Muharram Procession Teargassed In Old City

Srinagar: Police and CRPF men lobbed tear gas shells on a Muharram procession in old Srinagar Friday evening resulting in clashes. Reports said that thousands of members of Shia community took out a procession on 5th Muharram from Saida Kadal Friday evening. As the procession began march towards Hassanabad Imambargah, it was intercepted by a large contingent of police […]

Four Months On, No Congregational Friday Prayers In Historic Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: The Kashmir Uprising entered fourth month on Friday and yet government disallowed mandatory congregational Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid Srinagar. Police have imposed curfew in several police stations in Srinagar and huge deployment of police and CRPF has been made across Srinagar and other parts of Valley in view of march to UN office […]

Govt fixes deadline for completion of Dastgeer Sahib shrine

SRINAGAR: The construction on the holy shrine of Hazrat Peer Dastgeer Sahib (RA) at Khanyar in Srinagar will be completed by coming January. Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Abdul Rehman Veeri fixed the deadline during a review meeting of the status of construction works going on in different shrines across Kashmir valley. […]

Birth, Death Certificates: SMC sets up helpline

SRINAGAR:  The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has setup a grievance redress mechanism regarding issuance of Birth and Death Certificates by the Corporation. According to Dr Shafqat Khan, Registrar Birth & Death, SMC, the citizens can dial: 0194-2474499 and Toll Free number: 1800-180-7038 and email queries on:, regarding any complaints or queries pertaining to Birth […]

‘KU Preparing Guidelines For Students As How To Compensate Lost Time’

SRINAGAR: Amid the on-going protests by students of class tenth and class twelfth, College and University students on Friday threatened to join them in case University of Kashmir “asks them sit-in examination without preparation”. “University of Kashmir is going to upload study material on its official website for the students,” a group of KU students […]

‘Triple talaq not an essential religious practice in Islam’

New Delhi: The Centre filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that triple talaq is not an essential religious practice in Islam. The government argued in the top court that the validity of triple talaq and polygamy has to be seen in the light of gender justice, equality and dignity of women. The BJP-led […]

Hurriyat seeks UN intervention

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference Friday asked the United Nations to intervene on the Kashmir issue by prevailing upon New Delhi  to “shun violence” and initiate process for granting right to self determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “Since we believe and understand that Kashmir dispute remains at the centre of the regional conflict, we appeal you […]

‘Church Seeks To Set Up Eye Bank In Kashmir’

Srinagar: Catholic Church officials in Jammu and Kashmir have sought government permission to start an eye bank to help casualties of recent violence in the Muslim-majority state, where organ donation is eschewed. Jammu-Srinagar Diocese, which covers the entire state, has submitted a proposal to the state’s Directorate of Health Services. “We are hopeful to have […]

Uri Villages Face Problem Post Sep 18 Attack

Uri: After 19 Indian army soldiers were killed in a suspected militant attack on a brigade headquarter in Uri on September 18 morning, people of several adjoining villages are facing intense problems since then. Four suspected militants stormed the brigade headquarter, destroyed barks, killed 19 soldiers and injured more than two dozen others before they […]

Fake jobs in MC Baramulla:Vigilance books 72 beneficiaries,ex officer

Srinagar:  After the verification conducted into the allegation of illegal appointments of class 4th  employees made in Municipal Council Baramulla in the year 2010-11 by then Executive Officer, Municipal Council Baramulla Ghulam Mohammad Lone of Batwina Ganderbal. According to sources, the Vigilance has found that without any competence, without following set procedure and in gross […]

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