India, US To Enhance Renewable Energy Cooperation

Washington – To enhance cooperation in clean energy space, India and the US have decided to establish a working group to discuss financing options for encouraging generation of power through renewable sources. The decision was taken here on Friday at the day-long India-US Energy Dialogue, which was co-chaired by Planning Commission Member B K Chaturvedi […]

Kelkar: Suggestions do not contradict government's pro-poor stand

New Delhi: A day after the Kelkar committee report was made public, the head of the government-appointed panel, Vijay Kelkar, said that the fiscal deficit would be reined in at 5.2 per cent of the GDP if the recommendations of the panel are accepted. Kelkar refuted allegations that the suggestions made by the panel are […]

Growing Up With Cleft Issues

BRENDA MARKHAM My daughter, Kaylee, was born with a cleft lip and palate. Because of that, she has been subjected to more medical visits than some people face in a life time. Last week was her regularly scheduled appointment for “clinic” – a time when she gets to see the entire cleft team in one […]

'Kashmir Grievances Need Speedy Resolution'

Says Kashmir youth will forge India’s future; No problems are ever resolved by violence Srinagar – President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday that people of Kashmir did have “grievances” and these needed “deft handling and speedy resolution”. “I am aware that there are grievances. Many important issues need deft handling and speedy resolution. The Government of […]

Participants Urged To Stand Up To Prez

Srinagar – Participants at the 18th convocation of the Kashmir University on Thursday stood up as a mark of respect for the president, Pranab Mukherjee, and when the national anthem was played at the beginning and on the conclusion of proceedings following a request to do so.   Addressed by Mukherjee, the convocation was held amid tight […]

Strike Calls The Only Option With People: Hurriyat

Nonsense, Meaningless Form Of Protest: NC   Srinagar – Agreeing that the strikes affected the common man, Hurriyat Conference (G) Thursday said they didn’t have any other option to articulate their grievances against India. On the other hand, the ruling National Conference termed strikes as “senseless” and “meaningless” form of protest. Talking to Kashmir Observer, Hurriyat […]

Hina, Mirwaiz Urge Probe in Kashmir Mass Graves

New York – Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday urged the international community to investigate the mass graves in Kashmir. Hina, Mirwaiz and Pak Kashmir President Sardar Yaqoob Khan participated in the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir held during the United Nations General Assembly. The OIC […]

2 Shot Dead on LOC

Jammu – Army soldiers shot dead two infiltrators Thursday while they were trying to sneak into Indian side of Kashmir from the Pakistani side across the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district, an army official said. Troops deployed on the LOC in Krishna Ghati sector, about 250 km from here, “noticed a group of armed infiltrators late Wednesday. […]

Mukherjee takes Dal ride, visits Nishat garden

Srinagar – The President, Pranab Mukherji, who is on a three day visit to the State, visited Nishat garden in the afternoon. He also took a boat ride of Dal Lake. Governor, N. N. Vohra, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah besides top brass of police accompanied the President during the visit. During the boat ride the […]

KU Declares Holiday Today

Srinagar – Apprehending trouble on Friday Kashmir University declared a holiday for the day. However university PRO cited a different reason for the decision. He said the holiday was declared in view of the celebrations of the 18th Annual convocation held today. “The University of Kashmir  will remain closed on 28th September Friday in view of […]

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