30 lakh tourists visit Mughal gardens

Srinagar – Thirty lakh people from across the world have visited the Mughal gardens, yielding Rs. 2.59 crore to Floriculture department out of entry fee and other sources.  The department has also earned revenue of Rs. 38.25 lakh exclusively from the Tulip Garden during the current year as against Rs. 32 lakh during the previous […]

Geelani Furious over Govt’s Yatra Road Move

Srinagar – Taking a dig on the construction of a metalled road through north Kashmir forests for pilgrims to the Amarnath cave shrine, chairman, Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday alleged that the move was in violation of local forest laws. Addressing reporters at a press conference at his at his Hyderpora residence, Geelani […]

Kani Shawl- Facing Extinction

The market share percentage of indigenous, hand woven Kashmiri shawls is narrowing. Duplicate shawls made mainly in many parts of Punjab especially Amritsar are openly being tagged and sold as original Kashmiri shawls in big showrooms across the valley and outside. The special Kani shawl weavers, who have been associated with the Kani shawl weaving […]

AI Seeks PSA Repeal, Prisoners’ Release

J-K’s Lawless Law Repeal In State’s Competence: Kumar Srinagar –  Asserting that the Public Safety Act (PSA) in force in Jammu and Kashmir since 1978 was a “lawless law,” a 3-member team of Amnesty International, currently on 8-day visit to Kashmir, Wednesday expressed serious concern over the government’s alleged recalcitrance to repeal the law. The […]

2008 Polls Too Were Rigged: Baig

Kashmiri Leadership As Guilty Of Subverting Democracy In JK As New Delhi Srinagar – Alleging that the ruling National Conference has a history of rigging elections, senior People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former deputy chief minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig Wednesday said that NC was a party of ‘goondas’ who came in power after rigging […]

73rd Amendment Will Not Be Implemented In State: Omar

Srinagar – Ruling out the extension of the 73rd amendment of the Indian Constitution to the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that only some provisions of the amendment would be incorporated into the state’s Panchayati Raj Act. While speaking to media persons on the sidelines of an award giving ceremony at the Kashmir […]

CAPA Slashes Rice Quota, Dispatches

Srinagar –  Belying the government’s much-trumpeted claims of stocks sufficiency, the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department has, in a surprise development,  slashed the monthly rationed rice quota for the valley consumers and limited the number of food grain-laden trucks dispatched from the main godown here for ration depots.  The CAPD minister, Qamar Ali […]

Inflated Power Bills Spark Protests

Srinagar – Hundreds of women took to streets in uptown Maisuma area of the city Wednesday afternoon to protest what they described as inflated power tariff bills and scarcity of essential commodities, including cooking gas and rations.  Eyewitnesses said the protesters appeared in Budshah chowk and burnt tyres to disrupt movement of vehicular traffic along […]

Pak should not violate ceasefire: Omar

Srinagar –  Asking Pakistan to stop violations of border ceasefire, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said Indian army too have guns and can retaliate to escalate the situation. “Pakistan never had good intentions. Pakistani troops have always violated the border ceasefire, which came into effect in November 2003,” Omar told reporters on sidelines of special […]

Attack In Retaliation To Unprovoked Firing By Indian Troops: Pak

Islamabad –  Pakistani military Thursday said its soldiers fired heavy weapons into Uri sector of Kashmir yesterday in retaliation to an “unprovoked attack” on a Pakistan army post by Indian army. Three civilians including a girl had died in Uri sector yesterday when a mortar shell fired by Pakistan army landed on a residential house […]

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