After 50 years of mortar shelling, Tosmaidan receives first trekkers

After 50 years of mortar shelling, Tosmaidan receives first trekkers

SRINAGAR: After being a firing range for Indian army for 50 years, picturesque Tosmaidan in central Kashmir’s Budgam district has received the first batch of trekkers, with the local population determined to invite more tourists in coming days. With the lease deed between state government and Indian army having ended earlier in April this year, […]

From shy boy to wanted militant, Javed’s path to arms

Srinagar: He is a household name in Khushal Mattoo locality of Sopore, where he was born and brought up. He left his studies midway after his family faced persecution allegedly at the hands of different agencies during the mass uprising of 2008. Today, Javed Ahmad Mattoo is giving ‘sleepless nights’ to the forces operating in […]


SRINAGAR: Nine day Kashmir Summer Festival concluded on Sunday with Director Tourism, Talat Parvez and Director SKICC, Yasmin Khan distributing mementos and trophies among the organisers and participants at a function held here at Nigeen Club. The 9-day long festival was organized by Tourism Department in collaboration of Handicrafts and its allied Departments. The events […]


SRINAGAR: Lavender festival organized Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) Srinagar that showcased the indigenous rich biodiversity of medicinal and aromatic plants with focus on the frontline aromatic crops like Lavender, Rose, and Rosemary concluded . The institute has already developed end to end technologies and can prove to be an asset for employment and […]

Market checking intensified in Bandipora

BANDIPORA: In view of Ramadhan-ul-Mubarak, market checking has been intensified on the instructions of Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Dr. Shah Faisal. The checking squad comprises of Police, Municipality and Revenue officers headed by Executive Magistrate inspected various markets of Bandipora Town. During the inspection, a fine of Rs. 2150/- was realized as fine from 20 erring […]

Annual Statistics day celebrated

SRINAGAR: Annual Statistics day was celebrated on Sunday by the Director General Economics & Statistics, J&K in the conference hall of Directorate General, E&S, J&K-Srinagar. The theme for this year’s statistics day was “Service Sector Statistics”. The officers of all ranks including Joint Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors and other staff members from Statistics and […]

ICPJK felicitates UPSC Civil Services selectees

SRINAGAR: The Initiative for Competition Promotion in J&K (ICPJK) Sunday felicitated the newly selected officers from Jammu and Kashmir who qualified the in UPSC Civil Services examination 2014 at a function here. The function, attended by hundreds of aspiring young students, was held at Amar Singh College. As many as 10 candidates made it to […]

Demise of Salahuddin’s spouse condoled

Srinagar: Various political organisations Sunday expressed grief over the demise of wife of United Jihad Council chairman and Hizbul Mujahideen’s chief Syed Salahuddin who passed away on late Saturday. Expressing profound grief over the demise of Salahuddin’s wife, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement also prayed for patience to the bereaved […]

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