Juvenile detained for burglary attempt in Leh

SRINAGAR:  Police Station Nobra solved a burglary attempt case within 24 hours by detaining a juvenile. Police Station Nobra received an information that an attempt of burglary was made near J&K Bank Branch Bogdang Nobra, Leh. On receipt of this information, Leh Police visited the scene of crime and collected evidences including some blood stains. […]

Woman, youth attempts suicide

ANANTNAG: In an attempt to end their lives, two persons consumed poisonous substance at their home in South Kashmir. A lady (name withheld) resident of Shalgam, in the jurisdiction of Police Station Sirgufwara consumed some poisonous substance at her home. She was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, a 25 year old youth resident […]

Avalanche buries boy alive; authorities renew warning

SRINAGAR: Authorities in Kashmir on Saturday renewed their call to brace for ‘impending’ avalanche as the higher reaches received a fresh spell of snowfall on Friday night with a Meteorological Department official predicting medium to heavy snowfall in the next 24 hours. The killing of a teenage boy in an avalanche incident on Saturday morning […]

Kashmir authors book on Psoriasis released

SRINAGAR: A book on psoriasis titled” A Comprehensive Textbook of Psoriasis ” was released at the 44th national conference of Indian association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists held between 21- 24th of January at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It has been authored by Dr Peerzada Sajad (Registrar Dermatology GMC Srinagar) and Prof (Dr) Iffat Hassan Shah […]

Why doesn’t Anybody ask Sangh Parivar about its 15,000 Hindu Militants: Rasheed

SHOPIAN: Independent MLA representing Langate constituency in state legislature Saturday asked BJP leadership not to be under the impression that Sangh Parivar can “infiltrate” into political scenario of Kashmir by hiring proxies. Addressing party workers at Town Hall Shopian on Saturday, he said, “there is no justification to the threats made by a senior Sangh […]

Kupwara Town ‘Recreational Park’ in Shambles

KUPWARA: Kupwara town is among the only few major towns in Kashmir without a recreational park, despite people of the district demanding it for long time. “When we visit Kupwara for some work and if a friend meets, there is no proper space to hangout, relax and talk,” says Arsheed Rasheed, a student of Degree […]

Marshall Islands sue Britain, India and Pakistan over nuclear weapons

LONDON: The tiny Marshall Islands will seek to persuade the UN’s highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, Pakistan and Britain, which it accuses of failing to halt the nuclear arms race. The international court of justice – founded in 1945 to rule on legal disputes between nations – announced late on Friday […]

British MPs may have to comply with Sharia law

LONDON: British lawmakers may have to comply with the Sharia law, including an alcohol ban, when they move out of the Westminster Palace which is set to undergo much-needed repairs as the new complex they will shift into is governed by the Islamic law. A UK parliamentary committee searching for a new temporary home for […]

Saudi envoy's militia remarks spark Iraqi Shia anger

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Shia lawmakers responded angrily on Saturday to the Saudi Arabian ambassador’s criticism of militia forces in the country, with some calling for his expulsion less than a month after he arrived. Thamer al-Sabhan is the first Baghdad-based Saudi ambassador in a quarter century, but while full diplomatic relations are restored, many Iraqi Shias […]

Strong 7.0- magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Russia: USGS

HONG KONG: A strong 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Russia on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said. The quake occurred at 0325 GMT at a depth of 160 kilometres (100 miles), about 95 kilometres northeast of the Russian town of Yelizovo, USGS said. The National and Pacific Tsunami Warning Centers said there was no risk […]