Army Chief Backs Govt’s Decision To Call Off Dialogue With Pakistan

NEW DELHI — Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat Sunday backed the government’s decision to call off dialogue with Pakistan, asserting that talks and terror cannot go together. The government had on Friday called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, citing the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu […]

Pak’s ‘Friendship’ Offer To India Not Our Weakness: Imran

LAHORE — Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Pakistan’s offer of “friendship” to India should not be considered as its weakness and the Indian leadership should shun arrogance to hold peace talks. Khan had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking to re-start bilateral talks on key issues including on terrorism and […]

Kulgam Woman SPO’s Resignation Video Goes Viral

SRINAGAR — A video of a woman special police officer (SPO) from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district announcing her resignation from the force has gone viral on social media. The video comes days after three SPOs were abducted and shot dead by militants in Shopian district. Shortly after the killings, at least six SPOs announced their resignations on social […]

Army Chief For ‘Stern Action’ Against Pak

JAIPUR — Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Saturday stern action is needed to avenge the “barbarism by terrorists and Pakistan Army” against Indian soldiers. The comment comes after a BSF soldier was shot and his throat slit recently, followed by the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir. “We need to take stern […]

Union Secretary Reviews Progress on 4-laning Highway Project 

Inspects Chenani-Nashri tunnel, construction sites RAMBAN  — Joint Secretary, Highways, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India (GoI), Amit Kumar Ghosh today reviewed the physical and financial progress of the National Highway (NH44) four-laning project here at a high-level meeting.  He also inspected the pace of work at various construction sites from Udhampur […]

ERA Fails Again, Fixes New Deadline for Srinagar Flyover

Now likely to open for traffic by May next year SRINAGAR — Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) has set yet another deadline for the completion of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover and possibility of throwing it open for traffic in May next year. CEO ERA Satish Razdan was quoted as saying that the construction of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover will […]

Judicial Custody Of Journalist Extended Till Oct 1

SRINAGAR — A city court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of local journalist till October 1. Aisf Sultan, Assistant Editor at a local magazine Kashmir Narrator, was picked up by police from his residence in Batamaloo here on late evening of August 27. After six days of detention, he was, on September 1, shown […]

Darul Khair Holds Medical Camp For Mourners

SRINAGAR —On the directions of Mirwaiz Manzil, a free medical camp was organised at Alamgari Bazar Srinagar in love and memory of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) where refreshments were also distributed among the mourners. In the camp, prominent doctors attended to hundreds of mourners who lauded the step taken the Darul Khair charity terming the […]

Rain, Snow Likely In Next 48-Hours

Alert for Travelers On Jammu-Sgr & Zojila Highways  SRINAGAR — A weather advisory was issued here on Saturday according to which higher reaches of the state are likely to receive moderate to heavy rains and snow during the next 48-hours. “Moderate rain is likely to occur at many places in Kashmir Division and moderate to […]

4 Killed, 7 Injured In Doda Accident

DODA — Four passengers were killed and seven others injured after a vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into a deep gorge in Ganga Soti area of Gandoh in Doda district of Jammu region. Reports said that the sumo (JK06-4986) over turned near Gangal Soti and rolled down into around 200 ft deep […]