25 killed in Pakistan blast

Karachi: Pakistan’s Senate deputy chairman on Friday escaped an assassination attempt with injuries when a powerful blast damaged his car, killing 25 people and wounding 35 others in the volatile south-western Balochistan province. The blast targeted Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri when he came out of a mosque after addressing a gathering shortly after the Friday […]

Security in Afghanistan likely to ‘deteriorate’: US intelligence

WASHINGTON DC: The head of US intelligence agencies offered a pessimistic assessment on Thursday of the security situation in Afghanistan, where the US government is planning to send more troops to combat resurgent militants. “The political and security situation in Afghanistan will also almost certainly deteriorate through 2018, even with a modest increase in the military […]

Nawaz Sharif leads high-level delegation to China

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left for China along with a high-level delegation to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation summit to be held in Beijing, on Sunday. The prime minister will attend the inaugural session of the summit as well as plenary meeting of a high-level dialogue and the state […]

CRPF man found dead at training centre in Budgam

Budgam: A CRPF personnel was found dead on Friday inside a training centre of the paramilitary force in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said. Havaldar Anil Kumar was found dead by his colleagues on Friday morning inside his room at the Regional Training Centre of the CRPF in Humhama area, a police official said. Police have […]

Clashes in Valley after Friday prayers

Srinagar: Clashes broke out between protesters and government forces in Nowhatta area of Srinagar city and in Shopian town in south Kashmir today, police said. Groups of youth indulged in sloganeering and stone- pelting on forces in Nowhatta here soon after Friday prayers ended at Jamia Masjid here, a police official said. He said forces used […]

Ladakh Highway Reopens After 4 Months

Ganderbal: After remaining closed for more than four months, the 434-KM Srinagar-Leh highway was thrown open for vehicular traffic on Friday. Officials said that only light-motor vehicles were allowed to move on the highway ahead of Sonamarg on Friday. “Authorities will decide about movement of the heavy vehicles on the highway later,” they said. Colonel […]

Shutdown continues in Shopian

Shopan: Life remained crippled for the second day Friday in South Kashmir district of Shopian, where people are protesting against the disappearance of a youth in police custody. However, police claimed that Zubair Ahmad, a known stone-pelter, had escaped from the police station on May 1. Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was […]

BSF soldier injured in border firing in Jammu

Jammu: A BSF man was injured as the armies of India and Pakistan traded fire along the International Border in Jammu district. “Pakistani Rangers fired few bullets warning troops working ahead of the fence in Arnia area in Jammu. Our troops retaliated with few rounds of fire this morning”, a senior BSF officer said. “They […]

Road from Natipora to Nowgam in shambles

Srinagar: Inordinate delay by the Roads and Buildings department to undertake macadamization of road from Natipora to Nowgam here in Srinagar city sparked protest on Thursday. The protesters who blocked the road near Naikbagh area alleged government has not been paying heed to their repeated pleas as the road from Natipora to Nowgam is in […]

Schools to be freed from poplar trees

SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir Dr G. N. Itoo has directed for immediate felling of Russian Poplar trees in all educational institutionof the valley. In a surprise visit to the GHSS Kothibagh, Director came to know that instructions regarding the chopping of popular trees have not been followed and because of which hundreds of students […]