Body of one of 10 soldiers recovered from Siachen

SRINAGAR: Army on Monday recovered body of one of the 10 soldiers who died in an avalanche in Siachen Glacier six days back and efforts to locate the mortal remains of the rest continue, an army spokesman said here. Army teams have been sifting through the huge mass of ice in the treacherous region, sometimes […]

PDP, BJP scared of fresh polls in state, says Omar

PDP, BJP scared of fresh polls in state, says Omar

Jammu: Making it clear that his party is not ready to support BJP in case the PDP-BJP alliance snaps, NC leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that PDP and BJP were scared of fresh polls in the state. “They are scared. Neither BJP is ready to go to the people nor PDP. From the day […]

Corruption corrupts core human values, turns man into monster: HC

Corruption corrupts core human values, turns man into monster: HC

SRINAGAR: Corruption corrupts the core human values and denudes a human being of humanistic ideals by transforming him into a monster, the JK high court has said. “It is a slow speed tsunami, which slowly but gradually destroys not only the basic human values of truth, justice and honesty but also the democratic institutions created […]

Aasiya Andrabi asks ‘mujahedeen’ leadership to probe frequent militant killings

Aasiya Andrabi asks ‘mujahedeen’ leadership to probe frequent militant killings

SRINAGAR: Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Sunday asked the “mujahedeen” leadership to probe the frequent killings of militants and devise a strategy to minimise their loss. “The frequency at which the mujahedeen are martyred since 2015 is a matter of concern for us. Almost every day, we see them being martyred in various […]

Back on track: 75,000 tourists visit Kashmir in January 2016

Back on track: 75,000 tourists visit Kashmir in January 2016

SRINAGAR: For the first time after the 2014-devastating floods, the tourism sector in Kashmir is back on track with more than 75,000 tourists visiting the Valley in January this year. A senior officer wishing anonymity told Kashmir Reader that more than 75,000 tourists, including 1,440 foreigners, visited Kashmir last month compared to 17,000 tourists, including […]

Enhance compensation for field firing affected, Guv tells Parrikar

Enhance compensation for field firing affected, Guv tells Parrikar

JAMMU: Governor N N Vohra has written a letter to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and requested him to enhance the compensation rates payable to persons in the state who are affected by field firing and artillery practices. “In his letter the Governor requested the defence minister to enhance the compensation rates payable to the persons […]

‘Decision to deploy troops in Siachen based on security’

‘Decision to deploy troops in Siachen based on security’

Visakhapatnam: Terming the death of ten soldiers in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier “painful”, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said the decision to deploy troops in the world’s highest battlefield was based on security needs, despite the hostile conditions there. Ten army personnel, including an officer, were buried on Wednesday after they were […]

AIKS demands concentrated settlements for KP community in Kashmir

AIKS demands concentrated settlements for KP community in Kashmir

Jammu: All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) an organisation of the displaced members of the Kashmiri Pandit community on Sunday said that the only acceptable option for the community’s return is the creation of concentrated settlements for the community in the Kashmir Valley. “The only acceptable option for the KP community’s return is the creation of […]

JKLF (R), MDM pay tributes to slain Pulwama militant

JKLF (R), MDM pay tributes to slain Pulwama militant

Srinagar: Chairman JKLF (R), Farooq Ahmad Dar (Bita Karate), in a statement issued here, paid tributes to Syeed Mufeed alias Rakib. “We will always remember these martyrs and we feel proud for what they did for the freedom movement,” he said. Criticizing authorities, Dar said restricting people from attending the funeral prayers is worst type […]

Indian, Chinese armies hold joint tactical exercises in Ladakh

Indian, Chinese armies hold joint tactical exercises in Ladakh

JAMMU: Indian and Chinese border troops conducted the first ‘joint tactical exercise’ in Chushul-Moldo area of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, were they focused on aspects related to disaster relief and humanitarian operations. “The day-long exercise is part of the ongoing initiatives being taken by India and China to ensure greater interaction between troops stationed […]