Davinder Singh braved bullets fighting militancy; made scapegoat, claims kin

With the high-profile case being handed over to the National Intelligence Agency and Singh's alleged militant connections in question, the family insists that he is being trapped. The family maintains that the suspended DSP is a nationalist who has faced bullets for serving India.

NIA to probe case of J&K DSP caught while ferrying three terrorists

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will probe a case in which a senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer was arrested while ferrying three terrorists out of the valley, an official spokesman said on Saturday (January 18).

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Is arrested J&K police officer an operative gone astray?

It is a big question as to how someone as corrupt and dangerous as Singh not only managed to evade the radar of intelligence agencies but was also given a coveted posting at Srinagar’s sensitive airport without a proper background check.

Arrested DSP’s J&K police medal for gallantry forfeited: Govt order

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday “forfeited” the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry awarded to Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh, who has been arrested for helping terrorists travel out of J&K, an official order said.

Ravinder Raina re-elected Jammu and Kashmir BJP president

Jammu: Ravinder Raina was on Wednesday (January 15) re-elected the Jammu and Kashmir BJP president at the party headquarters here.

Kin cry for help as jailed Kashmiri leaders battle medical negligence

Srinagar: The mysterious death of Kashmiri Jamaat activist Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, in a jail in Prayagraj, UP, on December 20, has heightened fear and concern among the families of Kashmiri activists who were arrested and ferried to prisons outside the Valley under the Public Safety Act, during the abrogation of Article 370. Jail, no place for the ailing ...

NIA to question DSP Singh for sheltering, transporting militants

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency has taken over the investigation into alleged militant links of Jammu and Kashmir Police’s now-disgraced Deputy Superintendent Davinder Singh, who was captured on January 11 on charges of ferrying and sheltering two top commanders of the militant outfit, Hizbul Mujahideen.

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J&K Police say no MHA gallantry medal given to disgraced DySP

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday clarified that suspended officer Davinder Singh, who was arrested while travelling with two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, was not awarded any gallantry or meritorious medal by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

J&K highway closed for second consecutive day, 3000 vehicles stranded

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the second consecutive day on Tuesday due to landslides and snowfall, leaving over 3,000 vehicles stranded.

J&K residents keep fingers crossed as cops give nod to internet restoration

Following the Supreme Court’s order to review restrictions, including a prolonged internet ban, imposed in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, a majority of district police chiefs in the Valley have given a go-ahead for restoration of internet services, sources said. The Federal has learned from well-placed s...

Arrested J&K cop will be treated like militant, say police

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said that the decorated counter-insurgency police officer Davinder Singh, who was apprehended along with two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants on Saturday afternoon, was involved in “a heinous crime” and would be treated like a militant. Inspector General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told journalists in...

Foreign envoys’ visit to Kashmir creates storm in the PDP camp

Srinagar: As envoys of over 15 foreign countries arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit, the National Conference (NC) described the arrival as a “guided tour” with the aim to show that “normalcy has been largely restored when three former Chief Ministers continue to remain under detention since August 5.”

Envoys from EU, Australia to not take part in Centre’s 2-day tour of J&K

Envoys from countries which are members of the EU and Australia will not be a part of the delegation that will go on a two-day tour to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday at the Centre's invitation.

Kashmiri journalists slam prolonged internet ban, seek unified action

Journalists from Kashmir on Monday urged the authorities to ensure uninterrupted internet to the media fraternity so that they can discharge their duties without any form of censorship or fear. The call comes in the wake of the unprecedented internet clampdown, in force for 156 days now, in Kashmir.

Iltija Mufti says detained by police after trying to visit grave of grandfather

Srinagar: Iltija Mufti, daughter of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday (January 2) said she was detained by police at her residence here after she tried to visit the grave of her grandfather and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in south Kashmir. Iltija, a Special Security Group protectee, said she had sought permission ...

Drugs, Kashmir’s other evil in troubled times

Leading psychiatrists in the Kashmir Valley are concerned over the rising cases of substance abuse, mostly the use of heroin, among the student community, compelling them to impart critical training to the teachers by means of workshops and seminars. Psychiatrists say that on an average 4,000 addicts pay visit to Srinagar’s Institute of Mental H...

Relief for Valley: Centre restores SMS services after five months

Jammu/Srinagar: Mobile messaging services will be restored in Kashmir Valley on December 31 midnight, an official said. Besides, broadband services will be resumed in government-run hospitals by midnight, nearly five months after it was blocked in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution on August 5.

Govt to hold bamboo exhibition in Jammu to replicate North East model

New Delhi: The Centre will hold an exhibition on bamboo in Jammu next month, aiming to replicate the successful model being adopted in the North East to market its products. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Ministry of the Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER), chaired by its minister Jitendra Singh. During the meeting, he said the N...

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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has dropped ex-chief minister Sheikh Abdullah's birth anniversary and Martyrs' Day from its list of public holidays for 2020, but Accession Day, which is observed on October 26, has been retained. According to the list issued late on Friday (December 27) night by G L Sharma, the deputy secretary of the Genera...

Journalists in Kashmir protest against assault, abuse by local police

Srinagar: A day after two journalists were assaulted by Jammu and Kashmir police officers on Tuesday (December 17), journalists in Kashmir came out in protest against the alleged police brutality.

No plan to extend Article 371 in Union territory, says J&K govt

Srinagar: Even as the Jammu and Kashmir government issued an advisory to Kashmiri students studying outside to use social media cautiously, political parties in the state say that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was obstructing the political process.

Trade body urges Centre to take steps to revive businesses in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday asked the Centre to take steps for revival of businesses in Kashmir, saying the valley's economy has suffered losses of almost ₹15,000 crore due to restrictions imposed in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

In trying times, Kashmiris find catharsis in prayers, books and TV series

Since the eruption of an armed struggle in Kashmir in 1989, ordinary Kashmiris have been following a different routine. The prolonged shutdowns, curfews and uninterrupted internet clampdowns (called e-curfews) force people to stay indoors, read conflict and resistance literature, watch famous television series and critically-acclaimed Pakistani dra...

SMS service messages resume for subscribers in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: SMS service messages, including one time passwords (OTPs), resumed on Tuesday (December 10) for 40 lakh subscribers in Kashmir following several requests from the public, particularly the business community, officials here said. Though the Jammu and Kashmir administration allowed service providers to resume machine-based messages, subscribers wi...

Local admin in J&K to decide on release of detained political leaders: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (December 10) said a decision on releasing detained political leaders, including three former chief ministers, in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by the local administration and the central government will not interfere in the matter. The minister’s statement came after Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir ...

Valley observes muted birth anniversary of ‘Sher-I-Kashmir’

On the occasion of the 114th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the former prime minister of Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities placed barricades and barbed coils around Abdullah’s mausoleum to restrict public movement.

Two army personnel killed as avalanche hits Southern Siachen Glacier

Jammu: An Army patrol operating at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet in Southern Siachen Glacier was hit by an avalanche during the early hours of Saturday.