JK govt to decide about restoration of internet, release of detainees: Madhav

SRINAGAR: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said that decision about internet restoration and release of political leaders will be taken by the local administration after security review. “Internet services have been restored in hotels. Situation is improving in Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir administration will take a decision based on security assessment,” he said. […]

DGP calls for intensifying anti-militancy operations

Srinagar: Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh on Thursday pressed for intensifying anti-militancy operations in Kashmir. Chairing a meeting of top police officials about security situation, he directed for launching cordon and search operations to flush of militants. A police spokesperson said DGP called for measures to tackle any situation and any act by the […]

Kashmiris’ Method of Cooking Rice: A Potential Cause of Diabetes

Kashmiris’ Method of Cooking Rice: A Potential Cause of Diabetes

BY HILAL AHMAD RATHER DIABETES is a metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood sugar. This, over time, leads to serious damage of various body organs including the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Broadly, diabetes is categorised into three types which are diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2 and gestational diabetes. However, […]

Winter delicacy harissa being served

Winter delicacy harissa being served on a Srinagar shop. It is prepared mostly in winters with exclusive shops in city and preferably consumed in morning | Photo: Faisal Khan

Winter delicacy harissa being served

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Massive landslide at Digdole closes Srinagar Jammu highway

Srinagar: A massive landside occurring at Digdole in Ramban area on Saturday evening has again blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway leading to stranding of vehicles along the route. As per the officials traffic was allowed from Jammu to Srinagar on Saturday that was moving smoothly in the morning, however, a fresh landslide occurring in landslide prone […]

Harshest winter phase Chillai Kalan begins in Valley

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed again

Srinagar: The 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir began on Saturday, a day after Kashmir received fresh bout of snow leading to closure Srinagar-Jammu highway. The 40-day harshest phase of winter starts from December 21 to January 29. During this phase, Kashmir witnesses freezing temperatures leading to blockage of water taps and water bodies […]

Friday prayers allowed at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid after 19 weeks

Friday prayers allowed at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid after 19 weeks

Srinagar: The historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar witnessed congregational Friday prayers for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 more than four months ago. The masjid was closed for prayers following the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special constitutional status on August 5. Though there were no restrictions around the masjid but government […]

9 years on, Bandipora hospital awaits completion

Bandipora: Pending works in upcoming Bandipora district hospital has resulted in delay in its operation, leading to inconvenience to patients at the existing overcrowded hospital. The new 50 bed hospital in Bandipora’s Nuso area for which work was started in 2011 has missed multiple deadlines. This delay, according to locals as well as officials, has […]

Bandipora civil secretariat lacks facility for disabled

BANDIPORA: The civil secretariat in north Kashmir’s Bandipora has constantly been criticised due to lack of facilities for disabled people – which according to locals is disheartening. Despite utilising corers of rupees in developing three separate structures “the buildings department seems to have forgotten the rule book as this place of pubic dealing”, locals here […]

Quake jolts Kashmir

Srinagar: A strong earthquake rocked Kashmir on Friday afternoon prompting people to panic and rush out of their houses. However, there was no report of loss of life or property. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the magnitude of the tremor was 6.1 and it epicentre in Hindukush mountains. The impact of the […]