Few Inches of Snow Drowns Govt’s Tall Claims

SRINAGAR: Few inches of snowfall plunged the Valley in darkness raising a question mark over government’s tall claims of being ready for any eventuality.  Reports from different areas speak of immense hardships faced by the people for the second consecutive day Wednesday as electricity, water and other essential supplies were missing in many areas. Though […]

Court extends remand of former BOPEE chief

SRINAGAR: Directing the Crime Branch (CB) of Jammu and Kashmir police to expedite the investigation in Common Entrance Test (CET) 2012 admission scam, a local court has extended the remand of former chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Pir and another accused. Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Kashmir, M L Manhas […]

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

NEW DELHI: Arch rivals India and Pakistan today exchanged the list of their nuclear installations and facilities covered under the agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between the two countries. The exchange took place through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, reports said. The agreement, which was signed on December […]

Er Rashid Mulls Joining AAP

SRINAGAR: Er Rashid led Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) is mulling joining Aam Admi Party if all goes well during Rashid’s meeting with AAP leaders. Rashid is leaving for New Delhi in coming week, party sources said. They however said before taking a final decision, Eng Rashid wants to know about the Aam Aadmi Party’s stand […]

Strong NC in the interest of India: NC

SRINAGAR: Claiming that the strong National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir was in the interest of India, Mustafa Kamal, additional general secretary of the party Wednesday said the attempts to weaken NC here would weaken the position of national parties in the state. Taking to KNS Kamal maintained that the NC has always worked […]

Kamal’s ‘one foot always in his mouth’: Congress

SRINAGAR: Taking strong exception to the statements issued by Mustafa Kamal, additional general secretary National Conference, the Congress on Wednesday said his (Kamal) one foot is always in his mouth.   “I reject the statement of Kamal on views experienced by Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, union minister for health and family welfare. As the general […]

Heavy Snowfall Throws Life Out Of Gear

Highways closed; air, train service suspended; exams postponed SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley received heavy snowfall of this season on Tuesday leading to the closure of all major roads and snapping of air and train services. The first major snowfall also disrupted much needed power supply plunging the Valley into darkness. People Tuesday woke up to snowy […]

Power supply to be restored soon: PDD Chief

SRINAGAR: Power Development Department (PDD) today stated that the suspended power supply in several areas of Valley shall be restored by Tuesday evening. The PDD further stated that the remaining faults will be rectified during the early hours of Wednesday and that the department was on ‘tenterhooks’ to restore the supply at the earliest. PDD […]

No Traffic on Jammu-Srinagar Highway Today

SRINAGAR: Traffic police today said there would be no movement of vehicular traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on January 01 Wenesday. “Over 2 ft of snow had accumulated around Jawahar Tunnel, the gateway to Kashmir Valley, till this afternoon,” a spokesman of the traffic department said. He said the snowfall was continuing, which was hampering […]

All KU Exams Postponed

SRINAGAR: All the University examinations scheduled from ist January 2014 to 05-01-2014 have been postponed. However, the examination scheduled from 06th of January, 2014 shall be conducted as per the dates already notified, a KU spokesman told Kashmir Observer. The decsion follows heavy snowfall in the valley which has disrupted normal life.