House Arrest Keeps Mirwaiz Away From Delhi Conclave

SRINAGAR: Being still under house arrest, the chairman of the Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, was unable to attend a conclave organised by the India Today group in New Delhi, a spokesman said. The Mirwaiz was scheduled to attend the event on Friday and Saturday. The Hurriyat (M) flayed the government for curbs on the […]

Hospital Head ‘Roughes Up’ Women Attendant

SRINAGAR: Medical Superintendent of Valley’s lone children Hospital allegedly beat up a woman attendant from old city, sparking angry reaction from the attendants. “Dr Munir Masoodi (Superintendent Govt G B Pant Hospital) slapped me thrice on my face, kicked my back and pushed me to wall,” Shamima Banoo from Fathekadal area of Srinagar told reporters […]

Army soldier kills self

SRINAGAR: An Army soldier deployed in the upper reaches of Gulmarag shot himself with his service rifle on Saturday morning while on duty. He died on the spot. Confirming his death Station House Officer, Tangmarg, Zahoor Ahmed told CNS that Yem Bahadur (5046735) son of Beer Bahadur from Nepal was posted 21 G camp of […]

Two way traffic on NH from March 18

JAMMU: In view of improved weather conditions and condition of road, it has been decided that all types of Passenger Vehicles and oil tankers shall be allowed to ply, both ways, on NHW-1A (viz. from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa), every day from 18th March, 2013, till further orders. Trucks and other heavy load […]

Cabinet gives nod to formulation of Solar Power Policy

JAMMU: The State Cabinet which met here under the Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah Friday evening gave nod to the formulation of Solar Power Policy for J&K. Cabinet also approved transfer of state land measuring 60 kanals situated in village Doomwani Tehsil and District Shopian in favour of J&K Technical Education Department for construction of […]

Omar for comprehensive development plan for Srinagar Eidgah

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday said that there is a need for comprehensive development plan for Eidgah Srinagar to make it one of the most beautiful and developed places in the Country.  “We want a comprehensive plan for improvement and upgradation of Eidgah and create befitting drainage system there to make it one of […]

Academy’s Drama Festival to begin on Sunday

JAMMU: The annual Drama Festival organized by the J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages will take off on Sunday at the Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar auditorium. During the festival, nine plays in different languages, including Hindustani, Dogri, Hindi, Punjabi and Kashmiri, will be staged by as many theatre groups of the State. […]

Samoon flags off traffic movement to Sonamarg

SRINAGAR: The famous tourist resortof  Sonamarg which was closed for last 4 months due to snowfall, was today formally thrown open for general public and tourists. The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon flagged off the traffic movement at Srinagar-Sonamarg road here today. The Divisional Commissioner earlier reviewed the status of the road with […]

Towns Seethe Over Arrests, Curfew Back In Kupwara

Protests, Clashes, Shutdown In Pulwama, Shopian, Tral, Bandipur SRINAGAR: Authorities re-imposed curfew in Kupwara town amid a rampage by paramilitary men after protests over arrests turned violent on Saturday, with clashes also breaking out in some other towns in north and south Kashmir where shutdowns prevented resumption of everyday business as the government eased a […]

Valley Emerges Out of Clampdown

Curfew Continues In Old City, Shut Down In Lal Chowk SRINAGAR: Everyday business resumed in most of Kashmir on Saturday after two days of valley-wide curfew following the killing of a Srinagar youth by the CRPF mid-week, though several police precincts in the city’s old quarters remained under a clampdown, and its commercial hub closed […]

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