First Demarcation Of Hokersar In Srinagar Since 1935

SRINAGAR — The Srinagar administration has begun the process of peripheral demarcation of Hokersar wetland area falling within the jurisdiction of the Srinagar district. “It is notable that first demarcation of the Hokersar wetland area was done in 1935 and an area of 13.75 square kilometres was notified as its total area through a cabinet order […]

Govt to Develop Craft Market in Shehr-i-Khaas

SRINAGAR — To revive dying handicraft of the Kashmir, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that government will develop a craft market in Shehr-i-Khaas for the upliftment of artisans, which will eliminate middleman ship so that artisans will be able to directly sell their items to the locals and tourists also. The market will […]

Financial Institutions Can Act As Bridge Between Startups And Innovation Ecosystems: Advisor

SRINAGAR — The Advisor to Governor K Skandan Saturday urged financial institutions to give a thought for ‘positive policy’ to fund startups by associating them with innovation ecosystems to guide them in their early stages of business. The Advisor stated this during a launch ceremony of ‘Smart JK Hackathon’—the first State-level Innovation Competition—at J&K Entrepreneurship […]

Kashmir Journalists Protest Against ToI’s ‘Defamatory’ Report

SRINAGAR — Scores of Kashmiri journalists Saturday held a silent protest at the Kashmir Press Club premises against the baseless and misleading report published in The Times of India (TOI) in its Friday edition.  Journalists from both national and regional media vociferously condemned the ‘malicious’ report which they say was based entirely on fabrication and concoction on part […]

3 Of Family Killed in Highway Mishap

BANIHAL — Four persons including three members of a family were killed and two others critically injured on Saturday after their SUV skidded off the road and plunged into a 500-ft-deep gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The accident occurred near Binjoni area of Senabati when the SUV occupants were returning from […]

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit Passes Away

NEW DELHI — Senior Congress leader and three-time former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away Saturday afternoon at a private hospital here after suffering a cardiac arrest, doctors said.  She was 81. Dikshit breathed her last at 3.55 pm at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.  She was brought to the hospital Saturday morning in a “critical […]

Man Injured In Cross-Border Firing In Poonch 

JAMMU — A man was injured during cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.  “At about 0900 hours, Pakistan started firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Mendhar sector,” said an Army spokesperson adding that the forces were retaliating and […]

Samjhauta Blast: Plea Challenges Acquittal Of Aseemanand, 3 Others

NEW DELHI —  Pakistan national Rahila Vakil, who claimed that her father was one of those killed in the Samjhauta Express blast in 2007, filed a plea before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, challenging the acquittal of Swami Aseemanand and three others in the case. Vakil filed the appeal before the high court through […]

Army, ISI Chiefs Accompany Pakistan PM On US Visit

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, accompanied by a high ranking delegation that includes Army and Spy agency chiefs, on Saturday began his 3-day visit to the United States. Khan chose to fly to the US via Qatar Airways in a bid to “save taxpayer money,” said Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Naeemul Haq. […]

Def Min Rajnath Singh Visits Kargil War Memorial In Drass

SRINAGAR — Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday paid tributes to soldiers killed in the 1999 Kargil War at a memorial in Jammu and Kashmir’s Dras sector as the nation commemorated 20 years of ‘Operation Vijay’. The defence minister, who is visiting Kargil, will also dedicate to the nation two bridges built by the Border Roads Organisation […]

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