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heavy rains, snow expected in next 24 hours: MeT

Intermittent rain lashes Valley today Srinagar, Feb 18 (KNS): Though the Valley received light intermittent rains from this morning, the weather department on Saturday predicted heavy rain or snowfall over the state in next 24 hours. Talking to KNS, the officials in the Meteorological (MeT) department said, “There is possibility of moderate to heavy rain/snowfall at most of the places ... Read More »

Geelani grieved over death of Sikh girl  

  SRINAGAR | FEB 18 (PTK):Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has expressed his shock and grief over the death of young Sikh Girl in a fire incident in Mehjoor Nagar Srinagar. On his direction a high level delegation which was led by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders Raja Mehraj-ud-din and Altaf Ahmad Shah, who were accompanied by Umar Aadil Dar, Rameez Raja, Asif ... Read More »

Horticulture JK’s backbone, has potential to turnaround socio-economic profile: Mehbooba

  Says slew of measures being taken to further incentivize industry, address growers’ concerns 2017 to be observed as ‘Year of Apple’ SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 18: Terming horticulture as the backbone of State’s economy, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today exuded confidence that the sector has the potential to get the socio economic profile of Jammu & Kashmir change for better. She ... Read More »

Kashmir witnesses protests and clashes on strike free Friday

Srinagar, Feb 17, CNS: Clashes and pro-freedom protests were witnessed in different parts of Kashmir Valley including capital city Srinagar on Friday.      Protests and clashes erupted in Nowhatta area of Srinagar city against the Indian Army Chief statement. A rally was carried out shortly after Friday congregational prayers that were led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Mirwaiz while condemning the ... Read More »

Basharat Bukhari resigns from cabinet

  Says CM is best to explain reasons Srinagar: The senior PDP leader, Basharat Bukhari submitted his resignation from the cabinet on Friday, he was assigned for the portfolio of Horticulture today. Bukhari confirms to KNS said, “I have given all the reasons for tendering my resignation to the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and she is best to explain those ... Read More »

Army chief’s warning is politically motivated: Azad

SRINAGAR: Alleging that the army chief’s warning against the people of Jammu and Kashmir is motivated by political interest; Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the center lacks initiative to solve the situation in Kashmir. The Congress on Friday cornered the Centre over the lack of any initiative to solve the situation in Kashmir and alleged that Army Chief General Bipin ... Read More »

Altaf Bukhari is new Education Minister

*Allotment Of Portfolio UPDATE* *Syed Altaf Bukhari Education* *Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari Horticulture* *Dr. Haseeb Drabu Finance Labour & Employment* *Mr. Naeem Akhter Public Works Parliamentary Affairs* *Mr. Abdul Rehman Veeri Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs* Read More »

Afghan officials summoned to GHQ, asked to handover 76 ‘most wanted’ terrorists

DAWN.COM Pakistan on Friday summoned officials of the Afghan embassy to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to lodge protest against the use of Afghan soil by terrorists to carry out attacks in Pakistan. The Afghan officials were handed over a list of 76 “most wanted” terrorists by the Pakistan Army, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor ... Read More »

Pottery fails to mould young gen to live long  

Gen next shows little interest to learn the skill SHEIKH SALEEM Ajar, a village once famous for pottery work here in North Kashmir’s Bandipora District, is now losing its age-old heritage profession of pottery. The last generation of professional potters is now in their sixties. With the younger generation showing little interest in the profession, “pottery is now facing a ... Read More »