R-Day: People Stay Home Amid Security, Internet Clampdown 

SRINAGAR — A complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir Valley on Saturday amid official R-day functions at Srinagar and elsewhere in the Valley which went incident-free amid tough security curbs.   The government blockaded mobile internet services for entire day but unlike in the past, mobile phone services remained operational this time around.  All shops and other […]

Governor Praises His Team For ‘Discernible Change’ In Governance 

JAMMU — Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday complimented the team of his advisors, chief secretary and the officers of civil and police administration for ensuring a “discernible change on development and governance scenario in the state.” He said also said Kashmir valley would once again become “the paradise on earth” as was once described […]

PDP MLCs Made To Sit With Junior Officials,Leave SK Stadium In Protest

SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  leaders Saturday said they were ‘humiliated’ after being made to sit with junior level government employees at the Republic Day ceremony at SK stadium in Srinagar.  Two PDP leaders, including former minister Naeem Akhtar and MLC Khurshid Alam were made to sit with junior level employees at the stadium, sources […]

Your Report Is Adverse,You’re Not Allowed:Police Tell Senior Journalists

SRINAGAR — Media fraternity on Saturday boycotted the main Republic Day function at SK Cricket Stadium Sonwar here after some senior journalists were barred from entering the venue on the pretext that their verification report was adverse. Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) strongly condemned the action of the state’s security grid and demanded details of the “so-called” […]

2 Militants Killed In Gunfight, Khonmoh Family’s Home Blown Up 

SRINAGAR — A residential house was razed to rubble as government forces killed two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit during a gunfight at Khonmoh area in outskirts of this summer capital of the state on Saturday. Seven government forces men including an officer also suffered injuries in a the gunfight  Reports said that a joint team […]

Day 6: Highway Remains Closed, Stranded Demand Airlifting   

SRINAGAR — The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, remained closed on Saturday and there will be no fresh traffic on seventh consecutive day on thoroughfare either on Sunday, officials said. “Traffic movement disrupted continuously for 6th day due to frequently shooting stones/landslides occurred in Ramban- Banihal […]

Guv Can’t Scrap Decision Taken by Elected Govt: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR — A day after the Governor’s administration reversed erstwhile PDP-BJP Government’s decision by which stamp duty on registration of land anywhere on the name of women was fully exempted, Former Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti termed the termed the move “undemocratic.” In a statement issued here, Mehbooba said that […]

Think You’re Special? That Just Proves You’re Normal

We like to think that we are unique. That all sheep think alike and cows have no personality. We think we are the only people who dream of reaching the stars and falling in love. But we think the same way as cockroaches and mice, cats and camels and have personalities that resemble animals. Just […]

US Govt Shutdown Ends Without Trump’s Border Wall

WASHINGTON — The US Senate and the House of Representatives voted unanimously on Friday to end a 35-day partial federal government shutdown with legislation to temporarily fund many agencies, but without the $5.7bn President Donald Trump had demanded for the current financial year to help build a wall on the US-Mexico border. Late on Friday, […]

US Intensifies Anti-Maduro Push As Russia Backs Venezuelan Ally

CARACAS — The United States on Friday intensified its push to drive Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, as US diplomats left the embassy in Caracas and Russia vowed to back its South American ally. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday will urge the members of the United Nations Security Council to recognise […]

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