Cloudbursts, flashfloods scare Kashmir

Cloudbursts, flashfloods scare Kashmir

Kashmir was hit by a heavy downpour on Saturday coupled with cloudbursts and flashfloods in several areas, triggering scare across the flood hit Valley.

‘Valley likely to witness more spells of extreme rainfall’

‘Valley likely to witness more spells of extreme rainfall’

Jammu and Kashmir’s first Disaster Management Plan reveals that Kashmir may witness more spells of extreme rainfall, with southern districts of the Valley being more vulnerable to floods.

Mirgund Shootout| Militants had no plans to strike in Srinagar: Police

Mirgund Shootout| Militants had no plans to strike in Srinagar: Police

A day after three cops including an officer were injured in a militant attack at Mirgund on Srinagar-Baramulla highway, police Saturday rejected the rumours that militants involved in the act were planning a strike in Srinagar.

Mufti visits injured cops at Army hospital

Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday visited Army hospital in Srinagar to enquire about the health of policemen who were injured in a militant attack on Srinagar-Baramulla highway Friday evening.

5 months in power, government yet to decide on SHRC, SAC appointments

Despite being in power for five months now, JK’s PDP-BJP government has failed to revive the key institutions left dead by the previous NC-Congress regime.

Protests in Tangmarg over youths’ detention

Massive protests erupted in Kunzar area of Tangmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Saturday against the detention of several youth with residents blocking the roads to demand their release.

NoK of a man killed in Amarnath land row to get Govt job

NoK of a man killed in Amarnath land row to get Govt job

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the government to provide job to the Next of Kin of a man, who was killed in his home at Magam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district during Amarnath land row in 2008.

KANDHAR HIJACKING| Farooq was forced to release militants: Azad

KANDHAR HIJACKING| Farooq was forced to release militants: Azad

Taking a strong exception to the statement of Home Minister Rajnath Singh on ‘Hindu terror’, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said it is an ‘unsuccessful and cheap attempt’ on the part of BJP government to divert attention from its failures to effectively deal with the menace of cross-border terrorism.

Youth held for pasting militant posters: Police

Youth held for pasting militant posters: Police

Police on Saturday said it arrested a youth in connection with pasting of posters of militant outfits in central Kashmir’s Budgam area.

Landlord locks Kupwara school

The fate of more than 30 students of Government primary school at Kalaroos here hangs in balance as the landlord of the school building has locked the institution for the past three days demanding a consolidated job for his son against the land acquired for the building some years ago by the Education department.

Settlement of retired army men in JK| Hurriyat (G) asks CM to explain

Hurriyat Conference (G) today rejected the government of India’s plan to settle permanently the retired army men or their children in Jammu & Kashmir, asking the chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to make his stand clear on this issue before the public.

CITU asks Centre to shun neo-liberal economic policies

Stating that the frequent amendments to labour laws have so far armed the employers further, State President Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and MLA M Y Tarigami on Saturday said these amendments have deprived the working class who need coordinated efforts and a united resistance to safeguard their own interests across the country especially in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Srinagar water-logged after few millimeters of rainfall

Srinagar water-logged after few millimeters of rainfall

Normal life was severely affected in the summer capital on Saturday after few millimeters of rainfall caused water-logging in various areas.

Tiny Harts School students protest

Tiny Harts School students protest

Students of Tiny Harts School at Tengpora here on Saturday staged protest against the school management for failing to provide them with bus facilities.

Oasis Public High School celebrates annual day

Oasis Public High School celebrates annual day

It was a mesmerizing moment for the parents of students of the Oasis Public High School when they performed on stage during the educational institute’s annual day function at Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.

Dr Farooq appears at Sanat Nagar

Former Chief Minister and president of National Conference Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday become a centre of attention for people as he appeared at Sanat Nagar and dashed into a bakery shop.

No let up in canine terror

Failure of authorities to take measures to check growing dog menace is taking a heavy toll on people as 3185 cases of dog bites were recorded in past one year in the summer capital

VIP syndrome hits JK Police

Ek hi Saf Mein Khare Ho Gaye Mahmud-o-Ayaz, Na Koi Banda Raha Aur Na Koi Banda Nawaz (Mahmud and Ayaz stood together in the same flank (The ruler and the ruled forget the difference in their rank). This famous couplet by noted poet and philosopher Sir Muhammad Iqbal, propagates the Islamic teaching that everybody is equal.

