Firing Unabated Along LOC; Pak Captain Killed

SRINAGAR: The Pakistani military said on Wednesday one of its officers had been killed in what it called ‘unprovoked’ firing by Indian troops across the Line of Control in Kashmir but an Indian official said his side had only responded to initial Pakistani fire. The incident was the latest in a series of clashes that […]

Curfew Lifted in Kishtwar After 13 Days

KISHTWAR: Curfew was lifted in hilly Kishtwar town on Wednesday, 13 days after it was imposed following communal strife, as the situation was returning to normal. “In view of betterment of situation, curfew was lifted from noon in the town,” District Magistrate, Kishtwar, Baseer Khan, said. There was no report of any untoward incident from […]

Cloudburst, Flash Floods Wreak Havoc in Tral

Crops, roads damaged; water, electricity supply hit SRINAGAR:  A cloudburst and heavy overnight rains Wednesday triggered flash floods and wrecked havoc in Zaurstan village of Tral in South Kashmir.  Though there were no reports of any casualty floods have caused extensive damage to scores of residential houses, including a mosque, local High School, Ration Depot […]

Valley Docs getting freebies worth lacs to prescribe medicines

Nasty nexus on between docs, companies Srinagar: Notwithstanding the ban imposed by the Medical Council of India in 2009 on medical practitioners and their professional associations from taking any gifts, cash or monetary grant from medical and allied health sector industries, the menace continues unabated in the Kashmir Valley with doctors taking freebies worth lacs […]

SVC Missive to Govt Deptts On Transparency, Early Payments

SRINAGAR: Secretary State Vigilance Commission has issued a circular regarding improving Vigilance Administration, Increasing Transparency and cutting delays by e-payments and e-receipts by Government Organizations The Secretary in the circular has observed that inordinate delays are being caused in making payments to vendors, Contractors and other suppliers to the Government Organizations, Public Sector Undertakings, Societies […]

Protests Against ‘Molestation’ of Minor

Kulgam:  Massive protest broke out in South Kashmir’s Bugam area of Kulgam district on Wednesday as people took to streets against the alleged molestation of a 7 year old girl by his relative. At least nine persons, including six policemen, were injured in clashes between protesters and police. People alleged that CRPF and Police personnel […]

Amarnath Yatra ends peacefully

Srinagar: The nearly two-month-long annual Amarnath Yatra ended peacefully Wednesday with the final prayer at the cave shrine in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Around 300 pilgrims and seers attended the season’s final prayers inside the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath Wednesday. The cave shrine is situated in Kashmir Himalayas at a height of around 13,000 […]