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New Egypt seeks relations with Hezbollah

BEIRUT: Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Hamdy says his country plans to forge “tight” relations with the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah. “You cannot discuss politics in Lebanon without having a relationship with Hezbollah,” Hamdy said in an interview with Lebanese newspaper Daily Star published on Saturday.  In a clear policy shift from Egypt’s Mubarak-era policy, […]

Shutdown On Monday Over Pulwama Firing: APHC

SRINAGAR: Condemning the forces’ firing on civilians in Pulwama this week, both Hurriyat factions have called for a protest shutdown on Monday, with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq demanding troop pullout from  towns and cities, and Syed Ali Shah terming the government inquiry into the incident as a “joke.” In a statement issued today, the Mirwaiz also […]

Kashmir Shocked By Death of Delhi Rape Victim

SRINAGAR: Terming the death of Delhi gang rape victim as extremely sad and a shameful for the nation, various Kashmir based leaders and civil society organizations have expressed grief and shock over the demise of the victim who died at a Singapore hospital. The State Women’s Commission (SWC) today held condolence meet in Srinagar to […]

Speedy Sumo Rams Into Pole, 1 Killed

SRINAGAR: A speedy Tata Sumo, driven by one Ajaz Ahmad Pandit, rammed into a roadside electric pole at Zawoora crossing Saturday morning, resulting in his on the spot death. According to a police, a Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK02J/3594 driven by Ajaz Ahmed (22), son of Nazir Ahmad, resident of Zawoora, rammed into an […]

Don’t Venture in Avalanche Prone Areas

SRINAGAR: In view of fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Valley, a medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for Tangdhar, Chowkibal, Keran, Machil, Gurez, Tulail, Sonamarg, Drass and higher reaches of Uri and Gulmarg for the next 24 hours. People living in these areas have been advised to take precautions and not to venture […]

Bar, UJC Hail Wajahat’s Statement

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir High Court Bar Association has hailed the statement of Chairman National Commission for Minorities, Wajahat Habibullah, in which he has ‘admitted’ that the Indian Army and the security forces were involved in cases rape and other human rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir and that no action has been taken against the […]

Mainstream, Separatists Aghast At Pulwama Firing

SRINAGAR: Calling for an impartial probe, mainstream and separatist parties across the board Saturday condemned the incidents of firing allegedly by army at two separate locations in southern district of Pulwama that left several civilians injured, some of the critically. Two militants were killed while as three security personnel including two army officers were injured […]

Itoo available at Winter Secretariat from Dec 31

SRINAGAR: To redress the grievances of people and to interact with them, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Public Grievances, Ms. Sakina Itoo shall be available in the Winter Secretariat, Srinagar from December 31, 2012 to January 09, 2013.

Man dies of cold in Jammu

JAMMU: A middle-aged man died of cold in city outskirts of this winter capital, police here said.  “An unidentified man was found dead this morning along the road side in Chinore area of city outskirts,” police here said. Police said his body was shifted to the mortuary of the Government Medical College and Hospital for […]

Section 144 Cr. P.C extended in Kupwara

KUPWARA: According to District Magistrate, Kupwara, imposition of Section 144 Criminal Procedure Code in district Kupwara has been extended for a period of 60 days from December 27, 2012.