Smuggling of medicinal herbs in Kupwara

Kupwara: In a bid to curb the smuggling of medicinal herbs in Frontier district Kupwara, Forest Protection Force in its drive arrested two smugglers and recovered nearly 50 kilograms of a rare medicinal plant, Pitrees (Aconitum roots). The consignment is estimated to fetch more than Rs 5 millions in the international market. Giving details Range […]

Prof Muzmar Passes Away

Srinagar:  Noted academician, fiction writer, critic and researcher of Urdu and Kashmiri languages Prof Majeed Muzmar passed away at SKIMS Soura after brief illness on Thursday. Muzmar was also Dean Faculty of Arts and Head, Department of Urdu University of Kashmir. The KU teachers, scholars, students and other non-teaching staff have expressed deep shock and grief over […]

IED Hoax Sparks Panic

Kulgam: Panic gripped South Kashmir’s Kulgam town on Thursday when Army and CRPF personnel along with police cordoned off the District Hospital Kulgam and asked all the people present their to vacate the hospital. Eyewitnesses said that CRPF had inputs about the presence of an explosive device in the premises of the hospital. Army personnel […]

Sectarian clashes against Kashmiri ethos: Tarigami

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the sectarian violence in Budgam district, the CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said such incidents are purely against Kashmir’s centuries old tradition of tolerance and brotherhood among various communities and sects. While appealing people to maintain calm, the CPI (M) leader has termed the infighting among the […]

NF shocked over Budgam incidents

Srinagar: Expressing sadness about the tragic incidents of district Budgam, National Front Thursday said that people involved in infighting are the enemies of Islam as well as the ongoing freedom struggle. “India is killing the people of Jammu and Kashmir without discriminating on the bases of Shia and Sunni among them but unfortunately some vested […]

Follow Prophet (Pbuh), End Animosity: Shabir Shah

Srinagar: Senior separatist leader and Chairman Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday led a delegation comprising of Islamic Political Party Chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasin Ataai and other Freedom Party activists visited various areas of Budgam to encourage Shia-Sunni leaders to put an end to ongoing sectarian clashes and reconcile at earliest. In […]

Sibal ‘assures’ telecom services to frontier Kashmir

Srinagar: Union Minister for Telecommunication and Information Technology Kapil Sibbal Thursday assured Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief Saifuddin Soz of providing telecom facilities to people living in border areas of north Kashmir.   According to a statement issued, Soz called up on Kapil Sibal at his residence in New Delhi this morning. […]

9-member panel formed for revival of poultry

Srinagar: The state government has constituted a nine-member committee headed by Principal Secretary to Government, Planning & Development Department for revival of Poultry in Jammu and Kashmir.  According to a government order, the panel will examine the issue confronting the poultry sector and suggest a comprehensive package for its revival. Besides the chairman, the other […]

PDP hatching conspiracies to weaken democratic institutions: NC

Srinagar: Launching a counter attack on People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti, ruling National Conference (NC) Thursday alleged that PDP have always been indulging in politics of defeat “and use various issues to instigate political turmoil and instability in Jammu and Kashmir for their interests.” “Mehbooba Mufti and other leaders of PDP have always been […]

ITI training can turn SPOs into constables: Kichloo

Srinagar: In first of its kind major welfare initiative for about 35000 SPOs working the J&K Police, Government today decided to impart crash course ITI training in Police related trades to SPOs in all the district headquarters of Jammu and Kashmir State. Such training programmes can be organized even outside the state for the benefit […]