Snow forecast: Div Com reviews preparedness
Srinagar, Jan 15: In view of the possibility of moderate to heavy snowfall due to approaching western disturbance, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon Tuesday enjoined upon all Deputy Commissioners, heads of departments and Superintendents of Police to activate their manpower More

80 stranded passengers of Gurez airlifted
Bandipora, Jan 15: 80 stranded passengers of Gurez were airlifted between Gurez and Bandipora on Tuesday in Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force, an official spokesman said. He said 25 passengers were airlifted from Bandipora to Dawar and 17 from Bandipora to Baduab. “23 passengers were More

Shooting stone kills man in Bandipora
Srinagar, Jan 15: A man died when a shooting stone hit him in a stone quarry in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday.A police spokesman said, Muhammad Ashraf Bhat, 36, son of Abdul Aziz of Malpora SK Bala died when he was hit by a shooting stone in a stone quarry at Malpora, S K Bala More

Man injured
Srinagar, Jan 15: Muhammad Rajab Dar, 55, son of Ghulam Hassan of Anchidoora, Islamabad  (Anantnag) fell from the roof-top of a parked Tata 407 vehicle bearing (No. JK03/1698) at General Bus Stand Islamabad. He was shifted to SKIMS, Soura, Srinagar for treatment. A case has been registered in More

Monga, Khan visit Bomai


Srinagar, Jan 15: Congress MLC Ghulam Nabi Monga and Minister of State for Rural Development Panchayats Tuesday visited the residence of slain Sarpanch Habibullah Mir to express solidarity with the bereaved family.A JKPCC spokesman in statement here said, “On the directions of State Congress chief More

6 yrs on, Safapora still part of Bandipora


Safapora  (Lar) Jan 15: Residents of Safapora in Lar tehsil on Tuesday said that despite their area  being attached with newly created Ganderbal district six years ago they are forced to approach a number of offices in Bandipora district for various needs.According to the residents when More

Wild animals on prowl in Kupwara


Kupwara, Jan 15: After heavy snowfall on mountains of this frontier district a large number of leopards and black bears are entering into residential areas from nearby forests for want of food. Locals said these animals are attacking people and livestock to quench their hunger.To minimize the More

  • Kashmir

Candidate applies as female, appears ‘male’

KU: ‘Sex-Change Case’ Figures In Written Test For JA’s


Srinagar, Jan 15: The recently held written test for appointment of Junior Assistants at the University of Kashmir has triggered a lot of suspense after a candidate applied as female but appeared as ‘male More

  • Srinagar City

IGP chairs security meet

‘Keep check on trouble mongers, devise proper traffic plan to shrines’


Srinagar, Jan 15: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir S M Sahai chaired a security meeting for ensuring smooth culmination of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) and R-Day here.  On the occasion, the IGP directed More

  • Jammu

Army threatens to avenge killings

We Have Definite Plans To Retaliate: Gen Parnaik


Jammu, Jan 15: The Indian Army has a "definite plan" to avenge the killing of two soldiers by Pakistani troops, Lt Gen KT Parnaik declared on Tuesday. "We have definite plans to retaliate but not More

  • South Asia

Pak aims to develop smaller lighter nuclear warheads: Report


Washington, Jan 15: Expanding its nuclear arsenal at a rapid pace, Pakistan is now aiming to develop smaller and lighter atomic warheads more suitable for use on missiles, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist More

  • GK Features

‘Tell us,where is our son?’

Eight years after his disappearance, Shabir’s ailing parents live in misery



“We don’t want to talk about our son,” the ailing mother of Shabir Ahmad Dar,  who disappeared eight years ago, says at the door of their modest two-room home in Noorbagh, Qamarwari. “We’re tired More

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