Intl river rafting c ’ship to commence on Feb 24

PATNITOP: The Tourism department is going to organize international Rafting Championship at Pul Doda from Feb 24 with participation from across the world.  Minister for Tourism, G.A. Mir, informed this while addressing the valedictory function of Winter Carnival, organized by the State Tourism Department in collaboration with Patnitop Development Authority (PDA),   at Patnitop, on […]

Curbs Save Lives: DGP

SRINAGAR: Defending the use of curfew and restrictions as an “effective” strategy to prevent casualties, the director general of the state police (DGP) Ashok Prasad, on Thursday made an appeal to parents not to allow their children to be misled by unscrupulous elements.  The DGP said that “reasonable restrictions” were likely to be in place […]

Australia offers asylum to 2,500 Hazara families

ISLAMABAD: The Australian government has offered asylum to over 2,500 Hazara families of Baluchistan and urged the United Nations refugee agency in Pakistan to facilitate migration of the community facing sectarian violence, Dawn quoting Australian embassy sources reported on Thursday. Jim O’Callaghan, assistant secretary of the humanitarian branch of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship […]

31 killed in Damascus car bomb blast

DAMASCUS: A car bomb exploded at a security checkpoint near the headquarters of the ruling Ba’ath party in the heart of the Syrian capital on Thursday, leaving smashed cars scattered across a main thoroughfare and killing at least 31 people, according to opposition activist and state media. The bomb attack came amid a string of […]

Internet Ban Cost Us Millions: JK Contractors

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir based civic contractors have claimed that the snapping of the Internet service has cost them contracts worth crores of rupees. Notably, the Internet service were snapped  for 7 days in Kashmir after the execution of 2001 parliament attack convict, Mohammad Afzal Guru on January 09. General Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Central Contractors […]

Kichloo for ensuring purchase preference to SSI

JAMMU: Assuring strict implementation of the guidelines for granting purchase preference to small and micro industries, as a marketing support, the Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, Home, Tourism and R&B, Mr. Sajad Ahmed Kichloo today urged for greater focus on quality control of product adding that there cannot be any compromise in this […]

Steps on anvil to harness agriculture potential of Leh: Mir

JAMMU:- Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today said that steps are being taken to harness the agriculture potential of Leh district of Ladhakh division through introduction of latest agriculture inputs and quality seeds. The Minister said this at a high level meeting convened to review the progress of agriculture sector in the district. Executive […]

Bank Official Embezzles Customers’ Money

‘Case registered, accused arrested, investigation on ‘ SRINAGAR: In a criminal breach of trust, an official of Ellaqai Dehati Bank Khuri Batpora branch in north Kashmir allegedly misappropriated an amount of Rs 8.46 lakh rupees belonging to 31 account holders of the bank. Police has registered the case and arrested bank official allegedly main accused. […]

‘Why Didn’t You Arrest Togadia?’

SRINAGAR: Lashing out at the state government to allowing VHP chief Praveen Togadia to escape law, MLA Langate Er Rashid has accused state government of adopting double standards while dealing with Kashmiris.  While addressing a public meet at Kultoora Langate today he said that the way state government received VHP chief Parveen Togadia at Jammu […]

Big India Devoid Of Ethics Murdered Guru, Says NC MP

SRINAGAR: Describing India as “a big country with no ethical principles,” National Conference MP Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri on Wednesday said that the treatment meted out to Muhammad Afzal Guru “made one lose faith in the country’s democratic set up.” “People say India is a big county but I call it a chicken-hearted country. India breaks […]

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