‘Murdered’ Guernsey woman’s kin disappointed with trial

SRINAGAR: The family of the ‘murdered’ Guernsey woman, Sarah Groves, says they’re disappointed with the progress of the trial as the court in Srinagar sat for the 50th time on Tuesday with the case being adjourned yet again until the end of the month. The trial started in June 2013. Out of 46 listed witnesses […]

Govt Plan to Check Radicalization of Kashmiri Youth

NEW DELHI:  Alarmed by reports of growing radicalisation of Kashmiri youth, the government would soon chalk out a plan to thwart the designs of terror groups like ISIS to swell their ranks by indoctrinating them to choose the path of militancy. In an internal communication, Home Secretary L C Goyal has entrusted this task to […]

5.5 quake jolts Kashmir

Srinagar: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook the Kashmir valley in the early hours of Tuesday. “A moderate intensity earthquake occurred at 3.40 a.m. today,” an official of the local MET department here, said.  “The magnitude of the earthquake was 5.5 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the earthquake […]

Wild bear attacks three minors

Kupwara: Three minor boys were critically injured after being attacked by a wild bear in Kupwara district of north Kashmir today, police said.  The victims have been identified as Shahid Shafi Sheikh, Altaf Ahmad and Faizan Ahmad. They were attacked by the bear when they were playing in a field at Sogam village in Lolab […]

2 drown in separate incidents

Kupwara: Two persons including a minor girl drowned in separate incidents in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said today.  The girl, Nasreena, got drowned in a canal near her house at Nagri village last evening, a police spokesman said.  In another incident, Owais Yousuf Lone (19) drowned while taking bath in a lake at […]

Scribe harassed by mystery knocks

Srinagar: Unidentified persons Monday evening harassed senior journalist Majid Hyderi by trying to force their entry into his house in Pir Bagh locality here. The incident happened at around 8:30 PM Monday when Majid had just returned from nearby Masjid after offering evening prayers. “As I returned from the Masjid and had barely taken a […]

Top 51 Corrupt Officials Served Termination Orders

SRINAGAR:   The State government has decided to terminate at least 51 top officials for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices. Quoting reliable sources reports said that a final call has already been taken by the Mufti Sayeed led government in this regard.  Sources said that Government has acted on the recommendations made by the […]

PDP Minister: Yes Jammu Muslims Face Discrimination

SRINAGAR:   A day after government allowed Dangal Management Committee to hold annual Shinj (wrestling match) at a local Muslim graveyard in Bagh Jogian village in Bishnah tehsil of Jammu district, the Cabinet Minister and the senior PDP leader Choudhary Zulfikar Ali Tuesday said that it is an old practice in the village and every […]

New Breed of Militants Post Photos on Facebook

Give Sleepless Nights to Security Agencies SRINAGAR:  Security agencies in South Kashmir are on toes from last few days after the photographs of armed militants, donning Army fatigues, appeared on social networking site like facebook.  Police sources said that a newly created facebook account by militants carried two photographs  showing around 15 militants. “The photographs […]

MeT Trashes News Report About 12 Day Rain

SRINAGAR:  Meteorological Department Tuesday trashed the reports about imminent spell of 12-day rainfall in July, next month, as “baseless”. In a statement, Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said that a local daily has misquoted MeT department by saying that there will be continuous rain in Kashmir from 14th July to 25th July. “This news item has […]

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