• Ambreen, believed to be around 20 years old, was killed then burned in a Suzuki van on the orders of the village jirga (council) in Makol on April 29,

    Pak jirga orders teenage girl be 'set ablaze for helping friend elope'

    A woman was drugged, strangled and then her body set ablaze because she helped her friend elope, police said Thursday, announcing the arrest of 14 people in a twist on the grim practice of “honour killings”.
  • Mirwaiz addresses religious gathering at Aali Masjid

    Mirwaiz addresses religious gathering at Aali Masjid

    A historic, revolutionary and miraculous event of Lailat al-Me’raj or Shab-e-Mer’aj (The Night of Ascension) was celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety across entire South Asia including Jammu Kashmir.
  • Not 50, 202 students enrolled in GHS Hyderpora: Head Master ‘

    The Education Department today said the enrollment of students in Government High School Hyderpora stands at 202 students and not 50 students as has been reported by a section of the media quoting Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.
  • Pantha Chowk Traffic Mess:Make Way for Ambulances,Cops Appeal

    Amidst the agonizing traffic chaos that has gripped the city in wake of multiple diversions, cops have made an appeal to the public for giving way to ambulances considering the stakes involved.
  • DGP visits Hazratbal

    Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar today visited Hazratbal and took stock of the security, deployment of personnel and traffic arrangements in connection with Mehraj-ul-Alam and Friday following.
  •  'Psy-Ops' Through Media Serving State Interests: JKCCS

    'Psy-Ops' Through Media Serving State Interests: JKCCS

    Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) Thursday accused a section of local media here of allowing itself to be part of state's psychological operation to drown the facts of Handwara case.
  • Kargil's Islamia School Elects New President

    Kargil's Islamia School Elects New President

    Sheikh Nazir-ul-Mehdi Mohammadi was elected as the new president of the influential religious body of this frontier region Thursday.The Ullema (clergy) as well as senior citizens of Kargil district participated in this election of Hawza Ilmia Asna
  • The Green Loot ! Not Increasing State's Forest Cover Is Rapidly Shrinking

    In yet another example of official apathy, the state’s forest cover has declined from 22,686 sq km in 2007 to 22,538 sq km in 2013. As per the data provided by the Statistics division of the Forest Department of Kashmir, the state in 2007
  • Met forecasts improved weather from tomorrow

    After three days of cloudy weather with scant rainfall in the valley, the Meteorological department Thursday forecasted improvement in the weather for the coming week.
  • Hurriyat (G) condemns another PSA against TeH leaders

    Strongly condemning the invoking of another PSA against the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders Ameer Hamza Shah and Nasir Abdullah, continuous police detention of district president Kupwara Mohammad Yousuf Lone, T
  • JKLF pays tributes to advocate Peerzada Iftikhar

    Our martyrs laid down their lives for the sacred cause of our freedom and it is our duty to safeguard these sacrifices. In a statement to KNS, a JKLF delegation led by vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt today visited Chanapora
  • SKIMS Chief Pharmacist faces axe on sale of expired drugs

    Authorities at Premier Health institute Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura have removed Chief Pharmacist for allegedly putting expired Bands on sale at different sales counters of the hospital.
  • Court grants bail to Masrat Aalam

    A court here granted bail to Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam in a sedition case of 2010 for allegedly circulating a video asking forces personnel to leave Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Me’raj-ul-Alam takes Kashmir on a spiritual tour. Pic Abid Bhat/KO

    Me’raj-ul-Alam takes Kashmir on a spiritual tour

    Thousands of Muslim devotees flocked to Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar to mark the anniversary of the day on which many believe Prophet Muhammad (SAW) ascended to heaven.
  • Kashmir acceded to India including BJP, Congress, RSS in 1947’

    Kashmir acceded to India including BJP, Congress, RSS in 1947’

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday hit out at those blaming her party for aligning with the BJP in the state.Addressing a function in Anantnag district where four new trains were flagged off, Mehbooba Mufti