3-year-old boy drowns in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: A three-year-old boy, on Saturday, died after he was drowned in stream at Gadoora area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, Police said. “Liyaqat Ahmad Shah died, after slipping into a stream while playing near his house,” a senior police official said. “Police with the help of locals rescued Shah from the stream but succumbed […]

Another hot day in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday, witnessed another hot day with maximum temperature settling at 27.6 degrees celsius, 8 notches above normal. Earlier, the highest temperature so far in Srinagar was recorded on Friday with the mercury zooming to 26 degrees celsius. The minimum temperature in the city was, however, recorded […]

Tehsildar removed from post for dereliction of duty

Jammu: A Tehsildar was on Saturday removed from his post for dereliction of duty and delinquent tehsil supply officers slapped fines for failing to implement directions related to public services. Udhampur Deputy Commissioner, Udhmapur, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary attached the Tehsildar of Chenani in the district for mismanagement of office records, accounts and other vital duties, […]

Srinagar-Leh highway reopened after five months

Sonamarg: Jammu and Kashmir`s strategic Srinagar-Leh national highway was re-opened for vehicular traffic on Saturday after remaining closed for nearly five months due to heavy snowfall in the Zojilla Pass that connects the cold desert Ladakh region of the state with the rest of the country. The highway was formally thrown open by joint Army,Police […]

At least 21 dead in Baghdad car bombing

BAGHDAD: A car-bombing Saturday in southeastern Baghdad killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials. The attack targeted Shia pilgrims walking to Baghdad’s holy Kadhimiyah shrine, according to local police officials at the scene. But other Iraqi security officials say the attack targeted an open-air market. […]

Saudi forces kill 2 militants after failed car-bombing

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says security forces have killed two militants before they were able to detonate a car bomb in the southwestern town of Bisha. Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Mansour al-Turki said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency late Friday that security forces tried to stop two cars […]

KR photographer felicitated

Gulmarg: Nisar Ahmad Malik photo journalist working with of Kashmir Reader covering North Kashmir was Saturday awarded by the Deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Dr Nirmal Singh at a function held here. He lauded Malik for his photography skill and promoting the natural beauty of the state.

Army officer killed due to accidental fire at Langate

Baramulla: An Indian Army officer was apparently killed due to an ‘accidental fire’ inside an army camp in Langate area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday morning. SP Handwara Gulam jeelani confirmed the death of army officer and said that a police is investigating the matter. “We have register a case in this regard […]

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