Two dead as car falls into gorge in Kullu, H.P


Two persons were killed as their pick-up vehicle fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district, police said on Thursday.The accident took place at Ghiyagi on Wednesday evening, Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said.The deceased have been identified as Ram Chander (21) of Sehli village and Jagdish (23) of Bagipul village.

US-based Kashmiri doctors to launch critical care ambulance service in Valley

Alarmed by the number of road accident deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, a group of US based Kashmiri doctors is all set to provide fully equipped critical care ambulances.”In the absence of emergency service in the ambulances, the US-based group of Kashmiri doctors have launched a programme to provide fully-equipped ambulances with paramedics and junior

Six soldiers, civilian killed in Himachal building collapse

Six soldiers and a civilian were killed and 35 rescued after a four-storey building collapsed due to rain at Kumarhatti town of Himachal Pradesh, rescuers said on Monday.It is believed that six-eight people are still tapped in the debris.While 23 soldiers and 12 civilians were pulled out from the rubbles, the rescue operation by the

For ‘monetary consideration,’ top officials granted bulk gun licences in J&K

After a series of raids in Jammu and adjoining districts on Tuesday, the sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation are close to laying their hands on the biggest gun-running racket emerging from India’s terror-stricken state. The racket unravels a deep-rooted nexus between bureaucrats and arms dealers in Jammu and Kashmir, and further connects with the

Cross-border infiltration in J&K down by 43%

Net cross-border infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced to 43 per cent in the first half of 2019 while the barbed wire fencing along the India-Pakistan border will be completed by March 2020, the Parliament was told on Tuesday. The government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance towards cross-border infiltration, Minister of State

We welcome Amarnath Yatris with open hearts as always : Says Indumeet

Srinagar Social-political activities Indumeet Singh lashed out at the central government over highway ban, saying that center should find the one-time solution to end up all Kashmiris at once rather harassing us (Kashmiri’s) over and over again. Turning it center sponsored ‘Gunda Gardi’, Indumeet Singh said, highway ban is affecting Kashmir’s tourism sector which is

Highway and train restrictions are provocation to people : JKPM

Jammu & Kashmir People’s Movement has reiterated its demand to revoke the restrictions on civilian movement on Qazigund-Nashri highway which is causing tremendous difficulties to ordinary people. Adding to the miseries of the people, now there are restrictions on travel by trains as well. JKPM General Secretary Shehla Rashid has termed these restrictions as a

Illegal drugs have ruined the lives of Kashmiri people, says Indumeet

Srinagar On the Doctors day , Socio Political leader of Kashmir Indumeet Singh on Monday appealed to the Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) to take steps against the illegal drugs which are available and selling in huge quantity here in Kashmir. In a statement Indumeet said, “These illegal drugs are available in huge quantities in

‘Dangal’ girl Zaira quits Bollywood over ‘damaged peace, imaan’

Zaira Wasim, the Kashmiri girl who became famous overnight after her superb debut in Aamir Khan’s Bollywood blockbuster “Dangal” on Sunday said she has decided to say goodbye to her film career as “relationship with my religion threatened”. In a detailed post on her Facebook page the 18-year-old cited religious reasons for her decision to

BJP to launch mass contact campaign on Article 370
Amit Shah on two-day J&K visit from June 26

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26, the sources said. Earlier, Shah was scheduled to visit the Valley for a day on June 30. “The visit has been advanced due to the home minister’s busy schedule connected with the Union Budget. The Home Minister will chair

Government takes steps to ensure power supply in Srinagar and Jammu

The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the award of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distribution Management System (DMS) under R-APDRP Scheme for Jammu and Srinagar cities to M/S G.E T&D India Limited at a cost of Rs.173 crore. An official statement said today,

Security forces have crippled Kashmir militancy: J&K Governor

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Wednesday that the security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in Kashmir and whatever is still left of it would be wiped out soon.Speaking to media on the sidelines of an event in here, Malik said: “Security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in

4 soldiers lost in one day, as key Pulwama attack man killed

The Indian Army on Tuesday killed yet another militant linked to the Pulwama attack that took away the lives of 40 CRPF troopers earlier this year. Despite losing 4 soldiers in past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army was successful in killing the Jaish man whose car was used in the February 14

JKPM demands permanent NTA exam centres in Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir People’s Movement has invoked various central and state government authorities, demanding “urgent relocation” of NET examination centres to the preferred centres of aspirants. JKPM General Secretary Shehla Rashid has written to various authorities, including Prime Minister’s Office, National Testing Agency, Governor’s Office, etc. on behalf of hundreds of aspirants who are demanding

Three militants killed in Pulwama gunfight

Three militants have been killed in an overnight gunfight between security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police sources said.While one of the militants was killed on Thursday, two others were brought down after the encounter resumed at dawn.  Their bodies along with a large cache of weapons were recovered

Clashes between protesters, security forces after Eid prayers : Kashmir

Clashes between protesters and security forces broke out after Eid prayers in some parts of Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. There were no reports of anyone getting hurt, they said. Protesters pelted stones on security personnel in some parts of the old city after Eid prayers. Similar incidents were reported in Sopore in north Kashmir

Eid shopping fever grips Kashmiri’s ahead of festival

Eid shopping reached a feverish pitch in Srinagar city and other towns of the Kashmir Valley on Monday as shoppers thronged markets, literally choking most of the traffic arteries in the old city.In a land plagued by violence for over 30 years, Eid is one festival during which Kashmiri’s tend to forget the pain and

Search on for 8 missing climbers in Nanda Devi

A search is underway for seven climbers — four Britons, two Americans and an Australian — and their Indian liaison officer, who went missing a week ago during an expedition to the Nanda Devi peak in Uttarakhand, CNN reported on Sunday citing local authorities.The group was attempting to scale Nanda Devi East, one of the

Gunfight breaks out in Shopian village

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Dragad Sugan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday wee hours. As per sources , a joint team army’s 44 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search at Dragad Sugan area during pre-dawn hours today. A police officer told us that cordon

State to have Disaster Response Force

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla Himachal Pradesh will establish State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), on analogy of National Disaster Response Force to generate a prompt and efficient response at the time of disasters. This was revealed by Chief Secretary BK Agarwal while chairing the 9th meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) held here last evening. He said