Move to weaken J&K’s Muslim character: Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) Monday expressed resentment over the ‘substantial difference’ in the number of administrative units between Kashmir and Jammu.   At a meeting chaired by senior leader Prof Abdul Gani Bhat the members said the substantial difference in the number of administrative units between Jammu and Srinagar was an effort to weaken the […]

Fresh snowfall in upper reaches, Highway closed again

SRINAGAR: The upper reaches of Kashmir Valley experienced fresh snowfall while cold intensified in the plains following cloudy sky and further drop in the maximum temperature. About half a feet of snowfall was recorded at Gulmarg since this morning and it was snowing when the reports last came in. However, higher reaches, including Kongdori, Khilanmarg […]

Student beaten to death

SRINAGAR: A student was killed when he was attacked by an assailant with an iron rod in Baramulla on Monday. The death sparked off protests in the town.   Police resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the protestors who were demanding immediate arrest of the killers. Witnesses said the B.ed student Irshad Ahmed Ganair son […]

J&K Bank stops reissuing Pre-2005 currency

SRINAGAR:  J&K Bank has directed all its business units to stop reissuing the pre-2005 currency notes. This follows Reserve Bank of India’s directions to the banks to phase out the banknotes issued prior to 2005. However, the bank shall be accepting the notes from the public, a senior J&K Bank official said.  “Last week, we have instructed […]

Hajj application forms available online

SRINAGAR:  Hajj Application Forms and guidelines have been made available on the official websites of Hajj Committee of India and State Hajj Committee i.e. and respectively and can be downloaded from there. The photostat copies of the application forms can also be used. Besides, the aspirants can also collect Hajj application forms from […]

Brother dies, sister critical in Pattan mishap

PATTAN: One person was killed another sustained serious injuries after a car in which they were travelling met with an accident in Pattan area of Baramulla district this morning. “A speedy Maruti car bearing registration number DL3C-2044 turned turtle near Diver crossing Mirgund, resulting in injuries to driver Harjeet Singh and his sister Ranjeet Kour, […]

PM in Jammu, CM Lists grievances

JAMMU: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in winter capital on Sunday to inaugurate the six-day-long Indian Science Congress at University of Jammu on Monday. The Prime Minister arrived at Jammu Technical Airport at 1500 hrs from where he left for Raj Bhawan for a review of security in the state, reliable sources said. The sources […]

New Admin Units: Politicians Reserve Reaction

SRINAGAR: After the creation of new administrative units in the state was finalized by the government on Saturday, most of the mainstream political parties Sunday reserved their comments over the development saying they are analyzing the report. Opposition, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) had earlier described the creation of new administrative units in the state as […]

NC Says Jammu has not got lion’s share

SRINAGAR: Taking a strong exception to the reports that Jammu has got a lion’s share in new administrative units approved by the state cabinet, National Conference (NC) Sunday said that the justice has been done to all the regions. “How can we say that Kashmir has been ignored and Jammu has been given the preference. […]

Top Hizb Commander Falls in Army Dragnet

SRINAGAR: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahedeen outfit from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Acting on a specific information about the movement of the Hizb commander, army’s 1 RR, 140 bn CRPF and SOG cordoned off the Hanz Danter area of the district Saturday evening, a police official said. […]