Jammu-Srinagar National Highway Reopened Partially

SRINAGAR — Vehicular movement on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all-weather road linking the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, was partially restored on Sunday, a day after it was disrupted due to heavy snowfall, a traffic department official said. One-way traffic from Jammu towards Srinagar was allowed in view of the improvement […]

Former PDP MLA Joins Peoples Conference

SRINAGAR — Former PDP MLA Abbas Wani Sunday joined the Sajal Lone-led Peoples Conference here. Wani joined the PC in the presence of Lone and Imran Ansari, who also quit the PDP recently.  Taking to Twitter, Lone said “I welcome M Abbas Wani into the caravan of change”. Wani, who won his maiden election from Tangmarg […]

Former Minister Javaid Mir Resigns From PDP

SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party Saturday received yet another setback as its senior leader and former minister Javaid Mustafa Mir Saturday resigned from the party. Mir while confirming his resignation from PDP  said that he would be formally sending a letter to PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday. PDP has seen a spree of party […]

Authorities, Medical Experts Raise Alarm Over Improper Use Of Gas, Electric Heaters

SRINAGAR — The authorities and medical experts have raised an alarm over the improper use of electric and gas heaters after the rise in the incidents of fire and deaths due to suffocation. With the divisional adminis­tration already having issued an advisory for the use of electric gadgets for heating purposes in the winter after many […]

CBI Opposes SHRC ‘Trial’ Of BSF Men Involved In Sopore Massacre

SRINAGAR — The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has opposed a fresh trial of the BSF men involved in the 1993 Sopore massacre in which more than 53 civilians were killed on the contention that the accused personnel were found guilty during the court of inquiry (CoI) and tried by the BSF Court and also awarded […]

Govt Mulls Revival Of Overseas Employment Corporation

JAMMU — In a bid to create ample job opportunities for the unem­ployed youth of the State, the Government will consider re­vival of the Jammu & Kashmir State Overseas’ Employment Corporation Limited (JKSOECL) to facilitate placement of skilled manpower within and outside the country. Advisor to the Gov­ernor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, said this while reviewing […]

Air Traffic Restored At Srinagar Airport

SRINAGAR — Air traffic to and fro Srinagar airport was partially restored on Saturday after remaining affected for nearly 24 hours due to snowfall, officials said. While all flights in the morning were cancelled due to poor visibility and snow accumulation on the runway, five flights operated late in the afternoon as the weather improved, an […]

Gurpurab Arrangements Reviewed

SRINAGAR — Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Satur­day visited Gurudwara Chattipatsha­hi, Kathi Darwaza and reviewed the arrangements made for the devotees on Guruparab. He visited various re­ligious places and took on the spot review of the arrangements put in place by the administration includ­ing Police, PDD, PHE, SMC, Traffic Po­lice and Health Departments for the […]

6 January 1993 – Remembering Smouldering Sopore

It was the morning of Wednesday 6th of January 1993. A group of JKLF militants appeared from baba Yusuf Lane in Sopore and attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) patrol party resulting in the death of a soldier. Militants also snatched his weapon and escaped.  Seething with anger and caught in panic BSF personnel fired […]