Kashmir, Jammu to have similar AIIMS: Lal Singh

Kashmir, Jammu to have similar AIIMS: Lal Singh

There will be similar AIIMS for both Jammu as well as Kashmir regions to be administered independently with equal provisions of infrastructure, funds, faculty and facilities, Health Minister Lal Singh said today.

If 2 AIIMS for Bihar, why not for JK, asks Rana

If 2 AIIMS for Bihar, why not for JK, asks Rana

Flaying the state government and the centre for their ‘contemptuous response’ to the demand of setting up AIIMS in Jammu, NC Provincial President, Devender Singh Rana on Saturday questioned ‘if two such institutes can be granted to Bihar in one go, why not to Jammu & Kashmir’.

AIIMS row: Protests spread in Jammu, prohibitory orders clamped

AIIMS row: Protests spread in Jammu, prohibitory orders clamped

Protesters today clashed with police at several places in Jammu, prompting authorities to clamp prohibitory orders in the district where a bandh was observed for the second day over the demand for setting up AIIMS in the region.

Jammu Bar extends strike

The J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu (BAJ) has decided to extend its strike for six more days, starting Monday, in protest against the police action on its members and the “peaceful” agitators during rallies today over the demand for setting up AIIMS in the region.

BJP’s ‘repressive’ policies can’t kill AIIMS movement: Harsh

Scores of NPP activists today staged a protest demonstration here on the second day of Jammu Banch called for by the AIIMS Coordination Committee to press for setting up of a premier health institute in Jammu region.

Army, PLA personnel hold maiden meet at DBO in Ladakh

For the first time ever, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) today hosted an Indian Army delegation in the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Police Water Sports Championship| DGP felicitates winners, participants

Police Water Sports Championship| DGP felicitates winners, participants

Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has said that sports create camaraderie among the youth and help them in maintaining their physical and mental fitness.

Asian Bench Press Championship| 5 JK players to represent India

Asian Bench Press Championship| 5 JK players to represent India

The Indian Power Lifting Federation has selected five players from J&K for representing the national team in the Asian Bench Press Power Lifting championship being played in Oman.

U-19 Cricket Tourney: SP School makes semi-finals

U-19 Cricket Tourney: SP School makes semi-finals

SP Higher Secondary School made their way into the semifinals of the ongoing Under-19 cricket tournament, defeating Al-Hamza Cricket Club in a match played at Kashmir University grounds on Saturday.

GDC Sumbal organizes road race

Government Degree College Sumbal today organized a 4-km long road race for boys along Srinagar-Bandipora highway, here.

Ijaz Butt hits out at BCCI, says India not keen to revive ties

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has said that the present PCB set-up should stop wasting its time trying to organise a series against India as "it would never happen".

AIP Water-sports C’ship concludes: JK bags third position

The All India Police Water-sports Championship concluded here today with BSF getting 30 medals to top the table. As police statement, BSF topped the medal tally, getting 30 medals including 10 gold, 12 sliver and 8 bronze medals.

‘Un-Islamic marriage’: Pakistan court issues warrant against Bollywood actress

‘Un-Islamic marriage’: Pakistan court issues warrant against Bollywood actress

A Pakistani court today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against controversial actress Meera, who has also worked in Indian films, over her "illegal and un-Islamic marriage".

Is India truly a mad nation? asks author Karri in his book

Is India truly a mad nation? asks author Karri in his book

'I was born in a mentally retarded country', he begins his book. Encompassing a broad history of the country from the Emergency era in India, Babri Masjid demolition, economic liberalisation to the Godhra riots, journalist-turned-corporate-brander

MJ's iconic white glove to be auctioned for $20,000

MJ's iconic white glove to be auctioned for $20,000

Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's rare white sequined glove has been put on auction for $20,000.

Big B finds it hard to describe 'Silsila'

With "Silsila" clocking 34 years since its release, Amitabh Bachchan fell short of words to describe his memories associated with the 1981 movie.

Singer Katy Perry has 'fun' with fashion

Singer Katy Perry says she has a few fashion regrets because she never takes her style "too seriously" and just likes to be playful with her outfits.

Fake iPhone factory busted in China

Police in China's capital city of Beijing busted a factory that produced over 41,000 fake Apple iPhones, the media reported on Tuesday.

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