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164 braid chopping incidents in valley, 3 arrested: Govt

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday informed the legislative Assembly that 164 incidents of braid chopping occurred during past few months in the valley. According to  correspondent in a written reply to clubbed question raised by MLA, Altaf Ahmad Wani, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, Abdul Majid Bhat (Larmi), the minister ...

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Body of goldsmith fished out


The body of a goldsmith from Kalaroose village of Kupwara district, who was murdered last month was recovered today from a river near bye-pass bridge in Sopore town, police said. The fishermen first spotted the body floating over the water near the river bank. They informed the police which rushed ...

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Frequent internet shutdowns in Pulwama angers inhabitants

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Internet services have been shutdown in Pulwama and Shopian districts of south Kashmir from the last week, evoking anger from the residents. The shutdown has badly impacted thousands of students, job aspirants and those their users who avail the a service for e-commerce and banking. Job aspirants who want to ...

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Half Widow, a Kashmiri feature film, likely to be released across country in March this year


Award winning ’Half Widow’ a feature film shot in Kashmir is preparing for a country wide release in March. Its premiere was held in New York last month. According to filmmakers, in the absence of movie theatres in Kashmir, a special screening of the movie at Sher e Kashmir International ...

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Bandipora Police continues its drive against the use of Polythene


On the directions of SSP Bandipore Shri Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, Bandipora Police continues its drive against the use of Polythene. During naka checking at Aloosa Bandipora, a Police party of Police post Aloosa seized 25 kilograms of polythene from Hilal Ahmad son of Ab Khaliq resident of Dooru Sopore and ...

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Night temp rises in anticipation of downpour


People in Srinagar got much needed reprieve from cold conditions as the night temperature rose by three degrees but the minimum temperature stayed below the freezing point across the Valley and Ladakh region. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius last night, up from minus 4.8 degrees ...

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Mehbooba only knows to play politics on dead bodies: Omar Abdullah


National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Monday said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti only knows to play politics on dead bodies. Omar made these remarks after Mehbooba targeted National Conference and Omar Abdullah in her speech in the Assembly. Earlier, Omar said his party will support whatever measures Chief Minister ...

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Sports event under civic action programme (CAP) organised by Police Station Batamaloo


Police Station Batamaloo organised a sports event at Indoor Stadium Srinagar under Civic Action Programme (CAP). SDPO Shaheed Gunj Shri Amritpal Singh was the Chief guest on the occasion. A number of youth & students of Batamaloo and adjacent areas participated enthusiastically in a number of indoor games like badminton, ...

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Madrasas unmasked by Shia Board Chief (Part II)


Shia Central Waqf Board chief threatened by Dawood Ibrahim for unmasking madrasas Shia Central Waqf Board urged to shut down madrasas in the country, alleging that education imparted in these Islamic schools encouraged students to join terrorist ranks. He demanded that madrasas be replaced by schools affiliated to the CBSE ...

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Indian & Pakistan coas concur: Critical of Madrasas (Part I)


Indian and Pakistan Army Chief concur, critical of Madrasas say they need transformation Recently Gen. Bipin Rawat spoke of revamping the education system of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. He expressed concerns saying misguided youth come from schools where they are being radicalized. He further said “What is being ...

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