PDP Leaders Dream Merchants: Omar

GANDERBAL – Working President of National Conference Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that PDP leadership is luring Panchayat members through various tactics and money power. He said women Panchayat members are reportedly being presented make up kits by PDP to tempt them vote for PDP candidates. Ridiculing PDP leadership for cultivating such undemocratic, illegal and […]

Alliance with Cong, BJP NC’s Opportunism: PDP

SRINAGAR – Terming Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s latest move of courting BJP as his new allies a brazen show of opportunism, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today said the National Conference has taken the political immorality to a new low by simultaneously entering into coalition of expedience with Congress and BJP. “As NC has always […]

Frislan Homeless Given Rs 15000 Per Family

ANANTNAG (KNS) – Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Thursday visited the affected families in Frislan and distributed 15,000 rupees each to the affected households. Deputy Commissioner Farooq Ahamd Shah told KNS that the amount was the part of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and 60 cft timber will also be provided to each household. He said that […]

Bombs Target Karbala Pilgrims, Scores Killed

BAGHDAD:  Back-to-back explosions tore through tents housing Shia pilgrims in the holy city of Karbala and in nearby southern Iraqi city Thursday resulting in the death of at least 43 people, reports  said. Reports say the victims of the bombings included women and children. The attacks in Hillah began with a roadside bombing near tents […]

Srinagar-Leh Highway Closed After Snowfall

SRINAGAR – The 434-km Srinagar-Leh National highway was closed for traffic as high altitude areas of Kashmir Valley, including the famous ski resort of Gulmarg, experienced the first heavy snowfall of the season, officials said on Thursday. Heavy snowfall along the Line of Control (LoC) since last evening also prompted authorities to suspend traffic on […]

How many deaths will it take…

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. ~ Prof Howard Zinn, leading historian and author The air was laden with a hint of festivity. Two friends, let us call them Amin and Javed, woke up to a frosty February morning unsure of what the day had in store for […]

Iran Equips Navy with New Hovercrafts

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran equipped its Navy fleets with two new hovercrafts Wednesday morning, one of which enjoys missile launching capabilities. In a ceremony attended by Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in Iran’s Southern port city of Bandar Abbas, hovercrafts BH7 which had been overhauled by local experts and SRNX whose Iranian name is […]

Indefinite Curfew Clamped In Old Srinagar

SRINAGAR – Authorities on Wednesday evening clamped indefinite curfew on a major chunk of Old Srinagar following group clashes in downtown. The order was issued by the district magistrate late in the evening when several areas had been seething throughout the day over police raids and arrests, and insults to holy names. Areas under the […]

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Agha Flay Latest Insult, Urge Unity

SRINAGAR (ONS) – Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Agha Syed Hassan on Wednesday reacted strongly against the latest attack on the religious sentiments of Muslims, saying that this was a traditional tactic of anti-Islam forces. The leaders said that public anger and outrage over such episodes was inevitable, and appealed for restraint […]

CRPF Man Killed, 3 Injured

SRINAGAR (KNS) – A Central Reserve Police Force trooper was killed Tuesday midnight near his camp at Bemina Bypass on the city outskirts. Quoting CRPF spokesman, Sudhir Kumar, KMN said, some gunshots rattled the outlying city area at 2.30 a.m. on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday near the camp of Force’s 73rd battalion (E […]