Weatherman: Major Wet Spell In J&K This week 

SRINAGAR — With back to back western disturbances affecting Jammu and Kashmir this week, the Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued a weather advisory for “major wet spell “ in the state. As per the advisory, the weather system may lead to disruption of surface and air transportation like Srinagar-Jammu highway. “A fresh Western Disturbance is most […]

Woman Killed, 9 Injured In Indian Firing: Pak 

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Tuesday said that a woman was killed and nine others injured in “ruthless” Indian firing across the Line of Control in its administered part of Kashmir. The target on the last day of 2018 was Athmuqam, located some 80 kilometres northeast of state capital Muzaffarabad, reported Dawn News.  “First they [Indians] fired […]

Army Chief Reviews LoC Situation 

SRINAGAR — Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat spent the first day of 2019 with troops in the Kashmir Valley and reviewed the prevailing security situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and the hinterland, a spokesman said Tuesday. The Army chief, accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Chinar Corps Commander Lt […]

South Kashmir: SPO Shot Dead In Pulwama Village

SRINAGAR —  A Special Police Officer (SPO) of police was killed in firing by suspected militants at Hanjan area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. Official sources said that the gunmen fired upon the SPO Sameer Ahmad Mir son of Wali Mohammad Mir at his home. [[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”37868″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”}]] In the incident, Sameer, a resident of Hanjan […]

Soura Youth Goes Missing, Family Urges Him To Return Home

SRINAGAR —  A 25-year-old youth from Bilal Colony, Soura, Srinagar district of central Kashmir has gone missing even as his family on Tuesday urged him to return home. News Agency GNS reported that Nadib Hanief Khan son of Mohammad Hanief Khan left his home at Bilal Colony, Soura for offering prayers on Friday last and is missing […]

‘Govt Shut Jamia Masjid For 16 Fridays In 2018’

SRINAGAR — The Awami Action Committee Tuesday said that the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar was shut 16 times in 2018 and Muslims were barred from offering congregational Friday prayers at the grand mosque. The AAC said that the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson and Kashmir’s chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house detention for […]

Councillors Protest Over Lack Of Arrangements During Training Programme

SRINAGAR — Scores of the council­lors from various areas of Kup­wara protested here in Srinagar over the lack of proper arrange­ments at a training programme that was held here recently. Led by President Municipal Committee Handwara, they as­sembled at press colony shout­ing slogans in favour of their demand. The protesting coun­cillors said that a three-day training programme […]

City Craftsmen Turn To NID To Hone Skills

SRINAGAR — Nearly 25 city craftsmen have turned to India’s premier de­sign institute, National Institute of Design, for assistance by en­rolling for new techniques, con­temporary designs for upgrading their skills to be able to meet the commercial demands. This will server to restore the Kashmiri Paper Mache, a 600-year-old art which is dying a silent death. […]

Deputy Declares War On Mayor; Accuses Him Of ‘Sextoration 

Srinagar: The tussle between Mayor and Deputy Mayor has virtually brought work in Srinagar Municipal Corporation to a halt. Both Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu and Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran washed their dirty linen in Public. Both talked to media on Tuesday and levelled accusations at each other while Congress party Corporator Shaheena Bhat backed by […]

India, Pakistan Exchange Lists Of Prisoners

NEW DELHI — India and Pakistan Tuesday exchanged details of civilian prisoners and fishermen lodged in each other’s jails. The Ministry of External Affairs or MEA said India handed over to Pakistan lists of 249 Pakistani civilian prisoners and 98 fishermen in its custody. Pakistan has shared lists of 54 civilian prisoners and 483 fishermen in its […]

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