Boy planning to join militants was under surveillance: Police

Boy planning to join militants was under surveillance: Police

Police Tuesday claimed to have apprehended in Ganderbal district a boy who was planning  to join the Zakir Musa-led Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. The boy, from Srinagar’s Rainawari area , was “under surveillance as he was in contact with some Pakistani militants on social media sites,” Fayaz Ahmed Lone, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Ganderbal , said. […]

Fire damages equipment, media studio at CUK campus

Fire damages equipment, media studio at CUK campus

Electronic equipment and other items in the department of convergent journalism (DCJ) were damaged in  a fire at the Central University of Kashmir’s (CUK) Nowgam Campus in Srinagar Tuesday. “The fire presumably emanated from the media studio and spread to the adjoining rooms of the department. There was a major damage to the costly equipment […]

Avalanches hit two Army posts in Kashmir, 5 troopers missing

Avalanches hit two Army posts in Kashmir, 5 troopers missing

Five troopers were reported missing after avalanches hit two Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. Two troopers went missing in Kupwara district’s Nowgam sector on Monday evening and three others disappeared on Tuesday morning in Bandipora district’s Gurez sector. “Continuing snowfall in the area is […]

Kashmiri student elected vice president of Aligarh students body

Kashmiri student elected vice president of Aligarh students body

A Kashmiri student has been elected as the vice president of the Aligarh Muslim University students’ union. The  results were declared after midnight. Sajad Subhan Rather, a History PhD student, defeated M.Com student Faisal Nadeem, Rao Faraz Waris from M.Tech, Master of Finance and Control (MFC) student Vikrant Johari and Aijaz Ahmed, PhD. “We will […]

Snow, rain end dry spell; highway closed

Snow, rain end dry spell; highway closed

The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for traffic Monday as rains and snowfall ended a long dry spell in Kashmir. In view of heavy snowfall at some places, the Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for traffic on Monday evening, officials said. The precipitation started on Sunday evening and continued, intermittently at some places,  on Monday. The ski-resort […]

J&K among 11 states asked to attend meet on cow protection

J&K among 11 states asked to attend meet on cow protection

The National Green Tribunal has directed 11 states including Jammu and Kashmir to participate in a meeting to frame a “national policy” to prevent the “rapid decline” in population of indigenous breeds of cows in India. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, […]

Saudi lifts 35-year old ban, first cinemas by March 2018

Saudi lifts 35-year old ban, first cinemas by March 2018

Saudi Arabia has lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas, with commercial movie theaters expected to open as soon as next March. A resolution allowing the Culture Ministry to license commercial cinemas has been passed, and the licensing process started for new theatres. The announcement marks the first time in 35 years that cinema theaters will […]

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