Bilawal in Dubai after tiff with Papa Zardari: Report

ISLAMABAD: Differences between President Asif Ali Zardari and his son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have surfaced in the media with a report from Press Trust of India (PTI) claiming that Bilawal has left the country based on a tiff. According to sources, the recently named patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal developed differences with his […]

Sheikh Nimr charged with instigating unrest

RIYADH: A court in Saudi Arabia has charged prominent cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr with “instigating unrest” and “seeking foreign meddling” in the kingdom. Sheikh Nimr appeared in court on Tuesday, nearly eight months after he was arrested for criticizing the ruling Al Saud family and demanding the release of political prisoners, AFP news agency quoted […]

Rights groups fear for hunger strikers in Bahrain

MANAMA — A rights group says two imprisoned pro-democracy activists on hunger strike to protest their detention in crisis-hit Bahrain have started refusing water. Freedom House said in a statement Tuesday that it is “deeply concerned” for Zainab al-Khawaja and her father Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who started a hunger strike March 17 to protest. They went […]

UCFI Launches 1st J&K T20 Championship

SRINAGAR: United Cricket Federation of India (UCFI) with the motive to hunt cricketing talent from each block, tehsil and districts of J&K state launched 1st J&K T20 Championship 2013 to provide them a platform where they can show their talent at various National and International level, a press statement said today. It said that UCFI […]

Army Has Vested Interests in AFSPA: Kamal

SRINAGAR National Conference Additional General Secretary, Dr Shiekh Mutafa Kamal Tuesday claimed that Army deployed in Jammu and Kashmir was misusing Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and want continuation of this draconian act by hook or crook.  “Once this Act will be revoked they will face the music. All the ‘killer’ Army officers will […]

4000 Surrendered in last 23 Years: Omar

JAMMU: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that 4,081 militants have surrendered in Jammu and Kashmir during past more than two decades.  “Since 1990 upto February 28, 2013, 4081 terrorists have surrendered in the state of Jammu and Kashmir”, the CM said in a written reply to the question of PDP member Nizam-ud-din Bhat in […]

Vohra, Omar extend Holi Greetings

JAMMU: Governor  N. N. Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and others greeted the people on Holi, and hoped that the festival of colours would be a harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State. In his message of felicitations, the Governor observed that festivals are an important component of our rich cultural heritage which […]

Cabinet Approves Promotions

JAMMU: The state Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah approved promotion of Special Scale KAS officers, Mohammad Yusuf Dar, Saleem Mohammad, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Bashrat Saleem, Mehraj-ud-Din Kenu and Gulzar Ahmad Qureshi in the Super Time Scale of Jammu and Kashmir Service w.e. f 12.03.2013. Cabinet also approved […]

Hurriyat (M) asks people to follow MMM programmes

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) led Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has appealed people to follow the Muthaida Majlis-e-Mashrawat programmes in letter and spirit “as the very existence of this committee was significant to bring unanimity in the approach and thinking among the pro-freedom groups fighting for the common cause”. In a statement issued here, the conglomerate said […]

Probe sought in wrongs in PHE, Irrigation, F&C Deptts

Sham smells rat, Rana demands probe by House Committee JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on Tuesday witnessed a piquant situation with ruling allies differing over probe by a House Committee into the alleged bungling in the Public Health Engineering besides Irrigation and Flood Control Departments. The situation arose when Minister for PHE and Irrigation, […]

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