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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

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

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

Patiala MP counters HP CM on riparian laws

Patiala MP counters HP CM on riparian laws

Patiala – Patiala Member Parliament (MP) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi has described the demand by Himachal Pardesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for royalty for river waters from Punjab, as illogical and against the provisions of law. Dr Gandhi in a statement issued here on Thursday while agreeing that Punjab and Himachal Pradesh are co-riparian states in

Rajeev Bindal expected to be next HP Speaker

Former Bharatiya Janata Party Cabinet Minister Rajeev Bindal was on Wednesday named the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker. Once the new MLAs take oath, Bindal has to be elected by the Assembly to be the Speaker, source said. Rajeev Bindal is BJP MLA from Nahan. Bindal was the Health Minister in the previous BJP government in

BJP wins Gujarat 6th straight time, wrests power from Cong in HP

BJP wins Gujarat 6th straight time, wrests power from Cong in HP

BJP wins Gujarat 6th straight time, wrests power from Cong in HP Ahmedabad/Shimla, Dec 18 (PTI) The BJP fought off a strong challenge from Rahul Gandhi-led Congress to win the Gujarat assembly polls for the sixth straight time today, and also wrested power from the Congress in Himachal Pradesh in a sweeping victory.The twin victories

Ministers busy in campaigning, daily work suffers

Ministers busy in campaigning, daily work suffers

Ministers busy in campaigning, daily work suffers. Chandigarh – Works in various departments of the state are suffering as several ministers are busy campaigning for assembly elections in Himachal Pardesh. A large number of files are now pending as without ministers, nobody is authorised to clear these files. People are facing lot of difficulties due

Forecast Flood Warning in Several States Including Punjab

Forecast Flood Warning in the Several States Including Punjab

The Meteorological Department has issued heavy rain warning in several states of the country including Punjab, Haryana and Jammu in the next 24 hours.The districts of Punjab and Haryana may have received scattered rains and many areas of Punjab and Haryana, Himachal, Uttarakhand is likely to receive short spells of rain and thunder showers continuing

Shimla road repair causes inconvenience to tourists

Shimla road repair causes inconvenience to tourists

Shimla road repair causes inconvenience to tourists. Shimla deputy superintendent of police RS Negi says the number of vehicles in town has gone up with more tourists flocking the hill station in the past week. “Road maintenance is on and the tourist rush has added to the problem.” That’s because the summer tourist are coming