‘Apathetic’ Govt. Watching Kashmir Art Dying A Slow Death

Artisan Rehabilitation Forum seek revival of handicraft industry SRINAGAR: Artisan Rehabilitation Forum organised Sunday a rally at Gazidori, Alamgari Bazar, Srinagar, demanding special focus towards the handicraft Industry in Kashmir to take it at par with other industries here. Highlighting the plight of the artisans, the rally informed the devastating September 2014 floods ravaged the […]

Ending years of wait, Mufti inaugurates Sopore Bypass Bridge

Apple Town to be developed as state’s premier fruit marketing hub SOPORE– Bringing to an end the excruciatingly-long wait of the people of Sopore town, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today inaugurated the 216-metre-long Sopore Bypass Bridge, which had shifted several deadlines, ever since its construction first started 23 years ago. The Chief Minister, during […]

Court treats RDA scam petition as PIL

Vigilance acting hand-in-glove-with involved: Petitioner SRINAGAR: In a significant order, Justice B.S. Walia, of Jammu and Kashmir High Court (Jammu Wing) after hearing petitioner in person, Prof. S.K. Bhalla, treated the writ petition as Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and directed the Registry to place this matter before the Division Bench of the State High Court […]

‘Illegal’ appointees decry ‘pick and choose’ policy

‘Health officials received bribes to release salary of ‘preferred’ ones’ ANANTNAG: Illegal appointees who have locked down the office of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Anantnag for the last 15 days have vowed to continue their strike until they got a proper hearing from the government. Reports said that employees who were appointed in Health Department […]

Cab overturns in Sopore, 1 killed

SRINAGAR: One person died while seven others sustained injuries in a major accident that took place Monday morning near Sangri Top at Watlan area of Sopore. Locals said a Tata Sumo bearing number JK05E 1920 rammed into a bike JK05E 2495 at Sangri Top on Sopore-Bandipora Road, leaving one person dead on spot besides wounding […]

AMK announces annual awards

Srinagar: Adbee Markaz Kamraz Monday announced its annual awards to be conferred at its annual conference next month at Pahalgam. The decision to this effect was taken by the Awards Committee of AMK. According to AMK this year’s prestigious “Sharf-e-Kamraz” will be given to noted writer and poet Rafiq Raaz while as Shehjar-e-Adab Lolab has […]

2 soldiers killed in Poonch

Poonch: Two army soldiers were killed after a water tanker in which they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down about 300 meters deep gorge in Mendhar area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. A police official said that a vehicle (Water Tanker) of army’s 15 MAHAR Regiment met with the […]

IED detected, defused in Ganderbal

Srinagar: Police on Monday said that a tragedy was averted when it detected and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Safapora area of Ganderbal district in central Kashmir. “A police naka party detected an explosive device which was kept inside a box near J&K bank branch Safapora late last night. The device was later […]

Shot At Bear, Bullet Instead Hit Man in Handwara

SRINAGAR: A man was hit by bullet when officials from police and wildlife Department reportedly fired upon a wild bear running amok in the Handwara area Monday afternoon. Sources said Irshad Ahmad Magray was admitted to hospital after police and wildlife officials reportedly aimed their shot at a wild bear but missed the intended target. […]

Guns Do The Talking On LOC

Pak Troops Shell LoC Hamlets With 120 MM Mortar Bombs, India Summons Envoy POONCH: A brief 12-hour lull was broken Monday evening as Indian and Pakistani soldiers resumed firing along the dividing Line of Control in various sectors in Southern Kashmir, forcing civilians who were still holding out in their homes, scurry for cover.   […]

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