AFSPA Revocation My Mission: Omar

‘Won’t Allow Vested Interests To Disturb Peace’ Srinagar – Asserting that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was conducive for phased withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, Sunday said he would continue to pursue his mission for the purpose though there could have been more progress on it. […]

LeT Cmdr Among 2 Killed In Sopore Battle

3 Houses Destroyed By Shelling, 3 Forces Men Injured Srinagar – Two militants, including a Lashkar-e-Tayyaba commander were killed in a 24-hour gunbattle in Sopore which also left three residential houses in ruins and three forces personnel, one of them a police officer, injured. The inspector general of police (IGP) for Kashmir claimed a major […]

Curious Miss

Srinagar – Even as the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah, was at pains on Sunday to reiterate his commitment to phased revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act as his “mission,” the official handout about the function on whose sidelines he had said it has skipped its mention. Unless the officials covering […]

‘UPA GovtTo Last Full Term’

  Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah, Sunday said the UPA government at the centre would last its full term and the LokSabha elections would be held as per schedule in 2014. “I am of the belief that parliamentary elections will not be held before 2014,” he told reporters on the sidelines of […]

Omar Ducks Hard Issues With Chopper Stunt: Hurriyat (G)

“Why Silence On Handing Yatra To Pandits, Slashing Duration?” Srinagar – Terming the chief minister’s helicopter offer to Syed Ali Shah Geelani as a political stunt, the Hurriyat (G) on Sunday said that Omar Abdullah had been silent on its demand of dissolving the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board and handing the yatra over to Kashmiri […]

Hurriyats Pay Tributes To Bijbehara Martyrs

Srinagar – Both factions of the Hurriyat Conference have paid tributes to the victims of the Bijbehara massacre on their 19th anniversary, saying that sacrifices of the people of Kashmir would not be allowed to be frittered away. “Irrespective of age and gender, Kashmiris have offered immense sacrifices for their acknowledged and recognised rights, and […]

Azad Exhorts Kashmir To Empower Panchayats

Jammu – Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday exhorted the Jammu and Kashmir government to empower the panchayats elected in June last year and also hold the block development council (BDC) elections soon. “The panches and sarpanches elected in Jammu and Kashmir should enjoy the same powers as their counterparts in the rest of […]

Tourists Throng Valley Despite Off Season

Yousemarg – Tourist destinations like Yousmarg in Jammu and Kashmir are attracting many visitors, despite the current off-season. Yousmarg, which was once considered to be a preferred spot for Bollywood filmmakers, is a small meadow located 50 kilometres from Srinagar. The hill station was once one of the most sought-after tourist destinations, but lost its […]

Kashmir May Also Give More Cylinders

Jammu – Jammu and Kashmir should also given nine subsidised cooking gas cylinders in a year to consumers, a minister said Saturday. The state cabinet has to take a decision in this regard, Consumers Affairs and Public Distribution Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon was quoted by IANS saying. The central government announced last week that a […]

RITES Group To Prepare Plan For Metro Services In JK

Srinagar – While interacting with various youth delegations of city at the party headquarters of National Conference, the party spokesman Tanvir Sadiq Sunday said the RITES Group has been engaged to prepare a comprehensive mobility plan for the introduction of metro services in the twin capitals. “To ensure we provide employment to the locals, to […]

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