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UN envoy: Syrian gov, rebels agree to truce

BEIRUT  — The Syrian government and some rebel leaders have agreed to a ceasefire during an upcoming four-day holiday of Eid-al Azha, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria announced Wednesday. Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters in Cairo that President Bashar Assad’s government has agreed to a truce during the Eid al-Azha holiday, which begins Friday. Brahimi […]

Geelani Concerned Over Zanskar Clashes

Accuses Govt Of Communalizing Jammu, Ladakh Srinagar – Several resistance leaders, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, have expressed grave concern over the rapidly deteriorating situation in the remote Zanskar area of Kargil district forcing the authorities to clamp indefinite curfew to prevent escalation of communal clashes. In a statement, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali […]

Cabinet Meets Today

Supply Of Gas, Electricity On Top Of Agenda Srinagar – In its final meeting before the Darbar Move to Jammu, the Jammu and Kashmir state cabinet will meet here on Thursday to discuss various important issues, sources told KNS. According to sources, the meeting which will begin at 12 noon at the civil secretariat here […]

Allah Baksh Passes Away

CM, Dr Farooq, Muftis Express Condolences Srinagar – Born in 1935 Former DIG Kashmir Allah Baksh, brother of J&K Cabinet Minister Taj Mohiuddin passed away at 2.30 midnight on Wednesday after a brief illness. Nimaz-e-Jinazah of the deceased was attended by the Chief Minister of J&K Omar Abdullah, Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah, Cabinet Minister Ali […]

Heavy Snowfall Closes Famous Mughal Road

Jammu – About 20 vehicles were trapped after the world famous Mughal Road was closed due to heavy snowfall at Pir-ki-Gali pass on Pir-Panjal mountains in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. “Nearly 30 km stretch of the Mughal road yesterday experienced around one and half feet snowfall following which the authorities closed the road,” […]

Kashmiris Wishes Should Be Fulfilled For Peace: Nawaz

Islamabad – PML-N President Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the enduring peace in the region could only be ensured by fulfilling wishes and desires of the people of Kashmir. During a meeting with Chairman of occupied Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Professor Abdul Ghani Butt here on Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif said that people […]

I Will Contest Elections From Chitral: Musharraf

Former president Pervez Musharraf has announced that he will contest the upcoming general elections from Chitral, The Express Tribune reported on Wednesday. He was addressing a public gathering via phone from Dubai. Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan between 1999 and 2008, had formed a party called the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) and had vowed to […]

BJP Should Do Some Soul Searching: Azad

Jammu – Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad today said BJP should do its own soul searching. “They (BJP) raised fingers and targetted Congress but they should have conducted their own soul searching,”  Azad told reporters at the sidelines of a Dusshera function this evening in the winter capital of the […]

Children Need Special Care, Protection: Gov

Stresses On Importance Of Child Rights Protection Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today stressed on the importance of enlarging awareness about protection and child rights in the country.  Vohra said this during his discussion with member of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), New Delhi Dipa Dixit, who called […]

Khalida Condoles Demise Of Parveen Anand

Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference President Begum Khalida Shah has expressed deep Condolence over the untimely and sad demise of Parveen Anand. She expressed her heartfelt condolence to the family of the departed soul on behalf of her entire family and JKANC. She has prayed for the peace to the departed soul […]