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Rajiv Gandhi’s query helped ‘fade away’ UK Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir: Report

Rajiv Gandhi’s query helped ‘fade away’ UK Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir: Report

Srinagar: A ‘Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir’ in London was made to “fade away” after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi raised concern over its formation during the April 1985 visit to New Delhi of his British counterpart, Margaret Thatcher. Classified documents released by National Archives on Friday demonstrate the tenuous nature of such ‘committees’ formed by UK-based […]

DC Srinagar cautions people against playing, walking on frozen parts of Dal lake

DC Srinagar cautions people against playing, walking on frozen parts of Dal lake

Srinagar:The deputy commissioner Srinagar Syed Abid Rasheed Shah Saturday cautioned people against walking or playing on the frozen parts of Dal Lake. Shah requested the people to desist from such actions. “It is dangerous and potentially life-threatening.” Kashmir valley reels under a cold wave since the beginning of Chillai e Kalan, the harshest forty days […]

Six civilians injured in clashes in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar:Six civilians have suffered injuries during clashes with government forces in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama village. The clashes erupted in Hanjan village of Rajpora belt during the gunfight and continued by the time this report was being filed. Sources said that among the six injured, one civilian has suffered bullet injury in his hand, three others […]

Clashes rock Pulwama parts as forces kill four militants

Srinagar: Intense clashes erupted in Hanjan village of Rajpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Saturday during and after the gunfight that led to the killing of four militants. Reports said that youth took to streets and pelted government forces with stones near the gunfight site to disrupt the operation. The forces fired teargas smoke shells and […]

Cold wave holds grip in Kashmir; Drass freezes at minus 21.1, Srinagar shivers at minus 7.2

Cold wave holds grip in Kashmir; Drass freezes at minus 21.1, Srinagar shivers at minus 7.2

Srinagar: Severe cold wave continued unabated in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh on Saturday with the capital city Srinagar shivering at minus 7.2 degree Celsius. At minus 21.1 degree Celsius, Drass recorded the night’s lowest temperature, and the town was coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, MeT officials said. It said that Pahalgam recorded temperature at minus […]

Midnight low intensity bomb blast rocks bus stand in Jammu

Midnight low intensity bomb blast rocks bus stand in Jammu

Srinagar: A bomb blast ripped through a bus stand in Jammu  Friday night. The explosion, a low-intensity grenade blast, occurred sometime after midnight, police officials said. Reports said that the preliminary investigation revealed that the bomb was placed close to a load carrier which suffered damage. No casualties or injuries have been reported. Security has been […]

Rajnath’s statement in LS ends speculations that Assembly polls will be held after general elections: Omar

Rajnath’s statement in LS ends speculations that Assembly polls will be held after general elections: Omar

Srinagar: Reacting to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement that the centre was ready to hold Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah said this should put to rest the motivated speculation that elections in the state will happen only after the general elections. “An important assurance on the […]

BSF recovers heroin worth Rs 15 cr on Indo-Pak border in Jammu’s Akhnoor

BSF recovers heroin worth Rs 15 cr on Indo-Pak border in Jammu’s Akhnoor

Jammu: Paramilitary BSF on Friday recovered heroin worth Rs 15 crores on Indo-Pak international border in Akhnoor sector here. “On specific information of Border Security Force’s G-branch, a joint BSF-Army this morning carried out a search operation in the area ahead of border fence in Akhnoor Sector of International Border,” official sources here said. They […]