92% flood displaced people fed by community kitchens: Study

SRINAGAR: Around 92.3% of the people, displaced by the recent floods and housed in temporary relief shelters in Srinagar, received no government aid and were provided food supplies by volunteers from the community donations, a private study has found. Young Kashmir Volunteers Alliance (YKVL)-an amalgam of various Kashmiri volunteer groups- who carried out relief and rescue […]

Afghan villagers hang Taliban fighters as battle for district rages

GHAZNI : Afghan villagers hanged four captured Taliban militants from a tree on Saturday as security forces battled the insurgents for a sixth day in a district of Ghazni province, an official said. The hangings were carried out after Taliban fighters had killed more than 100 people in the area in the past week, including […]

Western Muslims, troubled, rally against extremism

PARIS (AP) — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and a backlash has already begun. This week’s videotaped beheading of a French mountaineer by militants linked […]

Fighters tighten control of Yemen capital

SANAA – Fighters from Yemen’s Ansarullah movement attacked the home of country’s intelligence chief in Sanaa on Saturday, residents and security sources said, showing the fragility of a power-sharing accord that has failed to halt fighting in the capital. Fighters from Ansarullah seized control of much of Sanaa last week, hours before the accord was […]

Amritanandamayi Trust Donates 25 Cr

NEW DELHI: Mata Amritanandamayi charitable trust has announced a Rs. 25 crore relief and rehabilitation package for victims of the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir. As part of the relief efforts in Jammu and Kashmir, the Math will build houses for the flood affected persons. Since 1998, the Math has constructed 45,000 houses for […]

33 Indians die during Haj

Riyadh: Thirty-three Indians have died of illness or old-age ailments during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year, a media report said Saturday. The majority of them have been buried in Makkah, Arab News quoted Indian officials as saying. The first batch of Indian pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia Aug 27. On Wednesday, an […]

Govt’s paltry ex-gratia relief a cruel joke: Karra

Srinagar: Terming the State Government’s ex-gratia relief package for the houses fully damaged by the devastating floods as a cruel joke, senior PDP leader and Member Parliament, Mr Tariq Hameed Karra today said Rs 70000 relief for fully damaged pucca house announced by the Government vide Order No: Rev/Camp/HN/2014 dated: 23-09-2014 is insufficient even for […]

Geelani says world unaware of Kashmiri hardships

SRINAGAR: While welcoming the statement of Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif with regarding to the Kashmir dispute at UN general assembly session, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani said that Nawaz Sharif not only repeated the traditional and historic stand of Pakistan with regarding to the Kashmir issue on the floor of UN general […]

PHE Asks People To Follow Advisories Of Health Deptt

SRINAGAR: According to Chief Engineer Public Health Department, Kashmir Division, that almost 90 per cent WSS infrastructure damaged due to flood have been restored in Srinagar City. While as WSS in towns which has also suffered major blows have also been temporarily restored. According to a statement issued to KNS the Chief Engineer said that […]

Attention vehicle owners

SRINAGAR:-According to a circular issued by General Administration Department(GAD) the vehicles parked by the Government employees at the Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar and Government Quarters situated at Tulsi Bagh, Bemina, Budshah Flats cause difficulties in restoration of buildings affected due to recent floods.  Keeping this in view and in order to facilitate smooth restoration and […]

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