61 Forces Personnel, 11 Civilians Killed In J&K In 4 Months: MHA

NEW DELHI — Sixty-one forces personnel and 11 civilians were killed while 142 people were injured in 177 militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in the first four months of 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said. The statement by Sulekha, Director, MHA came in response to an RTI plea filed by social […]

What Stopped Modi From Inviting IK: Pak Says, ‘Internal Politics’

ISLAMABAD / KARACHI — As India did not invite Pakistan premier Imran Khan for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in on Thursday, Islamabad on Tuesday said Indian Prime Minister’s “internal politics” do not permit him to extend an invitation to his Pakistani counterpart. The government on Monday announced in New Delhi that it has invited leaders from BIMSTEC […]

‘New Political Challenges’: Battered PDP Says ‘Open For Joint Response’

SRINAGAR — Expressing concern on the attempts being made to fragment the mandate in Jammu and Kashmir, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday asserted that it shall be open for joint response to the new political challenges in the state. The concerns were expressed by the members of Political Affairs Committee of the PDP, who […]

Sumbal Incident:HC Notice To SKIMS, IGP On Medical Report Leakage

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to SKIMS and IGP Kashmir regarding the leakage of a medical report of the Sumbal minor girl, an alleged victim of a sexual assault. The court also directed Inspector General of Police Kashmir to ensure all the posters revealing name of the […]

North Kashmir: Civilian Shot At In Sopore Village

SOPORE — Unknown gunman on Tuesday evening shaot and injured a civilian in Zaloora village of Sopore in Baramulla district. Reports said unknown gunmen barged into the house of one Faroz Ahmad Gojri at Zarloora Sopore and shot him in both legs. He was taken to DH hospital Handwara for treatment. Meanwhile Government forces launched […]

HC Seeks Decision On Expired Gulmarg Lease Status In 6 Weeks

SRINAGAR — The J&K High Court has directed government to place within six weeks on record its stand with regard to the recovery of the possession of the property where leases and licenses have expired in Gulmarg, the world’s famous tourist destination in north Kashmir. A Division Bench of the High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita […]

Engineering Student Among 2 Jaish Affiliates Killed In South Kashmir

SRINAGAR — A local engineering student was among two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit killed in an encounter with government forces in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on Tuesday. Reports said that a joint team of army’s 19 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off Nilphan and Andoo forest areas situated between the two villages of Kharpora and […]

Steyn Ruled Out Of South Africa World Cup Opener

LONDON — Dale Steyn has been ruled out of South Africa’s World Cup opener against England on Thursday, with Proteas head coach Ottis Gibson confirming the paceman has failed to shrug off a shoulder injury. The 35-year-old suffered the injury during the Indian Premier League and will not be risked at the Oval but South […]

Ramazan: Controlling Desires And Suppressing Greed

Ramazan – for Muslims, the month long celebration which commemorates Allah giving the first verses of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad in the year 610 A.D. During the Fast of Ramazan strict restraints are placed on the daily lives of Muslims. They are not allowed to eat or drink during the daylight hours. Smoking and sexual relations are […]

Yoghurt Can Combat Common Cold

WASHINGTON — A recent study has claimed that yogurt might prove to be helpful to those looking to get rid of the common cold. When down with a running nose and sore throat, we tend to turn to home remedies. While we all know how warm water, herbal tea, ginger, honey, and chicken soup work wonders […]