Spring believed to have healing powers on verge on death in Shopian

Spring believed to have healing powers on verge on death in Shopian

SHOPIAN: A spring at Nadpora village of Shopian district is about to disappear due to pollution and lack of maintenance. Local said the spring has special significance as its water is said to heal cysts on skin. The spring sees a number of visitors from different areas, who take along some mud from the spring […]

Skeleton of Handwara man missing for two years found

Skeleton of Handwara man missing for two years found

Handwara: A human skeleton was found by local residents in Hangnikote village of Vilgam, Handwara in Kupwara district Tuesday. The skeleton is believed to be of a man who had gone missing two years ago, as some clothes and an identity card was recovered along with the skeleton. The identity card identified the deceased as […]

Advisor Sharma discusses construction issues on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Advisor Sharma discusses construction issues on Srinagar-Jammu highway

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today convened a meeting with the committee of experts of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), constituted to assess the situation of land sliding and unstable slopes on National Highway, besides discussing the issues faced by the implementing agency in undertaking hassle-free four-laning of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. Threadbare discussions […]

Polytechnic detains students for shortage despite attendance concession

Polytechnic detains students for shortage despite attendance concession

SRINAGAR: With the institution’s enrolled students absent from classes for months at a stretch, and many of them pursuing their academics elsewhere, a private polytechnic college in the Srinagar outskirts has detained dozens of them from appearing in the upcoming semester-end examinations. Last Tuesday, Masterpro Institute of Technology, Nowgam, in Srinagar issued a notice to […]

Man booked for hate comment in Kathua

Man booked for hate comment in Kathua

Jammu: An FIR has been registered against a man for allegedly making an objectionable comment on Facebook against a particular community on a sensitive issue in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, officials said Tuesday. Police have taken cognisance of the matter and legal action as warranted under law will be taken against the accused, they […]

Director Horticulture tours nurseries in Pulwama, Shopian

Director Horticulture tours nurseries in Pulwama, Shopian

SRINAGAR: Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Tuesday inspected various nurseries in Pulwama and Shopian to take stock of the available facilities. At Pulwama the Chief Horticulture Officer was directed to ensure proper irrigation facility in R P Nowgam nursery so that entire plantation at the nursery grows at optimal level. He also advised officials […]

Arunachal MLA, son among 11 gunned down by militants

Arunachal MLA, son among 11 gunned down by militants

Itanagar: Suspected NSCN (National Socialist Council of Nagaland) militants on Tuesday gunned down sitting MLA and National People’s Party (NPP) Assembly poll candidate, Tirong Aboh, and 10 others, including his son and security personnel, in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, a top police officer said. Aboh (41), who represented the Khonsa West constituency, was seeking […]

Development of Srinagar marred by govt’s apathy: Omar

Development of Srinagar marred by govt’s apathy: Omar

Srinagar: Alleging that the absence of popular government is taking toll on the state’s development scenario, the National Conference (NC) vice-president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday claimed that neither the government of India nor the state government invested in the augmentation of urban infrastructure of the Srinagar city in the past five […]

‘EC’s silence on EVMs being switched worrying’

‘EC’s silence on EVMs being switched worrying’

Srinagar: The PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the silence of the Election Commission (EC) was worrying even after “evidence” had come to the fore that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls were being switched. “Worrying that despite solid evidence about EVMs being switched, @ECISVEEP hasnt clarified any […]

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