Rajnath cancels J&K visit

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has cancelled his visit to J&K, which was slated for Friday, in view of the inclement weather and the deadly flood situation in the state. Singh has called up Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and reassured him of all necessary help for relief operations. The Home Minister had a […]

India, Pak hold flag meeting to end border tension

Srinagar:  Army Thursday stated that it held a flag meeting with Pakistan at the Punch- Rawlakot Crossing point in the Poonch Sector on the Line of Control. According to a Defence spokesperson, “the flag meeting was held to discuss the current situation along the LoC and resolve local issues arising therein. The Indian Delegation of […]

More Rain Ahead: Met Office

SRINAGAR: There will be no respite from the rains and the Meteorologist Department here has sounded a cold wave alert across Jammu and Kashmir for four days. A Met Office spokesman said moderate to heavy rains are likely in plains and snowfall over higher reaches of the state till Monday. “A Western disturbance over Jammu […]

Al-Qaeda video alert: DGP orders ‘extra measures’

SRINAGAR: In the wake of a recent Al-Qaeda video threatening to take the international militant outfit’s campaign to India, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Thursday said that the security grid would take extra measures to foil any attempt by the militants to set up base in the state. This follows an urgent advisory flashed form […]

100 feared dead, Flood alert sounded

SRINAGAR: At least 100 people have perished so far in flash floods and mishaps caused by incessant rains that continued to lash Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday. A bus carrying 70 people of a marriage party was washed away in the flash floods on Thursday in Rajouri district south of Kashmir. The […]

Yeh Kahan ki Dosti Hai?

‘Yeh kahaan ki dosti hai ke baney hain dost naasehKoi chaarasaaz hota, koi ghamgusaar hota!’     -Mirza Ghalib (What kind of friendship is this; all friends have started playing a counselor’s role? Wish I had someone to heal my wounds- someone who’d come and console) TWO very unusual things have happened lately- the first, New Delhi’s […]

Kashmir gets football ground with Italian turf

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday inaugurated Synthetic Turf Football Stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State. Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Raman Bhalla, Legislator Nasir Aslam Wani, Commissioner Secretary Youth Services and Sports, Khurshid Ahmad and Director Youth Services and Sports, Dalip Thusoo were present […]

Saudi plan to alter Masjid Nabvi: Report

SRINAGAR: One of Islam’s most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)– could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world, media reports suggest, quoting a proposal being discussed amongst Saudi Arabian officials. The proposal, according to reports […]

7 reported dead as Govt sounds ‘flood alert’

Srinagar: Even as dozens of families including nomads in parts of Kashmir got trapped in torrents of water, authorities in Kashmir refused to declare flood and instead sounded flood alert across the Himalayan Valley on Wednesday. At least five persons were reportedly killed in Reasi district of Jammu when a tree, uprooted by a flash […]

SMC runs ‘PR machine’ as water wraps city roads

Srinagar: Every time there is a crisis, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation has been known for running cleverly crafted PR notes well before the people may start screaming. On Wednesday, when the whole city was marooned due to overflowing drains and absence of out-ducts in the roads, the Commissioner of the city administration was quick to […]