NSA to take a call on relief for Khalid Wani’s family: Report

NSA to take a call on relief for Khalid Wani’s family: Report

Srinagar: National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval is likely to take a call on granting ex gratia to the family of the slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani for the killing of his elder brother, Khalid Wani, in 2013, a media report said on Thursday. Doval would meet officials of the Army, the police and other […]

Cold wave continues in Jammu Kashmir

Srinagar: Cold wave continued throughout Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as night temperatures remained below freezing point in the valley and Ladakh region. An official of the MET department told a news agency: “Cold wave is likely to continue during the next 24 hours as weather is expected to remain dry during this period.” “Srinagar […]

Srinagar freezes at minus 5.5

Srinagar: Srinagar witnessed its coldest night at minus 5.5 on Tuesday, a day ahead of 40-day harshest period of winters in Kashmir ‘Chillai Kalan’. The MET department, according to a news agency, said that weather is likely to remain dry with clear night sky during the next 24 hours, indicating a further drop in the […]

History of diplomatic assassinations

History of diplomatic assassinations

Srinagar: While we remember the assassinations of John F Kennedy and M K Gandhi, but the killing of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara on Monday reminds us the fact that diplomats and ambassadors are also frequently targeted. Here are the examples: 1914, Sarajevo: Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The heir to the Austrian throne who was shot and killed by a […]

41 dead in Siberia after drinking toxic bath essence

41 dead in Siberia after drinking toxic bath essence

Srinagar: A Siberian city declared a state of emergency Monday after 41 people seeking cheap alcohol died from drinking bath essence containing methanol, a toxic substance used in anti-freeze, a media report said on Monday. The Russian Investigative Committee has launched a probe into the deaths caused by drinking a liquid labelled as hawthorn-scented bath essence, and […]

HC seeks objections on family’s plea for probe

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday asked the government to file objections to a petition seeking probe into the killing of Sajad Ahmad Malik of Batagund Verinag, an ex-Sarpanch, who was killed on November 30. In her plea before the High Court, wife of the deceased, Shabeena Jan, also sought directions for registration […]

Pakistani airline offers goat sacrifice for safety

Pakistani airline offers goat sacrifice for safety

Srinagar: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) sacrificed a black goat to cast away evil on an ATR-42 plane before it was returned to service, according to newspaper reports on Monday. A photo of PIA staffers sacrificing the goat next to the plane on Sunday went viral on social media, was aired on TV and was published in […]

Militants not involved in bank robberies: HM

Srinagar: Militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujhadeen on Saturday alleged that Indian armed forces and their agents were involved bank robbery incidents in the Valley, media reports said.  Saifullah Khalid, the Deputy Hizb Chief said that militants were risking their lives and everything for sake of freedom and Islam and they can never indulge in such cheap acts, the […]