1,213 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

Jammu: A fresh batch of 1,213 pilgrims today left for twin base camps of Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir amidst tight security. A total of 1,213 pilgrims, including 282 females and 100 sadhus, left in a cavalcade of 30 vehicles from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here for the two base camps of Pahalgam […]

Burhan Aftermath: Injured cop succumbs in Kashmir

Srinagar A policeman, injured in the attack on a police station in Kulgam district on July 15, on Sunday succumbed at a hospital here. Constable Mudasir Ahmad became the second policeman to die in the violent clashes that erupted in the Valley following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July […]

NC seeks sustained dialogue with Pak, separatists on Kashmir

Srinagar: Main opposition National Conference today asked the Centre to initiate a sustained dialogue with Pakistan as well as separatists groups in Jammu and Kashmir for evolving a consensus for a mutually acceptable solution to the political issue. The party also said it would be a travesty to treat the current unrest in the Valley […]

Curfew continues in five districts of Kashmir

Srinagar: Curfew remained in force in five districts of Kashmir and some parts of the summer capital as a precautionary measure as an uneasy calm prevailed in the Valley where normal life was paralysed for the 16th consecutive day today. “Curfew is in force in four South Kashmir districts — Anantnag, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama and […]

Rajnath visits to ‘appease forces, paid collaborators’: Geelani

Srinagar:  Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said that those who have pinned any hope on Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Kashmir are living in a fool’s paradise as past seven decades of  experience with India stands testimony to the fact that they were never sincere and realistic regarding Kashmir. “Their […]

BJP demands probe into role of NC in Kashmir unrest

Jammu: BJP on Saturday latched on to a media report claiming that National Conference (NC) was fuelling the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir to demand a probe into the alleged role of the opposition party. “The allegation (of involvement of some NC workers in fuelling the unrest) is too serious and needs to be investigated expeditiously […]

Attention Hajj pilgrims of Srinagar

Srinagar: The vaccination of Hajj pilgrims of district Srinagar shall be conducted on 30 and 31 July, 2016. As per executive officer State Hajj Committee the Hajj pilgrims bearing Cover No JKR-1-2-0 to JKR- 9576-2-0 shall be vaccinated on July 30, 2016  and Hajj pilgrims bearing Cover No JKR-9581-4-0 to JKR-15583-1-0  shall be vaccinated on July 31, 2016 at Bait-ul-Hujaj, Hajj House Bemina […]

Joint resistance reiterates Anantnag chalo call on Monday

Srinagar: Terming the unbridled use of force by Indian forces and their agencies who have converted Kashmir into a “slaughter” house by spilling blood of innocent Kashmiri youth, the resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement on Saturday said this is a grave matter of concern and international […]

Congress boycotts meeting Rajnath

Srinagar: Congress on Saturday decided not to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh citing that the government of India has failed to stop killings besides having failed to address the concerns of the people.   According to state congress chief G A Mir said both central and state government is responsible for the present situation. “The […]

20 dead, 160 wounded as blast rips through Kabul protest

Kabul: A powerful explosion on Saturday ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 20 people and leaving 160 others wounded, officials said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, but it comes in the middle of the Taliban’s […]