Verinag mishap: Deceased identified

Verinag mishap: Deceased identified

Srinagar: A Maruti Van (JK03E-1002) fell into a Nallah at Hingipora, Dooru in Verinag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district resulting in the death of three persons including husband- wife duo, sources said on Tuesday. The deceased have been identified as Mohammad Din Khan (60), his wife Hajra Begum and the driver Mohammad Yousuf Bimla […]

Vaishnodevi in JK receives season’s first snowfall

Vaishnodevi in JK receives season’s first snowfall

Jammu: Trikuta hills housing the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi Tuesday received the season’s first snowfall even as pilgrims continued their journey to pay obeisance. Trikuta hills and nearby areas received few inches of seasons’ first snow, shrine board officials said. Despite snowfall, over 14,000 pilgrims are on their way to the cave shrine to […]

4 militants shun path of violence, return to mainstream: JK CM

4 militants shun path of violence, return to mainstream: JK CM

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said four Kashmiri youths, who had taken to militancy, shunned the path of violence and returned to the mainstream in 2017. Mufti said this in a written reply to a question of BJP MLC Vikram Randhawa in the Legislative Council. “Four misguided” youths shunned the path […]

Three feared dead in south Kashmir road mishap

Three feared dead in south Kashmir road mishap

Srinagar: At least three passengers were killed after a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge, sources said on Tuesday. The accident happened at Kapran area of Verinag in Anantnag district with a Maruti Van. Police sources told Kashmir Reader that a team was on way to the […]

168 curfews imposed in Kashmir in 2016, 2017: Govt

168 curfews imposed in Kashmir in 2016, 2017: Govt

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said that curfew and restrictions were imposed for 168 times in nine districts of the valley during the last two years. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti informed this in the state Assembly in a written reply to a question by National Conference MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar. She said that […]

J&K Govt appoints Hemant Kumar as new Divisional Commissioner Jammu

J&K Govt appoints Hemant Kumar as new Divisional Commissioner Jammu

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday appointed Hemant Kumar as new Divisional Commissioner of Jammu Province. As per Government Order, Kumar, IAS, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, holding additional charge of the post of Administrative Secretary, Science and Technology Department, is transferred and posted as Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, against an available vacancy. The […]

Overcast conditions in Kashmir Valley

Overcast conditions in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Overcast conditions Tuesday brightened the chances of a downpour in Kashmir Valley where people are hoping for an end to the dry spell. Clouds appeared this morning after residents of the valley experienced unusually bright sunshine for more than two weeks. The MET department has forecast rain or snowfall at isolated placed today. Kashmir […]

Petrol, diesel prices jump; Oilmin seeks excise duty cuts

Petrol, diesel prices jump; Oilmin seeks excise duty cuts

New Delhi: Petrol prices Tuesday hit the highest level since the BJP government came to power in 2014, and diesel touched a record high of Rs 63.20 a litre, prompting the oil ministry to seek a cut in excise duty. Petrol price rose to Rs 72.38 per litre in Delhi, highest since March 2014, according […]

Bright sunny days in Kashmir help brave chilly nights

Bright sunny days in Kashmir help brave chilly nights

Srinagar: Cold wave in the valley and bone chilling freeze in the Ladakh region on Tuesday continued unabated. However sunny days have helped the people of Jammu and Kashmir to brace the biting cold during the nights over the last two weeks, the Met said. The day temperatures were likely to hover around 12 degrees […]

SC paves way for release of ‘Padmaavat’ on January 25

SC paves way for release of ‘Padmaavat’ on January 25

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to modify its earlier order which had cleared the decks for the nationwide release of ‘Padmaavat’, saying people must understand that orders of the top court have to be “abided with”. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said this while rejecting pleas filed by Rajasthan and […]

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