Mirwaiz & The Civil Society

Pakistan visit is very important. It should be fruitful. We don’t want it to be a mere event or photo session. It has to be productive and suggestions from civil society will make it so –  Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Though the Hurriyat may not agree, but the fact is that public in general remains largely indifferent […]

Muharram Processions in Pak Targeted, 7 Killed

PESHAWAR – A bomb killed seven people Saturday near a Muharram procession in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district despite a security crackdown, the latest attack on Shias during the holy month. Four children  were among the dead and 30 other people were injured when the remote-controlled bomb packed with ball bearings exploded on the outskirts […]

Youth Group Threatens Self-Immolation On Ashura Ban

SRINAGAR – Warning the government against imposing restrictions on the Ashura procession on Sunday, a newly-popping youth group has threatened self-immolation in central Srinagar tomorrow if authorities went ahead with the ban. “We will hold a march over fire in Lal Chowk, and burn ourselves instead of coal and firewood if the government enforces its […]

Valley Higher Reaches Receive Fresh Snow

SRINAGAR – Gulmarg and other heights in the Kashmir valley experienced fresh light to moderate snowfall while in Srinagar sun was playing hide and seek since this morning, a met department spokesperson said.  Light rain or snow may occur at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours, he said.  He said sky […]

Sajad Says NC-PDP Have No Role On Kashmir

SRINAGAR – Asserting that mainstream parties had no role in resolving the Kashmir issue, the head of one faction of the People’s Conference, Sajad Ghani Lone, on Saturday described the forthcoming Hurriyat (M) visit to Pakistan as a positive step, and asked the NC and the PDP not to queer the pitch. “Mainstream parties like the […]

Academy Honours Raza for Development of Modern Art in J&K

SRINAGAR – Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Friday honoured internationally acclaimed artist, SH Raza, for his pioneering work in the development of modern art in Kashmir. Secretary Academy Khalid Bashir Ahmad, on behalf of the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, felicitated Raza by presenting a memento, citation and a Kashmiri shawl in recognition […]

Omar, Vohra pay homage to martyrs of Karbala

Jammu, Nov 24: Paying rich homage to the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura Muharram, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has said that Imam Hussain (AS) symbolizes the firm faith in Almighty, high principals of righteousness, purity of thought and highest degree of sacrifice to uphold truth and human dignity. Omar said that Imam […]

Div Com reviews pace of 4-lane National Highway project

SRINAGAR, NOV 24: To review the pace of progress on widening works of 4-lane National Highway Project, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon convened a high level meeting of officers here today.             The Divisional Commissioner directed all concerned to remove the bottlenecks for ensuring smooth traffic movement all […]

MCH Anantnag handles rare complication

Carries out blood transfusion to new-born baby Srinagar, Nov 24: In first case of its kind, doctors at Maternity & Child Hospital (MC) Anantnag carried out blood transfusion to a new born baby, which otherwise is done at tertiary care hospitals of valley only. According to hospital sources, a woman namely Jameela wife of Abdul […]

3rd Sati Sahni Memorial Lecture Held

            JAMMU, NO 24– J&K Regional Branch of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) today organized the 3rd Sat Paul Sahni Memorial Lecture on “Media and Governance”. Editor-in-Chief, Tribune, Mr. Raj Chengappa was the key speaker on the topic.              Political Advisor to the Chief […]