Remarriage of Kashmir's ‘Half Widows’: Separatist Camp Divided

SRINAGAR: With a word of caution the Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday stated that it will go through a  religious ruling  passed by a group of Muslim scholars on re-marriage of the ‘half widows’ and will come up with its observation on the subject.  “We will study the report keenly and only after that we can […]

Cop held for abducting female teacher

HAJIN: Hajin police has arrested a constable deployed in Armed Police 3rd Battalion for abducting a teacher from Preng Hajin in North Kashmir’s Sonawari tehsil. Police has also recovered the girl and registered a case against the culprits and his associates. CNS quoting police sources reported that Constable Muhammad Rafiq Dar son of Muhammad Shafi […]

Court martial in JK Obfuscation, Denial of Justice: APDP

SRINAGAR: Terming the ‘media hype’ to the Court Martial in Macchil fake encounter case of 2010 and the subsequent statements by politicians ‘a part of the media propaganda of the Indian army’s obfuscation campaign in Jammu and Kashmir’, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP)— Imroze group has said the Court Martial proceedings in […]

Will India-Pak Join Hands To Fight Drug Smuggling?

LAHORE: A combined patrolling should be done by India and Pakistan to stop drug smuggling across the border, stated the joint release of the five-day Pak-India security forces meeting, Express News reported on Saturday. “It will be ensured that the decisions taken at the meeting between the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan and […]

Deadline to Register Coaching Centres Ends

‘Director Education likely to issue registration certificates on Monday’ SRINAGAR: The much awaited registration of coaching centres of Kashmir was completed today after the expiry of the ten days deadline set by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar. The Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir (CCA) had directed its members to submit the necessary paperwork within the stipulated […]

Neglected by Govt, traditional Kashmiri art dying fast

SRINAGAR: Despite tall claims of state government to promote and preserve the traditional arts of Kashmir, “pottery” art in Kashmir has lost its sheen and is dying fast. Pottery dates back to 5000 years but has now only few takers while among the younger generation it has become a stigma due to less professional application […]

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 […]