Eid-ul-Fitr, the day of bliss, today

Special Prayers To Be Held Across JK; Huge Gatherings Expected In Eidgah, Hazratbal


Srinagar, Aug 8: Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated with religious fervour and traditional enthusiasm all over Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, first day of the Islamic month Shawwal, marking the culmination of month-long Ramadan fasting. Shawwal is the 10th month of the lunar Islamic calendar.Eid is More

Vohra, Omar, Muftis, Farooq, Azad greet people


Srinagar, Aug 8: Various prominent personalities and mainstream political leaders have felicitated the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.Governor N N Vohra, while conveying warm greetings, expressed hope that this auspicious occasion would be the harbinger of peace More

Geelani, Malik among others under house arrest

Separatists Caged


Srinagar, Aug 8: Authorities Thursday evening placed several senior separatists leaders under house arrest “to prevent any trouble” on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday.Police cordoned houses of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Khan and Zafar Akbar Bhat More

Under fire, Antony now blames Pak for LoC ambush

‘This incident will have consequences on our behaviour on LoC and our relations with Pakistan’


New Delhi, Aug 8: Under sustained attack from the Opposition over his statement on the killing of five soldiers in Poonch sector, Defence Minister A K Antony Thursday retracted from it and squarely blamed the Pakistan Army for the "brutal" act.He also warned that the Tuesday incident will have "consequences More

Nawaz Sharif sad over LoC killings

Press Trust Of India

Islamabad, Aug 8: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday sought to assuage feelings in India by expressing "sadness" over the recent incidents on the LoC and "loss of precious human lives" that sparked tensions between the two countries.As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has come under pressure More

'Time not proper for Singh-Sharif meet'

Press Trust Of India

New Delhi, Aug 8: With the killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army along LoC looming large over the fate of a meeting between their Prime Ministers next month in the US, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today said it was not the "appropriate" time now to comment on possibility of More

SC notice to Centre, JK on judicial probe

Ramban Firing

Press Trust Of India

New Delhi, Aug 8: The Supreme Court Thursday sought response of the Centre and the Jammu & Kashmir government on a PIL seeking judicial inquiry into the BSF firing in Ramban district of the state in which four persons were killed and several injured.A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice More

  • Briefs

Husn-e-Qirat competition held at KU

Srinagar, Aug 8: In order to inculcate the true spirit of holy Quran amongst the students Department of Students Welfare (DSW) University of Kashmir in collaboration with the department of Arabic KU organized More

  • National

Last rites of 5 soldiers performed with military honours


Patna/Kolhapur, Aug 8: The mortal remains of five army troopers killed by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control were today consigned to flames with full military honours in their respective villages More

  • Opinion

Our tryst with taste

Eid without mutton. Are you crazy?



Eid Mubarak. Since its day of Eid, no politics, please. Our idea of celebrations is purely confined to eating rather overeating. That’s the reason why tons of mutton and poultry and heaps of bakeries disappear More

  • Letters

Good move

This refers to the news about increased strength of MBBS seats (GK, 02 August). The proposal of Jammu and kashmir medical colleges though have been accepted at last. It's is a good news and it will get More

  • Friday Focus

‘Eid al-Fitr


Festivals mirror the essentials of a particular culture. The two Islamic festivals – ‘Eid al-Fitr and ‘Eid al- Adha – are no exception to this generalization. When our beloved Prophet (SAW) arrived in More

  • Kashmir

JK’s top politicians’ do charity ahead of Eid

CM Reaches Out To Orphans, Widows, Muftis Follow Suit


Srinagar, Aug 8: This Eid seems to be somewhat different for the top politicians of Jammu and Kashmir, who otherwise remain busy with their day to day politics and governance related matters. The politicians More

  • Srinagar City

Ahead of Eid,City spews 1,00,000 kgs extra garbage

450 Metric Tons Of Trash Being Lifted In Double-Shifts


Srinagar, Aug 8: Ahead of Eid-Ul-Fitr, the City is spewing over one lakh Kgs of additional garbage taking the total to 450 odd metric tons a day. Officials said in routine around 350 metric tons of More

  • Jammu

Direct train from Jammu to Chandigarh on cards


Jammu, Aug 8: Northern Railway authorities are mulling to start direct train service from Jammu to Chandigarh after the completion of Jammu to Katra railway track.Highly placed sources informed Greater More

  • South Asia

Graveyard bomb kills 14 women,children in east Afghanistan

Kabul, Aug 8: A bomb planted in an Afghan graveyard killed 14 women and children on Thursday, many of them present at the graveside of a family member during Eid ul-Fitr holiday, officials said.The bomb More

  • World

Don’t give Zakat to beggars on streets: Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia


Makkah, Aug 8: Grand Mufti Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh has warned people against lagging behind in paying “Zakat Al-Fitr,” charity given during Eid.  He called on people to look for deserving families in More

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