Hurriyat & Hartals

Hartals (Public protests) are a common and acceptable way of expressing public angst against government apathy towards the concerns and aspirations of the people and in a democracy, this form of protest is a very effective weapon in the hands of the masses. An example of how well a planned and peacefully conducted protest can […]

DC Sgr summons BSNL GM

SRINAGAR: The District Magistrate Wednesday while summoning the General Manager (GM) Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) Kashmir, asked him to improve services or face further action in future. Sources said that while presenting himself before the court of District magistrate, DG BSNL assured that within a stipulated time of 20 days, the network including the landlines […]

Er Rashid Jumps Signal, Fined

SRINAGAR: A Member of Legislative Assembly Wednesday was fined by traffic police after he broke the signal here in city centre. Official sources said that Engineer Rashid, who is an MLA from Langate constituency, broke traffic signal at Jehangir Chowk. Rashid, they said, was travelling in a Santro car bearing number JK09 8500.  A traffic […]

BJP To Release on Oct 31

SRINAGAR: With the Assembly elections round the corner the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to announce its first list of candidates for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls on October 31. Sources said that the BJP will release its first list of candidates for first two phases on October 31 after party’s senior […]

Acid test’ for Azad to maintain Congress sway

BANIHAL: As Congress seeks a turnaround in its electoral fortunes in the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, its star campaigner and former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad finds himself facing an acid test of ensuring that the party holds on to five of the six seats it won last time in his home […]

Kashmiri Dies in Indo-Pak Crossfire

MUZAFFARABAD: An elderly man died after he was caught in crossfire between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, DawnNews reported Wednesday. Mohammad Din, 80, was herding goats near the Pakistan Army posts in Chirikot sector of Haveli district, when he was hit by the shrapnel of a shell fired […]

Modi recent was focused on Siachen not on flood victims: Aiyar

Srinagar: Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Wednesday said that flood hit people of Kashmir should not expect any relief and respite from the Prime Minister of India as according to Aiyar, being the Muslim dominated area, Modi doesn’t like people of Kashmir and he has no sympathy for them. Talking to Srinagar based news […]

Storekeeper detained for charging money for free ration

Srinagar: Police Wednesday detained a CA&PD storekeeper after the residents of Pamposh Colony Palapora in Eidgah area of Srinagar city lodged a complaint that the said storekeeper forced them to pay money for the free ration meant for the flood victims. Locals said that store-keeper Abdul Rashid forced some 60 households to pay Rs 250 […]

March exams impossible due to weather: CCPS

Srinagar: The Coordination Committee of Private Schools (CCPS) has denied being against the March examinations as ordered by the state cabinet and termed the mass promotion to students upto class 7 as a way to prepare students for the next academic session and compensate them for floods. The Committee also expressed their apprehension about opening […]

gligence last week, in the frontier district of Kupwara.

The body of the 38-year-old Ghulam Mohammad Lone, son of Abdul Gani of Lone Mohalla, Anderhama Muqam-e-Shahewali, was exhumed this afternoon in presence of civil administration, police officials, including Tehsildar Drugmulla, Mohammad Maqbool, and senior doctors of the district hospital, Handwara, officials told GNS Wednesday. The body was later taken to the district hospital Handwara, […]