Strike Calls Evoke Partial Response

SRINAGAR: The strike call by the Hurriyat Conference and other separatist groups Sunday to protest the landing of Indian Army in Kashmir this day in 1947 evoked a partial response in the capital and other major towns of Kashmir.  The heart of Srinagar city was abuzz with activities as people in large numbers visited weekly […]

Asiya Flays Hurriyat For Failed Strike

Says people also not innocentSRINAGAR: As strike call on October 27 evoked a mixed response in Kashmir Valley, chairperson Dukhtaran-e Milat, Aasiya Andrabi lashed out at separatist leadership and said that it has failed to deliver goods.She however said that people were also not innocent and they too are equally responsible for bringing a disrepute […]

Less Rainfall, Rapid Urbanization Take Toll Of Kashmir’s Golden Crop

PAMPORE:  Kashmir’s golden crop, Saffron is dwindling fast as according to cultivators this year the production level would be less than 15 percent.  The saffron cultivators in this town attribute deficient rainfall as the major cause of low production.But cultivators also blamed rampant urbanization, government insensitivity and non- implementation of modern scientific procedures in the […]

Master Plan Violations: HUDD Says No report submitted

SRINAGAR: Stating that no final report on master plan violations in Srinagar has been submitted to state government, Satish Nehru, Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD) on Sunday said that the high level committee that was constituted four years ago by the government had in turn constituted a sub committee comprising of junior officials […]

Female Foeticide in Kashmir: 65 USG Clinics Sealed

SRINAGAR: To check the menace of female foeticide in the State, health department officials accompanied by police have sealed 65 Ultra Sonography clinics, filed five cases and arrested five persons for violation under pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic techniques act 1994.This was stated by, Inspector General of Police  (IGP) AG Mir at a national seminar on […]

Nazir, Kamal mandated to issue bizarre statements: PDP

SRINAGAR: Ridiculing the recent statement of Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, General Secretary National Conference that Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah had no role in acceding Kashmir to India, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday accused National Conference of assigning job to Sheikh Nazir and Mustafa Kamal of issuing ‘bizarre’ statements.PDP spokesman Naeem Akhtar accused NC of  indulging in the […]

CRPF Officer Shoots Self

BARAMULLA: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Sunday ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle here.     A police official said that Assistant Sub Inspector Ravinder Prasad Pandey son of Shri Bharat Ram (Belt number 900650086) from 53 Battalion shot himself dead with his service weapon at CRPF’s camp in Baramulla.   He […]

Experts Urge Saudis to Protect Historical Islamic Sites

MAKKAH — Experts have called on the Saudi government to protect various ancient sites and mosques in Makkah because of their religious and historical importance, Arab News reported.Talal Al-Sharif, an Islamic antiquities expert, said the buildings include mosques built during the Ummayyad period and the house of Hazrat Khateeja, the first wife of Prophet Muhammad […]

NC-Cong evolve consensus on 73rd amendment

SRINAGAR: After showing ‘serious’ reservations over its extension to the state, the National Conference today succumbed to Congress pressure by agreeing on incorporation of major and important provisions of 73rd Amendment of the Constitution of India into the J&K Panchayat Act. The coordination committee of Congress-NC coalition government headed by Prof Saif-u-Din Soz, the PCC […]

UN Urges Calm As Tensions Flare Up Along LOC

UNITED NATIONS:?UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Pakistan and India to resolve the ongoing tensions along the dividing Line of Control in  Kashmir through dialogue.  “We are obviously aware of these reports (of exchanges of fire along LoC) over the past few days, and obviously not just the past few days. This needs to be […]