Earthquake jolts Pak capital

ABBOTTABAD: Earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad and parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkwa on Saturday, Express News reported. The epicentre of the quake was reported to be in the Hindu Kush range, with the earthquake measuring 5.8 on the richter scale, according to Radio Pakistan. Tremors were felt across Chitral, Dir, Mianwali, Shangla, Malkand, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar […]

Saudi Arabia executed 157 in 2015, sets record since 1995

RIYADH:- Saudi Arabia has carried out 157 executions in 2015, most of which were beheading by sword. This is a record of the most capital punishments conducted in a single year since 1995. The figure is second only to that of the year 1995 when the government in Riyadh executed 192 people. The Associated Press […]

PMSSS runs into rough weather, only 30% JK students avail scholarships

SRINAGAR: The Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for students from the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir (J-K), which aimed at offering them a “special chance” to study in mainland India now has virtually no takers. Ever since its launch in 2011, the Rs 1200 crore scheme has run into rough weather. Students have […]

For 3rd consecutive day, Pulwama shuts against night raids

Pulwama: Panic gripped in the dead of the night in Chhatpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district after Government Forces raided all but twenty residential houses and bundled six persons including two brothers into police vehicles.  Locals alleged that government armed men unleashed terror in the area and ransacked houses. “It was like hell. The […]

Masrat’s aide’s detention under PSA quashed

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court quashed the detention order of separatist Muslim League leader Asadullah Parrey under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA). Parrey, a close aide of Masrat Aalam and Muslim League District President for Bandipora District was had been arrested in August 2015 for allegedly waving Pakistani flags. He was booked […]

Illegal extraction of sand from Suran River irks residents

POONCH: The illegal extraction of sand and gravel from the streams and nullahs in the areas of Sailian village of Sarankot Poonch has been continuing with impunity.  The locals have alleged that the extraction has caused immense damage to the foot bridges and cultivable land in the area. The digging of the nullahs at multiple […]

Low intensity earthquake hits J&K

SRINAGAR: A moderate intensity earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.  The earthquake jolted the Kashmir Valley. People ran out of their offices and houses. No report of any casualty or damage to property has come so far from anywhere in the state, an official of the provincial administration said. “The magnitude of the tremor […]

Haq lays foundation of CFC at Kokernag

KOKERNAG: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq, on Saturday laid foundation stone of a Community Facility Centre at Devalgam in Breng valley of Kokernag constituency to be constructed under “CFC in every constituency” programme with an estimated cost of Rs. 50 lakh. Addressing a gathering, after laying foundation stone for the project, […]

Mattoo for fast pacing of mega projects

JAMMU: While asking the officers to speed up the pace of work on various Mega developmental projects being undertaken by the government in various sectors, the Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof Amitabh Mattoo Saturday said that they should be completed within the stipulated time frame and mechanism should be evolved for synergizing the efforts of […]

Sukhnandan chairs DDB review meeting

BARAMULLA: Calling for accelerating pace of progress on developmental projects, Minister for Public Health Engineering and Irrigation & Flood Control, Sukhnandan Kumar, who is the Chairman of District Development Board Baramulla, today stressed for timely completion of ongoing works in the district. The Minister had a detailed review of implementation of the decisions of DDB. […]