Kashmir Remembers 1931 Martyrs With Strike

Shutdown, restrictions cripples life in valley SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown marked the Martyrs’ Day in Kashmir on Saturday while authorities resorted to clamp-down and imposed restrictions to foil the proposed march by the Hurriyat Conference. Both the factions of Hurriyat Conference had urged the people to march towards the Martyrs’ graveyard at Naqshband Sahab in […]

Policeman Beheaded in North Kashmir

SRINAGAR: In a gruesome incident, unknown persons killed a policeman by slashing his throat at Harduna forest area of Vilgam village in frontier district of Kupwara in North Kashmir on Saturday. Official sources said blamed militants for the killing of Head Constable Sanaullah Zargar, son of Abdul Gani Zargar and said the policeman was killed […]

Virus-hit Saudi Arabia issues alert for pilgrims

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of a new respiratory virus, asked on Friday that pilgrims coming from across the Muslim world to visit holy sites for Umrah wear face masks in crowded places.  The list of health ministry recommendations carried by the Saudi Press Agency also advised the elderly, or those with chronic diseases, to […]

Kashmir not an international dispute: Mufti

SRINAGAR:  Peoples Democratic Party patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday said that Kashmir wasn’t an international dispute and can be resolved through dialogue. Talking to KNS at the martyrs’ graveyard in the shrine premises of Khwaja Naqshband sahib (RA) here, he said, “Kashmir isn’t an international dispute. When we were in power […]

Police Rescues 3 Undercover Cops From Public Wrath

SRINAGAR: Police fired teargas shells and used batons to rescue three of their colleagues who were caught by an angry mob after mistaking them for thieves in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir today. Three undercover cops including a Special Police Officer (SPO) were caught by an agitating locals, who mistook them as thieves at a […]

Mirwaiz Flays Govt For Curbs

SRINAGAR: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Saturday strongly condemned authorities for foiling amalgam’s July 13 Martyrs Day programme by the shear use of ‘force’.  Mirwaiz said that the amalgam had devised a programme to pay tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931 at Martyrs grave yard, Naqashbandh Sahib (RA), here. […]

Nothing has changed in Kashmir since 1931: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday hailed people of Kashmir Valley for observing a complete strike in memory of martyrs of July 13, 1931. “Mission of martyrs is unfinished and incomplete and people have shown that they have neither forgotten their mission nor have they accepted horse trading by pro-Indian parties,” […]

Qatar, Saudi Fight For Supremacy in Volatile Mid-East

Dubai: Qatar, a key supporter of Islamists who rose to power in Arab Spring countries, is losing ground in regional politics to Saudi Arabia, which appears to have seized the reins on key issues, notably Egypt and Syria. The decline in Qatar’s regional diplomacy comes as its powerful emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani […]

2 Yr Old Anointed Head Of Top Leh Monastery

Simla: A two-and-a-half-year-old boy from a remote town in Lahaul Valley has been anointed the  head of the famous Tagna monastery of Ladakh region, an official said Friday. The boy has been anointed as the 15th head of the monastery and named Jigme Mingyur Thile Dorje. The boy, the only son of agriculturalist couple Nawang […]

FSL Officials Suspended

SRINAGAR: For dereliction of duties, two officials of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) unit of PCR, Srinagar were placed under suspension today. According to Director, FSL, J&K, two officials namely Lab. Assistant Riyaz Ahmad Shah and Lab. Attendant Showkat Ahmad Bhat were placed under suspension for dereliction of duties and have been attached with FSL, Headquarter […]