Major Fire In Secretariat Complex, Record Destroyed

Srinagar: A fire broke out in the Civil Secretariat annexe Thursday morning, possibly destroying the record housed in the state government headquarters. The two-storey wooden structure adjacent to the main building of the Civil Secretariat went up in flames at around 9 am, fire spreading to the record room of the Civil Secretariat. The gutted […]

Murder Charges against Dutchman in Sarah Case

Srinagar: A local court here on Thursday framed murder charges against a Dutchman, accused of killing an English woman Sarah Elizabeth Groves here in April this year. Principal Sessions Judge Srinagar Muhammad Shafi Khan framed the charge after the Dutchman pleaded not guilty.  Last month, English version of chargesheet was provided to the accused after […]

Kamal Tells Congress: Accession with India Conditional

Srinagar: A day after Congress spokesperson, Renuka Chowdhary, dismissed suggestions that Congress was compromising on the national interest because of coalition compulsions in J&K, senior NC leader, Mustafa Kamal, hit back at Congress saying Delhi can’t keep Kashmir by force always. “One lakh people in Kashmir have died for dignity. New Delhi should understand that […]

Beg: Has Ratanpuri Turned A Separatist?

Srinagar: A day after NC parliamentarian, G N Ratanpuri, described proponents of Autonomy as leeches and parasites, his fellow MP and partyman, Dr. Mehboob Beg, Thursday asked him to clarify his stand. “How this statement did come out of blue? There must be something behind it. Has he turned a separatist?” asked Beg, “He must […]

Anomalous Child Sex Ratio Worrisome: Omar

Srinagar: With recent census indicating drastic anomaly in child sex ratio, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday termed as worrisome the female foeticide in Jammu and Kashmir and called for need to stop the trend.   Speaking at a function hosted by Madar-e-Meherban Education Institution at Gulab Bagh, the Chief Minister said the practice was […]

Govt Bans Sale of Tobacco Products near Hospitals, Schools

SRINAGAR: The State government Thursday banned the sale of cigarettes and all other tobacco products within hundred yards of all the hospital premises in Srinagar. The ban has been put in place by District Magistrate, Srinagar, Farooq Shah, to ensure patient care. Medical Superintendents of all the hospitals have been directed to ensure the implementation […]

July 13: AIP Denied Rally Permission

SRINAGAR: Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) led by Er Rasheed will be holding a peaceful protest on July 13th in Srinagar to pay tribute to the martyrs of 1931 and against the Sumbal killings.   Rasheed said that the party did not get permission for a peaceful march to the martyr’s graveyard.   Lashing out at […]

Kashmir Folk Festival culminates at Zabarvan Park

Rich folk heritage displayed through 51 cultural events SRINAGAR-The 2-month long Kashmir Folk Festival, launched by J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages on May 4, 2013 at Pahalgam, came to a close on Tuesday with the concluding programme held at Zabarvan Park on the banks of the Dal Lake. The Festival was organized in […]

Slapping PSA on Mushtaq undemocratic: Tarigami

SRINAGAR: The continuous detention of Mushatq-ul-Islam, under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) is highly condemnable. One can ask the government that under which law he has been booked again that too consecutively for 11th time since his arrest? Authorities may disagree with the prisoner’s ideology but that never means his basic and fundamental rights can […]

Mir elected president FCIK

Afaq Qadiri as SVP and Nazir Shikari as Sec. Gen. SRINAGAR: Mohammad Ashraf Mir has taken over as president of Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK).  He succeeds Zahoor Ahmad Bhat who successfully completed his tenure of two years. Mir, a Science Graduate, was Senior Vice President of the organisation in the previous term. He […]

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