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Snow Blocks Mughal Road

RAJOURI: The famous Mughal Road, an arterial highway connecting Rajouri and Poonch districts with the rest of Kashmir, has been closed due to heavy snowfall in the region. Although the authorities have launched the snow clearance operations and sophisticated machines were pressed into service, the situation has not really improved. Haji Muhammad Bashir, Inspector, Jammu […]

Locals Rue Lack Of Arrangements During New Year Celebrations

SRINAGAR: Amid official claims of elaborate arrangements during New Year celebrations at world famous tourist resort Gulmarg, tourists, locals and media people dismissed the claims alleging that the facilities provided on the occasion were inadequate. “The celebrations brought miseries to the tourists and visitors on December 31 while the media people were put at their […]

Curfew Out, Clashes In: 20 Hurt In Pulwama Violence

Mobs Attack Army Patrol, Police Station; Pitched Battles In Town SRINAGAR: Fierce clashes left over twenty people, most of them policemen, injured in Pulwama as authorities lifted curfew after four days on Wednesday, the town remaining shut down  and tense, even as the police rounded up nearly 15 youth for stone-pelting. Under a clampdown since […]

Defence Minister Seeks Report On Pulwama

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister A K Antony has sought a report from the army over alleged firing in Pulwama on December 28, which resulted in injuries to seven civilians and subsequent protests in the valley. The Defence Minister has sought to know what actually happened on the fateful day, sources said. Antony’s directive came amid […]

Woman Gangraped in Rajouri

JAMMU: A Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped by three people in Nowshera tehsil of Rajouri district, reports reaching here said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old victim was allegedly gangraped by three people on December 22 while she had gone to the nearby spring to fetch water, sources here said today.  They said the victim in her […]

Court Closes Jaleel Andrabi Case

SRINAGAR: A Srinagar court on Wednesday closed the case of advocate Jaleel Andrabi’s murder after the death of the prime accused, Major Avtar Singh of the Indian army, was officially confirmed. Having been spirited away out of the country shortly after his involvement surfaced in the 1996 case, the major shot himself dead in the […]

Civil Society Concerned At Harassment of Kashmiris Outside State

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) has expressed anguish and concern over the alleged mal treatment and harassment meted out to Kashmiri students outside the state. In a statement, the KSCDS said that it is greatly disturbed to hear about the hate culture to which our young students have been subjected […]

JK Electorate Stands At 68.62 Lakh

SRINAGAR: The electoral roll in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 68.62 lakh, according to the latest voter census, with males outnumbering females by nearly 3 lakh. The revised rolls drawn up in an Election Commission of India exercise show an addition of 1.79 lakh voters, after deductions for deaths and migration.   Undertaken in the […]

Holy Quran Allows Polygamy, Not Encourages It: Court

NEW DELHI: A maulvi, accused of performing a girl’s marriage forcibly with a married man, has been denied anticipatory bail by a Delhi court which said the Sharia Law allows polygamy but only under special circumstances, a PTI report said Tuesday. The court denied the relief to Maulvi Mustafa Raja of Delhi dismissing his arguments […]

Pak, India Exchange Prisoner Lists

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over a list of Indian prisoners currently held in Pakistani prisons to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Tuesday in accordance with the Agreement on Consular Access signed between the two countries in 2008. The Agreement on Consular Access was signed on May 21, 2008 and requires […]