Minister’s Confession

On Friday, March 14 another Kashmiri youth, Farhat Ahmad Dar lost his life to police bullets, in Naidkhai area of Bandipore district. This is not the first time that a Kashmiri has been killed in such circumstances. Over the last two decades, thousands of Kashmiris have been killed, with hardly any perpetrator ever being punished. […]

J&K Bank to remain open on March 23, 30 & 31, 2014

SRINAGAR: To facilitate payment of electricity tariff by the consumers of PDD, all the designated units of J&K Bank shall remain open on March 23, 30 and 31, 2014 (Sunday/Holiday), exclusively for collection of electricity fee, Chief Engineer, Electric Maintenance & Rural Electrification Wing, Kashmir said today.

Crimea declares independence, seeks UN recognition

MOSCOW: The Republic of Crimea has addressed the UN seeking recognition as a sovereign state and called on Russia to integrate it into the Russian Federation. 96.77 percent of the Crimean population voted ‘for’ the integration in a referendum. “The Republic of Crimea intends to build its relations with other states on the basis of […]

Flight MH370: Was it taken to Afghanistan?

David Keys & Andrew Buncombe,The Independent   LONDON: The missing Malaysian airlines flight MH370 may have been deliberately flown under the radar to Taliban-controlled bases on the border of Afghanistan, it has emerged, as authorities said that the final message sent from the cockpit came after one of the jet’s communications systems had already been […]

Lack of facilities: Pandit employees stage protest

Srinagar: Kashmiri Pandit employees staying in Government quarters Monday staged a protest against the lack of accommodation facilities at Vessu area of Anantnag town. Reports said that scores of Pandits who have returned to Valley alleged that government has not provided them suitable accommodation as it had promised  and the community was suffering heavily on […]

‘Lahore Bhoth’ in Lolab develops cracks

Srinagar: A mountain peak named after a Pakistani city in frontier Kupwara district developed cracks triggering landslides that caused damages to two residential houses, officials said on Monday. ‘Lahore Bhotth’, a mountain peak in Lolab sector of the north Kashmir district developed cracks on Saturday evening. Though no one was hurt in the incident, the […]

Shopian Panel Adjourned

Shopian: The one-man Commission probing the Gagrin Killings in Shopian district allegedly at the hands of CRPF personnel adjourned its proceedings till April 3 next month after the civil administration sought 15 days time to produce FSL report and the details about mobile sets. Talking to CNS, Retired Justice M.L.Koul who heads the Commission said […]

‘Probes Ordered To Buy Time, Cool Tempers’

I’ve No Faith in Magisterial Probes: Lone SRINAGAR: Terming the government probes in Kashmir as a futile exercise, National Conference senior leader and Minister for Higher Education, Muhammad Akbar Lone Monday said that he does not have faith in such Commissions and demanded that a sitting or a retired High Court Judge be nominated to […]

Protests Unabated in Bandipore

Curbs Eased Elsewhere, Normal Life Resumes in Srinagar SRINAGAR: Protests continued for the third consecutive day Monday in curfew bound areas of north Kashmir which are on boil following  the killing of a teenage boy on Friday evening in police firing. Restrictions were lifted from parts of Srinagar and Baramulla where day passed off peacefully. […]

Media men forced to pelt stones on protesters

SRINAGAR: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel allegedly roughed up several media persons when they were covering the protests at different places in Hajin-Sonawari belt in Bandipore district.  Ding-dong battles between Government forces and youth were reported from Hajan area. Reports said that agitated youth resorted to heavy stone-pelting on CRPF and police personnel. Eyewitnesses […]