Shopian: Pro-freedom songs blare from mosque loudspeakers

Anantnag, Shopian: Major towns of this south Kashmir district that went to Lok Sabha polls on Thursday witnessed largely a low turnout while rural areas saw relatively decent polling even as pitched battles were fought between youth and police and CRPF men at various places on an eventful day. As the main townships of Anantnag […]

Protests rock Hajin over father-son duo’s arrest

Srinagar: At least twelve people, including three security men were injured Thursday in violent clashes triggered by the arrest of a father son-duo in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. A contingent of police and CRPF troopers around 2:30 am Thursday conducted a raid in volatile Hajin town and arrested a Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) activist […]

Why should we vote, ask Sikhs of Tral

TRAL: South Kashmir’s Tral hardly voted in Thursday’s Lok Sabha polls and it did rub on Sikh community in the area as well. The Sikhs followed the majority community in boycotting the election. The Sikhs who live in great numbers in areas like Kandistan, Devar, Saimoh, Daramgund and Gadpora didn’t visit the polling stations to […]



SRINAGAR: Stressing J&K government for making adequate funds available to agriculture universities to carry research for quality seed development, a leading Indian crop scientist, Dr Swapan Kumar Dutta Thursday here said early maturing, climate independent and drought resistant varieties of crops need to be developed keeping in mind food and nutritional needs of the people […]

Subtitle Majority associated with ‘freedom’ movement: NC’s Beigh

SRINAGAR: Ruling National Conference’s candidate for Anantnag Parliament seat and incumbent Member Parliament, Dr Mehboob Beigh, on Thursday said that majority of the people boycotted polls in South Kashmir because they are associated with the ongoing “freedom movement led by Hurriyat Conference.” “Whether you like it or not but it’s a fact that freedom movement […]

Tanishq offers special discount on gold, diamond jewellry

SRINAGAR: Tanishq, India’s largest jewellery brand, Thursday announced special discount on gold and diamond jewellry in view of upcoming Akshaya Trithiya festival. “Rejoicing the spirit of gold, Tanishq, is offering a free gold coin on every purchase of minimum 10 gms of gold jewellery and customers can avail upto 20 percent off on purchase of […]

Driver electrocuted to death Tral

Bilal Habib Tral: The driver of a bus ferrying polling staff was electrocuted while the conductor was seriously wounded when a high-tension electric wire fell on the vehicle in this south Kashmir township on Thursday. 55- year old Mohammad Ismail Bhat son of Abdul Rehman , a resident of Raithan area of central Kashmir’s  Budgam […]

Erring traders fined `14,000 in Udhampur

KATHUA: A team of the Legal Metrology Department here Thursday fined Rs 17900 from 14 traders here for violating J&K Weights and Measures Enforcement Act 1997 and Package Commodities Rules an official spokesperson said. Under the supervision of the Assistant Controller Legal Metrology Ajay Verma and comprising of the Inspector Legal Metrology Kathua Vicky Sharma […]