Kargil War controversy: Musharraf hits back at Aziz

LAHORE: Describing former Pakistan chief of army staff Lt. Gen. (retired) Shahid Aziz as an imbalanced personality who has indulged in uncalled for character assassination, former president and army chief General (retired) Pervez Musharraf, justifying the 1999 Kargil War, said there was absolutely no need to inform everyone about the operation. Rejecting the suggestion that […]

Yatra Extended To 55 Days, Room For 8 Lakh Pilgrims

SRINAGAR: Apparently succumbing to sangh parivar pressure, the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) has reverted the Amarnath Yatra virtually back to its unconscionably-extended duration, announcing that it would be held for 55 days this year, with a provision of a gargantuan 8,25,000 pilgrims. In almost a word-for-word capitulation to the BJP (which, incidentally, had demanded […]

JK Crime Rate In Upward Swing

Rape, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Attempted Murder Rising   SRINAGAR: In a disturbing picture of the state of society, latest police figures show 24, 608 criminal cases registered in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012, with an increased incidence in reported rape, sexual harassment, attempted murder and kidnapping. According to Crime Branch data, 104 more criminal […]

Omar Meets PM, Seeks Security, Fund for Sarpanchs

Asks for 1000 crore assistance for Baglihar II SRINAGAR:   Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and briefed him about the prevailing situation in the state. He also sought assistance in providing security and honorarium to newly-elected Panchs and sarpanchs, an official spokesman said. The 42-year-old chief minister also […]

Sonia Satisfaction With Coalition

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday morning had a meeting with UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi here in which various matters concerning development and polity of Jammu and Kashmir were discussed in detail. The President All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the Working President J&K National Conference (JKNC) talked about the functioning and status of […]

Over 18,000 Posts Vacant In Edu Dept: Minister

SRINAGAR: Admitting that several employees had got entry into the Education Department through the “back door,” minister for school education and deputy chief minister Tara Chand on Thursday said that over 18,000 posts were vacant in the bureau. He said that committee has been set up to ascertain facts with regard to illegal appointments. “Fake […]

Police Probes Death Of 2 Rajouri Kids In Blast

SRINAGAR: Even as the police began investigating the tragedy, the two kids killed in a blast in a remote Rajouri village last morning were laid to rest amid heart-rending scenes on Thursday. Expressing deep grief over the deaths, the chief minister has announced relief of Rs 2 lakh and one government job to the next-of-kin […]

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