Kashmir Life (153)

MDM expresses sorrow over the death of Advocate Mateen

Srinagar Muslim Deeni Mahaz  on Tuesday has expressed a deep sorrow over the death of Abdul Mateen 53, the resident of Nathipora village in Dooru area of Islamabad in south Kashmir who breathed his last at SKIMS Soura. In a statement, a spokesperson of the amalgam termed the death of advocate ...

Fire incident at CUK, examinations to be held on time: VC

Srinagar The fire which broke out at the Central University of Kashmir Nowgam Campus-I on Tuesday morning has heavily damaged the electronic equipment and other items in the Department of Convergent Journalism , said the spokesman of varsity. The fire, spokesman said presumably emanated from the ...

DC Srinagar visits injured fireman at SMHS

SRINAGAR Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rashid on Tuesday visited the critically injured fireman Abdul Majid Wani at SMHS Hospital Srinagar. Abdul Majid was critically injured after he fell from the third storey of a building which had caught fire at Koker bazaar Srinagar on Sunday ...

Power supply to remain affected in Srinagar areas on Dec 12 & 13

Srinagar Power supply shall remain affected in Srinagar parts on December 12 & 13 due to some repair works, informed Superintending Engineer EM&RE Circle-II, Srinagar According to the details, in order to execute the works related to the ongoing RAPDRP-B works, areas which receive electricity from ...

Opening of cinemas in Saudi, CM Mehbooba tweets to welcome the decision

Srinagar The Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the lifting of the ban on cinemas by the Saudi government. Terming it as a step towards progressive society, Mehboba took on Twitter to welcome the decision. “I welcome the decision by Saudi Arabia to lift a decade-long ...

CM, DIPR condoles with Dir Information

Srinagar Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condoled with Director Information, Muneer ul Islam over the demise of his elder brother, Abdul Mateen, who passed away Tuesday morning The spokesman said, Mehbooba has prayed for peace to the departed soul and sympathized with the bereaved family. ...

Exam Centre in Kashmir: CM Mehbooba writes to union Health Minister again

Srinagar Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has sought extension of NEET-2018 centres in respect of dental graduates taking the NEET examination. According to the spokesman, CM Mehbooba wrote a letter to union Health & Family Welfare Minister, J P Nadda, in which she said since already some exam centres ...

Kashmir chamber meets J&K Bank Chairman

Srinagar A delegation of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry headed by its President, Javid Ahmad Tenga had a detailed meeting with the Chairman J&K Bank on Tuesday and discussed various issues related to trade. According to chamber spokesman, the issues related to non insured flood victims, ...

Locals asked to avoid avalanche prone areas in Gurez

Srinagar The Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Sajjad Hussain on Tuesday issued weather advisory, in the aftermath of rains and snowfall in the district, which asked locals in Gurez and Tulail areas not to venture in avalanche prone areas till the weather conditions become favourable. The spokesman ...

Jammu: Forest guard exam on Dec 24

Jammu Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr. Mandeep K Bhandari held a meeting with regard to Forest guard examination to be conducted on December 24, 2017 at Jammu division on Tuesday. While addressing the Principals of schools and colleges and various departments, Dr. Mandeep said that a total of ...

Director Information Muneer-Ul-Islam Bereaved

Abdul Mateen 53, resident of Nathipora Village in Dooru area of Islamabad in south Kashmir breathed his last at SKIMS Soura on Tuesday. He was elder brother of Director Information Muneer-ul-Islam. His nimaz-e-janaza will be offered at 6:30 pm in his native village Nathipora  Dooru. A former ...

RBI restricts cash flow to J&K, may impact economy seriously

SRINAGAR: Bank regulator Reserve Bank of India has started reduced supplies of fresh currency notes to J&K which has started impacting the market. It has reduced the ATM networks to manage the cash dispensation routinely and the process could add to the economic tensions that are already visible in ...

Srinagar police cracks whip on lottery sellers

Srinagar Police Station Kothibagh and Maisuma after receiving the constant complaints from the public has arrested four lottery agents who were selling lottery tickets around Lal Chowk area on Monday. Acting on a specific information police has arrested four lottery agents on the spot. The agents ...

Now Ladakh too has 4G internet services

Srinagar India's telecommunications services provider Airtel on Tuesday became the first operator to launch 4G services in the northern frontier Ladakh region.  Customers in 130 towns and villages, including Kargil, Leh, and Dras, will now be able to enjoy affordable high-speed data services and ...

Uri residents resent bad connectivity, protest against telcos

Srinagar People protest in border Uri area on Monday against  cellular companies for not installing adequate number mobile towers in their area. Scores of people from Dardkote, Isham,Uroosa Govalta and Nawa Runda gathered on Srinagar Muzaffarabad road near LOC at red bridge  to halt the traffic ...

CUK's journalism department goes up in flames

Srinagar Fire broke out in journalism department of central university campus of Kashmir on Tuesday. Official reports said that, fire broke out in the main campus of the journalism department, however the cause of fire has not yet known. All the students and staff members have been rescued from ...

