Mid-night quake shakes Valley

Srinagar: A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan late on Sunday, jolting Kashmir, Pakistan and parts of North India. The quake, which occurred at 11:46 pm IST (1816 GMT), was felt across northern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir and in the Indian capital Delhi. The US Geological Survey said the tremor struck 22 kilometres (14 […]

Funeral prayers for Bangla leaders

Srinagar: The Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH), Jammu Kashmir on Monday offered Gayibana Nimaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayers in absentia) for Jamat-e-Islami Bangladesh leaders Ahsan Amin Mohammad Mujahid and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury who were executed by the government of that country. The TeH leader Umar Adil Dar said the prayers, which were offered at Masjid Hamza, Amira Kadal, were led […]

BJP expels veteran Hari Om

JAMMU: The BJP on Monday expelled senior party leader from Jammu & Kashmir Hari Om from the party’s primary membership for six years after he criticized the party’s actions, including forming the coalition government with PDP.  BJP J&K president and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma expelled Hari Om for “gross indiscipline, anti-party activities and un-repentance for […]

Mufti Takes Whirlwind Tour Of Cold, Fogged Capital

CM takes appraisal of Srinagar city works, inspects sports, industrial infra SRINAGAR – Batting for creating ample job opportunities to harness state’s talented human resource, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Monday called for a strategy to focus on skill development and entrepreneurship to overcome the challenge of unemployment.  He described IT as a happening sector […]

Slums Swallow City’s Prized But Crumbling Heritage Site

Kalai, the heritage wall around Koh-e-Maran hillock in Srinagar is crumbling and slum dwellers, mostly non locals are fast taking it over.  SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayed, made a whirlwind tour of Srinagar on Monday. The Chief Minister saw or was perhaps made to see all the ‘good’ things but missed seeing the reality […]

3 Hizb Militants Killed in Aishmuqam

AISHMUQAM:  Three local militants were killed during a search and cordon operation launched by the Indian Army here on Monday afternoon. According to the sources an Army party from 3 RR came under fire at Tantraypora Silgam village near Ashmuqam when a search operation was launched there with the support of Special Operations Group of […]

One dead in road accident near Mirgund

Fog Jams Air Traffic, Slows Down Life in Kashmir Srinagar: Dense fog blanketed Kashmir Valley on Monday morning reducing visibility to nil in some areas, bogging down traffic and causing numerous flight delays and disruption of rail service till noon. The dense fog resulted in a road accident in North Kashmir that left the driver […]

Fog Jams Air Traffic, Slows Down Life in Kashmir

One dead in road accident near Mirgund Srinagar: Dense fog blanketed Kashmir Valley on Monday morning reducing visibility to nil in some areas, bogging down traffic and causing numerous flight delays and disruption of rail service till noon. The dense fog resulted in a road accident in North Kashmir that left the driver of a […]

Mob Torches Truck Carrying Bovines on Highway

JAMMU: A day after miscreants tried to lynch a Kashmiri truck driver and set his oil tanker ablaze near Nandini on Jammu-Srinagar Highway, a mob on Monday torched a truck carrying animals at Nagrota, police said.  According to the reports, police laid a check post and intercepted a truck near Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota […]

6 Pilgrims, Pilot Killed in Chopper Crash

Katra: A helicopter flying pilgrims from Vishno Devi temple in Katra region of Jammu Division crashed on Monday afternoon, killing seven people including the pilot. Official sources said that the helicopter belonged to a company that operates flights to Vaishno Devi temple. Eyewitnesses said that soon after the crash rescuers reached the site and recovered […]

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