Photo Essay

Capturing Supermoon in Kashmir

Capturing Supermoon in Kashmir

Srinagar: In a number of places throughout the world hopeful supermoon photographers found themselves thwarted by overcast skies. Similarly, the hazy and chilly winter in Kashmir made it difficult to photographers here to capture the supermoon on November 14. However, Kashmir Narrator photojournalist Faisal Khan stepped out in the open during the intervening night of 14 and 15 […]

Board exams begin amid shutdown, tight security

Board exams begin amid shutdown, tight security

Srinagar: Annual examination of class 12th began today in different parts of the Valley amid shutdown called by the pro-freedom leadership and under tight security arrangements by the government forces. “Over 45,000 students are appearing for class 12th exams beginning at 11 a.m. at 484 centres,” Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE), Zahoor Ahmad […]

Baghwanpora teenager succumbs, clashes in Eidgah

Baghwanpora teenager succumbs, clashes in Eidgah

Srinagar: A 16-year-old boy who was injured in a road accident “with an army vehicle” succumbs to his injuries in Sheri-Kashmir-Institute of Medical sciences (SKIMS) today. The teenager, identified as Rizwan Hassan Mir of Baghwanpora, Noorbagh, was “hit by an army vehicle” in Parimpora a week ago, the deceased youth’s family said. “A large number […]

Valley braces for a chilly winter

Valley braces for a chilly winter

Srinagar: Valley is all set to witness season’s first spell of rains and thundershowers, as meteorologists attribute the dip in temperature to Western Disturbance which is now affecting the Western Himalayas, a media report said. “Moving eastwards, the system is presently marked over North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir. It is likely to give scattered snowfall […]

Prof Butt releases his autobiography

Prof Butt releases his autobiography

Srinagar: Former Chairman All Party Hurriyat conference (APHC) and present Muslim Conference (MC) Chairman Prof Abdul Gani Butt today released his autobiography titled Beyond Me at his party headquarters Wazir Bagh in Srinagar. A small function was organised on the occasion which was attended by a cross section of people, a statement issued here said. Prof Butt also […]

Jamia masjid remains besieged on 18th consecutive Friday

Jamia masjid remains besieged on 18th consecutive Friday

  Srinagar: No prayers were offered for 18th consecutive Friday today in Jamia masjid in old Srinagar, as authorities laid siege to the historic Grand mosque since Thursday evening. Heavy deployment of police and para-military forces were in place since Thursday evening in the wake of a ‘chalo’ call made by the pro-freedom camp in their weekly […]

Pepper, tear gas choke Habba Kadal residents

Pepper, tear gas choke Habba Kadal residents

Srinagar: Intense stone-pelting took place in Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar today evening. Police and para-military forces resorted to tear-gas and pepper shelling to restrain the protestors. The entire area was choked by tear-gas and pepper gas, causing “a lot of inconvenience to the elderly” who were heading to prayers in mosques, said a local. The […]