Hustle Returns To Valley After 133 Days

Srinagar: After 133 days of closure, the Kashmir Valley burst into life on Saturday morning with a large number of vehicles out on the roads, and markets, schools, offices and businesses open for the first time in the last over four months of separatist-sponsored shutdown and protests. Shoppers thronged Srinagar markets in large numbers even […]

Jubilation Among School Goers

Srinagar: After staying back at home for more than four months, school-going children on Saturday had the opportunity to meet their classmates and friends again—thanks to a full day relaxation in the protest calendar announced by the Geelani-led joint resistance group that spearheads the uprising since the killing of Burhan Wani on April 8. Children […]

CIC Raps Army For Giving ‘Misleading’ Info On Fake Encounters

NEW DELHI: Army has received a rap on the knuckles from the Central Information Commission for providing a “misleading” reply to an RTI applicant in an attempt to withhold disclosure of records in the infamous Pathribal fake encounter in Jammu and Kashmir in 2000. In its response to Venkatesh Nayak of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, […]

Temperature Hovers Below Freezing Point In Kashmir

SRINAGAR:The minimum temperature across the Kashmir division continued to hover below the freezing point, but there was slight improvement in the night temperature at few places, even as a dense layer of fog was witnessed at places in the Valley.      The minimum temperature at most places increased slightly but it remained below the […]

Air Traffic Resumes Partially At Srinagar Airport

Srinagar:Air traffic from Srinagar International Airport remained resumed this afternoon after remaining suspended since yesterday due to poor visibility.  As the visibility improved this afternoon two flights landed at the airport this afternoon, an official of the airport told UNI.  He said all incoming and outgoing morning flights from the airport were cancelled as the […]

Indian Shelling Kill 3 Children: Pakistan

MUZAFFARABAD: Three children were killed and three others injured on Saturday when mortar shells fired by Indian forces hit a village along the Line of Control (LoC), a Pakistan official claimed. “Two girls and their brother died when mortar shells fired by Indian troops hit their house in Kotli district along the Line of Control […]

Army Men Dying Doesn’t Give Us Joy: Burhan’s Father

SRINAGAR:Kashmiris don’t celebrate the deaths of army men because they are also humans, slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s father has said, ruing the alleged silence of civil society in the rest of India over killings in Kashmir. “Indian intellectuals are quiet. It’s true that Kashmiris are dying but India doesn’t have peace either,” Muzaffar […]

NIA raids Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation premises

MUMBAI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted raids at 10 premises of controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation(IRF) in Mumbai.  The NIA had registered a case against Zakir Naik and others on Friday under 10,13,18 of UAPA and section 153A of IPC.  The searches began on Saturday morning with the help of local police after a case […]

‘Pak has 130-140 nuclear warheads, fighter jets can deliver nukes’

Washington:Pakistan is expanding its nuclear arsenal and has developed an estimated stockpile of 130 to 140 warheads for delivery as well as modifying some of its fighter jets including F-16s to deliver nukes, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said in its latest report. Authored by Hans M Kristensen and Robert S Norris, the report says that analysis […]

Arab coalition declares 48-hour Yemen truce

SANNA:A Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s government against Iran-backed rebels declared a 48-hour ceasefire to begin in Yemen Saturday, it said in a statement on the kingdom’s SPA news agency website. “It has been decided to begin a 48-hour ceasefire from 12:00 noon in Yemen’s timing on Saturday,” the coalition statement said, adding that the truce […]

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