Modi Tones Down War Rhetoric

SRINAGAR: Invoking the pre-Independence connection with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday challenged Pakistani nation for a war against poverty, illiteracy, and unemployment. Speaking for the first time after Uri incident, Modi squarely targeted Pakistan, saying India will not forget the ‘sacrifices’ of 18 soldiers killed in Kashmir, adding India will work to isolate Pakistan globally […]

‘Burhan’s encounter was used to exploit sentiments’

Srinagar: Expressing pain at the loss of precious human lives during the current unrest in Kashmir, Mehbooba said she and her government are not looking out for a temporary truce but would focus on building an environment where such turbulences never visit the people again. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti today called upon […]

Govt works-out modalities to secure place for Srinagar in ‘Smart Cities’ list

Srinagar: The State Government today finalized modalities with different stakeholders to secure place for Srinagar in the final list of Smart Cities that will be announced in January next year. A high-level meeting was convened here today under the chairmanship of Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Hridesh Kumar to discuss the modalities for […]

CM receives first batch of Hajj pilgrims at Srinagar International airport

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday morning received the first batch of Hajj pilgrims at the Srinagar International Airport, who returned from Saudi Arabia after performing the Haj-e-Baitullah. Minister of State for Hajj and Auqaf, Syed Farooq Andrabi, Member Parliament, Nazir Ahmad Laway, Director General Police, K Rajendra Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, […]

Unrest affects supply of vegetables and fish

Srinagar: In wake of current unrest the people dealing in fish business have stopped importing multiple varieties of fish from outside states. The Valley has also been witnessing a dip in the flow of trucks carrying vegetables and fruits in the last 78 days of unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani […]

‘Retained pellets have potential to cause convulsions’

Srinagar: Taking note of a news reports regarding a patient with pellet injuries who had convulsions at a hospital, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Saturday said that retained pellets in body have the potential to cause seizures. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that patients with retained pellets in their bodies are […]

‘Police collect evidences to punish people involved in property damage’

Srinagar: Police have started collecting the evidences including footages of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras to identify the people involved in the violent protests and ransacking of public property. Ever since the turmoil broke out in the Valley on July 8 following the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani, Kashmir has witnessed worst ever protests […]

Fruit exports from Kashmir touch 205000MTs;156185 MTs dispatched this month

Srinagar: The fruit exports from Kashmir valley are witnessing an upward swing this year because of the closure of local mandis and non-availability of cold storage facilities. According to the officials of the Department of Horticulture (Planning and Marketing), the closure of the local mandis and cold storage facilities and non-availability of the labor has […]