55 vehicles stranded on Bandipora Gurez road

Owais Farooqi Bandipora: The snowfall in the past few days has left 55 vehicles stranded on the Bandipora-Gurez road in the north of Kashmir Valley. The vehicles, mostly carrying passengers and supplies to Gurez, are stranded at Razdan Top, which is one of the highest points on the highway, and at Dawar in Gurez. Kashmir […]

Govt constitutes Press Accreditation Committee

SRINAGAR: The government on Friday constituted the State Press Accreditation Committee for the year 2015-16. A government spokesman said that the Committee was formed as per the orders issued by the principal secretary to government, Information Department. The spokesman said that director general information will be the convener of the Committee. “Its members include Arun […]

PDD employee electrocuted

SRINAGAR: Mohammad Akram, an employee of Power Development Department and a resident of Kuchmulla, Tral, was electrocuted while repairing a transformer in his native village, police said on Friday. “He was shifted to Sub-District Hospital, Tral wherefrom he was referred to SMHS hospital, Srinagar for further treatment,” it said.

Pony owners hit by accidents during yatra paid compensation

Srinagar: Governor N N Vohra on Thursday paid Rs 28-lakh compensation to 94 pony owners who lost their animals in accidents during Amaranth yatra this year. An official handout issued here said they were paid cheques in a function held at the Raj Bhavan here. “The owners were given Rs 30,000 for each pony or […]

Minister visits injured at SKIMS

Srinagar: `Minister for Horticulture, Hajj and Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri on Thursday visited Naseer Ahmad Dar, who was critically injured during clashes in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir, at the SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMs) here. Veeri interacted with the injured and his attendants, enquiring about his wellbeing, an official handout issued here said. […]

Asiya appeals for protests today

Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat president Syed Asiya Andrabi on Thursday appealed people to stage protests after Friday prayers as per the call given by the pro-freedom leadership. In a statement here, Asiya said that people of Valley should express solidarity with the Jammu Muslims who according to her are facing threats by the Hindutva forces. She also […]

Non-local labourer dies in army camp

Handwara: A non-local labourer died under mysterious circumstances at 17 Brigade Army headquarters in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir on Thursday morning. Police has identified the deceased as Keshav Shaw from Bihar. They also registered a case under section 174 in this regard and started further investigations. The body was sent to his native state […]

Foundation stone of Waterhail receiving station laid

Srinagar: Foundation stone of the receiving station coming up at Waterhail in central Kashmir’s Budgam district was laid on Thursday. An official handout issued here said the Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash and Minister of State for Power Development, Mohammad Ashraf Mir laid the foundation stone of the 2X6.3 MVA, […]

Construction work in Sopore schools reviewed

Srinagar: District Development Commissioner, Baramulla Yasha Mudgal Thursday reviewed progress of construction works going on in various educational institutes in Sopore. According to an official handout issued here, she visited Girls Higher Secondary School, DIET, and other educational institutions. She was accompanied by sub-divisional magistrate, Sopore, Chief Education Officer (CEO), Baramulla, and Joint Director Planning. […]

Majlis-e-Hussaini (RA) held at Budgam

Srinagar: A Majlis-e-Hussaini (RA) was held on Thursday at Yachgam Imam Bara in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. An official handout issued here said thousands of devotees from the district participated in the Majlis, which was presided over by Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari. The minister, […]

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