Avalanche warning for Nowgam, Kaiyan in Kashmir

Avalanche warning for Nowgam, Kaiyan in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A medium-danger avalanche warning was issued Thursday by the authorities in the high-altitude areas of Nowgam and Kaiyan areas of Kashmir following fresh snowfall. The warning was issued by the Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority on the basis of information provided by the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE). “People living in […]

38 people stranded due to snowfall rescued

SRINAGAR: As many as 38 persons, including two women and a child, stranded due to heavy snowfall were rescued by the Army at Nasta Chunn Pass in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. “Around 9.30 PM yesterday, Army deployed at Nasta Chunn Pass received information that six vehicles with 35 males, two ladies and one […]

Lolab protests: 3 held on charges of spreading rumour

SRINAGAR: The Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested three persons including two brothers for allegedly floating rumours in Lolab valley of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district describing the seven alleged militants killed by army as civilians. Imam Ghulam Rasool Lone son of Ghulam Ahmed and two brothers Saqib Lone and Bilal […]

Gurez: Stranded passengers to be airlifted today

BANDIPORA: Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora has asked those passengers who have registered themselves for airlifting to Gurez, to be present at Sunarwani helipad on February 28 at 9 a.m. An official statement said that the passengers will be airlifted in case of fair weather as the sorties have been arranged for the purpose. “Similarly, the […]

Consider shifting of Amphalla Jail inmate to SKIMS: HC

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked authorities of Amphalla Jail here to consider shifting of an inmate languishing for nearly two decades there to SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura for treatment at earliest. Disposing of petition filed by Mohammad Amin Dar, a single bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan to consider his claim […]

B’pora: Pre-Lok Adalat settles 101 cases

BANDIPORA: A pre-Lok Adalat was held under the supervision of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Bandipora, Haq Nawaz Zargar at District Court Complex Bandipora and Munsiff Court Complex, Sumbal from February 24 to 26. As many as 180 cases of different nature were taken up during the pre-Lok Adalat, out of which 101 cases were […]

Who is the culprit?

“Each of us is guilty before everyone for everyone, and I more than the others,” writes Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov.” This statement expresses the quintessence of traditional ethics as developed by mystics and in modern times by Dostovesky and Levinas. Sufi ethics is an elaboration of this theme. This great idea of answerability or responsibility […]

Keep quiet

“He who keeps mum is saved (from sins) and he who saves himself (from sins) achieves ultimate salvation”…. (Al Bukhari). The wording of this Hadith is thought provoking. Here the most revered Prophet (SAW) directs Muslims to make judicious use of their tongue. However, it does not mean that a person must maintain silence all the […]

HCBA condemns use of force on Lolab protestors, supports Geelani’s shutdown call on Friday

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) while strongly “condemning the use of brutal force by police and army on protestors in Lolab,” Wednesday supported the shutdown call given for Friday by Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, against the incident. “The Bar Association feels that the people, who had assembled outside […]

Building Bridges with Urdu

Bollywood superstar and former Rajya Sabha member Hema Malini wants to know Urdu better. The actor rose to fame in an era when immortal lyrics penned in Urdu, and rendered with chaste diction, were an inalienable part of Hindi cinema, and played no mean role in propelling performers to stardom. Malini herself would not be […]

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