Govt vows amnesty for stone throwers

Srinagar: Majority of legislators including those from the ruling NC and the opposition PDP, in the state assembly, have endorsed the demand of amnesty for the boys who have been booked for their participation in anti-India rallies or throwing stones at Police vehicles.  After a sustained ruckus and later the adjournment of the House, the […]

War clouds affect 5000 LoC families

SRINAGAR: The state government has admitted that at least five thousand families from 21 villages of the R S Pura sector, the worst hit by recurrent mortar and gunfire from Pakistan. Minister of State for Home  Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo today said that as many as 5,000 families of 21 villages in R S Pura, 9 […]

Indo-Pak armies talk, stop firing

SRINAGAR: The armies of Pakistan and India have agreed to meet face-to-face to “reduce” tension on the borders of disputed Kashmir, officials have said. The decision came on Tuesday after lieutenant general PR Kumar of India and major general Amir Riaz of Pakistan spoke by telephone, pledging to “defuse the situation” at the defacto Line […]

Kupwara fight on, toll reaches 9

Srinagar: Another militant was killed on Tuesday morning taking death toll of militants and soldiers to nine in a three day long encounter in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Official sources said that tuesday morning the joint team of army’s 41 RR, 18 RR and 28 RR established the contact of the hiding militants at Gurdagi […]

Omar says no freehand for NHPC

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that State Government would not give a single Hydroelectric Power Project to NHPC without an agreement of a Joint Venture that would mandate the return of the project to the State after an agreed upon period of time. He was talking to reporters after the foundation stone laying […]

Hailstorm ?Govt admits 70% crops damaged

Srinagar: Minister for Horticulture, Raman Bhalla informed the House that 40 to 70 percent losses were caused to the fruit crops of Kashmir division due to hailstorm and natural calamities, adding that no losses has occurred to the fruit crops in Jammu division due to hailstorm during the current fiscal. Replying to a question by […]

16572 road crashes kill 2708 in 3 years

Srinagar: In less than three years, 2708 persons lost their lives in 16572 road accidents while 23,245 people received injuries in Jammu and Kashmir, the government said on Monday. Though the state authorities claim that the number of traffic accidents in Jammu and Kashmir has decreased since the year 2012, the details maintained that 6709 […]

Sharif meets army chief amid crisis

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met the country’s powerful army chief on Tuesday as a political deadlock over mass protests to demand the government’s resignation showed no signs of resolution. Pakistan has been gripped by peaceful anti-government protests demanding Sharif’s resignation this month, with thousands of demonstrators camped outside parliament in a country […]

Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus’ consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression. Syria seemed intent on capitalizing on the growing clamor among some U.S. officials, including […]

Saudi set to earn $8.5 bn from hajj

Mecca : Saudi Arabia could earn $8.5 billion from this October’s hajj, according to a study published on Monday, which predicted that two million Muslims would make the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Mecca Chamber of Commerce said revenues from the world’s largest annual gathering of Muslims would increase by three percent from last year. The […]

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