Kashmir Highway Closed  

SRINAGAR — Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended due to lurking threat of floods in the Valley, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded, officials said. Srinagar-bound vehicles were stopped at various places between Ramban and Banihal along the highway around 2:00 PM as a precautionary measure in view of the emerging situation in the […]

NIA, ED Framing Resistance Leaders Under False Cases: Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR — Taking strong note of the fresh wave of killing spree in Kashmir coupled with the detention and house confinement of pro-free­dom leaders and framing resistance leaders under “fake and fictitious” cases by NIA and ED, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday said all these steps are being taken under a well-planned conspiracy to break […]

1 Killed In Machil Mishap

SRINAGAR — A person was killed while four others suffered injuries after a passenger vehicle rolled down into a deep gorge in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district late last evening. A police officer said that the vehicle (sumo bearing registration number JK05-9307) skidded off the road and fell down into a deep nallah near […]

Exams On Time: PSC

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (PSC) today said that Combined Competitive Examination (CCE) Mains examination 2016 shall be held as per the already notified schedule in two sessions from July 02 to 27, 2018. A statement of the PSC said that, “as of now, there seems no need to reschedule the examination since […]

Amarnath Yatra Suspended

JAMMU — The Amarnath Yatra from Jammu was suspended today owing to frequent disruptions caused by heavy rains since the beginning of the annual pilgrimage, while the over 2,000 pilgrims who were stranded in Udhampur, left for the Pahalgam base camp this morning, a police officer said. “The yatra from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp […]

Jhelum Overflows, Low Lying Areas Submerged

Flood Waters Enter Homes, People Asked To Remain Alert  SRINAGAR — Many low lying areas were submerged in Srinagar and South Kashmir due to flooding from the river Jhelum which continues to flow over the danger mark despite improvement in weather on Saturday. After South, flood was declared in Central Kashmir as the water level of […]

Weathermen Forecast More Rains From July 2

SRINAGAR- Met office here on Saturday said that there would be decrease in precipitation in Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours even as it forecast fresh ‘fairly widespread’ rainfall  on July 2 and 3.     “There would be decrease in precipitation in next 24-hours and there would be fairly widespread rainfall across the state on July […]

Syrian Army Advances In Dara’a; Israel Raises Alert

DAMASCUS — The Syrian army has managed to wrest control over several towns and villages in the strategic southern Dara’a Province, leading Israel to raise its alert level in the bordering Golan Heights. Syria’s official SANA news agency reported on Friday that the army had retaken al-Herak, Rakham, al-Soura, Alma, al-Mliha al-Sharqia and al-Mliha al-Gharbia […]

Turkey Vows To Keep Iran Ties Despite US Pressures

ANKARA — Turkey says it remains determined to maintain trade ties with Iran in an apparent defiance against a purported plan by the US to urge all nations to cut imports of Iranian oil from November.   Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted by media as saying that Ankara would not cut off trade […]

EU To Blame For Refugee Deaths: MSF

GENEVA — Doctors Without Borders has slammed the EU’s new refugee deal, warning that the European governments will be responsible for putting the lives of the most vulnerable people at stake. “The only thing European states appear to have agreed on is to block people at the doorstep of Europe regardless of how vulnerable they […]