Article 35A: JRL calls for shutdown on Aug 26, 27

Article 35A: JRL calls for shutdown on Aug 26, 27

Srinagar, Aug 17: Joint Resistance Leadership on Friday called for a complete shutdown on August 26 and 27 against tinkering with the state subject laws. According to a statement, JRL leadership including Syed Ali Geelani Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that as part of their continued efforts with regard to the course […]

Governor reviews vacancies and recruitments in colleges, higher edu institutions

Governor reviews vacancies and recruitments in colleges, higher edu institutions

Srinagar, Aug 17: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a meeting at the Raj Bhavan to review the status of vacancies and the pace of recruitments in the Higher Education Department. The meeting was attended by Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai; Chairman Public Service Commission, Abdul Latief Deva; and Commissioner Higher Education Department, Sarita Chouhan. Chouhan […]

Tens of thousands of pilgrims descend on Makkah for Hajj

Makkah, Aug 17: Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam’s holiest sites. One of the five pillars of the world’s fastest-growing religion, the hajj is expected to draw two million people from around the globe […]

Railways’ glass-top coach in Kashmir-all dressed up and nowhere to go

Srinagar, Aug 17: Awaiting the return of normalcy — as well as tourists — in the Kashmir Valley, an indigenously-built vistadome (glass-top) railway coach, though ready to run, has been docked at Budgam station for months. The 40-seater vistadome coach was announced in June last year by then Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and was manufactured […]

India, Pak armies trade fire along LoC in Poonch

India, Pak armies trade fire along LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Aug 17: The armies of India and Pakistan traded fire along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. An official said the Pakistani troops resorted to moderate firing on the forward posts along the LoC in the Poonch sector. The Indian troops guarding the border retaliated and the exchanges were […]

Clashes erupt during searches in Kulgam village; three arrested

Srinagar, Aug 17: Clashes erupted in Ashmuji Bhan village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday after the government forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation.Reports said that youth took to streets after the forces launched door-to-door searches in the village.They said that forces arrested three youth and allegedly vandalized property during the searches.

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93

New Delhi, Aug 16: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first non-Congress leader to serve a full term in power and who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power, died on Thursday, the Delhi hospital where he was admitted said in a statement. “It is with profound grief that we inform […]

I will miss Vajpayee immensely: Advani

I will miss Vajpayee immensely: Advani

New Delhi, Aug 16: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, who along with Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a central figure in the party for much of its existence, on Thursday described the former prime minister as one of the country’s tallest statesmen and his closest friend for over 65 years whom he will miss immensely. Vajpayee’s […]

I have no words: Modi

I have no words: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 16: Mourning the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Thursday, PM Narendra Modi said that his death marked the end of an era. Calling it a “personal loss”, he said, “I have no words, I am filled with emotions right now. Our respected Atal ji is no more. Every […]

Governor expresses grief

Governor expresses grief

Srinagar, Aug 16: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the sad demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Paying tribute to the former Prime Minister, with whom he had the privilege of working for some time, Governor described him as an astute and visionary leader whose thinking was deeply infused by humanism. He […]