Kashmir Highway Opens For Stranded Vehicles

BANIHAL/JAMMU — Hundreds of stranded vehicles, mostly trucks carrying essential supplies, were allowed to move towards Kashmir on Sunday, a day after heavy snowfall disrupted traffic on the vital 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, officials said. No fresh vehicle was allowed on the highway from either Jammu or Srinagar Sunday morning to ensure clearance of the trucks […]

Clashes In Shopian, 12 Injured

SRINAGAR — At least twelve persons were injured, one of them critically, in bullet and pellet firing by government forces against youth at Shopian’s  Sugan, the native village of Zeenat-ul-Islam, the top Al-Badr commander who was killed along with his associate in Yaipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.  Reports said that government forces had laid […]

SKIMS Negligence Spreads Swine Flu Among Cancer Patients  

SRINAGAR — The negligence of SKIMS authorities by giving free access to attendants to the H1N1 ward as well admitting the Swine flu patients to the emergency ward has spread the disease among others including the cancer patients. Due to swine flu some cancer patients who de­veloped the disease at the hospital have died in […]

Canine Terror Hits City

SRINAGAR — The stray dog menace has hit the city as a large number of dog bite cases have been reported from different areas here. The SMC au­thorities have failed to deal with the problem as garbage dumps attract the dogs and a pack of strays are a common scene in the areas of Jawa­har Nagar, […]

Gambling, Illegal Sale Of Lottery Tickets Gets Rampant

SRINAGAR — The gambling as well as the illegal sale of lottery tick­ets was rampant in Srinagar city with police having arrested a large number of youth from dif­ferent parts while indulging in the illegal activities. Police officials said that they have intensified routine check­ing to prevent the gambling. But many residents said that the steps […]

Govt Orders Prosecution Of 4 ‘OGWs’

SRINAGAR — The government has accorded sanction to prosecute four OWGs, close associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba Commander Naved Jatt, who was killed last year, in connection with the murder of a civilian.  Police Station Zainpora came to know through reliable source that on, 8 July 2018 some unknown gunmen abducted Tariq Ahmad Mohand son of Gh […]

Advisor Says Govt Will Create Employment For Women

JAMMU — Advisor to Gover­nor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai Saturday emphasized on the need on creating the, “em­ployment opportunities for women enabling them to live a dignified life.”   “Raising their living stan­dard will enable them to con­tribute towards growth and development of the society with added vigor and energy” he said. The Advisor, who is […]

Top Al-Badr Commander Among 2 Militants Killed In Kulgam

SRINAGAR — Two militants of Al Badr including outfit’s top commander were killed in an encounter with government forces at Katpora area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir on Saturday. Reports that a joint team of army’s 34 RR, SOG and CRPF laid a siege at Katpora area of Yaripora at around 5:30 p.m. An army […]

Necessary Measures To Be Taken For Promotion Of Industrial Sector: Guv

JAMMU — Necessary measures would be taken for the promotion and development of the industrial sector in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik said Saturday. Malik gave the assurance to a joint delegation of Federation of Industry, Jammu; Federation of Industry, Kashmir; Kashmir Economic Alliance and Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu here, an official […]

JK Governor Says, Indian Troops Giving Befitting Reply To Pak

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday said Indian forces are giving a befitting response to Pakistan which is “frustrated” because it is not able to push “infiltrators”. Malik expressed happiness over the successful conduct of Panchayat elections in the state and said despite attempts by Pakistan and militants to vitiate the atmosphere […]