Govt To Boost Lavender, Cumin, Lilium Cultivation

SRINAGAR: Minister for Agriculture Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today visited Model Floriculture Centre, Nunar Ganderbal and took stock of the present situation of the farm. He also enquired about the facilities available in the Centre and its functioning. The Minister was apprised of various activities and new initiatives like Lavender Park, medicinal park, cumin […]

Horror on the Sand in Tunisian Hotel Massacre

SOUSSE, Tunisia — Casually dressed in dark shorts, a necklace and T-shirt, he would have looked like any other young Tunisian among the German, British and Irish sunbathers soaking up the Mediterranean heat on one of Tunisia’s long, yellow beaches. In just five minutes, armed with the black Kalashnikov he had hidden in his beach […]

Kuwait bids tearful adieu to Friday blast victims

KUWAIT CITY— Thousands of people in Kuwait took part in a mass funeral procession Saturday for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a Shia Muslim mosque a day earlier. Police in Kuwait said they are interrogating a number of suspects with possible links to the suicide bombing, which was claimed by an […]

Weeklong heat wave in Pakistan kills 1,233

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 people, an official said. Nazar Mohammad Bozdar, operations director at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, said about 65,000 heatstroke patients were treated by doctors at all of Karachi’s hospitals since June 20 when the heat wave struck Sindh […]

Pak funeral for Hygam militant

Rawlakot: Militant Waheed Noor Khan’s, killed at Hygam near Sopore last week, was buried Saturday in his native after his body was returned home by India. A charged crowd of around 5,000 people including leaders of militant organisation attended the funeral in Rawalakot in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and chanted slogans against India. Officials described the return […]

Army soldier hurt in misfire

Srinagar: An army soldier was injured in an accidental gunfire at Rajwar forests along Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday. Official sources said that the soldier identified as Sepoy Vikram Singh of 21 RR posted near LoC in Rajwar forest area of Handwara received bullet injury after his service rifle […]

Top PDP Leader Says, Police Gone Berserk

Urges Chief Minister to Assert Authority SRINAGAR: Senior PDP leader and Member Parliament, Mr Tariq Hameed Karra has strongly condemned what he called the unwarranted police action inside the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. In a statement issued here today, Mr Karra said the alleged direct firing of tear-smoke shells inside the Masjid and that […]

City Shuts Down Against ‘Desecration’ of Jamia

SRINAGAR:  Srinagar on Saturday observed a general strike in protest against the alleged desecration of the city’s Grand Mosque by police on Friday. Sporadic clashes were also witnessed in the strike hit vicinity of the historic mosque. Several people were reportedly injured during the clashes between police and agitated protesters. The strike call was issued […]

We Did Not Fire Tear Gas Inside Jamia: DGP

Probing who is behind stone pelting, Geelani a free man SRINAGAR: Terming the allegations that police lobbed teargas shells inside the Jamia Masjid as baseless, Director General Police K. Rajendra Saturday said police is investigating all the angles to know who is behind the stone pelting in old city and other parts of the valley. […]

PRC Fraud: Govt. Yet to Initiate Probe

IGP Crime: No directions received from Govt sofar SRINAGAR: A day after Jammu and Kashmir government claimed that they have cancelled Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs) issued to 130 persons and have directed Crime Branch to register case against those non state subjects who had managed to get the PRCs, the Inspector General of Police (Crime […]

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