Pilgrims Perform ‘Wukuf’ at Arafah

MOUNT ARAFAT — Vast crowds of Muslim pilgrims flocked to Mount Arafat on Thursday to perform the main Haj rites, with those from Arab Spring states praying fervently for freedom and stability. Men, women, and children from 189 countries streamed from dawn to the site in western Arabia, some setting up small colourful tents in […]

Want New Life For Kashmiri Carpets: Rohit Bal

Says Plans To Use Kashmiri Motifs For Designing New Delhi – Rohit Bal, one of the big names in the fashion world Friday said that he was working on Kashmiri carpet collection to give it a brand new look, saying the process is completely different with a lot of craft-based work involved in it. “I am […]

Eid-ul-Azha Today, Massive Congregations Expected

Srinagar (ONS) – Eid-ul-Azha, commemorating Prophet Abraham’s (AS) absolute submission to the command of the Almighty, is being celebrated in Kashmir on Saturday along with many parts of the Muslim world. Massive congregations are due at major venues for ritual Eid prayers in the morning, to be followed by slaughter of lawful animals and distributing […]

Separatist Leaders Put Under House Arrest

Govt Bars Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik From Eid Prayers Srinagar (ONS) – In a knee-jerk response to their announcements to offer Eid-ul-Azha prayers at various prominent venues, including Eidgah and Hazratbal, almost entire separatist leadership was on the Eid-eve placed under house arrest.     According to reports, the state government put the chairmen of both […]

Hat Trick Sealed For ‘Overcharging’

Market Checking at Sgr  Mughal Durbar Fined  Srinagar – Amid Eid rush, the government Friday sealed Hat Trick, Karan Nagar, a prominent fast food chain after they were found overcharging consumers on the Eid eve, According to government spokesperson, the market checking squad inspected various shops and sealed Hat Trick, Karan Nagar for overcharging the customers. […]

Curfew Relaxed In Zanskar After 3 Days

Calm After Anti-Muslim Violence Srinagar – Curfew was relaxed in the Zanskar region of Ladakh on Friday after three days of tight unbroken restrictions following anti-Muslim violence.  The Paddam area of the town had been rocked by severe riots leaving many injured in the wake of several Buddhist families converting to Islam.  The police today said […]

PDP Condemns Zanskar Violence

Srinagar – Advising caution and restraint over the situation in Zanskar area of Kargil, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today urged the government to ensure safety and security of people there. In a statement issued here today the party president Mehbooba Mufti expressed anguish at the miseries heaped on a handful of defenseless people and government’s […]

Ex-Militant Commander Killed In Road Accident

Srinagar (ONS) – Former militant commander Palay Khan was killed in a road accident in the Jammu region on Friday, reports said.  Originally named Muhammad Yousuf Ganai, the ex militant was heading from Jammu to Srinagar when the Sumo taxi he was travelling in met with an accident near Nagrota.  The other occupants of the […]

Shah Arrested Near Pampore

Freedom Struggle Will Go On: DFP Srinagar – Police Friday arrested the Democratic Freedom Party president, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, when he was on his way to south Kashmir’s Islamabad district. According to a party spokesman, Shah had to offer Friday and Eid-ul-Azha prayers in his home town, but was intercepted by a large contingent of […]

Woman Ends Life

Srinagar – A 25-year old woman identified as Rif’at wife of Me’raj-ud-din of Lane 15,  Maharajpora, Firdous Abaad, Batmaloo, here committed suicide while her husband suffered burn injuries on Wednesday night, police said, adding a case had been registered and investigation launched.   According to reports, Rif’at allegedly sprinkled kerosene oil on her body and […]

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