Mehbooba should accept responsibility for killings: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Working President  and former chief minister Omar Abdullah today asked Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti to accept responsibility for the killing of nearly a hundred civilians and said she was majorly responsible for the present situation that has resulted in hundreds of young boys and girls losing complete or partial eyesight. “The same […]

Scores of unexploded shells destroyed at Nagrota Army Unit

Nagrota: A day after deadly militant attack on Army Base, Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) Wednesday destroyed scores of unexploded shells at the site of the attack in Nagrota town of Jammu Division. “Scores of unexploded shells that in our terminology are called Blinds have been destroyed by BDS. The combing operation is still in progress,” […]

Srinagar-Leh highway closed due to snowfall

Srinagar: The 434-km long national highway, connecting the Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, has been today closed for vehicular traffic for the second time in the last five days due to snowfall, resulting in slippery road conditions. Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers, trucks and oil tankers, are stranded on both sides of the […]

Railway suffers loss over Rs 4.50 crore in 145 days of unrest

Srinagar: The railways have incurred a loss of over Rs 4.50 crore as rail run between Baramulla in north Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu region remained suspended during the last 145 days in unrest in violence hit valley.However, railway service between Srinagar and Budgam in central Kashmir was resumed on November 17 though the number […]

Timber smuggling thriving in valley forests

Srinagar: Notwithstanding its tall claims on forest protection, the State government has been unable to check the vandalisation of green-gold by timber smugglers in different forest ranges of the Kashmir valley. According to the reports smugglers go scot free as they cut trees with impunity in forest areas of Sogam including compartment number 17, 18, […]

After no tourism-business in summer;travel agents say negligible booking for winter

Srinagar: After Kashmir witnessed no tourism business this summer, local travel agents on Wednesday said that they have so far received negligible number of winter bookings this year. Travel Agents Association Kashmir, President Manzoor Sidiq told KNS, “Due to the uprising in the Valley, the tourists who are scheduled to visit Kashmir in this winter […]

Stray dogs continue to make life of Srinagarties miserable

Srinagar: The menace of stray dogs in the city has continuously become a cause of concern not only for residents, but also for the authorities who have so far failed to put a check on their growing population. Shabir Ahmad of Bemina told KNS that the authorities have no way to control this menace. “This […]

SDA parking area inside Press Enclave major source of air pollution

Srinagar: Vast dusty parking area inside Press Enclave Srinagar has added to the woes of shopkeepers, pedestrians and people inhabiting around it. When a vehicle enters into the parking area belonging to Srinagar Development Authority (SDA), suddenly a cloud of dust appears and leave the passerby gasping for breath. “Dust contributes to air pollution. It […]

Freed Activist Khurram Vows To Fight For Prisoner Rights

Srinagar: Prominent Kashmiri human rights activist who was released from prison on Wednesday said his two-month detention had strengthened his resolve to highlight violations against prisoners in India's restive Himalayan state. Khurram Parvez, 39, coordinator of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has long campaigned against abuses by state forces in the volatile […]

Pak Asks UN To Play Role In Resolving Kashmir Issue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Wednesday asked the UN to play a role for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, saying it is the responsibility of the world body to implement its resolution, despite India deploying over one million troops in the Valley. Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that "despite Pakistan's concern, the presence of over one […]

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