Another ‘Victory’!

The Grand Mufti of Kashmir, Mufti Basheeruddin must be proud man indeed and so would be both factions of the Hurriyat as well as the Dukhtaran-e- Millat Chief, Asiya Andrabi .  And they certainly have reasons to be so, since they have just saved us from a colossal moral catastrophe which had emerged in the […]

J&K All Set to Have First Vigilance Commission

 SRINAGAR: The state government has decided to appoint former Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda as the first Chief Vigilance Commissioner of the state. State Chief Secretary Madhav Lal confirmed that the appointment of Khoda as the first CVC of the state has been approved and ‘necessary orders to this effect will be issued shortly’.  […]

Avalanche Warning Issued for Kashmir Higher Reaches

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir has advised people living in snow bound areas of Gulmarg, Chowkibal and Tangdhar not to venture in steep avalanche prone slopes during the next 24 hours in view of the high danger of avalanches in these areas. Accordingly, medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for next 24 hours for the […]

Hajj-2013: Application Forms Now Available

SRINAGAR: The Hajj Committee of India has notified the schedule for submission of application forms for Hajj-2013. Accordingly, all intending Hajj pilgrims are informed to collect prescribed Hajj application form from the offices of their respective Deputy Commissioners while those of district Srinagar shall obtain the said forms from Hajj House Bemina, Srinagar. The application […]

Musharraf Crossed LoC Before Kargil War

ISLAMABAD:  Controversy surrounding the former president and Kargil refuses to die down, with fresh allegations by a former Pakistan Army official that weeks before hostilities erupted between Indian and Pakistani troops in Kargil, then army chief General Pervez Musharraf spent a night on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC). Col (retd) Ashfaq […]

Ahmadinejad to Meet Mursi, Visit Al Azhar

CAIRO: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due in Cairo on Tuesday for the first visit by an Iranian head of state to Egypt in 34 years in a fresh sign of a thaw in ties between the two countries. Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi will receive Ahmadinejad at the airport and they are expected to hold […]

Cleric Gets 4 Months Jail for Raping & Killing Minor

RIYADH: A prominent Saudi cleric has received a light prison sentence after confessing to beating his 5-year-old daughter to death over concerns about her virginity. Saudi media reports say Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a frequent guest on Islamic television programs, also raped his daughter before being charged with murder in November. Gulf News provided some of the horrifying details: Al Gamdi raped […]

Cabinet Meeting Today

SRINAGAR:  The Jammu and Kashmir state cabinet will meet on Tuesday afternoon at the civil secretariat here under the charimanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. “The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon in which the Governor’s address for the upcoming budget session will be the main issue under discussion”, a senior minister […]

Omar: Ban Incandescent Bulbs

SRINAGAR:  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today advocated ban on incandescent bulbs to save energy and avoid power losses. “Am going to move a proposal in the Cabinet to ban the use of incandescent bulbs in all Government and public buildings. Can’t sustain power losses,” Omar tweeted on micro-blogging site. He said that he would move […]

Capacity Building, Skill Dev Focused Area: Omar

Modernization of ITIs receiving fillip: Viqar  JAMMU– Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday said that capacity building of youth and upgradation of their skills has been flagged as focused area and is receiving due attention to enhance employability of youth to ensure them employment in open job market.             Receiving presentation […]

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