Train, passenger buses partially resume services in Kashmir

Train, passenger buses partially resume services in Kashmir

Srinagar: Rail services in Kashmir resumed on Tuesday – over three months after being suspended due to security reasons in view of the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370, officials said. Few mini-buses also plied on the Batwara-Batamaloo route through the city centre, while inter-district cabs and auto-rickshaws plied in the city and elsewhere in […]

US Congress panel to examine human rights situation in Kashmir

US Congress panel to examine human rights situation in Kashmir

Washington: A US Congressional panel on human rights will hold a hearing this week on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir following India’s decision to revoke its special status. India on August 5 decided to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories. Announcing the hearing, the Tom Lantos […]

Militant killed in Ganderbal gunfight

Army soldier also sustains injuries

Militant killed in Ganderbal gunfight

Srinagar: A militant was killed and an army soldier injured in an encounter between the militants and the government forces in Ganderbal district on Tuesday, police said. Forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kulan area of the central Kashmir district in the morning following inputs about the presence of militants. During the search, the hiding […]

Cross-LoC firing in Poonch

Cross-LoC firing in Poonch

Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire on Tuesday by resorting to mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said. The shelling from across the border started in the Shahpur sector around 3.15 pm, prompting strong retaliation by the Indian Army, they said. […]

6-year-old raped, killed in Samba, accused arrested: Police

6-year-old raped, killed in Samba, accused arrested: Police

JAMMU: A six-year-old tribal girl, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, was allegedly raped and killed by a youth from her own community in Samba district, a police official said on Tuesday. The 23-year-old accused, identified as Vishal alias “Chotu”, was arrested and booked in the case, the official said. The incident took place at a slum […]

Kashmiris ardent readers of good literature: Kotru

SRINAGAR: While praising the cultural heritage of Kashmir, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Nirupama KotruWednesday said that people of Kashmir are ardent readers and have always loved to read good stuff. She said that Kashmiri folk tales are so rich that people world over read them with great admiration. She said that there is no […]

GoI justifies abrogation of Article 370 in SC

Says militants and separatists were taking advantage of special status

GoI justifies abrogation of Article 370 in SC

New Delhi: The government of India (GoI) justified in the Supreme Court on Monday the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying the militants and separatist elements, with the support of foreign forces inimical to India, were taking advantage of the situation. A five-judge bench […]

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for second day

2500 vehicles stranded

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for second day

Banihal/Jammu: Efforts continued on Monday to clear the debris of a massive landslide that blocked the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district, officials said. A massive landslide struck the highway at Digdole on Sunday afternoon, covering around 150 metres of the arterial road, leaving thousands of commuters stranded. “Despite hectic efforts by the road […]

Train services in Kashmir to resume today

New Delhi: Train services in the Kashmir Valley, which were disrupted since August 3 ahead of the abrogation of Article 370, will resume on Tuesday, a Northern Railway official said. The valley had been under restrictions after August 5, when the government of India revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it […]

Govt sets up panel to declare Dal lake as ESZ

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar’s famous Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), following concerns over its shrinking size. Pollution and encroachments have resulted in the Dal Lake shrinking from its original area of 22 square kilometers to about 10 square […]