Allow evening flights to Srinagar: Soz

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief Saifuddin Soz on Wednesday asked Defence Ministry no to hesitate in operating evening flights from Srinagar. Soz met Minister of Civil Aviation, Ajit Singh in New Delhi and urged him to take urgent measures to start early morning and late evening flights to and fro Srinagar. […]

Geelani calls for protests on Eid

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday appealed people to stage peaceful protests over various issues including secret execution of Mohammad Afzal Guroo, recent killings and arrests of youth in Jammu and Kashmir. In case authorities allow him, the octogenarian leader also announced to offer ensuing Eid prayers at famed Hazratbal shrine in […]

Observe Aug 15 as black day: Yasin Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik on Wednesday called for observing August 15 black day “to convey India that it has by force snatched our freedom.” In a statement, the JKLF chairman Mohammad said Kashmiris are striving for freedom for the real peace and prosperity of the world. “Who will be more […]

Govt to shift sheep farm from Dachigam

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday constituted a seven-member expert committee to examine in totality the issues involved in shifting of Sheep Breeding and Research Farm from Dachigam National Park here. Headed by Commissioner Secretary to Government, Forest Department, the committee has been asked to submit its report to the government within a month. […]

Poonch Row Stops Parliament, Threatens Peace Talks

NEW DELHI: A political storm over Defence Minister A K Antony’s statement on LoC killing paralysed Parliament today with an aggressive Opposition accusing him of giving a “clean chit” to Pakistan Army and demanding retaliation against the neighbouring ‘arch enemy’. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were repeatedly adjourned before being adjourned for the day […]

LOC Heats Up: Heavy exchange of fire in Uri

SRINAGAR: A heavy exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops created panic in Uri sector of Kashmir’s Baramulla district with residents fearing an escalation of skirmishes in the wake of heightened tensions between Indian and Pakistani troops may desend their area back into a war zone after few years of respite. Two Pakistani soldiers have […]

Demilitarize LOC, Ensure Safety of Kashmiris: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday said the recent flare -up on the LOC between India and Pakistan has the potential to harm the improving relations between the two countries. Addressing a gathering in Srinagar, Mirwaiz urged both countries to demilitarize the borders and ensure safety of Kashmiris living along the LOC on […]

US ‘concerned’ over LOC flare-up

WASHINGTON: United States has expressed concerned over rising tensions between Pakistan and India along the dividing Line of Control in Kashmir. During a daily press briefing, US State Department’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US believed the pace, scope and character of Pakistan and India’s dialogue on Kashmir is for those two countries to determine. She […]

JCC calls for March to Omar’s Residence; To Support Stir Against Spurious Drugs

SRINAGAR: Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an amalgam of various government employees unions, on Wednesday called for protest demonstrations and strike on 22 and 23 August to protest the failure of the government to fulfill their demands. Addressing reporters here, JCC leaders including Abdul Qayoom Wani and Rouf Ahmad Bhat also threatened to intensify their protests […]

JK Bank Presents Rs. 128.88 Cr Dividend To State

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah  Wednesday  appreciated Jammu and Kashmir Bank for its performance despite adverse business environment and expressed the hope that the Bank would achieve new highs in the years to come. “Your performance has been commendable despite adverse business environment and we expect more from you. We would like you to continue […]