Peace, development of state my priority: Khanday

JAMMU:  Newly appointed Chief Secretary of J&K, Muhammad Iqbal Khanday today said peace, progress and development of the state would be his top priority. He said that he would put every effort for welfare of state’s people and ensuring delivery of justice to the needy. However, he said deciding on policy matters was a prerogative […]

VO books PDD Engineers in Poonch tower case

JAMMU: The State Vigilance Organization (SVO) today registered a case relating to damage of 22 Transmission Towers of 132 KV capacity Rajouri to Draba and Draba to Chandak line. “It has been alleged that 22 Transmission Towers of 132 KV at aforesaid alignment collapsed due to use of substandard material and poor workmanship in assembly […]

J&K seeking coal block to generate 1000 MW thermal power: Omar

Yet another new initiative to address electricity deficit  Jammu, Feb 20:   Jammu and Kashmir is seeking allocation of coal block from Union Ministry of Coal under government dispensation route for setting up of a Pit-Head Thermal Power Plant of 1000 MW capacity to meet the energy needs of the State. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, […]

Delhi Engaged Us Just To Buy Time: Ex-Interlocutor

“Afzal Saga Makes Clear Centre Not Keen To Heal Wounds In JK” SRINAGAR: Lashing out at New Delhi for not being serious on resolving the Kashmir issue, Kashmir interlocutor Prof Radha Kumar on Tuesday said that the “shocking” unwillingness of the government of India to hand over the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru to his […]

2-Day Strike Begins Over Guru’s Mortal Remains

SRINAGAR: Shops remained closed in Srinagar and outlying towns on Wednesday to begin a two-and-a-half-day shutdown called by Syed Ali Shah Geelani to demand the return of the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru who was executed on February 9 in Delhi’s Tihar Jail in the parliament attack case. Public transport stayed off the roads on […]

NC Claims “PDP Role” In Guru Hanging

“Mahbooba Went To Town Only After Omar Opposed Execution” SRINAGAR: Claiming that cases against Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was executed on February 9 in the parliament attack case, were filed during PDP rule, the National Conference on Tuesday asked the opposition party to come clean on its role in his eventual hanging. The NC said […]

Tufail’s Kin Contest SIT “Case Closed” Report

SRINAGAR: The family of Tufail Matoo, whose killing by government forces set off the 2010 summer agitation in the Valley, has challenged the status report by the police in which the Special Investigating Team has marked the case as “untraced and closed.” In a plea to the High Court which had ordered the SIT in […]

Forest Loot Apace Amid Curfew, Hartal

SRINAGAR: Even as the Valley remained locked up by curfew and hartal, timber smugglers have had a field day in the forests of north and south Kashmir, reports said. Sources said that reports of timber smuggling had increased throughout the valley during curfew, but authorities were “acting as mute spectators.” The DFO for the Handwara-Rajwara […]

HR Activist Tries To Hang Self, Demands Guru’s Body

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri human rights activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo on Tuesday tried to hang himself before the media in protest against the centre withholding the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru from his family. The activist’s bid was foiled by the police just when he tightened the rope round his neck at in the Press Enclave here. […]

3 years on, PMGSY fails to update official website

Displays 3 yr old info; retired officials still exist; Chief Engineer unaware SRINAGAR: Official website of Kashmir’s Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) is outdated with the authorities having failed to update the website for last three years. The website providing details, designations and contacts of officials are three years old with the website remaining […]