Ram mandir issue: ‘Govt would act on basis of SC verdict’

BENGALURU: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Monday the NDA government would act on the Ram temple issue on the basis of the Supreme Court verdict and not on pro-Ram Mandir rhetoric of saffron leaders. The Lok Janshakti Party leader said there was no question of relations between his party and BJP souring over […]

Ink attack on Kejriwal: Court sends woman to one-day police custody

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday sent a woman, accused of throwing ink at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a rally here following the completion of government’s odd-even experiment, to one-day police custody. Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar remanded Bhavna Arora to police custody till tomorrow after the investigating agency said that her custodial interrogation […]

JKEDI Kathua organizes three weeks EDP

KATHUA: A three week capacity building and skill development Entrepreneurship Development Training Programme (EDP)  was organized by JKEDI at Kathua. The programme has been organized for the educated unemployed youth  from Kathua District in particular, which would help them to establish their employment generating ventures in different sectors like manufacturing, services, tourism and agriculture. DDC […]

Horticulture awareness camp held

UDHAMPUR: An awareness camp on farmers field school under the scheme ATMA was organized by the department of Horticulture at village Garnai, Tikri here on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by the Chief Horticulture Officer Udhampur C.L Sharma. CHO informed the participants about various centrally sponsored schemes and stressed upon them to avail maximum benefits […]

Pulse polio rumour triggers banana sale

Pulse polio rumour triggers banana sale

Vaccination completely safe, no side effects: Expert   Srinagar: Soon after the rumours, suggesting children got unwell after being administered anti-polio vaccination on Sunday, started doing rounds across the Valley, not only made locals frenzy and confused but also paved way for another remedial rumor that eating bananas may help in treatment. Interestingly, even the […]

2015: 41 forces personnel killed in J&K

2015: 41 forces personnel killed in J&K

SRINAGAR: Casualties suffered by forces personnel in Jammu and Kashmir have been on the decline in the past three years with 41 personnel killed during counter-insurgency operations in 2015. Though the state witnessed growing radicalisation of the youth during the period, particularly after the emergence of ISIS, the forces were ‘effective’ in countering militants. The […]

Ganderbal road widening: Shopkeepers express anger, demand compensation

Ganderbal road widening: Shopkeepers express anger, demand compensation

Ganderbal: The shopkeepers of main market in Beehama on Sunday expressed their anger towards administration’s apathy as Ganderbal Municipal Committee (GMC) is soon going to demolish their shops for road widening. According to GMC official, eight shops are to be demolished in the chowk near bus stand, and deadline to vacant shops for shopkeepers is […]

Shabir Shah pays tributes to martyrs of Kashmir massacres

Shabir Shah pays tributes to martyrs of Kashmir massacres

SRINAGAR: Paying glowing tributes to martyrs of Gowkadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres on their 25th, 26th and 22nd anniversaries respectively, the Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday said the nation will never forget the martyrs of these heart-wrenching massacres. “Our hearts are filled with the memories of these martyrs and […]

Non-locals taking over the art of monjguel making

Non-locals taking over the art of monjguel making

Srinagar: The art of making popular Kashmiri roadside snack, monjguel, is now being mastered by the non-locals, who have even set up shops around shrines across the valley. While claiming to witness brisk sale of these Kashmiri snacks, Muhammad Aslam, a resident of Bijnore in Uttar Pradesh said, “I had come to the city (Srinagar) […]