No term like martyr or shaheed in our lexicon: MoD, MHA

  New Delhi, Dec 15: There is no term as “martyr” or “shaheed” in the Army or the police and instead a soldier or a policeman killed in action is called a “battle casualty” or “operations casualty” respectively, the ministries of defence and home have submitted before the Central Information Commission. The issue surfaced after […]

Centre approves draft legislation banning triple talaq

  New Delhi, Dec 15: The government on Friday approved a draft law under which the practice of giving instant triple talaq would be made illegal and void and would attract a jail term of three years for the husband, a government functionary has said. The draft ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ […]

Icy chill grips Kashmir; Gulmarg records coldest night at -10 degree

Icy chill grips Kashmir; Gulmarg records coldest night at -10 degree

  Srinagar, Dec 15: Ice chill has gripped the entire Kashmir valley as the mercury during the night further plunged and settled several degrees below freezing point while the maximum temperature also remained below normal. World famous ski resort of Gulmarg, where ski slopes are under several feet snow, recorded the coldest night of the […]

Day 3: Valley remains cut off from rest of the country

Day 3: Valley remains cut off from rest of the country

  Srinagar, Dec 13: The Kashmir valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the third successive day on Wednesday following to closure of the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway due to landslides, triggered by rain. However, about 130 vehicles, including those carrying passengers, stranded at Banihal were allowed to move towards Kashmir […]

Search continues to trace soldiers missing in snow near LoC

Search continues to trace soldiers missing in snow near LoC

  Srinagar, Dec 13: Search operations continued for the second day on Wednesday to rescue five soldiers, who went missing after heavy snowfall near Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir, where authorities have issued avalanche warning for next 24 hours. A number of rescue teams are on the job to trace five soldiers who […]

Air traffic affected at Srinagar airport due to poor visibility

Air traffic affected at Srinagar airport due to poor visibility

Srinagar, Dec 13: Air traffic was on Wednesday affected at Srinagar International Airport, where 10 flight was able to operate while 13 were cancelled due to poor visibility and light snowfall in the morning. “As many as 13 flights operating from Srinagar airport were initially delayed and later cancelled due to poor visibility and light […]

Light snowfall; rain likely in next 24 hours: Dir MeT

Light snowfall; rain likely in next 24 hours: Dir MeT

  Srinagar, Dec 13: There is no forecast of heavy snowfall in plains while moderate to heavy snowfall is likely in upper mountainous regions, according to Meteorological Department (MeT). Talking to a news agency, Director MeT, Sonam Lotus said there will be rains with light spells of snowfall in the Valley’s plains in the next […]

Trio goes missing after massive snowfall in Pir Panchal region

  Bani, Dec 13: At least three persons have gone missing in Chenab Valley following the massive snowfall in the region. A police official three civilians were on way towards their native village in Bani Kathua when they got stuck at Chatargulla area due to snowfall. The trio had started their journey from Bhadarwah when […]

CM welcomes Saudi Arabia decision to lift ban on cinema halls

CM welcomes Saudi Arabia decision to lift ban on cinema halls

  Srinagar, Dec 13: Welcoming the decision of the Saudi Arabia government decision to lift a decade long ban on cinema halls in the country, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said introspection and self reform are marks of a progressive society. However, all cinema halls remained shut in the Kashmir valley since the […]