Woman beaten to death
Srinagar, Apr 24: A 40-year-old woman died after she was allegedly beaten by four persons in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.  Jameela Begum, a resident of Rayal Baderkote village, succumbed to injuries at Soura Medical Institute here after being beaten by four persons, he said More

Moderate intensity earthquake hits JK
Srinagar, Apr 24: A moderate intensity earthquake shook Srinagar and adjoining areas today but there was no report of any casualty, officials said. "A moderate earthquake of 5.7 magnitude on Richter scale was felt in Srinagar and adjoining areas at 2.57 pm," a MET spokesman said.  More

Police question 10 youth

Flags appearing on Hari Parbat


Srinagar, Apr 24: Police on Wednesday questioned 10 youth in connection with hoisting of Pakistani and Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) flags and writing anti-India graffiti on Hari Parbat in old city here. Flags of LeT and Pakistan appeared on Hari Parbat earlier this week and Police had registered More

Protest against spurious drugs

Baramulla residents demand judicial probe


Baramulla, Apr 24: Demanding judicial probe into the spurious drug scandal and resignation of former health minister Sham Lal Sharma, residents on Wednesday staged a protest march and demanded sacking of all the officials responsible for their act in the scam.  The march was organised by More

Campus cleaning day held at KU
Srinagar: As part of series of activities being organized by the University of Kashmir on the occasion of Earth Day, a campus cleaning day was held on Wednesday.  The drive was launched by the Vice-Chancellor KU Prof Talat Ahmad. “Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect about what we are doing More

Girl dies in road accident
Srinagar, Apr 24: A three year old girl child was crushed to death by a speeding sumo in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.A police spokesman in a statement said that the sumo (JK22-3738) hit the girl identified as Arbeena Mushtaq when she was crossing the road near Bongam, Shopian More

  • Kashmir

PM’s special scholarship scheme for JK in doldrums

Only 663 Beneficiaries Since 2011, HE Dept To Seek Extension


Srinagar, Apr 24: The special scholarship scheme for the students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir announced by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has proved to be a damp-squib.    The dismal More

  • Srinagar City


3 years on, Govt discovers City centre chocking; starts demolition of park


Srinagar, Apr 24: What started amid hype as “revival of lost glory” by the ruling coalition –the Lal Chowk Beautification –has proved wastage of Rs two odd crores with state government finally discovering More

  • Jammu

JK Govt approves Rs 15 cr child mortality reduction plan

Jammu, Apr 24: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday approved an action plan worth Rs 15.36 crore under the 13th Financial Commission to bring down the child mortality rate in the state. The plan More

  • South Asia

6.2-magnitude quake shakes Pakistan


Islamabad, Apr 24: A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake today shook the Pakistani capital and many northern parts of the country though there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said.  More

  • World

Over 100 killed in Bangladesh building collapse


Dhaka, Apr 24: Over 100 people were killed and 800 others injured today when an eight-storey commercial building that housed several garment factories and thousands of workers collapsed on the outskirts More

  • GKeducation&career

Battling for survival

Survey depicts Kashmiris are gradually losing their mother tongue



Mother tongue is considered to be the essence and identity of a nation and its citizens. Irrespective of different places of their birth, religion and cultural moorings, children learn their mother tongue More

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