Fernando Trumps Pooran In Lanka’s 23-Run Win Over West Indies

CHESTER-LE-STREET — Nicholas Pooran’s sensational century went in vain as Avishka Fernando set up Sri Lanka’s thrilling 23-run win over West Indies with a maiden hundred in an inconsequential World Cup match here Monday. Sent into bat, Sri Lanka’s top-order fired in unison with Fernando hitting a 103-ball 104, the first century for the Island […]

GOI Keen To Start Int’l Flights from Srinagar Airport

GOI Keen To Start Int’l Flights from Srinagar Airport

SRINAGAR — Commercial Airlines have yet  to announce their late evening and night schedules for Kashmir Valley even as the watch hours at Srinagar Airport have been extended till 22.00 hours. Union Civil Aviation Secretary, Pradeep Singh Kharola who was on a day long visit to Srinagar was briefed by Chief Secretary, J&K, B V R […]

Overworked, Unhappy Doctors – Nightmare for SKIMS Patients

SRINAGAR — Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), a medical institute under the J&K government in Soura, a city suburb, offers solace to patients from all over Kashmir. However Kashmir’s premier healthcare institute is now in crisis. There is an acute shortage of staff, as a result the serving doctors are overworked, the patients have to […]

Ensure No Conversion Of Agriculture Land: HC To Div Com

SRINAGAR – The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday directed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to ensure that there is non-conversion of agriculture land for commercial or any other purpose in the Kashmir Valley. A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rashid Ali Dar also directed police to provide required assistance to the civil […]

J&K Bank Sees No ATM Frauds In 3 Years, Others 2056 

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Bank was among ten private and public sector lenders which have seen no ATM fraud in last three years, government of India informed Lok Sabha on Monday.  In all, 2056 ATM frauds were witnessed in banks across India, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said responding to a question by member of […]

Amarnath Yatra: 8,000 Visit Cave Shrine On Day 1 

SRINAGAR / JAMMU — More than 8,000 pilgrims Monday paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas as the annual pilgrimage began amid tight security arrangements, officials said. Governor Satya Pal Malik participated in the ‘Pratham Pooja’ (first prayer) inside the 3880-metre high cave shrine and prayed for peace in the […]

35 Killed As Minibus Plunges into Kishtwar Gorge

SRINAGAR — A 45-day-old baby, a six-year-old boy, four teenagers and 11 persons aged between 20-30 years were among 35 people killed and sixteen others were injured when a 28-seater minibus, packed with double of this number, overturned and rolled down a steep gorge in mountainous Kishtwar district on Monday morning.     Official said that the […]

Amarnath Yatra Commences With Mega Bandobast in Place

Amarnath Yatra Commences With Mega Bandobast in Place

Nearly 400 kilometre long Hindu pilgrim march, called Amarnath Yatra, to a cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas began Monday amid massive security cover. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims, many in saffron robes from all across India descend on strife torn Kashmir Valley for the yatra with a complete government backing and arrangements in place. […]

Oppn Demands Early Assembly Elections In J&K

NEW DELHI —  The Congress on Monday accused the BJP-led central government of “betraying” the people of Jammu and Kashmir by imposing President’s rule in the state and demanded early Assembly elections there. Initiating the debate on statutory resolution to extend President’s rule, Congress member Viplove Thakur questioned why assembly elections were not held in the […]

Zaira Wasim Ignites Debate With Decision To Quit Films 

MUMBAI — “Dangal” star Zaira Wasim’s decision to quit her career on grounds that it was interfering in her faith propelled her to the centre of intense debate on Monday with politicians, industry insiders and others speaking out, some backing her and others criticising her for giving “fodder to bigots”. The Kashmir-born teen, who touched […]

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