Attacks on Telecom Installations ‘Temporary Phase’: CM

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today sought to downplay the series of attacks on mobile telecom installations and people associated with it in the Valley, saying it is a “temporary” phase and those responsible for it will be “taken care of”. Two persons have been killed and three others injured in four attacks carried […]

To save Handicraft sector from fakes, Mufti calls for patenting genuine Kashmir Arts

Calls for promotion of ‘Brand Kashmir’ SRINAGAR – Assuring the entrepreneurs, national and international buyers on strengthening the base of industry and handicraft sector in the State, the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today emphasized upon promoting ‘Brand Kashmir’ to protect our exceptional hand-made products from fakes being sold in national and overseas markets, in […]

Have Vital Leads About Sopore Attacks: DGP

SRINAGAR: The Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar Saturday said police has got vital leads about recent Sopore attacks and investigation into the incident has already been initiated. Talking to reporters the DGP said that during the initial investigations, police has got some vital leads and only after completing the investigation, facts about […]

Police arrests many during nocturnal raids

Waving of Pakistani flags Anantnag:  Police resorted to nocturnal raids to get all the suspects arrested who allegedly waved Pakistani flags during a march led by Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmed Shah in Anantnag town. Shah who along with his aides was arrested soon after the march was released by police late night, however, in a […]

26,211 Students Appear in CET Exams

SRINAGAR: Over 26,000 students today appeared in Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test (JKCET) for admissions to medical and engineering colleges in the state even as several aspirants could not make it to the halls in time due to protests in Nishat area of the city. “A total of 26,211 students appeared in the JKCET […]

Fresh Snow In Upper Reaches

GULMARG: Upper reaches, including Affarwat, the highest skiing point experienced fresh snowfall while plains were lashed by rain. Sun was playing hide and seek again today due to which the maximum temperature remained below normal while the minimum witnessed surge, barring Kargil where it remained unchanged at 2 degrees Celsius. A Met department spokesman said […]

JKLF's 'jail bharo' continues

Srinagar: Ten-day jail bharo by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) continued for the second day today as ten more front leaders and supporters were detained in the civil lines.  With this a total of about 24 front leaders, including its chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik, have been arrested by police since yesterday.  The JKLF has […]

Landslides hit Zo-jila traffic

Sonamarg:  The Srinagar-Leh Highway was once again closed following fresh landslides at Panimatha near Zojila pass on Saturday. Official sources said that the fresh landslide was triggered by a rainfall. With the result, no vehicle was allowed to move from Sonamarg to Leh. Similarly, many Kashmir-bound vehicles have remained stranded on other side of the […]

Shopian shuts on Asiya and Neelofar’s sixth death anniversary

Srinagar:  A complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday to commemorate the sixth death anniversaries of Aasiya Jan and Neelofar Akhtar, the duo allegedly ‘raped and murdered’ by unknown persons in 2009. The Shopian rape and murder case surfaced after two sister-in-laws, Asiya (17) and Neelofar (22), went missing from their […]

At Sheikh's mausoleum, NC pitches for internal autonomy

Srinagar: The opposition National Conference (NC) on Saturday vowed to fight for the restoration of “internal autonomy” in Jammu and Kashmir and demanded the “strengthening” of Article 370 of the constitution that accords special status to the state. The party would continue to strive for the restoration of internal autonomy, as had existed before 1953, […]