NatGeo ‘Afghan girl’ returns to Kabul,President Ghani promises her new home

KABUL:Afghanistan’s president on Wednesday welcomed back Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover, after she was deported from Pakistan to the war-torn homeland she first fled decades ago. Pakistani officials handed over Gula, whose haunting eyes were captured in a cover photo taken in a refugee camp in the 1980s, to […]

‘Pakistan Will Welcome Mediation On Kashmir Issue By New US President’

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan will welcome US mediation on the Kashmir issue.  “US President-elect Donald Trump had promised during electoral campaign that if elected, he will make efforts to bring Pakistan and India closer,”Aziz was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.    Aziz said Pakistan will inform the […]

Joint leadership concerns about threats of account seizer of ‘defaulters’

Srinagar: Joint resistance leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday strongly reacted to the repeated harassment by the authorities of various banks, especially Jammu & Kashmir Bank for the payment of loan installments along with the interest. In a joint statement issued to KNS, the leaders said that banks […]

LAWDA demolishes 354 illegal structures this year

Srinagar: Lakes and Waterways Development Authority has demoslished 354 illegal structures and have lodged 425 FIR’s against the violators who were involved in raising illegal structures in Green Belt area this year. Enforcement Officer LAWDA Suhail Reshi told news agency CNS that 56 vehicles carrying illegal construction material were seized and formal cases were registered […]

Div Com Kashmir undertakes city tour,reviews pace of ongoing dev projects

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar City and reviewed the progress of ongoing developmental works. In order to take firsthand appraisal of ongoing developmental projects, the Div Com visited Government Degree College Bemina to inspect the ongoing construction of College’s New Hostel Block, Social Science Block, Classrooms […]

JKCCS releases “Peoples’ Dossier” on Khurram Parvez

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) Wednesday released the ‘People’s Dossier’ on Human Rights activist Khurram Parvez. In a statement to CNS, JKCCS said that the 55th day of Khurram Parvez’s unlawful detention, marks the 124th day of continued curfew, restrictions and widespread and systematic State violence against the people of Jammu and […]

DC Srinagar reviews Urs Makhdoom Sahab (RA) arrangements

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone, today convened a meeting to review arrangements for forthcoming Urs of Hazrat Sultan-ul-Arifeen, Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom Sahib (RA). The Urs will be observed across the Kashmir from November 12 to November 25, 2016. The main functions in this regard will be held at the Sufi mystic’s shrine in […]

Education a great leveler: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Underscoring the importance of education in the socio-economic empowerment, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said Islam has laid ample stress on seeking knowledge, making it a compulsory obligation. Addressing the annual day function of Islamia Faridia Educational & Research Institute, the Chief Minister said education is a great leveler to bridge any social […]

Valley traders oppose demonetization of Rs 500,1000 notes

Srinagar: A day after Prime Minister, Narendra Modi announced demonetization of Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes, the valley traders on Wednesdayopposed the move saying those having no bank accounts have been left to lurch at large. Chairman of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), Muhammad Yasin Khan said that the decision taken by PM Modi will […]