J&K Gets 15 New FM Channels

NEW DELHI:  The government has approved 18 new FM radio channels for North Eastern states and 15 for Jammu and Kashmir. Announcing this, the Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh said the initiative was a New Year gift for the eight North Eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir. In North—East, […]

Fog Chaos In North, Flights, Trains Cancelled

NEW DELHI:  Dense fog today enveloped Delhi, disrupting the schedule of 30 flights and 55 trains even as the minimum temperature settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius. The visibility, which was 800 metres at 5.30 am, decreased significantly to 50 metres at 8.30 am with vehicles plying on the roads with their headlights on. “The humidity […]

Gulmarg Coldest With -7.4 °C

SRINAGAR: The minimum temperatures in Kashmir Valley dropped by around a degree, while the mercury plunged by five notches in Ladakh region as the cold wave tightened its grip.  “A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect Jammu and Kashmir from January 20 onwards,” a spokesman of the MeT department said adding that the weather […]

Guv to Chair UH Meet

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra would chair a meet of Unified Headquarters, an official spokesman said in a statement on Saturday. “In a meeting held to review the obtaining security scenario in the State, the Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, has directed that a meeting of the Unified Headquarters (UHQ) be convened before the […]

Guns Rattle Along LoC

POONCH:  The army late on Friday foiled another infiltration bid in Balakote sector of Poonch district following which a gunbattle between militants and troops erupted along Line of Control, defence sources said. They said a group of 20 to 25 militants tried to infiltrate at around 09 pm on Friday at Turkundi forest along LoC. […]

4 Held by SOG in Raids

SRINAGAR: The Special Operation Group (SOG) of police have detained four persons in separate in parts of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources said. They said the SOG detained Bashir Ahmad Baba, who is a tailor by profession, on Friday late night from his house in Drugmulla area of Kupwara district. “The man has been […]

Talks on For Govt Formation: Baig

SRINAGAR: Admitting that the talks for government formation between BJP and PDP were on Muzaffar Hussain Baig Saturday said both parties have requisite nu,bers to form a stable government in the state. Baig however said he was not part of the negotiations. “Those who accuse me that I am part of negotiations with BJP are […]

Mufti calls on Governor

Jammu:  Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met with Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan in Jammu. PDP Spokesperson Nayeem Akhtar refused to comment on the issue however, a senior PDP leader on condition of anonymity said that both Mufit Muhammad Sayeed and the Governor discussed the present political scenario of […]

Our Offer Of Support Remains: Cong

SRINAGAR: The Congress Saturday said that said its offer of support to People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir remained unchanged but maintained that so far no one from the PDP has contacted it for an alliance. “As stated by our party president, our offer of unconditional support to the PDP, […]

Security Guard of NC Legislator Shot Dead

Panch Injured in the attack, out of danger Kulgam:  Suspected militants Saturday shot dead the security guard of National Conference legislator from Homeshalibugh Assembly segment Abdul Majid Bhat Larm in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.  An elected panch accompanying the deceased was also hit by a bullet and was shifted to SMHS hospital. National Conference Legislator […]

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