Masjid al-Aqsa in Islamic history

Masjid al-Aqsa holds immense significance in Islamic religious tradition as well as history. It is known as the first qibla of Muslims—the direction toward which Muslims face to offer their salat—as well as the third holiest site in Islam. It is built on the site where the noble Messenger (saws) led all the earlier Prophets […]

CM launches maiden e-file tracking system in Secretariat

Srinagar: In a major e-Governance initiative in J&K, the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti launched the new Workflow based e-File Tracking System in the Civil Secretariat here today. Minister for IT and Youth Services & Sports, Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari, Chief Secretary, Mr B R Sharma, Financial Commissioner, Planning & Development, Mr B B Vyas, […]

SKIMS faculty, employees urge CM to appoint director on merit

Srinagar: Large number of faculty and other employees of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical sciences (SKIMS) Soura Wednesday sent a signed petition to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urging her to appoint Director of tertiary care hospital SKIMS on merit basis to ensure streamlining of SKIMS Soura which has been on print media for many regularities. The […]

BRO’s to macadamize old battle tank to Pantha Chowk road

Srinagar: Macadamization of road stretch from old Battle Tank to Pantha Chowk on Dalgate-Pantha Chowk Highway is being taken up by Border Roads Organization (BRO) on 30th of June & 1st of July, 2016.  To augment the work of macadamization of road from old battle tank to Pantha-Chowk, one-way traffic diversion for traffic coming from […]

Mirwaiz says cracking whip on clergy serious issue

Srinagar: Condemning the government’s intent of cracking a whip on the religious activities of Ulemas and Imams of Masjids, Hurriyat (M) Chairman and Jammu Kashmir Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) chief, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday said if any such decision is taken it would be direct interference in religious duties. He said it is a serious issue […]

Resistance Leadership seeks Release of All Political Prisoners Before Eid

SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom leaders Wednesday held a peaceful protest demonstration at Nowhatta Chowk against that vague and “unclear” policy of state government regarding the Sainik and Pandit colonies and in favour of the release of political prisoners before the Eid. The protest demonstration was led by JKLF leader Mohammad Yasin Malik besides Raja Mehraj-ud-din and […]

Rallies, Demos Planned For Global Al-Quds Day Tomorrow

SRINAGAR: Rallies and demonstrations have been planned following Friday prayers across Kashmir on the last Friday of Ramazan (tomorrow) to demand liberation of Masjid-Al Aqsa, the first Qibla of Muslims.  Muslims lost Al-Aqsa and adjacent Masjid Al-Sakhra (Dome of the Rock), the third holiest place in Islam following defeat of Muslims by Zionist Israel in […]

Ladakh suitable place for Govt to shift army from Tosamaidan: Gurezi

Srinagar: Though the government was considering shifting of army from Tosamaidan to Gurez, the lawmaker from the constituency, Nazir Ahmad Khan Gurezi Wednesday said that there is no land available in his borough to accommodate them. Gurezi told KNS, “Government should take Ladakh into the consideration to accommodate army. I believe Ladakh is suitable place […]

Woman who longs to meet father in Pak meet CM

Srinagar: The Pakistani woman who wants to visit his bed-ridden father in the country Wednesday met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to facilitate her travel to her home country. Iram Sayyar, who hails from Rawalpindi in Pakistan, and is married to a Shopian resident, Sayyar Ahmad, had travelled to Kashmir with her husband, who returned from […]

CM reviews implementation of Tribal Action Plan

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Government will be spending around Rs 120 crore on various programmes aimed at the welfare of the tribal population in the State. This would include Rs 100 crore earmarked by the Government of India under Tribal Sub-Plan and Rs 20 crore to be provided by the State Government under the capex […]