Governor, Mehbooba, Farooq, others condole Rao’s demise

SRINAGAR:  Governor N N Vohra has expressed grief over the sad demise of Gen KV Krishna Rao, former Governor of Jammu & Kashmir. In his condolence message, the governor has conveyed his sympathies to the members of the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and Member […]

Six gamblers arrested in Anantnag

SRINAGAR: Police on Saturday arrested six gamblers and recovered stake money of Rs 6,035 along with the bundle of cards from the gambling spot in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Acting on a tip off, Anantnag police raided a gambling site in the house of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Sheikh resident of Bonpora Akingam and arrested six gamblers. […]

Woman, youth attempt suicide

SRINAGAR: In an attempt to end their lives, two persons consumed poisonous substance at their home in south Kashmir on Saturday. A woman (name withheld) resident of Shalgam, consumed some poisonous substance at her home. She was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, a 25-year-old youth resident of Chenigund consumed some poisonous substance at […]

Kashmir receives rains, snowfall

Kashmir receives rains, snowfall

SRINAGAR: Kashmir has been witnessing a fresh spell of rains and snowfall for the last 24 hours leading to an increase in the temperature in the plains. In Srinagar, temperature increased nearly four degrees from the previous night’s low to settle at 3.1 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological department said. Gulmarg, the famous […]

Avalanche warning issued for Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: An avalanche warning for Jammu and Kashmir has been issued by New Delhi and people in several districts of the state have been asked not to venture out tonight and on Saturday. The avalanche warning has been issued for 24 hours beginning 5 pm of January 29 to 5 pm of January 30, […]

NGT notice to Defence Min on firing range in J&K

NGT notice to Defence Min on firing range in J&K

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Friday sought the response from the Centre, Jammu and Kashmir government and others on an environment activist’s plea seeking removal of unexploded and used shells from a firing range in the state and restore the area. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to […]

Army destroys over 460 anti-tank mines, mortars in Rajouri

Army destroys over 460 anti-tank mines, mortars in Rajouri

Jammu: The army has destroyed over 460 anti-tank mines and motor bombs laid by it during operations in the past in a farmland in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmnir’s Rajouri district and the area has been handed over to the land owners, a defence spokesman said on Friday. “A total of 464 anti-tank mines […]

Protests against PDD in Rafiabad

Protests against PDD in Rafiabad

Baramulla: The residents of Watergam area of Rafiabad in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, on Friday, took to streets to protest against the power development department’s unscheduled and frequent power cuts. The residents also blocked the Handwara-Baramulla road for nearly two hours, affecting the vehicular movement. “We have several times complained to the authorities about […]

Urs of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadri Jeelani (RA) concludes

Urs of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadri Jeelani (RA) concludes

Owais Farooqi Bandipora: The Urs of sufi saint Sheikh Sayed Abdul Qadir Jeelani popularly known as “dastagir” commemorated, on Friday, with religious fervor across valley. The Relic, the hair from the beard of Abdul Qadir, was glimpsed for one last time on Friday after each prayer, here, at Bandipora. Despite of severe cold and rains, […]