Uncle’s Kamal Leaves Omar At Wits’ End

SRINAGAR (ONS) – Faced with yet another juicy nugget from his ‘irrepressible’ uncle, chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday admitted in exasperation that Dr. Mustafa Kamal was making things difficult for him. “Funny thing is I don’t need anyone to make things difficult for me when I have relatives to do it for me,” Abdullah […]

Sonwar Consumers Protest Inflated Power Bills

  Stage Sit-In Outside CM’s House SRINAGAR (KNS) – Srinagar Nov 13: The on-going power crisis Tuesday reached the doorsteps of the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, when a group of protestors staged a sit-in and raised slogans in front of his Gupkar Road house against the Power Development Department. When the protesters tried to gherao […]

Militant Killed In Kulgam Fight

SRINAGAR (ONS) – A local Lashkar-e-Tayyaba militant was killed after a day-long operation by forces in Kulgam outskirts, even as troops took more areas into cordon by evening to tackle more militants suspected to hiding in villages. Fighting had broken out this evening in farmland between Tanuk Jan and Kajjar villages in the Yaripora area […]

Hurriyat (M) Meet Soon To Draw Up Pak Trip Strategy

SRINAGAR (ONS) – A key meet of the Hurriyat (M) executive council is likely by next week to chalk out a strategy for its forthcoming Pakistan visit, sources said. Top alliance leaders, who returned from New Delhi today, are also due to discuss their meeting with the Pak High Commissioner, Salman Bashir, during the latest […]

JCC Announces 17-Day Statewide Relay Protests

SRINAGAR (KNS) – The Joint Consultative Committee, an umbrella organization of state government employees in Jammu and Kashmir, Tuesday announced a schedule of 17-day relay protests ahead of its 2-day general strike in middle of December, including a march to the governor’s house at Jammu to press its demands. Decision to the effect was taken […]

Snow Cabs Announces Extended Service

SRINAGAR – Snow Cabs, the recently launched radio taxi service here has tied up an arrangement with Delhi-based Iris Cabs for the passengers traveling by air between Delhi and Srinagar. They will now be able to book a cab before boarding a flight and have a radio taxi waiting for them at their destinations. With […]

Diwali Celebrated With Joy In Valley

SRINAGAR (ONS) – Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with traditional gaiety and fervour across the state, with temples coming alive with hymns and devotional music. Pandit and Sikh communities illuminated homes, neighbourhoods and places of worship with oil lamps, and exchanged gifts and greetings, while children had fun with crackers and fireworks. Muslim […]

No Water Supply For 2 Days

SRINAGAR (ONS) – Water supply to major parts of the city will remain affected for two days beginning Wednesday morning as PHE is undertaking urgent repairs in the Rangil Water Supply Plant. A PHE spokesman said late this evening that the water supply to areas being fed by the Rangil Scheme like Illahibagh, Bachpora, Soura, […]

HC View On Talaaq Out Of Context Of Quran: Kirmani

SRINAGAR (ONS) – Clarifying that he was not opposed to maintenance for divorced Muslim women, Justice (retd) Basheer Ahmad Kirmani on Tuesday said that his petition for a review of the High Court’s ruling on talaaq was to arrive at a “correct” interpretation of the Quran and the Hadees in view of the Bilquees Banu […]

Suu Kyi in India

NEW DELHI – Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived here Tuesday on a six-day visit during which she will meet India’s leaders as well as friends from her school and college days in Delhi. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi flashed a traditional “namaste” after stepping out of the aircraft that brought her from Yangon. […]

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