Today's Paper Archive Classifieds Subscriptions RSS Feeds Site Map ePaper Mobile Apps Social
SEARCH

Cosmic ray rumours send panic waves in Kashmir

PTI
Share  ·   print   ·  

The rumour had it that cosmic rays from Mars had entered Earth

Doing the rounds:People all around the world are receiving false messages attributed to international agencies.Photo: AP
Doing the rounds:People all around the world are receiving false messages attributed to international agencies.Photo: AP

Panic gripped residents of Kashmir Valley on Tuesday following rumours that Cosmic rays from Mars had entered earth which can lead to harmful effects on mobile users.

As soon as the rumours started doing rounds of the Valley late Tueday, people made frantic calls to media houses to check the authenticity of the reports which they claimed were attributed to international agencies.

Instead of switching off the mobile phones — as advised by the rumour mongers, the call traffic increased manifold till late hours, an official of the BSNL said.

Divisional Administration of Kashmir clarified that there was no truth in the reports and people need not panic.

There are reports that people all around the world are receiving false messages attributed to international agencies that Cosmic rays are entering Earth from Mars and have asked people to switch off their mobile phones at night, an official of the Divisional Administration said in a statement.PTI


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in IN SCHOOL

Shikhar DhawanPHOTO: PTI/BCCI

Fielding and batting failure cost us the match: Dhawan

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday put the blame for their crushing 72-run defeat against Kings XI Punjab on their fie... »