Denied Admission, Woman Delivers Stillborn On LD Gate

SRINAGAR — A woman from far-flung Kalaroos area in frontier Kupwara district was allegedly denied overnight stay at Lal Ded Hospital following which she gave birth to a baby on the road outside and the newborn died. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan, ordered an inquiry to ascertain the factual position after reports of denial of entry […]

PDP Expels Altaf Bukhari For ‘Hobnobbing With Rivals’ 

SRINAGAR — Accusing him backstabbing and subverting people’s interest, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday expelled businessman-turned-politician and former minister Altaf Bukhari from the party for anti-party activities and ‘hobnobbing with rivals’. “Ever since the passing away of our founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, he (Altaf) has been perusing his personal political ambition at the cost of […]

UN Clearly Did Its Job: Guterres on Kashmir HR Report

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday hoped that India and Pakistan will engage in a “meaningful dialogue” to resolve their issues. The UN chief also said he has been offering his “good offices in relation to the dialogue between the two countries that, until now, had no conditions of success.”  […]

Kashmiris Killed, Branded As Pakistanis: Farooq  

KOLKATA — Blaming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the violence in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said Kashmiris were being killed and branded as Pakistanis and traitors.  “Look at Jammu and Kashmir. At what state has it been left in? People are being killed everywhere. And it is said that […]

Fresh Snowfall In Kashmir Valley, Flights Disrupted

SRINAGAR — Fresh snowfall in most parts of Kashmir disrupted flight operations at the airport here, officials said on Saturday. There was fresh snowfall in the higher reaches as well as the plains, including in the summer capital Srinagar here, on Friday night, a meteorological department official said. He said while there was light snowfall in […]

Leh Avalanche: Bodies Of 2 More Porters Found 

SRINAGAR —  Two more bodies were recovered on Saturday at Khardungla Top area of the Ladakh’s  Leh district where two tippers came under an avalanche on Friday morning. While as five bodies were recovered yesterday,  two bodies were retrieved by the joint rescue teams on Saturday afternoon. ” Two more bodies have been recovered at Khardungla […]

Abandoned By Several Senior Leaders, PDP Is Threatening To Fall Apart

SRINAGAR — These successive exits and expulsions of the leaders – the latest one to be expelled being senior leaderAltaf Bukhari –  have left the PDP, once a vaunted political force, reeling and its leader Mehbooba Mufti struggling to hold her flock together.  The situation for her has become more unenviable considering the state is […]

Real Kashmir Back In Title Race After Beating Lajong

SHILLONG —  Real Kashmir FC, now playing like experienced settled sides, a far cry from the debutants tag, notched up a comfortable solitary-goal-victory over bottom-placed Shillong Lajong at the JLN stadium in Shillong, Meghalaya today. Kashmir’s Zambian centre-back Aaron Katebe got the all-important winner in the 74th minute of the second half, propelling the ‘snow […]

JK Imports Genetically Modified Trout Fish Seed From Denmark After 119 Yrs

BUDGAM —  In a first in India, J&K state imported genetically modified Rainbow Trout Seed from Denmark after 119 years to boost annual production from 500 to 5000 tonnes over next five years. Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon shared the information after inaugurating the hatchery meant for rearing of […]

J&K Govt Plans Promotion Of Seri-Tourism

JAMMU —  Sericulture and Tourism Departments have worked out a comprehensive plan to introduce Seri-Tourism in the State as a joint venture to promote both the sectors for enhancing the livelihood opportunities. This was stated in a meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Secretary Tourism Mr. Rigzin Samphael. The meeting was attended by […]