NC Freed Geelani To Ensure Poll Boycott: Nayeem

SRINAGAR: Smelling rat in the recent release of Huriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) today said that speculations were galore that Geelani was released by the government to serve its own political interest.    Naeem Akhtar, MLC and the chief spokesman of PDP Wednesday accused National Conference (NC) of playing ‘dirty […]

Geelani Helping Delhi to Uproot NC: Kamal

Geelani A Mass Leader: Sagar SRINAGAR: National Conference legislator and former Minister, Dr Shiekh Mustafa Kamal Wednesday accused New Delhi of harbouring Syed Ali Geelani to weaken NC in Jammu and Kashmir. “Not only Pakistan but New Delhi is also providing monetary assistance to Geelani and other like-minded separatist leaders to uproot National Conference form […]

7 parties form united front

SRINAGAR: With Lok Sabha and Assembly polls due next year, several small mainstream political outfits on Wednesday floated People’s United Front (PUF), a ‘Third Front’ meant to provide alternative voice to the people of the state. The front was launched at a public rally organised by the constituent parties at Sher-e-Kashmir Municipal Park in Srinagar. […]

Master Plan Abuse: Action Sought Against Accomplice Govt Officials

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) today staged a protest demonstration at Lal Chowk against the sealing of commercial complexes, hotels and business establishments in the Valley by the different agencies of the government. The protest was attended by a large gathering of the constituent members of KEA which includes traders, hoteliers, transporters, contractors and other […]

45 Burnt To Death as Bus Catches Fire

HYDERABAD: As many as 45 passengers were burnt to death and five others injured early Wednesday when an air-conditioned bus caught fire in Andhra Pradesh’s Mehabubnagar district, police said. The private bus, proceeding to Hyderabad from Bangalore, caught fire after hitting a culvert around 5.20 a.m. near Palem in Kottakota mandal, about 150 km from […]

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 […]