May 26

After days of tension, Kashmir limps back to normal

After two days of official clampdown and separatist called protests, life on Sunday started limping back to normal in the Kashmir valley.Authorities had imposed a clampdown in the Valley after the killing of top militant commander Zakir Musa on Thursday. Curfew-like restrictions, closure of all educational institutions, cancellation of scheduled exams and a virtual Internet

Farooq won, Mehbooba likely to finish third
Farooq won, Mehbooba likely to finish third

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah appeared set to win the Lok Sabha election from Srinagar while former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was trailing at the third spot in Anantnag constituency. As the counting of votes was completed for nearly 65 per cent of the votes in the six Lok

Indumeet starts Drug De-addiction campaign in Kashmir
Indumeet starts Drug De-addiction campaign in Kashmir

Srinagar In an effort to eradicate the use of drugs among the youth of Kashmir , Kashmiri Sikh Community leader Indumeet Singh started  a campaign under which the youth will be taught the side effects of drugs on health. The campaign  started   from the Imamiya Public School Meer Behri Dal, where a day long seminar

Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President
Don’t believe exit polls: J&K Congress President

Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls. Speaking to the media here, Mir said: “Don’t believe these exit polls. Wait for the results on May 23 (when

Indumeet lashes out for neglecting Kashmiri Sikhs, fulfill pending demands
Indumeet lashes out for neglecting Kashmiri Sikhs, fulfill pending demands

Srinagar Kashmiri Sikh Community leader Indumeet Singh on Sunday lashed out at regional and central political parties for neglecting demands of Sikh residents in Kashmir. In a statement Indumeet Singh said that , “Since decades all the political parties neglected the genuine demands of Kashmiri Sikhs which is the reason of silent migration of Sikhs

Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday
Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Early in the day, Modi arrived at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and took a helicopter to Kedarnath. He was wearing a grey attire with a pahari cap and a saffron

Rahul meets Alwar gang rape victim, assures justice
Rahul meets Alwar gang rape victim, assures justice

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the Alwar gang-rape victim, and assured her and the family of justice.Speaking to the media after the meeting in Thanagaazi, Gandhi said that this was an emotional issue for him and not a political one. “The victim will definitely get justice. Strict action will be taken against the

Most educational institutions shut down in J&K
Most educational institutions shut down in J&K

Amid calls of hanging of rapist as students continue to clash with the police, the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday shut down most educational institutions in the valley. Fearing further spurts in violence as the protests took centre-stage after two consecutive rape incidents were reported in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts, colleges in Srinagar

Student protests continue in Kashmir Valley against rape
Student protests continue in Kashmir Valley against rape

Students at many places in the Kashmir Valley took to the streets and clashed with security forces on Tuesday in protest against the rape of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Students of Amar Singh College came out of the campus and fought pitched battles with the security forces here. The students were

Drug free World organizes Anti-drug campaign in Govt. Boys Middle Schools
Drug free World organizes Anti-drug campaign in Govt. Boys Middle Schools

Baramulla In an effort to eradicate the use of drugs among school children, “Foundation for a Drug-Free world” has organised an “Anti- drug Campaign” and distributed booklets among the students of Government Boys middle  School , Waripora Payeen of Nehalpora area of North Kashmir’s District Baramulla . The statement issued by the organising members of

The Hooda factor in LS elections
The Hooda factor in LS elections

Ravinder Singh Malik Chandigarh Even, the party high command and senior leaders also accepted it as he was appointed the chairman of co-ordination committee of 15 members leaving other senior party leaders in a state of disappointment. Along with this, out out 17, Hooda entertains the unflinching support of 13 legislators which clearly indicates his

Turned away from Kullu crematorium, Dalit family allegedly cremates kin in jungle
Turned away from Kullu crematorium, Dalit family allegedly cremates kin in jungle

Shimla April 13 A Dalit family was reportedly compelled to cremate an elderly woman in a jungle after some upper caste people allegedly did not allow them to use the village crematorium in Fozal valley of Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district About 100-year-old woman, resident of Dhara village, died after prolonged illness on Thursday. Her grandson,

2 militants killed in J&K's Shopian gunfight
2 militants killed in J&K’s Shopian gunfight

Shopian gunfight: Two militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. Counter insurgency units of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and special operations group (SOG) of state police took the two down during a search operation in an orchard area in Parguchi village. “Hiding militants

Rush in Himachal temples with onset of Navratri
Rush in Himachal temples with onset of Navratri

Rush in Himachal temples onset Navratri :Tens of thousands of devotees from across the region thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday on the first day of the eight-day-long Navratri festival. The popular temples of Naina Devi in Bilaspur; Chintpurni in Una; Baba Balak Nath in Hamirpur; Brajeshwari Devi, Jwalaji and Chamunda Devi in Kangra;

Dr Veeri condemneds highway restriction, calls for revocation
Dr Veeri condemneds highway restriction, calls for revocation

Srinagar National Conference South Kashmir Zone president and former MLC Dr. Veeri has sharply reacted to the highway closure for two days in a week. Veeri said that the ban not only alienates people of the Valley but also affects the normal life of Students, business community in the South and will have a negative

7 from J&K crack UPSC Civil Services 2018
7 from J&K crack UPSC Civil Services 2018

7 from J&K crack UPSC:Seven aspirants from Jammu and Kashmir have cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service exam-2018.The list of 759 successful candidates made public by the UPSC on Friday included seven names belonging to the Jammu region. Rehana Bashir from Poonch has secured the 187th rank in the merit list. She

108 emergency services handle 10,000 deliveries
108 emergency services handle 10,000 deliveries

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla:The 108-ambulance services have handled and successfully helped in the delivery of 10,000 babies assisted by our Emergency Management Technicians (EMTs) in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal launched the 108-emergency services on Dec 25, 2010 and the milestone is achieved on March 28 this year. This way, one baby was with the assistance EMT every

Schools
Schools, mosques, orphanages kept outside scope of seizure, sealing: Govt

JAMMU : J&K Government Spokesman, Rohit Kansal made it clear that schools, mosques and orphanages have been kept outside the scope of seizures and sealing, In the wake of the ban imposed by the Government of India on Jamaat-e-Islami, J&K. “Action is being taken against offices, assets, properties and other equipment of the banned organisation,”

WhatsApp facilitates quick switch from voice to video call
Video released of suicide bomber killed in Kulgam gunfight

Jaish-e-Muhammad today released a recorded video of a militant, killed on February 24 in Kulgam, telling that he was preparing to carry out another attack in the near future. The 6 minute video of Raqeeb Ahmad Sheikh went viral over social media, less than a week after he was killed in Kulgam district. He talks

Sri Guru Ravidas religious
‘Follow Sri Guru Ravidas Ji’s religious harmony’

DP BUREAU Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed to the people to follow the ideals of equality and religious tolerance, propagated by Sri Guru Ravidas ji, whose Parkash Utsav is being celebrated across the state. The ideologies of the great exponents of the Bhakti movement are extremely relevant in today’s world,