Srinagar-Jammu National Highway Closed After Fresh Snowfall

SRINAGAR — The Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed Friday as a precautionary measure as the road was rendered slippery due to fresh snowfall, a Traffic Department official said. Moderate to heavy snowfall began across Kashmir this afternoon, bringing relief to the residents from dry weather. “It has been snowing across Kashmir since afternoon. The men […]

Fresh Snow Covers Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR — Snow blanketed entire Kashmir Valley including this summer capital of the state, causing widespread disruption on Friday. Many flights to and fro Srinagar were cancelled while strategic Srinagar- Jammu was closed for traffic.  Official sources said that the highway was closed for traffic on at around 1400 hours due to fresh snowfall around the […]

SC To Decide On Course Of Ayodhya Hearing On Jan 10

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court Friday said that an appropriate bench constituted by it will pass an order on January 10 for fixing the date of hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute title case. “Further orders will be passed by an appropriate bench on January 10 for fixing the date for hearing […]

Language Of Birds

Language Of Birds

A friend of mine feeds the crows in Mumbai. He calls them by name and they come to feed. But while the birds listen to him, he, of course, can’t understand a single word they say. That is the siddhi I wish I had. In mythology and medieval literature the language of the birds is considered divine, a language used by the birds to communicate […]

A paradox in the Valley

The crimson-decade that began with more than 500 conflict-related killings in the year 2008, finally ended with almost an equal number of fresh corpses in Kashmir last year. That brutal summer of 2008, after the Amarnath land row, inaugurated a new age of mourning in Kashmir. This brought to the fore new patterns of mass […]

Shimla Incident: Bar Association Demands FIR 

SRINAGAR — Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Thursday demanded filing of the criminal case by Himachal Pradesh police against all those who attacked the Kashmiri shopkeepers at Shimla recently. In a statement issued here, the Bar Association strongly condemns the attack on Kashmiri shopkeepers by certain “communal elements” in Shimla and termed it as a […]

No Objection To Simultaneous LS, Assembly Polls In J&K: Rajnath

NEW DELHI —  Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the government will have no objection if the Election Commission (EC) decides to hold Assembly polls in Jammu & Kashmir along with 2019 general elections. “If the Election Commission wants, we won’t have any objection to it,” he said while responding to a query by Leader […]

Army Soldier Killed, Another Injured In Poonch Snow Avalanche

JAMMU – A soldier  was killed and another was injured when an avalanche hit an Army post along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, police said. The avalanche hit the post of Rashtriya Rifles in Sawjian sector in the morning. It buried two soldiers, following which a rescue operation […]

PDP Plans A Show Of Strength On Mufti’s Death Anniversary

SRINAGAR — The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which is weathering a severe dissent in its ranks is planning a show of strength on the death anniversary of its founder and former chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, on January 7. According to the PDP sources former CM and the party chief, Mehbooba Mufti, will address a mega […]

Nearly 80 Police Stations Connected With CCTNS

SRINAGAR — In an attempt to improve its interactions with public, Jammu and Kashmir Police has put several of its services, including tracking the status of complaints and FIRs, on a national online crime database, a senior police official said Thursday. The official said 78 of the nearly 100 police stations have been connected with the Crime […]