Cold Wave Intensifies In Kashmir

SRINAGAR — The cold wave intensified in Kashmir as the mercury stayed several degrees below the freezing point at all weather stations in the valley, the MET department said on Sunday. The minimum temperature in Srinagar on Saturday night settled at minus 1.4 degrees Celsius slightly up from minus 1.8 degrees Celsius the previous night, the […]

Now Is Time For Resolution Of Kashmir Issue: Shah Faesal

SRINAGAR —Former IAS officer Shah Faesal Sunday said now was the time for resolution of the Kashmir issue as attempting “military solutions to political problems would lead to nothing but graveyards”. Faesal, who has launched a crowdfunding campaign for his political foray was commenting on the killing of 27 persons and injuries to 38 others […]

Militants Attack Army Camp In Shopian Village

SRINAGAR —  Militants on Sunday evening attacked an army camp in Ahgam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Suspected militants fired indiscriminately towards the camp of 44 RR camp in Ahgam. The fire was retaliated by army triggering off a brief exchange of firing, reported news agency GNS. SSP Shopian Sandeep Chaudhary said that it was a […]

Pak Team Arrives In India, To Visit Chenab Basin In J&K

NEW DELHI — A Pakistani delegation arrived in India on Sunday to visit the Chenab river basin in Jammu and Kashmir for inspection, as mandated under the Indus Water Treaty, sources said. Pakistan’s Indus Commissioner Syed Mohammad Mehar Ali Shah arrived in Amritsar along with his two advisers, sources said. “This tour is an obligation imposed […]

Kashmir Highway Reopens For LMVs After Six-Day Closure

SRINAGAR — In a major relief to stranded passengers, the authorities Sunday allowed Srinagar-bound light motor vehicles (LMV) to ply from here as the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was reopened partially for traffic after six days of closure, a senior police officer said. A fresh landslide struck the highway near Anokhi fall Sunday morning but […]

Advisor Ganai Unfurls Tricolor at Fortified SK Stadium 

SRINAGAR — Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Saturday took salute at the main function in the summer capital here and greeted the people of the State on the occasion of the 70th Republic Day. During his address, the Advisor stated that the Republic Day was the occasion to recall the contribution of the framers of […]

Re-Evaluate KAS Papers Manually Under Supervision: KCSDS 

SRINAGAR — Civil society group, KCSDS has taken strong notice of the grievances of the aspiring candidates who had appeared for the KAS exams of  2016, the results of which were declared on 4th Dec 2018.  “This particular exam was dogged by controversy from the beginning as the   PSC  had to  revise  the results of prelims after receiving complaints from deserving candidates. It […]

Writer Gita Mehta declines Padma Award

NEW DELHI — A day after being named as a recipient of the Padma Shri, noted English writer Gita Mehta has declined the award on Saturday citing that “the timing of the award might be misconstrued.” The Union government announced the Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, on Friday, ahead […]

Mirwaiz Launches Social Media Campaign  

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday launched a social media to highlight the ‘plight’ of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails within Kashmir and outside. While launching the campaign on Twitter, Mirwaiz wrote: “As India celebrates becoming a Republic, its autocratic rule over #Kashmir goes on! Thousands of Kashmiris continue to languish […]

Tricolour Falls Off Post In Rajouri, Probe Ordered

JAMMU — In an embarrassment to administration, the tricolour fell off the flag post while being hoisted by the district magistrate during the main Republic Day function in Rajouri on Saturday, prompting authorities to order a probe into the episode, officials said. The flag fell on the ground as soon as Rajouri District Magistrate Mohammad Aijaz […]