Stop exploiting AFSPA for political gains

With elections slated in Jammu and Kashmir later this year, the sudden noise about the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, AFSPA should not come as a surprise, at least not for common Kashmiris and Kashmir observers. The AFSPA issue has been brandished by the Omar Abdullah Govt in the lat five years whenever it found […]

Only courts make things move here

After government failure to manage health care system in the state, Jammu and Kashmir High Court intervened in public interest some years ago and sought report about private practice of the doctors working in the state’s premier healthcare facility, S K Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar; mushroom growth of unregistered and unlicensed private hospitals, nursing […]

Cross-LoC trade resumes

SRINAGAR: After a breakthrough on 40-day long stalemate, the cross LoC trade resumed on Thursday  with 24 trucks plying between Uri and Chakoti in Pakistan Administered Kashmir. According to Farooq Ahmad Lone, the deputy commissioner Baramulla,  two trucks coming from PAK were received by traders in Uri while 22 trucks with goods reached Chakoti. “Out […]

Hearath observed with fervor

SRINAGAR: Mahashivratri an auspicious and important festival of Hindus which is also known as Hearath in local parlance, was Thursday celebrated across Valley with religious fervor and devotion. According to Hindu mythology, Mahashivratri is lord Shiva’s favourite day. Devotees on this day remain on fast or perform hour long spiritual meditation by following rituals to […]

Traffic can be stopped only for President, VP & PM: MHA

SRINAGAR: The Ministry of Home Affairs in reply to an RTI plea has revealed that the traffic on roads can be stopped only in the case of movement by the President of India, the Vice President of India, the Prime Minister of India and visiting foreign dignitaries who are given President/PM level security cover. The […]

Woman dies after abortion

Tral:  At a time when the State Government is declaring cash rewards to prevent female foeticide, a shocking incident has occurred in South Kashmir’s Tral town where a lady doctor allegedly conducted an abortion of a female who soon after the operation developed some complications and breathed her last at SMHS Hospital. Reports said that […]

Budgam village without electricity from past 4 years

BUDGAM: Believe it or not, Mulashula, a village in Beerwa Budgam is without electricity for the past 4 years.     “The electricity to the village was cut in the year 2008 after a 63 KV transformer got damaged due to over loading and after that no transformer was installed in the village as a […]

‘Elderly woman battling for life after botched surgeries at SKIMS’

SRINAGAR: An elderly woman is battling for her life after she was forcibly discharged from SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) following four botched surgeries, her family has alleged. 72-year old Zainab Qureshi was admitted to the Valley’s premier tertiary care hospital on January 21 for femoral artery thrombosis, Zainab’s son Nazir Qureshi said.  Over […]

Ahad Babs grandson joins PDP

SRINAGAR: Gulrez Mushtaq, the grandson of late darvesh and spiritual personality Ahad Shahib popularly known as Ahad Bab Thursday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party president Mehbooba Mufti welcomed Mr Gulrez into the party fold along with his hundreds of supporters at her official Gupkar residence. Gulrez an MBA graduate from the renowned […]

Body retrieved from Jehlum

Srinagar: City police retrieved an unidentified male body from river Jehlum near PC Depot, today. Police Post Qamarwari retrieved an unidentified male body that was spotted by some locals while floating in river Jehlum near PC Depot, Qamarwari. The deceased is wearing Pheran and Jeans and is aged about 40 years. The body is lying […]

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