Vacation extended, Schools to re-open on March 09

SRINAGAR: Winter vacations has been extended till March 07 (Saturday) in the Kashmir Valley, Director School Education, Showkat Ahmad Beigh said today. He said the schools will now re-open on Monday next (March 09). Various civil society groups have been pressing authorties to extend the vacation following outbreak of Swine Flu in the state. Doctors […]

Prisoner involved in Nanga Parbat attack killed

GILGIT: At least one of the two prisoners involved in the Nanga Parbat attack that killed 10 foreign tourists was shot dead, while the other was  injured as police foiled an attempted jailbreak in Gilgit-Balistan (G-B) early Friday morning. On June 23, 2013, gunmen dressed as paramilitary forces stormed into the Nanga Parbat base camp, […]

LeT key irritant in Pakistan-India relations: US intelligence official

Pakistan’s provision of safe havens to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) will continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,  Director of US National Intelligence James Clapper claimed in his testimony on “World Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community”. Presenting the report in a hearing of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, […]

Pandits must forget nineties and return to Kashmir: Dr U Kaul

Prof (Dr.) Upendra Kaul is the director and head of cardiology department at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi. A Padma Shri awardee, Dr Kaul is one of the first cardiologists to start coronary interventions in India. A dedicated teacher with more than 450 publications to his credit, he continues to beguile the medical world with […]

The Book of Gold Leaves is a ‘melancholy’ story

It’s about art, it’s about love, it’s about culture, it’s about nostalgia and it’s about Kashmir. The Book of Gold Leaves is the second book by the author after The Collaborator. At the very outset, it takes you to Kashmir with Papier Maché art as its cover page. The book is set in early 90’s […]

No school to charge fee from outgoing 12th class students: Govt

SRINAGAR: Commissioner /Secretary to Govt. School Education Department Shaleen Kabra chaired a high level meeting of School Education Department at winter Secretariat in which besides Director School Education Kashmir Showkat Ahmad Baig all the Chief Education Officers participated. The meeting took a review of the situation and Shaleen Kabra gave on the spot directions to […]

CRPF officer found dead in Ganderbal

Srinagar: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Central Reserve Police Force was found dead in Alustang area of Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Friday. Official sources told GNS that CRPF trooper, ASI/GD Raju Singh of 115 Bn who was posted at Nagbal, Zakoora today morning his body was found lying on the road side at Alustang. A […]

BJP MLAs submit letter to Governor pledging support to PDP

JAMMU: Elected legislatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Friday and submitted a letter with regards to their party extending its support to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state assembly. BJP MLA Kavinder Gupta said that the two parties are forming an alliance to […]

Budgam protests against Gulzar Peer’s acquittal

Budgam: Amid shutdown, hundreds of people staged a massive protest against the Court verdict and self-styled “faith healer” Gulzar Bhat at Khansahib, Kremshore, Yechkoot after Friday congregation prayers here in central Kashmir on Friday. Soon after congregation prayers residents of Khansahab, Kremshore and Yechkoot villages took to the streets and staged a massive protest against […]

Hurriyat (G) hails Pak Foreign Office statement

‘Sircreek, Siachen offshoots of Kashmir dispute’ Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Friday appreciated and praised the statement of Pakistan Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam in which she said that the Kashmir dispute will be priority of the expected Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks. In a statement Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said, “The basic reason behind […]

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