NC in league with police minting money: PDP

SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the latest crackdown on the youth of the Srinagar city, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday said it is the height of arrogance and insensitivity that the people are not even being allowed to live in peace in this holy month of Ramzan, by the National Conference regime, a party statement said. “Apparently […]

Kousar Nag Yatra: NGO Threatens Stir

SRINAGAR:  Accusing New Delhi of trying to convert Kashmir into another Palestine, newly floated “Save Kousar Nag Front” Saturday said that if proposed yatra to the mountain lake is not banned then the people of Kashmir would be left with only alternative to come on roads and resist the government move to make different yatras […]

Chhari taken to Shankaracharya temple

Srinagar: ‘Chhari Mubarak’, the holy mace of lord Shiva, was on Saturday taken to historic Shankaracharya temple on a hillock here as part of the annual rituals in connection with the ongoing yatra to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas.  Carried by its custodian Mahant Deependra Giri, the saffron-robed mace was […]

Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, all roads lead to Lal Chowk

Srinagar: In run up to Eid-ul-Fitr, markets in Kashmir are wearing a festive look with people in large numbers making stop for the shopping at city centre. Reports received by KNS informed that throughout the day people from all age groups could be seen carrying carry bags with items ranging from kids’ garments to fashionable […]

Digitized Ration Cards from Next Month

Srinagar: The process of issuance of ration cards will be completed within a period of one month with the date being digitized at the earliest, said the director CAPD Kashmir, Bilal Ahmad Bhat. Talking to KNS after assuming office, Bhat stated that the process of finalizing the ration card issuance shall be completed within one […]

Vijay Diwas Celebrations begin

Srinagar: The 15th Anniversary Celebrations of ‘OPERATION VIJAY DIWAS’ got underway on Friday at Dras. This event is being organised under the aegis of the ‘Forever in Operations’ Formation to commemorate the Indian Army’s victory over the Pakistani intruders in the Kargil Conflict of 1999. According to an army statement, the celebrations commenced in the […]

Dozens of bodies found in Gaza during 12-hr truce, toll above 1,000

GAZA: The toll in Gaza rose above 1,000 dead on Saturday as more than 100 bodies were pulled from the rubble of homes throughout the coastal enclave during a truce, medics said. The grim milestone came on the 19th day of a conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement, during a 12-hour truce that […]

Rebels Parade Heads Of Syrian Soldiers in Raqqa

BEIRUT: Rebels from the so called Islamic State group have killed at least 50 Syrian soldiers in an ambush in Syria’s northeast, summarily executing most of them after their capture, according to a monitoring group. The reported deaths on Friday in Raqqa, a stronghold of the Islamic State group, came a day after the self-declared […]

Egypt warns Turkey of worsening ties

CAIRO— Egypt’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned Turkey’s prime minister for calling Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi a “tyrant,” warning already sour relations between the two countries could worsen. In a strongly-worded statement, the ministry said it summoned the Turkish charge d’ affaires, the highest-ranking Turkish official in the country, over the comments. It said Turkish […]

Muslims pray in Gaza church as bombs fall ahead of Eid

GAZA CITY: For Gaza resident Mahmud Khalaf, it was a bizarre new experience, prostrating himself for his daily Muslim prayers beneath the gaze of an icon of Jesus Christ. But since the war in Gaza began, he has had no choice but to worship in a Christian house of God, where he took refuge after […]