Doctors’ body sounds swine flu alert

Srinagar: A doctors body in Kashmir on Saturday sounded swine flu alert and said the valley hospitals are not ready to deal with the virus. The president of Doctors’ Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan said in a statement issued to GNS that since December, last year, there are 30 Lab confirmed H1N1 cases including 06 […]

2 Soldiers Killed Dousing Fire

SRINAGAR: Two army men were charred to death while dousing off forest fire near Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday. Official sources said that fire erupted in the forest area near Kanli Post along LoC in the frontier district during the intervening night of January 1 and […]

Groves: 2 Key Witnesses Depose

SRINAGAR: Two main witnesses gave their testimonies at the trial of murdered Guernsey woman Sarah Groves here today. One of the witnesses at the Sadder Court, was a tourist police officer who was one of the first to hear about the murder. 24-year-old Sarah was killed on a houseboat in Kashmir in April of 2013. […]

Advani Steps In To Break the Deadlock

SRINAGAR: As deadlock over government formation continues, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has approached People Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Syed through its senior leader L.K Advani about the formation of new government, KNS reported on Saturday. Quoting an unnamed senior BJP leader KNS report said that the former deputy Prime Minister L K Advani […]

Cong Working on ‘Grand Alliance’ Formula

SRINAGAR:  At a time when closed door meetings in state’s political spectrum is becoming order of the day, 12 Congress MLAs held a marathon deliberations in winter capital on  Saturday, saying vigil over the situation is being maintained. Sources privy to this development said that at the residence of the Congress MLA Aijaz Khan in […]

People flee border areas as fear returns

JAMMU: Terror seems to have returned to the Indo-Pak border areas in Jammu and Kashmir, where heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan Rangers has triggered migration from the affected border villages. “We are leaving our homes and hearths shelled by Pakistan since last night. We are going to shelter camps. There is no end to the […]

2 More killed, 8 Injured

Kathua: Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded artillery fire along the border region of Kathua sector in Jammu and Kashmir, killing two people and wounding eight, officials said Saturday. Both Pakistan and India blamed each other for starting the fire that began Friday night. This latest violence comes after Islamabad accused Indian forces of killing two […]

Want good ties, wonder why they fire: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said India wants good relations with Pakistan and wondered why the neighbouring country resorts to repeated ceasefire violations. “Pakistan is our neighbour and we want good relations with all our neighbours,” he said to a media query on the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan. “But the Pakistan government […]

Pakistan Issues Fresh Warning To India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday appeared to threaten India with retaliation over the killing of its soldiers in cross-border firing, saying it will now “communicate in the language they understand”. “In the past six-seven months, we have tried to better our ties with India so that peace can prevail. But it seems that they do not […]

Eid-e-Milad Being Celebrated with Gaiety

SRINAGAR:  Eid Milad-un-Nabi will be celebrated with religious fervour across Kashmir Valley on Sunday with special prayers being held at different shrines and mosques. Thousands of devotees are converging at Hazratbal shrine, which houses the relic of the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) on the occasion of his birthday. As part of the celebrations, special prayers will […]