Yatra suspended from Baltal, continues on Pahalgam track

Srinagar, Jul 19: Yatra was on Friday suspended from shortest Baltal track due to slippery conditions following rain while it continued from traditional Pahalgam route after brief disruption this morning, a yatra official said today. Meanwhile, 3627 pilgrims, including women and sadhus left Baghwati Nagar, Jammu base camp for Baltal and Nunwan camps under unprecedented […]

Prominent NC leaders from Chamb join Peoples Conference

Srinagar, Jul 19: A number of prominent and senior political leaders from Pir Panchal joined the PC today in presence of Chairman Sajad Gani Lone and senior vice president Abdul Gani Vakil. “Mohan Lal Radha, two-time member of the Scheduled Cast Advisory Board and former candidate of the National Conference from Chamb and prominent political […]

Two percent decline in tobacco consumption in JK: Atal Dullo

Srinagar, Jul 19: Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today said tobacco consumption has become the world’s leading single agent of death even though it is preventable. He said that consumption of tobacco in our society is not a traditional practice rather it is an addiction. “As far as our State is concerned […]

Maharaja’s atrocities will always haunt Kashmiris: Er Rasheed

  Srinagar, Jul 19: Reacting to a comment by Vikram Aditya Singh-Congress leader and Maharaja’s grandson, for insulting martyrs of July 13, 1931, AIP President Er Rasheed said that the statement made is shameful, distortion of the facts and misleading. In a statement issued today, Rasheed said that Singh must collect the courage and apologize […]

Dead body of Banihal cattle trader found in Tikkri hills

  Banihal , Jul 19: A cattle trader from Banihal area of Ramban district, who was missing for nearly a week, was found dead on Friday. According to reports reaching Srinagar, one person namely Ghulam Rasool Wani, aged 50, a resident of Tethar area of Banihal was missing from 12 July, from Tikrri area of […]

Police arrest drug peddler in Ganderbal

Srinagar, Jul 19: Police has continued its action against drug dealings in Ganderbal & arrested one drug peddler at a checkpoint. Contraband substance has been recovered from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Waripora Safapora intercepted and arrested one drug peddler identified as Muhammad Ibrahim Bhat resident of Waripora Safapora. 19 bottles of […]

DPL Handwara gets J&K Bank ATM

Srinagar, Jul 19: Adding one more Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to its network of alternate delivery channels, J&K Bank on Thursday commissioned an ATM in District Police Lines (DPL) complex at Tutigund, Handwara. The Bank’s Zonal Head Kashmir (North), Karanjit Singh inaugurated the ATM jointly with Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) DPL Tutigund, Farooq Ahmad […]

Another batch of 457 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

Budgam, Jul 19: Sixteenth batch of pilgrims consisting of 457 Hujaj Kiram, 247 male and 209 female and an infant left today for Saudi Arabia in three Spice Jet Flights from Srinagar International Airport. The pilgrims were seen off at airport by District Administration Budgam, Hajj Committee Officers/Officials and other concerned.

Secy RDD reviews RDD projects in Kashmir, Ladakh Division

Srinagar, Jul 19: Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda today chaired a meeting to review the progress and implementation of programmes of RDD and Panchayati Raj. The meeting was attended by Director Rural Development, Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar, Director Panchayats, Muhammad Nazir Sheikh, Chief Operating Officer, Himayat, Kapil Sharma, Mission Director, Umeed, […]