We Love Kashmiris, Will Make Every Effort To Uphold Their Dignity: Sibal

Says Spl Provisions For JK In New Education Policy Pulwama – Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal today said that private educational institutions in the country will have to play an important role in achieving the target of 30 per cent enrolment in higher education by 2020 at national level. “When I took over […]

Army Allows Ex-Militant, Family To Return

  Poonch – A former militant and his family, including a seven-month-old infant, who were illegally trying to cross LoC from Pakistan-administered Kashmir to avail government’s rehabilitation policy, were Tuesday allowed to return by army after being told that they should follow proper procedure. 30-year old Mohammad Javaid, who had joined LeT outfit 12 years […]

Over Rs 100 Cr Loss In Army Spendings In 2009-11: Defence Audit

New Delhi – An internal audit report of the Defence Ministry has detected a loss of over Rs 100 crore in spendings by six army commanders between 2009 and 2011, prompting Defence Minister A K Antony to order strict checks and balances on expenditure. The army, however, contested the loss of Rs 100 crore in […]

Kasab’s Mercy Plea Rejected

New Delhi – India’s home ministry Tuesday recommended the rejection of the mercy petition of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, lone survivor among the 26/11 attackers, a government source said. The mercy petition made to the president by Kasab, after the Supreme Court Aug 29 upheld his death sentence, has been rejected and the recommendation in […]

Body Of Bandipore Boy Fished Out From Wullar

Srinagar – A pall of gloom descended on Laharwalpora village in north Kashmir’s Bandipore district on Tuesday after the body of teenager was fished out from Wullar lake three days after he was drowned during a group clash.  Nigar Ahmad Dar son of Muhammad Sadiq Dar of Laharwalpora was drowned in the lake after he […]

Police Evicting Rohingya Refugees: Geelani

Srinagar – Expressing deep concern at the police warnings to refugee Rohingya Muslims in Jammu to vacate their dwellings, the chairman of the Hurriyat (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on Tuesday asked the state administration to explain why these oppressed people were being harassed. “This misadventure has been initiated by communal elements in the state […]

Kashmir Issue Needs Political Solution: Omar

Nobra – Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday reiterated the necessity of addressing political issues of Jammu and Kashmir in a political and peaceful atmosphere to usher the State into permanent peace and development. He said that Indo-Pak relations have direct bearing on Jammu and Kashmir adding that the thaw in their relations affects peace and […]

SMC Chief Tours City Areas

Orders Demolition Of Illegal Structures, Suspends 2 Officials City Reporters Srinagar – Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation Dr G.N Qasba along with other officials today toured various downtown areas to take a stock of sanitation and special arrangements for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. According to the SMC Media Relations Officer, Dr Qasba visited various areas including Hazratbal […]

‘Barfi’ Movie Stuns JK Bank Employee, Shows Him as Robber

Peerzada Ashiq Srinagar – Indian Oscar entry film ‘Barfi’ has a Kashmir valley youth bitter and livid. Majid Yousuf Dar (34), a sports manager with the J&K Bank, claims the movie has used his picture without permission and portrayed him in a bad light by showing him as a bank robber, Hindustan Times has reported. […]

Asha Workers Hold Rally, Demand Monthly Salary

Srinagar – Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers working under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) today held a rally under the banner of Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) at Sher-i-Kashmir Park Srinagar. These workers raised a number of demands which include NRHM to be made a permanent Scheme, government employee status for ASHA’s, […]