gammon India and Hindustan Construction Company to Rs 2 crore each for damaging the environment by dumping construction debris into the Chenab and Tawi in J&K.

102 new colleges on cards, existing ones in shambles

102 new colleges on cards, existing ones in shambles

16 Jul 2019 | 6:42 AM

JAMMU: Even as the state administration has decided to open 102 new degree colleges across the state, the quality of higher education is deteriorating in Jammu and Kashmir courtesy lack of infrastructure and severe shortage of manpower in the existing 97 colleges of the state.

Adjourn trial, police urge juvenile boardkathua case

Adjourn trial, police urge juvenile board

16 Jul 2019 | 6:43 AM

JAMMU/KATHUA: The Crime Branch of the J&K Police on Monday moved a plea before the Juvenile Justice Board hearing the case of an accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, seeking deferment of the trial as the J&K High Court is yet to decide whether the accused is a minor or not.

Amit Shah ticks off NC MP in LS

Amit Shah ticks off NC MP in LS

16 Jul 2019 | 6:46 AM

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday ticked off National Conference’s MP Hasnain Masoodi in the Lok Sabha during the debate on the National Investigation Agency Amendment Bill, 2019.

Jammu man commits suicide after killing wife

Jammu man commits suicide after killing wife

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

JAMMU: In a shocking incident, a man allegedly murdered his wife and later committed suicide in the winter capital on Monday.

CRPF personnel jump into stream,  save drowning girl

CRPF personnel jump into stream, save drowning girl

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

SRINAGAR: Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men risked their lives by jumping into a gushing stream to save a teenaged girl from drowning on Monday morning.

Pak intruder shot in Samba

16 Jul 2019 | 6:41 AM

JAMMU: The Border Security Forces (BSF) killed a Pakistani intruder along the International Border of the Ramgarh sector on Monday.

14th batch of 5,210 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath cave shrine

14th batch of 5,210 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath cave shrine

15 Jul 2019 | 2:16 PM

JAMMU: Amid tight security, the 14th batch of 5,210 Amarnath pilgrims left a base camp here on Monday for the 3,880-metre high cave shrine in south Kashmir.

BSF personnel shoot dead Pakistani intruder in Samba

BSF personnel shoot dead Pakistani intruder in Samba

15 Jul 2019 | 3:03 PM

JAMMU: A suspected Pakistani intruder was shot dead by BSF personnel while he was trying to cross the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Monday, officials said.

NH traffic chaos a routineJK Buzz

NH traffic chaos a routine

15 Jul 2019 | 6:59 AM

Traffic jams have become a routine on the strategically important Jammu-Srinagar national highway as drivers of passenger vehicles violate restrictions imposed by the authorities for the security of the Amarnath pilgrims.

Space crunch, rising population major worries for Doda town

Space crunch, rising population major worries for Doda town

15 Jul 2019 | 6:59 AM

DODA: Doda town, which is the heart of the Chenab valley and once served as the headquarters of the erstwhile Doda district, is faced with a major space problem as there is almost no land left for construction.

NHPC director visits Dulhasti station

NHPC director visits Dulhasti station

15 Jul 2019 | 6:59 AM

JAMMU: Nikhil Kumar Jain, Director (personnel), NHPC Ltd, today visited the Dulhasti power station in Kishtwar.

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