Cold Wave Breaks 4-Decade Record In Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR: The prevailing dry spell and freezing cold in Kashmir is the longest in nearly the last four decades. The temperatures across Kashmir dipped and cold wave conditions intensified across Kashmir Valley with the weatherman forecasting snowfall by the middle of this week. The absence of snow has also hit winter tourism in Jammu and […]

Teacher Gets Police Officer Implicated In Corruption, Threatened

Srinagar: A government school teacher Monday sat on protest outside the Press Enclave Srinagar against alleged police highhandedness. The teacher accused a police officer of humiliating and torturing him to the ‘brink of committing suicide by implicating him in false cases’.  The teacher had reportedly managed to get the police officer caught red-handed by the […]

Delhi HC Has No Jurisdiction Over J&K Matters: Govt

Srinagar: The state government Monday challenged the petition in the Delhi High Court filed by one Advocate Surjeet Singh that any amendment made to the Article 368 of Indian constitution shall be made applicable to the state of J&K, which enjoys a special status in the Indian union under Article 370. The Law department of […]

Cop’s Killing Enrages Village

SRINAGAR:  The death of a police constable has triggered an intense anger and resentment against militants at a village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district – an unexpected turnaround in the wake of the five-month unrest following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. Over the last few months, Kashmir has been witnessing an upsurge […]

Pakistan approves Hindu marriage bill

Islamabad: In what appears to be a New Year’s gift for Hindu minorities in Pakistan, the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights unanimously approved the much-awaited Hindu Marriages Bill on Monday. The Hindu Marriage Bill 2016 will become a law after it will be passed by the Senate, the upper house of the Parliament. The Senate Functional Committee on […]

Army Ready To Take On With China, Pak Simultaneously

NEW DELHI: Army chief General Bipin Rawat today said his force is prepared for a two-front war involving Pakistan and China simultaneously but emphasised on the need to look at cooperation and not confrontation with Beijing. His remarks came days after Beijing raised eyebrows over India testing 5000 km-range Agni 5 missile which has entire […]

Work on MCH Bemina progressing at a snail’s pace

Srinagar: Despite the under construction 500-bedded Mother Child Hospital (MCH) in Bemina in city outskirts has missed the two deadlines of its completion, no major work has been done in this project from last six months. The Roads and Buildings department maintained that it is impossible for them to complete the hospital in the 2017 […]

CM’s Super-50 coaching classes begin in Srinagar

Srinagar: Classes for Chief Minister’s Super-50 coaching programme to prepare students for competitive exams began Monday at Government Girls High School Hyderpora, Srinagar. According to a statement of Directorate of School Education Kashmir, the Super-50 coaching programme is an effort of the Department to prepare students for State and National level competitive exams.  “The programme […]

Car bomb kills 39 in Baghdad's Sadr City square

Baghdad: A suicide car bomb driven by ISIL fighters killed at least 39 people and wounded 57 in an attack on a busy square in Baghdad’s sprawling Sadr City district. The bomber driving a pickup truck attacked an outdoor fruit and vegetable market, daily labourers and a police checkpoint, a police officer said. The Islamic State […]

Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

TEHRAN: Iran has denied receiving any invitation from Saudi Arabia for talks on the hajj, after a row between the arch-foes saw its pilgrims stay at home last year. The Al-Hayat daily reported on Friday that Saudi pilgrims minister Mohammed Bentin had opened discussions with more than 80 countries, including Iran, to work out the details […]