Saudi King Dead, Half Brother Takes Over

DUBAI:  Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the powerful U.S. ally who was an absolute ruler of the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom died Friday at the age of 90. A royal court statement said the king died at 1 a.m. on Friday. Saudi Arabian state television reported that Abdullah would be succeeded by his brother, Prince […]

Budgam protests blasphemous cartoon

Budgam: Amid complete shutdown, massive protest demonstrations were held in central Kashmir’s Budgam district against the blasphemous sketch of Prophet (S.A.W) here on Friday. Soon after Friday prayers ended, hundreds of youth assembled outside Imambargah at main town Budgam and took out a huge protest rally while marched through the main markets to protest against […]

Anti-Charlie Hebdo protests in Doda

Srinagar: As Kashmir region Friday witnessed large scale protests against blasphemous caricatures, the Muslims in Doda district in Chenab valley of State also took to streets against the French magazine. Sources and witnesses said that worshippers in all the mosques of Doda town condemned strongly condemned the blasphemous sketches of Prophet which were published by […]

Vigilance files case against Revenue officers

Jammu: Vigilance Organisation Jammu has registered a case against revenue officers/officials of District Udhampur. The complaint was received through State Vigilance commission from the Principal Accountant General (Audit) regarding illegalities committed in the transfer of state land under Roshni Act by officers/officials of Revenue Department District Udhampur. A verification was conducted into the allegations and […]

Journalist body accuse police of harassment

Srinagar: A journalist body Friday condemned the alleged harassment of a photo-journalist by a police officer in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. In a statement , Anantnag Working Journalists Association (AWJA) said: “It has come to fore that a photojournalist, Muneeb-ul-Islam; working with the local dailies was threatened by the In-charge Sherbagh Police post.” The group […]

PDP names Laway, Mir as RS Candidates

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decided to contest two seats in the upcoming elections to the Rajya Sabha from the state. The Chief Spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said Nazir Ahmad Laway and Fayaz Ahmad Mir will be fielded as the party candidates for the two seats. He said the decision was taken by the party […]

Div Com visits Jawahar Tunnel

Srinagar: In the wake of recent snowfall in Valley, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Rohit Kansal, today visited Jawahar tunnel to take stock of snow clearance on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway besides reviewing arrangements being put in place for disaster management preparedness, an official spokesman said. The Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, apprised the Divisional Commissioner that ten disaster centers […]

JAH grieved over King Abdullah’s demise

Srinagar: Jamait Ahlihadees Jammu Kashmir has expressed its grief and sorrow over the sad demise of King of Saudi Arabia shah Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz who breathed his last in Riyah today.  Expressing their solidarity with the bereaved family, people of Saudi Arabia and Ummah, Jamiat president Ghulam Mohammad Bhat Almadani, general secretary Dr Abdul […]

State Govt. closely monitoring Zanaskar eco situation: CS

JAMMU, JANUARY 21: The State Government today told the Centre that it is closely monitoring the situation arisen out of the blockade of River Phuktal due to a landslide and consequent creation of an artificial lake in Zanaskar Sub Division of district Kargil. Participating via video conferencing in a high level meeting held in this […]

HWO alleges disparity in compensation for flood hit

Srinagar: Hussaini Welfare Organization, a non-governmental organization (NGO) Friday alleged disparity in disbursement of compensation to hundreds of flood affected families of Hassanabad and Saida Kadal localities here. In a statement, HWO, executive President, Javed Hussain Shirazi said that hundreds of families of Hassanabad and Saida Kadal were affected by the devastative floods of September. […]

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