An open letter to Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir has heaviest government servant strength viz-a-viz population in the country. The servant number is 3400 for per Lakh of population, and if contractual, adhocs etc are included then the ratio can be around 5000 per Lakh of population. This is dominantly highest in the country when we compare it to ratio of […]

Markets Open After 3 Days

Srinagar: Businesses resumed as markets re-opened in the Kashmir valley after Eid break and two day strike period announced by the Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday and Sunday. Shops and business establishments opened and traffic plied on all routes. Both factions of the Hurriyat and other like-minded groups are demanding an impartial […]

J&K Chambers of Commerce meet CM

Extend support for restoration of normalcy JAMMU- The members of Chamber of Commerce from Kashmir division who arrived here today to extend support to Jammu Chamber of Commerce and traders to help normalization of situation in Jammu division, this evening jointly met Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here and discussed prevailing situation in Jammu. The meeting […]

Police foils JKLF peace march

Malik detained during nocturnal raid Srinagar: Police detained JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik during a nocturnal raid Monday and foiled a peace march called by the group against “VDC terrorism, election politics and communal riots in Kishtwar and Jammu regions”. However, despite police curbs JKLF supporters led by Bashir Ahmad Bhat took out the peace […]

No Terror, External Link to Kishtwar Violence: PC

Says Will Not Allow Exodus from Jammu  NEW DELHI: Government Monday ruled out any terror or external link to the violence in Jammu region even as members in the Rajya Sabha warned that the recent events should not be treated as mere inter-community clash as the country’s “sovereignty and integrity” is at stake. Finance Minister […]

BJP Leaders Hypocrites: Omar

JAMMU: Reacting to BJP leader Arun Jaitley’s statement in the Rajya Sabha that Jammu and Kashmir was not the private property of any single family (an obvious dig at Omar’s family), the chief minister said: “Would Jaitley be so kind as to inform Parliament whether the Gujarat Home Minister or MOS Home resigned or even […]

Govt Gag On Geelani

SRINAGAR: The government on Monday prevented Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani from holding a news conference here. A large contingent of police personnel deployed outside his residence prevented media persons from moving ahead. “There are orders from the top not to allow any journalist to enter into the residence of Geelani, so […]

Indian Army free to hit back on LOC: Antony

NEW DELHI: Indian armed forces can respond “appropriately” if and when the Pakistani military violates the ceasefire on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday. “The armed forces have the freedom to respond to the developing situation appropriately,” Antony told reporters here. Antony was here for the launch […]

Centre Seeks Report on Kishtwar

NEW DELHI: The central government has sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir government over the communal violence in Kishtwar town, Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N. Singh said Monday. “We are in constant touch with the Jammu and Kashmir government and are seeking a report from them,” Singh told reporters. He said […]

Leopard Mauls Child To Death

SRINAGAR: Threat of stray wild animals continues to create scare in Kashmiri villages. A 10-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in village Karihama in North Kashmir’s Handwara area on Monday. According to official sources, a leopard attacked a 10-year-old Basit Bashir son of Bashir Ahmad Lone resident of Hayan Trehgam when he, […]

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