General(ly) Speaking!

“Beware the naked man who offers you his shirt”– Title of book written by Harvey Mackay The revelation by the ex-army chief Gen VK Singh that the army was secretly paying money to mainstream politicians in J&K ever since independence has come as music to the ears of the separatist camp. Consequently, this very person […]

Complex dimensions of Syria crisis

In the reign of ignorance, awareness itself becomes a crime ~ Dr. Ali Shariati There is an extraordinary tendency in some of our argumentative political analysts and commentators to at times go overboard and miss the larger picture. Going through Happymon Jacob’s column on Syrian crisis in a local daily this week was painful, if not agonizing. […]

Living with earthquakes

The Lisbon earthquake of November 1, 1775, is said to have basically stirred the advances of the modern seismology. This event occurred on All Saint’s Day and the devastation is still fresh in Europe where a quarter of Lisbon’s population was lost. Therefore, after this event, people started to understand the science of earthquakes and […]

Drugmulla Premier League Begins

SRINAGAR: Drugmulla Premier League Cricket Tournament began today with as many as 22 cricket teams  participating in the tournament. The inaugural match was played between Young Boys, Drugmulla and Friends Eleven Shatripora. The Young Boys Drugmulla won the toss and bated first. The Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah today inaugurated the tournament […]

Court Grants Bail To Masarat Alam, Police Sends Him To JIC

SRINAGAR: A local court on Saturday granted interim bail to incarcerated Muslim League Chairman Masarat Alam Bhat but according to a party spokesman, Alam was re-arrested and taken to Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) Humhama.  A local court in Bandipore granted interim bail to Alam in a case FIR No. 220-13ULA/2009 (Unlawful Activities Act) by ordering […]

Former JK Guv Sinha Trashes Gen Singh’s Remarks

SRINAGAR:  Rejecting General V-K Singh’s remark that since 1947 Army is regularly paying money to Jammu and Kashmir ministers and other politicians, former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt General S K Sinha Saturday said that “these allegations are mere fabrication”. “Allegations against Army are baseless as nobody knows Kashmir more than me .I am aware […]

DG CRPF On Kashmir Visit

Srinagar: Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Dilip Trivedi who is on 3-day visit to review security scenario in the Valley met Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at his residence. DG CRPF also visited several parts of South Kashmir and held discussion with CRPF officials posted there. Inspector General CRPF, P.K.Singh told CNS that […]

Cabinet approves promotions of IFS officers, R&B Deptt

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah ordered placements and promotions of IFS officers in the Forest department. Mr. Vinod Ranjan, the then PCCF, has been promoted in the apex scale of Rs 80,000(fixed), Mr Abhai Kumar (APCCF) has been promoted to the level of above […]

State Cabinet Condemns Jammu Attacks

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned the recent terrorist attacks at Hiranagar and Samba and condoled the loss of lives in the attacks. Sympathies were also expressed with the families of those who lost their lives and those who were injured in these senseless acts […]

Int’l Seminar on Kashmir Shivaism Inaugrated

Emphasizes on promoting inclusiveness, strengthening harmony SRINAGAR: Governor Mr. N. N. Vohra inaugurated a 2-day International Seminar on “Kashmir Shivaism”, organized by the Ishwar Ashram Trust, Ishbar Nishat, at SKICC, here today. The Governor, who was the Chief Guest on this occasion, observed that Kashmir has remained a seat of knowledge and learning since centuries […]

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