J&K Tragedy: 5 Killed in Separate Road Accidents Across Samba, Poonch, Ramban

J&K Tragedy: 5 Killed in Separate Road Accidents Across Samba, Poonch, Ramban

Five people were killed in four separate road accidents in Samba, Poonch and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. Two sadhus, Bhim Giri, 55, and Suresh Kumar, 52, both residents of Narwal bypass, were killed when their two-wheeler was hit by a truck coming from the wrong side on a bridge in Samba along the Jammu-Pathankot highway, they said. The accident took place around 10 am when the two were headed towards Pathankot. The driver of the truck, which way on its way to Jammu, fled the…

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Wings Up for Hajj! 320 Pilgrims to Take Off from Srinagar on Holy Journey from May 9th

Wings Up for Hajj! 320 Pilgrims to Take Off from Srinagar on Holy Journey from May 9th

Srinagar: A total of 7008 Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir will be embarking on the holy journey to Mecca and Madina this year, with first flight scheduled to leave Srinagar International Airport on May 09, officials said. Executive officer of the J&K Haj Committee, Dr Shujhat Quershi, while speaking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reiterated the committee’s dedication to ensuring a seamless experience for the pilgrims, affirming the exhaustive arrangements to facilitate the holy journey for pilgrims. He said that a total of 7008 Hajj pilgrims will…

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Tragedy on Kashmir Roads: Soldier Killed, Eight Injured in Vehicle Crash

Tragedy on Kashmir Roads: Soldier Killed, Eight Injured in Vehicle Crash

An Armyman was killed and eight others were injured on Saturday when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell in a gorge in Anantnag, officials said. The accident occurred in the Verinag area of the south Kashmir district. Nine army personnel were injured and rushed to the hospital, they said. Of the nine injured, one jawan succumbed to his injuries, they said. According to the official, an Army vehicle of 19 Rashtriya Rifles went out of the driver’s control at Batagund village in Verinag area of Anantnag district and…

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Unrelenting Rains & Fresh Snowfall Prompt School Closures in Kashmir

Unrelenting Rains & Fresh Snowfall Prompt School Closures in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (April 29, 2024): In response to relentless downpours and fresh snowfall in the upper reaches of Kashmir, the divisional administration has ordered the closure of all schools across the valley tomorrow, April 30th. This precautionary measure prioritizes the safety of students and staff amidst rising water levels in rivers and streams. Heavy Rain Batters Valley, Snow Blankets Upper Reaches Since Sunday evening, incessant rain has pummeled various districts within the Kashmir Valley. While the administration assures residents that water levels remain below the danger mark, the…

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Emergency! Landslide Triggers Road Cave-in near Ramban, Traffic Disrupted

Emergency! Landslide Triggers Road Cave-in near Ramban, Traffic Disrupted

500-m link road damaged by landslide in Ramban district, causing traffic halt and power supply disruption. Residents evacuated to safety. Ramban: A 500-m stretch of a link road was on Thursday damaged after a landslide in Ramban district around. The incident, which took place around 7.45 pm near Pernote village, also resulted in several electricity poles being uprooted. The movement of traffic was stopped and residents of Pernote were rushed to safety. Ramban deputy magistrate Baseer-up-Haq Chaudhary took to ‘X’ to relay the information. “Massive subsidence/sinking at km 5 on Ramban-Gool…

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Hazratbal Imam Relieved of Duties Amid Conversion Controversy

Hazratbal Imam Relieved of Duties Amid Conversion Controversy

Srinagar: In the aftermath of an FIR registered over an alleged forced conversion incident, the Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board has taken swift action, relieving the cleric of Hazratbal shrine from his duties and initiating an enquiry to probe his role. The controversy unfolded on Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of Ramazan, when a video surfaced showing a non-local purportedly converting to Islam and reciting Kalima at Srinagar’s revered Hazratbal shrine. The incident quickly caught the attention of authorities, leading to the filing of an FIR at Nigeen police station against…

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Eid Joy Fills Kashmir Valley as Shawaal Moon Sighted! Grand Mufti Announces Celebrations Tomorrow

Eid Joy Fills Kashmir Valley as Shawaal Moon Sighted! Grand Mufti Announces Celebrations Tomorrow

Srinagar, April 9th, 2024: A wave of jubilation washed over the Kashmir Valley today as Grand Mufti, Nasir ul Islam, announced the sighting of the Shawaal moon. This joyous news signifies the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan and the dawn of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, which will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th, 2024. The Grand Mufti’s confirmation came after receiving reports of credible crescent moon sightings across various parts of Jammu and Kashmir. “Consultations with a dedicated committee, including prominent figures like Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Moulana Rehmatullah Qasimi,…

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Mehbooba Mufti Extends Olive Branch: ‘Kashmiris Want Pandits Back in Valley’

Mehbooba Mufti Extends Olive Branch: 'Kashmiris Want Pandits Back in Valley'

Accuses BJP of using Kashmiri Pandits’ pain as ‘weapon’ to garner votes across India The BJP has used the Kashmiri Pandit community’s pain and suffering as a “weapon” to garner votes across the country, People’s Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti alleged on Tuesday. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president was speaking after visiting the residence of Roshan Lal, a Kashmiri Pandit and a photojournalist who died last month, in the city’s Abi Guzar area. “The BJP has not only used the Kashmiri Pandits as a vote bank but as a…

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Mirwaiz Placed Under House Arrest on Jumat-ul-Vida; Jamia Closed: Anjuman Auqaf Reports

Mirwaiz Placed Under House Arrest on Jumat-ul-Vida; Jamia Closed: Anjuman Auqaf Reports

Srinagar: Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been put under house arrest by the authorities on Friday, Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid said in a statement. Additionally, authorities have closed the historic Jamia Masjid, a significant religious center, on this last Friday of Ramadan. The actions, implemented by the administration, have been confirmed by Anjuman Auqaf. Mirwaiz was released from house detention in September last year, more than four years after he was placed under house arrest in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 by GoI in August 2019. The…

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Eight-Year-Old Girl Tragically Mauled by Stray Dogs in Kashmir

Eight-Year-Old Girl Tragically Mauled by Stray Dogs in Kashmir

Tragedy Strikes South Kashmir: Eight-Year-Old Girl Succumbs to Stray Dog Attack Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: A young life was tragically cut short in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, when eight-year-old Arshima, daughter of Gh Nabi Wani from the Waghama area of Bijbehara, was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs. According to local officials, Arshima was playing near her home in Waghama village when she was attacked by the stray dogs. The severity of her injuries necessitated immediate medical attention, and she was rushed to a nearby hospital. However,…

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