Muslim Societies & Christmas

The 25th of December is celebrated by Christians throughout the world as Christmas (birthday of Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him). On this day, Muslims congratulate their Christian neighbors and friends. Remarkable is the fact that the date of birth of Prophet Eysa (AS) or Jesus Christ is not what is observed actually on the […]

Kashmir Inc Says ‘Under Attack’; Seeks Fair Probe

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry today expressed deep concern at what it described as “avertable losses” being suffered by the business community of Kashmir. “One after the other, various sectors of our community are facing an onslaught and several establishments have been either put out of business, are on the verge of […]

Curtailment schedule to continue till March: PDD

No power to Nawahi-Subh, if dues unpaid: PDD SRINAGAR: The Power Development Department (PDD) has issued notice to Nawa-i-Subh–National Conference headquarters, asking it to clear the pending electricity dues within a period of 15-days failing which power supply shall be snapped to it. Bashir Ahmad Khan, Chief Engineer PDD stated that the department has issued […]

Pesky Power cuts spark protests

SRINAGAR: Agitated over the unscheduled power cuts, the protest demonstrations against the government and its Power Development Department (PDD) continued in numerous localities across Kashmir on Tueaday. According to reports  people carrying placards in their hands at some places and assembled at Qamarwari, Narwara, Eidgah, Bemina, Budgam, Pulwama and in north Kashmir and raised slogans […]

Poor Performance Of SKIMS: HC Issues Notice

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has entertained a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against the functioning of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura.  The PIL Number 22 of 2013 has been filed by an NGO (KEHMIL) regarding the alleged messy affairs of health care at the prestigious tertiary care hospital of the […]

2 ‘Kidnapped’ On Gunpoint In Old City

SRINAGAR: Four unidentified armed persons shot a youth in foot and bundled him along with his companion in a Sumo vehicle in broad day light in Kamangarpora area of Old City on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses said that two youth were on their way home in Kamangarpora area of Sarafkadal when four persons in plain clothes intercepted […]

Militants escape army cordon after gunfight

SRINAGAR: Two militants on Tuesday gave slip to Special Operations Group (SOG) of police and army in Ichkoot village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district after a brief encounter. Official sources said that the joint team of SOG and army’s 35 and 53 RR laid a cordon around 4:30 pm at Ichkoot village of the district […]

Sgr-Jammu Highway re-opens for traffic

SRINAGAR: Normal traffic flow from Srinagar to Jammu resumed after the road was cleared on Tuesday afternoon. The stranded vehicles were also allowed to move to their respective destinations. The highway was closed on past Saturday following heavy snowfall at Banihal Tunnel and Pantitop. A traffic police official tsaid that BECON cleared the road at […]

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