‘Kejriwal’s resignation a drama’

Gulmarg : Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday  said AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal acted in a haste by submitting his resignation over the Jan Lokpal bill, and hinted that it was probably the “aim”. Kejriwal resigned as the Delhi chief minister on Friday after suffering a defeat in the Assembly on the Jan Lokpal Bill after […]

Khan attends Assembly

Jammu: Former Health Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan, who was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a woman doctor and released on bail, today attended the Assembly session here. Khan arrived in the House late in afternoon and attended the proceedings. “Yes, he attended the session today,” Speaker Mubarak Gul said. Khan had sought permission from […]

‘Traffic police plays foul on highway’

Jammu: Hundreds of passengers Sunday accused  traffic police of playing foul by announcing opening of Jammu-Srinagar highway despite slippery conditions at Batote-Patnitop stretch of the 300 kilometre road link connecting Valley with rest of the world. The passengers said they had  to face  tremendous hardships as there was total “chaos and confusion” on the stretch. […]

Flood threat looms over Pulwama villages

Srinagar: Flood threat looms large in dozens of villages in Pulwama district as the Flood Control Department has failed to remove the earth dug for the construction of concrete retaining walls along the Lar stream. Worried residents in Ratnipora village said that the Flood Control Department has been constructing retaining walls along the stream banks […]

Arrival of tourists biggest dividend of peace: Omar

Gulmarg : The highest dividend of peace is the arrival of tourists in great numbers particularly in Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Sunday. He said tourism has an important role in the state’s economy and generation of wide-ranging economic activities for its people. “Our efforts should be to develop and showcase […]

Patwari dies of heart attack

Srinagar:  A revenue official Saturday died of heart attack at a hotel here, reports said. Abdul Hamid Lone, a Patwari, hailing from Karnah sector of the frontier Kupwara district had checked in at Hotel New York in the busy Lal Chowk on Thursday evening and was found unconscious by the hotel staff on Saturday morning. […]

Pulwama: Soldiers fire in air after stone pelting

Srinagar: Army soldiers resorted to aerial firing in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on Saturday after people pelted stones on them when they tried to cordon off a hamlet. Reports said when soldiers of 55 Rashtriya Rifles were busy in sealing Masjid Mohalla in Naira village, scores of people staged a massive protest against them and pelted […]

5 cops among 18 injured in road mishaps

SRINAGAR: 18 people including five policemen were injured in separate  road mishaps  across the valley, police said on Saturday. Eight persons were injured when a Scorpio (Jk05B/3982) they were travelling in, skidded off the road and fell into  the river Jehlum at Nowshera, Uri. All the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment, a police […]

HC orders status quo on CRPF officer’s demotion

Srinagar: A division bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered status quo on a top CRPF officer’s demotion, three weeks after its single bench upheld an order by Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, demoting Shamsher Singh Sandhu from the rank of Inspector General to Deputy Inspector General of the paramilitary force on grounds […]

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches; plains receive rains

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches; plains receive rains

Srinagar: The tourist resort of Pahalgam and the higher reaches in south Kashmir received fresh snowfall while many parts of the Valley were lashed by rains during the night even as the minimum temperatures rose further giving the residents more relief from cold conditions. Pahalgam resort received 4.8 cm of fresh snow and the mercury […]