Kargil-Zanskar road to be upgraded as National Highway

 JAMMU- Minister for R&B, Mr. Abdul Majid Wani today informed the House that the State Government has prepared a preliminary project for widening and upgradation of Kargil-Zanskar road at an estimated cost of Rs. 1015.26 crore and submitted the same to Ministry of Road, Transport & Highway MORTH for approval and funding which is awaited. […]

‘Wamiq judgment victory for justice’

Srinagar: Terming the recent verdict of second additional judge in connection with the Wamiq Farooq case as a victory of justice, APHC on Tuesday said that murderers of more than 100 youths in 2010 are still roaming free since there have been no legal trial being initiated against them by the government. Hailing the efforts […]

Hundreds Attend Dr Nazir’s Free Med Camp

SRINAGAR: A free medical camp was organized by Valley’s noted physician Dr. Nazir Mushtaq at Florence Hospital here today. The medical camp which started at 9 in the morning had to be extended upto 6 in the evening due to heavy rush of patients.  Patients suffering from Diabetes, Gout and Anemia were given free consultation […]

KU to start PG in Urdu at South Campus

SRINAGAR: In tune with the recent recommendations put forth by a high level committee for the promotion and propagation of Urdu language in the state of Jammu and Kashmir the Standing Committee of the Academic Council University of Kashmir has proposed to start a PG course in Urdu at its South Campus. The proposal for […]

IGP Mir Bereaved

SRINAGAR: Haji Ghulam Qadri Mir, father of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Abdul Ghani Mir passed away at his residence Kalmona Vilgam Handwara Tuesday morning. Thousands of people including prominent officials, social and political activists attended the funeral prayers of the deceased at his ancestral village. Several political and social organizations have offered condolences […]

Curfew In Lolab After People Storm police Station

Slain militants buried in Martyrs’ graveyard SRINAGAR: Authorities Tuesday imposed an undeclared curfew in North Kashmir’s Lolab Valley after people held protests and stormed a police station to retrieve bodies of seven persons killed in an encounter with the army a day earlier. Authorities had to impose restrictions in the area after thousands of people […]

All 7 Slain Militants Foreigners: Army

KUPWARA: Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police Tuesday claimed that all the seven persons killed in Dardpora forest during an operation Monday evening were militants from Pakistani as per documents recovered from their possession. In a joint press conference at Sector 8 Headquarters in Lalpora, Lolab, General Officer Commanding Kilo Force S.K.Sunny and Deputy Inspector […]

How Scribes Got Caught In Chaos

KUPWARA: Scribes covering Lalpora protests had to face the burnt on Tuesday when agitated protestors, who were seeking the bodies of slain militants, attacked them and damaged their equipment.  At least seven photo and video journalists were injured while protestors also damaged two of their vehicles, a laptop and some cameras. “At least 5,000 protestors […]

Geelani Calls for Hartal

SRINAGAR: Terming the Lolab gunfight, in which seven militants were killed ‘mysterious’ , Chairman Huriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday called for a valley wide shutdown on February 28. Condemning what he called ‘brutal force’ on the protesters who were demanding the bodies of the seven militants, Geelani claimed that the way bodies were […]

Forced marriages: Girls still sent to Kashmir as brides

MUZAFFARABAD: Staff at the UK’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) say they dealt with 1,485 cases of possible forced marriages in 2012, with 47.1 percent of these involving Pakistan. FMU officials have been quoted as saying most of these were from Mirpur in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) a service of the UN Office […]