Local Meddling With Power Costs PDD Staffer His Life

SRINAGAR: A daily-wager in the Power Development Department was electrocuted in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district when a transmission line he was repairing was allegedly charged by locals impatient to watch a cricket telecast, reports said. Ghulam Nabi Sofi was killed in his native Wanpoh area at around 6:30 on Sunday evening even after having switched […]

Son Kills Mother, Man Done To Death By Brother

SRINAGAR: Even as a son clobbered his mother to death in the northern Kupwara district, a South Kashmir resident badly injured by his elder brother passed away at the SKIMS on Monday after battling for life for several days. Muhammad Shafi Bhat was said to have been severely beaten up recently by his elder brother […]

13 Days On, No One Held In Baramulla Killing: Kin

SRINAGAR: The family of the Baramulla youth killed in army firing earlier this month have deplored the lack of progress in the case despite the lapse of nearly a fortnight. “Thirteen days have passed since Tahir Rasool Sofi was shot dead by army personnel, but no one has been arrested so far,” the slain youth’s […]

Anti-rape Bill: Govt Does U-turn Dilutes Age of Consent, Stalking

NEW DELHI: Bowing to pressure from political parties, government on Monday retained the age of consent at 18 years and also watered down provisions on stalking and voyeurism in a bill which seeks stringent punishment for crimes against women. The Cabinet meeting was held Monday evening following an all-party meeting in the morning, when the […]

Central University Begins Admission Process

SRINAGAR: The Central University of Kashmir (CUK), along with its 10 fellow Central Universities in other States has started admission process in various post-graduate programmes. The application forms, both online and hard copies along with prospectus, for the programmes offered in CUK, including Integrated B.A. LLB, M.A. English, M.A. Economics, M.A./M.Sc. Mathematics, M.A. Convergent Journalism, […]

MMM Repeats Campus Protests Call

SRINAGAR: The Muttahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM) spearheading the separatist camp’s demand for the return of Muhammad Afzal Guru’s body has repeated its appeal for students to hold protests in schools, colleges and universities on Tuesday. It has also called upon students to offer noon prayers at their respective campuses. “Since students are the future of the […]

SC Dismisses Govt SLP Against Shifting Ex-Sgr DC

SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition by the J and K government contesting a state High Court order to remove or transfer the then deputy commissioner of the Srinagar district for his alleged involvement in the Gulmarg land scam. In a hearing today, a division bench of the Supreme Court termed the […]