Will Boycott Court Martial: Pathribal Victims’ Kin

SRINAGAR: Relatives of the victims of the Pathribal fake encounter 13 years ago have refused to depose before a court martial in the case, citing insecurity.   “We are exhausted,” Rasheed Khan, the son of one of the five victims, Juma Khan, said. “And we feel insecure.”   “Besides, we have already recorded our statements […]

SHRC Seeks Report On Acid Attack Deterrents

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has sought details from the government on measures taken to prevent acid attacks. In notices to the state police chief and the divisional commissioners of the two provinces, the SHRC has also sought a report on the storing, sale, and distribution of acids in Jammu and Kashmir. Coming […]

Blast Kills Two Kids In Rajouri Village

SRINAGAR: Tragedy struck a remote Rajouri village on Wednesday when two small children were killed in an explosion. Unconfirmed reports said that the blast in the Barhoon village of the Thana Mandi tehsil was caused by a hand-grenade this morning. The victims have been identified as nine-year-old Shezeena Kausar and her seven-year-old brother Khursheed Hussain […]

Man Killed In Mobile Phone Row

SRINAGAR: An elderly Pulwama resident lost his life on Wednesday during a row over a mobile phone, reports said.    Sixty-year-old Ali Muhammad Hajjam was pronounced dead in hospital after he fell down trying to intervene in a heated quarrel between his shop-keeper son and another local resident.  Though no arrests were reported to have […]

40000 Apply for 3500 PG Courses in KU

SRINAGAR:  Twelve students have applied for every seat in the post graduation course in the Kashmir University where the authorities have been facing challenges in terms of enrolment.  We receive nearly 40,000 applications from various aspirants for seeking admission at KU for PG courses,” Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad said.  He said the university has an intake […]

Jethmalani says Modi is ‘100 percent secular’

NEW DELHI: Suspended BJP leader Ram Jethmalani Tuesday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was the best prime ministerial candidate for the party. “Narendra bhai is the best prime minister of the country, nothing has happened to change my mind. Yashwant Singh has supported my view, and I am very happy,” Jethmalani told reporters here. […]

Dual control model of GST not dealer friendly: Rather

BHUWNASWAR- Describing the meeting of Empowered Committee (EC) of State Finance Ministers on proposed GST held at Odihsa, Bhuwnaswar as an important event to finalize the road map with regard to GST regime, aimed at to usher in economic growth and development of the Country, the J&K Minister for Finance, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather has […]

Altaf for tapping state’s vast Wildlife tourism potential

JAMMU:  Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Mian Altaf Ahmad, accompanied by officers of forest department, today visited proposed site for establishment of a Zoo here at Khanpur Nagrota and took stock of the ground work being done to take up the execution of the project. Chief Wildlife Warden, Mr. A.K.Singh, Conservator Forests, Wild Life, […]

Master Plan Of Chaos

Clueless outsiders bewitched by picture-postcard depictions of Kashmir on state government brochures need to be disabused of the fantasies they must certainly weave about a dream holiday in the Paradise On Earth. If Dr. Farooq Abdullah’s enticements by liquor and cinema have not yet heightened expectations of climactic moments in houseboats, or the valley’s supposedly […]

CM Reviews devolution of powers to PRIs in Kashmir Division

SRINAGAR:  Reviewing status of devolution of powers to panchayats in Kashmir Division at a marathon interaction session with officers of 14 departments of whose various functions have been transferred to Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI), Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the process of transaction of powers and laid emphasis on capacity building of […]