Majid Kapra

Andrabi blames Pakistan for ‘poisoning Kashmiri youth with drugs’

Andrabi blames Pakistan for ‘poisoning Kashmiri youth with drugs’

Srinagar: J&K Waqf Board chairperson, Dr Daraksha Andrabi Monday alleged that the neighboring country (Pakistan) has ruined the lives of the young generation in Kashmir by pushing drug consignments through its proxies. Dr. Andrabi said the Union Territory administration is committed to eradicating the drug menace in Kashmir and that an increasing number of drug […]

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Victims of Dal Lake blaze appeal for soft-loans to build their houseboats

Victims of Dal Lake blaze appeal for soft-loans to build their houseboats

Srinagar: People who lost their dwellings and houseboats inside the famed Dal Lake to a devastating blaze last week, Wednesday appealed the administration to help them by way of soft-loans so that they could build new houseboats. Pleading for immediate help, the victims claimed that it is difficult for them to meet with Lieutenant Governor […]

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Afloat on water, 3 tourists die in houseboat blaze in Dal Lake

Afloat on water, 3 tourists die in houseboat blaze in Dal Lake

Several structures destroyed; LG expresses grief at loss of lives  Srinagar: Three tourists from Bangladesh were charred to death in a major nocturnal blaze in a houseboat on the Dal Lake on Saturday, officials here said. The tourists’ bodies were retrieved from the debris of the gutted houseboats near Ghat 9 on the lake, the […]

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Reemergence of wild boars near human habitations worries residents

Reemergence of wild boars near human habitations worries residents

Srinagar: The return of boars, the robust wild counterparts of the pig family, has raised serious concerns among the people residing in parts of north and central Kashmir, particularly those engaged in agricultural activities. Residents living close to Dachigam National Park in Srinagar outskirts have reported seeing a herd of wild boars. However, officials of […]

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CITU protests against privatisation of PSUs, installation of smart meters

CITU protests against privatisation of PSUs, installation of smart meters

Tarigami asks govt to revoke order banning employees’ protests Srinagar: The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) on Monday staged a protest here against the privatisation of electricity, railways, public sector undertakings and the installation of smart meters across Jammu and Kashmir besides the recent order banning protests and strikes by the government employees. During […]

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Two terror associates held in Srinagar, arms recovered: Police

Two terror associates held in Srinagar, arms recovered: Police

Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two associates of Al-Badar, a banned terror outfit in Srinagar, and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. The duo, according to police, was arrested from Shalteng area on the outskirts of Srinagar during the preceding night. The arrest, police said, came following a tip off about […]

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Parents, students welcome change in school timings

Parents, students welcome change in school timings

Srinagar: The government’s decision to change school timings within and outside the Municipal limits of Srinagar is being welcomed by school-going children, and their parents amidst. Welcoming the move, the parents said that given the early morning chill here, it is better that the authorities have changed the timings. “It has brought big relief to […]

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Hosting International Film Festival in Kashmir ‘great honor’: Babbar Subash

Hosting International Film Festival in Kashmir ‘great honor’: Babbar Subash

Srinagar: Veteran Bollywood producer and director, Babbar Subash said on Wednesday that organizing prestigious events like the International Film Festival in Kashmir is a ‘great honor for the Indian film industry’. Extolling the sublime splendor of Kashmir by calling it as a veritable paradise on Earth, the maker of iconic 1980’s Mithun Chakraborty starrer films […]

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PDP protests against Israel’s offensive in Gaza

PDP protests against Israel’s offensive in Gaza

Srinagar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday led a protest by her party against Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and said its consequences can be very grave for the world in the coming times. Chanting slogans in favour of the besieged Palestinian people and against Israel, dozens of PDP leaders and activists led by Mufti […]

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Waqf Board seals 6 shops at Budshah Chowk, unseals after receiving part payment

Waqf Board seals 6 shops at Budshah Chowk, unseals after receiving part payment

Srinagar: Chairperson of Jammu & Kashmir Waqf Board, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi today received the cheques from the shopkeepers whose shops were sealed by Waqf Board yesterday evening. A statement issued by the Waqf Board said that Andrabi along with Waqf officers yesterday late evening sealed seven shops in Auqaf Market Lal Chowk when despite many […]