10 Pedestrians Injured In Pulwama Grenade Blast

SRINAGAR —Ten civilians were injured in a grenade outside police station Pulwama in south Kashmir on Tuesday. A police officer said that the suspected militants hurled a grenade towards the police but it exploded on the roadside, resulting in injuries to ten pedestrians who were immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital for treatment. The injured […]

First Pre-Poll Alliance For JK Assembly Elections

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) headed by former bureaucrat Shah Faesal Tuesday forged a pre-poll alliance in the state with the Awami Ittehad Party(AIP) led by former MLA Sheikh Abdul Rasheed. Faesal and Rasheed announced the pre-poll alliance at a crowded press conference here, naming the coalition as the Peoples United Front […]

Army Beat Up Traffic Cop, School Bus Driver 

SRINAGAR — A school bus driver and a traffic policeman were allegedly beaten up on Tuesday by Army personnel in two separate incidents in Shopian and Srinagar districts of Jammu and Kashmir. A video of the terrified school children has gone viral on social media with the kids claiming that the “driver uncle” was thrashed by […]

2005 Ayodhya Attack:3 Poonch Residents Among 4 Get Life Term

NEW DELHI — Fourteen years after a attack on Ayodhya, a special court here on Tuesday convicted four of the accused, three of them from Poonch, in the conspiracy behind the attack and sentenced them to life imprisonment. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 40,000 each on the convicted persons – Asif […]

2 Jaish Affiliates, Soldier Killed In Anantnag Gunfight

SRINAGAR — The owner of the vehicle used in the February 14 car bomb blast at Lethpora, Sajjad Ahmad Bhat, was among two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) affiliates killed in an encounter with government forces at Marhama area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday. An army soldier was also killed in the encounter.    Sajjad […]

Captain Morgan Smashes Records, England Pummel Afghanistan

MANCHESTER — England captain Eoin Morgan smashed a world record 17 sixes in his blistering 71-ball-148 as the hosts crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs in a World Cup encounter here on Tuesday. England scored their highest World Cup total 397 for 6 riding on brilliant batting performances of Morgan, Joe Root (88 off 82) and […]

AMRIT Programme:JK to Get Pharmacies Offering 60 Pc Discounts on MRP

SRINAGAR — The state government in its endeavour to provide quality and affordable medicines to the end users has taken an initiative to open AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment).  The pharmacies offer more than 5200 drugs, implants, surgical disposables and other consumables at average discounts up to 60 per cent of maximum […]

Youth Found Dead Under Mysterious Conditions In Old City  

SRINAGAR — A youth was found dead under mysterious conditions on Tuesday in Khawaja Bazar area of Khanyar in old Srinagar.  The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Haroon Rasheed  from Bachpora, Soura.  Reports said that some locals spotted the body inside a washroom at Khawja Bazar area of Naqshband Sahib in Khanyar and informed police about […]

Artificial Intelligence Reinforces Power And Privilege

What do a Yemeni refugee in the queue for food aid, a checkout worker in a British supermarket and a depressed university student have in common? They’re all being sifted by some form of artificial intelligence. Advanced nations and the world’s biggest companies have thrown billions of dollars behind AI – a set of computing […]

Could The Plastic Ban In J&K Revive Its Traditional Wicker Industry?

The promotion of local products can help save the environment from plastic waste and revive a dying handicraft industry. “People now prefer plastic for everything,” rued Ghulam Rasool Ganie, as he deftly worked on a wicker basket, at his residence in Sogman Lolab, about a hundred kilometres north of Srinagar. “These days, I hardly sell […]