The Myth of Muslim Vote Bank

With about six months to go for the General elections in India, the political battles, especially between the two major parties, Congress and BJP have already begun. In the days to come, the electoral fever in India will go up substantially. The intensity in the run up to these elections has not been witnessed in […]

3-day Saffron Festival Opens in Pampore

SRINAGAR: To celebrate the onset of saffron harvesting season, Kashmir Saffron Festival-2013 began in Pampore today. The event focuses on the vibrancy of the saffron fields amidst colourful festivities that add charm to the magnificent saffron fields.  Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir and Minister for Tourism, Mr. G.A. Mir jointly inaugurated 3-day Kashmir Saffron […]

GOI Officials review implementation of CSSs

JAMMU: Agriculture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture & Cooperatives (DAC), Government of India, Dr J. S. Sandhu, inspected various agricultural technologies like demonstration on green manuring, System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and line transplanting of paddy crop in clusters The Commissioner was on a field visit to Partap Singh Pura (Lalyana), Chak Majra, Majua Uttami villages […]

India, Pak ‘Agree’ to Silence Guns

JAMMU: The Sector Commander level flag meeting held between India and Pakistan at Zero line along the international border today, agreed to stop cross border firing and also resume the tradition of sweets exchange on various festivals. “The Sector Commander level flag meeting was held between BSF and Pak Rangers this afternoon at Octroi Post […]

‘Out of Syllabus’ Paper: Student Kills Self

GANDERBAL: Following his poor performance in Mathematics paper on Monday, a class 12th student allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance today.  A group of 12th standard students had earlier protested at Press Enclave on Monday evening complaining that the mathematics paper set by Board Of School Education was out of syllabus. A pal […]

BOSE Flayed For Setting ‘Bizarre’ Paper

‘Conspiracy To Stop March Of Excellence’ SRINAGAR: J&K Private Schools United Front (JKPSUF) while condemning the BOSE for marring the career of thousands of students by setting up a bizarre, tough and out of syllabus maths question paper for 12th class examinations termed it as a conspiracy to lower the standards of Kashmiri students, thus […]

Snowfall expected in upper reaches

Winter Knocking at Valley Doors SRINAGAR: With the forecast of snow in higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley, about four to five degree Celsius is expected to fall in next 48 hours, an official from Meteorological (MeT) department said on Tuesday. “We are expecting light rain in plains and light snowfall in higher reaches of […]

Taliban Not Required In Kashmir: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Stating that the following the NATO exit from Afghanistan Taliban should work for the stabilization of their country before making any plans for Kashmir, Huriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that Kashmir will need their diplomatic not military support. In an interview with a local news gathering agency KNS, Geelani said that any […]

Separatists Ridicule Omar’s Irish Formula Talk

SRINAGAR: Separatist leadership today ridiculed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s statement suggesting that Irish model and Scotland devolution can be an inspiration for future settlement of Kashmir issue. Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani said that any solution other than right to self determination was unacceptable to Kashmiris. “No solution which aims at status quo will […]

Police foils EJAC meet, detains employees leaders

SRINAGAR: Police today foiled a meeting of Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) that was scheduled to take place at agriculture complex Lal Mandi.  Various employees leaders including EJAC (Q) president Abdul Qayoom Wani, were detained by police before they could participate in the meeting. Talking to Kashmir News Service, Abdul Qayoom Wani termed the police […]

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