Apple yield: A 7-yr delayed dream harvest meets sluggish govt response

Apple yield: A 7-yr delayed dream harvest meets sluggish govt response

SHOPIAN: After seven years of wait and struggle, joy returned to the apple growers and orchardists of this mountainous south Kashmir district, Shopian. A bumper crop rekindled hopes of repaying debits, but the government has failed once again to provide growers and orchardists the necessary services. A hike in freight and no transport for ferrying […]

SHRC urges victims of braid-chopping to record statements

SHRC urges victims of braid-chopping to record statements

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday asked the victims of braid-chopping incidents that they must record their statements before the police or SHRC help investigations and track down the culprits. A report submitted by Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range) before the SHRC said that despite strenuous efforts and measures taken (by […]

Poonch-Rawlakote bus service remains suspended for 17th week

Poonch-Rawlakote bus service remains suspended for 17th week

Jammu: The cross-LoC bus service on the Poonch-Rawalakot road between Jammu and Kashmir, and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) remained suspended for the 17th week on Monday due to ceasefire violations by Pakistan, an official said. The bus service was suspended on July 10 due to heavy firing and shelling from the Pakistani side. Since then, […]

Meeting likely on Nov 2

Meeting likely on Nov 2

Jammu: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have sought a meeting with officials of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) on Thursday to discuss resuming cross-LoC travel and trade via the Poonch-Rawalkote road, an official said. Travel and trade via the road was suspended due to repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani security forces. The cross-Line of Control (LoC) bus […]

Bridge that govt can’t make up its mind about

Bridge that govt can’t make up its mind about

SRINAGAR: The skewed bridge constructed over Jhelum river – between Presentation Convent School in Rajbagh and city center Lal Chowk – is an epitome of state government’s flawed planning, management and execution. After forty years of planning and rehashing the plan several times over, the government has put the areas on either side of the […]

CASO in Khansahab village

CASO in Khansahab village

BUDGAM: Government forces on wee hours of Monday launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Rawalpora village of Khansahab in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Sources said that army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police launched the CASO after inputs about the presence of militants. He said a cordon was laid in early hours and house-to-house searches […]

After death of two cousins, trains services suspended

After death of two cousins, trains services suspended

PULWAMA: Train services between Srinagar and Banihal remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Monday. Railway authorities suspended train services between Srinagar and Banihal section “as a precautionary measure” after two minor cousins were crushed to death on Sunday evening at Puchal area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama, district, sources said. Northern Railway Chief Area […]

Mysterious body eliciting cattle tax on Kashmir truckers in Punjab

Mysterious body eliciting cattle tax on Kashmir truckers in Punjab

Traders demand end to ‘harassment’, ask government to step in SRINAGAR: Various trade bodies associated with mutton business on Monday alleged that they were being harassed and beaten by “some unregulated cattle tax collectors” in Punjab for the last two years. The members of All Kashmir Wholesale Mutton Dealers Association, Chinar Sheep and Goat Welfare […]

Mini bus turns turtle at Sopore

Mini bus turns turtle at Sopore

Sopore: A mini-bus turned turtle at Ningli in Sopore town on Monday evening resulting in injuries to more than a dozen passengers. Four of the injured have been shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment while rest are under observation in Sopore Sub District Hospital. While the exact number of injured could not be verified, an […]

Police gives cash assistance to Sopore youth mistaken as braid chopper

Police gives cash assistance to Sopore youth mistaken as braid chopper

Sopore: Police in Sopore Monday handed over an amount of Rs 25,000 to the Sopore youth, who was assaulted by a mob at Mazbug, Sopore after mistaking him for a braid chopper. They said the sum was collected from donations by police officers Sopore and handed over to victim’s father to help in his treatment. […]