JK Urges Spain to Lift Negative Advisory

MARDID:- The Jammu and Kashmir government has requested the Government of Spain to lift the negative travel advisory issued to its citizens against visiting the State as the situation here has improved considerably. The request to lift the advisory was made by state Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir during his meeting with Spanish Tourism Officers […]

Counselling Centre Opened at IE Sanat Nagar

SRINAGAR– In order to encourage entrepreneurship and curb levels of unemployment in the State, Minister of State for Industries & Commerce, Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo today inaugurated “Counselling-cum-Facilitation Centre” at Industrial Estate, Sanath Nagar. Director Industries, Kashmir, Mehrajuddin Keenu, Director Handicrafts,  Munshi Muzzafar Hussain, MD SIDCO, Muazzam Bakshi, MD JK Cements, RK Razdan, MD SICOP, AL […]

KHARA hails Kichloo on vacating Hotels from security forces

Srinagar:Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Association (KHARA) has welcomed the statement of Minister of State for Tourism Sajad Ahmad Kichloo on removal of security forces from the hotels in Valley.  Hailing the bold statement of the MoS Tourism, President KHARA Showkat Ahmad Chowdhary said tourism sector badly needs additional hotel accommodation to cater to the growing […]

Coke Ad Depicts Arabs as Terrorists, Belly Dancers

LONDON: Arab-American groups have sharply criticized a Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad depicting an Arab walking through the desert with a camel as being racist. One group has even asked the beverage giant to change it before CBS airs the game on Sunday before an expected audience of more than 100 million American viewers. According to […]

Two killed in US embassy blast in Turkey

ANKARA: An explosion took place near the American embassy in Ankara Friday, Turkish media reported. The bombing, which allegedly took place in front of the embassy’s second door, has killed at least two security guards, NTV television reported, and wounded several. Television footage showed a door blown out and masonry from the wall around it […]

Poles Uprooted In North Kashmir Village; Sarpanch Among 10 Held

SRINAGAR: Several people, including policemen, were injured as clashes broke out in the Rargam area of Sumbal in North Kashmir on Monday over the arrest of a sarpanch. A large number of residents had staged angry demonstrations against the arrest of a local sarpanch who reportedly had threatened to uproot electric poles if the Power […]

Patients Escape From Psychiatric Diseases Hospital

SRINAGAR: At least two patients admitted in the Psychiatric Diseases Hospital here have ‘escaped’ over the past few days due to what insiders describe as pathetic conditions in the Valley’s lone mental health facility. Gulzar Ahmad Dar of Rohpapi Anantnag (MRD number A-04517) fled from the hospital in the dead of the night recently, and […]

Hurriyat (G) Opposes SASB Plan, Says Regulate Yatra Like Gangotri

Shrine Board Should Reverse “Arrogant” Decision: En Rasheed SRINAGAR: A day after the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) announced a 55-day Yatra this year, the Hurriyat (G) on Friday hit out at its “high-handed” schedule and demanded that the annual holy trek in the fragile Kashmir Himalayas be strictly regulated like the Gangotri pilgrimage. The […]

Suicide Attack Outside Pak Mosque, 22 Killed

PESHAWAR: At least 22 people were killed and 40 injured Friday when a suicide bomber triggered a massive explosion that tore through worshippers who poured out of a mosque after Friday prayers in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said media reports. “It was a suicide attack which targeted Shia Muslims but Sunnis also fell victim since […]

Omar Meets Chidambaram

Discusses fund flow, extension of industrial package NEW DELHI – Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Friday had a meeting with Union Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram and discussed matters relating to resource position, Annual Plan, PMRP, Special Plan Assistance (SPA), extension of industrial package to Jammu and Kashmir, Security Related Expenditure (SRE), open market borrowing, flow of […]

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