2 Women Enter Sabarimala Temple, Shrine Shut For ‘Purification’ Ritual

SABARIMALA(KER) — Scripting history, two women in their 40s entered the Lord Ayyappa temple in Kerala early Wednesday and offered prayers. Speaking to media, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said “it is a fact that the women have entered the temple”. Following the entry of two women at the shrine, the chief priest has decided to […]

Fresh Snowfall In Parts Of Kashmir Breaks Cold Wave, Highway Shut

SRINAGAR — Fresh snowfall lashed parts of the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point, weather officials said. Severe cold wave sweeping the Valley was broken as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. Higher reaches including Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Pir […]

Jaish Condemns Jamia Masjid Incident, Says No ISIS In Kashmir 

SRINAGAR — Strongly condemning the recent incident at Jamia Masjid Srinagar, the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) on Tuesday said there is no presence of “Daaesh” (ISIS) in Kashmir. “This all is the handiwork of Indian agencies who cannot suppress the freedom movement of Kashmir through such tactics,” a spokesperson of JeM Mohammad Hassan said in a statement issued to […]

Police Chief Reviews Kashmir Security

SRINAGAR — Police have succeeded in instilling a sense of secu­rity among people and bringing peace in the state despite facing tough challenges, Kashmir Di­rector General of Police Dilbag Singh said Tuesday. The police chief made the remark after re­viewing the security situation in Srinagar and Pulwama districts. Singh along with Kashmir IGP S P […]

Shimla Incident: Himachal CM, DGP Assures Relief, Action

SRINAGAR — Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said the investigation into ransacking of shops of Kashmiri traders in Rohru area of Shimla was “going on” and the administration was awaiting the report after which issue of compensation would be decided. “We have already ordered investigation. The investigation is going on. Let the […]

Mehbooba’s Call To Mirwaiz Quiet Ironical : Hurriyat

SRINAGAR — A day after former chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti made a phone call to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq over desecration of the historic Jamia Masjid pulpit on Friday by ‘masked goons’, the Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday termed it “quiet ironical.” In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the amalgam said […]

Mehbooba’s Gimmickry Won’t Absolve Her From Betraying Peoples Trust: NC

SRINAGAR — The National Confer­ence on Monday lashed out at former chief minister and PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti, for shedding “crocodile tears” over the ordeal of Kashmiris saying her “gimmicks” won’t absolve her from betraying “trust of peo­ple by joining hands with BJP.” “People won’t exonerate her. No matter how much gimmickry she plays around, […]

Traffic Snarls On Airport Road Leave Commuters Fumed

SRINAGAR — The commuters who travel on the Airport road have to face an ordeal due to frequent traffic jams which was also hitting those who travel to and fro from the airport on domestic or international flights. “These are embarrassing situ­ations often faced by peoples as­sociated with tourist industry. At times we have to make […]

Police Foil Father’s Bid To Bury Son

SRINAGAR — Police Tuesday foiled a bid by a south Kashmir resi­dent to bury his son in Sri­nagar. The man was arrested, but later bailed out for trying to bury his child in Nowhatta area old city. The matter was brought to the notice of the police on Monday afternoon. The person was identified as Manzoor […]

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