Pattan teacher arrested for sex charge

Srinagar: Police Monday lodged a formal case against a government teacher for allegedly trying to assault a 9th class girl student sexually in North Kashmir’s Pattan town of District Baramulla. Police sources said that a Biology teacher posted at Government Higher Secondary School Sherabad Khor Pattan called a 9th class girl student (name withheld) to […]

Azad, Soz rebuff party men for bossism

Srinagar: Congress party Monday held a meeting in Srinagar that was attended by former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, State Congress president Prof Saif-u-Din Soz and incumbent State Congress Ministers and Member of Legislative Councils. Several other senior leaders also participated in the meeting in which according to sources suggestions and advices were sought from […]

KU hosts campus tour for Gurez students

Srinagar With an aim to connect University of Kashmir with schools and colleges at grass root level and popularize higher education KU today hosted a group of 19 students from various government schools of Gurez Valley who were on a one-day campus visit, a spokesman of the varsity said Monday. The students who were accompanied […]

Car crushes woman

SRINAGAR: The driver of a speedy car managed to flee from the spot after crushing a 35-year-old woman to death in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday. Eyewitnesses said that Rafiqa Banoo, a resident of Zorugund Budgam,  was busy helping her kid board the school bus when a speedy Wagon R car knocked her down […]

‘When I knocked CM’s door, Omar got me and my daughter thrown out’

Srinagar: Normal life remained upset in the Srinagar outskirts near Soura as people there observed a shutdown to commemorate the death anniversary of a teenager Omar Qayoom, the 17-year-old boy who died allegedly in Police custody during the 2010 unrest in Kashmir.    Father of the deceased youth, Abdul Qayoom, regretted the Chief Minister Omar […]

Kashmir issue rings loud in JK house

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday chose to offset the opposition attacks over his alleged apathy toward those affected by the Pakistani firing on the LoC and International Border, by indirectly holding the Union government responsible the escalated violence on borders.  Speaking during an obituary reference in the state assembly’s 12th session here, Omar said […]

Opposition corners Govt; CM to reply today

Srinagar: Throwing up signs of brewing political storm in the state, the last session of the 12th Legislative Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir began on Monday. The session started off with obituary reference favoring the departed legislators but the House also condemned the killings of innocent Palestinian people mostly children and women at the hands […]

2364 persons languishing in jails: Govt

Srinagar: Barely a week after the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, during his Indian Independence Day speech, claimed not more than 100 persons were in jails, the state government on Monday admitted that it had lodged 2364 persons in different prisons of the state.   Government Monday said that the cases of prisoners detained under the […]

Mehbooba threatens stir against LoC unrest

Srinagar: Choosing her words carefully, Mehbooba Mufti, the opposition leader and member of parliament, Monday threatened that her party would wage a state-wide agitation against the cross-LoC firing and exchange of mortars between Indian and Pakistani armed forces. The PDP leader recalled how India’s former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee went down […]

Vote BJP if you want development: Amit Shah

JAMMU: Amit Shah, the mastermind of BJP’s rise to power at New Delhi, Monday asked the people of the state that if they wanted development in their region they would have to vote BJP during the upcoming assembly elections. He also dared Pakistan that India would give a “befittingly reply” to Pakistan’s repeated ceasefire violations […]

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