Military Chief of Hamas Slain in Wide Israeli Attack on Gaza

GAZA — Israel on Wednesday launched one of the most ferocious assaults on Gaza since its invasion four years ago, hitting at least 20 targets in aerial attacks that killed the top military commander of Hamas, drew strong condemnation from Egypt and escalated the risks of a new war in the Middle East. The Israelis […]

Proud of our women: Sujatha Singh

At a time when most people speak with pessimism about the condition of women in South Asia, the Indian Ambassador to Germany, Sujatha Singh is proud of women in her country. Ronaq Zahoor talked to her on the sidelines of  the ‘Days of India’ conference at the University of Hamburg. Q. What are your views […]

Drug Abuse Fatal Than Militancy: Omar

SUMBAL (ONS) – Terming increasing drug-abuse as ‘worst enemy of the civilization and dangerous than militancy’, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday urged all sections of the society to work together to save children from illicit use of drugs. “It is being observed that notorious elements induce drug addiction in children and use […]

3 Soldiers, 2 Militants Killed In Kupwara Gunfight

SRINAGAR –  Army on Wednesday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in frontier district of north Kashmir‘s Kupwara district, killing two militants while three soldiers were also killed. “A major infiltration bid was foiled in Nowgam sector of Kupwara district after our Jawans noticed movement of militants near […]

NC Has Strong Secular Democratic Credentials: Rana

JAMMU – Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Devender Singh Rana today said that the history of democratic Jammu and Kashmir state is incomplete without J&K National Conference as this (NC) party represents the aspirations of common people from all regions and sub-regions of the state. “History is testimony to the strong secular-democratic credentials of […]

Students are pillars to mould society: VC KU

SRINAGAR – Terming University of Kashmir as the highest podium of learning where from students, scholars, academicians and intellectuals equip themselves with candle of knowledge and enlighten the whole society with their innovative thoughts and ideas Vice Chancellor KU, Prof Talat Ahmad has urged the students to take active participation in social cause and try […]

Led Zeppelin songs to fuel NBC series ‘Revolution’

NBC’s futuristic sci-fi series “Revolution” is turning to classic rock heroes Led Zeppelin to score its Thanksgiving-week episode. Two of the band’s songs, “Kashmir” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” are set to appear Monday on the  J.J. Abrams-produced series about an electricity-starved world.  Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones aren’t so much […]

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi appeals for India support

NEW DELHI – Ms Suu Kyi was praised for her ‘indomitable courage’ by Indian PM Manmohan Singh Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged Indian people to help her country achieve democracy. On Wednesday she held a landmark meeting with Indian PM Manmohan Singh as part of her first visit to India in […]

City Dev Main Focus of Govt: Omar

City Reporter  SRINAGAR – The Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that comprehensive city development looms large in the government policy and attention has been given to upgrade basic amenities and address urban problems in twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu. Inaugurating Rs. 69.50 core Rawalpora-Tengpora Storm Water Drainage Scheme here this […]

Farm Machinery Mela in Lolab

Incentive of Rs 12.08 Lakh provided among Sogam Farmers SOGAM – In a bid to implement the emerging technologies and farm machineries aiming to boost the productivity and production per unit area, the Department of Agriculture organized “Farm Machinery Melas” at premises of Forest Rest House Sogam Lolab. On this occasion Chief Agriculture Officer Kupwara […]