Modi Visiting Valley On July 4

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to pay his first official visit as the prime minister of India to Kashmir on July 4. The prime minister will arrive in Jammu and then proceed to nearby Katra town to inaugurate the Katra-Udhampur rail line that would cover a 25-km distance between the two places, the […]

PDP releases 2nd list of 21 candidates

SRINAGAR: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday released its second list of 21 candidates for the Legislative Assembly polls scheduled later this year.  Party president Mehbooba Mufti released the names of candidates on June 14 at a press briefing. The list of PDP candidates includes few new faces while the party has retained sitting MLAs […]

Sopore Massacre: Court Issues Summons to CBI

SRINAGAR: A TADA court today directed the CBI officer who investigated the 1993 ‘Sopore massacre’, in which 50 persons were killed in alleged firing by BSF troops, to appear before it on July 14.  The court direction came on a petition filed by survivors of the massacre against the closure of the case by the […]

Sopore Killing: Business resumes after 5 days

SOPORE: Business activities in apple town Sopore resumed on Saturday after authorities lifted curfew from the town after five days. The curfew was clamped in Sopore after government forces killed a youth in Krankshivan area on soon after gun battle between holed up militants and government forces ended. Shops, other business establishments, and public transport […]

North Kashmir Sans an Oncologist

HNDWARA: Displaying a complete indifferent attitude towards the cancer patients, the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir has transferred both Oncologists from Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Hospital Handwara in Kupwara district. NCD hospital Handwara is the only hospital in North Kashmir catering scores of cancer and diabetic patients. After equipping it with all kinds of facilities, the […]

First Ramzan On Monday

SRINAGAR: The new moon, marking the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramzan, was not sighted on Saturday and the first day of the holy month will now fall on Monday (June 30). The announcement was made by Chairman of Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Pakistan, Mufti Munibur Rehman in a press conference held after the conclusion […]

8000 leave for cave on day-1 of Amarnath Yatra

SRINAGAR: On the first day of Amarnath Yatra-2014, about 7900 pilgrims left for the Holy Cave via the Baltal- Domail route as the Chandanwari-Sheshnag route is still not safe for the pilgrimage. After reviewing the ground position and other relevant factors, the Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board informed the District Administration and Tourism […]

Vohra pays obeisance at the Holy Cave

SRINAGAR: The Annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath in the Kashmir Himalayas commenced today from the Baltal route, with N. N. Vohra, Governor, paying obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum and participating in the pooja ceremony. He prayed for sustained peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the State. Usha Vohra, First Lady, and […]

Hailstorm Damages Paddy, Fruit in Kupwara

KUPWARA: Heavy rains and hailstorm Saturday evening damaged paddy crop, vegetables and fruit in different parts of north Kashmir. In Handwara, Braripora, Chotipora, Kulangam, Darishpora, Chogal and its adjoining villages in Handwara area of Kupwara district, farmers said that heavy rains and hailstorm damaged paddy and maize crops. They said that the hailstorm also hit […]

Property Confiscation: Geelani condemns move

Srinagar: Strongly condemning the confiscation of personal property of a Hizb Commander, by the authorities, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani termed the move as ‘political vengeance’. Geelani said that one of the sons of Ghulam Rasool Khan of Livar, Pahalgam, Ghulam Nabi Khan Alias Saifullah Khalid, alias Amir Khan is associated with the […]