Relief For Kashmir’s ‘Half Widows’: Ulama Panel Says They Can Remarry after 4 Yrs

SRINAGAR: A group of religious scholars Thursday unanimously concluded that the ‘half-widows’ whose husbands have disappeared in custody over last 20 years can remarry after four years. The decision attains significance as there had been no consensus among the Muslim Ulama of Kashmir over the re-marriage and property rights of the “half widows”, a term […]

DNA Samples Collected from Slain Militant

SRINAGAR: A day after controversy erupted over the identity of the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, who was killed in an encounter in Chadura area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, the doctors at the Government Medical College Friday collected DNA samples of the slain militant for investigations on the directions of police. Reports  said that the body of […]

Missing 10,000 Quintals of Rice: 12 CAPD Employees Suspended

SRINAGAR: At least 12 employees of the consumer affairs and public distribution (CAPD) department have been suspended after an enquiry ordered by the department found them involved in the misappropriation of huge quantity of food grains meant for people living below poverty line. The enquiry ordered by the Director, CAPD, Mir Mushtaq to look into […]

Cold intensifies in Kashmir, Kargil shivers at -15

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley’s Friday witnessed coldest night of the season with Kargil shivering at minus 15 degrees Celsius. The reports received said that Leh area of Ladakh region recorded minus 14.8 degrees Celsius on Friday. The details provided by state Met office stated that the night temperature of Srinagar   was 0.6 degree Celsius and […]

Get Macchil gulity tried in civil court: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Expressing serious reservations regarding the court-martial of army personnel involved in Macchil fake encounter, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said Macchil and all such similar cases should be heard in civil courts under wide public gaze instead in the closed rooms due to lack of transparency. Addressing a public gathering at […]

Send UP bureaucrat to camps in lesser clothes: Omar

SRINAGAR: Castigating Utter Pradesh (UP) principal secretary (home) AK Gupta for his remark that “no one died of cold” in Muzaffarnagar relief camps, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said that the bureaucrat should be sent to the relief camp with lesser clothes. Without naming the UP secretary home, Omar wrote of twitter, “Can’t die of […]

KPS—2011 batch likely to be adjusted within 2 weeks

SRINAGAR: The posting of 2011 batch Kashmir Police Service (KPS) officers, who successfully completed period of probation, is on cards. Reliable sources said that within few weeks the home department is scheduled to adjust the 2011 batch of KPS officers. “I think within 10 to 15 days, the 2011 batch that recently passed the mandatory […]