8 killed, during violence on Poll day

Srinagar: Eight people were killed in firing by security forces as unprecedented election-day violence marred the by-poll for Srinagar Lok Sabha seat today which saw the voter turnout plunge to an all-time low of 7.14 per cent. Rampaging mobs took to streets in scores of places across the Lok Sabha constituency straddling Srinagar, Budgam and […]

Hurriyat calls for 2 day strike

Srinagar:The Resistance leaders Sunday called for complete shutdown on Monday and Tuesday against six civilian killings in Budgam District by government forces. Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the leadership has called for two-day shutdown Monday and Tuesday against the civilian killings in Budgam. Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said that they have decided […]

7.14% turnout recorded in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency: CEO

Srinagar: Around 7.14 percent of voter turnout was recorded in 2-Srinagar Parliamentary constituency for which bye-elections were held today. The constituency comprises three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. This information was given by the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shantmanu at a press conference here today. He was flanked by IGP Kashmir, SJM Gillani and […]

PDP-BJP Govt responsible for  killings: Dr. Farooq

Srinagar: National Conference President and NC-Cong candidate for Srinagar LS seat Dr. Farooq Abdullah while expressing profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives today, extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. In a statement, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said that it was evident that the ruling dispensation was responsible for shedding innocent […]

Internet to remain suspended till April 12

Srinagar: Internet services will remain suspended in the entire Kashmir valley till conclusion of the by-poll for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat on April 12, Press Trust of India  quoting official sources said on Sunday The decision followed large scale violence during the by-poll for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency today which claimed the lives of 8 […]

KU postpones all exams till April 12

Srinagar: All Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held up-to (and including) April 12, 2017 (Wednesday) are postponed, a statement said on Sunday. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later, the statement said. Meanwhile, the examinations in Cold Zone (Ladakh, Kargil, Nobra, Zanskar and Gurez) are postponed up to April 16 […]

Six die as violence mars polling in Kashmir

In one of the worst incidents of poll-violence in the state, at least six persons were killed on Sunday when security forces opened fire to disperse protestors in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, where polling in by-election for the Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary seat is being held. Three protestors died in Beerwah, two in Dalwan village of the […]

Stage Set for Srinagar By-poll

Srinagar: The stage is set for Srinagar by-polls on Sunday that will decide the fate of former Chief Minister and National Conference candidate Dr Farooq Abdullah who is seeking his mandate to Indian Parliament after tasting defeat at the hands of the then PDP candidate Tariq Hamid Karra by a big margin in the 2014 […]

Four people killed, several injured during protests in Kashmir

Four people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Srinagar in India’s disputed Kashmir region, an official said. Separatist factions in Kashmir had called for a boycott of the by-polls, resulting in heightened security and low voter turnout when the polling began. In […]

Kargil Freezes at -5.3 as Chilly Weather Continues in Valley

Srinagar: Temperatures continued to hover below normal due to scattered rains and overcast skies in Kashmir with Kargil recording as low as minus 5.3 degree centigrade. Night temperature dipped further and settled several notches below normal and Kargil recorded the lowest minus 5.3 degree, followed by ski resort of Gulmarg, where mercury settled at minus […]