Irrigation division lane Tral inhabitants decry low voltage, damaged LT lines

Tral The residents of Irrigation division Lane here in Tral township of Pulwama district appealed Power Development Department to replace the damaged LT lines and replace the overloaded transformer in the area. A delegation of locals said that PDD is putting the lives of residents in jeopardy by not ...

Avalanches kill five soldiers, one porter in north Kashmir

SRINAGAR: As many as six persons, all working for various defence services, are reported missing in three different avalanches that hit various frontiers in the north Kashmir sector in last 24 hours highly placed sources said. So for only one body was recovered ad it belongs to a porter in Gurez. ...

Tourism department celebrates International Mountain Day

Srinagar The department of tourism Kashmir celebrated international mountain day 2017 on Monday in which various films of adventure sports were shown to the participants during the day-long event. The day was celebrated in collaboration with J&K mountaineering, hiking club and Indian ...

NDLI to provide JK students free online access to 1.5cr learning resources

Srinagar The Jammu and kashmir department of libraries and research on Monday rolled out the maiden initiative of linking up with National Digital Libraries of India to provide free worldwide access to the students and academicians in the State to around 1.5 crore downloadable e-books and journals. ...

Mehbooba Mufti continued to listen to deputations till 2 am, longest interaction in decades.

Srinagar Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti disposed of the complaints and demands of the deputations till 1:30 am at Doda on Monday. Mehbooba's spokesman said the camp started at 10:30 am on Sunday and continued till late in the night. The deputations demanded the construction of a footpath and ...

Dr. Farooq, Omar Abdullah condemn killing of bank guards, Handwara housewife

Srinagar National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah on Monday strongly condemned the killing of two security guards accompanying a cash van at kellar in shopian district and express solidarity with the families of the deceased. The NC spokesman said they ...

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed after snowfall and rain

Srinagar Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for the traffic movement on Monday evening due to incessant rains and snow at Patnitop, Ramban and Banihal for the safety of passengers. Passengers are requested to contact traffic control room before leaving for their destinations,' said a traffic ...

CM Mehbooba condemns killing of Bank Guards,Handwara housewife

Srinagar Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday  has condemned the killing of two security guards accompanying a cash van at Kellar in Shopian district.  Mehbooba spokesman said has  described the incident as highly unfortunate in which the officials guarding the public money were killed. She has ...

Accused arrested for misleading police in Srinagar

Srinagar Police has arrested an accused on Monday who has misled police about theft of his scooty in central kashmir srinagar district. Police Spokesman saidPolice station shaheed gunj  has arrested an accused namely Ishtiyaq Ahmad Wani son of Manzoor Ahmad Wani resident of Hadoora Alesteng who has ...

J&K wins 'best state' award in Punjab International Trade Expo, 2017

Srinagar The Jammu and Kashmir state has been declared as the Best State' during Monday's high profile valedictory ceremony of Punjab International Trade Expo PITEX 2017, spokesman said. The award, spokesman said was given by minster department of local government, tourism and culture Punjab ...

Bizarre! 20 rice truckloads meant for Kashmir 'disappears' mid-way

Srinagar At least 20 trucks loaded with rice meant for the Food Corporation of India's Baramulla, PEG, have reportedly been hijacked as they did not reach their scheduled destination, local agency reported. According to reports, 20 trucks loaded with rice left from Punjab  to their destination in ...

Truck lands into Tchunt Koul, nobody knows how

SRINAGAR A tipper truck had landed in the Tchunt Kul near Muniwar last night. Both the driver and the conductor are safe. But police says they have not come to any conclusion about how the truck landed in the erstwhile canal, reduced to a cesspool. Police investigations suggested the truck was ...

CM Mehbooba expresses grief over Chenani road accident

Srinagar Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday has expressed grief over the death of six persons in a road accident on Sunday evening at Chenani in Udhampur district. Mehbooba, spokesman said has conveyed her heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the ...

JK Bank chairman condoles death of bank guards

Srinagar: J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed expressed shock over the killing of security personnel guarding the bank's cash van on way to Keller from Shadimarg. Expressing condolences to the bereaved families, he said, It is very painful news and we at J&K Bank are shocked over the killings of ...

Bank cash delivery van attacked in Shopian. 2 killed

SRINAGAR:: Unknown gunmen attacked a bank cash delivery van in Shopian district on Monday. Two of its guards were injured in the attack. They were evacuated to the hospital where doctors said they were brought dead Details revealed that a vehicle carrying cash was on way from Shadimarg to Kellar ...

Kashmir: Two guards killed after gunmen attack cash van in Shopian

Srinagar Two security guards accompanying a cash van were killed in Kellar area of Shopian in South Kashmir after unknown gunmen attacked the vehicle Monday afternoon. According to reports, gunmen had opened indiscriminate firing on the van at Poju Kellar, injuring two guards critically. The wounded ...

Army porter slips to death in Gurez

Srinagar An army porter was killed after he slipped from road in Kilshay village of Tulail area in Gurez valley on Monday. According to reports, identified as Ghulam Qadir Khan 29, son of Ghulam Rasool Khan, he died on the spot. The slain porter was working with army and was returning to camp for ...

