‘Introspect Over Whether Kashmir Requires Estrangement Or Engagement’

New Delhi: The Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introspect over whether Kashmir requires estrangement or engagement. Reacting to PM Modi’s message to the youths of Jammu and Kashmir to choose between tourism and terrorism, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari accused the Modi government of increasing a sense of alienation and estrangement among the […]

Another Soldier Held At Srinagar Airport, This Time With Live Bullet

SRINAGAR: In yet another incident, another jawan from the Indian Army was held at the highly sensitive Srinagar airport on Tuesday after a live bullet was found in his baggage. The jawan was on a sanctioned leave and was supposed to board a flight to Mumbai, ANI reported. Constable Pandia Raj has been turned over […]

Rains, Snow Lash Valley

Srinagar: Mercury took a sharp dip after rains lashed planes and snow fell in upper reaches of Kashmir valley since the wee hours of Tuesday. The incessant rains resulted in inundation of the many city roads including the commercial hub Lal Chowk. According to the Meteorological Department the weather would continue to remain wet for […]

Unemployment Rate in Kashmir Highest in India

SRINAGAR: Contrary to the claims the number of jobless youth in Kashmir has shown a marked increase over last few years. A latest survey has revealed that at present there are more than nine lakh jobless youth in the state. Earlier the number of the unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir was six lakh but […]

Hurriyat Calls For Shutdown On Polling Days

Srinagar: Reiterating the call for boycott of upcoming parliamentary by-election, the troika of ‘Resistance’ leadership Tuesday called for a shutdown on April 9 and 12, in Anantnag and Srinagar constituencies. Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq & Mohammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement, said that, “participation in elections, amounts to betrayal of the sacred […]

Acid Attack On Village Girl In Handwara

SRINAGAR: In a shocking incident, a youth threw acid on a girl in Palpora Qaziabad village of Handwara in district Kupwara Tuesday injuring her grievously. The girl, 25 (name withheld) was shifted to district hospital Baramulla for treatment, sources said. According to sources the youth identified as Ajaz Ahmad Dar, 28, son of Ghulam Hassan […]

Trump ‘Will Not Wait Until Something Happens Between India, Pak’: Envoy

United Nations: The US on Tuesday said that it would try and “find its place” in efforts to de-escalate Indo-Pak tensions and not wait till “something happens”, indicating that President Donald Trump could play a role in such endeavours. “It’s absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and […]

Will Ensure Best Security For Polls: CRPF

Srinagar: Amidst surge in militant attacks in Valley, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Tuesday said that it will ensure best security arrangements for upcoming bye elections for Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies. Special DG, CRPF, S N Srivastava told media persons here the scale up in the militant activities was always expected. […]

Umrah Season No Longer Ends in Ramazan

Riyadh: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Hajj and Umrah Ministry extended Umrah season by one month to allow more opportunities to Muslims to perform the ritual. The ministry said extension ends on Shawwal 15 [July 10] instead of Ramazan 15 [June 10], the Gulf News reported. Muslim pilgrims often perform Umrah during the ninth month […]

Creating More Jobs My Priority: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Terming unemployment as a major challenge of present times, PDP President and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said creation of more job opportunities for the local youth is a priority for her Government. Addressing workers’ meetings at Dooru and Devsar today, Mehbooba Mufti said she is already seized of the seriousness of the unemployment […]

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