Wakf Board forgets to implement Hazratbal Shrine master plan

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Wakf Board has failed to implement the much needed Hazratbal Shrine master plan. The government had formulated a master plan years ago as the shrine was unable to accommodate all the devotees especially on special occasions. “Under the plan, government had proposed to expand the shrine area by way of […]

No takers for Rs 2000, Rs 20 currency notes

Srinagar: Exchange of newly launched Rs. 2000 currency notes is flatly denied by the shopkeepers in absence of Rs. 500 currency notes and the shortage of Rs.100 currency notes has added to the complications of the people across Kashmir. A shopkeeper told this KNS correspondent “exchange of Rs. 2000 currency notes is denied even by […]

Geelani concerned over repeated fire incidents across Valley

Srinagar: Seriously concerned about the repeated fire incidents throughout the valley, particularly recent episodes in Dalgate Srinagar and Shahabad Sopore, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani said that it is saddening to see the residential houses, schools and shops in flames every day. He said although these incidents are painful and beyond one’s control, […]

Burn Hall School distributes relief among Dalgate fire victims

Srinagar: In a bid to provide relief to the Dalgate inhabitants who lost their shelter due to the massive blaze on Monday, the Valley’s prominent educational institute, Burn Hall School on Tuesday distributed essential commodities among the fire victims here. According to KNS correspondent, Burn Hall School under the aegis of Catholic Social Service Society […]

Day 137: Kashmir Logjam Continues

SRINAGAR: The separatist-sponsored strike disrupted normal life in Kashmir on Tuesday with most of the shops across the Valley shut and transport off the roads. However, some cabs and mini-buses were plying in some areas in the civil lines as well as in the outskirts of the city here, officials said. They said few shops […]

Shopkeeper Attacked By Stone Pelters, Critical

Srinagar: A shopkeeper was critically injured after protesters attacked him with stones for violating the shutdown call and opening his shop at Nikas village of south Kashmir’s volatile Pulwama district. According to sources, the stone pelters attacked the shopkeeper Muhammad Altaf Ganaie son of Abdul Hameed Ganaie with stones when he at his shop doing […]

Minimum Temperatures Fall In Kashmir

Srinagar: A day after some of the higher reaches in Kashmir received the season’s first snowfall, minimum temperatures fell at most places in the Valley, even as a thick layer of fog engulfed many areas. Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature at 1.9 degrees Celsius, down from previous night’s 2.8 degrees Celsius, an official of the […]

2 Militants Killed In Encounter

Bandipora: After a night long cordon, government forces neutralized two young non-local militants in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Acting on specific information about the presence of some militants, the joint team of army’s 13 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned Gorikhan area of Hajin on Monday night. After night long cordon when search operation was launched, […]

3 Soldiers Killed In Machhil: Army

Kupwara: Indian Army Tuesday said that three of its soldiers were killed and one of them was beheaded by Pakistan army commandos in Jammu and Kashmir, the army said on Tuesday. The killings took place in Machhal near the Line of Control in Kashmir. “Retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act,” the army said […]

Govt To Spend Rs 50 Cr On Bunkers

Srinagar: In view of the cross border shelling the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday took a detailed appraisal from the Jammu divisional administration regarding the relief, rescue and rehabilitation plans devised by the respective district administrations. As per an official statement, the Chief Minister was informed that an adequate rehabilitation plan has been put in […]

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