One-Run Triumph Gives Mumbai Indians Record Fourth IPL Title

HYDERABAD — Lasith Malinga kept his nerve with the final ball as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by one run to clinch a record fourth Indian Premier League title Sunday. After Shane Watson hit a blistering 80, Chennai needed two runs off the last ball to overtake Mumbai’s 149-8. But the Sri Lankan veteran trapped […]

Minor’s Rape Sparks Valley Wide Outrage

Srinagar: The rape of a three year old girl in a north Kashmir village has triggered protests with people demanding stern and exemplary punishment for the culprit. The peaceful protests at many places turned violent with youth blocking roads and burning tyres after reports circulated that some people were trying to shield the rapist. Sensing […]

South Kashmir: 2 Militants Killed In Shopian Gunfight

SRINAGAR —  Two militants were killed in an encounter with government forces at Satipora area of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Sunday wee hours. A senior Police officer said that the encounter broke out at Hend Satipora village today wee hours after joint team of army’s 34 RR, SOG and CRPF cordoned off the area. […]

Why Ego Should Not Be Allowed To Stall Eco-Friendly Initiative At KU

Srinagar: A friend from Kashmir University (KU) sent me some photos which he had taken near the university’s iconic Iqbal Library. He wanted to show me how serene KU campus looks these days without cars honking and whizzing around — and parked on roadsides in the campus following a recent decision from the KU administration […]

KU Orders Probe into Leakage of English Paper  

SRINAGAR — A day before the English BG second semester examination was scheduled, the question paper was circulated on social networking sites.  The examination is conducted by the Kashmir University, the highest seat of learning in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the reports, the paper was shared on social media on the evening of May 8 […]

Jamia Clashes: ‘Vested Interests’ Use Forces’ Deployment To Foment Trouble, Says Auqaf

SRINAGAR —Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar Saturday said the deployment of government forces in large numbers creates an “atmosphere of fear among the worshipers” and gives “vested interests” an opportunity to foment trouble and violate the sanctity of the historic mosque. The statement comes a day after clashes erupted in Nowhatta area following congregational Friday prayers […]

Ramazan Overpricing:Over 1300 Establishments Inspected; Several Sealed,Profiteers Booked

SRINAGAR — Special market-checking teams constituted on the directions of the District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Saturday held rigorous inspections of markets across the Srinagar district in efforts to curb overpricing of fresh food commodities. The market-checking was held across all seven Tehsils of the district to verify adherence to approved prices and […]

Bear Tumbles Off Cliff  After Being Stoned By People

SRINAGAR — A shocking video has gone viral on social media showing a brown bear tumbling into a stream from a steep mountain ridge after being stoned by people in Drass area of Ladakh, prompting authorities to launch an operation to trace the animal. The eight-second video shows a brown bear being stoned by people in […]

Minor’s Rape: Kashmir University Students Hold Demonstration

SRINAGAR — Kashmir University students on Saturday held a peaceful protest demonstration over the horrific rape incident that took place in Sumbal are the previous day. Reports said that dozens of students held a sit-in near Allama Iqbal Library and then marched towards Humanities Block, inside the Varsity premises, carrying placards mostly of which read, “Punish […]

40 Militants Killed In 18 Gunfights This Year In Shopian, Pulwama  

SRINAGAR — Pulwama and Shopian districts of South Kashmir have been the primary focus of the security forces this year so far as out of total 77 militants killed across the Valley, 40 were killed in these twin districts alone in 18 encounters, a local news agency reported on Saturday. Quoting official data, the agency reported […]