Keeping building material on roads to attract Rs 50,000 fine 

Srinagar: House owners and commercial establishments, who keep debris or structural material on roads, lanes and parks, will be fined upto Rs 50,000 for causing impediment to free flow of pedestrian and traffic movement in this summer capital.  An official spokesperson here today said that keeping debris or structural material on roads, lanes and parks […]

BJP Cannot Put A Rider On Agenda Of Alliance: Altaf

Srinagar : Senior PDP leader and Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Sunday said that dialogue cannot have a rider or any pre-conditions in a democratic set-up.   Bukhari told reporters dialogue at all levels needs to be inclusive and cannot be conditional.   “Dissent is the essence of democracy. Exclusion of the voices of dissent […]

Normal Life Hit Due to Strike 

Srinagar: Normal life was today affected in the valley due to strike called by separatists against the killing of a civilian in security force firing in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara on April 27.  A police official told UNI that there was not restriction in any part of the valley though security forces remained […]

Civilian Killed In Khanyar Grenade Attack

Srinagar: Suspected militants on Sunday evening lobbed a grenade at Khanyar police station in Srinagar. At least one civilian passerby was killed and three others, all police personnel, were injured. “Three policemen and a civilian suffered injuries in the explosion which occurred near the office of superintendent of police, North City, at Khanyar,” a senior police officer said, adding, “all injured […]

Student Unrest: Govt Shuts 2 Premier Schools  Indefinitely

Srinagar: Class work in two Higher Secondary Schools of the city will remain suspended on Monday in view of upward spiral in student protests in this summer capital during the last over two weeks.   An official spokesperson here today said the class work in SP  and MP Higher Secondary Schools will remain suspended tomorrow as a precautionary measure.  However, he […]

Pakistan Will Support Kashmiri ‘Political Struggle’: Army Chief

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday visited the Line of Control (LoC) and said his country would continue to support the “political struggle” of the Kashmiris for the right of “self-determination”. Bajwa, who toured the areas in the Haji Pir sector, was briefed about the alleged “ceasefire violation” by the Indian troops and the state of preparedness of […]

Madhav Meets Mehbooba Amid Growing Rift In Coalition 

Srinagar: Amid widening rift between the alliance partners,  BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at her residence here even as BJP top brass continue to exhibit a no compromise posture viz a viz Kashmir.   Mr Madhav, who arrived in this summer capital in the afternoon, went to Chief Minister’s Fairview […]

Parliamentary Panel on External Affairs in Leh 

  Srinagar: A five-member Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs visited Leh in Ladakh, where Army briefed them about security situation in the region.    “The Committee comprising of five Members of Parliament under the Chairmanship of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor visited Fire and Fury Corps, Leh yesterday on a study tour,” a Defence Ministry spokesperson said.  […]

Weather turns pleasant after early morning chill

Srinagar: After witnessing early morning chill due to overcast skies, weather turned pleasant this afternoon as sun came out from behind the clouds, resulting in improvement in the maximum temperature in Kashmir.   Meanwhile, night temperature dipped few notches across Kashmir valley and Ladakh region due to rain and snowfall, coupled with ice cold winds.  […]

Parvez Rasool show continues in Bangladesh

SRINAGAR : J&K skipper Parvez Rasool’s stint in Bangladesh for Gazi Group of Cricketers is getting better every match with the all-rounder exhibiting yet another all-round brilliance to script a victory for his side. Ever since being snubbed by the IPL franchises, Parvez has been in superb form for GGC in Dhaka Premier League. Parvez […]

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