Amarnath Yatra Crosses 2 Lakh Mark In 33 Days;Highest In 3 Yrs

JAMMU —  The number of pilgrims paying obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas crossed the 2 lakh mark in 33 days this year, the highest since the last 3 years, officials said. As many as 2.60 lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath despite interruptions due to torrential rains. “On the […]

Lawyers In Anantnag Hold Protest March In Support Of Article 35-A

ANANTNAG — District Bar Association Anantnag Tuesday held a peaceful protest march in support of Article 35-A. Hundreds of Lawyers with placards and banners in their hands took out a protest march from the premises of district court Anantnag up to Lal Chowk area of the district. The protest march was led by President Bar Association […]

Trump Says He Is Ready To Meet Iran President Rouhani

WASHINGTON — Softening his tone, US President Donald Trump today said that he is ready to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions to craft a new deal over its nuclear programme after threatening Tehran of grave consequences.  Trump in May pulled the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement struck by the Obama […]

More Than 500 Hikers Evacuated From Indonesian Volcano

MATARAM (INDONESIA) — More than 500 hikers and their guides have been successfully evacuated from an Indonesian volcano after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that trapped them on the mountain, officials said today. Tonnes of rock and mud were dislodged on Mount Rinjani in the 6.4-magnitude quake, which struck early Sunday and was followed by scores […]

3 CRPF Men Injured In Militant Attack

SRINAGAR — Three CRPF personnel were injured when militants on Monday evening lobbed a grenade on paramilitary forces in Sherbagh area of District Anantnag in South Kashmir, police said. “In the incident three jawans of CRPF sustained injuries. The injured Jawans were shifted to nearby hospital for medical treatment,” a police spokesman said. He said Police […]

HC Upholds Lifer In Patricide

JAMMU — The J&K high court has upheld the life term handed down to man who killed his father by stone thrashing him and dragging him with the string of his underwear which he tied unto his neck. As per prosecution, one Yashpaul murdered his father named Moti Ram in the evening of 15 January […]

RBI Interest Rate Setting Panel Starts 3-Day Meet

MUMBAI — The 6-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, started three-day deliberations here today to decide on the key interest rate amid elevated oil prices and infla­tion hovering around 5 per cent. Experts are divided in their opinion about the likely action of Reserve Bank of India on the bench­mark lending […]

Kashmiri, Pashto, Dari Languages To Be Taught To NDA Cadets

NEW DELHI — The National Defence Academy here has included Kashmiri, Pashto and Dari languages in its curriculum from this academic year, a move that will help young officers during their posting in Jammu and Kashmir. The course started this month and these languages will be compulsorily taught to cadets in their last year (of […]

Salahuddin Welcomes Imran Khan’s Kashmir Call

SRINAGAR — United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin has congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for his victory in the elections and welcomed his statement on Kashmir in his victory speech. Salahuddin, according to a statement issued to GNS, made these remarks while chairing the conglomerate’s high-level meeting at Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK). […]

JK Govt Issues Termination Notices To protesting MGNREGA Employees

JAMMU — The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued notices for termination of services to 41 contractual employees of MGNREGA, who are on strike, in Kishtwar district of the state. The district administration, Kishtwar has served termination notices to 41 MGNREGA contractual employees presently on strike, an official spokesman said. They have been asked to join […]