Free Press Journal
  • Mehbooba Mufti announces amnesty to first-time stone pelters

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has announced amnesty to first-time stone pelters, officials said on Thursday. In a Twitter post on Wednesday night, Mufti said: “It gives me immense satisfaction to restart the process of withdrawing FIRs against first-time offenders of stone pelting.

  • Will not allow Kashmir to become Syria: Interlocutor

    New Delhi : The biggest challenge and the top priority in Kashmir are to deradicalise Kashmiri youth and militants and prevent it from turning into a Syria of India, says Dineshwar Sharma, the newly-named interlocutor for talks in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Jammu And Kashmir situation is improving; violence coming down: Mehbooba Mufti

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said situation in the state has improved a lot as violence has come down significantly. She said this after holding an hour-long meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, three days after the appointment of former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma as the special representative who will hold talks with all stakeholders in the state.

  • Next Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing chiefs unveiled

    New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Rajiv Jain will be the next chief of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), while Anil Dhasmana will be the next head of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Home Ministry sources said. Dhasmana and Jain will succeed Rajinder Khanna and Dineshwar Sharma. Jain, a 1980-batch IPS officer was serving as Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau, while Dhasmana, a 1981-batch IPS officer was Special Secretary in the Cabinet

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    Rajnath chairs high-level meet ahead of SAARC meet in Pakistan

    New Delhi : Ahead of his visit to Pakistan for the South Asian Association Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday chaired a high-level meeting here. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief Dineshwar Sharma and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Rajinder Khanna were also present at the meeting.

  • Dineshwar Sharma to be new IB chief

    New Delhi: IPS officer Dineshwar Sharma will be the next director of Intelligence Bureau (IB), an official statement said Sunday.

  • New IB chief appointed

    New Delhi: Dineshwar Sharma, Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau, was appointed as the agency’s new chief on Saturday and will take charge on January one succeeding Syed Asif Ibrahim. A 1979 batch IPS officer from Kerala cadre, Sharma, who has been working with the agency for the past 23 years, will have a two-year tenure. An official announcement said he will take over as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) with immediate