Four candidates from the Valley have cracked the prestigious civil services exams, the results of which were declared by the Union Public Service Commission, on Saturday. While Baseer-Ul-Haq tops the chart with 46th rank, Afaq Giri gets 457th, Yasin 459th and Deeba Farhat 553th rank.
Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday announced setting up of the Chenab Valley Development Fund (CVDF) to protect environment and employment generation in the hilly region.
After mainstream political parties, it was the two main separatist leaders who denied the claims made by former RA&W chief AS Dulat, saying he is trying to create confusion among the separatist ranks.
United Jehad Council (UJC) chairman Syed Salahuddin's son, who is a doctor with a leading hospital in Srinagar, on Friday debunked former RA&W chief AS Dulat's disclosure on his admission in a medical college and the role played by his father based in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Yet again, Friday remained a tense day in the Kashmir Valley as the authorities clamped down on separatists and their supporters in Srinagar and south Kashmir.
Minister of state in prime minister's office Jitendra Singh on Friday launched Digital India in Udhampur district.
A group of youths, who recently joined the banned terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, have brazenly posted a group photo on social networking site Facebook, each member posing with a firearm.
A woman was on Friday found dead in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Family members of Rita Devi had yesterday filed a missing complaint with the police.
Police today foiled seperatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's plan to address a public gathering in Anantnag district of south Kashmir by detaining him near his residence.
An encounter broke out between the army and militants near the Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir on Friday, with a militant who got killed in the operation, an army official said.
Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed expressed concern over non-utilisation of funds, especially of the centrally-sponsored schemes, and said the performance of the officers will be judged on the effective execution of programmes.
The latest killing of a village head by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday night may be triggered by religious beliefs held by the victim.
Services of 63 tainted officials, including senior bureaucrats, were terminated by the Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday to weed out the deadwood amid allegations of letting off the bigwigs and tainted police officials.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh will be part of the first batch of about 5,000 pilgrims, who will leave for the annual Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir, on Thursday.
PDP chief spokesperson Dr Mehboob Beg has reacted sharply to the recent comments made by MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh on AFSPA.