Police bill will establish Israeli pattern authority: ANC

SRINAGAR: Sharply reacting to the proposed Police Bill, the Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference Tuesday said the move would set the state on course to establish a fascist dictatorship ‘on Israeli pattern’.  “Jammu and Kashmir is already groaning under the oppressive black laws. By adopting the Police Bill on the pattern of draconian Armed […]

Guv reviews arrangements for Yatra 2013

JAMMU: The arrangements being made for Shri Amarnathji Yatra, which is scheduled to begin on 28th June 2013 and conclude on 21st August, 2013, were reviewed here today by Governor N. N. Vohra, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board Navin K. Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer, SASB; Preet Pal Singh, Additional Chief […]

Rs. 55.24 crore utilized in Baramulla District Plan

BARAMULLA: The District Plan review meeting was held here today under the Chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Khawaja.             It was disclosed in the meeting that against the available amount of Rs. 85.72 crore, Rs. 55.24 crore have been expended on various developmental schemes in the […]

Govt Commited to Promote Gojri Language: Altaf

JAMMU: Reaffirming the Government’s resolve to promote Gojri language, the Minister for Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf has said that initiatives taken at Government level will provide budding writers, poets and artists of Gojri language an opportunity to contribute towards the development of this ancient language. The Minister was speaking at the inaugural function of […]

Met PM, Asked for Bodies of Maqbool, Afzal: Omar

JAMMU: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has made a strong push for the return of the body of Afzal Guru to his family by meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with this request. Omar made public today his meeting the Prime Minister a few days ago and his writing a letter to him earlier on February 19, […]

Key Hurriyat (M) Meet Today On Guru Issue

SRINAGAR: The Hurriyat (M) has called an urgent meeting of its executive members on Wednesday to discuss its own stand on the demand for Muhammad Afzal Guru’s body, ahead of the next session of the newly-formed United Consultative Council (UCC). Sources said that the top Hurriyat (M) leadership would draw up its strategy on the […]

Represented Hurriyat (G) At UCC Meet: ML

SRINAGAR: Contradicting a statement by the Hurriyat (G), its constituent, the Muslim League, on Tuesday said that it was present in Monday’s meeting of the United Consultative Council (UCC) in which the newly-formed body announced its campaign to demand the return of Muhammad Afzal Guru’s body. Muslim League general secretary Abdul Ahad Parra said that […]

Police Bill: Govt Says, Further Scrutiny, Debate Inevitable

JAMMU – “The draft Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill, 2013, is a first step towards preparation of the Police Act and it has to go through rigorous process of scrutiny like discussions, debate etc before it becomes a law”, reiterated Principle Secretary Home, Suresh Kumar while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.     […]

Manufactured Outrage, Says Omar

SRINAGAR: Terming the strong reactions from various stake holders to the proposed Police Bill 2013 as ‘manufactured outrage’, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said putting the draft bill in public domain was basically aimed at leading to a ‘better legislation’. “Why this manufactured outrage regarding the draft police bill? It hasn’t passed public scrutiny let […]

NC MP Takes Up Geelani’s Cause

SRINAGAR: National Conference leader and Member of Parliament, Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri who met Hurriyat G leader Syed Ali Geelani on Monday today conveyed the concerns of his family and followers to central government. “Met Health Minister Azad Sahib and Home Minister Shinde Ji and conveyed to them the concerns of family and followers of Geelani […]