‘46,466 kanals of land under occupation of refugees’

Jammu: Refugees of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) and West Pakistan have occupied 5,808 acres (46,466 kanals) of land in Jammu and Kashmir since their migration to this side of LoC. “These families (of PaK and West Pak refugees) occupied 5,808.25 acres (46,466 kanals) of land and since then they continue to occupy such land,” Minister of […]

17 injured in LPG explosion

Jammu: At least 17 people, including three minors, were injured when an LPG cylinder exploded at a marriage function in Ranbir Singh Pura area on city outskirts of this winter capital city of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder caught fire yesterday when its pipe exploded, police said, adding that […]

FIR against Geelani, 3 aides? Delhi court to hear case on March 4

New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday fixed March 4 for pronouncing its order on a plea seeking lodging of an FIR against Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani and three others for purportedly instilling “hatred” among the people of Kashmir. The matter, listed for order Wednesday, was fixed for March 4 as Metropolitan Magistrate […]

‘Rare 9th century stone sculpture of Lord Shiva found’

Srinagar: Archaeologists have found a rare 9th century stone sculpture of Lord Shiva from a stream in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the government said Wednesday. “The department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Kashmir, has found a rare stone sculpture of Lord Shiva at Wachi in Shopian,” an official spokesman said. The sculpture was unearthed […]

2 labourers killed due to rock slide

Srinagar: Two labourers died while three others were injured due to rock slide in Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Wednesday . During road widening at Gonsa Thang near Nurla, two labourers died while three sustained injuries when they were hit by sliding rocks, a police spokesman said here. He said […]

National Alpine Snow Boarding Championship

JAMMU: Minister for Agriculture,Ghulam Hassan Mir has congratulated the J&K team especially Arif Khan and Mehraj-ud-Din Khan who won gold medals in the National Alpine and Snow Boarding Championships at Gulmarg on Wednesday. The brothers hail from Tangmarg and are part of the J&K team. Arif Khan won gold medal in Slalom event while as […]

Time has come to look beyond ‘defensive’ Dhoni: Amarnath

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath says the time has come to remove Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy as his “defensive approach” has resulted in the country’s prolonged failure on foreign soil. “Dhoni is a defensive captain who allows opposition to make a comeback in the game. His record is good at home pitches […]

Dhoni’s Test captaincy ‘obnoxious’, says Ganguly

New Delhi: Beleaguered skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was put on notice by his predecessors on Wednesday after India suffered yet another away series defeat, with one of them calling his leadership “obnoxious”. The 1-0 loss to New Zealand on Tuesday was India’s fourth consecutive series defeat abroad and followed a 4-0 drubbing for Dhoni’s World […]

McCullum’s epic innings stopped the nation, says Kiwi coach

WELLINGTON: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Wednesday said skipper Brendon McCullum’s epic triple hundred in the drawn Test against India brought the whole country to a stop like never before. The Black Caps won the five-match ODI series 4-0 and the two-Test series 1-0, the latter thanks to a superb triple-ton by McCullum, which […]

Asia Cup 2014: Hafeez hopeful for good results

LAHORE: Expressing satisfaction over the team selected for the upcoming Asia Cup, T20 captain Muhammad Hafeez said the national squad was in an excellent shape to achieve good results. Hafeez was speaking to the media in Lahore where a training camp was set up for the national team. Team green will be preparing for the […]