Cop injured in Dec 4 in Kulgam, succumbs in SKIMS

Srinagar A police man who was injured in an accidental fire on December 4 in police station Kulgam succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Sours, Srinagar. According to reports, Fayaz Ahmad Ganai son of Mohammad Abdullah Ganai resident of Laribal Tral and his colleague Zaheer Abbas suffered bullet ...

CM Mehbooba  praises NC founder Late Sheikh Abdullah on his 'administrative Skills'

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday  praised the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the founder of National Conference ,  Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah for  his excellent administrative skills  and hailed his decision of starting his public outreach from this ...

Protests against US decision on Jerusalem continue

SRINAGAR: Protests against the US declaration of Jerusalem continue in Kashmir for the last three days now.On Monday, scores of religious scholars and Imams of various mosques held a symbolic protest at press colony Srinagar. The protesters carried placards and banners seeking revocation of US ...

Zaira Waseem molester arrested

SRINAGAR: After mass protests in virtual world against the molestation of Kashmir actress Zaira Waseem while flying from Delhi, the molester was arrested. The molestation was reported on Saturday night. Soon after the incident, the actor posted a video on the social media platform a little after ...

Kashmir has light snow in higher reaches, rains lash plains

SRINAGAR: The winter has set in finally. Ten days ahead of the Chila-ie-Kalan, the upper reaches in Kashmir Valley has snow as the rains continue in the plains of the valley. Reports said the snow was reported from famous health resorts of Pahalgam and tourist resort of Sonmarg, Gulmarg and ...

Medium intensity earthquake hits Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar A medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.5 on Richter Scale hit Jammu & Kashmir early Monday morning. According to Indian Meteorological Department, the earthquake was felt at around 4:28 am at a depth of 33 km. No loss of life and property has been reported.

Amnesty to 'first time' stone pelters: FIRs withdrawn against 390 youth of Baramulla & Sopore

Srinagar In north Kashmir's district Baramulla, a new beginning' programme was organized at Dak Bungalow in by the administration in which youth who came under the purview of the chief minister's amnesty scheme took part. During the programme, it was announced that 390 youth – 240 from Baramulla ...

Marriage turns into mourning: Five killed, 20 injured after vehicle slips into gorge in Udhampur

Srinagar In a tragic accident, five members of a marriage party were killed and over 20 others injured after their vehicle slipped off the road and plunged into a deep gorge near Chenani on Jammu- Srinagar highway. According to reports, the mini-bus was on its way to Mantali from Kud in Udhampur ...

Implement CM's public outreach commitment in letter and spirit: Chief Secretary To DCs

Srinagar Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Sunday directed all the Deputy Commissioners to implement the commitments in letter and spirit made by Chief Minister during her public outreach across various districts of the state. On the occasion, spokesman he stressed to prepare weekly progress report which ...

JRL sends memorandum to UN secretary general, Malik reads it out

Srinagar Despite heavy restrictions, joint resistance leaders and activists, led by JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik managed to reach Maisuma Lal Chowk and marched towards United Nations observers office at Sonwar. According to the spokesman, police stopped the rally near Budshah Chowk and ...

Healing touch policy guiding force for Govt to protect Human Rights: Abdul Haq

Srinagar Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq Sunday said the concept of human approach and human-centric policies put forth by former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed through Healing Touch Policy' has been the guiding force for the current dispensation to ...

CM Mehbooba in Doda: Announces release of funds, on spot directions to administration

Srinagar On the second leg of her visit to Chenab region, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday convened a public grievances redressal camp in Doda. The demands put forth during the day-long camp included construction of Doda-Kapran road via Dessa to connect the district with Kashmir, installation ...

Civil rights of women trampled by their own families: Justice B A Kirmani

Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commission Member and former Justice Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice , Bashir A Kirmani has said that women face the maximum number of rights violation in their homes only. In the majority of the cases, especially in property rights, the women's ...

Kashmir: Man dies after falling from tree in Lolab

Tahir Bhat Kupwara In a tragic incident, a man fell from deodar tree in Kuligam Lolab area of northern Kashmir's Kupwara district. He got critically injured and was shifted to hospital for treatment where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The deceased has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Kalas ...

Failing to reserve seats for women passengers: Traffic police penalizes 71 drivers

Srinagar Traffic police has fined violators of not reserving seats for women passengers in the buses / mini buses of public transport. According to SSP Traffic, Srinagar, 71 drivers of buses / mini buses have been challaned for not ensuring the occupation of seats reserved for women passengers in ...

Secular fabric of the country being eroded, says Dr. Farooq Abdullah in Karnataka

Srinagar National Conference President and Member of Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that the secular fabric of the country was being eroded by repeated and unabated incidents of violence against minorities in different parts of the country. Addressing a minorities' rally at Tumkur, ...

Dr Drabu launches JK's maiden IT-enabled Constituency Management System

Srinagar In a maiden initiative IT-enabled governance tool, Constituency Management System , was unveiled on Sunday by the Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment Dr Haseeb Drabu. CMS has been developed by Dr K Gressan, Associate Professor, Department of Local Governance, Rajiv Gandhi National ...