Kashmir

WhatsApp users in Kashmir being removed as Internet shutdown...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Jammu:As the Internet blackout in Kashmir crossed 120 days, tens of thousands WhatsApp users who have “auto-exited” are in fear of losing personal data. Hojatul Islam Wal Muslimeen Aga Dr. Syed Mudasir Rizvi  who is seminary scholar and presently perusing Islamic studies in Iran informed his family members living in Srinagar on Wednesday night that all relatives have suddenly “left” the family WhatsApp group. “The data on the group came to a halt on August 5. We used to share pictures...

More than 77,000 youths of Jammu & Kashmir applied for ...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Jammu:More than 77,000 youth have applied for the 5199 posts of Special Police Officers’, the recruitment of which is being held across the Jammu and Kashmir. “Jammu and Kashmir Police, despite its hectic schedule in handling law and order situation in the Union Territory, is conducting recruitment for 5199 posts of Special Police Officers’,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a statement. Stressing that the recruitment offer of Special Police Officers’ (SPOs) by the...

Indian Politician and Lawyer Prof.Bhim Singh extended full s...

( India )

New Delhi:The Indo-Palestine Friendship Society in cooperation with National Panthers Party and other revolutionary organizations held a Solidarity Day with the people of Palestine. Addressing a meeting of lawyers, media persons, ex-servicemen and political workers, Prof.Bhim Singh, Chairman of Indo-Palestine Friendship Society expressed full solidarity and support with the struggling people of Palestine who have been fighting/struggling since 1948 against the United Nations Resolution no.181 which...

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir, Six including 4 Army men died, Na...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar:At least six people died in separate snowfall-related incidents in Kashmir. Two Army jawans were killed in a road accident in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. An Army vehicle met with an accident in Langate area of Kupwara on Wednesday night due to poor visibility caused by heavy snowfall, an Army official said. Also, two army porters and two civilians were dead after being trapped in snow in Kupwara district of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. This...

Untill BJP is in power Kashmir situation will not improve: G...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar:Senior Congress leader & Former Chief Minister of J&K Ghulam Nabi Azad  slammed the BJP-led NDA government’s handling of the Jammu and Kashmir issue saying as long as party in power, the situation would not improve there. Azad, a former Health Minister of India, said even he could visit J-K only with the permission of Supreme Court, recalling his first visit after the Centre scrapped special status to it under Art 370. “This government has internationalised Kashmir issue,...

Seasons first moderate Snowfall received including Gulmarg a...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar:Higher reaches of Kashmir Valley including Gulmarg and Sonamarg tourist resorts received first snowfall of the season on Wednesday while the plains were lashed by heavy rain, bringing down the mercury by more than 10 degrees. “Snowfall was witnessed in higher reaches of Kashmir valley including Gulmarg and Sonamarg in the wee hours today (Wednesday) while the city and other plains were lashed by rainfall,” an official of the MET department said. This was the first snowfall in...

GOI Releases New Map of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh with India...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

New Delhi: Two days after Jammu and Kashmir was officially bifurcated into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, the Union Home Ministry on Saturday released the new political map of the country showing 28 states and nine Union Territories. Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday transitioned from a state into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — nearly three months after Parliament revoked the state’s special status by abrogating Article 370. On the recommendation...

Top cleric Aytollah Sistani warns of civil war outbreak in I...

( Iraq )

Baghdad:Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Syed Ali al-Sistani urged the end of bloodshed in the Arab country, warning of a civil war and chaos after dozens of deaths during the recent wave of protest rallies across Iraq. In a statement Issued on Friday, Grand Ayatollah Syed Ali Al-Sistani expressed regret over the continued clashes between demonstrators and security forces, which have resulted in the deaths and injuries of many people from both sides and damages to public and private properties. “The...

Streets deserted as India formally divided J&K, Ladakh ...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar:Shops and offices were shut in Kashmir on Thursday and the streets largely deserted as central government led by Narendra Modi formally revoked the restive state’s constitutional autonomy and split it into two federal territories. The President’s rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was on Thursday revoked following bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories. The two UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh come into existence on Thursday after the central government...

J&K economy suffers loss of Rs 10,000-crore hit by lock...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar: The shutdown in Kashmir, following the removal of Article 370, has crippled the valley’s economy as the business community has suffered losses amounting to over Rs 10,000 crore in three months, a trade body said here. Sheikh Ashiq, president of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), said while it was difficult to assess the nature of losses as the situation was not normal yet, the business community has received a serious jolt from which it was very difficult to recover. “The...