3 Jammu Youth Storm Into JK Assembly

  Breach of Trust, Says Apologetic Sapolia Security Lapse, Contempt of House: MLAs Srinagar – While the raging LPG crisis and the killing of elected village heads have rocked the Legislative Assembly since the start of its current session, three youth from Jammu on Monday disrupted its proceedings by suddenly jumping into the well of […]

Opposition Demands Panchayat Empowerment

NC Distances Itself From GoI Mantris’ Linking P-Polls To Kashmir Srinagar – Amid a heated debate in the assembly on panchayat issues, legislators on Monday strongly urged the government to rise above partisan politics to empower the institution, and asserted that it should not be linked to the Kashmir imbroglio. Speaking on a motion by […]

More than 2300 missing in JK: Omar

Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir Government today said more than 2,300 persons have been declared “missing” in the state even as efforts were on to trace them. “As per the inputs furnished by the concerned District Development Commissioners, 2,305 persons have been declared missing,” Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who also holds the Home portfolio, said […]

2500 SPOs Drafted Since ‘11, 1100 Regularised: Govt

“Proposal Hiking SPOs’ Stipends Awaits GoI Approval” Srinagar – The government on Monday said that it had recruited more than 2500 special police officers (SPOs) across the state in the past two years and regularised the services of another 1100 as constables and followers.  The regularisation of the SPOs had been carried out on the […]

GB Pant Mortality Crosses 800 Mark Thrice Since 2008

Srinagar – Infant deaths at the GB Pant Hospital here have crossed the 800 per annum mark thrice since 2008, government figures cited in the assembly say.  Replying to questions by members, the minister for medical education RS Chib said that incidence of infant mortality at the hospital had been 830 in 2008, 594 in […]

Protests Continue In South Kashmir Over Woman’s Death

Srinagar – Protests continued for the third consecutive day Monday in southern Kashmir after a woman was allegedly beaten to death by police during a search for contraband drugs on Saturday. Protesters again took to roads in Ahlaan Gadool village in Kokernag area demanding punishment for policemen and son-in-law responsible for the death of 65-year-old […]

Pathribal Encounter: Army Asks Dead To Depose, Families Shocked

Srinagar – The Indian Army is under fire for summoning dead persons in the probe into the Pathribal encounter that took place in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir in March 2000. The families of the victims are shocked at what they say is the Army’s callousness. They demand that the trial court be […]

Resolve LPG Crisis Or Face Stir: KCSDS

‘Get Back Power Projects, We Won’t Ask For Subsidies’ Srinagar – Terming the attitude of National Conference-led coalition towards the raging LPG crisis as “highly irresponsible,” Kashmir’s civil society Monday threatened to launch a massive agitation if the government failed to address it within one week.  “If they fail to raise the cap on subsidized […]

Employees, Trade Bodies Protest LPG Cap

Srinagar – Various civil society groups including trade bodies and employees unions demonstrated in the civil lines areas of this capital city on Monday to protest the subsidized LPG cap and curtailment in power supply. Hundreds of activists from Kashmir Traders United Front, Employees Joint Action Committee, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Civil […]

Dynastic Dalliance

Dynastic handshake have a habit of proving far from propitious for Kashmiri protagonists – Jawaharlal Nehru famously offered his hand to Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah and promptly proceeded to throw him into jail; Rajiv Gandhi gave his to Dr. Farooq Abdullah only to follow it up by unceremoniously toppling his government; one cannot say with certainty […]

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