82 dead in migrant boat disaster in Italy

ROME: At least 82 asylum-seekers drowned and 150 were rescued after a boat carrying some 500 people caught fire and capsized near an Italian island on Thursday, officials and media reports said. The Italian news agency Ansa quoted the local mayor of Lampedusa, Giusi Nicolini, as saying 82 bodies had been recovered by emergency workers, […]

Telangana Formed, Hyderabad Joint Capital

New Delhi: The cabinet Thursday formally cleared the formation of Telangana state by breaking up Andhra Pradesh, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde announced. “The cabinet has decided to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh to create the new state of Telangana,” Shinde told reporters after a two-hour cabinet meet presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He said a […]

Beigh supports enhancement in retirement age

Srinagar: The senior Peoples Democratic Party leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh said demands of the state employees are genuine and the state government has compelled the employees to strike and protest for the fulfillment of their pending demands. Beigh however, maintained that the health department, PHE and power department should be kept away from strikes as […]

2 GPO officials die in mishap

SRINAGAR: Two officials of General Post Office (GPO), Srinagar died on spot when their vehicle overturned and fell down into a Nallah near Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district Thursday morning. A police official said that a vehicle belonging to GPO, Srinagar was on its way to Anantnag from Srinagar to drop the postal letters […]

Don’t drag Army into politics: Taj

Srinagar: Minister for Medical Education, Taj Mohi-u-Din Wednesday said that Army never played in role during State Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir. “We should not drag Army into politics. People would lost faith in democratic set up if political leaders kept on issuing statements against Army and claim that they play active role during […]

Fire In School Sparks Panic In Gogjibagh

SRINAGAR: A fire broke out in a school building at Gogji Bagh area of Srinagar Thursday morning, destroying goods and upper storey of the school building. However, no one was injured in the blaze, reports said. According to reports the fire started at around 10.30 am Thursday in Oasis Public School when students were preparing […]

Body of 22-yr-old found floaing in Jhelum

Srinagar: Body of a 22-year-old youth was recovered late Thursday evening by Police from River Jhelum near Maloora in outskirts of Srinagar City. The youth had reportedly gone missing on September 29 last month. Shaheen Ahmad Dar (22), Son of Khazir Muhammad is a resident of Chewaa, Beerwah, Budgam but presently living with his in-laws […]

9th JK Science Congress concludes

700 research papers read, 1000 delegates attend 3-day congress Srinagar: The 9th edition of JK Science Congress 2013 and Regional Science Congress which began here at University of Kashmir on October 01 concluded here on Thursday. About 700 research papers were read during three days of the conference attended by some 1000 delegates across the […]

Sheikh-ul-Aalam showed us way of salvation: Malik

Srinagar: Sheikh-ul-Aalam, Hazrat Noor-ud-Din Noorani and elders like him showed people of Kashmir the way of welfare and salvation and if we follow and adhere to their teachings we will surely succeed in our life and here after, said JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik. Malik was addressing a mammoth gathering at Khankah-i-Charar-i-Shareef today. Malik said, a […]

Sagar asks separatists to shun the tendency of negative politics

Srinagar: Asking the separatists to shun the tendency of negative politics, the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that they have always believed in opposing the good initiatives undertaken by the Government in socio-political and other spheres of life. The Minister was addressing a huge gathering during his […]