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Shutdown Hits Normal Life

Srinagar:  Normal life was affected due to a strike call given by Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani against the killing of three Hizb militants in South Kashmir.


No Respite from Fog For Next 24 Hrs

SRINAGAR: There was no respite from chill as more trouble is in store for the people of Kashmir valley who are facing fog, poor visibility and icy cold winds for the past two days. 

A Met department official said, "the visibility which was 100 meters during morning hours in Srinagar, Monday, disrupting air, rail and road traffic, was just 45 meters Tuesday morning." 


RTI revelation: ‘Even dead were awarded relief cheques’

Srinagar:  The information gathered by flood victims of Habak Tengo Pattan in North Kashmir under Right to Information Act (RTI) has raised a question mark over the functioning of Revenue officials in Tehsil Office Pattan.


Lawyers Abstain from Work

SRINAGAR:-The Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association Tuesday said that it abstained from court work in protest against the killing of three militants in village Sirigam Ashmuqam and one in Kupwara forest.


Train Services Suspended in Valley

SRINAGAR:- Rail services were terminated Tuesday between Banihal and Baramulla in view of the prevailing tension in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district.

“Rail services between Banihal (Ramban district of Jammu region) and Baramulla (Kashmir valley) were suspended as a precautionary measure,” sources said.


What India Should Learn From Paris Attacks

Except for the utterly perverted, everyone would condemn the IS as barbaric and the terrorist attack in Paris as dastardly. I certainly do. But should our reflections on Paris be restricted to TV anchors hysterically condemning terrorism one day only to move on next day to lip-smacking stuff about the Mukherjeas?


No Longer a Party With a Difference

This is a party that is duly credited for pulling the political discourse in Kashmir away from the Hurriyat and helping again ‘mainstream’ the politics in the state. But the coalition with BJP is making it tough for PDP to retain its image as a party with a difference.


Mobile phones changing our habits

Modern age is the age of science. Science has bestowed us with many valuable and fruitful things for our different uses. Mobile phones are one of the valuable things science has gifted us. The mobile phones have totally changed our lifestyle besides making our life a comfortable.


Fruit Growers demand 2890 Core compensation for horticulture

Srinagar:  Threatening to launch agitation, Fruit Growers cum Traders Union (FGTCU) Tuesday demanded 2890 Core compensation for horticulture.

Addressing media persons in a local hotel here, FGTCU president Bashir Ahmad Bashir said that devastated floods in September 2014 hit the horticulture industry very badly.


CSCs on FSA, RR of Kishan Ganga meets

JAMMU: Cabinet Sub-Committees (CSCs) constituted to discuss the implementation of Food Safety Act (FSA) in the State and the Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RR) Plan of the Hydro Electric Project on Kishan Ganga in Gurez Tehsil of Bandipora today met under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal   Singh


New plantation drive to rejuvenate degraded forests

JAMMU: Minister for Forests, Ecology & Environment, Bali Bhagat inaugurated one-day workshop on “Climate Change Concerns Adaptation & Mitigation” organized by the Department of Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing in collaboration with University of Jammu (JU) here today.


Asia's largest cattle fair begins in Bihar

PATNA: Asia's largest cattle fair at Sonepur in Bihar began on Monday with a call to adapt the event into a big tourist attraction.

"We have to give a new twist to this unique fair to attract more and more domestic and foreign tourists in the coming years," Anita Devi, Bihar's tourism minister, said at the inauguration.


Paris sees dramatic drop in flight bookings for Christmas

PARIS: The popularity of Paris as a holiday destination has taken a hit after the terror attacks. Bookings for Christmas flights to the French capital have been badly affected, according to travel industry data firm ForwardKeys.


Refurbished Kitab Ghar Thrown Open

SRINAGAR: Minister of Finance, Labour and Employment and Culture Dr Haseeb A Drabu today inaugurated the refurbished Kitab Ghar at M A Road Srinagar.