Avalanche hits LoC post, 3 soldiers missing
Avalanche hits LoC post 3 soldiers missing

Avalanche hits LoC post, 3 soldiers missing: Srinagar, Three soldiers of the Indian Army went missing on Tuesday after an avalanche hit their post on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Bandipora district.“Three army jawans went missing at Mani Post Bagtoor Gurez reportedly due to a snow avalanche,” a police officer said.A rescue

Srinagar gets season's first snowfall Srinagar gets season’s first snowfall

Srinagar gets season’s first snowfall on Tuesday as higher reaches both in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley received moderate snowfall.”Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam also received moderate snowfall,” the Met said. Plains in the Jammu region have been receiving rainfall since Monday morning.”The present weather conditions are likely to continue during Wednesday and Thursday after

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after snowfall, rain Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after snowfall, rain

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after snowfall, rain: Jammu, Moderate snowfall and heavy rains on Tuesday forced the closure of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and the Mughal Road connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, officials said.Traffic department officials said fresh snowfall in Bannihal sector and heavy rains in other parts of the Jammu-Srinagar Highway have led

6 killed in J&K road accident 6 killed in J&K road accident

6 killed in JK road accident: Jammu, Six persons have been killed and 12 injured in a road accident in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.The accident took place late on Sunday evening in Sarori village when the driver of the bus carrying a marriage party lost control over the vehicle and it plunged into

Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 10, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here on Sunday while leading a protest march.Malik, who had gone underground for two days, emerged in uptown Maisuma locality leading a group of protesters and began walking towards the UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in

Separatist seminar on rights violations disallowed in Geelani’s house

Srinagar, Dec 9, Authorities on Saturday disallowed a seminar on human rights organised by Kashmiri separatist leaders in the house of senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar.The joint resistance leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik had organised the seminar at his uptown Hyderpora residence.

Anti-US protests in Kashmir Valley over Jerusalem

Srinagar, Dec 8 (IANS) Anti-US protests were staged in the Kashmir Valley on Friday over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, officials said. Protesters staged a march after the Friday prayers in uptown Maisuma locality of Srinagar and other places including Hasanabad area of the city shouting slogans

Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 8 (PTI) Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar. Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to maintain law and order in view of protests called by separatists against US President Donald Trump’s decision recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Restrictions have been imposed in three police station areas of Srinagar, a police

Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Valley
Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Valley

Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Valley: Srinagar, Dec 7 A moderate intensity earthquake occurred in Kashmir in the wee hours of Thursday. No report of casualty or damage has come from anywhere so far.“A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 4.59 a.m. today,” sources in the disaster management department said on Thursday.“The

Leh records coldest night of season

Srinagar/ Jammu, Dec 6, Leh in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region experienced its coldest night this winter as the minimum temperature there dropped to minus 13.6 degrees Celsius, the MeT office said. Last night was the coldest the frontier town has experienced so far, it said. Leh had witnessed the previous lowest of minus 13.5 degrees

Shiv Sena team detained before hoisting tricolour at Lal Chowk, released

Srinagar, Dec 6, Six activists of the Shiv Sena were detained here today as police thwarted their bid to hoist a tricolour at Lal Chowk, an official said. The Shiv Sena activists arrived at Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) in two vehicles and were taken into preventive custody as soon as they alighted, a police official said.The

Three prisoners escape from Shimla jail

Three prisoners escape from Shimla jail: Three under trial Nepali nationals lodged in Shimla’s Model Central Jail Kanda escaped by jumping the compounding wall in the early hours of Wednesday. Director general of police (DGP) Somesh Goyal told that all barriers have been alerted, and search is underway to nab them. So far, no action has been

J&K Weather Updates : MeT predicts some relief from intense cold in coming days

Director MeT department Sonam Lotus said there was likelihood of light snowfall in upper reaches on December 4 and 5.The people of Kashmir on Saturday had some relief from intense cold conditions as temperatures recorded some increase. Meteorological department officials said because of cloudy skies there has been little increase in minimum temperatures at most of

Gang of thieves busted in JK’s Poonch, 3 held

Jammu, Dec 3, Jammu and Kashmir police today claimed to have busted a gang of thieves in Poonch district with the arrest of three persons and recovery of stolen property worth over Rs 10 lakh.Several cases of theft were reported in and around Surankote in Poonch district over past few months, prompting police to launch a

LeT overground worker arrested

Srinagar, Dec 1 (PTI) LeT overground worker arrested. Police today arrested an overground worker of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit from Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and unearthed two hideouts at his instance.“Acting on a specific information, police arrested Affaq Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Huraira, a resident of Panditpura in Handwara area,” a police

Leh coldest place in Valley

Srinagar, Dec 1 (PTI) Leh coldest place in Valley. Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the state as the mercury settled several degrees below the freezing point there. Most places in the valley also witnessing a decrease in the night temperature. Leh town recorded a low of

J&K CM orders withdrawal of stone-pelting cases against 4,327 youths

Srinagar, Nov 29 (PTI) J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti today ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone-pelting against 4,327 youths.  This follows the recommendation of a high-powered committee headed by Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid which submitted its report to her today, an official spokesman said. “Today’s decision marks the revival of process of

Hearing on hawala dealer Wani’s bail plea deferred

New Delhi, Nov 27: A court here on Monday deferred hearing on the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, accused in a money laundering case. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma deferred the hearing for December 1 as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sought more time to file a reply on the plea.Wani’s counsel

Propagating French language is his religion in Jammu & Kashmir
Love for French language is his religion

Arun Sharma is a teacher, writer, mentor and an aspiring memoirist. Born and raised in Jammu, he has dedicated his life to study, promotion and propagation of French language in the state. Working as a guest faculty of French language at University of Jammu and Central University of Jammu, he has provided an ethical and

Himachal Pradesh roads wail for attention as elections come overhead

Ladbhadol : – On one hand, in different parts of the recently concluded assembly elections, various parties were drumming down the development of Ladbhadol while many link roads of Ladbhadol are such that it is not even possible to walk on foot. The conditions are such that neither the administrative officials are paying attention to