EDI Pampore Turns Into Battle Ground, Once Again

Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces on Monday morning when around two to three militants took refuge in the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) located at Pampore. According to an army spokesperson, an unconfirmed number of militants entered the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute complex near saffron-rich town of Pampore, 12km […]

Govt Disallows Muharram Marches

Srinagar: Authorities on Monday clamped curfew in 11 police station areas of Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of the eighth day of Muhurram, even as complete shutdown was observed across the Kashmir valley. A police official said the police station areas in which the curbs on the movement of people have been imposed […]

Govt Uses Force To Stop 8th Muharram Procession

Srinagar: J&K Government imposed strict restrictions Monday to disallow a major Muharram procession in summer capital. Major city roads, right from Guru Bazar to Dalgate  crossing were sealed off from early today with police and CRPF strictly enforcing curfew. Hussaini Imambargah at Dalgate where the traditional procession would culminate was made out of bounds for the […]

As flu season nears, DAK urges people to get early vaccine

Srinagar: With flu season just around the corner, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today urged people to get early flu vaccine that would protect them from influenza illness. President DAK and H1N1 expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said now is the time to get the vaccine. “CDC recommends everyone 6 months and old should get a […]

No Winter Secretariat this year

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday made it clear that there would be no winter secretariat available in Srinagar this year. However, ministers would continue to visit the summer capital to listen to peoples’ woes. A senior minister in the present coalition told KNS while pleading for anonymity that the winter secretariat would […]

NSUI-Srinagar appeals KU to defer exams

Srinagar: In wake of recent Government orders to conduct Board examinations and ongoing examinations in Central Unversity of Kashmir, NSUI Srinagar has received numerous phone calls and messages from the students of Unversity of Kashmir as apprehensions among the students rise that Kashmir University may also notify the conduct of examinations. NSUI Srinagar on the […]

Heavy vehicle traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway resumes

Srinagar: Heavy vehicle traffic was resumed on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway today after remaining suspended yesterday in view of the visit of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice T S Thakur to Ramban. However, due to operation against militants hiding in a government building at Pampore, traffic has been diverted through Somarbugh. A traffic police […]

Russia urges probe into Saudi carnage in Yemen

Moscow: Russia has called for a thorough and unbiased investigation into a Saudi airstrike that killed over 140 people at a funeral in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a, urging punitive measures against all those responsible for the attack. The Russian Foreign Ministry, in a statement released on Sunday, condemned the Saturday airstrike, saying, “It must […]

Iran writes to UN over Saudi funeral attack

Tehran: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has voiced his “shock and disgust” over a Saudi Arabian airstrike on a Yemeni funeral which killed over 140 civilians. Zarif condemned Riyadh’s latest atrocity in a letter penned to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday. “Not only Saudi Arabia, but also those who have supported the aggression […]

Deep divide in UN over Syrian conflict

UNITED NATIONS: Deep divisions among five permanent members of the UN Security Council over the proposals to end the Syrian conflict, have resulted in the killing of two opposing resolutions on Saturday calling to halt hostilities in Aleppo. The Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin who holds the presidency of the 15-member UNSC said on Saturday “today […]

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