Return From The Brink: Before it Rains Again for Two Days

ONCE again, Kashmir has narrowly missed the deluge. Had the rain not providentially stopped at the fateful hour, Srinagar would have again drowned along with swathes of South and North Kashmir. People had little option but to be sitting ducks to the fury of Jhelum, cowering in panic and hoping for a divine intervention. And […]

Highway Remains Shut, 100’s Stranded

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained shut for the third day today due to landslides and shooting stones, triggered by rain and snow. Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers and trucks loaded with essentials, also remained stranded on the highway for the past several days. Meanwhile, the Ladakh region remained cut off from the Kashmir […]

Modi, Rajnath Speak to Mehbooba; Assure Support

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi Friday morning spoke to the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and offered all help from the Centre in dealing with the situation which arose due to incessant rains in Kashmir Valley resulting into a flood-like situation. The Prime Minister assured the Chief Minister that the Centre would be ready to help […]

Mob Torches CRPF Vehicle After it Crushes Civilian to Death in Nishat

Srinagar: A speeding CRPF vehicle Friday evening crushed a passerby civilian to death and injured two others seriously in Brein, Nishat, sparking angry protests in the area.  According to reports, pedestrian Showkat Ahmad of Brein died on the spot and other two were battling for their lives in a city hospital. Eyewitnesses said that a vehicle […]

Rohingya Refugees Threatened with Violence, Given 1 Month To Leave Jammu

Jammu: Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries today threatened violence against Muslim Rohingya refugees, camping in Jammu and gave them a month to leave Jammu. ”We warn the state and the Union Government that Rohingyas and Bangladeshi nationals should be deported within one month and the people on whose land these foreigners have settled be […]

Police Quizzes HDFC Cluster Head Over Woman Staffers Suicide

Sopore:  Police Friday called the Cluster Head of the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) for questioning in a suicide case in this North Kashmir town. Pertinently, a 31 year old woman (name withheld) from Takyabal Sopore committed suicide and according to her family members she had left a note in which she blamed the HDFC […]

Mirwaiz barred from Friday prayers

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq who continues to remain under house arrest, was barred by the authorities for the fifth consecutive Friday from offering weekly special prayers and deliver Friday sermon at Historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar. However, Mirwaiz addressed the Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid through telephone and asserted that suppression detention tyranny, […]

Omar Hits Out at Govt Over Ministers Remarks

Srinagar: Ridiculing the government over claims by one of its senior ministers that 2016 unrest was responsible for the delay in dredging Jhelum in the valley, former chief minister Omar Abdullah asked how it stopped the current regime from de-silting the waterbody, but not from spending crores of rupees in a handful of VVIP constituencies. […]

NC Always Thrived on Boycott Politics: PDP

Srinagar: Urging people to remain vigilant against nefarious designs of disruptive elements, ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today alleged that National Conference (NC) has always thrived on unrest and boycott politics in Jammu and Kashmir. “This party (NC) has always survived on bloodshed and disruptions. It supported the hartal and election boycott policies for its […]

Train service remains disrupted

Srinagar: Train service on Srinagar-Baramulla track remained disrupted for the second day today due to heavy rain in the Kashmir valley during the past 24 hours. However, Budgam-Srinagar, Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region all trains are running normalcy.   Due to submerged track, train is running from Srinagar-Budgam to Pattan only […]

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