NIMC recommends sealing of 5 USG centres

Srinagar:  A central team comprising Dr V.S Salhotra, Deputy Commissioner, RCH, Mr. D.N Sahoo Under Secretary, PNDT, Adv. Varsha Deshpande, Dr Neelam Singh, Mr Sabu George and other members from NIMC, Govt. of India, New Delhi along with District Appropriate Authorities of District Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal inspected seven ultrasound centres located in these three […]

Tight Security For LA Session

Srinagar: In view of recent militant attacks security in and around the Assembly has been increased with elaborate security arrangements made by the government to prevent any untoward incident during the Assembly Session beginning from tomorrow. A senior government official said that a three-tier security has been put in place to prevent any militant attack […]

India, Pak Leaders Meet At UN, Agree to Reduce Kashmir Tensions

NEW YORK: The prime ministers of India and Pakistan met in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, seeking improved relations on the subcontinent. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif shook hands and exchanged small talk before journalists were hustled out of the meeting room at a hotel Sunday. […]

LA Autumn Session to Begin Today

SRINAGAR: The Private Members’ Resolutions determined after balloting and scheduled to be taken in the Autumn Session of the Legislative Assembly commencing on Monday, seek demolition of all unauthorized constructions at tourist places, abolition of new recruitment policy, withdrawal of FIRs against innocent youth and supply of 12 LPG cylinders in a year.   In […]

PDP to raise army funding expose’ in Assembly

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today decided to take on the government on the recent expose on ‘army funding’ and ‘unabated killings’ in the state in the autumn session of the state legislature.  These decisions were taken today at a meeting of the party legislators held here under the chairmanship of the party president and […]

JCC Strike: Battle Lines Drawn

SRINAGAR: The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an amalgam of government employee unions and the cabinet subcommittee constituted by the government are sharpening their guns as there seems to be no signs of any immediate agreement. Abdul Qayoomn Wani, senior leader of JCC, spearheading the employees’ agitation in support of their pending demands, said: “Our demands […]

Shops Open In Shopian After 22 Days

SRINAGAR: The normal life limped back to normalcy in Shopian town after 22-days of continuous disturbance caused by curfew and the strike against the Gagran civilian killings. The business establishments opened while the public transport besides private vehicles were seen plying on roads. According to reports, the people today came out for their routine work […]

3rd Front Says delay in probe unacceptable

SRINAGAR: Expressing deep concern over the inordinate delay in getting the accusations leveled by General V.K Singh probed, the proposed ‘Third Front’ Sunday demanded that the matter should be probed by any Supreme Court judge so that facts would be made public. Addressing a joint press conference in Srinagar, State Secretary, Communist Party of India […]

Mirwaiz flays PM’s UN speech

SRINAGAR: The Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today flayed the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s speech made at the United Nations General Assembly terming the speech ‘far from reality’. Reacting sharply over Dr Singh’s speech in which he mentioned Kashmir as India’s integral part, Mirwaiz said that three major wars have been fought over […]

Iran Scores Over US In Diplomacy

The saying goes that a week is a long time in politics – meaning that big changes can surprisingly occur in a short period. This week, at the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations was one such watershed event.  The engine for this dramatic change was Iran’s diplomatic thrust. Iranian President […]