Travelling in Srinagar tortuous affair: Karra

SRINAGAR: Expressing disappointment over the escalating traffic mismanagement in Srinagar and other towns, senior PDP leader and Member Parliament, Tariq Hameed Karra Monday said travel on city roads has become a tortuous affair as a callous state government seems to be unconcerned about the miserable plight of the people. “Getting stuck up in traffic snarls […]

Girl among 6 drowned

SRINAGAR: The bodies of six persons including a seven-year-old girl were fished out from different water bodies in the Kashmir Valley. Three of the deceased drowned while taking bath to beat the heat, and the other three were found dead mysteriously in the water bodies prompting police to start inquest proceedings to ascertain the cause […]

Petrol price up Rs 1.69

NEW DELHI: Petrol price was on Monday hiked by a steep Rs 1.69 per litre and diesel by 50 paise a litre as the crisis in Iraq spooked international oil and currency markets. The hike, effective midnight tonight, excludes local sales tax or VAT and the actual increase will be higher, varying from city to […]

Heat favors mulberry crop

SRINAGAR: Mulberry growers in Jammu and Kashmir are happy as bad weather conditions and excessive rainfall has worked in favor of the fruit’s production. The growers in Srinagar, are content with the production as the climatic conditions have proved to be conducive for the cultivation of mulberry fruit – a new favourite among the foreign […]

GoI Launches 5 Satellites

SRINAGAR: India’s newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for India to be the world’s low-cost space technology supplier after witnessing the launch of a rocket carrying five satellites from France, Singapore, Germany and Canada on Monday. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle’s mission bolstered India’s goal of capturing a large slice of the […]

32.6 °C Day Ends with Breezy Rains

SRINAGAR:  Even as Monday remained the season’s hottest day, coinciding with the first day of the holy fast, fasting Muslims in Kashmir breathed easy as they broke fast amidst misty winds and light showers. Weatherman, however, has said the rains may not bring down the temperatures, which the experts say are running at least two […]

After 35 Yrs Kashmiris Again Fast for +16 Hrs

SRINAGAR: First time in thirty-five years, Kashmiris will be fasting over  longest days during Ramazan as the holy month began amidst scorching heat and humidity on Monday.  Since the lunar colander that the Muslims world over follow is not static and rotates around the seasons, Ramazan every year commences at least ten days ahead of […]

Poll-phobic Govt Declares 60000 Jobs

Populist sops drive youth crazy as career hunting begins SRINAGAR: Ignoring sharp criticism for its oft declared poll-bound job bonanzas, the state government’s fresh offer has 60 thousand jobs in various government agencies. Youth for these jobs, says the Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, would be appointed on “fast-track basis” and the government would invest […]

Ramazan 'Truce': Jailed Youth May Walk Free Before Eid

SRINAGAR:  In view of the Ramazan, the state authorities are likely to take some important steps vis-à-vis the release of the youth, detained on the grounds of  stone throwing in various parts of valley. A newsgathering agency Monday reported out of over hundred youth who are at present behind bars for charges of stone throwing, […]

China Again Pokes Ladakh

LEH/NEW DELHI: Chinese troops have made several attempts to enter Indian waters at Pangong lake in the higher reaches of Ladakh with the latest incident reported on Friday, 27 June. These attempts follow earlier foiled bids to enter through the land route. Interestingly, this comes only a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping feted neighbours […]

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